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.
|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|
|No equivalent||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|
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.
|No equivalent||No equivalent||No insignia|
|Master Chief Petty Officer
|Senior Chief Petty Officer
|Chief Petty Officer
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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