Jordanian military ranks


Jordanian military ranks

The Jordanian Armed Forces adopted its system of military ranks from the British armed forces. The ranks are very similar to their British counterparts, but they differ in their visual appearance.

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Army ranks

Lower officer ranks

  • 2nd Lieutenant "MOLAZIM THANI" (ملازم ثاني) is the junior officer and the first officer rank. It is portrayed by one star on the shoulder.
  • 1st Lieutenant "MOLAZIM AWAL" (ملازم أول) is the second rank of officer. It is portrayed by two stars on the shoulder.
  • Captain "NAQEEB" (نقيب) is the third rank of officer. They are portrayed by three stars on the shoulder.
  • Major "RA'ED" (رائد) is the fourth of the officer ranks, it is portrayed by a crown.
  • Lieutenant Colonel "MOQADDAM" (مقدم) is the junior grade for colonel, it is portrayed by a crown and a star.
  • Colonel "AQEED" (عقيد) is the senior officer for the type of officers listed above. It is portrayed by two stars, a crown and red collar flashes

Upper officer ranks (generals)

  • Brigadier General "AMID" (عميد) is the lowest general rank. They take command of the direct field operations and are directors of some corps. i.e. Royal maintenance corp. It is portrayed by three stars in a triangle shape with a crown above them, and red collar flashes along with other decorative signs.
  • Major General "LIWA" (لواء) is the second highest general rank. They are usually responsible in the highest military positions with considerable military authority. It is portrayed by two Arabic swords crossing with a star above them, and red collar flashes along with other decorative signs.
  • Lieutenant General "FAREEQ" (فريق) it is perhaps the rank with most of the general authority and responsibility. It is usually for direct assistants of the head of the joint chiefs of staff of the military. It is portrayed by two crossing Arabic swords with a crown above them, and red collar flashes along with other decorative signs.
  • General or Full General "FAREEQ AWAL" (فريق أول) is usually the head of the joint chiefs of staff. After the king, he has the most authority over the military and is considered to be the most powerful general. It is portrayed by two Arabic swords crossing with a star and a crown above them and red collar flashes along with other decorative signs.
  • Field Marshal "MOSHEER" (مشير) is the highest military rank and the commander-in-chief of the military. This rank is reserved for the king, or in very rare cases some of the head of joint chiefs of staff that had remarkable achievements. It is portrayed by two Arabic swords crossing with a crown above them and two wheat plants around them and red collar flashes along with other decorative signs.

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