Army ranks and insignia of the Russian Federation


Army ranks and insignia of the Russian Federation
Armed Forces of the
Russian Federation
Medium emblem of the Вооружённые Силы Российской Федерации.svg
Big Emblem of Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.jpg
Banner of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (obverse).svg
Ministry of Defence
Services (Vid)
Air Force Russian Air Force
Ground Forces Russian Ground Forces
Navy Russian Navy
Independent troops (Rod)
Ground Forces Strategic Missile Troops
Ground Forces Russian Space Forces
Ground Forces Russian Airborne Troops
Other troops
Naval Infantry
Naval Aviation
Missiles and Artillery Agency
Ranks of the Russian Military
Air Force ranks and insignia
Army ranks and insignia
Navy ranks and insignia
History of the Russian Military
Military History of Russia
History of Russian military ranks
Military ranks of the Soviet Union
Emblem of Armed forces of the Russian Federation
Emblem of the Land forces of the Russian Federation

The independent Russia inherited the ranks of the Soviet Union, although the insignia and uniform were altered slightly. The following is a table ranks of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. English translation is given first, followed by Russian version, then by English transliteration.

Russian armed forces have two styles of ranks - troop ranks (army style ranks) and deck ranks (navy style ranks). The army and air force use troop ranks. The following table of Ranks is based on those of the Russian Federation. The Russian Federation eliminated the descriptor "of Aviation" following ranks, however, that descriptor is still in use and in 2015 will be used by the revived Army Aviation Force. The rank of a serviceman of a "Guards" unit or formation may be followed by the word “Guards.” The rank of a citizen of the legal, medical or veterinary professions shall be followed by the words “of Justice,” “of the Medical service,” or “of the Veterinary service,” to their respective ranks. The rank of a citizen having reserve or retired status shall be followed by the words “Reserve” or “Retired,” respectively.

Contents

Table of Ranks

Category Troop ranks Parade Uniform Insignia Everyday Uniform Insignia Field Uniform Insignia NATO equivalent
Supreme Officers
or
General Officers
Marshal of the Russian Federation1

(Ма́ршал Росси́йской Федера́ции)

(Márshal Rossíyskoy Federátsii)
RFGF - Marshal of the Russian Federation - Parade.png
19marshal.png
OF-10
(Honorary)
General of the Army

(генера́л а́рмии)

(Generál Ármii)
RFGF - General of the Army - Parade.png
18-gen4.png
19gen4.png
OF-9
Colonel General

(генера́л-полко́вник)

(Generál-Polkóvnik)
RFGF - Colonel-general - Parade.png
17-gen3.png
18gen3.png
OF-8
Lieutenant General

(генера́л-лейтена́нт)

(Generál-Leytenánt)
RFGF - Lieutenant-general - Parade.png
16-gen2.png
17gen2.png
OF-7
Major General

(генера́л-майо́р)

(Generál-Mayór)
RFGF - Major-general - Parade.png
15-gen.png
16gen1.png
OF-6
Senior Officers
or
Field Grade Officers
Colonel

(полко́вник)

(Polkóvnik)
RFGF - Colonel - Parade.png
14-polk.png
15Polk.png
OF-5
Lieutenant Colonel

(подполко́вник)

(Podpolkóvnik)
RFGF - Lieutenant-colonel - Parade.png
13-podp.png
14podpol.png
OF-4
Major

(майо́р)

(Mayór)
RFGF - Major - Parade.png
12-mjr.png
13mj.png
OF-3
Junior Officers
or
Company Grade Officers
Captain

(капита́н)

(Kapitán)
RFGF - Captain - Parade.png
11-kap.png
12kpt.png
OF-2
Senior Lieutenant

(ста́рший лейтена́нт)

(Stárshiy Leytenánt)
RFGF - Senior Lieutenant - Parade.png
10-stlt.png
11stlt.png
OF-2
Lieutenant

(лейтена́нт)

(Leytenánt)
RFGF - Lieutenant - Parade.png
9-lt.png
10lt.png
OF-1
Junior Lieutenant

(мла́дший лейтена́нт)

(Mládshiy Leytenánt)
RFGF - Junior Lieutenant - Parade.png
8-lt.png
9mllt.png
OF-1
Under-Officers
or
Master non-commissioned officers
Senior Praporshchik / Senior Warrant Officer

(ста́рший пра́порщик)

(Stárshiy Práporshchik)
7-stpr.png
8stprp.png
WO-2 / OR-9
Praporshchik / Warrant Officer

(пра́порщик)

(Práporshchik)
6-pr.png
7prp.png
WO-1 / OR-8
Sergeants and Petty Officers
Starshina / Master-Sergeant

(старшина́)

(Starshiná)
P6-starsh.png
6starsh.png
OR-7
Senior Sergeant

(ста́рший сержа́нт)

(Stárshiy Serzhánt)
P5-stsg.png
5stsg.png
OR-6
Sergeant

(сержа́нт)

(Serzhánt)
P4-sg.png
4sg.png
OR-5
Junior Sergeant

(мла́дший сержа́нт)

(Mládshiy Serzhánt)
P3-mlsg.png
3ML.png
OR-4
Soldiers,
seamen,
airmen
Efreitor

(ефре́йтор)

(Yefréytor)
P2-efr.png
2efr.png
OR-3
Private

(рядово́й)

(Ryadovóy)
P1-prv.png
1pvt.png
OR-2 / OR-1

Notes

1. The rank of Marshal of the Russian Federation, the highest in the Russian Army (Ground Forces), is not presently held by anyone in the modern Military Forces of the Russian Federation . The only officer to hold the rank is the former Minister of Defense Igor Sergeyev, who was elevated from commander (General of the Army) of the Strategic Rocket Forces. As it stands, Marshal of the Russian Federation should be considered an honorary title equivalent to a Field Marshal, Marshal or five-star General of the Army in other countries, created in the event of a major war or as the result of extreme military accomplishment (see Marshal of the Soviet Union).

See also

  • Comparative military ranks
  • Russian military ranks
  • Ranks and insignia of the Soviet military

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