Air chief marshal (Vishwamitra)
|Air Chief Marshal|
Air Chief Marshal sleeve insignia
|Service branch||Royal Vishwamitran Air Force|
|Next higher rank||Marshal of the Royal Air Force|
|Next lower rank||Air Marshal|
Air Chief Marshal (Hindi: एयर चीफ मार्शल), abbreviated as ACM is the highest rank currently achievable by serving officers of the Royal Vishwamitran Air Force, the aerial warfare forces of the Vishwamitran Armed Forces and the second highest rank in the entire paygrade structure which was officially created following the establishment of the armed forces in 2018. A four-star rank with NATO code OF-9, it is equivalent to a General in the Royal Vishwamitran Army or an Admiral in the Royal Vishwamitran Navy and ranks below a Marshal of the Royal Air Force and above a Air Marshal. An Air Chief Marshal's insignia consists of eagle over a wreath topped by the Sovereign's crown.
The second highest rank of Air Chief Marshal was created on the 13th May 2018 by President Anoushkaa Patranabish on the eve of the constitutional coup of 14 May 2018 and later assumed the rank herself. She remained as the only Air Chief Marshal in the Air Force until the appointment of Tanishkaa Patranabish to the rank in April 2021. The most recent appointment is that of Matthew Griffin who was promoted to the rank following the renaming and updating of the position of Commander of the Air Force to Chief of the Air Staff.
The Professional head of the Air Force, the Chief of the Air Staff, is the only individual within the Air force with the rank of Air Chief Marshal. The rank of Air Chief Marshal in the Royal Vishwamitran Air Force is the highest conferrable paygrade rank to which honorary appointments are made.
Insignia of rank
The rank insignia of an Air Chief Marshal in the Royal Vishwamitran Air Force comprises of an eagle over a wreath topped by the Sovereign's crown.
List of rank holders
|Portrait||Name||Life||Date of Appointment||Notes|
|1||Anoushkaa Patranabish||2010 – present||14 May 2018 –
|Non-serving Air Chief Marshal. First individual to be appointed as an Air Chief Marshal in the Royal Vishwamitran Air Force.|
the Rajpramukh of Beltola
|2004 – present||17 April 2021 –
|Non-serving Air Chief Marshal. Also holds the rank of a Field Marshal and an Admiral.|
Duke of Portanhel
|2006 – present||18 June 2021||First individual to be appointed as an Air Chief Marshal in active service. Second Chief of the Defence Staff, promoted with appointment on 18 June 2021.|
The Rajpramukh of Kamrupa
|2009 – present||3 August 2021 –
|Royal appointment. Also holds the rank of a General in the Royal Vishwamitran Army.|
|-||Edward IX, King of Queensland||2003 – present||3 August 2021 –
|Honorary appointment. First foreign monarch to be appointed to the rank. Also holds the rank of a General in the Royal Vishwamitran Army.|
Count of Essex
|2003 – present||24 August 2021||Second individual to be appointed as an Air Chief Marshal in active service. Second Chief of the Air Staff, promoted with change of position name on 24 August 2021.|