Comparative navy enlisted ranks of Asia

Rank comparison chart of navies of Asian states.

Enlisted

Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Afghanistan Afghanistan No navy
Armenia Armenia No navy
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
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8.AzNF-CWO.png 7.AzNF-WO.png 6.AzNF-CPO.png 5.AzNF-PO1.png 4.AzNF-PO2.png 3.AzNF-PO3.png No equivalent 2.AzNF-SFC.png 1.AzNF-SM.png
Baş miçman Miçman Kiçik miçman Birinci starşina Ikinci starşina Üçüncü starşina Baş dәnizçi Dәnizçi
Chief Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer 1st Class Petty Officer 2nd Class Petty Officer 3rd Class Seaman 1st Class Seaman
Bahrain Bahrain
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No equivalent
04.RBNF-MSG No equivalent 03.RBNF-SGT 02.RBNF-CPL 01.RBNF-LCPL No equivalent
Master Sergeant
رقیب اول
Sergeant
رقیب
Corporal
عریف
Lance Corporal
جندی اول
Bangladesh Bangladesh
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Bangladesh-Navy-OR-9.svg 04.BNF-MCPO.svg 03.BNF-CPO.svg 02.BNF-PO No equivalent 01.BNF-LSM No insignia No equivalent No insignia
Master Chief Petty Officer Senior Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty officer Leading seaman Able Seaman Ordinary Seaman
Bhutan Bhutan No navy
Brunei Brunei
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08.RBrLF-FSGM 06.RBrN-WO1 05.RBrN-WO2 04.RBrN-SSG 03.RBrN-SGT No equivalent 02.RBrN-CPL 01.RBrN-LCPL No insignia
Navy Sergeant Major Warrant Officer 1st Class Warrant Officer 2nd Class Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Cambodia Cambodia
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Cambodian Navy OR-09b.svg Cambodian Navy OR-09a.svg Cambodian Navy OR-08.svg Cambodian Navy OR-07.svg Cambodian Navy OR-06.svg Cambodian Navy OR-05.svg Cambodian Navy OR-04.svg Cambodian Navy OR-03.svg Cambodian Navy OR-02.svg Cambodian Navy OR-01.svg
Chief Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Junior Warrant Officer Master Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer 1st Class Petty Officer 2nd Class Petty Officer 3rd Class Seaman 1st Class Seaman
China People's Republic of China
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PLANF-0709-1CSGT.png PLANF-0708-2CSGT.png PLANF-0707-3CSGT.png PLANF-0706-4CSGT.png PLANF-0705-SSG.png PLANF-0704-SGT.png PLANF-0703-CPL.png No Equivalent PLANF-0702-PFC.png PLANF-0701-PVT.png
Chief Petty Officer 1st Class
(海军一级军士长)
Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class
(海军二级军士长)
Chief Petty Officer 3rd Class
(海军三级军士长)
Chief Petty Officer 4th Class
(海军四级军士长)
Petty Officer First Class
(海军上士)
Petty Officer Second Class
(海军中士)
Petty Officer Third Class
(海军下士)
Seaman
(海军上等兵)
Seaman Apprentice
(水兵)
Taiwan Republic of China
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Taiwan-Navy-OR-9 Taiwan-Navy-OR-8 Taiwan-Navy-OR-7 Taiwan-Navy-OR-6 Taiwan-Navy-OR-5 Taiwan-Navy-OR-4 Taiwan-Navy-OR-3 Taiwan-Navy-OR-2 Taiwan-Navy-OR-1
Command master chief petty officer
一等士官長
Master chief petty officer
二等士官
Senior chief petty officer
三等士官長
Chief Petty Officer
上士
Petty Officer 1st Class
中士
Petty Officer 2nd Class
下士
Seaman
上等兵
Seaman apprentice
一等兵
Seaman recruit
二等兵
India India
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India-Navy-OR-9.svg India-Navy-OR-8.svg India-Navy-OR-7.svg PO Indian Navy No equivalent Leading Seaman Indian Navy No equivalent
No insignia
Master Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Master Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer Leading Seaman Ordinary Seaman
Indonesia Indonesia
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12-TNI Navy-CWO.svg 11-TNI Navy-WO.svg Serma pdh al Serka pdh al Sertu pdh al Serda pdh al Kopka pdh al Koptu pdh al Kopda pdh al Kelasi kepala pdh al Kelasi satu pdh al Kelasi dua pdh al
Pembantu Letnan Satu Pembantu Letnan Dua Sersan Mayor Sersan Kepala Sersan Satu Sersan Dua Kopral Kepala Kopral Satu Kopral Dua Kelasi Kepala Kelasi Satu Kelasi Dua
Chief Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Master Chief Petty Officer First Class Master Chief Petty Officer Second Class Senior Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer First Class Petty Officer Second Class Petty Officer Third Class Seaman Seaman Apprentice Seaman recruit
Iran Iran
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9- ناواستوار یکم.png 8- ناواستوار دوم.png 7- مهناوی يكم.png 6- مهناوی دوم.png 5- مهناوی سوم.png 4- Sar Navi.png 3- Navi 1.png 2- Navi 2.png 1- Navi.png
Nāvostovār Yekom Nāvostovār Dovom Mahnāvi Yekom Mahnāvi Dovom Mahnāvi Sevom Sarnāvi Nāvi Yekom Nāvi Dovom Nāvi
ناواستوار یکم ناواستوار دوم مهناوی یکم مهناوی دوم مهناوی سوم سرناوی ناوی یکم ناوی دوم ناوی
Master Chief Petty Officer Senior Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer First Class Petty Officer Second Class Petty Officer Third Class Seaman Seaman Apprentice Seaman Recruit
Iraq Iraq
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No equivalent
IraqNCONavyRankInsignia-1.svg IraqNCONavyRankInsignia-2.svg IraqNCONavyRankInsignia-3.svg No equivalent
IraqNCONavyRankInsignia-4.svg IraqNCONavyRankInsignia-5.svg
رقيب أول (Rayiys eurafa) رقيب (Arif) نائب عريف (Nāyīb arīf) جندي أول (Jundi 'Awwal) جندى (Jundi)
Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer First Class Petty Officer Second Class Able Seaman Seaman
Israel Israel
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09.Israeli Navy-CPO3.svg 08.Israeli Navy-CPO2.svg 07.Israeli Navy-CPO1.svg 06.Israeli Navy-CPO.svg 05.Israeli Navy-PO1.svg 04.Israeli Navy-PO2 03.Israeli Navy-PO3 No equivalent 02.Israeli Navy-LSM 01.Israeli Navy-ASM
Chief Warrant Officer Command Sergeant Major Sergeant Major Master Sergeant 1st Class Master Sergeant First Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Private
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Japan Japan
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JMSDF Warrant Officer insignia (b).svg JMSDF Chief Petty Officer insignia (b).svg JMSDF Petty Officer 1st Class insignia (b).svg JMSDF Petty Officer 2nd Class insignia (b).svg JMSDF Petty Officer 3rd Class insignia (b).svg No equivalent JMSDF Leading Seaman insignia (b).svg JMSDF Seaman insignia (b).svg JMSDF Seaman Apprentice insignia (b).svg
Warrant Officer
准海尉
Chief Petty Officer
海曹長
Petty officer first class
1等海曹
Petty officer second class
2等海曹
Petty officer third class
3等海曹
Leading Seaman
海士長
Seaman
1等海士
Seaman apprentice
2等海士
Jordan Jordan
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None.svg None.svg No equivalent None None None No equivalent None No insignia
Agent First Class
وکیل اول
Agent
وکیل
Sergeant First Class
رقیب اول
Sergeant
رقیب
Corporal
عریف
Private 1st Class
وکیل عریف
Private
جندي‎‎
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
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10-RKN-MSG.svg 09-RKN-SSG.svg 08-RKN-SFC.svg 07-RKN-S2C.svg 06-RKN-S3C.svg 05-RKN-SSGT.svg 04-RKN-SGT.svg 03-RKN-CPL.svg 02-RKN-SPV.svg No equivalent
01-RKN-PV.svg
Master Sergeant
Шебер-сержант
Staff Sergeant
Штаб-сержант
Petty officer first class
Бiрiншi сыныпты старшина
Petty officer second class
Екiншi сыныпты старшина
Petty officer third class
Үшiншi сыныпты старшина
Senior Sergeant
Бас старшина
First class sergeant
Бiрiншi сатылы старшина
Second class sergeant
Екiншi сатылы старшина
Senior seaman
Аға матрос
Seaman
Матрос
North Korea North Korea
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Chief Petty Officer rank insignia vertical (North Korea).svg Petty Officer First Class rank insignia vertical (North Korea).svg Petty Officer Second Class rank insignia vertical (North Korea).svg Petty Officer Third Class rank insignia vertical (North Korea).svg Able Seaman rank insignia vertical (North Korea).svg Seaman rank insignia vertical (North Korea).svg Seaman Apprentice rank insignia vertical (North Korea).svg Seaman Recruit rank insignia vertical (North Korea).svg No equivalent
T'ŭkmu-sangsa
특무상사
Sangsa
상사
Chungsa
중사
Hasa
하사
Sanggŭp-pyŏngsa
상급병사
Chungŭp-pyŏngsa
중급병사
Hagŭp-pyŏngsa
하급병사
Chŏnsa
전사
Master chief petty officer Senior Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer 1st Class Petty Officer 2nd Class Petty Officer 3rd Class Seaman Seaman Recruit
South Korea South Korea
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8.SKN-MCPO.svg 7.SKN-SCPO.svg 6.SKN-CPO.svg 5.SKN-PO1.svg 4.SKN-P02.svg 3.SKN-PO3.svg 2.SKN-SFC.svg 1.SKN-SN.svg No equivalent
Wonsa
원사
Sangsa
상사
Jungsa
중사
Hasa
하사
Byeongjang
병장
Sangdeungbyeong
상등병
Ildeungbyeong
일등병
Ideungbyeong
이등병
Master chief petty officer Senior chief petty officer
(Chief petty officer)
Chief petty officer
(Senior petty officer)
Petty officer 1st class
(Petty officer)
Petty officer 2nd class
(Leading seaman)
Petty officer 3rd class
(Able seaman)
Seaman
(Seaman 1st class)
Seaman apprentice
(Seaman 2nd class)
Seaman recruit
Kuwait Kuwait
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06. KNF-CWO 05. KNF-WO No equivalent 04. KNF-SFC 03. KNF-SGT 02. KNF-CPL No equivalent 01. KNF-PFC No equivalent
Chief Warrant Officer
وکیل اول
Warrant Officer
وکیل
Chief petty officer
رقیب اول
Petty officer
رقیب
Leading seaman
عریف
Seaman
وکیل عریف
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan No navy
Laos Laos No navy
Malaysia Malaysia
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Warrant Officer 1st Class of Royal Malaysian Navy.png Warrant Officer 2nd Class of Royal Malaysian Navy.png Malaysia-Navy-OR-7.svg Malaysia-Navy-OR-6.svg No equivalent Sri Lanka-Navy-OR-4.svg Malaysia-Navy-OR-3.svg Malaysia-Navy-OR-2.svg Malaysia-Navy-OR-1.svg No insignia
Pegawai Waran Kelas Pertama
Warrant Officer Class 1
Pegawai Waran Kelas Kedua
Warrant Officer Class 2
Bintara Kanan
Chief Petty Officer
Bintara Muda
Petty Officer
Laskar Kanan
Leading Seaman
Laskar Kelas Pertama
Able seaman
Laskar Kelas Kedua
Ordinary Seaman
Laskar Muda
Seaman
Perajurit Muda
Seaman recruit
Mongolia Mongolia No navy
Myanmar Myanmar
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Sergeant Major Tatmadaw Myanmar-Army-OR-8 Sergeant 1st Class Tatmadaw Navy Staff Sergeant Tatmadaw Navy No equivalent Corporal Tatmadaw Navy Private 1st Class Tatmadaw Navy No equivalent No insignia
Master Chief Petty Officer
အရာခံဗိုလ်
Senior Chief Petty Officer
ဒုအရာခံဗိုလ်
Chief Petty Officer
တပ်ခွဲတပ်ကြပ်ကြီး
Petty Officer
တပ်ကြပ်ကြီး
Senior Leading
တပ်ကြပ်
Leading
ဒုတပ်ကြပ်
Able Body
Nepal Nepal No navy
Oman Oman
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06.RAO-WO1 05.RAO-WO2 No equivalent 04.RNO-CPO.svg 03.RNO-PO.svg No equivalent 02.RNO-LSM.svg 01.RNO-ASM.svg No equivalent
Warrant Officer Class I Warrant Officer Class II Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer Leading Seaman Able Seaman
Pakistan Pakistan
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None.svg None.svg No equivalent None.svg None No equivalent British Royal Navy OR-4 No equivalent None No insignia
Master Chief Petty Officer Fleet Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer Leading Seaman Able Seaman Ordinary Seaman
Philippines Philippines
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PN MCPO Slv PN SCPO Slv PN CPO Slv PN PO1 Slv PN PO2 Slv PN PO3 Slv PN SN1 Slv No equivalent PN SN2 Slv PN SN Slv
Master Chief Petty Officer Senior Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty officer, first class Petty officer, second class Petty officer, third class Seaman First Class Seaman Second Class Apprentice Seaman
Qatar Qatar
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06. QENF-WO1 05. QENF-WO2 04. QENF-SSG 03. QENF-SGT No equivalent 02. QENF-CPL 01. QENF-LCPL No equivalent
Warrant Officer Class I Warrant Officer Class II Chief petty officer Petty officer Leading seaman Able seaman
Russia Russia
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RAF N W2-StMichm 2010–.svg RAF N W1-Michm 2010–.svg RAF N R8-GlKorStarsh 2010–.svg RAF N R7-GlStarsh 2010–.svg RAF N R6-Starsh1st 2010–.svg RAF N R4-Starsh2st 2010–.svg RAF N R2-StMatros 2010–.svg No equivalent
RAF N R1-Matros 2010–.svg
Senior Michman
Старший мичман
Michman
Мичман
Glavny starshina of the ship
Главный корабельный старшина
Glavny starshina
Главный старшина
Starshina 1st stage
Старшина 1 статьи
Starshina 2nd class
Старшина 2 статьи
Starshiy matros
Старший матрос
Seaman
Матрос
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
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka-Navy-OR-9.svg Sri Lanka-Navy-OR-8.svg Sri Lanka-Navy-OR-7 Sri Lanka-Navy-OR-6 No equivalent Sri Lanka-Navy-OR-4 No insignia No equivalent No insignia
Master chief petty officer Fleet chief petty officer Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer Leading Seaman Able Seaman Seaman recruit
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Tajikistan Tajikistan No navy
Thailand Thailand
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Special Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Chief Petty Officer 3rd Class No equivalent Petty Officer 1st Class Petty Officer 2nd Class Petty Officer 3rd Class No equivalent No insignia
พันจ่าเอกพิเศษ พันจ่าเอก พันจ่าโท พันจ่าตรี จ่าเอก จ่าโท จ่าตรี พลทหาร
'Special'
Chief Petty Officer
Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Chief Petty Officer 3rd Class Petty Officer 1st Class Petty Officer 2nd Class Petty Officer 3rd Class Seaman
East Timor Timor-Leste
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None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg No insignia
Sargento-mor Sargento-chefe Sargento-ajudante Primeiro-sargento Segundo-sargento Primerio-subsargento Segundo-subsargento Cabo Primeiro-marinheiro Segundo-marinheiro Grumete
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
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No equivalent 05-UAEN-MSG.svg 04-UAEN-SFC.svg No equivalent 03-UAEN-SGT.svg 02-UAEN-CPL.svg No equivalent 01-UAEN-PFC.svg No insignia
Master Sergeant Sergeant First Class Sergeant Corporal Private First Class Private
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan
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No equivalent
Uzbekistan-Navy-OR-6 04.UZN-CPO 03.UZN-PO1 02.UZN-PO2 No equivalent
01.UZN-SN
Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer First Class Petty Officer Second Class Leading Seaman Seaman
Vietnam Vietnam
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No equivalent Vietnam People's Navy Sergeant major.png No equivalent
Vietnam People's Navy Sergeant.png No equivalent Vietnam People's Navy Corporal.png Vietnam People's Navy private first class.png Vietnam People's Navy Private second class.png
Chief petty officer
Thượng sĩ
Petty officer 1st class
Trung sĩ
Petty officer 2nd class
Hạ sĩ
Leading Seaman
Binh nhất
Seaman
Binh nhì
Yemen Yemen
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05.YN-WO.svg No equivalent
04.YN-PO1 03.YN-PO2 02.YN-PO3 01.YN-SM No equivalent
Warrant Officer Petty Officer First Class Petty Officer Second Class Petty Officer Third Class Seaman
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

See also

Comparative navy enlisted ranks of Europe

Rank comparison chart of all navies of European states.

Some European countries do not have naval forces, either because they are landlocked Austria, Belarus, the Czech Republic, Moldova, Luxembourg, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Slovakia, San Marino and the Vatican (enclaves with Italy), or naval duties provided by another state such as Monaco (provided by France), .

The Cyprus Navy is the naval branch of the Cypriot National Guard.

NATO has a scheme for comparative ranks for member countries, non-NATO countries equivalence is determined against this system.

Comparative navy enlisted ranks of Post-Soviet states

Rank comparison chart of enlisted for all navies of Post-Soviet states.

Comparative navy officer ranks of Asia

Rank comparison chart of navies of Asian states.

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

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
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Commonwealth of Nations
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