Military ranks of Mozambique

The Military ranks of Mozambique are the military insignia used by the Mozambique Defence Armed Forces. As a former Portuguese colony, Mozambique shares a similar rank system to that of Portugal.

Under the rule of Samora Moises Machel, a Soviet-style system of rank insignia for top ranks was briefly introduced in Mozambique. It was reverted to the Portuguese style shortly after his death.

Current

Commissioned officers

The rank insignia for commissioned officers for the army, navy 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
Mozambique Mozambique
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No equivalent
Mozambique-Army-OF-8.svg Mozambique-Army-OF-7.svg Mozambique-Army-OF-6.svg Mozambique-Army-OF-5.svg Mozambique-Army-OF-4.svg Mozambique-Army-OF-3.svg Mozambique-Army-OF-2.svg Mozambique-Army-OF-1b.svg Mozambique-Army-OF-1a.svg Unknown
Coronel General Teniente General Major General Coronel Teniente Coronel Major Capitáo Teniente Aleférez
Mozambique Mozambique
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No equivalent
Mozambique-Navy-OF-9.svg Mozambique-Navy-OF-8.svg Mozambique-Navy-OF-7.svg Mozambique-Navy-OF-5.svg Mozambique-Navy-OF-4.svg Mozambique-Navy-OF-3.svg Generic-Navy-O5.svg Generic-Navy-O3.svg Generic-Navy-O1.svg Unknown
Almirante Vice-almirante Contra-almirante Capitão de Mare Guerra Capitão de Fragata Capitão-tenente Primeiro-tenente Segundo-tenente Guarda-marinha
Mozambique Mozambique
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No equivalent
Mozambique-AirForce-OF-8.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OF-7.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OF-6.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OF-5.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OF-4.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OF-3.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OF-2.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OF-1b.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OF-1a.svg No equivalent
Coronel General Teniente General Major General Coronel Teniente Coronel Major Capitáo Teniente Aleférez
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, navy 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
Mozambique Mozambique
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No equivalent
Mozambique-Army-OR-7.svg Mozambique-Army-OR-6.svg Mozambique-Army-OR-5.svg Mozambique-Army-OR-4.svg Mozambique-Army-OR-3.svg Mozambique-Army-OR-2.svg No equivalent
Sergeant major
Intendente
First Sergeant
Primeiro-sargento
Second Sergeant
Segundo-sargento
Third Sergeant
Terceiro-sargento
Corporal
Cabo
Private First Class
Primeiro soldado
Mozambique Mozambique
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No equivalent
None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg No equivalent
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Intendente
Petty Officer 1st Class
Primeiro-sargento
Petty Officer 2nd Class
Segundo-sargento
Petty Officer 3rd Class
Primeiro Cabo
Seaman 1st Class
Segundo Cabo
Seaman
Marinheiro
Mozambique Mozambique
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No equivalent
Mozambique-AirForce-OR-7.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OR-6.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OR-5.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OR-4.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OR-3.svg Mozambique-AirForce-OR-2.svg No equivalent
Sergeant major
Intendente
First Sergeant
Primeiro-sargento
Second Sergeant
Segundo-sargento
Third Sergeant
Terceiro-sargento
Corporal
Cabo
Private First Class
Primeiro soldado
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

Historical

Commissioned officers

The People's Republic of Mozambique's rank insignia for commissioned officers for the army, navy 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
Mozambique People's Republic of Mozambique None.svg No equivalent Russia-Army-OF-8-2010.svg Russia-Army-OF-7-2010.svg Russia-Army-OF-6-2010.svg Post-Soviet-Army-OF-5.svg Post-Soviet-Army-OF-4.svg Post-Soviet-Army-OF-3.svg Post-Soviet-Army-OF-2.svg Post-Soviet-Army-OF-1c.svg Post-Soviet-Army-OF-1b.svg Unknown
Marshal Coronel General Teniente General Major General Coronel Teniente Coronel Major Capitáo Teniente Aleférez
Mozambique People's Republic of Mozambique No equivalent
Russia-Navy-OF-8-2010.svg Russia-Navy-OF-7-2010.svg Russia-Navy-OF-6-2010.svg Russia-Navy-OF-5-1994-everyday.svg Russia-Navy-OF-4-1994-everyday.svg Russia-Navy-OF-3-1994-everyday.svg Russia-Navy-OF-2-1994-everyday.svg Russia-Navy-OF-1c-1994-everyday.svg Russia-Navy-OF-1b-1994-everyday.svg
Almirante Vice-almirante Contra-almirante Capitão de Mare Guerra Capitão de Fragata Capitão-tenente Primeiro-tenente Segundo-tenente Guarda-marinha
Mozambique People's Republic of Mozambique No equivalent Russia-Airforce-OF-9-2010.svg Russia-Airforce-OF-8-2010.svg Russia-Airforce-OF-7-2010.svg Russia-Airforce-OF-6-2010.svg Russia-AirForce-OF-5-1994-field.svg Russia-AirForce-OF-4-1994-field.svg Russia-AirForce-OF-3-1994-field.svg Russia-AirForce-OF-2-1994-field.svg Russia-AirForce-OF-1c-1994-field.svg Russia-AirForce-OF-1b-1994-field.svg
General do Forca Aérea Coronel General Teniente General Major General Coronel Teniente Coronel Major Capitáo Teniente Aleférez
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 People's Republic of Mozambique's rank insignia for enlisted personnel for the army, navy 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
Mozambique People's Republic of Mozambique No equivalent
None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg No equivalent
No insignia
Sergeant major
Intendente
First Sergeant
Primeiro-sargento
Second Sergeant
Segundo-sargento
Third Sergeant
Terceiro-sargento
Private
Soldado
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

References

Mozambique Defence Armed Forces

The Mozambique Defence Armed Forces (Portuguese: Forças Armadas de Defesa de Moçambique) or FADM are the national armed forces of Mozambique. They include the General Staff of the Armed Forces and three branches of service: Army, Air Force and Navy.

The FADM were formed in mid August 1994, by the integration of the People's Forces of Liberation of Mozambique (FPLM) with the military wing of RENAMO, following the end of the civil war.

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