Iran Military Hierarchy

Military is an inseparable organization of a country that helps the civilians of the country feel safe and protected while the military officials take care of the borders. Iran military hierarchy incorporates all the officially authorized government military ranks in the Iran military. Iran military also follows the same pattern as of USA military but with slight variations.

Below here in this article, we are explaining the Iran military hierarchy in 3 categories. These 3 categories got further divided as sub categories. The chronological order is being used means a pattern that starts from the top most rank and moving ahead towards the lowest rank in the Iran military hierarchy.

Iran Military Hierarchy

Commissioned Officer Rank level – This is the superior most military rank attainable in the Iran military hierarchy. These officials have full controlling power over the Iran military. The first two ranks (Commander in Chief & Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) are basically political leaders and rulers of the administration that are provided with these highest military ranks as an honor. The original practical Iran military ranks start from the third rank of the hierarchy which is General. The seven ranks falling in the category of this uppermost level of hierarchy are as follows:

  • Commander in Chief
  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Admiral or General
  • Vice Admiral or Lieutenant General
  • Major General or Rear Admiral Upper Half
  • Brigadier General or Rear Admiral Lower Half
  • Flotilla Admiral or Brigadier General Second Class

Junior Commissioned Officer Rank Group– The middle level of the Iran military hierarchy is Junior Commissioned Officer rank group which incorporates military professionals who lead a particular regiment or group of soldiers. This middle level in Iran military gets divided into nine sub levels which are described below in sequential order. In some countries the rank Colonel has been added to top most military level but In Iran military hierarchy this has been added as a Junior Commissioned officer rank. The nine ranks falling in the category of this uppermost level of hierarchy are as follows:

  • Colonel
  • Lieutenant Colonel
  • Major
  • Captain
  • First Lieutenant
  • Second Lieutenant
  • Third Lieutenant
  • Sergeant Major First Class
  • Sergeant Major Second Class

Enlisted Officer Rank Group– This is the lowest most authority holder level of the Iran military hierarchy. This rank is also referred to as Non – Commissioned officer rank in the Iran military. This is the entry level of Iran military and every military professional usually starts his military career from this level. This level further got sub divided into seven parts which have been described below. The ranks falling in the category of this uppermost level of hierarchy are as follows:

  • Sergeant First Class
  • Sergeant Second Class
  • Sergeant
  • Corporal
  • Private First Class
  • Private
  • Cadet

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