Mongolian military ranks

The Military ranks of Mongolia are the military insignia used by the Mongolian Armed Forces and other military organisations such as Border defense troops, Internal troops, National emergency management agency, General executive agency of Court decision, General intelligence agency, and the State special security department.[1]

Current ranks and insignia

Current rank system is established in 2003 by introducing Sergeant major and Master sergeant ranks.[2] In 2006 Brigadier general, General ranks were introduced and Colonel general, General of the Army ranks were abolished.[3] Current set of rank insignia introduced in 2017. Officers insignia ulzii replaced by five-pointed star and non-commissioned officers insignia pattern replaced by chevrons.[4]

Enlisted personnels

Ranks Equivalent
NATO Code
Armed forces Border defense troops Internal troops
Compulsory service Voluntary service Compulsory service Voluntary service Compulsory service Voluntary service
Private
Байлдагч
OR-1
Mongolian Army-PVT-field
Mongolian Army-PVT(v)-field
Mongolian Border troops-PVT-field
Mongolian Border troops-PVT(v)-field
Mongolian Internal troops-PVT-field
Unknown
Senior private
Ахлах байлдагч
OR-2
Mongolian Army-PFC-field
Mongolian Army-PFC(v)-field
Mongolian Border troops-PFC-field
Mongolian Border troops-PFC(v)-field
Mongolian Internal troops-PFC-field
Unknown
Junior corporal
Дэд түрүүч
Mongolian Army-JCP-field
Mongolian Army-JCP(v)-field
Mongolian Border troops-JCP-field
Mongolian Border troops-JCP(v)-field
Mongolian Internal troops-JCP-field
Unknown
Corporal
Түрүүч
OR-3
Mongolian Army-CPL-field
Mongolian Army-CPL(v)-field
Mongolian Border troops-CPL-field
Mongolian Border troops-CPL(v)-field
Mongolian Internal troops-CPL-field
Unknown
Senior corporal
Ахлах түрүүч
OR-4
Mongolian Army-SCP-field
Mongolian Army-SCP(v)-field
Mongolian Border troops-SCP-field
Mongolian Border troops-SCP(v)-field
Mongolian Internal troops-SCP-field
Unknown

Non-commissioned officers

Ranks Equivalent
NATO Code
Parade uniform Service uniform Uniform shirt Field uniform
Junior sergeant
Дэд ахлагч
OR-5
Mongolian Army-JSG-parade
Mongolian Army-JSG-service
Mongolian Army-JSG-shirt
Mongolian Army-JSG-field
Sergeant
Aхлагч
OR-6
Mongolian Army-SGT-parade
Mongolian Army-SGT-service
Mongolian Army-SGT-shirt
Mongolian Army-SGT-field
Senior sergeant
Aхлах ахлагч
OR-7
Mongolian Army-SSG-parade
Mongolian Army-SSG-service
Mongolian Army-SSG-shirt
Mongolian Army-SSG-field
Master sergeant
Cургагч ахлагч
OR-8
Mongolian Army-MSG-parade
Mongolian Army-MSG-service
Mongolian Army-MSG-shirt
Mongolian Army-MSG-field
Sergeant major
Тэргүүн ахлагч
OR-9
Mongolian Army-SGM-parade
Mongolian Army-SGM-service
Mongolian Army-SGM-shirt
Mongolian Army-SGM-field

Commissioned Officers ranks and insignia

Ranks Equivalent
NATO Code
Parade uniform Service uniform Uniform shirt Field uniform
Second Lieutenant
Дэслэгч
OF-1
Mongolian Army-2LT-parade
Mongolian Army-2LT-service
Mongolian Army-2LT-shirt
Mongolian Army-2LT-field
Lieutenant
Ахлах дэслэгч
Mongolian Army-1LT-parade
Mongolian Army-1LT-service
Mongolian Army-1LT-shirt
Mongolian Army-1LT-field
Captain
Ахмад
OF-2
Mongolian Army-CPT-parade
Mongolian Army-CPT-service
Mongolian Army-CPT-shirt
Mongolian Army-CPT-field
Major
Хошууч
OF-3
Mongolian Army-MAJ-parade
Mongolian Army-MAJ-service
Mongolian Army-MAJ-shirt
Mongolian Army-MAJ-field
Lieutenant Colonel
Дэд хурандаа
OF-4
Mongolian Army-LTC-parade
Mongolian Army-LTC-service
Mongolian Army-LTC-shirt
Mongolian Army-LTC-field
Colonel
Хурандаа
OF-5
Mongolian Army-COL-parade
Mongolian Army-COL-service
Mongolian Army-COL-shirt
Mongolian Army-COL-field
Brigadier general
Бригадын генерал
OF-6
Mongolian Army-BRG-parade
Mongolian Army-BRG-service
Mongolian Army-BRG-shirt
Mongolian Army-BRG-field
Major general
Хошууч генерал
OF-7
Mongolian Army-MJG-parade
Mongolian Army-MJG-service
Mongolian Army-MJG-shirt
Mongolian Army-MJG-field
Lieutenant general
Дэслэгч генерал
OF-8
Mongolian Army-LTG-parade
Mongolian Army-LTG-service
Mongolian Army-LTG-shirt
Mongolian Army-LTG-field
General
Генерал
OF-9
Mongolian Army-GEN-parade
Mongolian Army-GEN-service
Mongolian Army-GEN-shirt
Mongolian Army-GEN-field

Shoulder board of government officials

Mongolian Army-Commander in chief-field

Shoulder board of Commander-in-chief of armed forces.[5]

Mongolian Army-Member of cabinet-field

Shoulder board of cabinet members and vice minister of defence.[6][7][8]

Branch and service color

Colors padding of shoulder boards and piping on uniforms are used in order to represent the type of branch or military organization.

Ground force branch of the Armed forces:   Red
Air force branch of the Armed forces,
General intelligence agency, State special security department:
  Blue
Border troops:   Green
Internal troops, General executive agency of Court decision:   Dark red
National emergency management agency (Civil defence):   Orange

Parade uniform shoulder board
(Colonel)

Service uniform shoulder board
(Captain)

Mongolian Air force-SSG-shirt

Uniform shirt shoulder board
(Senior sergeant)

Parade uniform shoulder board
(Lieutenant colonel)

Service uniform shoulder board
(Major)

Mongolian Border troops-CPT-shirt

Uniform shirt shoulder board
(Captain)

Mongolian Border troops-SGT-field

Field uniform shoulder board
(Sergeant)

Parade uniform shoulder board
(Major)

Service uniform shoulder board
(Senior lieutenant)

Mongolian Internal troops-LTC-shirt

Uniform shirt shoulder board
(Lieutenant colonel)

Parade uniform shoulder board
(Colonel)

Service uniform shoulder board
(Lieutenant)

Mongolian Civil defense-JSG-shirt

Uniform shirt shoulder board
(Junior sergeant)

Historical

Ranks and insignia from 1990 to 1998

In 1990, by the decree of Presidium of People's great khural, officers and non-commissioned officers insignia changed to 1936 design ulzii and "AA" letters of abbreviation People's army removed from enlisted personnel's shoulder board.[9]

Officers

Designation Middle officers Senior officers Higher officers
Parade uniform Mongolian Army-Lieutenant-parade 1990-1998 Mongolian Army-Senior lieutenant-parade 1990-1998 Mongolian Army-Captain-parade 1990-1998 Mongolian Army-Major-parade 1990-1998 Mongolian Army-Lieutenant colonel-parade 1990-1998 Mongolian Army-Colonel-parade 1990-1998 Mongolian Army-Major general-parade 1990-1998 Mongolian Army-Lieutenant general-parade 1990-1998 Mongolian Army-Colonel general-parade 1990-1998 No
equivalent
No
equivalent
Service uniform Mongolian Army-Lieutenant-service 1990-1998 Mongolian Army-Senior lieutenant -service 1990-1998 Mongolian Army-Captain-service 1990-1998 Mongolian Army-Major-service 1990-1998 Mongolian Army-Lieutenant colonel-service 1990-1998 Mongolian Army-Colonel-service 1990-1998 Mongolian Army-Major general-service 1990-1998 Mongolian Army-Lieutenant general-service 1990-1998 Mongolian Army-Colonel general-service 1990-1998 No
equivalent
No
equivalent
Rank
designation
Lieutenant Senior
lieutenant
Captain Major Lieutenant
colonel
Colonel Major
general
Lieutenant
general
Colonel
general
Дэслэгч Ахлах
дэслэгч
Ахмад Хошууч Дэд
хурандаа
Хурандаа Хошууч
генерал
Дэслэгч
генерал
Хурандаа
генерал
NATO-equivalent OF-1 OF-2 OF-3 OF-4 OF-5 OF-6 OF-7 OF-8 OF-9 OF-10

Non-commissioned officers and Enlisted personnels

Designation Enlisted personnels Non-commissioned officers
Parade uniform Mongolian Army-Private-parade 1990-1998 Mongolian Army-Senior private-parade 1990-1998 Mongolian Army-Junior corporal-parade 1990-1998 Mongolian Army-Corporal-parade 1990-1998 Mongolian Army-Senior corporal-parade 1990-1998 Mongolian Army-Junior sergeant-parade 1990-1998 Mongolian Army-Sergeant-parade 1990-1998 Mongolian Army-Senior sergeant-parade 1990-1998
Service uniform Mongolian Army-Private-service 1990-1998 Mongolian Army-Senior private-service 1990-1998 Mongolian Army-Junior corporal-service 1990-1998 Mongolian Army-Corporal-service 1990-1998 Mongolian Army-Senior corporal-service 1990-1998 Mongolian Army-Junior sergeant-service 1990-1998 Mongolian Army-Sergeant-service 1990-1998 Mongolian Army-Senior sergeant-service 1990-1998
Rank
designation
Private Senior
private
Junior
corporal
Corporal Senior
corporal
Junior
sergeant
Sergeant Senior
sergeant
Байлдагч Ахлах
байлдагч
Дэд
түрүүч
Түрүүч Ахлах
түрүүч
Дэд
ахлагч
Ахлагч Ахлах
ахлагч
NATO-equivalent OR-1 OR-2 OR-3 OR-4 OR-5 OF-6 OR-7

Ranks and insignia from 1998 to 2017

In 1998, by the Presidential decree No.180, new uniform and rank insignia design approved.[10] In 2011 generals shoulder board insignia ulzii changed to five pointed star[11] and camouflage pattern of all field uniforms and shoulder boards changed to 4-tone digital pattern.

Officers

Designation Middle officers Senior officers Higher officers
Parade uniform Mongolian Army-2LT-parade 1998-2017 Mongolian Army-1LT-parade 1998-2017 Mongolian Army-CPT-parade 1998-2017 Mongolian Army-MAJ-parade 1998-2017 Mongolian Army-LTC-parade 1998-2017 Mongolian Army-COL-parade 1998-2017 Mongolian Army-BRG-parade 2006-2011 Mongolian Army-MJG-parade 1998-2011 Mongolian Army-LTG-parade 1998-2011 Mongolian Army-GEN-parade 2006-2011 No equivalent
Service uniform Mongolian Army-2LT-service 1998-2017 Mongolian Army-1LT-service 1998-2017 Mongolian Army-CPT-service 1998-2017 Mongolian Army-MAJ-service 1998-2017 Mongolian Army-LTC-service 1998-2017 Mongolian Army-COL-service 1998-2017 Mongolian Army-BRG-service 2006-2011 Mongolian Army-MJG-service 1998-2011 Mongolian Army-LTG-service 1998-2011 Mongolian Army-GEN-service 2006-2011 No equivalent
Field uniform Mongolian Army-2LT-field 1998-2011 Mongolian Army-1LT-field 1998-2011 Mongolian Army-CPT-field 1998-2011 Mongolian Army-MAJ-field 1998-2011 Mongolian Army-LTC-field 1998-2011 Mongolian Army-COL-field 1998-2011 Mongolian Army-BRG-field 2006-2011 Mongolian Army-MJG-field 1998-2011 Mongolian Army-LTG-field 1998-2011 Mongolian Army-GEN-field 2006-2011 No equivalent
Rank
designation
Lieutenant Senior
lieutenant
Captain Major Lieutenant
colonel
Colonel Brigadier
general
Major
general
Lieutenant
general
General
(Until 2006
Major general)
(Until 2006
Lieutenant general)
(Until 2006
Colonel general)
Дэслэгч Ахлах
дэслэгч
Ахмад Хошууч Дэд
хурандаа
Хурандаа Бригадын
генерал
Хошууч
генерал
Дэслэгч
генерал
Генерал
(2006 он хүртэл
Хошууч генерал)
(2006 он хүртэл
Дэслэгч генерал)
(2006 он хүртэл
Хурандаа генерал)
NATO-equivalent OF-1 OF-2 OF-3 OF-4 OF-5 OF-6 OF-7 OF-8 OF-9 OF-10

Non-commissioned officers and Enlisted personnels

Designation Enlisted personnels Non-commissioned officers
Parade uniform Mongolian Army-JSG-parade 1998-2017 Mongolian Army-SGT-parade 1998-2017 Mongolian Army-SSG-parade 1998-2017 Mongolian Army-MSG-parade 2003-2017 Mongolian Army-SGM-parade 2003-2017
Service uniform Mongolian Army-JSG-service 1998-2017 Mongolian Army-SGT-service 1998-2017 Mongolian Army-SSG-service 1998-2017 Mongolian Army-MSG-service 2003-2017 Mongolian Army-SGM-service 2003-2017
Field uniform Mongolian Army-PVT-field 1998-2011 Mongolian Army-PFC-field 1998-2011 Mongolian Army-JCP-field 1998-2011 Mongolian Army-CPL-field 1998-2011 Mongolian Army-SCP-field 1998-2011 Mongolian Army-JSG-field 1998-2011 Mongolian Army-SGT-field 1998-2011 Mongolian Army-SSG-field 1998-2011 Mongolian Army-MSG-field 2003-2011 Mongolian Army-SGM-field 2003-2011
Rank
designation
Private Senior
private
Junior
corporal
Corporal Senior
corporal
Junior
sergeant
Sergeant Senior
sergeant
Master
sergeant
Sergeant
major
(From 2003) (From 2003)
Байлдагч Ахлах
байлдагч
Дэд
түрүүч
Түрүүч Ахлах
түрүүч
Дэд
ахлагч
Ахлагч Ахлах
ахлагч
Сургагч
ахлагч
Тэргүүн
ахлагч
(2003 оноос) (2003 оноос)
NATO-equivalent OR-1 OR-2 OR-3 OR-4 OR-5 OF-6 OR-7 OR-8 OR-9

Black variant of shoulder board

Black embroidery variant of officers and NCO's shoulder board was used mainly in peacekeeping missions.[12][13]

Mongolian Army-LTC-field black 1998-2017

Lieutenant colonel shoulder board, 1998 style camouflage pattern.

Mongolian Army-2LT-field black 2011

Lieutenant shoulder board, 2011 style camouflage pattern.

Mongolian Army-JSG-field black 2011

Junior sergeant shoulder board, 2011 style camouflage pattern.

See also

Military ranks of the Mongolian People's Republic

References

  1. ^ https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/mg.html
  2. ^ http://armedforces.blog.gogo.mn/read/entry45432
  3. ^ https://zasag.mn/m/ministry-of-defense/view/5342
  4. ^ http://gsmaf.gov.mn/index.php?comp=post&id=879
  5. ^ http://www.24tsag.mn/a/27260
  6. ^ https://ikon.mn/n/1iww
  7. ^ http://vip76.mn/content/49789
  8. ^ http://www.mod.gov.mn/index.php?com=news&id=1418
  9. ^ https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-mongolia-ulan-bator-ulaanbaatar-national-day-of-naddam-military-parade-48037095.html
  10. ^ https://www.legalinfo.mn/law/details/804?lawid=804
  11. ^ http://news.gogo.mn/r/84149
  12. ^ http://www.ugluu.mn/108425.html
  13. ^ https://news.mn/r/41522/
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.

Mongolian Armed Forces

The Mongolian Armed Forces (Mongolian: Монгол улсын зэвсэгт хүчин, Mongol ulsyn zevsegt hüchin) is the collective name for the Mongolian army and the joint forces that comprise it. The army is tasked with protecting the independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of Mongolia. Defined as the peacetime configuration, its current structure consists of two branches: ground forces and air force. In case of war situation Border Troops, Internal Troops and National Emergency Management Agency will be reorganized into the armed forces structure. The official holiday of their military is Mens' and Soldiers' Day (Эр цэргийн баяр, Эрчүүдийн баяр) on March 18, the equivalent of Defender of the Fatherland Day in Russia.

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