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Ranks and Insignia of NATO Armies Officers

Commissioned officers' rank comparison chart of all land forces of NATO member states. For the comparison chart of the enlisted, non-commissioned officers (NCO), see Ranks and insignia of NATO armies enlisted.

Officers (OF 1-10)

NATO code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student officer
 Albanian Land Force
No equivalent
ALB-Army-OF-8.svg ALB-Army-OF-7.svg ALB-Army-OF-6.svg ALB-Army-OF-5.svg ALB-Army-OF-4.svg ALB-Army-OF-3.svg ALB-Army-OF-2.svg ALB-Army-OF-1b.svg ALB-Army-OF-1a.svg No equivalent
Gjeneral Lejtant Gjeneral Major Gjeneral Brigade Kolonel Nënkolonel Major Kapiten Toger Nëntoger


 Belgian Land Component
No equivalent Army-BEL-OF-09.svg Army-BEL-OF-08.svg Army-BEL-OF-07.svg Army-BEL-OF-06.svg Army-BEL-OF-05.svg Army-BEL-OF-04.svg Army-BEL-OF-03.svg Army-BEL-OF-02a.svg Army-BEL-OF-02b.svg Army-BEL-OF-01a.svg Army-BEL-OF-01b.svg Belgium Land Component OF(D).png No equivalent
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Senior Captain Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet
Generaal Luitenant-generaal Generaal-majoor Brigadegeneraal Kolonel Luitenant-kolonel Majoor Kapitein-commandant Kapitein Luitenant Onderluitenant Aspirant


 Bulgarian Land Forces
No equivalent Rank insignia of ? of the Bulgarian Army.png Rank insignia of ?- of the Bulgarian Army.png Rank insignia of ?- of the Bulgarian Army.png Rank insignia of  ? of the Bulgarian Army.png Rank insignia of  of the Bulgarian Army.png Rank insignia of  of the Bulgarian Army.png Rank insignia of  of the Bulgarian Army.png Rank insignia of ? of the Bulgarian Army.png Rank insignia of   of the Bulgarian Army.png Rank insignia of  of the Bulgarian Army.png No equivalent
?
General
?-
General-leytenant
?-
General-mayor
?
Brigaden general

Polkovnik

Podpolkovnik

Mayor
?
Kapitan

Starshi leytenant

Leytenant


 Canadian Army
No equivalent Canadian Army OF-9.svg Canadian Army OF-8.svg Canadian Army OF-7.svg Canadian Army OF-6.svg Canadian Army OF-5.svg Canadian Army OF-4.svg Canadian Army OF-3.svg Canadian Army OF-2.svg Canadian Army OF-1b.svg Canadian Army OF-1a.svg Canadian Army OF (D).svg No equivalent
General Lieutenant-general Major-general Brigadier-general Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer cadet
Général Lieutenant-général Major-général Brigadier-général Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant Élève-officier


 Croatian Army
Army-HRV-OF-10.svg Army-HRV-OF-09.svg Army-HRV-OF-08.svg Army-HRV-OF-07.svg Army-HRV-OF-06.svg Army-HRV-OF-05.svg Army-HRV-OF-04.svg Army-HRV-OF-03.svg Army-HRV-OF-02.svg Army-HRV-OF-01a.svg Army-HRV-OF-01b.svg No equivalent
Sto?erni general General zbora General pukovnik General bojnik Brigadni general Brigadir Pukovnik Bojnik Satnik Natporu?nik Poru?nik


 Czech Land Forces
No equivalent CzArmy 2011 OF9-Armadni general shoulder.svg CzArmy 2011 OF8-Generalporucik shoulder.svg CzArmy 2011 OF7-Generalmajor shoulder.svg CzArmy 2011 OF6-Brigadni general shoulder.svg CzArmy 2011 OF5-Plukovnik shoulder.svg CzArmy 2011 OF4-Podplukovnik shoulder.svg CzArmy 2011 OF3-Major shoulder.svg CzArmy 2011 OF2-Kapitan shoulder.svg CzArmy 2011 OF1a-Nadporuchik shoulder.svg CzArmy 2011 OF1b-Poruchik shoulder.svg No equivalent
Armádní generál Generálporu?ík Generálmajor Brigádní generál Plukovník Podplukovník Major Kapitán Nadporu?ík Poru?ík


NATO code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student officer
 Royal Danish Army
No equivalent Denmark-Army-OF-9-M11.svg Denmark-Army-OF-8-M11.svg Denmark-Army-OF-7-M11.svg Denmark-Army-OF-6-M11.svg Denmark-Army-OF-5-M11.svg Denmark-Army-OF-4-M11.svg Denmark-Army-OF-3-M11.svg Denmark-Army-OF-2-M11.svg Denmark-Army-OF-1b-M11.svg Denmark-Army-OF-1a-M11.svg Denmark-Army-OF-(D)-M11.svg No equivalent
General Generalløjtnant Generalmajor Brigadegeneral Oberst Oberstløjtnant Major Kaptajn Premierløjtnant Løjtnant Sekondløjtnant


 Estonian Land Forces
No equivalent Estonia-Army-OF-9.svg Estonia-Army-OF-8.svg Estonia-Army-OF-7.svg Estonia-Army-OF-6.svg Estonia-Army-OF-5.svg Estonia-Army-OF-4.svg Estonia-Army-OF-3.svg ES-Army-OF14.svg ES-Army-OF13.svg ES-Army-OF1b.svg ES-Army-OF1c.svg No equivalent
Kindral
General
Kindralleitnant
Lieutenant General
Kindralmajor
Major General
Brigaadikindral
Brigadier General
Kolonel
Colonel
Kolonelleitnant
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Major
Kapten
Captain
Leitnant
First Lieutenant
Nooremleitnant
Second Lieutenant
Lipnik
Ensign


 French Army
Army-FRA-OF-10.svg Army-FRA-OF-09.svg Army-FRA-OF-08.svg Army-FRA-OF-07.svg Army-FRA-OF-06.svg Army-FRA-OF-05.svg Army-FRA-OF-04.svg Army-FRA-OF-03.svg Army-FRA-OF-02.svg Army-FRA-OF-01a.svg Army-FRA-OF-01b.svg Army-FRA-OF-01c.svg Army-FRA-OF-00.svg
Maréchal de France[note 1] Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant Aspirant Élève-officier


 German Army
No equivalent HD H 64 General.svg HD H 63 Generalleutnant.svg HD H 62 Generalmajor.svg HD H 61 Brigadegeneral.svg HD H 53 Oberst i.G..svg HD H 52 Oberstleutnant HFla.svg HD H 51 Major FJg.svg HD H 44 Stabshauptmann Art.svg HD H 43 Hauptmann HAufkl.svg HD H 42 Oberleutnant Pz.svg HD H 41 Leutnant FschJg.svg HD H 33a Oberfähnrich HFlg.svg HD H 31a Fähnrich Pi.svg HD H 21a Fahnenjunker FJg.svg Enlisted rank plus bottom thin silver
cord indicating cadet's career
General General­leutnant General­major Brigade­general Oberst Oberst­leutnant Major Stabs­haupt­mann Haupt­mann Ober­leut­nant Leut­nant Ober­fähn­rich Fähn­rich Fahnen­junker


 Hellenic Army
No equivalent Army-GRE-OF-09.svg Army-GRE-OF-08.svg Army-GRE-OF-07.svg Army-GRE-OF-06.svg Army-GRE-OF-05.svg Army-GRE-OF-04.svg Army-GRE-OF-03.svg Army-GRE-OF-02.svg Army-GRE-OF-01a.svg Army-GRE-OF-01b.svg GR-Army-OFD.svg No equivalent
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Designate
? ? ? ? ? ?


NATO code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student officer
 Hungarian Army
No equivalent Rank Army Hungary OF-09.svg Rank Army Hungary OF-08.svg Rank Army Hungary OF-07.svg Rank Army Hungary OF-06.svg Rank Army Hungary OF-05.svg Rank Army Hungary OF-04.svg Rank Army Hungary OF-03.svg Rank Army Hungary OF-02.svg Rank Army Hungary OF-01b.svg Rank Army Hungary OF-01a.svg No equivalent No insignia
Vezérezredes Altábornagy Vezér?rnagy Dandártábornok Ezredes Alezredes ?rnagy Százados F?hadnagy Hadnagy Honvéd­tisztje­lölt


Iceland Iceland Crisis Response Unit
No equivalent
Iceland OF-5.svg Iceland OF-4.svg Iceland OF-3.svg Iceland OF-2.svg Iceland OF-1b.svg Iceland OF-1a.svg No equivalent
Ofursti Undirofursti Majór Höfuðsmaður Liðsforingi Undirliðsforingi


 Italian Army
Rank insignia of generale of the Army of Italy (1973).svg Rank insignia of generale di corpo d'armata con incarichi speciali of the Army of Italy (1973).svg Rank insignia of generale di corpo d'armata of the Army of Italy (1973).svg Rank insignia of generale di divisione of the Army of Italy (1973).svg Rank insignia of generale di brigata of the Army of Italy (1973).svg Rank insignia of colonnello of the Army of Italy (1973).svg Rank insignia of tenente colonnello of the Army of Italy (1973).svg Rank insignia of maggiore of the Army of Italy (1973).svg Rank insignia of primo capitano of the Army of Italy (1973).svg Rank insignia of capitano of the Army of Italy (1973).svg Rank insignia of tenete of the Army of Italy (1973).svg Rank insignia of sottotenete of the Army of Italy (1973).svg No equivalent Rank insignia of allievo ufficiale of the Italian Army.svg
Generale
(Chief of Defense Staff only)
Generale di Corpo d'Armata con Incarichi Speciali
(Chief of Army General Staff)
Generale di Corpo d'Armata
(Tenente Generale)
Generale di Divisione
(Maggior Generale)
Generale di Brigata
(Brigadier Generale)
Colonnello Tenente Colonnello Maggiore Primo capitano Capitano Tenente Sottotenente Allievo Ufficiale


 Latvian Land Forces
No equivalent
LV-Army-OF8.png LV-Army-OF7.png LV-Army-OF6.png LV-Army-OF5.png LV-Army-OF4.png LV-Army-OF3.png LV-Army-OF2.png LV-Army-OF1a.png LV-Army-OF1b.png
?ener?l­leitnants
Lieutenant General
?ener?l­majors
Major General
Brig?des ?ener?lis
Brigadier General
Pulkvedis
Colonel
Pulkve?­leitnants
Lieutenant Colonel
Majors
Major
Kapteinis
Captain
Virs­leitnants
First Lieutenant
Leitnants
Lieutenant
Kadets
Cadet


 Lithuanian Land Force
No equivalent
21-Lithuania Army-LG.svg 20-Lithuania Army-MG.svg 19-Lithuania Army-BG.svg 18-Lithuania Army-COL.svg 17-Lithuania Army-LTC.svg 16-Lithuania Army-MAJ.svg 15-Lithuania Army-CPT.svg 14-Lithuania Army-1LT.svg 13-Lithuania Army-2LT.svg No equivalent SF kari?nas LKA.jpg
Generolas leitenantas Generolas majoras Brigados generolas Pulkininkas Pulkininkas leitenantas Majoras Kapitonas Vyresnysis leitenantas Leitenantas Kari?nas


NATO code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student officer
 Luxembourg Army
No equivalent
Army-LUX-OF-09.svg Army-LUX-OF-05.svg Army-LUX-OF-04.svg Army-LUX-OF-03.svg Army-LUX-OF-02.svg Army-LUX-OF-01a.svg Army-LUX-OF-01b.svg Army-LUX-OF-00.svg No equivalent
Général
(Chef d'État-Major)
Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Major Capitaine Premier-Lieutenant Lieutenant Aspirant-Officier


 Montenegrin Ground Army
No equivalent 19-Montenegro Army-GEN.svg 18-Montenegro Army-LG.svg 17-Montenegro Army-MG.svg 16-Montenegro Army-BG.svg 15-Montenegro Army-COL.svg 14-Montenegro Army-LTC.svg 13-Montenegro Army-MAJ.svg 12-Montenegro Army-CPT.svg 11-Montenegro Army-1LT.svg 10-Montenegro Army-2LT.svg No equivalent
General Pukovnik General Potpukovnik General Major Brigadir General Pukovnik Potpukovnik Major Kapetan Poru?nik Potporu?nik


 Royal Netherlands Army
No equivalent Nl-landmacht-generaal.svg Nl-landmacht-luitenant generaal.svg Nl-landmacht-generaal majoor.svg Nl-landmacht-brigade generaal.svg Nl-landmacht-kolonel.svg Nl-landmacht-luitenant kolonel.svg Nl-landmacht-majoor.svg Nl-landmacht-kapitein ritmeester.svg Nl-landmacht-eerste luitenant.svg Nl-landmacht-tweede luitenant.svg Nl-landmacht-vaandrig.svg Enlisted or NCO rank plus Royal Military Academy
logo indicating cadet's career
Generaal Luitenant-generaal Generaal-majoor Brigadegeneraal Kolonel Luitenant-kolonel Majoor Kapitein/Ritmeester 1e Luitenant 2e Luitenant Vaandrig/Kornet
 Norwegian Army
No equivalent Norway-army-OF-9.svg Norway-army-OF-8.svg Norway-army-OF-7.svg Norway-army-OF-6.svg Norway-army-OF-5.svg Norway-army-OF-4.svg Norway-army-OF-3.svg Norway-army-OF-2.svg Norway-army-OF-1b.svg Norway-army-OF-1a.svg No equivalent
General Generalløytnant Generalmajor Brigader Oberst Oberstløytnant Major Kaptein/
Rittmester
Løytnant Fenrik


 Polish Land Forces
Army-POL-OF-10.svg Army-POL-OF-09.svg Army-POL-OF-08.svg Army-POL-OF-07.svg Army-POL-OF-06.svg Army-POL-OF-05.svg Army-POL-OF-04.svg Army-POL-OF-03.svg Army-POL-OF-02.svg Army-POL-OF-01a.svg Army-POL-OF-01b.svg No equivalent Pagon podchorazego zawodowej Wy?szej Szko?y Oficerskiej.jpg
Marsza?ek Polski[note 1] Genera? Genera? broni Genera? dywizji Genera? brygady Pu?kownik Podpu?kownik Major Kapitan Porucznik Podporucznik Podchory
 Portuguese Army
Army-POR-OF-10.svg Army-POR-OF-09.svg Army-POR-OF-08.svg Army-POR-OF-07.svg Army-POR-OF-06.svg Army-POR-OF-05a.svg Army-POR-OF-05b.svg Army-POR-OF-04.svg Army-POR-OF-03.svg Army-POR-OF-02.svg Army-POR-OF-01a.svg Army-POR-OF-01b.svg Army-POR-OF-00a.svg Army-POR-OF-00b.svg
Marechal
[note 1]
General Tenente-general Major-general Brigadeiro-general Coronel-tirocinado
[note 2]
Coronel Tenente-coronel Major Capitão Tenente Alferes Aspirante-a-oficial Cadete


NATO code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student officer
 Romanian Land Forces
Romania-Army-OF-10.svg Romania-Army-OF-9.svg Romania-Army-OF-8.svg Romania-Army-OF-7.svg Romania-Army-OF-6.svg Romania-Army-OF-5.svg Romania-Army-OF-4.svg Romania-Army-OF-3.svg Romania-Army-OF-2.svg Romania-Army-OF-1b.svg Romania-Army-OF-1a.svg No equivalent
Mare?al[note 1] General General-locotenent General-maior General de brigad? Colonel Locotenent-colonel Maior C?pitan Locotenent Sublocotenent


 Slovak Ground Forces
No equivalent Army-SVK-OF-09.svg Army-SVK-OF-08.svg Army-SVK-OF-07.svg Army-SVK-OF-06.svg Army-SVK-OF-05.svg Army-SVK-OF-04.svg Army-SVK-OF-03.svg Army-SVK-OF-02.svg Army-SVK-OF-01a.svg Army-SVK-OF-01b.svg No equivalent
Generál Generálporu?ík[note 3] Generálmajor Brigádny Generál Plukovník Podplukovník Major Kapitán Nadporu?ík Poru?ík
 Slovenian Ground Force
No equivalent 21-Slovenian Army-GEN.svg 20-Slovenian Army-LG.svg 19-Slovenian Army-MG.svg 18-Slovenian Army-BG.svg 17-Slovenian Army-COL.svg 16-Slovenian Army-LTC.svg 15-Slovenian Army-MAJ.svg 14-Slovenian Army-CPT.svg 13-Slovenian Army-1LT.svg 12-Slovenian Army-2LT.svg No equivalent
General polkovnik Generalpodpolkovnik Generalmajor Brigadir General Polkovnik Podpolkovnik Major Stotnik Nadporo?nik Poro?nik


 Spanish Army
Capitán General General de Ejército Teniente General General de División General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Comandante Capitán Teniente Alférez Alférez 13eje.png 12ej.png 13ej.png
Capitán general[note 4] General de Ejército Teniente general General de división General de brigada Coronel Teniente coronel Comandante Capitán Teniente Alférez Caballero Alférez Cadete Alumno repetidor Alumno 2º Alumno 1º


 Turkish Land Forces
Turkey-army-OF-10.svg Turkey-army-OF-9.svg Turkey-army-OF-9a.svg Turkey-army-OF-8.svg Turkey-army-OF-7.svg Turkey-army-OF-6.svg Turkey-army-OF-5.svg Turkey-army-OF-4.svg Turkey-army-OF-3.svg Turkey-army-OF-2.svg Turkey-army-OF-1.svg Turkey-army-OF-1b.svg Turkey-army-OF-0.svg Various
[note 5]
Mare?al[note 1] Genelkurmay
Ba?kanl
[note 6]
Orgeneral Korgeneral Tümgeneral Tu?general Albay Yarbay Binba Yüzba Üste?men Te?men Aste?men Harbiyeli
 British Army
Field marshal General Lieutenant-general Major-general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer cadet No equivalent
Field marshal[note 1] General Lieutenant-general Major-general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer cadet


 United States Army
General of the Army General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant Various No equivalent
General of the Army General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant Cadet / Officer candidate


NATO code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student officer

Warrant officers (WO1-5)

Warrant Officers (WO) and Chief Warrant Officers (CWO) in the US Military rank below officers but above officer candidates and enlisted servicemen. The first warrant officer rank, WO1 does not have a "commission" associated with it, instead having a "Warrant" from the Secretary of the Army. Warrant officers are allowed the same courtesies as a commissioned officer, but may have some restrictions on their duties that are reserved for commissioned officers. Warrant officers usually receive a commission once they are promoted to Chief Warrant Officer 2 (CW2/CWO2). WO1s may be appointed by commission as stated in title 10 USC.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f Title; Honorary or posthumous rank; war time rank; ceremonial rank
  2. ^ Colonel who has completed the General Officer training course. Between 1929 and 1937, the Coronel-tirocinado was called Brigadeiro.
  3. ^ The appropriate branch of service badge is pinned just under the top button of the for all ranks excluding full General.
  4. ^ The King only
  5. ^ Student officer insignia designates school grade rather than military seniority.
  6. ^ Chief of the Army General Staff. The background color may be different if he is not from air forces or navy. If he has been promoted to Mare?al on duty, he wears OF-10 insignia only.

References

  • STANAG 2116 NATO chart
  • Davis, Brian L. (1989). NATO Forces: An Illustrated Reference to Their Organization and Insignia. Blandford Press. ISBN 978-0713717372.

External links


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