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Medinat Yisrael - Cheylihaavir 
Israel - Air Force
1948-Present
(Technically the "air service" of the IDF, a unified service. - IAF is a standard abbreviation)



Rank
Code
Rank
description notes
Rank Title – English
Rank Title - Hebrew
Insignia
  NATO codes National rank grade information All ranks have are listed with two titles Hebrew/English Shoulder Slip-ons or Shoulder Boards
Enlisted  םירגוח תוגרד
AIEM-1   Turai no longer actice
AIEM-1   Turai Rishon
(TARASH)
no longer active
AIEM-2

םירגוח תוגרד

Rav-Turai
(RABAT)

יארוט-בר

AIEM-3   Samal

למס

AIEM-4 Before 1968 this was the senior NCO rank. Samal Rishon
(Sam'ar)

ןושאר למס

AIEM-5 םידגנ תוגרד

After the 1973 reorganization added the 5 more ranks this is now the starting NCO rank

Rav-Samal
(RaS)

למס-בר

AIEM-6   Rav-Samal Rishon
(RaSAR)

ןושאר למס-בר

AIEM-7   Rav-Samal Mitqadem

םדקתמ למס-בר

AIEM-8   Rav-Samal Bachir

ריכב למס-בר

AIEM-9   Rab Negad

דגנ-בר

Officer Candidates
AIOC-1   Officer Cadet
(OCdt)
Élève-officier
(élof)

Commissioned Officers  םיניצק תוגרד
AICO-1   Segen Mishne

(ם''גס)הנשמ ןגס

 
AICO-2   Segen

ןגס

 
AICO-3   Seren

ןרס

 
AICO-4
  Rav-Seren

(ן''סר)ןרס-בר

 
AICO-5
  Sgan-Aluf

(ל''אס)ףולא ןגס

 
AICO-6
  Aluf Mishne

(ם''לא)הנשמ ףולא

 
General Officers
AIGO-1 NATO Grade OF-8

Tat-Aluf was added in 1968 after the six day war. Generally this a staff or Air Comabt Commander.

Tat-Aluf

(ל''את)ףולא-תת

 
AIGO-2 NATO Grade OF-8

The Commander in Chief of the IAF (Israeli Air Force), considered a "Corps Commander" reporting to the Chief of the General staff. Generally given more precedence than the Navy CinC.

 

Aluf

ףולא 

 
 
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