List Of The Ranks Of The Philippine Military

The Philippine Military Ranks don’t follow the English Ranks in terms of structure. These ranks were mainly inspired by the first military insignia dating back to 1896, when the early Philippines Military was in the middle of the Philippine revolution. The Philippine Military Ranks were based from the United States Military. Take a look at the ranks of the Philippine Military from the highest to the lowest.

The original ranks of the Philippine Military are those worn by the Philippine Revolutionary Army. They were the rival of the Philippine Constabulary. The Philippine Constabulary is among the predecessors of the modern day Armed Forces of the Philippines.

The Ranks of the Philippine Military

Commissioned Officers

  • General/Admiral
  • Lieutenant General/Vice Admiral
  • Major General/Rear Admiral
  • Brigadier General/Commodore
  • Colonel/Captain
  • Lieutenant Colonel/Commander
  • Major/Lieutenant Commander
  • Captain/Lieutenant Senior Grade
  • First Lieutenant/Lieutenant Junior Grade
  • Second Lieutenant/Ensign

Enlisted Personnel

Army and Marines

  • First Chief Master Sergeant
  • Chief Master Sergeant
  • Senior Master Sergeant
  • Master Sergeant
  • Technical Sergeant
  • Staff Sergeant
  • Sergeant
  • Corporal
  • Private First Class
  • Private
The symbol of the Armed Forces of the Philippines
The Symbol of the Armed Forces of the Philippines

Air Force

  • First Chief Master Sergeant
  • Chief Master Sergeant
  • Senior Master Sergeant
  • Master Sergeant
  • Technical Sergeant
  • Staff Sergeant
  • Sergeant
  • Airman First Class
  • Airman Second Class
  • Airman Recruit
The symbol of the Philippines Air Foirce
The symbol of the Philippines Air Foirce

Navy

  • First Master Chief Petty Officer
  • Master Chief Petty Officer
  • Senior Chief Petty Officer
  • Chief Petty Officer
  • Petty officer, first class
  • Petty officer, second class
  • Petty officer, third class
  • Seaman First Class
  • Seaman Second Class
  • Seaman
The symbol of the Philippine Navy
The symbol of the Philippine Navy

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