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CONTENTS

* 1 UK and US officer ranks compared * 2 US "Enlisted" and UK "Other" ranks compared * 3 See also * 4 References

UK AND US OFFICER RANKS COMPARED

(Rank codes are at each side of the table.)

NATO
NATO
RANK CODE BRITISH ARMY AND ROYAL MARINES 1 U.S. Army , USAF and USMC RAF 2 ROYAL NAVY U.S. Navy , U.S. Coast Guard , NOAA Corps , and U.S. Public Health Service U.S. CODE3

OF-104 Field Marshal (Army) Captain General (RM) General of the Army General of the Air Force
General of the Air Force
(no MC equivalent) Marshal of the Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
(MRAF) Admiral of the Fleet Fleet Admiral (FADM) (U.S. Navy only) -

OF-9 General (Gen)5 General (GEN/Gen/Gen) Air Chief Marshal
Air Chief Marshal
(Air Chf Mshl) Admiral (Adm) Admiral (ADM) O-10

OF-8 Lieutenant‑General (Lt Gen)5 Lieutenant
Lieutenant
General (LTG/Lt Gen/LtGen) Air Marshal
Air Marshal
(Air Mshl) Vice‑Admiral (VAdm) Vice Admiral (VADM) O-9

OF-7 Major‑General (Maj Gen) Major
Major
General (MG/Maj Gen/MajGen) Air Vice‑Marshal (AVM) Rear‑Admiral (RAdm) Rear Admiral (RADM) O-8

OF-6 Brigadier (Brig) Brigadier General (BG/Brig Gen/BGen) Air Commodore
Air Commodore
(Air Cdre) Commodore (Cdre) Rear Admiral (Lower Half) (RDML)6 O-7

OF-5 Colonel
Colonel
(Col) Colonel
Colonel
(COL/Col/Col) Group Captain
Group Captain
(Gp Capt) Captain (Capt) Captain (CAPT) O-6

OF-4 Lieutenant‑ Colonel
Colonel
(Lt Col) Lieutenant
Lieutenant
Colonel
Colonel
(LTC/Lt Col/LtCol) Wing Commander (Wg Cdr) Commander (Cdr) Commander (CDR) O-5

OF-3 Major
Major
(Maj) Major
Major
(MAJ/Maj/Maj) Squadron Leader
Squadron Leader
(Sqn Ldr) Lieutenant‑Commander (Lt Cdr) Lieutenant
Lieutenant
Commander (LCDR) O-4

OF-2 Captain (Capt) Captain (CPT/Capt/Capt)10 Flight Lieutenant
Flight Lieutenant
(Flt Lt) Lieutenant
Lieutenant
(Lt) Lieutenant
Lieutenant
(LT) O-3

OF-1 Lieutenant
Lieutenant
(Lt) First Lieutenant
Lieutenant
(1LT/1st Lt/1stLt) Flying Officer
Flying Officer
(Fg Off) Sub‑ Lieutenant
Lieutenant
(SLt) Lieutenant
Lieutenant
(Junior Grade) (LTJG) O-2

Second Lieutenant (2Lt) / Ensign Second Lieutenant (2LT/ 2d Lt/ 2ndLt) Pilot Officer
Pilot Officer
(Plt Off) Midshipman
Midshipman
(Mid) Ensign (ENS) O-1

OF(D) Officer Cadet (OCdt) 7 — Acting Pilot Officer
Pilot Officer
(APO) — —

Student Officer — Officer Cadet (CDT)/ USMC Midshipman
Midshipman
(MIDN) / Officer Candidate / Officer Trainee (OT) Officer Cadet (Off Cdt) Officer Cadet (OCdt) 8 USN Midshipman
Midshipman
(MIDN) / USCG Officer Cadet or Officer Candidate (OC) 9

Not listed are U.S. warrant officers . A warrant officer is an officer who can and does command, carry out military justice actions and sits on both selection and promotion boards. A US warrant officer is a single-track specialty officer, initially appointed by the US Secretary of the Army; he/she receives a commission upon promotion to Chief Warrant Officer
Warrant Officer
Two (CW2).

In the UK the separation between 'other' ranks and 'officer' ranks can on occasion become permeable. Notably, within the British armed services, both Sir Fitzroy Maclean and Enoch Powell
Enoch Powell
are examples of, rare, rapid career progression with the British army, both rising from the rank of Private to Brigadier during World War II. In the US military such advancement is not uncommon, all four services maintaining programs that select promising enlisted men for the commissioned ranks.

NOTES TO TABLE ABOVE

* The Royal Marines
Royal Marines
rank alongside their army equivalents. However, when borne on the books of any of HM Ships or Naval Establishments Royal Marines
Royal Marines
are subject to the Naval Discipline Act 1957; in those circumstances, many officer ranks in the Royal Marines
Royal Marines
formerly enjoyed greater status. Second Lieutenants were equivalent to Sub Lieutenants and ranks from Lieutenant
Lieutenant
to Major
Major
were considered equivalent to one rank higher (OF-2 to OF-4). Lieutenant
Lieutenant
Colonels were considered equivalent to RN Captains with less than six years in the rank, and Colonels were equivalent to Captains with more than six years seniority. Higher ranks followed the equivalence on the table above. This state of affairs ended on 1 July 1999, when Royal Marine officer ranks were fully aligned with those of the Army. * RAF-style ranks are also used by the Royal Australian Air Force
Royal Australian Air Force
, Royal New Zealand Air Force
Royal New Zealand Air Force
, Nigerian Air Force
Nigerian Air Force
, Indian Air Force
Indian Air Force
, Pakistan Air Force
Pakistan Air Force
, Bangladesh Air Force
Bangladesh Air Force
, Hellenic Air Force
Hellenic Air Force
, Egyptian Air Force
Egyptian Air Force
, Trinidad and Tobago Air Guard , Royal Air Force of Oman and Sri Lanka Air Force
Sri Lanka Air Force
. The Ghana Air Force
Ghana Air Force
and Air Force of Zimbabwe (previously Royal Rhodesian Air Force ) also use the same basic system, but replace Pilot Officer
Pilot Officer
and Flying Officer
Flying Officer
with Air Sub Lieutenant and Air Lieutenant. The Royal Thai Air Force
Royal Thai Air Force
uses the RAF ranks also. The Royal Canadian Air Force
Royal Canadian Air Force
and Royal Malaysian Air Force also previously used the system. * Note that the U.S. military usually uses O-1 to O-10 to symbolize officers, and not the NATO
NATO
codes of OF-1 to OF-10 in which all subaltern officers are classed as OF-1 (O-1 and O-2 in US). O-11 is sometimes used for the U.S. OF-10 ranks, but is not official. * OF-10 ranks in the United States can only be attained during wartime; the last five-star officer died in 1981. This is also now generally the case in the UK, although provision is made to award them under special circumstances in peacetime (no promotions to these ranks have been made since they were generally suspended in 1997, with the exception of the honorary promotion of Lord Boyce
Lord Boyce
to Admiral of the Fleet in the Queen's 2014 birthday honours ). Captain-General Royal Marines is a ceremonial rank, usually held by a member of the Royal Family.There is not a Field Marshal rank for the Royal Marines, although Royal Marine officers may reach full General rank. * Due to its modern-day size, the ranks of General and Lieutenant-General are not used within 3 Commando Brigade or the main Royal Marines. The role of Commandant General being held by a Major-General. RM officers may hold the rank of Lieutenant-General, serving in MOD or Joint Forces positions. Royal Marine officers may reach the full rank of General, for example General Gordon Messenger
Gordon Messenger
. * At various times the O-7 rank in the USN has been called "Commodore" and "Commodore Admiral" * Not used in the Royal Marines. Royal Marines
Royal Marines
officers join as Second Lieutenants; after two years service, provided that Phase 2 training has been successfully completed, they are promoted to the rank of Lieutenant
Lieutenant
(if under 21 at the time of joining) or Captain (if 21 or older at the time of joining). * No longer used in the Royal Navy. All officers now join BRNC Dartmouth as Midshipmen once more, unless having previously served in the ranks ((senior)upper yardsmen) but use the non-substantive rank of Officer Cadet (OCdt) during the pre-Initial Sea phase. * Depending on the particular Officer Commissioning Program. Naval Academy , Merchant Marine Academy and NROTC
NROTC
are Midshipmen (MIDN); United States Coast Guard
United States Coast Guard
Academy are Cadets; U.S. Navy Seaman-to-Admiral 21 (STA-21) and Officer Candidate School
Officer Candidate School
are Officer Candidates (OC).

US "ENLISTED" AND UK "OTHER" RANKS COMPARED

The British Armed Forces do not use the term Enlisted Ranks. The equivalent in the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
is Ratings and in the other services is Other Ranks (divided into Warrant Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Soldiers or Airmen).

UK and US ranks are categorised in the NATO
NATO
rank code system OR-1 to OR-9. Ranks with the same code are equivalent. Within the US military, however, "E-1" to "E-9" is the more common usage.

NATO
NATO
RANK CODE US ARMY USAF USMC USN AND USCG BRITISH ARMY ROYAL MARINES ROYAL NAVY RAF

OR-9 Sergeant
Sergeant
Major
Major
of the Army 22 Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
(CMSAF) 22 Sergeant
Sergeant
Major
Major
of the Marine Corps 22 Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy
(MCPON)22 or Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard
(MCPOCG) 22 Army Sergeant
Sergeant
Major
Major
1 (most senior appointments9 ) Corps Regimental Sergeant
Sergeant
Major
Major
22 (WO1) (Corps RSM) Warrant Officer of the Naval Service
Warrant Officer of the Naval Service
(WONS) 22 Chief of the Air Staff\'s Warrant Officer
Warrant Officer
(CASWO) 22

Command Sergeant
Sergeant
Major
Major
(CSM) Command Chief Master Sergeant
Command Chief Master Sergeant
(CMSgt) Sergeant
Sergeant
Major
Major
(SgtMaj)18 Master Gunnery Sergeant (MGySgt)18 Fleet or Force Master Chief Petty Officer (FLTCM/FORCM) Warrant Officer
Warrant Officer
Class 1 1 (WO1) (Regimental Sergeant
Sergeant
Major
Major
etc.11 ) Warrant Officer
Warrant Officer
Class 1 1 (WO1) (other appointments) Station Warrant Officer
Warrant Officer
1 (SWO)

Command Master Chief Petty Officer
Command Master Chief Petty Officer
(CMDCM)

Sergeant
Sergeant
Major
Major
(SGM) Chief Master Sergeant
Chief Master Sergeant
(CMSgt) Master Chief Petty Officer (MCPO) Warrant Officer
Warrant Officer
Class 1 1 (WO1) (other appointments) Warrant Officer
Warrant Officer
Class 1 1 (WO1) (other appointments) Warrant Officer
Warrant Officer
1 (WO) / Master Aircrew
Master Aircrew
(MAcr)

OR-8 First Sergeant (1SG)18 Senior Master Sergeant
Senior Master Sergeant
(SMSgt) First Sergeant (1st Sgt)18 Master Sergeant 18 Senior Chief Petty Officer (SCPO) Warrant Officer
Warrant Officer
Class 2 1 (WO2) (Company Sergeant
Sergeant
Major
Major
etc.12 ) Warrant Officer
Warrant Officer
Class 2 1 (WO2)3 No OR-8 equivalent No OR-8 equivalent

Master Sergeant (MSG)18

OR-7 Sergeant First Class
Sergeant First Class
(SFC) Master Sergeant (MSgt) Gunnery Sergeant
Gunnery Sergeant
(GySgt) Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Colour Sergeant
Colour Sergeant
(CSgt)/ Staff Sergeant (SSgt) Colour Sergeant
Colour Sergeant
(CSgt) Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Flight Sergeant
Flight Sergeant
2 (F/Sgt)

Chief Technician
Chief Technician
7 (Chf Tech or CT)

OR-6 Staff Sergeant (SSG) Technical Sergeant (TSgt) Staff Sergeant (SSgt) Petty Officer 1st Class (PO1) CORPORAL (CPL)

LANCE CORPORAL (L/Cpl) Sergeant
Sergeant
(Sgt) Petty Officer (PO) Sergeant
Sergeant
(Sgt)

OR-5 4 Sergeant
Sergeant
(SGT) Staff Sergeant (SSgt) Sergeant
Sergeant
(Sgt) Petty Officer 2nd Class (PO2)

OR-4 Corporal
Corporal
(CPL) Senior Airman
Senior Airman
(SrA) Corporal
Corporal
(Cpl) Petty Officer 3rd Class (PO3)

PRIVATE (PTE/PVT) Class 1

Corporal
Corporal
(Cpl) Leading Hand (LH) Corporal
Corporal
(Cpl)

Specialist (SPC)

OR-3 Private First Class (PFC) Airman First Class
Airman First Class
(A1C) Lance Corporal
Corporal
(LCpl) Seaman (SN)19 PRIVATE (PTE/PVT) Lance Corporal
Corporal
(LCpl) Able Seaman 1 (AB1)6 Lance Corporal
Corporal
(LCpl) (RAF Regt only) Junior Technician (Jnr Tech or JT) or Senior Aircraftman
Senior Aircraftman
(Technician) (SAC(T))7

OR-2 Private (PV2) Airman
Airman
(Amn) Private First Class (PFC) Seaman Apprentice (SA)20 Private (Pte) etc.17 (Classes 1 to 3) etc. Marine6 (Mne) / Musician (Mus) / Bugler Able Seaman 2 (AB2)6 Senior Aircraftman
Senior Aircraftman
(SAC) Leading Aircraftman
Leading Aircraftman
(LAC)

OR-1 Private (PV1) Airman
Airman
Basic (AB) Private (Pvt) Seaman Recruit
Seaman Recruit
(SR)21 Private (Pte) etc.17 (Class 4) / Junior Marine6 (Mne) / Musician (Mus) / Bugler New Entry Aircraftman (AC)

NOTES ON COMPARISON:

* In the US Army OR-1 to OR-4a (Specialist) are junior enlisted, OR-4b (Corporal) to OR-6 are Junior Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs), and OR-7 to OR-9 are Senior Non-Commissioned Officers (SNCOs). * In the USAF OR-1 to OR-4 are junior enlisted, OR-5 to OR-6 are NCOs, and OR-7 to OR-9 are SNCOs. * In the USMC, OR-1 to OR-3 are junior enlisted, OR-4 to OR-5 are NCOs, and OR-6 to OR-9 are Staff Non-Commissioned Officers. * In the US Navy and Coast Guard, OR-1 to OR-3 or "nonrated (wo)men" are junior enlisted, OR-4 to OR-6 or Petty Officers are NCOs, and OR-7 to OR-9 or Chief Petty Officers are SNCOs. * In the British Army
British Army
OR-1 to OR-2 are Junior Enlisted, OR-3 to OR-4 are Junior NCO's, and OR-5 to OR-9 are SNCO's * Generally speaking, the RN assumes a rank up despite the NATO
NATO
code remaining the same. For example, a LH is more practically comparable to a PO2 or PO1 in the USN. * While in the British Army
British Army
a Lance Corporal
Corporal
is the next rank up from a Private, unlike in the US Army they are considered Junior NCO's, and hold a similar command appointment to a US Army Sergeant. Because of this it is not unheard of for Lance Corporals to be given US Army Sergeant
Sergeant
rank insignia when serving with US forces. * While there are different Pay-Grades for Privates (and other Enlisted Ranks) in the British Army, these are tied to Job-Role (MOS) rather than time in service. As such there is no Promotion from a Class 4 Private to a Class 3 Private, nor are there differing badges of rank.

Addendum: In the US Army (but not the USMC) the term "Trooper/(Troop)" may be used informally for lower enlisted in Cavalry, Scout, Airborne, Air Assault, Ranger, and Special
Special
Forces Units, along with the occasional use for any soldier, particularly dismounted Infantry. The specific definition of "Troop" is a company sized unit of Cavalry, organizationally equivalent to "Battery" in Artillery units.

NOTES TO TABLE ABOVE

* A Warrant Officer
Warrant Officer
in UK service is a senior non-commissioned rank not comparable to the various grades of Warrant Officer
Warrant Officer
in the US, although holding the Queen's Warrant and with certain privileges similar to those of officers. In the Army and Royal Marines, they are referred to by their appointment, of which there are many (for example, Regimental Sergeant
Sergeant
Major
Major
is a WO1 appointment). The US rank is held by single track career specialists (ranking between Enlisted Ranks and 2nd Lieutenant) and have no NATO
NATO
equivalent. A RN Warrant Officer Class 1 incorporated the former rank of Fleet Chief Petty Officer. There are now Executive Warrant Officers, denoting the senior WO1s on ships and shore establishments. There are four Command Warrant Officers in the RN. The Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Corps Warrant Officer
Warrant Officer
is junior to the Corps Regimental Sergeant
Sergeant
Major
Major
The most senior Royal Navy WO1 is the Warrant Officer of the Naval Service
Warrant Officer of the Naval Service
(WONS) By 2014, the rating of WO2 in the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
only will disappear and there will be a single WO rate, that is, WO1. The recent senior Warrant Officer of the British Army
British Army
is the "Army Sergeant
Sergeant
Major. * RAF Flight Sergeants: Although technically equivalent to British Army Staff Sergeant this does not equate to time served or experience since the RAF does not have the rank of WO2. * The RN created the rate of Warrant Officer
Warrant Officer
Class 2 on 1 April 2004. Previously, there was a rate of Charge Chief Petty Officer, who usually ranked as OR-7, although above other CPOs. A Charge Chief Artificer (a highly qualified technical CCPO) could be given a NATO OR-8 status, but still ranked below WO2 in the Army and Royal Marines. On the creation of WO2, all CCPOs were upgraded to this rate.By 2014, the rating of WO2 in the RN will disappear and there will be a single WO rate, that is, WO1. * In the US "OR #" system, NCOs are from OR4 onwards hence the equivalents in rank name do not tie in exactly. In the US Army a Corporal
Corporal
is considered an NCO, but a Specialist is not. * British Sergeants/Petty Officers are seen as equal to E5 and E6 although Corporals as well as Sergeants may be appointed to an official OR-5 (i.e. E-5) military role as is suited to the particular situation. * From April 1, 1999 Able Rating and Ordinary Rating merged and the rate Operator Maintainer was created to replace them, Marine 1st Class and Marine 2nd Class merged, and Junior Rating and Junior Marine were abolished. * Technical trades and musicians only. Promotion to the rank of Junior Technician ceased in 2005, only to be replaced by Senior Aircraftman (Technician) a short time later. * Household Cavalry
Household Cavalry
. * The most senior WO1s are, in descending order, the Conductors (Cdr) of the Royal Logistic Corps , the Royal Artillery
Royal Artillery
Sergeant Major, Royal Artillery, the Academy Sergeant
Sergeant
Major
Major
(AcSM), and the Garrison Sergeant
Sergeant
Major
Major
(GSM) of the London District * The rank of Lance Corporal
Corporal
is used by the RAF Section of the Combined Cadet Force
Combined Cadet Force
as an equivalent to OR-3. * Includes Regimental Sergeant
Sergeant
Major
Major
(RSM), Garrison Sergeant
Sergeant
Major (GSM), and Household Cavalry
Household Cavalry
Regimental Corporal
Corporal
Major
Major
(RCM). These appointments are similar in function to the equivalent US rank indicated, but are equal in rank to other WO1 appointments. * Includes Company Sergeant
Sergeant
Major
Major
(CSM), Squadron Sergeant
Sergeant
Major (SSM), Royal Artillery
Royal Artillery
Battery Sergeant
Sergeant
Major
Major
(BSM), Household Cavalry Squadron Corporal
Corporal
Major
Major
(SCM), and Band Sergeant
Sergeant
Major
Major
. These appointments are similar in function to the equivalent US rank indicated, but are equal in rank to other WO2 appointments. * Infantry
Infantry
regiments . * Staff Sergeants can also hold other appointments, such as Company Quartermaster Sergeant
Sergeant
. * Royal Artillery
Royal Artillery
. * Brigade of Guards .

* The alternatives to the rank of Private are as follows:

* Air Trooper (ATpr) in the Army Air Corps ; * Gunner (Gnr) in the Royal Artillery
Royal Artillery
and Royal Horse Artillery
Royal Horse Artillery
; * Highlander (Hdr) in The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons) regiment; * Ranger (Rgr) in the Royal Irish Regiment * Sapper
Sapper
(Spr) in the Royal Engineers
Royal Engineers
; * Trooper (Tpr) in the Household Cavalry
Household Cavalry
, Royal Armoured Corps
Royal Armoured Corps
, Honourable Artillery Company
Honourable Artillery Company
and Special Air Service
Special Air Service
; * Craftsman (Cfn) in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
; * Guardsman (Gdn) in Foot Guards
Foot Guards
regiments; * Kingsman (Kgn) in the Duke of Lancaster\'s Regiment
Regiment
; * Rifleman (Rfn) in The Rifles
The Rifles
; * Signaller
Signaller
(Sig) in the Royal Corps of Signals
Royal Corps of Signals
; * Fusilier
Fusilier
(Fus) in Fusilier
Fusilier
regiments; * Musician (Mus) in the Corps of Army Music ; * Where appropriate: Drummer (Dmr), Trumpeter (Tptr), Bugler, or Piper (Ppr).1

* In the US Army, First Sergeant is considered senior to and promoted laterally from Master Sergeant when assigned to a First Sergeant
Sergeant
billet, typically the senior NCO in a company (troop, battery) sized unit. Upon reassignment a 1SG reverts to his previous rank of MSG. In the USMC the OR-8 ranks are equivalent but on separate career tracks as are the OR-9 ranks, i.e. a Gunnery Sergeant
Gunnery Sergeant
(OR-7) is promoted to either First Sergeant or Master Sergeant depending on his indicated preference for a command/senior enlisted advisor billet or a technical specialty. A First Sergeant is promoted to Sergeant
Sergeant
Major and a Master Sergeant to Master Gunnery Sergeant.

* The alternatives to the rank of Seaman are as follows:

* Fireman (FN) in engineering; * Airman
Airman
(AN) in aviation; * Hospitalman (HN) for medical corpsmen; * Constructionman (CN) in Construction Battalions ( Seabees
Seabees
). * The former rate of Dentalman (DN) was merged into Hospitalman in 2005.

* Also Fireman Apprentice (FA), Airman
Airman
Apprentice (AA), Hospitalman Apprentice (HA), Constructionman Apprentice (CA). * Also Fireman Recruit (FR), Airman
Airman
Recruit (AR), Hospitalman Recruit (HR), Constructionman Recruit (CR). * Unique ranks; the senior NCO in each Service.

SEE ALSO

* List of comparative military ranks * Ranks and insignia of NATO
NATO
* British Army
British Army
officer rank insignia * British Army
British Army
other ranks rank insignia * U.S. Army officer rank insignia * U.S. Army enlisted rank insignia * Military rank

REFERENCES

* ^ Army Regulation (AR) 135-100, US Department of the Army Pamphlet (DA Pam) 600-11 and US Army Field Manual (FM) 22-100 (para A-3) Archived 2004-12-06 at the Wayback Machine
Wayback Machine
. * ^ Source: U. S. Army. * ^ THE EXECUTIVE WARRANT OFFICER * ^ http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/News-and-Events/Reference-Library/~/media/Files/Navy-PDFs/News-and-Events/Naval%20Publications/BR%202/brd2book/ch20.pdf * ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-15. Retrieved 2013-07-17. * ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-04-08. Retrieved 2016-01-17. * ^ SOLDIER FEB 2015 * ^ NFF – Naval Families Federation

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Military ranks and insignia by country

* List of comparative military ranks

AFRICA

* Algeria * Angola * Benin * Botswana * Burkina Faso * Burundi * Cameroon * Cape Verde * Central African Republic * Chad * Comoros * DR Congo * Republic of the Congo * Djibouti

* Egypt

* Army * Navy * Air Force

* Equatorial Guinea * Eritrea * Ethiopia * Gabon * Gambia * Ghana * Guinea * Guinea-Bissau * Ivory Coast * Kenya * Lesotho * Liberia * Libya * Madagascar * Malawi * Mali * Mauritania * Mauritius * Morocco * Mozambique * Namibia * Niger * Nigeria * Rwanda * São Tomé and Príncipe * Senegal * Seychelles * Sierra Leone * Somalia * South Africa * South Sudan * Sudan * Swaziland * Tanzania * Togo * Tunisia * Uganda * Zambia * Zimbabwe

FORMER

* Biafra * Bophuthatswana * Kingdom of Egypt * Ethiopian Empire * Rhodesia * Zaire

COMPARATIVE

* Army

* Officers * Enlisted

* Air force

* Officers * Enlisted

* Navy

* Officers * Enlisted

AMERICAS

* Antigua and Barbuda * Argentina * Bahamas * Barbados * Belize * Bolivia * Brazil * Canada

* Chile

* Army * Navy * Air Force

* Colombia * Cuba * Dominican Republic * Ecuador * El Salvador * Grenada * Guatemala * Guyana * Haiti * Honduras * Jamaica

* Mexico

* Army * Navy

* Nicaragua * Panama * Paraguay * Peru * Suriname

* United States

* Officers:

* Army * Navy * Air Force * Coast Guard

* Enlisted:

* Army * Navy * Air Force * Coast Guard

* Other:

* Marine Corps * Warrant officer

* Uruguay * Venezuela

FORMER

* United States Army
United States Army
enlisted

* World War I * World War II

COMPARATIVE

* Army

* Officers * Enlisted

* Air force

* Officers * Enlisted

* Navy

* Officers * Enlisted

ASIA

* Afghanistan * Armenia

* Azerbaijan

* Army * Air Force * Navy

* Bahrain

* Bangladesh

* Army * Navy * Air Force

* Bhutan * Brunei * Cambodia

* PR of China

* Army * Navy * Air Force

* Republic of China(Taiwan)

* Army * Navy * Air Force

* East Timor

* India

* Army * Air Force * Navy

* Indonesia

* Iran

* Armed Forces and Police

* Iraq * Israel * Japan * Jordan * Kazakhstan * Korea (North border-left-width:2px;border-left-style:solid;width:100%;padding:0px">

* Democratic Kampuchea

* Imperial Japan

* Army * Navy

* Mengjiang * Manchukuo * South Vietnam

COMPARATIVE

* Army

* Officers * Enlisted

* Air force

* Officers * Enlisted

* Navy

* Officers * Enlisted

EUROPE

* Albania * Austria * Belarus * Belgium * Bosnia and Herzegovina * Bulgaria * Croatia * Cyprus * Czech Republic

* Denmark

* Army * Navy * Air Force

* Estonia * Finland

* France

* Army * Navy * Gendarmerie * Air Force * Foresters

* Germany

* Rank information * Rank insignia

* Georgia * Greece * Hungary

* Iceland

* Land Forces * Coast Guard

* Ireland

* Italy

* Army * Navy * Air Force * Carabinieri * Finance Guard

* Latvia * Lithuania * Macedonia * Malta * Moldova * Monaco * Netherlands * Norway * Poland * Portugal * Romania

* Russia

* Army * Navy * Air Force * Between 1994 and 2010

* Serbia * Slovakia * Slovenia

* Spain

* Army * Navy * Air Force

* Sweden * Switzerland * Turkey * Ukraine

* United Kingdom

* Army officers * Army other ranks * Navy officers * Navy ratings * Air Force officers * Air Force other ranks

* Vatican

FORMER

* Austria–Hungary * Czechoslovakia * Hungarian People\'s Republic * East Germany

* Nazi Germany

* Army * Navy * Air Force * People\'s Militia * SA * SS * Nazi Party

* Kingdom of Greece

* Army * Navy * Air Force

* Kingdom of Hungary * Ottoman Empire * Russian Empire

* Soviet Union

* 1918–35 * 1935–40 * 1940–43 * 1943–55 * 1955–91

* Kingdom of Yugoslavia * SFR Yugoslavia * FR Yugoslavia

COMPARATIVE

* Army

* Officers * Enlisted

* Air force

* Officers * Enlisted

* Navy

* Officers * Enlisted

OCEANIA

* Australia * Fiji * New Zealand * Papua New Guinea

COMPARATIVE

* Army

* Officers * Enlisted

* Air force

* Officers * Enlisted

* Navy

* Officers * Enlisted

COMMONWEALTH OF NATIONS

* Army

* Officers * Enlisted

* Air force

* Officers * Enlisted

* Navy

* Officers * Enlisted

NATO

* Army

* Officers * Enlisted

* Air Force

* Officers * Enlisted

* Navy

* Officers * Enlisted

Comparative officer ranks of

* World War I * Wor

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