Military ranks of Azerbaijan

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The Military ranks of Azerbaijan are the military insignia used by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces. Being a former member of Soviet Union, Azerbaijan shares a rank structure similar to that of Russia; however, the insignia used for its ranks had been increasingly being influenced by Turkey.

Azerbaijani Armed Forces combined military forces of Azerbaijan

The Armed Forces of Azerbaijan were re-established according to the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the Armed Forces from 9 October 1991. The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (ADR) had originally formed its own armed forces from 26 June 1918. However these were dissolved after Azerbaijan was absorbed into the Soviet Union as the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic from 28 April 1920. After the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991–92 the armed forces were reformed based on Soviet bases and equipment left on Azeri soil.

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Commissioned officers

The rank insignia for commissioned officers for the army, navy and air force respectively.

Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1 OF(D) and student officer
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan
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No equivalent
18.AzLF-CG.png 17.AzLF-LG.png 16.AzLF-MG.png 15.AzAF-COL.png 14.AzAF-LTC.png 13.AzLF-MAJ.png 12.AzLF-CPT.png 11.AzAF-SLT.png 10.AzAF-LT.png 9.AzLF-JLT.png Unknown
general-polkovnik general-leytenant general-mayor polkovnik polkovnik-leytenant mayor kapitan baş leytenant leytenant kiçik leytenant
Naval Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan
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No equivalent
18.AzNF-ADM.png 17.AzNF-VADM.png 16.AzNF-RADM.png 15.AzNF-CP1.png 14.AzNF-CP2.png 13.AzNF-CP3.png 12.AzNF-CLT.png 11.AzNF-SLT.png 10.AzNF-LT.png 9.AzNF-JLT.png No equivalent
admiral vitse-admiral kontr-admiral birinci dәrәcәli kapitan ikinci dәrәcәli kapitan üçüncü dәrәcәli kapitan kapitan-leytenant baş leytenant leytenant kiçik leytenant
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan
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No equivalent
18.AzAF-CG.png 17.AzAF-LG.png 16.AzAF-MG.png 15.AzAF-COL.png 14.AzAF-LTC.png 13.AzAF-MAJ.png 12.AzAF-CPT.png 11.AzAF-SLT.png 10.AzAF-LT.png 9.AzAF-JLT.png Unknown
General-polkovnik General-leytenant General-mayor Polkovnik Polkovnik-leytenant Mayor Kapitan Baş leytenant Leytenant Kiçik leytenant
Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1 OF(D) and student officer

Enlisted

The rank insignia for enlisted personnel for the army, navy and air force respectively.

Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan
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8.AzLF-CWO.png 7.AzLF-WO.png 6.AzLF-MSG.png 5.AzLF-SSG.png 4.AzLF-SGT.png 3.AzLF-CPL.png No equivalent 2.AzLF-PFC.png 1.AzLF-PV.png
baş gizirgizirkiçik gizirbaş çavuşçavuşkiçik çavuşbaş әsgәrәsgәr
Chief Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Master Sergeant Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Private 1st Class Private
Naval Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan
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8.AzNF-CWO.png 7.AzNF-WO.png 6.AzNF-CPO.png 5.AzNF-PO1.png 4.AzNF-PO2.png 3.AzNF-PO3.png No equivalent 2.AzNF-SFC.png 1.AzNF-SM.png
Baş miçmanMiçmanKiçik miçmanBirinci starşinaIkinci starşinaÜçüncü starşinaBaş dәnizçiDәnizçi
Chief Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer 1st Class Petty Officer 2nd Class Petty Officer 3rd Class Seaman 1st Class Seaman
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan
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8.AzAF-CWO.png 7.AzAF-WO.png 6.AzAF-MSG.png 5.AzAF-SSG.png 4.AzAF-SGT.png 3.AzAF-CPL.png No equivalent 2.AzAF-PFC.png 1.AzAF-PV.png
Baş gizirGizirКiçik gizirBaş çavuşҪavuşКiçik çavuşBaş әsgәrӘsgәr
Chief Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Master Sergeant Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Private 1st Class Private
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1

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