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.

Comparative military ranks in English
Navies Armies Air forces
Commissioned officers
Admiral of
the fleet
Field marshal or
General of the Army
Marshal of
the air force
Admiral General Air chief marshal
Vice admiral Lieutenant general Air marshal
Rear admiral Major general Air vice-marshal
Commodore Brigadier or
brigadier general
Air commodore
Captain Colonel Group captain
Commander Lieutenant colonel Wing commander
Lieutenant
commander
Major or
Commandant
Squadron leader
Lieutenant Captain Flight lieutenant
Lieutenant
junior grade
or
sub-lieutenant
Lieutenant or
first lieutenant
Flying officer
Ensign or
midshipman
Second lieutenant Pilot officer
Officer cadet Officer cadet Flight cadet
Enlisted grades
Warrant officer or
chief petty officer
Warrant officer or
sergeant major
Warrant officer
Petty officer Sergeant Sergeant
Leading seaman Corporal or
bombardier
Corporal
Seaman Private or
gunner or
trooper
Aircraftman or
airman
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References to modern military

Afghanistan

Algeria

Angola

Argentina

Australia

Austria

Bangladesh

Belgium

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil

Canada

Chile

People's Republic of China

Colombia

Congo

Congo-Brazzaville

Croatia

Cuba

Denmark

Egypt

Ecuador

Estonia

Finland

France

Gabon

Georgia

Germany

Greece

Hungary

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Japan

Jordan

Kosovo

Laos

Lebanon

Lithuania

Malaysia

Mexico

Mongolia

Myanmar

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nicaragua

North Korea

Norway

Pakistan

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russia

Saudi Arabia

Serbia

Singapore

Slovakia

  • Slovak Army officer ranks
  • Slovak Army other ranks

Slovenia

South Africa

South Korea

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sweden

Switzerland

Syria

Republic of China (Taiwan)

Tanzania

Thailand

Tunisia

Turkey

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States

Venezuela

Vietnam

Continental comparisons

Africa

Americas

Asia

Europe

Oceania

Other comparisons

NATO

Commonwealth of Nations

Previous eras

Miscellaneous

First and Second World War comparisons

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