Comparative air force officer ranks of the Americas

Rank comparison chart of air forces of North and South American states.

Officers

Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda No air force
Argentina Argentina
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No equivalent Fuerza Aerea Argentina - Brigadier General.svg Fuerza Aerea Argentina - Brigadier Mayor.svg Fuerza Aerea Argentina - Brigadier.svg No equivalent Fuerza Aerea Argentina - Comodoro.svg Fuerza Aerea Argentina - Vicecomodoro.svg Fuerza Aerea Argentina - Mayor.svg Fuerza Aerea Argentina - Capitán.svg Fuerza Aerea Argentina - Primer Teniente.svg Fuerza Aerea Argentina - Teniente.svg Fuerza Aerea Argentina - Alférez.svg Unknown
Brigadier General
(Brigadier General)
Brigadier Mayor
(Brigadier-Major)
Brigadier
(Brigadier)
Comodoro
(Commodore)
Vicecomodoro
(Vice-Commodore)
Mayor
(Major)
Capitán
(Captain)
Primer Teniente
(First Lieutenant)
Teniente
(Lieutenant)
Alférez
(Ensign)
The Bahamas Bahamas No air force
 Barbados No air force
Bolivia Bolivia
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No equivalent General De Fuerza Aeréa (Lieutenant General).gif General De División Aeréa (Major General).gif General De Brigada Aeréa (Brigadier).gif No equivalent Coronel De Avación (Colonel).gif Teniente Coronel De Avación (Lieutenant Colonel).gif Mayor De Avación (Major).gif Captáin De Avación (Captain).gif Teniente De Avación (First Lieutenant).gif Subteniente De Avación (Second Lieutenant).gif Unknown
Army General
General De Fuerza Aeréa
Divisional General
General De División Aeréa
Brigade General
General De Brigada Aeréa
Colonel
Coronel Aviador
Lieutenant-Colonel
Teniente Coronel Aviador
Major
Mayor Aviador
Captain
Captáin Aviador
First Lieutenant
Teniente Aviador
Second Lieutenant
Subteniente Aviador
Brazil Brazil
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Brazilian Air Force marshal of the air rank insignia.svg Brazilian Air Force Lieutenant-Brigadier rank insignia.svg Brazilian Air Force Major-Brigadier rank insignia.svg Brazilian Air Force Brigadier rank insignia.svg No equivalent CoronelFAB-V.png Tenente-Coronel FAB.gif Major-vertical fab.gif Capitão FAB.png Primeiro-Tenente FAB.gif AspiranteFABrasil.png
Marechal-do-ar
(Marshal of the Air)
Tenente-brigadeiro
(Lieutenant-Brigadier)
Major-brigadeiro
(Major-Brigadier)
Brigadeiro-do-ar
(Brigadier)
Coronel
(Colonel)
Tenente-coronel
(Lieutenant-Colonel)
Major
(Major)
Capitão
(Captain)
Primeiro-tenente
(First Lieutenant)
Segundo-tenente
(Second Lieutenant)
Aspirante
(Aspirant)
Canada Canada
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No equivalent Canada-Air force-OF-9-collected Canada-Air force-OF-8-collected Canada-Air force-OF-7-collected Canada-Air force-OF-6-collected Canadian RCAF OF-5.svg Canadian RCAF OF-4.svg Canadian RCAF OF-3.svg Canadian RCAF OF-2.svg Canadian RCAF OF-1b.svg Canadian RCAF OF-1a.svg Canadian RCAF 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 Finnigan-général Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant Élève-officier
Chile Chile
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No equivalent Air General Aviation General Air Brigade General Commodore Aviation Colonel Group Commander Squadron Commander Flight Captain Lieutenant Sub-Lieutenant Ensign Cadet
Air General
General de Aire
Aviation General
General de Aviación
Air Brigade General
General de Brigada Aérea
Commodore
Comodoro
Aviation Colonel
Coronel de Aviación
Group Commander
Comandante de Grupo
Squadron Commander
Comandante de Escuadrilla
Flight Captain
Capitán de Bandada
Lieutenant
Teniente
Sublieutenant
Subteniente
Ensign
Alférez
Officer Cadet
Cadete
Colombia Colombia
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No equivalent General col fuerza aerea.svg No equivalent Mayor general col fuerza aerea.svg Brigadier general col air force.svg Coronel col fuerza aerea.svg Teniente coronel col fuerza aerea.svg Mayor col fuerza aerea.svg Capitan col fuerza aerea.svg Teniente col fuerza aerea.svg Subteniente col fuerza aerea.svg
General del Aire Mayor General del Aire Brigadier General del Aire Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Subteniente
Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer
Costa Rica Costa Rica No air force
Cuba Cuba
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No equivalent Cuba-Army-OF-9b.svg Cuba-Army-OF-8.svg Cuba-Army-OF-7.svg Cuba-Army-OF-6.svg Cuba-Army-OF-5.svg Cuba-Army-OF-4.svg Cuba-Army-OF-3.svg Cuba-Army-OF-2.svg Cuba-Army-OF-1c.svg Cuba-Army-OF-1b.svg Cuba-Army-OF-1a.svg Unknown
General de Ejército General de Cuerpo de Ejército General de División General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Primer Teniente Teniente Subteniente
 Dominica No air force
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
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No equivalent
Teniente General Mayor General General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitan Primer Teniente Segundo Teniente Cadete
Teniente General Mayor General General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitan Primer Teniente Segundo Teniente Cadete
Ecuador Ecuador
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No equivalent 17.Ecuadorian Air Force-GEN.svg 16.Ecuadorian Air Force-LG.svg 15.Ecuadorian Air Force-MG.svg No equivalent 14.Ecuadorian Air Force-COL.svg 13.Ecuadorian Air Force-LTC.svg 12.Ecuadorian Air Force-MAJ.svg 11.Ecuadorian Air Force-CPT.svg 10.Ecuadorian Air Force-1LT.svg 09.Ecuadorian Air Force-2LT.svg Unknown
General of the Air
General del aire
Lieutenant general
Teniente general
Major general
Brigadier general
Colonel
Coronel
Lieutenant colonel
Teniente coronel
Major
Mayor
Captain
Capitán
Lieutenant
Teniente
Second lieutenant
Subteniente
El Salvador El Salvador
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No equivalent
None.svg None.svg No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg Unknown
General de Avación General de Brigada Aérea Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Subteniente
 Grenada No air force
Guatemala Guatemala
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No equivalent General Division General Brigade General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major First Captain Second Captain First Lieutenant Sub-Lieutenant Unknown
General Ministro de Defensa Nacional General Jefe de Estado Mayor General de División General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Primero Capitán Segundo Teniente Subteniente
Haiti Haiti
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No equivalent
Haiti-AirForce-OF-5.svg Haiti-AirForce-OF-4.svg Haiti-AirForce-OF-3.svg Haiti-AirForce-OF-2.svg Haiti-AirForce-OF-1b.svg Haiti-AirForce-OF-1a.svg Unknown
Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Capitáne Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant
Honduras Honduras
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No equivalent
HON-AirForce-OF-7.svg HON-AirForce-OF-6.svg HON-AirForce-OF-5.svg HON-AirForce-OF-4.svg HON-AirForce-OF-3.svg HON-AirForce-OF-2.svg HON-AirForce-OF-1b.svg HON-AirForce-OF-1a.svg Unknown
General de División General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Subteniente
Mexico Mexico
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No equivalent
General de División General de Ala General de Grupo Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitan Primero Capitán Segundo Teniente Subteniente
General de División General de Ala General de Grupo Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitan Primero Capitán Segundo Teniente Subteniente
Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer
Nicaragua Nicaragua
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No equivalent Army general No equivalent Major General Brigade General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Lieutenant Unknown
General de Ejército Mayor General General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Primero Teniente
Panama Panama No air force
Paraguay Paraguay
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No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg
General de Fuerza Aerea General de División General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Primero Teniente Subteniente
Peru Peru
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No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg
General del Aire Teniente General Mayor General Coronel Comandante Mayor Capitán Teniente Alférez Cadete F.A.P.
 Saint Kitts and Nevis No air force
 Saint Lucia No air force
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines No air force
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
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No equivalent
Canadian Air Command (1984-2014) OF-5.svg Canadian Air Command (1984-2014) OF-4.svg Canadian Air Command (1984-2014) OF-3.svg Canadian Air Command (1984-2014) OF-2.svg Canadian Air Command (1984-2014) OF-1b.svg Canadian Air Command (1984-2014) OF-1a.svg Canadian Air Command (1984-2014) OF (D).svg
Group Captain Wing Commander Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant Flying Officer Pilot Officer
/Acting Pilot Officer
Officer Cadet
United States United States
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US Air Force O11 shoulderboard with seal.svg US Air Force O10 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O9 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O8 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O7 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O6 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O5 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O4 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O3 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O2 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O1 shoulderboard.svg Various Various
General of the Air Force1 General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer trainee Officer cadet
Uruguay Uruguay
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No equivalent
None.svg None.svg No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg
Teniente General Mayor General Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Primero Teniente Segundo Alférez
Venezuela Venezuela
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No equivalent General-in-Chief (Venezuela).PNG Major General (Venezuela).PNG Divisional General (Venezuela).PNG General-de-Brigada.png Coronel (Venezuela).png Teniente Coronel (Venezuela).png RMayor.jpg Captain (Venezuela).png 1st Lieutenant (Venezuela).png Sub-lieutenant (Venezuela).png Unknown
General en Jefe Mayor General General de Division General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Primer Teniente Teniente
Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer

See also

Comparative air force enlisted ranks of the Americas

Rank comparison chart of air forces of North and South American states.

Comparative air force officer ranks of Africa

Rank comparison chart of air forces of African states.

Comparative air force officer ranks of Europe

Rank comparison chart of all air forces of European states.

Comparative air force officer ranks of the Commonwealth

Rank comparison chart of air forces of Commonwealth of Nations states.

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 among NATO countries. Links to comparison charts can be found below.

Military ranks and insignia by country
Africa
Americas
Asia
Europe
Oceania
Post-Soviet states
Commonwealth of Nations
NATO

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