Military ranks of Bahamas

The Military ranks of Bahamas are the military insignia used by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. Bahamas does not have an army or air force, and the entire defence force is composed of the navy. Being a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, Bahamas shares a rank structure similar to that of the United Kingdom.

Commissioned Officers

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
The Bahamas Bahamas
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


NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
The Bahamas Bahamas
05.RBDF-FCPO.svg No equivalent 04.RBDF-CPO.svg 03.RBDF-PO.svg No equivalent 02.RBDF-LM.svg No equivalent 01.RBDF-AbM.svg No equivalent
Force Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty officer Leading Marine Able Marine


Royal Bahamas Defence Force

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) is the military of The Bahamas. Since The Bahamas does not have an army or an air force, its navy composes the entirety of its armed forces. Under The Defence Act, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force has been mandated to defend The Bahamas, protect its territorial integrity, patrol its waters, provide assistance in times of disaster, maintain order in conjunction with the law enforcement agencies of The Bahamas, and carry out any such duties as determined by the National Security Council. The Defence Force is also a member of CARICOM's Regional Security Task Force. The task force has seen action in the United Nations mandate in Haiti 1994.

Military ranks and insignia by country
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