Comparative navy officer ranks of the Americas

Rank comparison chart of navies of North and South American 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
Generic-Navy-O7.svg Generic-Navy-O5.svg Generic-Navy-O4.svg Generic-Navy-O3.svg Generic-Navy-O2.svg Generic-Navy-O1.svg 07.RNO-MIDN.svg
Captain Commander Lieutenant
commander
Lieutenant Lieutenant (junior grade) Sub lieutenant Midshipman
Argentina Argentina
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No equivalent Armada Argentina - Almirante.svg Armada Argentina - Vicealmirante.svg Armada Argentina - Contraalmirante.svg Armada Argentina - Comodoro de Marina.svg Generic-Navy-O7.svg Generic-Navy-O5.svg Generic-Navy-O4.svg Generic-Navy-O3.svg Generic-Navy-O2.svg Generic-Navy-O1.svg POR-Navy-OFD.svg
Almirante Vicealmirante Contralmirante Comodoro de Marina Capitán de Navío Capitán de Fragata Capitán de Corbeta Teniente de Navío Teniente de Fragata Teniente de Corbeta Guardiamarina
The Bahamas Bahamas
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No equivalent
Generic-Navy-O8.svg Generic-Navy-O7.svg Generic-Navy-O6.svg Generic-Navy-O5.svg Generic-Navy-O4.svg Generic-Navy-O3.svg Generic-Navy-O2.svg Generic-Navy-O1.svg POR-Navy-OFD.svg 07.RNO-MIDN.svg
Commodore Captain Senior Commander Commander Lieutenant Commander Senior Lieutenant Lieutenant Sub-Lieutenant Acting Sub-Lieutenant Midshipman
Barbados Barbados
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No equivalent
Generic-Navy-O5.svg Generic-Navy-O4.svg Generic-Navy-O3.svg Generic-Navy-O1.svg No equivalent
Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Sub Lieutenant
Belize Belize No navy
Bolivia Bolivia
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No equivalent Generic-Navy-(star)-O11.svg Generic-Navy-(star)-O10.svg Generic-Navy-(star)-O9.svg No equivalent Generic-Navy-(star)-O7.svg Generic-Navy-(star)-O5.svg Generic-Navy-(star)-O4.svg Generic-Navy-(star)-O3.svg Generic-Navy-(star)-O2.svg Chile Navy OF-1b.svg Generic-Navy-(star)-O0.svg
Almirante Vicealmirante Contraalmirante Capitán de Navío Capitán de Fragata Capitán de Corbeta Alférez de Navio Alférez de Fragata Alférez de Corbeta Alférez
 Brazil
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US Navy O11 shoulderboard.svgGeneric-Navy-O12.svg US Navy O10 shoulderboard.svgGeneric-Navy-O11.svg US Navy O9 shoulderboard.svgGeneric-Navy-O10.svg US Navy O8 shoulderboard.svgGeneric-Navy-O9.svg No equivalent Generic-Navy-O7.svg Generic-Navy-O5.svg Generic-Navy-O4.svg Generic-Navy-O3.svg Generic-Navy-O2.svg Generic-Navy-O1.svg PLANF-Sleeve-0710-CDT.png
Almirante Almirante-de-esquadra Vice-almirante Contra-almirante Capitão-de-Mar-e-Guerra Capitão-de-Fragata Capitão-de-corveta Capitão-tenente Primeiro-tenente Segundo-tenente Guarda-marinha
Canada Canada
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No equivalent Canada-Navy-OF-9-collected Canada-Navy-OF-8-collected Canada-Navy-OF-7-collected Canada-Navy-OF-6-collected Canadian RCN OF-5.svg Canadian RCN OF-4.svg Canadian RCN OF-3.svg Canadian RCN OF-2.svg Canadian RCN OF-1b.svg Canadian RCN OF-1a.svg Canadian RCN OF (D).svg No equivalent
Admiral Vice-admiral Rear-admiral Commodore Captain(N) Commander Lieutenant-commander Lieutenant(N) Sub-lieutenant Acting sub-lieutenant Naval
cadet
Amiral Vice-amiral Contre-amiral Commodore Capitaine de vaisseau Capitaine de frégate Capitaine de corvette Lieutenant de vaisseau Enseigne de vaisseau de 1re classe Enseigne de vaisseau de 2e classe Aspirant de marine
Chile Chile
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No equivalent Chile Navy OF-9.svg Chile Navy OF-8.svg Chile Navy OF-7.svg Chile Navy OF-6.svg Chile Navy OF-5.svg Chile Navy OF-4.svg Chile Navy OF-3.svg Chile Navy OF-2.svg Chile Navy OF-1b.svg Chile Navy OF-1a.svg Chile Navy OF(D).svg
Almirante Vicealmirante Contraalmirante Comodoro Capitán de Navío Capitán de Fragata Capitán de Corbeta Teniente 1° Teniente 2° Subteniente Guardiamarina
Colombia Colombia
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No equivalent Generic-Navy-O11.svg No equivalent Generic-Navy-O10.svg Generic-Navy-O9.svg Generic-Navy-O7.svg Generic-Navy-O5.svg Generic-Navy-O4.svg Generic-Navy-O3.svg Generic-Navy-O2.svg Generic-Navy-O1.svg No equivalent
Almirante Vicealmirante Contralmirante Capitán de Navío Capitán de Fragata Capitán de Corbeta Teniente de Navío Teniente de Fragata Teniente de Corbeta
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
Costa Rica Costa Rica No navy
Cuba Cuba
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No equivalent
Cuba-Navy-OF-8.svg Cuba-Navy-OF-7.svg Cuba-Navy-OF-6.svg Cuba-Navy-OF-5.svg Cuba-Navy-OF-4.svg Cuba-Navy-OF-3.svg Cuba-Navy-OF-2.svg Cuba-Navy-OF-1c.svg Cuba-Navy-OF-1b.svg Cuba-Navy-OF-1a.svg Unknown
Almirante Vicealmirante Contralmirante Capitán de Navío Capitán de Fragata Capitán de Corbeta Teniente de Navío Teniente de Fragata Teniente de Corbeta Alférez
Dominica Dominica No navy
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
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No equivalent
Almirante Marina de Guerra Dominicana (Mango y Pala) Vicealmirante Marina de Guerra Dominicana (Mango y Pala) Contralmirante Marina de Guerra Dominicana (Mango y Pala) Capitán de Navío Marina de Guerra Dominicana (Mango y Pala) Capitán de Fragata Marina de Guerra Dominicana (Mango y Pala) US Navy O4 shoulderboard.svg Teniente de Navío Marina de Guerra Dominicana (Mango y Pala) Alferez de Navío Marina de Guerra Dominicana (Mango y Pala) Alferez de Fragata Marina de Guerra Dominicana (Mango y Pala) None.svg
Almirante Vicealmirante Contralmirante Capitán de Navío Capitán de Fragata Capitán de Corbeta Teniente de Navio Teniente de Fragata Teniente de Corbeta Guardiamarina
Ecuador Ecuador
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No equivalent 23.Ecuadorian Navy-ADM.svg23.Ecuadorian Navy-ADM-(Sleeve).svg 22.Ecuadorian Navy-VADM.svg22.Ecuadorian Navy-VADM-(Sleeve).svg 21.Ecuadorian Navy-RADM.svg21.Ecuadorian Navy-RADM-(Sleeve).svg No equivalent 20.Ecuadorian Navy-CPT.svg 19.Ecuadorian Navy-CDR.svg 18.Ecuadorian Navy-LCDR.svg 17.Ecuadorian Navy-LT.svg 16.Ecuadorian Navy-LTJG.svg 15.Ecuadorian Navy-ENS.svg 14.Ecuadorian Navy-SO4.svg 13.Ecuadorian Navy-SO3.svg 12.Ecuadorian Navy-SO2.svg 11.Ecuadorian Navy-SO1.svg
Admiral
Almirante
Vice Admiral
Vicealmirante
Rear Admiral
Contralmirante
Captain
Capitán De Navío
Commander
Capitán De Fragata
Lieutenant Commander
Capitán De Corbeta
Lieutenant
Teniente De Navío
Lieutenant (junior grade)
Teniente De Fragata
Ensign
Alferez De Fragata
Student Officer 4th Class
Guardiamarina 4to Año
Student Officer 3rd Class
Guardiamarina 3er Año
Student Officer 2nd Class
Guardiamarina 2do Año
Student Officer 1st Class
Guardiamarina 1er Año
El Salvador El Salvador
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No equivalent
US Navy O9 shoulderboard.svg US Navy O8 shoulderboard.svg No equivalent US Navy O6 shoulderboard.svg US Navy O5 shoulderboard.svg US Navy O4 shoulderboard.svg US Navy O3 shoulderboard.svg US Navy O2 shoulderboard.svg US Navy O1 shoulderboard.svg No equivalent
Vicealmirante Contralmirante Capitán de Navío Capitán de Fragata Capitán de Corbeta Teniente de Navio Teniente de Fragata Teniente de Corbeta
Grenada Grenada No navy
Guyana
Guyana
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No equivalent
Guyana Rear Admiral Insignia.svg 11-Indian Navy-CDRE.svg 10-Indian Navy-CAPT.svg 09-Indian Navy-CDR.svg 08-Indian Navy-LCDR.svg 07-Indian Navy-LT.svg 08-Namibia Navy-LTJG.svg 06-Indian Navy-SLT.svg 07.RNO-MIDN.svg
Rear admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant commander Lieutenant Lieutenant Junior Grade Sub
lieutenant
Midshipman
Haiti Haiti
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No equivalent
Generic-Navy-(star)-O7.svg Generic-Navy-(star)-O5.svg Generic-Navy-(star)-O4.svg Generic-Navy-(star)-O3.svg Generic-Navy-(star)-O2.svg Generic-Navy-(star)-O1.svg
Capitane de vaisseau Commandant Lieutenant-Commandant Lieutenant de vaisseau Sous-Lieutenant de vaisseau Enseigne de vaisseau
Honduras Honduras
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No equivalent
US Navy O8 shoulderboard.svg US Navy O7 shoulderboard.svg US Navy O6 shoulderboard.svg US Navy O5 shoulderboard.svg US Navy O4 shoulderboard.svg US Navy O3 shoulderboard.svg US Navy O2 shoulderboard.svg US Navy O1 shoulderboard.svg No equivalent
Vicealmirante Contralmirante Capitán de Navío Capitán de Fragata Capitán de Corbeta Teniente de Navio Teniente de Fragata Alferez de Fragata
Jamaica Jamaica
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No equivalent
British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-7.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-6.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-5.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-4.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-3.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-2.svg Canadian RCN OF-1b.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-1b.svg British Royal Navy OF-1a.svg
Rear admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant commander Lieutenant Lieutenant (junior grade) Sub-Lieutenant Midshipman
Mexico Mexico
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No equivalent Sec de Marina SEMAR.gif Almirante hombrera SEMAR.png Vicealmirante hombrera SEMAR.gif Contralmirante Mexico.png Generic-Navy-O7.svg Generic-Navy-O5.svg Generic-Navy-O4.svg Generic-Navy-O3.svg Generic-Navy-O2.svg Generic-Navy-O1.svg POR-Navy-OFD.svg
Secretario de Marina Almirante Vicealmirante Contraalmirante Capitán de Navío Capitán de Fragata Capitán de Corbeta Teniente de Navio Teniente de Fragata Teniente de Corbeta Guardiamarina
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
Nicaragua Nicaragua
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No equivalent
12-Nicaragua Navy-CDRE.svg 11-Nicaragua Navy-CAPT.svg 10-Nicaragua Navy-CDR.svg 09-Nicaragua Navy-LCDR.svg 08-Nicaragua Navy-LT.svg 07-Nicaragua Navy-LTJG.svg 06-Nicaragua Navy-ENS.svg 05-Nicaragua Navy-WO.svg
Contralmirante Capitán de Navío Capitán de Fragata Capitán de Corbeta Teniente de Navio Teniente de Fragata Teniente de Corbeta Alférez
Panama Panama No navy
Paraguay Paraguay
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No equivalent
Generic-Navy-(star)-O12.svg Generic-Navy-(star)-O11.svg Generic-Navy-(star)-O10.svg No equivalent Generic-Navy-(star)-O7.svg Generic-Navy-(star)-O5.svg Generic-Navy-(star)-O4.svg Generic-Navy-(star)-O3.svg Generic-Navy-(star)-O2.svg Generic-Navy-(star)-O1.svg Generic-Navy-(star)-O0.svg
Almirante Vicealmirante Contraalmirante Capitán de Navío Capitán de Fragata Capitán de Corbeta Teniente de Navio Teniente de Fragata Teniente de Corbeta Guardiamarina
Peru Peru
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None.svg Insignia Peru Navy (Sleeve) Almirante.svg Insignia Peru Navy (Sleeve) Vicealmirante.svg Insignia Peru Navy (Sleeve) Contralmirante.svg No equivalent Insignia Peru Navy (Sleeve) Capitán de Navío.svg Insignia Peru Navy (Sleeve) Capitán de Fragata.svg Insignia Peru Navy (Sleeve) Capitán de Corbeta.svg Insignia Peru Navy (Sleeve) Teniente Primero.svg Insignia Peru Navy (Sleeve) Teniente Segundo.svg Insignia Peru Navy (Sleeve) Alférez de Fragata.svg No equivalent
Gran Almirante del Peru Almirante Vicealmirante Contraalmirante Capitán de Navío Capitán de Fragata Capitán de Corbeta Teniente Primeiro Teniente Segundo Alférez de Fragata
Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis
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No equivalent
Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Sub-Lieutenant Midshipman Officer Cadet
Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Sub-Lieutenant Midshipman Officer Cadet
Saint Lucia Saint Lucia No navy
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines No navy
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
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No equivalent
Generic-Navy-O9.svg Generic-Navy-O8.svg Generic-Navy-O7.svg Generic-Navy-O5.svg Generic-Navy-O4.svg Generic-Navy-O3.svg Generic-Navy-O1.svg 07.RNO-MIDN.svg
Rear Admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant commander Lieutenant Sub-Lieutenant Midshipman
United States United States
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US Navy O11 insignia US Navy O10 insignia US Navy O9 insignia US Navy O8 insignia US Navy O7 insignia US Navy O6 insignia US Navy O5 insignia U.S. Navy O-4 insignia US Navy O3 insignia US Navy O2 insignia US Navy O1 insignia US Navy OC shoulderboard.svg Various
Fleet admiral Admiral Vice admiral Rear admiral Rear admiral (lower half) Captain Commander Lieutenant commander Lieutenant Lieutenant (junior grade) Ensign Midshipman/officer candidate
United States United States
(Coast Guard)

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No equivalent USCG O-10 insignia USCG O-9 insignia USCG O-8 insignia USCG O-7 insignia USCG O-6 insignia USCG O-5 insignia USCG O-4 insignia USCG O-3 insignia USCG O-2 insignia USCG O-1 insignia No equivalent
Admiral Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Rear Admiral (lower half) Captain Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Lieutenant (junior grade) Ensign
United States United States
(Marine Corps)

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No equivalent US Marine 10 shoulderboard vertical.svg US Marine O9 shoulderboard vertical.svg US Marine O8 shoulderboard vertical.svg US Marine O7 shoulderboard vertical.svg US Marine O6 shoulderboard vertical.svg US Marine O5 shoulderboard vertical.svg US Marine O4 shoulderboard-2.svg US Marine O3 shoulderboard vertical.svg US Marine O2 shoulderboard vertical.svg US Marine O1 shoulderboard vertical.svg US Navy OC shoulderboard.svg Various
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant Midshipman/officer candidate
Uruguay Uruguay
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No equivalent Generic-Navy-O11.svg Generic-Navy-O10.svg Generic-Navy-O9.svg No equivalent Generic-Navy-O7.svg Generic-Navy-O5.svg Generic-Navy-O4.svg Generic-Navy-O3.svg Generic-Navy-O2.svg Generic-Navy-O1.svg
Almirante Vicealmirante Contraalmirante Capitán de Navío Capitán de Fragata Capitán de Corbeta Alfarez de Navio Alfarez de Fragata Guardiamarina
Venezuela Venezuela
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No equivalent Almiranteenjefe.png Almirante - 2.png Vicealmirante.gif Contralmirante.png Generic-Navy-O7.svg Generic-Navy-O5.svg Generic-Navy-O4.svg Generic-Navy-O3.svg Generic-Navy-O2.svg Generic-Navy-O1.svg Unknown
Almirante en Jefe Almirante Vicealmirante Contraalmirante Capitán de Navío Capitán de Fragata Capitán de Corbeta Teniente de Navío Teniente de Fragata Alferez de Navío
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

See also

Comparative navy officer ranks of Africa

Rank comparison chart of navies of African states.

Comparative navy officer ranks of Europe

Rank comparison chart of all navies of European states.

Comparative navy officer ranks of Oceania

Rank comparison chart of naval forces of Oceania states.

Comparative navy officer ranks of the Commonwealth

Rank comparison chart of naval forces of Commonwealth of Nations states.

Most of the 52 commonwealth nations have their beginnings in British Empire and have shared naval traditions. By comparison Mozambique is a former Portuguese colony. Even after some had achieved a degree of independent government from the UK, their naval protection was still British; the Royal New Zealand Navy did not exist separately until 1941.

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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