Comparative army enlisted ranks of the Commonwealth

Rank comparison chart of armies/ land forces of Commonwealth of Nations states.

Enlisted

Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda
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06.RABDF-WO1 05.RABDF-WO2 04.RABDF-SSG 03.RABDF-SGT No equivalent 02.RABDF-CPL 01.RABDF-LCPL No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Australia Australia
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Regimental sergeant major of the army Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant No equivalent Corporal Lance corporal No insignia
Regimental sergeant
major of the army
Warrant officer
class 1
Warrant officer
class 2
Staff sergeant
(to be phased out)
Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
(or equivalent)
The Bahamas Bahamas No army
Bangladesh Bangladesh
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Bangladesh-army-WO-3.svg Bangladesh-army-WO-2.svg Bangladesh-army-WO-1.svg Bangladesh-army-OR-5.svg No equivalent Bangladesh-army-OR-4.svg Bangladesh-army-OR-3.svg No equivalent Bangladesh-army-OR-1.svg
Master Warrant Officer Senior Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Sainik
Barbados Barbados
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06.BDF-WO1 05.BDF-WO2 04.BDF-SSG 03.BDF-SGT No equivalent 02.BDF-CPL 01.BDF-LCPL No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Belize Belize
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British Army OR-9a British Army OR-8b British Army OR-7 British Army OR-6 No equivalent British Army OR-4 British Army OR-3 No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Botswana Botswana
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None None None Botswana-Army-OR-6 No equivalent Botswana-Army-OR-4 Botswana-Army-OR-3 No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Brunei Brunei
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Regimental Sergeant Major of the Army Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Company Sergeant Major Staff Sergeant Sergeant No equivalent Corporal Lance Corporal No insignia
Force Sergeant Major Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Company Sergeant Major Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Cameroon Cameroon
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Cameroon-Army-OR-9.svg Cameroon-Army-OR-8.svg No equivalent Cameroon-Army-OR-6.svg Cameroon-Army-OR-5.svg Cameroon-Army-OR-4.svg Cameroon-Army-OR-3.svg Cameroon-Army-OR-2.svg Cameroon-Army-OR-1.svg
Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Master Corporal
Caporal-chef
Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat Première
Private
Soldat
Canada Canada
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Canadian Army OR-9a.svg Canadian Army OR-8.svg Canadian Army OR-7.svg Canadian Army OR-6.svg Canadian Army OR-5.svg Canadian Army OR-4.svg Canadian Army OR-3.svg Canadian Army OR-2.svg Canadian Army OR-2.svg
Chief Warrant Officer
Adjudant-chef
Master Warrant Officer
Adjudant-maître
Warrant Officer
Adjudant
Sergeant
Sergent
Master Corporal
Caporal-chef
Corporal
Caporal
Private (Trained)
Soldat (Formé)
Private (Basic)
Soldat (Confirmé)
Private (Recruit)
Soldat (Recrue)
Cyprus Cyprus
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Cyprus-Army-OR-9.svg Cyprus-Army-OR-8.svg Cyprus-Army-OR-7.svg Cyprus-Army-OR-6.svg Cyprus-Army-OR-5.svg Cyprus-Army-OR-6c.svg No equivalent Cyprus-Army-OR-4c.svg Cyprus-Army-OR-3.svg No equivalent Arm/corps insignia only
Warrant Officer
Ανθυπασπιστής
Master Sergeant
Αρχιλοχίας
Staff sergeant
Επιλοχίας
Sergeant
Λοχίας
Sergeant
Έφεδρος Λοχίας
Corporal
Δεκανέας
Lance Corporal
Υποδεκανέας
Private
Στρατιώτης
Dominica Dominica No army
Fiji Fiji
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Regimental Sergeant Major of the Army Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant No equivalent Corporal Lance Corporal No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Ghana Ghana
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Ghana-Army-OR-9 Ghana-Army-OR-8 Staff Sergeant (Ghana Army OR-07) Sergeant (Ghana Army OR-06) No equivalent Corporal (Ghana Army OR-04) Lance-Corporal (Ghana Army OR-03) No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1
Afisa Mteule Daraja la Kwanza
Warrant Officer Class 2
Afisa Mteule Daraja la Pili
Staff Sergeant
Sajinitaji
Sergeant
Sajenti
Corporal
Koplo
Lance Corporal
Koplo Usu
Private
(or equivalent)
Grenada Grenada No army
Guyana Guyana
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Coat of arms of Guyana None None None Zimbabwe-Army-OR-6 No equivalent Zimbabwe-Army-OR-4 Zimbabwe-Army-OR-3 No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2
(Technical)
Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
India India
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Subedar Major - Risaldar Major of the Indian Army.svg Subedar - Risaldar of the Indian Army.svg Naib Subedar - Naib Risaldar of the Indian Army.svg India-Army-OR-6 No equivalent India-Army-OR-4 India-Army-OR-3 No insignia
Subedar-Major Subedar Naib Subedar Havildar Naik Lance Naik Sepoy
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Jamaica Jamaica
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Regimental Sergeant Major of the Army Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant No equivalent Corporal Lance Corporal No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Kenya Kenya
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None None Kenya-Army-OR-7 Kenya-Army-OR-6 No equivalent Kenya-Army-OR-4 Kenya-Army-OR-3 No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Kiribati Kiribati No army
Lesotho Lesotho
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None None None Zimbabwe-Army-OR-6 No equivalent Zimbabwe-Army-OR-4 Zimbabwe-Army-OR-3 No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Malawi Malawi
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None None None None No equivalent None None No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Malaysia Malaysia
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Regimental Sergeant Major of the Army Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant No equivalent Corporal Lance Corporal No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1
Pegawai Waran Kelas Pertama
Warrant Officer Class 2
Pegawai Waran Kelas Kedua
Staff Sergeant
Staf Sarjan
Sergeant
Sarjan
Corporal
Korporal
Lance Corporal
Lans Korporal
Private
Prebet
Recruit
Rekrut
Malta Malta
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07.Malta Army-SSGM 06.Malta Army-WO1 05.Malta Army-WO2 04.Malta Army-SSG 03.Malta Army-SGT No equivalent 02.Malta Army-BDR 01.Malta Army-LBDR No insignia
Senior Sergeant Major Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Bombadier Lance Bombadier Gunner
(or equivalent)
Mauritius Mauritius No army
Mozambique Mozambique
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No equivalent
Mozambique-Army-OR-7.svg Mozambique-Army-OR-6.svg Mozambique-Army-OR-5.svg Mozambique-Army-OR-4.svg Mozambique-Army-OR-3.svg Mozambique-Army-OR-2.svg No equivalent
Sergeant major
Intendente
First Sergeant
Primeiro-sargento
Second Sergeant
Segundo-sargento
Third Sergeant
Terceiro-sargento
Corporal
Cabo
Private First Class
Primeiro soldado
Namibia Namibia
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06-Namibia Army-WO1 05-Namibia Army-WO2 04-Namibia Army-SSG 03-Namibia Army-SGT No equivalent 02-Namibia Army-CPL 01-Namibia Army-LCPL No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Nauru Nauru No army
New Zealand New Zealand
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Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 (sergeant major) Staff sergeant Sergeant No equivalent Bombardier/corporal Lance bombardier/lance corporal No equivalent Gunner/trooper/private/signaller
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Nigeria Nigeria
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None None None None Sajenti (Tanzania Army OR-06) No equivalent Koplo (Tanzania Army OR-04) Koplo Usu (Tanzania Army OR-03) No insignia
Army Warrant Officer Master Warrant Officer Warrant officer Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Pakistan Pakistan
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10.Pakistan Army-SMCWO.svg 09.Pakistan Army-MCWO.svg 08.Pakistan Army-CWO.svg 03.Pakistan Army-SGT No equivalent 02.Pakistan Army-CPL 01.Pakistan Army-PFC No insignia
Subedar-Major/Risaldar-Major Subedar/Risaldar Naib Subedar/Naib Risaldar Havildar Naik Lance Naik Sepoy
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
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PNGDF Land OR-09 PNGDF Land OR-08 PNGDF Land OR-07 PNGDF Land OR-06 No equivalent PNGDF Land OR-04 PNGDF Land OR-03 No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1
?
Warrant Officer Class 2
?
Staff Sergeant
Plag Sajen
Sergeant
Sajen
Corporal
Kopul
Lance Corporal
Template:Lans Kopul
Private
Praivet
Rwanda Rwanda
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06-Rwanda Army-WO1.svg 05-Rwanda Army-WO2.svg 04-Rwanda Army-SGM.svg 03-Rwanda Army-SSG.svg 02-Rwanda Army-SGT.svg No equivalent 01-Rwanda Army-CPL.svg No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Sergeant Major
Sergent-major
First Sergeant
1er Sergeant
Sergeant
Sergent
Corporal
Caporal
Private
Soldate
Saint Lucia Saint Lucia No army
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines No army
Samoa Samoa No army
Seychelles Seychelles
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Seychelles-OR-09 Seychelles-OR-08 Seychelles-OR-07 British Royal Marines OR-6 No equivalent British Royal Marines OR-4 British Royal Marines OR-3 No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
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None Sierra Leone-Army-OR-8 None Zimbabwe-Army-OR-6 No equivalent Zimbabwe-Army-OR-4 Zimbabwe-Army-OR-3 No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Singapore Singapore
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Army-SGP-OR-6b.svg Army-SGP-OR-6a.svg Army-SGP-OR-5c.svg Army-SGP-OR-5b.svg Army-SGP-OR-5a.svg Army-SGP-OR-4b.svg Army-SGP-OR-4a.svg Army-SGP-OR-3.svg Army-SGP-OR-2.svg No insignia No insignia
Master Sergeant Staff Sergeant First Sergeant Second Sergeant Third Sergeant Corporal First Class Corporal Lance Corporal Private First Class Private Recruit
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands No army
South Africa South Africa
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SAA-OR-9 SAA-OR-8 SAA-OR-7 SAA-OR-6 No equivalent SAA-OR-4 SAA-OR-3 No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
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06. SLA-WO1 05. SLA-WO2 04. SLA-SSG 03. SLA-SGT No equivalent 02. SLA-CPL 01. SLA-LCPL No insignia
Warrant Officer
1st Class
Warrant Officer
2nd Class
Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Eswatini Swaziland
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None None None None No equivalent None None No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Tanzania Tanzania
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06-Tanzania Army-WO1 05-Tanzania Army-WO2 04-Tanzania Army-SSG 03-Tanzania Army-SGT No equivalent 02-Tanzania Army-CPL 01-Tanzania Army-LCPL No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1
Afisa Mteule Daraja la Kwanza
Warrant Officer Class 2
Afisa Mteule Daraja la Pili
Staff Sergeant
Sajinitaji
Sergeant
Sajenti
Corporal
Koplo
Lance Corporal
Koplo Usu
Private
(or equivalent)
Tonga Tonga
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Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant No equivalent Corporal Lance Corporal No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
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Trinidad and Tobago-Army-OR-09 Trinidad and Tobago-Army-OR-08b Trinidad and Tobago-Army-OR-08a Trinidad and Tobago-Army-OR-07 PNGDF Land OR-06 No equivalent PNGDF Land OR-04 PNGDF Land OR-03 No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Regimental Sergeant Major Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
Tuvalu Tuvalu No army
Uganda Uganda
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Uganda-Army-OR-9 Uganda-Army-OR-8 Uganda-Army-OR-7 Uganda-Army-OR-6 No equivalent Uganda-Army-OR-4 Uganda-Army-OR-3 No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
United Kingdom United Kingdom
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British Army Sergeant Major British Army OR-9b British Army OR-9a British Army OR-8b British Army OR-8a British Army OR-7 British Army OR-6 No equivalent British Army OR-4 British Army OR-3 No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Staff/Colour sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Vanuatu Vanuatu
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Regimental Sergeant Major of the Army Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant No equivalent Corporal Lance Corporal No insignia
Warrant Officer
Class 1
Warrant Officer
Class 2
Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Zambia Zambia
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Coat of arms of Zambia Zambia-Army-OR-8 Zambia-Army-OR-7 Zimbabwe-Army-OR-6 No equivalent Zimbabwe-Army-OR-4 Zambia-Army-OR-3 No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

See also

Comparative air force enlisted ranks of Africa

Rank comparison chart of enlisted rank for Air Forces of African states.

Comparative army enlisted ranks of Africa

Rank comparison chart of enlisted rank for armies/ land forces of African 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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