Navy ranks and insignia of Myanmar

Officers serving in the Myanmar Navy are assigned to ranks. There are ten ranks of Commissioned officers, from admiral down to ensign. As for non-commissioned officers, there are six ranks from warrant officer down to able seaman. The ranks are distinguished on uniforms by insignia worn on dark blue shoulder boards.

Commissioned officers

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
Myanmar Myanmar
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No equivalent Vice Senior General Tatmadaw Navy.gif Lieutenant General Tatmadaw Navy.gif Major General Tatmadaw Navy.gif Brigadier General Tatmadaw Navy.gif Colonel Tatmadaw Navy.gif Lieutenant Colonel Tatmadaw Navy.gif Major Tatmadaw Navy.gif Captain Tatmadaw Navy.gif Lieutenant 1st Class Tatmadaw Navy.gif Lieutenant 2nd Class Tatmadaw Navy.gif No equivalent
Admiral Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Sub-Lieutenant Midshipman
Myanmar title ဗိုလ်ချုပ်ကြီး ဒုတိယ ဗိုလ်ချုပ်ကြီး ဗိုလ်ချုပ် ဗိုလ်မှူးချုပ် ဗိုလ်မှူးကြီး ဒုတိယ ဗိုလ်မှူးကြီး ဗိုလ်မှူး ဗိုလ်ကြီး ဗိုလ် ဒုတိယ ဗိုလ်
Abbreviation ဗခက ဒုဗခက ဗခ ဗမခ ဗမက ဒုဗမက ဗမ ဗက ဒုဗ

Naval rating insignia

Non-Commissioned Officers are referred to as Saya, meaning Teacher, by both seamen and officers. For example, Warrant Officers, Regimental Sergeant Majors and Staff Sergeants are referred to as Sayagyi, literally meaning "Old Teacher", Sergeant are referred to as Saya and Corporal/Lance Corporal as Sayalay. These unofficial ranks are used throughout the daily life of all branches. Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO) within the Navy are usually seasoned veteran naval ratings with years of service and experience. Thus both Officers and ratings refer to them as "teacher" out of respect.

Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Myanmar Myanmar
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Sergeant Major Tatmadaw Myanmar-Army-OR-8 Sergeant 1st Class Tatmadaw Navy Staff Sergeant Tatmadaw Navy No equivalent Corporal Tatmadaw Navy Private 1st Class Tatmadaw Navy No equivalent No insignia
Master Chief Petty Officer
အရာခံဗိုလ်
Senior Chief Petty Officer
ဒုအရာခံဗိုလ်
Chief Petty Officer
တပ်ခွဲတပ်ကြပ်ကြီး
Petty Officer
တပ်ကြပ်ကြီး
Senior Leading
တပ်ကြပ်
Leading
ဒုတပ်ကြပ်
Able Body

See also

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
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