Military ranks of Paraguay

The Military ranks of Paraguay are the military insignia used by the Armed Forces of Paraguay. Being a former colony of Spain, Paraguay shares a rank structure similar to that of Spain.

Historically, until the fall of the regime of Stroessner, Paraguayan insignia were based on the Prussian system, as was the case for many other South American countries, only with slight distinctions[1].

Current ranks

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
Paraguay Paraguay
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No equivalent Paraguay-Army-OF-9.svg Paraguay-Army-OF-8.svg Paraguay-Army-OF-7.svg No equivalent Paraguay-Army-OF-5.svg Paraguay-Army-OF-4.svg Paraguay-Army-OF-3.svg Paraguay-Army-OF-2.svg Paraguay-Army-OF-1b.svg Paraguay-Army-OF-1a.svg None.svg
General de Ejército General de División General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Primero Teniente Subteniente
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
Paraguay Paraguay
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No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg
General de Fuerza Aerea General de División General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Primero Teniente Subteniente
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
Paraguay Paraguay
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Paraguay-Army-OR-9b.svg Paraguay-Army-OR-9a.svg Paraguay-Army-OR-8.svg Paraguay-Army-OR-7.svg Paraguay-Army-OR-6b.svg Paraguay-Army-OR-6a.svg Paraguay-Army-OR-5.svg Paraguay-Army-OR-4.svg Paraguay-Army-OR-3.svg No equivalent Paraguay-Army-OR-2.svg
Sub-Oficial Principal Sub-Oficial Mayor Sub-Oficial Sargento Ayudante Sargento Primero Vice Sargento Primero Sargento Segundo Cabo Primero Cabo Segundo Soldado
Paraguay Paraguay
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None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg No equivalent No insignia
Sub-Oficial Principal Sub-Oficial Mayor Sub-Oficial de Primera Sub-Oficial de Segunda Maestre Cabo Primero Cabo Segundo Dragoneante
Paraguay Paraguay
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Paraguay-Airforce-OR-9.svg Paraguay-Airforce-OR-8b.svg Paraguay-Airforce-OR-8a.svg Paraguay-Airforce-OR-7b.svg Paraguay-Airforce-OR-7a.svg Paraguay-Airforce-OR-6.svg Paraguay-Airforce-OR-5.svg Paraguay-Airforce-OR-4.svg Paraguay-Airforce-OR-3.svg No equivalent Paraguay-Airforce-OR-1.svg
Sub-Oficial Principal Sub-Oficial Mayor Sub-Oficial Sargento Ayudante Sargento Primero Vice Sargento Primero Sargento Segundo Cabo Primero Cabo Segundo Soldado
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

Historical ranks

1954 – 1989

Officers
Designation Higher commanders Senior commanders Middle-level commanders
Paraguay Paraguay Paragray-Army-OF-10-1954.svg Paragray-Army-OF-7-1954.svg Paragray-Army-OF-6-1954.svg Paragray-Army-OF-5-1954.svg Paragray-Army-OF-4-1954.svg Paragray-Army-OF-3-1954.svg Paragray-Army-OF-2-1954.svg Paragray-Army-OF-1b-1954.svg Paragray-Army-OF-1a-1954.svg
Rank designation General Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
(native designation) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?)
OF-equivalent OF5 OF4 OF3 OF2 OF1
Enlisted

References

  1. ^ http://gmic.co.uk/topic/57482-paraguay-uniforms/
Armed Forces of Paraguay

The Armed forces of Paraguay (Spanish: Fuerzas Armadas de Paraguay) consist of the Paraguayan army, navy (including naval aviation and marine corps) and air force.

The constitution of Paraguay establishes the president of Paraguay as the commander-in-chief.

Paraguay has compulsory military service, and all 18-year-old males and 17-year-olds in the year of their 18th birthday are liable for one year of active duty. Although the 1992 constitution allows for conscientious objection, no enabling legislation has yet been approved.

In July 2005, military aid in the form of U.S. Special Forces began arriving at Paraguay's Mariscal Estigarribia air base, a sprawling complex built in 1982.

Index of Paraguay-related articles

The following is an alphabetical list of topics related to the Republic of Paraguay.

Outline of Paraguay

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

Paraguay' – one of the two landlocked countries in South America. (The other is Bolivia.) Paraguay lies on both banks of the Paraguay River, bordering Argentina to the south and southwest, Brazil to the east and northeast, and Bolivia to the northwest, and is located in the center of South America, the country is sometimes referred to as Corazón de América - Heart of (South) America along with Bolivia and Brazil

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