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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 countries. Links to comparison charts can be found below.

Contents

1 References to modern military

1.1 Afghanistan 1.2 Algeria 1.3 Angola 1.4 Argentina 1.5 Australia 1.6 Austria 1.7 Bangladesh 1.8 Belgium 1.9 Bolivia 1.10 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.11 Brazil 1.12 Canada 1.13 Chile 1.14 China (People's Republic of China) 1.15 Colombia 1.16 Congo 1.17 Congo-Brazzaville 1.18 Croatia 1.19 Cuba 1.20 Denmark 1.21 Egypt 1.22 Ecuador 1.23 Estonia 1.24 Finland 1.25 France 1.26 Gabon 1.27 Georgia 1.28 Germany 1.29 Greece 1.30 Hungary 1.31 India 1.32 Indonesia 1.33 Iran 1.34 Iraq 1.35 Ireland 1.36 Israel 1.37 Italy 1.38 Japan 1.39 Jordan 1.40 Kosovo 1.41 Laos 1.42 Lebanon 1.43 Lithuania 1.44 Malaysia 1.45 Mexico 1.46 Mongolia 1.47 Myanmar 1.48 Netherlands 1.49 New Zealand 1.50 Nicaragua 1.51 North Korea 1.52 Norway 1.53 Pakistan 1.54 Peru 1.55 Philippines 1.56 Poland 1.57 Portugal 1.58 Romania 1.59 Russia 1.60 Saudi-Arabia 1.61 Serbia 1.62 Singapore 1.63 Slovakia 1.64 Slovenia 1.65 South Africa 1.66 South Korea 1.67 Spain 1.68 Sri Lanka 1.69 Sweden 1.70 Switzerland 1.71 Syria 1.72 Taiwan 1.73 Tanzania 1.74 Thailand 1.75 Tunisia 1.76 Turkey 1.77 Ukraine 1.78 United Arab Emirates 1.79 United Kingdom 1.80 United States 1.81 Venezuela 1.82 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 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[edit] Afghanistan[edit]

Ranks of the Afghan Armed Forces

Algeria[edit]

Algeria military ranks

Angola[edit]

Military ranks of Angola

Argentina[edit]

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

Australia[edit]

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

Austria[edit]

Ranks of the Austrian Bundesheer

Bangladesh[edit]

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

Belgium[edit]

Belgian military ranks

Bolivia[edit]

Military ranks of Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Military ranks and insignia of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil[edit]

Brazilian military ranks

Canada[edit]

Canadian Armed Forces ranks and insignia

Chile[edit]

Army ranks and insignia of Chile Naval ranks and insignia of Chile Air Force ranks and insignia of Chile

China (People's Republic of China)[edit]

Ranks of the People's Liberation Army Ranks of the People's Liberation Army
Ranks of the People's Liberation Army
Navy Ranks of the People's Liberation Army
Ranks of the People's Liberation Army
Air Force

Colombia[edit]

Military ranks of the Colombian Armed Forces

Congo[edit]

Military ranks of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Congo-Brazzaville[edit]

Military ranks of Republic of the Congo

Croatia[edit]

Croatian military ranks

Cuba[edit]

Cuban military ranks

Denmark[edit]

Danish Army ranks Danish Navy ranks Danish Air Force ranks

Egypt[edit]

Egyptian Air Force ranks Egyptian Army ranks Egyptian Navy ranks

Ecuador[edit]

Military ranks of Ecuador

Estonia[edit]

Military ranks of Estonia

Finland[edit]

Finnish military ranks

France[edit]

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

Gabon[edit]

Military ranks of the Armed Forces of Gabon

Georgia[edit]

Georgian military ranks

Germany[edit]

Rank insignia of the German Bundeswehr Ranks of the German Bundeswehr

Greece[edit]

Greek military ranks Hellenic Army: officer, other

Hungary[edit]

Hungarian military ranks

India[edit]

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

Indonesia[edit]

Indonesian military ranks

Iran[edit]

Rank insignia of the Iranian military

Iraq[edit]

Military ranks of Iraq

Ireland[edit]

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

Israel[edit]

Israeli Defence Forces ranks and insignia

Italy[edit]

Italian Army ranks Italian Navy ranks Italian Air Force ranks Italian Carabinieri ranks

Japan[edit]

Japanese military ranks

Jordan[edit]

Jordanian military ranks

Kosovo[edit]

Kosovo Security Force

Laos[edit]

Military ranks of the Lao People's Armed Forces

Lebanon[edit]

Lebanese Army ranks

Lithuania[edit]

Lithuanian military ranks and insignia

Malaysia[edit]

Malaysian military ranks

Mexico[edit]

Army ranks and insignia of Mexico Naval ranks and insignia of Mexico

Mongolia[edit]

Mongolian military ranks

Myanmar[edit]

Army ranks and insignia of Myanmar Navy ranks and insignia of Myanmar Air Force ranks and insignia of Myanmar

Netherlands[edit]

Dutch military ranks

New Zealand[edit]

New Zealand military ranks

Nicaragua[edit]

Nicaragua military ranks

North Korea[edit]

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[edit]

Norwegian military ranks

Pakistan[edit]

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

Peru[edit]

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

Philippines[edit]

Military ranks of the Philippines

Poland[edit]

Polish Armed Forces rank insignia

Portugal[edit]

Portuguese Armed Forces rank insignia

Romania[edit]

Romanian Army ranks and insignia

Russia[edit]

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

Saudi-Arabia[edit]

Saudi Arabian military ranks

Serbia[edit]

Serbian military ranks and insignia

Singapore[edit]

Singapore Armed Forces ranks

Slovakia[edit]

Slovak Army officer ranks Slovak Army other ranks

Slovenia[edit]

Slovenian military ranks

South Africa[edit]

South African military ranks

South Korea[edit]

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

Spain[edit]

Spanish Armed Forces rank insignia

Sri Lanka[edit]

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

Sweden[edit]

Military ranks of the Swedish Armed Forces

Switzerland[edit]

Swiss Army ranks

Syria[edit]

Military ranks of Syria

Taiwan[edit]

Republic of China Army rank insignia Republic of China Navy rank and rating insignia Republic of China Air Force rank insignia

Tanzania[edit]

Rank and Insignia of the Tanzanian Armed Forces

Thailand[edit]

Military ranks of the Thai armed forces

Tunisia[edit]

Military ranks of Tunisia

Turkey[edit]

Military ranks of Turkey

Ukraine[edit]

Military ranks of Ukraine

United Arab Emirates[edit]

Military ranks of United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom[edit]

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[edit]

United States uniformed services: comparative ranks of officers, warrant officers, and enlisted servicemen United States Air Force: enlisted, officer United States Army: enlisted, warrant officer, officer United States Coast Guard: enlisted, warrant officer, officer United States Marine Corps: enlisted, warrant officer, officer 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 Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps ranks

Venezuela[edit]

Venezuelan military ranks

Vietnam[edit]

Vietnamese military ranks and insignia

Continental comparisons[edit] Africa[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit] NATO[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit] Miscellaneous[edit]

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 South Vietnamese military ranks and insignia

First and Second World War comparisons[edit]

Comparative military ranks of World War I Comparative officer ranks of 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 Japan - naval ranks of the Japanese Empire during World War II Nazi Party paramilitary ranks:

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)

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

External links[edit]

World Rank Insignia Dave VE7CNV Current Military Ranks of the World US Department of Defense rank insignia page Australian Defence Force Badges of Rank British Army Badges of Rank Canadian Forces Badges of Rank Irish Defence Force Army Badges of Rank New Zealand Defence Force Badges of Rank

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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 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 Ciskei Kingdom of Egypt Ethiopian Empire Rhodesia South West Africa Transkei Venda Zaire

Comparative

Army

Officers Enlisted

Air force

Officers Enlisted

Navy

Officers Enlisted

Apartheid States in Southern Africa

Americas

Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Bahamas Barbados Belize Bolivia Brazil Canada Chile

Army Air Force Navy

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

Army Navy

Nicaragua Paraguay Peru Saint Kitts and Nevis Suriname Trinidad and Tobago 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 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 Iraq Israel Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Korea(North & South) Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Lebanon Malaysia Maldives Mongolia Myanmar

Army Navy Air Force

Nepal Oman Pakistan

Army Air Force Navy

Philippines Qatar Saudi Arabia Singapore Sri Lanka

Army Navy Air Force

Syria Tajikistan Thailand Turkmenistan United Arab Emirates Uzbekistan Vietnam Yemen

Former

Democratic Kampuchea Imperial Iran 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

Kosovo Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Malta Moldova Monaco Montenegro Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia

Army Navy Air Force Between 1994 and 2010

San Marino Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain 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

Army Navy

Independent State of Croatia Czechoslovakia German Empire Nazi Germany

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

East Germany Kingdom of Greece

Army Navy Air Force

Kingdom of Hungary Hungarian People's Republic Kingdom of Italy

Blackshirts

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 Tonga Vanuatu

Comparative

Army

Officers Enlisted

Air force

Officers Enlisted

Navy

Officers Enlisted

Post-Soviet states

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

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