Comparative army officer ranks of Africa

Rank comparison chart of armies/ land forces of African 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
Algeria Algeria
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No equivalent
15.PNA-LG 14.PNA-MG 13.PNA-BG 12.AlgA-COL.svg 11.AlgA-LTC.svg 10.AlgA-MAJ.svg 09.AlgA-CAPT.svg 08.AlgA-1LT.svg 07.AlgA-2LT.svg Unknown
Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain 1st Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant
Angola Angola
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No equivalent 17.AA-GE.svg Angola-Army-OF-9.svg Angola-Army-OF-8.svg Angola-Army-OF-7.svg Angola-Army-OF-5.svg Angola-Army-OF-4.svg Angola-Army-OF-3.svg Angola-Army-OF-2.svg Angola-Army-OF-1b.svg Angola-Army-OF-1a.svg Angola-Army-OF-(D).svg
General de Exército General Tenente General Brigadeiro General Coronel Tenente Coronel Major Capitão Tenente Sub-Tenente Aspirante
Benin Benin
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No equivalent
None.svg Benin Army OF-5.svg Benin Army OF-4.svg Benin Army OF-3.svg Benin Army OF-2.svg Benin Army OF-1b.svg Benin Army OF-1a.svg Unknown
Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Commandant Captaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant
Botswana Botswana
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No equivalent
Botswana-Army-OF-8.svg Botswana-Army-OF-7.svg Botswana-Army-OF-6.svg Botswana-Army-OF-5.svg Botswana-Army-OF-4.svg Botswana-Army-OF-3.svg Botswana-Army-OF-2.svg Botswana-Army-OF-1b.svg Botswana-Army-OF-1a.svg Botswana-Army-OF-(D).svg
Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain 1st Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant Officer Cadet
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
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No equivalent 18. Burkina Faso Army - GEN 17. Burkina Faso Army - LG 16. Burkina Faso Army - MG 15. Burkina Faso Army - BG 14. Burkina Faso Army - SCOL.svg 13. Burkina Faso Army - COL.svg 12. Burkina Faso Army - LTC.svg 11. Burkina Faso Army - MAJ.svg 10. Burkina Faso Army - CAPT.svg 09. Burkina Faso Army - 1LT.svg 08. Burkina Faso Army - 2LT.svg Unknown
Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Major Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Burundi Burundi
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No equivalent
Burundi-Army-OF-6.svg Burundi-Army-OF-5.svg Burundi-Army-OF-4.svg Burundi-Army-OF-3.svg Burundi-Army-OF-2b.svg Burundi-Army-OF-2a.svg Burundi-Army-OF-1b.svg Burundi-Army-OF-1a.svg Unknown
Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine-Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Cameroon Cameroon
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No equivalent Cameroon-Army-OF-9.svg Cameroon-Army-OF-8.svg Cameroon-Army-OF-7.svg Cameroon-Army-OF-6.svg Cameroon-Army-OF-5.svg Cameroon-Army-OF-4.svg Cameroon-Army-OF-3.svg Cameroon-Army-OF-2.svg Cameroon-Army-OF-1b.svg Cameroon-Army-OF-1a.svg Unknown
Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Cape Verde Cape Verde
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No equivalent
None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg Cape Verde-army-OF-2.svg Cape Verde-army-OF-1c.svg Cape Verde-army-OF-1b.svg Cape Verde-army-OF-1a.svg Cape Verde-army-OF-(D).svg
Major General
Major General
Brigadier
Brigadeiro
Colonel
Coronel
Lieutenant Colonel
Tenente Coronel
Major
Major
Captain
Capitão
First Lieutenant
Premiero Teniente
Lieutenant
Teniente
Second Lieutenant
Sub-Teniente
Officer Cadet
Aspirante
Central African Republic Central African Republic
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No equivalent 19.CAGF-GEN.svg 18.CAGF-LG.svg 17.CAGF-MG.svg 16.CAGF-BG.svg 15.CAGF-COL.svg 14.CAGF-LTC.svg 13.CAGF-MAJ.svg 12.CAGF-CAPT.svg 11.CAGF-1LT.svg 10.CAGF-2LT.svg Unknown
Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Chad Chad
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No equivalent
Mali-Army-OF-6.svg Chad-Army-OF-5.svg Chad-Army-OF-4.svg Chad-Army-OF-3.svg Chad-Army-OF-2.svg Chad-Army-OF-1b.svg Chad-Army-OF-1a.svg Unknown
Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Comoros Comoros
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No equivalent
Comoros-Army-OF-7.svg Comoros-Army-OF-6.svg Comoros-Army-OF-5.svg Comoros-Army-OF-4.svg Comoros-Army-OF-3.svg Comoros-Army-OF-2.svg Comoros-Army-OF-1b.svg Comoros-Army-OF-1a.svg Unknown
Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Democratic Republic of the Congo DR Congo
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No equivalent DR Congo Army OF-9.svg DR Congo Army OF-8.svg DR Congo Army OF-7.svg DR Congo Army OF-6.svg DR Congo Army OF-5.svg DR Congo Army OF-4.svg DR Congo Army OF-3.svg DR Congo Army OF-2.svg DR Congo Army OF-1b.svg DR Congo Army OF-1a.svg Unknown
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd lieutenant
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
Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo
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No equivalent
16-ROCongo Army-LG.svg 15-ROCongo Army-MG.svg 14-ROCongo Army-BG.svg 13-ROCongo Army-COL.svg 12-ROCongo Army-LTC.svg 11-ROCongo Army-MAJ.svg 10-ROCongo Army-CPT.svg 09-ROCongo Army-1LT.svg 08-ROCongo Army-2LT.svg Unknown
Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Djibouti Djibouti
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No equivalent
None.svg Djibouti-Army-OF-6.svg Djibouti-Army-OF-5.svg Djibouti-Army-OF-4.svg Djibouti-Army-OF-3.svg Djibouti-Army-OF-2.svg Djibouti-Army-OF-1b.svg Djibouti-Army-OF-1a.svg Unknown
Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Egypt Egypt
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Egypt Army - OF10.svg Egypt Army - OF09.svg Egypt Army - OF08.svg Egypt Army - OF07.svg Egypt Army - OF06.svg Egypt Army - OF05.svg Egypt Army - OF04.svg Egypt Army - OF03.svg Egypt Army - OF02.svg Egypt Army - OF01b.svg Egypt Army - OF01a.svg No equivalent
Moshir
(مشير)
Fariq awwal
(فريق أول)
Fariq
(فريق)
Liwaa'
(لواء)
'amid
(عميد)
'aqid
(عقيد)
Moqaddim
(مقدم)
Ra'id
(رائد)
Naqib
(نقيب)
Molazim awwal
(ملازم أول)
Molazim
(ملازم)
Field Marshal Colonel General / General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea
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No equivalent
14. EGLF-MG.svg 13. EGLF-BG.svg 12. EGLF-COL.svg 11. EGLF-LTC.svg 10. EGLF-MAJ.svg 09. EGLF-CPT.svg 08. EGLF-1LT.svg 07. EGLF-2LT.svg Unknown
Major General
General De Division
Brigadier General
General De Brigada
Colonel
Coronel
Lieutenant Colonel
Teniente Coronel
Major
Comandante
Captain
Capitán
1st Lieutenant
Teniente
2nd lieutenant
Alférez
Eritrea Eritrea
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No equivalent
13. ELF-MG.svg 12. ELF-BG.svg 11. ELF-COL.svg 10. ELF-LTC.svg 09. ELF-MAJ.svg 08. ELF-CAPT.svg 07. ELF-1LT.svg 06. ELF-2LT.svg Unknown
Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second lieutenant
Ethiopia Ethiopia
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No equivalent 18.EA-GEN.svg 17.EA-LG.svg 16.EA-MG.svg 15.EA-BG.svg 14.EA-COL.svg 13.EA-LTC.svg 12.EA-MAJ.svg 11.EA-CAPT.svg 10.EA-1LT.svg 09.EA-LT.svg 08.EA-2LT.svg Unknown
General Lieutenant
General
Major
General
Brigadier
General
Colonel Lieutenant
Colonel
Major Captain 1st
Lieutenant
Lieutenant 2nd
Lieutenant
Gabon Gabon
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No equivalent 23.GLF-GEN.svg 22.GLF-LG.svg 21.GLF-MG.svg 20.GLF-BG.svg 19.GLF-1COL.svg 18.GLF-COL.svg 17.GLF-1LTC.svg 16.GLF-LTC.svg 15.GLF-1MAJ.svg 14.GLF-MAJ.svg 13.GLF-1CPT.svg 12.GLF-CPT.svg 11.GLF-1LT.svg 10.GLF-LT.svg 09.GLF-2LT.svg Unknown
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Major Colonel Senior lieutenant colonel Lieutenant Colonel 1st Major Major 1st Captain Captain 1st lieutenant Lieutenant 2nd lieutenant
The Gambia Gambia
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No equivalent 16.Gambian Army-GEN.svg 15.Gambian Army-LG.svg 14.Gambian Army-MG.svg 13.Gambian Army-BG.svg 12.Gambian Army-COL.svg 11.Gambian Army-LTC.svg 10.Gambian Army-MAJ.svg 09.Gambian Army-CPT.svg 08.Gambian Army-1LT.svg 07.Gambian Army-2LT.svg Unknown
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant
Ghana Ghana
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17-Ghana Army-CIC.svg 16-Ghana Army-GEN.svg 15-Ghana Army-LG.svg 14-Ghana Army-MG.svg 13-Ghana Army-BG.svg 12-Ghana Army-COL.svg 11-Ghana Army-LTC.svg 10-Ghana Army-MAJ.svg 09-Ghana Army-CPT.svg 08-Ghana Army-1LT.svg 07-Ghana Army-2LT.svg Unknown
Field Marshal General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd lieutenant
Guinea Guinea
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No equivalent Guinea-Army-OF-9.svg Guinea-Army-OF-8.svg Mali-Army-OF-7.svg Mali-Army-OF-6.svg Mali-Army-OF-5.svg Mali-Army-OF-4.svg Mali-Army-OF-3.svg Mali-Army-OF-2.svg Mali-Army-OF-1b.svg Mali-Army-OF-1a.svg Unknown
Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau
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No equivalent 15. Guinea-Bissau GEN.svg 14. Guinea-Bissau LG.svg 13. Guinea-Bissau MG.svg 12. Guinea-Bissau BG.svg 11. Guinea-Bissau COL.svg 10. Guinea-Bissau LTC.svg 09. Guinea-Bissau MAJ.svg 08. Guinea-Bissau CAPT.svg 07. Guinea-Bissau 1LT.svg 06. Guinea-Bissau 2LT.svg No equivalent
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Sub-
Lieutenant
Ivory Coast Ivory Coast
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No equivalent Ivory Coast-Army-OF-9.svg Ivory Coast-Army-OF-8.svg Ivory Coast-Army-OF-7.svg Ivory Coast-Army-OF-6.svg Ivory Coast-Army-OF-5.svg Ivory Coast-Army-OF-4.svg Ivory Coast-Army-OF-3.svg Ivory Coast-Army-OF-2.svg Ivory Coast-Army-OF-1b.svg Ivory Coast-Army-OF-1a.svg Unknown
Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Kenya Kenya
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17. Kenyan Army CinC.svg 16. Kenyan Army GEN.svg 15. Kenyan Army LG.svg 14. Kenyan Army MG.svg 13. Kenyan Army BG.svg 12. Kenyan Army COL.svg 11. Kenyan Army LTCOL.svg 10. Kenyan Army MAJ.svg 09. Kenyan Army CAPT.svg 08. Kenyan Army LT.svg 07. Kenyan Army 2LT.svg Unknown
Commander-in-Chief General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant
Lesotho Lesotho
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None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg Unknown
Field Marshal General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd lieutenant
Liberia Liberia
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None.svg US-O10 insignia US-O9 insignia US-O8 insignia US-O7 insignia.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg Unknown
General of the Army General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
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
Libya Libya
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No equivalent
None.svg None.svg Libya-Army-OF-6.svg Libya-Army-OF-5.svg Libya-Army-OF-4.svg Libya-Army-OF-3.svg Libya-Army-OF-2.svg Libya-Army-OF-1b.svg Libya-Army-OF-1a.svg No equivalent
Fariq
(فريق)
Liwaa'
(لواء)
'amid
(عميد)
'aqid
(عقيد)
Moqaddim
(مقدم)
Ra'id
(رائد)
Naqib
(نقيب)
Molazim awwal
(ملازم أول)
Molazim
(ملازم)
Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Lieutenant
Madagascar Madagascar
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No equivalent Madagascar-Army-OF-9.svg Madagascar-Army-OF-8.svg Madagascar-Army-OF-7.svg Madagascar-Army-OF-6.svg Madagascar-Army-OF-5.svg Madagascar-Army-OF-4.svg Madagascar-Army-OF-3.svg Madagascar-Army-OF-2.svg Madagascar-Army-OF-1b.svg Madagascar-Army-OF-1a.svg Unknown
Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Malawi Malawi
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No equivalent 16. Malawi Army - GEN.svg 15. Malawi Army - LG.svg 14. Malawi Army - MG.svg 13. Malawi Army - BG.svg 12. Malawi Army - COL.svg 11. Malawi Army - LTC.svg 10. Malawi Army - MAJ.svg 09. Malawi Army - CAPT.svg 08. Malawi Army - LT.svg 07. Malawi Army - 2LT.svg Unknown
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant
Mali Mali
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No equivalent
Mali-Army-OF-7.svg Mali-Army-OF-6.svg Mali-Army-OF-5.svg Mali-Army-OF-4.svg Mali-Army-OF-3.svg Mali-Army-OF-2.svg Mali-Army-OF-1b.svg Mali-Army-OF-1a.svg Unknown
Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Mauritania Mauritania
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No equivalent
14.Mauritania Air Force-MG.svg 13.Mauritania Air Force-BG.svg Mauritania-Army-OF-5.svg Mauritania-Army-OF-4.svg Mauritania-Army-OF-3.svg Mauritania-Army-OF-2.svg Mauritania-Army-OF-1b.svg Mauritania-Army-OF-1a.svg Unknown
Général de division
لواء
Général de brigade
عميد
Colonel
عقيد
Lieutenant-Colonel
مقدم
Commandant
رائد
Capitaine
نقيب
Lieutenant
ملازم أول
Sous-Lieutenant
ملازم
Mauritius Mauritius No army
Morocco Morocco
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21-Moroccan Army-FM.svg 20-Moroccan Army-GEN.svg 19-Moroccan Army-LG.svg 18-Moroccan Army-MG.svg 17-Moroccan Army-BG.svg 16-Moroccan Army-BRIG.svg 15-Moroccan Army-COL.svg 14-Moroccan Army-LTC.svg 13-Moroccan Army-MAJ.svg 12-Moroccan Army-CPT.svg 11-Moroccan Army-1LT.svg 10-Moroccan Army-2LT.svg None.svg None.svg
Maréchal Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Major Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant Aspirant Eleve Officier
Mozambique Mozambique
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No equivalent
Mozambique-Army-OF-8.svg Mozambique-Army-OF-7.svg Mozambique-Army-OF-6.svg Mozambique-Army-OF-5.svg Mozambique-Army-OF-4.svg Mozambique-Army-OF-3.svg Mozambique-Army-OF-2.svg Mozambique-Army-OF-1b.svg Mozambique-Army-OF-1a.svg Unknown
Coronel General Teniente General Major General Coronel Teniente Coronel Major Capitáo Teniente Aleférez
Namibia Namibia
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No equivalent 16-Namibia Army-GEN.svg 15-Namibia Army-LG.svg 14-Namibia Army-MG.svg 13-Namibia Army-BG.svg 12-Namibia Army-COL.svg 11-Namibia Army-LTC.svg 10-Namibia Army-MAJ.svg 09-Namibia Army-CPT.svg 08-Namibia Army-1LT.svg 07-Namibia Army-2LT.svg Unknown
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd lieutenant
Niger Niger
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No equivalent
None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg Unknown
Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Commandant Captaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant
Nigeria Nigeria
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Nigeria-Army-OF-10.svg Nigeria-Army-OF-9.svg Nigeria-Army-OF-8.svg Nigeria-Army-OF-7.svg Nigeria-Army-OF-6.svg Nigeria-Army-OF-5.svg Nigeria-Army-OF-4.svg Nigeria-Army-OF-3.svg Nigeria-Army-OF-2.svg Nigeria-Army-OF-1b.svg Nigeria-Army-OF-1a.svg Unknown
Field Marshal General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
Rwanda Rwanda
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No equivalent 16-Rwanda Army-GEN.svg 15-Rwanda Army-LG.svg 14-Rwanda Army-MG.svg 13-Rwanda Army-BG.svg 12-Rwanda Army-COL.svg 11-Rwanda Army-LTC.svg 10-Rwanda Army-MAJ.svg 09-Rwanda Army-CPT.svg 08-Rwanda Army-1LT.svg 07-Rwanda Army-2LT.svg Unknown
Général Lieutenant général Général-major Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant
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
São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé and Príncipe
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No equivalent
None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg
Brigadeiro General Coronel-tirocinado Coronel Tenente-coronel Major Capitão Tenente Alferes Aspirante-a-Oficial-Aluno
Senegal Senegal
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No equivalent
Senegal-Army-OF-7.svg Senegal-Army-OF-6.svg Senegal-Army-OF-5.svg Senegal-Army-OF-4.svg Senegal-Army-OF-3.svg Senegal-Army-OF-2.svg Senegal-Army-OF-1b.svg Senegal-Army-OF-1a.svg Unknown
Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Seychelles Seychelles
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No equivalent
Seychelles-OF-06.svg Seychelles-OF-05.svg Seychelles-OF-04.svg Seychelles-OF-03.svg Vanuatu MF OF-02.svg Vanuatu MF OF-01b.svg Vanuatu MF OF-01a.svg Vanuatu MF OF-(D).svg
Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain 1st Lieutenant Lieutenant Officer Cadet
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
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No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg Unknown
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
Somalia Somalia
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No equivalent
15-Somali Army-MG.svg 14-Somali Army-BG.svg 13-Somali Army-COL.svg 12-Somali Army-LTC.svg 11-Somali Army-MAJ.svg 10-Somali Army-CPT.svg 09-Somali Army-1LT.svg 08-Somali Army-2LT.svg Unknown
Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
South Africa South Africa
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No equivalent SAA-OF-9.svg SAA-OF-8.svg SAA-OF-7.svg SAA-OF-6.svg SAA-OF-5.svg SAA-OF-4.svg SAA-OF-3.svg SAA-OF-2.svg SAA-OF-1b.svg SAA-OF-1a.svg SAA-OF-(D).svg
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd lieutenant Candidate officer
South Sudan South Sudan
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None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg Unknown
Field Marshal General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd lieutenant
Sudan Sudan
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Sudan Army - OF10.svg Sudan Army - OF09.svg Sudan Army - OF08.svg Sudan Army - OF07.svg Sudan Army - OF06.svg Sudan Army - OF05.svg Sudan Army - OF04.svg Sudan Army - OF03.svg Sudan Army - OF02.svg Sudan Army - OF01b.svg Sudan Army - OF01a.svg Unknown
Mushir Fariq awwal
(فريق أول)
Fariq
(فريق‎‎)
Liwaa'
(لواء‎‎)
'amid
(عميد)
'aqid
(عقيد)
Moqaddim
(مقدم)
Ra'id
(رائد‎‎)
Naqib
(نقيب)
Molazim awwal
(ملازم أول)
Molazim thani
(ملازم)
Eswatini Swaziland
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None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg Unknown
Field Marshal General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd lieutenant
Tanzania Tanzania
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No equivalent 17-Tanzania Army-GEN.svg 16-Tanzania Army-LG.svg 15-Tanzania Army-MG.svg 14-Tanzania Army-BG.svg 13-Tanzania Army-COL.svg 12-Tanzania Army-LTC.svg 11-Tanzania Army-MAJ.svg 10-Tanzania Army-CPT.svg 09-Tanzania Army-1LT.svg 08-Tanzania Army-2LT.svg 07-Tanzania Army-OC.svg
General
Jenerali
Lieutenant General
Luteni Jenerali
Major General
Meja Jenerali
Brigadier General
Brigedia Jenerali
Colonel
Kanali
Lieutenant Colonel
Luteni Kanali
Major
Meja
Captain
Kapteni
Lieutenant
Luteni
2nd lieutenant
Luteni usu
Officer candidate
Togo Togo
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No equivalent
Togo-Army-OF-6.svg Togo-Army-OF-5.svg Togo-Army-OF-4.svg Togo-Army-OF-3.svg Togo-Army-OF-2.svg Togo-Army-OF-1b.svg Togo-Army-OF-1a.svg Unknown
Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Tunisia Tunisia
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No equivalent
Grade Terre tunisienne O10.png Grade Terre tunisienne O9.png Grade Terre tunisienne O8.png Grade Terre tunisienne O7.png Grade Terre tunisienne O6.png Grade Terre tunisienne O5.png Grade Terre tunisienne O4.png Grade Terre tunisienne O3.png Grade Terre tunisienne O2.png Grade Terre tunisienne O1.png Unknown
Army corps general Major general Brigadier general Major Colonel Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
Uganda Uganda
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No equivalent Uganda-Army-OF-9.svg Uganda-Army-OF-8.svg Uganda-Army-OF-7.svg Uganda-Army-OF-6.svg Uganda-Army-OF-5.svg Uganda-Army-OF-4.svg Uganda-Army-OF-3.svg Uganda-Army-OF-2.svg Uganda-Army-OF-1b.svg Uganda-Army-OF-1a.svg Unknown
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant
Zambia Zambia
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No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg Unknown
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
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No equivalent Zimbabwe-Army-OF-9.svg Zimbabwe-Army-OF-8.svg Zimbabwe-Army-OF-7.svg Zimbabwe-Army-OF-6.svg Zimbabwe-Army-OF-5.svg Zimbabwe-Army-OF-4.svg Zimbabwe-Army-OF-3.svg Zimbabwe-Army-OF-2.svg Zimbabwe-Army-OF-1b.svg Zimbabwe-Army-OF-1a.svg Unknown
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd lieutenant
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

Warrant officers

Equivalent NATO rank WO-1 WO-2 WO-3 WO-4 WO-5
South Africa South Africa
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SAA-WO-1 SAA-WO-2 SAA-WO-3 SAA-WO-4 SAA-WO-5
Senior warrant officer Master warrant officer Chief warrant officer Senior chief warrant officer Master chief warrant officer

See also

Comparative Ranks of Apartheid States in Southern Africa

Rank comparison charts of armies/ land forces of apartheid states and territories in Southern Africa.

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
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