Pakistan has three main defence armed forces like; Pak Army, Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Air Force.
If we see the seniority wise then Pak Army stands at first, Pakistan Navy stands at second and Pakistan Air Force stands at third position.
- When a person join Pak Navy, he / she is being called a cadet who gets military training at Pakistan Naval Academy where they get professional, moral, sound educational, mentally and physically training to serve in Pak navy in a very efficient way.
- A cadet gets training of almost one and half year at Pakistan Naval Academy and then join Pak Navy as a Midshipman which is first rank of Pak Navy Officers.
- After major training of Pak Navy, some basic courses are given to the Officers which are given below.
- Surface Warfare
- Underwater Warfare
- Electronic Warfare
- Navigation & Operations
- Officers are being enrolled through different advertisements for different branches like; Logistic Branch Officers, Mechanical Brach Officers, Engineering Officers, Education Officers, Special Branch (Computer Programmer / IT Specialists), and law Branch.
- Officers who serve in different branches have same ranks and status in the branch. Only the difference is about their role and tasks with different responsibilities.
- Navy Officers of Pakistan also have the same status in Navy Ranks as the other officers of the forces have like Army Officers or Air Force Officers.
- Navy ranks starts from Midshipman and end at Admiral of the Fleet, where we can say Midshipman is the lowest rank in Navy Officers Ranks and Admiral of the Fleet is the highest ranks of Pak Navy.
- Navy Ranks are given in in order to understand about each rank of Pak Navy Officers and also their salary while serving in Pak Navy and after the training. Must see below the links for more detail.
List of Pakistan Navy Officers ranks are given below in order.
- Lieutenant Commander
- Commodore (*)
- Rear Admiral (**)
- Vice Admiral (***)
- Admiral (****)
- Admiral of the Fleet (*****)
Detail of each navy rank of Officer and Pay is given below with their comparison of other Pak Forces.
Detail of each navy rank of Officer and Pay is given below with their comparison of other Pak Forces.
Rank of “Midshipman”
This is first naval officers rank. This rank is also considered as the lowest rank in Pakistan Navy Ranks of Officers.
Basic Pay scale of this rank officers are considered in BPS 17 and their salary starts from more than 50K.
Navy Rank of Midshipman is equal to the rank of Pilot Officer in Pakistan Air Force and Second Lieutenant in Pak Army.
2. Sub Lieutenant (Sub Lt)
Rank of “Sub Lieutenant”
- This is second Naval Rank of Officers. This rank is the second last lowest rank of Pak Navy Officers. Sub Lieutenant Officers observes the activities of small crew at navel base.
- Basic Pay Scale of this navy Rank officer is BPS-17 and Navy Sub Lieutenant Salary is almost more than 65K.
- This rank is given to the Midshipman just after 6moths of training. The rank of Sub Lieutenant is equal to the rank of Lieutenant of Pak Army and Rank of Flying Officer in Pakistan Air Force.
- In police this rank is equal to the rank of ASP.
3. Lieutenant (Lt)
Rank of “Lieutenant“
- This is the third Navy Rank in the Officers level. The rank of Lieutenant is equal to the rank of Captain of Pak Army and Flight Lieutenant of Pakistan Air Force.
- Basic responsivities of this rank officer of Navy observe the activities of crew on daily basis and report to his senior officers.
- Basic pay scale of this rank Navy Officer is BPS-17 and pay in this rank is more than 70K. Mostly at naval bases Lieutenant has major duties to observe the administration and operational tasks.
4. Lieutenant Commander (Lt-Cdr)
Rank of “Lieutenant Commander“
- The rank of Lieutenant Commander is the 4th rank of Pakistan navy Officers. This rank officer of Pak navy is equal to the rank of Major of Pak Army and Squadron Leader of Pakistan Air Force.
- Basic pay scale of the Lieutenant Commander is under BPS-18 and Lieutenant Commander Navy Salary is more than 70K.
5. Commander (Cdr)
Rank of “Commander”
- The rank of Commander in Pak navy Ranks has 5th position. This rank is equal to the rank of Wing Commander rank of Pakistan Air Force and Lieutenant Colonel of Pak Army.
- Basic scale of this navy rank officer is BPS-18 and Navy Commander Salary is about more than 90K in Pakistani rupees.
- In police this rank is equal to the rank of SSP. This rank officer normally work as commanding officers.
6. Captain (Capt)
Rank of “Captain”
- The rank of Captain in Pakistan Navy ranks has 6th position. This rank is equal to the rank of Colonel Rank of Pak Army and Group Captain Rank of Pakistan Air Force.
- Basic pay scale of this rank officer is BPS-19 and Salary of a Captain in the Navy is more than 120K.
7- Commodore (Cdre)
Rank of “Commodore”
- This is commanding rank of Pakistan Navy and has 7th position in the Navy ranks order. This rank officer is called one star officer of Pak Navy.
- This Commodore rank is equal to the rank of Brigadier of Pak Army and Air Commodore rank of Pakistan Air Force.
- Basic pay scale of this rank is BPS-20 and total pay of the Commodore is more than 170K.
8. Rear Admiral (R-Adm)
Rank of “Rear Admiral”
- The rank of Rear Admiral is called two stars officer in Pak Navy which is equal to the rank of Air Vice Marshal rank of Pakistan Air Force and Major General Rank of Pak Army.
- This Real Admiral rank officer comes under grade 21 and pay is given as per BPS-21 according to the rules of government. Normally, pay is more than 200K in Pakistani Rupees.
9- Vice Admiral (V-Adm)
Rank of “Vice Admiral“
- The rank of Vice Admiral is considered under grade BPS-22. This rank is equal to the rank of Air Marshal of Pakistan Air Force and Lieutenant General of Pakistan Army.
- Vice Admiral Rank Officer is also called three stars officer of Pak Navy. This rank is a leading position in Pak Navy.
10- Admiral (Adm)
Rank of “Admiral“
- Admiral is the second last most senior leading officer of Pak Navy. This rank officer is also called four stars officer.
- Admiral Rank in Pak Navy is equal to the rank of Marshal Rank of Pakistan Air Force and General Rank of Pak Army.
- Basic Pay scale of this officer is BPS-22 and considered in BPS Apex. Mostly this rank officer does command of the whole Pak Navy force. His salary is more than 400K in Pakistani Rupees.
11- Admiral of the Fleet
Rank of “Admiral of the Fleet”
- This rank is the highest rank of Pak Navy Officers. Still there is no such officer who received this rank. This rank is given to the Navy Senior most Officer who has fought at least one or two wars.
In Pakistan Navy, the personnel from Grade 9 to 16 are called Sailors in Pakistan Navy. Sailors have different duties and responsibilities as per their ranks. After due service experience and passing certain qualifying examinations, the next higher rank is given to the sailors.
Sailors’ ranks are divided into two cadres.
- Non Commissioned Navy Ranks
- Junior Commissioned Navy Ranks
Pakistan Navy Ranks enlisted of Sailors are given in sequence below.
In non-commissioned Navy ranks, first four ranks are included.
- Ordinary Seaman
- Able Seaman
- Leading Seaman
- Petty Officer
In Junior Commissioned Officer Navy Ranks, three senior ranks are included.
- Chief Petty Officer
- Fleet Chief Petty Officer
- Maser Chief Petty Officer
1. Ordinary Seaman
- This is first and lowest rank of Sailors which is given to the Navy personnel just after passing out of initial training at Pakistan Navy training centre, Karachi. Ordinary Seaman is also considered in Low Ranking Sailor.
- Significantly, there is no such insignia or rank symbol that is being used for this rank on Pakistan Navy Uniform.
- Pak Navy Sailor Salary and rank of Ordinary Seaman is equal to the rank of Sepahi in Pak Army and Senior Aircraftman in Pakistan Air Force.
- Basic grade of Ordinary Seaman is BPS-9, and salary of Sailor in this rank is more than 20K in Pakistani Rupees.
2. Able Seaman
- The rank of Able Seaman is the second rank of Sailor which is given to the Sailors after qualifying basic levels of service tenure.
- The rank of Able Seaman is equal to the rank of Lanc Naik of Pak Army and Junior Technician of Pakistan Air Force.
- Grade of Able Seaman is BPS-10 and salary of this rank Sailor is more than 25K in Pakistani Rupees.
3. Leading Seaman
- The rank of Leading Seaman is the third rank of Pakistan Navy Sailors which is equal to the rank of Naik in Pak Army and Corporal Technician of Pakistan Air Force.
- Sailors in this ranks have grade-11 which is in BPS-11. Salary of Leading Seaman is 30K in Pakistani Rupees.
4. Petty Officer
- Sailors in this rank has BPS-12. The seniors Petty Officers have BPS-13 also. It depends upon the service experience and qualifying examinations. Salary in this rank is more than 40K Pakistani Rupees.
- The rank of Petty Officer is equal to the Havaldar rank in Pak Army, and Senior Technician in Pakistan Air Force.
5. Chief Petty Officer
- The rank of Chief Petty Officer has BPS-14 and has salary more than 50K in Pakistani rupees.
- The rank of Chief Petty Officer is equal to the rank of Assistant Warrant Officer in PAF and Naib Subedar in Pakistan Army. This rank is considered in JCO ranks of Pakistan Navy.
6. Fleet Chief Petty Officer
- Fleet petty Officer is the JCO rank and 6th rank in Junior Commissioned Officers ranks of Pakistan Navy.
- The rank of Fleet Chief Petty Officer is equal to the rank of Subedar in Pak Army and Warrant Officer Rank of Pakistan Air Force.
- Basic pay scale of this rank comes under BPS-15. Salary of Fleet Chief Petty Officer is more than 55K Pakistani Rupees.
7. Master Chief Petty Officer
- Master Chief Petty Officer rank is the senior most rank in Junior Commissioned Officers which is equal to the rank of Subedar Major in Pak Army and Chief Warrant Officer Rank in Pakistan Air Force.
- Grade of Master Chief Petty Officer is BPS-16 and salary in this rank is more than 60K of Pakistani Rupees.
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