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This article is a list of various states ' armed forces ranking designations. Comparisons are made between the different systems used by nations to categorize the hierarchy of an armed force compared to another. Several of these lists mention NATO
NATO
reference codes. These are the NATO
NATO
rank reference codes , used for easy comparison among NATO
NATO
countries. Links to comparison charts can be found below.

CONTENTS

* 1 References to modern military

* 1.1 Algeria * 1.2 Argentina * 1.3 Australia * 1.4 Austria * 1.5 Bangladesh * 1.6 Belgium * 1.7 Bosnia and Herzegovina * 1.8 Brazil * 1.9 Canada * 1.10 China * 1.11 Colombia * 1.12 Croatia * 1.13 Cuba * 1.14 Denmark * 1.15 Egypt * 1.16 Estonia * 1.17 Finland * 1.18 France * 1.19 Gabon * 1.20 Georgia * 1.21 Germany * 1.22 Greece * 1.23 Hungary * 1.24 India * 1.25 Indonesia * 1.26 Iran * 1.27 Iraq * 1.28 Ireland * 1.29 Israel * 1.30 Italy * 1.31 Japan * 1.32 Jordan * 1.33 Kosovo * 1.34 Laos * 1.35 Lebanon * 1.36 Lithuania * 1.37 Malaysia * 1.38 Mexico * 1.39 Netherlands * 1.40 New Zealand * 1.41 Nicaragua * 1.42 North Korea * 1.43 Norway * 1.44 Pakistan * 1.45 Peru * 1.46 Philippines * 1.47 Poland * 1.48 Portugal * 1.49 Romania * 1.50 Russia * 1.51 Serbia * 1.52 Singapore * 1.53 Slovakia * 1.54 Slovenia * 1.55 South Africa * 1.56 South Korea * 1.57 Spain * 1.58 Sri Lanka * 1.59 Sweden * 1.60 Switzerland * 1.61 Taiwan * 1.62 Tanzania * 1.63 Thailand * 1.64 Turkey * 1.65 Ukraine * 1.66 United Kingdom * 1.67 United States * 1.68 Venezuela * 1.69 Vietnam

* 2 Continental comparisons

* 2.1 Africa * 2.2 Americas * 2.3 Asia * 2.4 Europe * 2.5 Oceania

* 3 Other comparisons

* 3.1 NATO
NATO
* 3.2 Commonwealth of Nations

* 4 Previous eras

* 4.1 Miscellaneous * 4.2 First and Second World War comparisons

* 5 External links

REFERENCES TO MODERN MILITARY

ALGERIA

* Algeria military ranks

ARGENTINA

* Military ranks of Argentina * Argentine Army officer rank insignia * Argentine Army enlisted rank insignia

AUSTRALIA

* Australian Army officer rank insignia * Australian Army other ranks insignia * Royal Australian Navy ranks and uniforms * Ranks of the RAAF * Australian Defence Force ranks and insignia

AUSTRIA

* Ranks of the Austrian Bundesheer

BANGLADESH

* Ranks of Bangladesh Army * Ranks and insignia of Bangladesh Navy * Bangladesh Air Force rank insignia

BELGIUM

* Belgian military ranks

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

* Military ranks and insignia of Bosnia and Herzegovina

BRAZIL

* Brazilian military ranks

CANADA

* Canadian Armed Forces ranks and insignia

CHINA

* Ranks of the People\'s Liberation Army (People's Republic of China) * Ranks of the People\'s Liberation Army Navy (People's Republic of China) * Ranks of the People\'s Liberation Army Air Force (People's Republic of China)

COLOMBIA

* Military ranks of the Colombian Armed Forces

CROATIA

* Croatian military ranks

CUBA

* Cuban military ranks

DENMARK

* Danish Army ranks * Danish Navy ranks * Danish Air Force ranks * Danish OFs compared * Danish ORs compared

EGYPT

* Egyptian Air Force ranks * Egyptian Army ranks * Egyptian Navy ranks

ESTONIA

* Military ranks of Estonia

FINLAND

* Finnish military ranks

FRANCE

* French Army ranks * French Navy ranks * French Air Force ranks * French Gendarmerie ranks

GABON

* Military ranks of the Armed Forces of Gabon
Military ranks of the Armed Forces of Gabon

GEORGIA

* Georgian military ranks

GERMANY

* Rank insignia of the German Bundeswehr

GREECE

* Greek military ranks

HUNGARY

* Hungarian military ranks

INDIA

* Indian Air Force ranks and insignia * Indian Army ranks and insignia * Indian Navy ranks and insignia

INDONESIA

* Indonesian military ranks

IRAN

* Iranian military ranks

IRAQ

* Iraqi Army ranks

IRELAND

* Irish Army rank insignia * Irish Naval Service rank insignia * Irish Air Corps rank insignia

ISRAEL

* Israeli Defence Forces ranks and insignia

ITALY

* Italian Army ranks * Italian Navy ranks * Italian Air Force ranks

JAPAN

* Japanese military ranks

JORDAN

* Jordanian military ranks

KOSOVO

* Kosovo Security Force

LAOS

* Military ranks of the Lao People\'s Armed Forces

LEBANON

* Lebanese Army ranks

LITHUANIA

* Lithuanian military ranks and insignia

MALAYSIA

* Malaysian military ranks

MEXICO

* Mexican military ranks

NETHERLANDS

* Dutch military ranks

NEW ZEALAND

* New Zealand military ranks

NICARAGUA

* Nicaragua military ranks

NORTH KOREA

* Korean People`s Army Ground Force ranks * Korean People`s Army Air Force ranks * Korean People`s Navy ranks * Comparative military ranks of Korea

NORWAY

* Norwegian military ranks

PAKISTAN

* Pakistan Army ranks and insignia * Pakistan Navy ranks and insignia * Pakistan Air Force ranks and insignia

PERU

* Peruvian Army
Peruvian Army
(Ejército del Perú) * Peruvian Navy (Marina de Guerra del Perú) * Peruvian Air Force (Fuerza Aérea del Perú)

PHILIPPINES

* Military ranks of the Philippines

POLAND

* Polish Armed Forces rank insignia

PORTUGAL

* Portuguese Armed Forces rank insignia

ROMANIA

* Romanian Army ranks and insignia

RUSSIA

* Russian Army ranks and insignia * Russian Navy ranks and insignia * Russian Air Force ranks and insignia
Russian Air Force ranks and insignia

SERBIA

* Serbian military ranks and insignia

SINGAPORE

* Singapore Armed Forces ranks

SLOVAKIA

* Slovak Army officer ranks * Slovak Army other ranks

SLOVENIA

* Slovenian military ranks

SOUTH AFRICA

* South African military ranks
South African military ranks

SOUTH KOREA

* Republic of Korea Army ranks * Republic of Korea Air force ranks * Republic of Korea Navy ranks * Comparative military ranks of Korea

SPAIN

* Spanish Armed Forces rank insignia

SRI LANKA

* Sri Lanka Army rank insignia * Sri Lanka Navy rank insignia * Sri Lanka Air Force rank insignia

SWEDEN

* Military ranks of the Swedish Armed Forces

SWITZERLAND

* Swiss Army ranks

TAIWAN

* Republic of China Army rank insignia

TANZANIA

* Rank and Insignia of the Tanzanian Armed Forces

THAILAND

* Military ranks of the Thai armed forces

TURKEY

* Military ranks of Turkey

UKRAINE

* Military ranks of Ukraine

UNITED KINGDOM

* Royal Navy officer rank insignia
Royal Navy officer rank insignia
* Royal Navy ratings rank insignia * British Army officer rank insignia * British Army other rank insignia * Royal Air Force officer ranks * Royal Air Force other ranks * United Kingdom and United States military ranks compared

UNITED STATES

* United States uniformed services: comparative ranks of officers, warrant officers, and enlisted servicemen * United States Air Force
United States Air Force
: enlisted , officer * United States Army
United States Army
: enlisted , warrant officer , officer * United States Coast Guard
United States Coast Guard
: enlisted , warrant officer , officer * United States Marine Corps
United States Marine Corps
: enlisted , warrant officer , officer * United States Navy
United States Navy
: enlisted , warrant officer , officer * United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps: officer * National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps: officer * United Kingdom and United States military ranks compared

VENEZUELA

* Venezuelan military ranks

VIETNAM

* Vietnamese military ranks and insignia * South Vietnamese military ranks and insignia

CONTINENTAL COMPARISONS

AFRICA

* Comparative army officer ranks of Africa * Comparative army enlisted ranks of Africa * Comparative air force officer ranks of Africa * Comparative air force enlisted ranks of Africa * Comparative navy officer ranks of Africa * Comparative navy enlisted ranks of Africa

AMERICAS

* Comparative army officer ranks of the Americas * Comparative army enlisted ranks of the Americas * Comparative air force officer ranks of the Americas * Comparative air force enlisted ranks of the Americas * Comparative navy officer ranks of the Americas * Comparative navy enlisted ranks of the Americas

ASIA

* Comparative army officer ranks of Asia * Comparative army enlisted ranks of Asia * Comparative air force officer ranks of Asia * Comparative air force enlisted ranks of Asia * Comparative navy officer ranks of Asia * Comparative navy enlisted ranks of Asia

EUROPE

* Comparative army officer ranks of Europe * Comparative army enlisted ranks of Europe * Comparative air force officer ranks of Europe * Comparative air force enlisted ranks of Europe * Comparative navy officer ranks of Europe * Comparative navy enlisted ranks of Europe

OCEANIA

* Comparative army officer ranks of Oceania * Comparative army enlisted ranks of Oceania * Comparative air force officer ranks of Oceania * Comparative air force enlisted ranks of Oceania * Comparative navy officer ranks of Oceania * Comparative navy enlisted ranks of Oceania

OTHER COMPARISONS

NATO

* Ranks and insignia of NATO * Ranks and insignia of NATO armies officers * Ranks and insignia of NATO armies enlisted * Ranks and insignia of NATO Air Forces Officers * Ranks and insignia of NATO Air Forces Enlisted * Ranks and insignia of officers of NATO
NATO
navies * Ranks and insignia of NATO Navies Enlisted

COMMONWEALTH OF NATIONS

* Comparative army officer ranks of the Commonwealth * Comparative army enlisted ranks of the Commonwealth * Comparative air force officer ranks of the Commonwealth * Comparative air force enlisted ranks of the Commonwealth * Comparative navy officer ranks of the Commonwealth * Comparative navy enlisted ranks of the Commonwealth

PREVIOUS ERAS

MISCELLANEOUS

* Royal Navy during the 18th and 19th centuries * United States (Union) Army during the civil war * United States (Union) Navy during the civil war * Confederate Army during the civil war * Confederate Navy during the civil war * Rank insignia of the Austro-Hungarian armed forces * Ranks in the Austro-Hungarian Navy

FIRST AND SECOND WORLD WAR COMPARISONS

* Comparative military ranks of World War I
World War I
* Comparative officer ranks of World War II
World War II
* World War II
World War II
German Army ranks and insignia

* Military ranks of the Luftwaffe (1935–45)

* Corps colours of the Luftwaffe (1935–45)

* Uniforms and insignia of the Kriegsmarine * Japan - army ranks of the Japanese Empire during World War II
World War II
* Japan - naval ranks of the Japanese Empire during World War II
World War II

* Nazi Party paramilitary ranks :

* Ranks and insignia of the Nazi Party
Ranks and insignia of the Nazi Party

* Ranks and insignia of the Schutzstaffel

* Table of ranks and insignia of the Waffen-SS * Corps colours (Waffen-SS)
Corps colours (Waffen-SS)

* Ranks and insignia of the Sturmabteilung * Ranks and insignia of the Hitler Youth * Ranks and insignia of the National Socialist Flyers Corps * Ranks and insignia of the National Socialist Motor Corps * Ranks and insignia of the Volkssturm

* United States Army
United States Army
enlisted rank insignia of World War I
World War I
* United States Army
United States Army
enlisted rank insignia of World War II
World War II

EXTERNAL

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