Comparative army officer ranks of the Commonwealth

Rank comparison chart of armies/ land forces of Commonwealth of Nations 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
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No equivalent
13.RABDF-COL.svg 12.RABDF-LTC.svg 11.RABDF-MAJ.svg 10.RABDF-CAPT.svg 09.RABDF-1LT.svg 08.RABDF-2LT.svg 07.RABDF-OC.svg
Colonel Lieutenant
Colonel
Major Captain First
Lieutenant
Second
Lieutenant
Officer
Cadet
Australia Australia
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Australian Army OF-10.svg Australian Army OF-9.svg Australian Army OF-8.svg Australian Army OF-7.svg Australian Army OF-6.svg Australian Army OF-5.svg Australian Army OF-4.svg Australian Army OF-3.svg Australian Army OF-2.svg Australian Army OF-1b.svg Australian Army OF-1a.svg Australian Army OF (D) (OCDT).svg Australian Army OF (D) (SCDT).svg
Field marshal General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer cadet Staff cadet
The Bahamas Bahamas No army
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
Barbados Barbados
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No equivalent
14.BDF-MG.svg 13.BDF-BG.svg 12.BDF-COL.svg 11.BDF-LTC.svg 10.BDF-MAJ.svg 09.BDF-CAPT.svg 08.BDF-1LT.svg 07.BDF-2LT.svg Barbados Army OF-(D).svg
Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet
Belize Belize
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No equivalent
Major-General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet
Major-General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet
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
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
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
Canada Canada
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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
Cyprus Cyprus
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No equivalent
Cyprus-Army-OF-8.svg Cyprus-Army-OF-7.svg Cyprus-Army-OF-6.svg Cyprus-Army-OF-5.svg Cyprus-Army-OF-4.svg Cyprus-Army-OF-3.svg Cyprus-Army-OF-2.svg Cyprus-Army-OF-1b.svg Cyprus-Army-OF-1a.svg Cyprus-Army-OF-D.svg
Lieutenant general
Αντιστράτηγος
Major general
Υποστράτηγος
Brigadier
Ταξίαρχος
Colonel
Συνταγματάρχης
Lieutenant colonel
Αντισυνταγματάρχης
Major
Ταγματάρχης
Captain
Λοχαγός
Lieutenant
Υπολοχαγός
Second lieutenant
Ανθυπολοχαγός
Officer cadet
Δόκιμος Έφεδρος Αξιωματικός
Dominica Dominica No army
Fiji Fiji
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No equivalent
Fijian-OF-07.svg Fijian-OF-06.svg Fijian-OF-05.svg Fijian-OF-04.svg Fijian-OF-03.svg Fijian-OF-02.svg Fijian-OF-01b.svg Fijian-OF-01a.svg Fijian-OF (D).svg
Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet
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
Grenada Grenada No army
Guyana Guyana
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Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Commander in Chief rank insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Minister of Defence rank insignia.svg Guyana-Army-OF-8.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Major General rank insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Brigadier General rank insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Colonel rank insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Lt Colonel rank insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Major rank insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Captain rank insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Lieutenant rank insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) 2nd Lieutenant rank insignia.svg Guyana-Army-OF-(D).svg
Field Marshal General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer Cadet
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
Jamaica Jamaica
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No equivalent
None.svg Jamaica-Army-OF-7.svg Jamaica-Army-OF-6.svg Jamaica-Army-OF-5.svg Jamaica-Army-OF-4.svg Jamaica-Army-OF-3.svg Jamaica-Army-OF-2.svg Jamaica-Army-OF-1b.svg Jamaica-Army-OF-1a.svg Jamaica-Army-OF-(D).svg
Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet
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
Kiribati Kiribati No army
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
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
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
Malta Malta
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No equivalent
14.Malta Army-BG.svg 13.Malta Army-COL.svg 12.Malta Army-LTC.svg 11.Malta Army-MAJ.svg 10.Malta Army-CAPT.svg 09.Malta Army-1LT.svg 08.Malta Army-2LT.svg No equivalent
Brigadier
(Brigadier)
Colonel
(Kurunell)
Lieutenant Colonel
(Logutenent Kurunell)
Major
(Maġġur)
Captain
(Kaptan)
Lieutenant
(Logutenent)
Second Lieutenant
(Sekond Logutenent)
Mauritius Mauritius No army
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
Nauru Nauru No army
New Zealand New Zealand
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Field marshal
No equivalent Lieutenant-general Major-general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Various
Field marshal Lieutenant-general Major-general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer cadet
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
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
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
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No equivalent
PNGDF Land OF-07.svg PNGDF Land OF-06.svg PNGDF Land OF-05.svg PNGDF Land OF-04.svg PNGDF Land OF-03.svg PNGDF Land OF-02.svg PNGDF Land OF-01b.svg PNGDF Land OF-01a.svg PNGDF Land OF-(D).svg
Major
General
Brigadier
General
Colonel Lieutenant
Colonel
Major Captain First
Lieutenant
Second
Lieutenant
Officer Cadet
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
Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis
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No equivalent
Lieutenant-Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet
Lieutenant-Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet
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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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
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
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands No army
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
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
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
Tonga Tonga
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No equivalent
Tonga-Army-OF-6.svg Tonga-Army-OF-5.svg Tonga-Army-OF-4.svg Tonga-Army-OF-3.svg Tonga-Army-OF-2.svg Tonga-Army-OF-1b.svg Tonga-Army-OF-1a.svg None.svg
Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
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No equivalent
Trinidad and Tobago-Army-OF-07.svg TaT-Army-OF-06.svg TaT-Army-OF-05.svg TaT-Army-OF-04.svg TaT-Army-OF-03.svg Trinidad and Tobago-Army-OF-02.svg Trinidad and Tobago-Army-OF-01b.svg Trinidad and Tobago-Army-OF-01a.svg Trinidad and Tobago-Army-OF-(D).svg
Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain 1st Lieutenant Lieutenant Officer Cadet
Tuvalu Tuvalu No army
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
United Kingdom
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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
Vanuatu Vanuatu
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No equivalent
Vanuatu MF OF-07.svg Vanuatu MF OF-06.svg Vanuatu MF OF-05.svg Vanuatu MF OF-04.svg Vanuatu MF OF-03.svg Vanuatu MF OF-02.svg Vanuatu MF OF-01b.svg Vanuatu MF OF-01a.svg Vanuatu MF OF-(D).svg
Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain 1st Lieutenant Lieutenant Officer Cadet
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
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

Notes

  1. ^ Title; Honorary or posthumous rank; war time rank; ceremonial rank

See also

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.

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