Air officer

An air officer is an air force officer of the rank of air commodore or higher.[1] Such officers may be termed "officers of air rank".[2] While the term originated in the Royal Air Force, air officers are also to be found in many Commonwealth nations who have a similar rank structure to the RAF.[citation needed]

An RAF air officer's shoulder board

Air officers holding command appointments receive the title Air Officer Commanding (AOC), whereas air officers holding commander-in-chief positions are titled as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C).[citation needed]