The current AFP insignia used today are a modification of the system first used in 1954-55 as part of the Filipinization of the military forces by then President and former Secretary of National Defense Ramon Magsaysay, ending years of the US-styled rank system in place since 1935. Prior to that period, the Philippines used the same rank insignia of the United States military.
The following list presents the ranks and insignia of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, one of Asia’s oldest armed services.
|Officer Ranks (English)||Battledress collar insignia
|Full dress shoulder insignia
|Army Service dress shoulder insignia|
Army Enlisted personnel
|Ground forces ranks (English)||Army battledress collar
and Army service dress sleeve insignia
|Chief Master Sergeant|
|Senior Master Sergeant|
|Private First Class|