Naval ranks and insignia of Mexico

This is a table of the ranks and insignia of the Mexican Navy. Spanish language ranks are in italics. Ranks of the Mexican Air Force and Mexican Army are almost identical.

Rank insignia have the executive curl only for officers who graduated from the naval academy, other officers have no curl at all.


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
Mexico Mexico
No equivalent Sec de Marina SEMAR.gif Almirante hombrera SEMAR.png Vicealmirante hombrera SEMAR.gif Contralmirante Mexico.png Generic-Navy-O7.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
Secretario de Marina Almirante Vicealmirante Contraalmirante Capitán de Navío Capitán de Fragata Capitán de Corbeta Teniente de Navio Teniente de Fragata Teniente de Corbeta Guardiamarina


NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Mexico Mexico
No equivalent
Segundo Maestre SEMAR.gif Tercer Maestre SEMAR.gif Cabo de Mar SEMAR.png No equivalent No insignia
Segundo Maestre Tercer Maestre Cabo Marinero

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General (Mexico)

The military rank in Mexico of the general is divided in 4 categories:

-General Brigadier: equivalent to the Brigadier and between "Coronel" (Colonel) and "General de Brigada" (Brigade General).

-General de Brigada: Brigade General.

-General de Division: Divisional General.

-General Secretario de la Defensa Nacional: The highest military rank in the Mexican army - the "Secretary of Defense." The only one above him is the President of Mexico.

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.

Military ranks and insignia by country
Post-Soviet states
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