Comparative army officer ranks of Asia

Rank comparison chart of armies/ land forces of Asian states.

Note: Since none of the countries on this list are part of NATO, the conversion to equivalent NATO ranks are approximate.

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
Afghanistan Afghanistan
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Marshal General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Junior Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Junior Second Lieutenant
Marshal
مارشال
Setar jenral
ستر جنرال
Dagar jenral
ډگرجنرال
Turan jenral
تورن جنرال
Brid jenral
برید جنرال
Dagarwal
ډگروال
Dagarman
ډگرمن
Jagran
جگرن
Jag turan
جگتورن
Turan
تورن
Lomri baridman
لمړی بريدمن
Dvahomi baridman
دوهم بریدمن
Dreyom baridman
دریم بریدمن
Armenia Armenia
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No equivalent Post-Soviet-Army-OF-9.svg Post-Soviet-Army-OF-8.svg Post-Soviet-Army-OF-7.svg Post-Soviet-Army-OF-6.svg Post-Soviet-Army-OF-5.svg Post-Soviet-Army-OF-4.svg Post-Soviet-Army-OF-3.svg Post-Soviet-Army-OF-2.svg Post-Soviet-Army-OF-1c.svg Post-Soviet-Army-OF-1b.svg Post-Soviet-Army-OF-1a.svg Unknown
General of the Army
Բանակի գեներալ
Colonel general
գեներալ- գնդապետ
Lieutenant general
գեներալ- լեյտենանտ
Major general
գեներալ-մայոր
Colonel
գնդապետ
Lieutenant Colonel
գնդապետ-լեյտենանտ
Major
մայոր
Captain
կապիտան
Senior Lieutenant
ավագ լեյտենանտ
Lieutenant
լեյտենանտ
Junior Lieutenant
կրտսեր լեյտենանտ
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
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No equivalent
18.AzLF-CG.png 17.AzLF-LG.png 16.AzLF-MG.png 15.AzAF-COL.png 14.AzAF-LTC.png 13.AzLF-MAJ.png 12.AzLF-CPT.png 11.AzAF-SLT.png 10.AzAF-LT.png 9.AzLF-JLT.png Unknown
general-polkovnik general-leytenant general-mayor polkovnik polkovnik-leytenant mayor kapitan baş leytenant leytenant kiçik leytenant
Bahrain Bahrain
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15.RBLF-FM.svg 14.RBLF-GEN.svg 13.RBLF-LG.svg 12.RBLF-MG.svg 11.RBLF-BG.svg 10.RBLF-COL.svg 09.RBLF-LTC.svg 08.RBLF-MAJ.svg 07.RBLF-CPT.svg 06.RBLF-1LT.svg 05.RBLF-2LT.svg No equivalent
Field Marshal
(مشیر)
General
(فريق أول)
Lieutenant General
(فريق)
Major General
(لواء)
Brigadier General
(عميد)
Colonel
(عقيد)
Lieutenant Colonel
(مقدم)
Major
(رائد)
Captain
(نقيب)
First Lieutenant
(ملازم أول)
Second Lieutenant
(ملازم)
Bangladesh Bangladesh
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No equivalent Bangladesh-army-OF-9.svg Bangladesh-army-OF-8.svg Bangladesh-army-OF-7.svg Bangladesh-army-OF-6.svg Bangladesh-army-OF-5.svg Bangladesh-army-OF-4.svg Bangladesh-army-OF-3.svg Bangladesh-army-OF-2.svg Bangladesh-army-OF-1b.svg Bangladesh-army-OF-1a.svg None.svg
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer cadet
Bhutan Bhutan
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17.Bhutan Army-FM.svg 16.Bhutan Army-GEN.svg 15.Bhutan Army-LG.svg 14.Bhutan Army-MG.svg 13.Bhutan Army-BG.svg 12.Bhutan Army-COL.svg 11.Bhutan Army-LTC.svg 10.Bhutan Army-MAJ.svg 09.Bhutan Army-CAPT.svg 08.Bhutan Army-1LT.svg 07.Bhutan Army-2LT.svg No equivalent
Field
Marshal
General Lieutenant
General
Major
General
Brigadier
General
Colonel Lieutenant
Colonel
Major Captain First
Lieutenant
Second
Lieutenant
Brunei Brunei
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20.RBrLF-FM.svg 19.RBrLF-GEN.svg 18.RBrLF-LG.svg 17.RBrLF-MG.svg 16.RBrLF-BG.svg 15.RBrLF-COL.svg 14.RBrLF-LTC.svg 13.RBrLF-MAJ.svg 12.RBrLF-CAPT.svg 11.RBrLF-1LT.svg 10.RBrLF-2LT.svg 09.RBrLF-OC.svg
Field Marshal General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet
Cambodia Cambodia
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General of the Army
General
Lieutenant General
Major General
Brigadier General
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
1st Lieutenant
2nd Lieutenant
No equivalent
នាយឧត្តមសេនីយ៍អគ្គមេបញ្ចាការ នាយឧត្តមសេនីយ៍ ឧត្តមសេនីយ៍ឯក ឧត្តមសេនីយ៍ទោ ឧត្តមសេនីយ៍ត្រី វរសេនីយ៍ឯក វរសេនីយ៍ទោ វរសេនីយ៍ត្រី អនុសេនីយ៍ឯក អនុសេនីយ៍ទោ អនុសេនីយ៍ត្រី
General of the Army General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain 1st Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant
China People's Republic of China
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No equivalent
General
Lieutenant General
Major General
Colonel Commandant
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Officer Cadet
General
上将
shàngjiàng
Lieutenant General
中将
zhōngjiàng
Major General
少将
shàojiàng
Senior Colonel
大校
dàxiào
Colonel
上校
shàngxiào
Lieutenant Colonel
中校
zhōngxiào
Major
少校
shàoxiào
Captain
上尉
shàngwèi
First Lieutenant
中尉
zhōngwèi
Second Lieutenant
少尉
shàowèi
Officer Cadet
学员
xuéyuán
Republic of China
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No equivalent Taiwan-army-OF-9b.svg Taiwan-army-OF-9a.svg Taiwan-army-OF-8.svg Taiwan-army-OF-7.svg No equivalent Taiwan-army-OF-5.svg Taiwan-army-OF-4.svg Taiwan-army-OF-3.svg Taiwan-army-OF-2.svg Taiwan-army-OF-1b.svg Taiwan-army-OF-1a.svg None.svg
Full general General Lieutenant general Major general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer cadet
一級上將 二級上將 中將 少將 上校 中校 少校 上尉 中尉 少尉 軍校生
India India
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Field Marshal of the Indian Army.svg General of the Indian Army.svg Lieutenant General of the Indian Army.svg Major General of the Indian Army.svg Brigadier of the Indian Army.svg Colonel of the Indian Army.svg Lieutenant Colonel of the Indian Army.svg Major of the Indian Army.svg Captain of the Indian Army.svg Lieutenant of the Indian Army.svg
Field
Marshal
General Lieutenant
General
Major
General
Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant
Colonel
Major Captain 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
Indonesia Indonesia
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Grand General General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant No equivalent
Jenderal Besar Jenderal Letnan Jenderal Mayor Jenderal Brigadir Jenderal Kolonel Letnan Kolonel Mayor Kapten Letnan Satu Letnan Dua
General of the Army General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
Iran Iran
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No equivalent Major General Major General Major General Brigadier General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Third Lieutenant 04.IRIA-4thY-SO.svg 03.IRIA-3rdY-SO.svg 02.IRIA-2ndY-SO.svg 01.IRIA-1stY-SO.svg
General
ارتشبد
Lieutenant General
سپهبد
Major General
سرلشکر
Brigadier General
سرتیپ
2nd Brigadier General
سرتیپ دوم
Colonel
سرهنگ
Lieutenant Colonel
سرهنگ دوم
Major
سرگرد
Captain
سروان
1st Lieutenant
ستوان یکم
2nd Lieutenant
ستوان دوم
3rd Lieutenant
ستوان سوم
Officer Cadet
(دانشجوی دانشگاه افسری امام علی (ع
Iraq Iraq
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IraqArmyRankInsignia-1.png IraqArmyRankInsignia-2.png IraqArmyRankInsignia-3.png IraqArmyRankInsignia-4.png IraqArmyRankInsignia-5.png IraqArmyRankInsignia-6.png IraqArmyRankInsignia-7.png IraqArmyRankInsignia-8.png IraqArmyRankInsignia-9.png IraqArmyRankInsignia-10.png IraqArmyRankInsignia-11.png No equivalent
Field marshal
(مهيب)
Colonel General
(فريق أول)
Lieutenant general
(فريق)
Major general
(لواء)
Brigadier general
(عميد)
Colonel
(عقيد)
Lieutenant colonel
(مقدم)
Major
(رائد)
Captain
(نقيب)
First lieutenant
(ملازم أول)
Second lieutenant
(ملازم)
Israel Israel
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No equivalent
IDF rav aluf.svg IDF aluf.svg IDF tat aluf.svg IDF aluf mishne.svg IDF sgan aluf.svg IDF rav seren.svg IDF seren.svg IDF segen.svg IDF segen mishne.svg Unknown
Rav aluf
Chief General
Aluf
General
Tat aluf
Subordinate General
Aluf mishne
Junior General
Sgan aluf
Deputy General
Rav seren
Chief Commander
Seren
Captain
Segen
Deputy
Segen mishne
Junior Deputy
Japan Japan
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No equivalent
General
Lieutenant General
Major General
No equivalent
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
No equivalent
General
陸将
(統合幕僚長および陸上幕僚長)
Lieutenant General
陸将
Major general
陸将補
Colonel
1等陸佐
Lieutenant Colonel
2等陸佐
Major
3等陸佐
Captain
1等陸尉
First Lieutenant
2等陸尉
Second Lieutenant
3等陸尉
Jordan Jordan
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Field Marshal
General
Lieutenant General
Major General
Brigadier
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Student Cadet
Field Marshal
مشير
General
فريق أول
Lieutenant General
فريق
Major General
لواء
Brigadier General
عميد
Colonel
عقيد
Lieutenant Colonel
مقدم
Major
رائد
Captain
نقيب
First Lieutenant
ملازم أول
Second Lieutenant
ملازم ثاني
Student Cadet
تلميذ مرشح
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
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Kazakhstan-Army-OF-10.svg 20-RKGF-GEN.svg 19-RKGF-CG.svg 18-RKGF-LG.svg 17-RKGF-MG.svg 16-RKGF-COL.svg 15-RKGF-LTC.svg 14-RKGF-MAJ.svg 13-RKGF-CAPT.svg 12-RKGF-SELT.svg 11-RKGF-LT.svg Kazakhstan-Army-OF-(D).svg
Commander-in-Chief General of the Army
(Армия Генералы)
Colonel general
(Генерал-Полҝвниҝ)
Lieutenant general
(Генерал-лейтенант)
Major general
(Генерал-майор)
Colonel
(Полковник)
Lieutenant Colonel
(Подполковник)
Major
(Майор)
Captain
(Капитан)
Senior Lieutenant
(Аға лейтенант)
Lieutenant
(лейтенант)
Kursant
North Korea North Korea
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Marshal of the PKA Vice marshal Captain general Superior general Middle general Junior general Captain commander Superior commander Middle commander Junior commander Captain lieutenant Superior lieutenant Middle lieutenant Junior lieutenant Unknown
Marshal of the KPA
(인민군원수)
Vice marshal
(차수)
Army general
(대장)
Colonel general
(상장)
Lieutenant general
(중장)
Major general
(소장)
Senior Colonel
(대좌)
Colonel
(상좌)
Lieutenant colonel
(중좌)
Major
(소좌)
Captain
(대위)
Senior lieutenant
(상위)
Lieutenant
(중위)
Junior lieutenant
(소위)
South Korea South Korea
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Marshal of the RoK Superior general Middle general Junior general Lesser general Superior commander Middle commander Junior commander Superior lieutenant Middle lieutenant Junior lieutenant Unknown
Marshal
(원수)
General
(대장)
Lieutenant general
(중장)
Major general
(소장)
Brigadier general
(준장)
Colonel
(대령)
Lieutenant colonel
(중령)
Major
(소령)
Captain
(대위)
Lieutenant
(중위)
Junior lieutenant
(소위)
Kuwait Kuwait
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No equivalent 16. KLF-GEN.svg 15. KLF-LG.svg 14. KLF-MG.svg 13. KLF-BG.svg 12. KLF-COL.svg 11. KLF-LTC.svg 10. KLF-MAJ.svg 09. KLF-CAPT.svg 08. KLF-1LT.svg 07. KLF-2LT.svg No equivalent
General
(فريق أول)
Lieutenant General
(فريق)
Major General
(لواء)
Brigadier General
(عميد)
Colonel
(عقيد)
Lieutenant Colonel
(مقدم)
Major
(رائد)
Captain
(نقيب)
First Lieutenant
(ملازم أول)
Second Lieutenant
(ملازم)
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
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No equivalent
16.Kyrgyzstan Army-CG.svg 15.Kyrgyzstan Army-LG.svg 14.Kyrgyzstan Army-MG.svg 13.Kyrgyzstan Army-COL.svg 12.Kyrgyzstan Army-LTC.svg 11.Kyrgyzstan Army-MAJ.svg 10.Kyrgyzstan Army-CAPT.svg 09.Kyrgyzstan Army-SLT.svg 08.Kyrgyzstan Army-LT.svg 07.Kyrgyzstan Army-JLT.svg Unknown
Генерал-полковник Генерал-лейтенант Генерал-майор Полковник Подполковник Майор Капитан Улук лейтенант Лейтенант Кенже лейтенант
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
Laos Laos
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No equivalent 14.LPAF-GEN.png 13.LPAF-LG.png 12.LPAF-MG.png 11.LPAF-BG.png 10.LPAF-COL.png 9.LPAF-LTCOL.png 8.LPAF-MAJ.png 7.LPAF-CPT.png 6.LPAF-LT.png 5.LPAF-2LT.png Unknown
General
(ພົນເອກ)
Lieutenant general
(ພົນໂທ)
Major general
(ພົນຕີ)
Brigadier general
(ພົນຈັດຕະວາ)
Colonel
(ພັນເອກ)
Lieutenant Colonel
(ພັນໂທ)
Major
(ພັນຕີ)
Captain
(ຮ້ອຍເອກ)
Lieutenant
(ຮ້ອຍໂທ)
Second Lieutenant
(ຮ້ອຍຕີ)
Lebanon Lebanon
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No equivalent
21.LAF-LG.svg 20.LAF-MG.svg 19.LAF-BG.svg 18.LAF-COL.svg 17.LAF-LTC.svg 16.LAF-MAJ.svg 15.LAF-CAPT.svg 14.LAF-1LT.svg 13.LAF-2LT.svg 12.LAF-3rdY-OC.svg 11.LAF-2ndY-OC.svg 10.LAF-1stY-OC.svg
Lieutenant
General
عماد
Major
General
لواء
Brigadier
General
عميد
Colonel
عقيد
Lieutenant
Colonel
مقدم
Major
رائد
Captain
نقيب
First
Lieutenant
ملازم أول
Second
Lieutenant
ملازم
3rd Year
Student
2nd Year
Student
1st Year
Student
Malaysia Malaysia
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Malaysia-army-OF-10.svg Malaysia-army-OF-9.svg Malaysia-army-OF-8.svg Malaysia-army-OF-7.svg Malaysia-army-OF-6.svg Malaysia-army-OF-5.svg Malaysia-army-OF-4.svg Malaysia-army-OF-3.svg Malaysia-army-OF-2.svg Malaysia-army-OF-1b.svg Malaysia-army-OF-1a.svg No insignia
Field Marshal
Fil Marsyal
General
Jeneral
Lieutenant General
Leftenan Jeneral
Major General
Mejar Jeneral
Brigadier General
Brigedier Jeneral
Colonel
Kolonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Leftenan Kolonel
Major
Mejar
Captain
Kapten
Lieutenant
Leftenan
Second Lieutenant
Leftenan Muda
Officer Cadet
Pegawai Kadet
Maldives Maldives
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No equivalent Maldives Army OF-9.svg Maldives Army OF-8.svg Maldives Army OF-7.svg Maldives Army OF-6.svg Maldives Army OF-5.svg Maldives Army OF-4.svg Maldives Army OF-3.svg Maldives Army OF-2.svg Maldives Army OF-1b.svg Maldives Army OF-1a.svg Maldives Army OF-D.svg
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Candidate
Mongolia Mongolia
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No equivalent Mongolian Army-GEN-service Mongolian Army-LTG-service Mongolian Army-MJG-service Mongolian Army-BRG-service Mongolian Army-COL-service Mongolian Army-LTC-service Mongolian Army-MAJ-service Mongolian Army-CPT-service Mongolian Army-1LT-service Mongolian Army-2LT-service No equivalent
General
Генерал
Lieutenant general
Дэслэгч генерал
Major general
Хошууч генерал
Brigadier general
Бригадын генерал
Colonel
Хурандаа
Lieutenant Colonel
Дэд хурандаа
Major
Хошууч
Captain
Ахмад
Senior Lieutenant
Ахлах дэслэгч
Lieutenant
Дэслэгч
Myanmar Myanmar
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18. Myanmar Army SGEN.svg 17. Myanmar Army VSGEN.svg General 15. Myanmar Army LG.svg 14. Myanmar Army MG.svg 13. Myanmar Army BG.svg 12. Myanmar Army COL.svg 11. Myanmar Army LTCOL.svg 10. Myanmar Army MAJ.svg 09. Myanmar Army CAPT.svg 08. Myanmar Army 1LT.svg 07. Myanmar Army 2LT.svg Unknown
Senior General
(ဗိုလ်ချုပ်မှူးကြီး)
Vice Senior General
(ဒုတိယ ဗိုလ်ချုပ်မှူးကြီး)
General
(ဗိုလ်ချုပ်ကြီး)
Lieutenant General
(ဒုတိယ ဗိုလ်ချုပ်ကြီး)
Major General
(ဗိုလ်ချုပ်)
Brigadier General
(ဗိုလ်မှူးချုပ်)
Colonel
(ဗိုလ်မှူးကြီး)
Lieutenant Colonel
(ဒုတိယ ဗိုလ်မှူးကြီး)
Major
(ဗိုလ်မှူး)
Captain
(ဗိုလ်ကြီး)
Lieutenant
(ဗိုလ်)
Second Lieutenant
(ဒုတိယ ဗိုလ်)
Nepal Nepal
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No equivalent 22.Nepalese Army-FM.svg 19.Nepalese Army-LG.svg 18.Nepalese Army-MG.svg 17.Nepalese Army-BG.svg 16.Nepalese Army-COL.svg 15.Nepalese Army-LTC.svg 14.Nepalese Army-MAJ.svg 13.Nepalese Army-CAPT.svg 12.Nepalese Army-1LT.svg 11.Nepalese Army-2LT.svg No insignia
General of the Army
महारथी (प्रधानसेनापती)
Lieutenant General
रथी
Major General
उपरथी
Brigadier General
सहायक रथी
Colonel
महासेनानी
Lieutenant Colonel
प्रमुख सेनानी
Major
सेनानी
Captain
सहसेनानी
Lieutenant
उपसेनानी
Second Lieutenant
सहायक सेनानी
Officer cadet
अधिकृत क्याडेट
Oman Oman
(Edit)
18.RAO-FM.svg 17.RAO-GEN.svg 16.RAO-LG.svg 15.RAO-MG.svg 14.RAO-BG.svg 13.RAO-COL.svg 12.RAO-LTC.svg 11.RAO-MAJ.svg 10.RAO-CAPT.svg 09.RAO-1LT.svg 08.RAO-2LT.svg No equivalent
Field
Marshal
(مشیر)
General
(فريق أول)
Lieutenant
General
(فريق)
Major
General
(لواء)
Brigadier
General
(عميد)
Colonel
(عقيد)
Lieutenant
Colonel
(مقدم)
Major
(رائد)
Captain
(نقيب)
First
Lieutenant
(ملازم أول)
Second
Lieutenant
(ملازم)
Pakistan Pakistan
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OF-10 Pakistan Army.svg OF-9 Pakistan Army.svg OF-8 PakistanArmy.svg OF-7 Pakistan Army.svg OF-6 Pakistan Army.svg OF-5 Pakistan Army.svg OF-4 Pakistan Army.svg OF-3 Pakistan Army.svg OF-2 Pakistan Army.svg OF-1(B) Pakistan Army.svg OF-1(A) Pakistan Army.svg Unknown
Field marshal General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
PhilippinesPhilippines
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No equivalent General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Commandant Lieutenant Commandant First Lieutenant Sub-Lieutenant Unknown
General Lieutenant
General
Major
General
Brigadier
General
Colonel Lieutenant
Colonel
Major Captain First
Lieutenant
Second
Lieutenant
Qatar Qatar
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No equivalent 16. QELF-GEN.svg 15. QELF-LG.svg 14. QELF-MG.svg 13. QELF-BG.svg 12. QELF-COL.svg 11. QELF-LTC.svg 10. QELF-MAJ.svg 09. QELF-CAPT.svg 08. QELF-1LT.svg 07. QELF-2LT.svg Unknown
General Lieutenant
General
Major
General
Brigadier
General
Colonel Lieutenant
Colonel
Major Captain First
Lieutenant
Second
Lieutenant
Russia Russia
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Marshal of the Russian Federation Army General Colonel General Lieutenant General Major General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Senior Lieutenant Lieutenant Junior Lieutenant Kursant
Márshal Rossíyskoy
Federátsii
Generál Ármii Generál-Polkóvnik Generál-Leytenánt Generál-Mayór Polkóvnik Podpolkóvnik Mayór Kapitán Stárshiy leytenánt Leytenánt Mládshiy leytenánt Kursant
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
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
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No equivalent Fariq Awwal Fariq Liwa Amid Aqid Muqaddam Raid Naqib Mulazim Awwal Mulazim 08.RSA-OC.svg
General
(فريق أول)
Lieutenant
general
(فريق)
Major
general
(لواء)
Brigadier General
(عميد)
Colonel
(عقيد)
Lieutenant
colonel
(مقدم)
Major
(رائد)
Captain
(نقيب)
First
lieutenant
(ملازم أول)
Second
lieutenant
(ملازم)
Officer cadet
Singapore Singapore
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No equivalent Insignia not known 10-RSA-OF08.svg 09-RSA-OF07.svg 08-RSA-OF06.svg 07-RSA-OF05.svg SGEOS-SLTC.svg 05-RSA-OF04a.svg 04-RSA-OF03.svg 03-RSA-OF02.svg 02-RSA-OF01b.svg 01-RSA-OF01a.svg Singapore-Army-OF-(3D).svg Singapore-Army-OF-(2D).svg Singapore-Army-OF-(1D).svg
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Senior lieutenant colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Professional Term Service Term Officer Cadet
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka-army-OF-10.svg Sri Lanka-army-OF-9.svg Sri Lanka-army-OF-8.svg Sri Lanka-army-OF-7.svg Sri Lanka-army-OF-6.svg Sri Lanka-army-OF-5.svg Sri Lanka-army-OF-4.svg Sri Lanka-army-OF-3.svg Sri Lanka-army-OF-2.svg Sri Lanka-army-OF-1b.svg Sri Lanka-army-OF-1a.svg Sri Lanka-army-OF-1d.svg
Field Marshal General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet
Syria Syria
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Syria Army - OF10.svg Syria Army - OF09.svg Syria Army - OF08.svg Syria Army - OF07.svg Syria Army - OF06.svg Syria Army - OF05.svg Syria Army - OF04.svg Syria Army - OF03.svg Syria Army - OF02.svg Syria Army - OF01b.svg Syria Army - OF01a.svg Unknown
Field marshal
(فريق)
Colonel General
(عماد أول)
Lieutenant general
(عماد)
Major general
(اللواء)
Brigadier general
(عميد)
Colonel
(عقيد)
Lieutenant colonel
(مقدم)
Major
(رائد)
Captain
(نقيب)
First lieutenant
(ملازم أول)
Second lieutenant
(ملازم)
Tajikistan Tajikistan
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No equivalent Tajikistan-Army-OF-9-par.png Tajikistan-Army-OF-8.png Tajikistan-Army-OF-7.png Tajikistan-Army-OF-6.png Tajikistan-Army-OF-5.png Tajikistan-Army-OF-4.png Tajikistan-Army-OF-3.png Tajikistan-Army-OF-2.png Tajikistan-Army-OF-1c.png Tajikistan-Army-OF-1b.png Tajikistan-Army-OF-1a.png Tajikistan-Army-OF-(D).png
Army General
(Генерали артиш)
Colonel General
(Генерал-полковник)
Lieutenant General
(Генерал-лейтенант)
Major General
(Генерал-майор)
Colonel
(Полковник)
Lieutenant Colonel
(Подполковник)
Major
(Майор)
Captain
(Капитан)
First Lieutenant
(Лейтенанти калон)
Lieutenant
(Лейтенант)
Second Lieutenant
(Лейтенанти хурд)
Officer Cadet
(Курсант)
Thailand Thailand
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Field Marshal
General
Lieutenant General
Major General
Brigadier
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
Lieutenant
Sub Lieutenant
None.svg
จอมพล พลเอก พลโท พลตรี พลจัตวา พันเอก พันโท พันตรี ร้อยเอก ร้อยโท ร้อยตรี นักเรียนนายร้อย
Field Marshal General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Sub Lieutenant Cadet Officer
East Timor Timor-Leste
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No equivalent Timor-Leste-Army-OF-9.svg Timor-Leste-Army-OF-8.svg Timor-Leste-Army-OF-7.svg Timor-Leste-Army-OF-6.svg 12.TLDF-COL.svg 11.TLDF-LTC.svg 10.TLDF-MAJ.svg Timor-Leste-Army-OF-2.svg Timor-Leste-Army-OF-1b.svg Timor-Leste-Army-OF-1a.svg None.svg
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant Aspirante
Turkmenistan Turkmenistan
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No equivalent Turkmenistan-Army-OF-9.svg Post-Soviet-Army-OF-8.svg Post-Soviet-Army-OF-7.svg Post-Soviet-Army-OF-6.svg Post-Soviet-Army-OF-5.svg Post-Soviet-Army-OF-4.svg Post-Soviet-Army-OF-3.svg Post-Soviet-Army-OF-2.svg Post-Soviet-Army-OF-1c.svg Post-Soviet-Army-OF-1b.svg Post-Soviet-Army-OF-1a.svg Post-Soviet-Army-OF-(D).svg
General armii General-polkovnik General-leýtenant General-maýor Polkovnik Podpolkovnik Maýor Kapitan Uly leýtenant Leýtenant Kiçi leýtenant Harby talyp
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
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No equivalent 15-UAEA-GEN.svg 14-UAEA-LG.svg 13-UAEA-MG.svg 12-UAEA-BG.svg 11-UAEA-COL.svg 10-UAEA-LTC.svg 09-UAEA-MAJ.svg 08-UAEA-CAPT.svg 07-UAEA-1LT.svg 06-UAEA-2LT.svg No equivalent
Fariq Awwal
(فريق أول‎‎)
Fariq
(فريق)
Liwa
(لواء)
Amid
(عميد)
Aqid
(عقيد)
Muqaddam
(مقدم)
Ra'id
(رائد)
Naqib
(نقيب)
Mulazim Awwal
(ملازم أول)
Mulazim
(ملازم)
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan
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No equivalent Uzbekistan-army-OF-9.svg Uzbekistan-army-OF-8.svg Uzbekistan-army-OF-7.svg Uzbekistan-army-OF-6.svg Uzbekistan-army-OF-5.svg Uzbekistan-army-OF-4.svg Uzbekistan-army-OF-3.svg Uzbekistan-army-OF-2.svg Uzbekistan-army-OF-1c.svg Uzbekistan-army-OF-1b.svg Uzbekistan-army-OF-1a.svg Unknown
Armiya Generali General-Polkovnik General-Leytenant General-Mayor Polkovnik Podpolkovnik Mayor Kaptain Katta Leytenant Leytenant Kichik Leytenant
Vietnam Vietnam
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Vietnam People's Army General.jpg Vietnam People's Army Colonel General.jpg Vietnam People's Army Lieutenant General.jpg Vietnam People's Army Major General.jpg Vietnam People's Army Senior Colonel.jpg Vietnam People's Army Colonel.jpg Vietnam People's Army Lieutenant Colonel.jpg Vietnam People's Army Major.jpg Vietnam People's Army Captain.jpg Vietnam People's Army Senior Lieutenant.jpg Vietnam People's Army Lieutenant.jpg Vietnam People's Army SubLieutenant.jpg None.svg Vietnam People's Army student officer.jpg
General of the Army
(Đại tướng)
Colonel general
(Thượng tướng)
Lieutenant General
(Trung tướng)
Major General
(Thiếu tướng)
Senior Colonel (Colonel Commandant)
(Đại tá)
Colonel
(Thượng tá)
Lieutenant Colonel
(Trung tá)
Major
(Thiếu tá)
Captain
(Đại úy)
Senior Lieutenant
(Thượng úy)
Lieutenant
(Trung úy)
Junior Lieutenant
(Thiếu úy)
Aspirant
(Chuẩn úy)
Officer Cadet
(Học viên Sĩ quan)
Yemen Yemen
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Yemen-Army-OF-10.svg Yemen-Army-OF-9.svg Yemen-Army-OF-8.svg Yemen-Army-OF-7.svg Yemen-Army-OF-6.svg Yemen-Army-OF-5.svg Yemen-Army-OF-4.svg Yemen-Army-OF-3.svg Yemen-Army-OF-2.svg Yemen-Army-OF-1b.svg Yemen-Army-OF-1a.svg Unknown
Field Marshal 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

Warrant Officers

Equivalent NATO rank WO-1 WO-2 WO-3 WO-4 WO-5
Maldives Maldives
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US-Army-WO1.svg US-Army-CW2.svg US-Army-CW3.svg US-Army-CW4.svg US-Army-CW5.svg
Warrant Officer Grade 1 Warrant Officer Grade 2 Warrant Officer Grade 3 Warrant Officer Grade 4 Chief Warrant Officer
Singapore Singapore
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3WO.svg SGEWO-2WO.svg SGEWO-1WO.svg SGEWO-MWO.svg SGEWO-SWO.svg SGEWO-CWO.svg
Third warrant officer Second warrant officer First warrant officer Master warrant officer Senior warrant officer Chief warrant officer
Equivalent NATO rank WO-1 WO-2 WO-3 WO-4 WO-5

See also

Comparative army officer ranks of Europe

Rank comparison chart of all armies and land forces of European states.

Comparative army officer ranks of Post-Soviet states

Rank comparison chart of all armies of Post-Soviet states.

Comparative army officer ranks of the Americas

Rank comparison chart of all armies and land forces of North and South American states.

Comparative military ranks of Korea

The Comparative military ranks of Korea are the military insignia used by the two nations on the Korean Peninsula, those being the Republic of Korea Armed Forces (South Korea) and the Korean People's Army of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea). The United States Forces Korea personnel wear the ranks and insignia used by other service personnel of the United States Armed Forces in the territories of the United States.

In the South Korean armed forces, ranks fall into one of four categories: commissioned officer, warrant officer, non-commissioned officer, and junior enlisted ("Byeong"), in decreasing order of authority. Commissioned officer ranks are subdivided into "Jangseong"-level (general) officers, "Yeonggwan"-level (field-grade) officers, and "Wigwan"-level (company-grade) officers. The ranks of all three branches (the Army, Navy, and Air Force) of the South Korean Armed Forces share the same titles in Hangul. Most ranks of South and North Korea are identical, with some exceptions such as the supreme North Korean ranks.

The following table lists the comparative ranks of the militaries in Korea, including their rank titles and insignia. In this table, the North Korean military rank insignia shown is that of their Army field uniform shoulder boards; their parade uniforms and uniforms of other branches use alternative color schemes with the same basic design. The South Korean likewise have subdued versions of their insignia in each of their branches.

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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