List of comparative military ranks


List of comparative military ranks

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 reference codes. These are the NATO rank reference codes, used for easy comparison amongst NATO countries. Links to comparison charts can be found below.

Common anglophone military ranks
Navies Armies Air forces
Officers
Admiral of
the fleet
Marshal /
field marshal
Marshal of
the Air Force
Admiral General Air marshal
Commodore Brigadier Air commodore
Captain Colonel Group captain
Commander Lieutenant colonel Wing commander
Lieutenant
commander
Major /
commandant
Squadron
leader
Lieutenant Captain Flight lieutenant
Sub-lieutenant Lieutenant Flying officer
Ensign 2nd lieutenant Pilot officer
Midshipman Officer cadet Officer cadet
Seamen, soldiers and airmen
Warrant officer Sergeant major Warrant officer
Petty officer Sergeant Sergeant
Leading seaman Corporal Corporal
Seaman Private Aircraftman

Contents

References to modern military

Argentina

Australia

Bangladesh

  • Ranks of Bangladesh Army

Belgium

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil

Canada

People's Republic of China

Colombia

Croatia

Cuba

  • Cuban military ranks

Denmark

Egypt

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

India

Indonesia

Iran

  • Iranian military ranks

Iraq

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Japan

  • Japanese military ranks

Jordan

Lebanon

  • Lebanese Army Ranks

Mexico

  • Mexican military ranks

Netherlands

  • Dutch military ranks

New Zealand

Nicaragua

North Korea

Norway

Pakistan

  • Army Ranks of Pakistan

Peru

Poland

Portugal

  • Portuguese Armed Forces rank insignia

Romania

  • Romanian Army ranks and insignia

Russia

  • Russian military ranks

Saudi Arabia

Serbia

Singapore

Slovakia

  • Military ranks of Slovakia

South Africa

South Korea

  • South Korean military ranks

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sweden

Switzerland

Republic of China (Taiwan)

Tanzania

Thailand

Turkey

Ukraine

United Kingdom

United States

Venezuela

Vietnam

First and Second World War comparisons

Other comparisons

See also

External links


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