Military ranks of Armenia

The Military ranks of Armenia are the military insignia used by the Armed Forces of Armenia. Being a former Soviet Republic, Armenia shares a rank structure similar to that of Russia. Armenia is a landlocked country, and does therefore not possess a navy.

Commissioned Officers

The rank insignia for commissioned officers for the ground forces and air force respectively.

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
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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
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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)
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

Enlisted

The rank insignia for enlisted personnel for the army and air force respectively.

Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
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Senior Warrant Officer
(ԱՎԱԳ ԵՆԹԱՍՊԱ)
Warrant Officer
(ԵՆԹԱՍՊԱ)
Sergeant Major
(ԱՎԱԳ)
Senior Sergeant
(ԱՎԱԳ ՍԵՐԺԱՆՏ)
Sergeant
(ՍԵՐԺԱՆՏ)
Junior Sergeant
(ԿՐՏՍԵՐ ՍԵՐԺԱՆՏ)
Private First Class
(ԵՖՐԵՅՏՈՐ)
Private
(ԶԻՆՎՈՐ)
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01.Armenian Air Force-PV.svg
Senior Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Sergeant Major Senior Sergeant Sergeant Junior Sergeant Gefreiter Private
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

References

Armed Forces of Armenia

The Armed Forces of Armenia (Armenian: Հայաստանի զինված ուժեր) comprise two services: the Army, and the Air Force and Air Defense (a unified branch). Though it was partially formed out of the former Soviet Army forces stationed in the Armenian SSR (mostly units of the 7th Guards Army of the Transcaucasian Military District), the military of Armenia can be traced back to the founding of the First Republic of Armenia in 1918. Being a landlocked country, Armenia has no navy.

The Commander-in-Chief of the military is the Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan. The Ministry of Defence is in charge of political leadership, headed by Vigen Sargsyan, while military command remains in the hands of the general staff, headed by the Chief of Staff, who is Lieutenant-General Artak Davtyan. Armenia established a Ministry of Defence on 28 January 1992. Border guards subject to the Ministry patrol Armenia's borders with Georgia and Azerbaijan, while Russian troops continue to monitor its borders with Iran and Turkey. Since 2002, Armenia has been a member of the Collective Security Treaty Organization. Armenia signed a military cooperation plan with Lebanon on 27 November 2015.

Aspet

Aspet (Armenian: Ասպետ, Ἀσπέτης, Aspetes in contemporary Greek) was a hereditary military title of the Armenian nobility, usually found within the Bagratuni family.The name has been derived from either the Old Persian *viƒa/visapati “head of the clan”, or in more likelihood aspapati, later aspbed (or aspbad) which designated the Iranian office of Master of the Horse (commander of the cavalry). The Armenian army was comprised overwhelmingly of cavalry, under the command of the High Constable (sparapet), this left no room for a Master of the Horse. There are hardly any references by Armenian historians of the Arshakuni period to any Bagratids in command of the king's forces. Like the ma¬xaz of the Khorkhoruni family, Aspet seems to have been a special, gentilitial, title of the Bagratunis, who derived from it their other, short-lived, name of Aspetuni. This title disappears following the Arab conquest of Armenia. The existence of this title and name may possibly be due to Arsacid Armenia's imitation of Parthia, where one of the Seven Great Houses bore the name of Aspahbad.The name of the Aspietai, a Byzantine noble family of Armenian origin, is derived from aspet.

Outline of Armenia

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Armenia:

Armenia – landlocked mountainous country, located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia. A former republic of the Soviet Union, Armenia is a unitary, multiparty, democratic nation-state with an ancient and historic cultural heritage.

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