Ranks and insignia of NATO air forces enlisted

The following are the ranks and insignia of NATO Air Forces Enlisted personnel for each member nation.

Other Ranks (OR 1 - 9)

NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Albania Albania
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Airforce-ALB-OR-9.svg Airforce-ALB-OR-8.svg Airforce-ALB-OR-7.svg Airforce-ALB-OR-6.svg Airforce-ALB-OR-5.svg Airforce-ALB-OR-01.svg Airforce-ALB-OR-01.svg Airforce-ALB-OR-01.svg Airforce-ALB-OR-01.svg
Kryekapter
Sergeant Major
Kapter
First Sergeant
Rreshter
Sergeant First Class
Tetar
Staff Sergeant
Nëntetar
Sergeant
Ushtar IV
Corporal
Ushtar III
Private First Class
Ushtar II
Private
Ushtar I
Private
Belgium Belgium
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BE-Air Force-OR9a.svg BE-Air Force-OR9b.svg BE-Air Force-OR8.svg BE-Air Force-OR7.svg BE-Air Force-OR6a.svg BE-Air Force-OR6b.svg BE-Air Force-OR5.svg BE-Air Force-OR4a.svg BE-Air Force-OR4b.svg BE-Air Force-OR3.svg BE-Air Force-OR2.svg No insignia
Adjudant-Major Adjudant-chef Adjudant 1er sergent-major 1er sergent-chef 1er sergent Sergent 1er caporal-chef Caporal-chef Caporal 1er soldat Private Recruit
Adjudant-Majoor Adjudant-chef Adjudant 1ste sergeant-majoor 1ste sergeant-chef 1ste sergeant Sergeant 1ste korporaal-chef Korporaal-chef Korporaal 1ste soldaat Soldat recure
Bulgaria Bulgaria
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Rank insignia of Офицерски кандидат of the Bulgarian Air forces.png Rank insignia of Старшина of the Bulgarian Air forces.png Rank insignia of Старши сержант of the Bulgarian Air forces.png Rank insignia of Сержант of the Bulgarian Air forces.png Rank insignia of Младши сержант of the Bulgarian Air forces.png Rank insignia of Ефрейтор of the Bulgarian Air forces.png Rank insignia of Редник of the Bulgarian Air forces.png
Офицерски кандидат
Senior warrant officer
Старшина
Starshina
Старши сержант
Senior sergeant
Сержант
Sergeant
Младши сержант
Junior sergeant
Ефрейтор
Private first class
Редник
Private
Canada Canada
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Canadian RCAF OR-9a.svg Canadian RCAF OR-8.svg Canadian RCAF OR-7.svg Canadian RCAF OR-6.svg Canadian RCAF OR-5.svg Canadian RCAF OR-4.svg Canadian RCAF OR-3.svg Canadian RCAF OR-2.svg Canadian RCAF OR-2.svg
Chief warrant officer Master warrant officer Warrant officer Sergeant Master corporal Corporal Aviator (trained) Aviator (basic) Aviator (recruit)
Adjudant-chef Adjudant-maître Adjudant Sergent Caporal-chef Caporal Aviateur (formé) Aviateur (confirmé) Aviateur (recrue)
Croatia Croatia
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Naramenica odore časničkog namjesnika HRZ i PZO.svg Naramenica odore stožernog narednika HRZ i PZO.svg Naramenica odore nadnarednika HRZ i PZO.svg Naramenica odore narednika HRZ i PZO.svg Naramenica odore desetnika HRZ i PZO.svg Naramenica odore skupnika HRZ i PZO.svg Naramenica odore razvodnika HRZ i PZO.svg Naramenica odore pozornika HRZ i PZO.svg No insignia
Časnički namjesnik Stožerni narednik Nadnarednik Narednik Desetnik Skupnik Razvodnik Pozornik Vojnik
Czech Republic Czech Republic
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CzAF 2011 OR9-Stabni praporcik shoulder.jpg CzAF 2011 OR8-Nadpraporcik shoulder.jpg CzAF 2011 OR7-Praporcik shoulder.jpg CzAF 2011 OR6-Nadrotmistr shoulder.jpg CzAF 2011 OR5-Rotmistr shoulder.jpg CzAF 2011 OR4-Rotny shoulder.jpg CzAF 2011 OR3-Cetar shoulder.jpg CzAF 2011 OR2-Desatnik shoulder.jpg CzAF 2011 OR1a-Svobodnik shoulder.jpg CzAF 2011 OR1b-Vojin shoulder.jpg
Štábní praporčík Nadpraporčík Praporčík Nadrotmistr Rotmistr Rotny Četař Desátník Svobodník Vojín
Denmark Denmark
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Denmark-AirForce-OR-9b.svg Denmark-AirForce-OR-9a.svg Denmark-AirForce-OR-8.svg Denmark-AirForce-OR-7.svg No equivalent Denmark-AirForce-OR-5.svg Denmark-AirForce-OR-5a.svg Denmark-AirForce-OR-4.svg Danish-Airforce-OR-3.svg Danish-Airforce-OR-2.svg Danish-Airforce-OR-1.svg
Flyvevåbnets Chefsergent Chefsergent Seniorsergent Oversergent Sergent Værnepligtig Sergent Korporal Flyverspecialist Flyveroverkonstabel Flyverkonstabel
Estonia Estonia
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Õhuväeülemveebel.png Õhuväestbveebel.png Õhuväevanemveebel.png Õhuväeveebel.png Õhuväenooremveebel.png Õhuväevanemseersant.png Õhuväeseersant.png Õhuväenooremseersant.png No equivalent Õhuväekapral.png Õhuväelane.png
Ülemveebel Staabiveebel Vanemveebel Veebel Nooremveebel Vanemseersant Seersant Nooremseersant Kapral Reamees
NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
France France
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French Air Force-major.svg French Air Force-adjudant-chef.svg French Air Force-adjudant.svg No equivalent French Air Force-sergeant-chef.svg French Air Force-sergeant.svg French Air Force-caporal-chef.svg French Air Force-caporal.svg French Air Force-aviateur de première classe.svg French Air Force-aviateur.svg
Major Adjudant-chef Adjudant Sergent-chef Sergent Caporal-chef Caporal Aviateur 1e classe Aviateur 2e classe
Germany Germany
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LD B 35 Oberstabsfeldwebel.svg LD B 34 Stabsfeldwebel.svg LD B 33 Hauptfeldwebel.svg LD B 32 Oberfeldwebel.svg LD B 31 Feldwebel.svg LD B 22 Stabsunteroffizier.svg LD B 21 Unteroffizier.svg LD B 16 Oberstabsgefreiter L.svg LD B 15 Stabsgefreiter L.svg LD B 14 Hauptgefreiter L.svg LD B 13 Obergefreiter L.svg LD B 12 Gefreiter L.svg LD B 11 Flieger L.svg
Oberstabsfeldwebel Stabsfeldwebel Hauptfeldwebel Oberfeldwebel Feldwebel Stabsunteroffizier Unteroffizier Oberstabsgefreiter Stabsgefreiter Hauptgefreiter Obergefreiter Gefreiter Flieger
Germany Germany
(Officer designate)
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No equivalent
LD B 33a Oberfähnrich.svg LD B 31a Fähnrich LD B 21a Fahnenjunker No equivalent
Oberfähnrich Fähnrich Fahnenjunker
Greece Greece
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GR-Air Force-Ανθυπασπιστής.svg GR-Air Force-Μόνιμος Αρχισμηνίας.svg GR-Air Force-Αρχισμηνίας ΕΠΟΠ.svg GR-Air Force-Μόνιμος Επισμηνίας.svg GR-Air Force-Επισμηνίας ΕΠΟΠ.svg GR-Air Force-Μόνιμος Σμηνίας.svg GR-Air Force-Σμηνίας ΕΠΟΠ.svg No equivalent GR-Air Force-Υποσμηνίας ΕΠΟΠ.svg No equivalent
GR-Air Force-Σμηνίτης ΕΠΟΠ.svg
(ΣΜΥ)
(SMY)
(ΜΕΕ-ΕΠΟΠ-ΕΜΘ)
(MEE-EPOP-EMTh)
(ΣΜΥ)
(SMY)
(ΕΠΟΠ-ΕΜΘ)
(EPOP-EMTh)
(ΣΜΥ)
(SMY)
(ΕΠΟΠ-ΕΜΘ)
(EPOP-EMTh)
(ΕΠΟΠ)
(EPOP)
(ΕΠΟΠ)
(EPOP)
Warrant Officer
Ανθυπασπιστής[note 1]
Chief Master Sergeant
Αρχισμηνίας
Master Sergeant
Επισμηνίας
Staff Sergeant
Σμηνίας
Corporal
Υποσμηνίας
Aircraftman
Σμηνίτης
Hungary Hungary
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Rank Army Hungary OR-09.svg Rank Army Hungary OR-08b.svg Rank Army Hungary OR-08a.svg Rank Army Hungary OR-07.svg Rank Army Hungary OR-06.svg Rank Army Hungary OR-05.svg Rank Army Hungary OR-04.svg Rank Army Hungary OR-04b.svg Rank Army Hungary OR-02.svg Rank Army Hungary OR-01.svg
Főtörzszászlós Törzszászlós Zászlós Főtörzsőrmester Törzsőrmester Őrmester Szakaszvezető Tizedes Őrvezető Közkatona
Iceland Iceland No air force
Italy Italy
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Rank insignia of primo maresciallo luogotenente of the Italian Air Force.svg Rank insignia of primo maresciallo of the Italian Air Force.svg Rank insignia of maresciallo di prima classe of the Italian Air Force.svg Rank insignia of maresciallo di seconda classe of the Italian Air Force.svg Rank insignia of maresciallo di terza classe of the Italian Air Force.svg Rank insignia of sergente maggiore capo of the Italian Air Force.svg Rank insignia of sergente maggiore of the Italian Air Force.svg Rank insignia of sergente of the Italian Air Force.svg Rank insignia of primo aviere capo scelto of the Italian Air Force.svg Rank insignia of primo aviere capo of the Italian Air Force.svg Rank insignia of primo aviere scelto of the Italian Air Force.svg Rank insignia of aviere capo of the Italian Air Force.svg Rank insignia of primo aviere of the Italian Air Force.svg Rank insignia of aviere scelto of the Italian Air Force.svg No insignia
Luogotenente Primo Maresciallo Maresciallo di Prima Classe Maresciallo di Seconda Classe Maresciallo di Terza Classe Sergente Maggiore Capo Sergente Maggiore Sergente Primo aviere Capo Scelto Primo Aviere Capo Primo Aviere Scelto Aviere Capo Primo Aviere Aviere Scelto Aviere
Latvia Latvia
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8.LVAF-SGM.svg 7.LVAF-MSG.svg 6.LVAF-SFC.svg 5.LVAF-SSC.svg 4.LVAF-SGT.svg 3.LVAF-CPL.svg 2.LVAF-PFC.svg 1.LVAF-PV.svg No equivalent
Augstākais virsseržants Galvenais virsseržants Štāba virsseržants Virsseržants Seržants Kaprālis Dižkareivis Kareivis
Lithuania Lithuania
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12-Lithuania Air Force-SGM.svg 11-Lithuania Air Force-MSG.svg 09-Lithuania Air Force-STSG.svg 07-Lithuania Air Force-SSG.svg 05-Lithuania Air Force-SGT.svg 04-Lithuania Air Force-CPL.svg 03-Lithuania Air Force-SPVT.svg 02-Lithuania Air Force-PVT.svg 01-Lithuania Air Force-JPVT.svg
Seržantas majoras Viršila Štabo seržantas Vyresnysis seržantas Seržantas Grandinis Vyresnysis eilinis Eilinis Jaunesnysis eilinis
Luxembourg Luxembourg No air force
NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Montenegro Montenegro
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09-Montenegro Air Force-CWO.svg 08-Montenegro Air Force-WO.svg 07-Montenegro Air Force-SSFC.svg 06-Montenegro Air Force-SSG.svg 05-Montenegro Air Force-SFC.svg 04-Montenegro Air Force-SGT.svg 03-Montenegro Air Force-JSG.svg 02-Montenegro Air Force-CPL.svg 01-Montenegro Air Force-LCP.svg No equivalent
Zastavnik 1 Klase Zastavnik Stariji Vodnik 1 Klase Stariji Vodnik Vodnik 1 Klase Vodnik Mlađi Vodnik Desetar Razvodnik
Netherlands Netherlands
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Netherlands-AirForce-OR-9.svg
Netherlands-AirForce-OR-7.svg Netherlands-AirForce-OR-6.svg Netherlands-AirForce-OR-5.svg Netherlands-AirForce-OR-4.svg Netherlands-AirForce-OR-3.svg Netherlands-AirForce-OR-2b.svg Netherlands-AirForce-OR-2a.svg Netherlands-AirForce-OR-1.svg
Adjudant-Onderofficier Sergeant-majoor Sergeant der 1e klasse Sergeant Korporaal der 1e klasse Korporaal Soldaat der 1ste klasse Soldaat der 2de klasse Soldaat der 3de klasse
Norway Norway
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Norway-AirForce-OR-9b.svg Norway-AirForce-OR-9a.svg Norway-AirForce-OR-8.svg Norway-AirForce-OR-7.svg Norway-AirForce-OR-6.svg Norway-airforce-OR-5b.svg Norway-airforce-OR-5a.svg Norway-AirForce-OR-4b.svg Norway-AirForce-OR-4a.svg Norway-AirForce-OR-3.svg Norway-AirForce-OR-2.svg Norway-airforce-OR-1b.svg Norway-airforce-OR-1a.svg
Sjefssersjant Sersjantmajor Kommandérsersjant Stabssersjant Oversersjant Vingsersjant Sersjant Seniorspesialist Ledende spesialist Spesialist Visespesialist Ledende Flysoldat Flysoldat
Poland Poland
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Rank insignia of starszy chorąży sztabowy of the Air Force of Poland.svg Rank insignia of starszy chorąży of the Air Force of Poland.svg Rank insignia of chorąży of the Air Force of Poland.svg No equivalent Rank insignia of młodszy chorąży of the Air Force of Poland.svg Rank insignia of starszy sierżant of the Air Force of Poland.svg Rank insignia of sierżant of the Air Force of Poland.svg Rank insignia of plutonowy of the Air Force of Poland.svg Rank insignia of starszy kapral of the Air Force of Poland.svg Rank insignia of kapral of the Air Force of Poland.svg Rank insignia of starszy szeregowy of the Air Force of Poland.svg
Starszy chorąży sztabowy Starszy chorąży Chorąży Młodszy chorąży Starszy sierżant Sierżant Plutonowy Starszy kapral Kapral Starszy szeregowy
Portugal Portugal
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Smor tt.TIF Schefe t.PNG Saju t.PNG Portugal-AirForce-OR-6b.svg Portugal-AirForce-OR-6a.svg Portugal-AirForce-OR-5b.svg Portugal-AirForce-OR-5a.svg Portugal-AirForce-OR-4.svg Portugal-AirForce-OR-3b.svg Portugal-AirForce-OR-3a.svg Portugal-AirForce-OR-2.svg Portugal-AirForce-OR-1.svg
Sargento-Mor Sargento-Chefe Sargento-Ajudante Primeiro-Sargento Segundo-Sargento Furriel Segundo-Furriel Cabo-Adjunto Primeiro-Cabo Segundo-Cabo Soldado Soldado-Recruta
Romania Romania
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RO AF OR-9.png RO AF OR-8.png RO AF OR-7.png RO AF OR-6a.png RO AF OR-6.png RO AF OR-5.png RO AF OR-4b.png RO AF OR-4a.png RO AF OR-4.png RO AF OR-3.png RO AF OR-1.png
Plutonier adjutant principal Plutonier adjutant Plutonier major Plutonier Sergent major Sergent Caporal clasa
a I-a
Caporal clasa
a II-a
Caporal clasa
a III-a
Fruntaş Airman
Slovakia Slovakia
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None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg
Nadpraporčík Praporčík Podpraporčík Štábný nadrotmajster Nadrotmajster Rotmajster Rotný Čatár Desiatnik Slobodník Vojak
Slovenia Slovenia
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11-Slovenian Air Force-SMAF.svg 10-Slovenian Air Force-CSM.svg 09-Slovenian Air Force-SGM.svg 08-Slovenian Air Force-FSG.svg 07-Slovenian Air Force-MSG.svg 06-Slovenian Air Force-SFC.svg 05-Slovenian Air Force-SSG.svg 04-Slovenian Air Force-SGT.svg 03-Slovenian Air Force-MCP.svg 02-Slovenian Air Force-CPL.svg 01-Slovenian Air Force-LCP.svg 00-Slovenian Air Force-PVT.svg
Sergeant Major of the Armed Forces
Višji štabni praporščak
Command Sergeant Major
Štabni praporščak
Sergeant Major
Višji praporščak
First Sergeant
Praporščak
Master Sergeant
Višji štabni vodnik
Sergeant First Class
Štabni vodnik
Staff Sergeant
Višji vodnik
Sergeant
Vodnik
Corporal
Naddesetnik
Senior airman
Desetnik
Airman first class
Poddesetnik
Airman
Vojak
Spain Spain
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OR-10 Suboficial Mayor EA.svg OR-9 Subteniente EA.svg OR-8 Brigada EA.svg OR-7 Sargento Primero EA.svg OR-6 Sargento EA.svg OR-5 Cabo Mayor EA.svg OR-4 Cabo Primero EA.svg OR-3 Cabo EA.svg OR-2 Soldado de Primera EA.svg OR-1 Soldado EA.svg
Suboficial mayor Subteniente Brigada Sargento primero Sargento Cabo mayor Cabo primero Cabo Soldado de primera Soldado
Turkey Turkey
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Turkey-air-force-OR-9 Turkey-air-force-OR-8 Turkey-air-force-OR-7b Turkey-air-force-OR-7a Turkey-air-force-OR-6b Turkey-air-force-OR-6a Turkey-air-force-OR-5 Turkey-air-force-OR-4 Turkey-air-force-OR-3 Turkey-air-force-OR-2 No insignia
Astsubay Kıdemli Başçavuş Astsubay Başçavuş Astsubay Kıdemli Üstçavuş Astsubay Üstçavuş Astsubay Kıdemli Çavuş Astsubay Çavuş Uzman Çavuş Çavuş Uzman Onbaşı Onbaşı Er
United Kingdom United Kingdom
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British RAF OR-9 No equivalent British RAF OR-7b British RAF OR-7a British RAF OR-6 No equivalent British RAF OR-4 British RAF OR-3 British RAF OR-2c British RAF OR-2b British RAF OR-2a No insignia
Warrant officer Flight sergeant Chief technician Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal
RAF Regiment only
Senior aircraftman/
woman technician
Senior aircraftman/ woman Leading aircraftman/ woman Aircraftman/ woman
United Kingdom United Kingdom
(Aircrew)
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British RAF (Aircrew) OR-9 No equivalent British RAF (Aircrew) OR-7 British RAF (Aircrew) OR-6 No equivalent
Master aircrew Flight sergeant aircrew Sergeant aircrew
United States United States
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E9d USAF CMSAF.svg E9c USAF CCMS.svg E9a USAF CMSGT.svg E8a USAF SMSGT.svg E7a USAF MSGT.svg E6 USAF TSGT.svg E5 USAF SSGT.svg E4 USAF SAM.svg E3 USAF AM1.svg E2 USAF AM.svg No insignia
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant (Command Chief) Chief Master Sergeant Senior Master Sergeant Master Sergeant Technical Sergeant Staff Sergeant Senior Airman Airman First Class Airman Airman Basic
NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

See also

Notes

  1. ^ The Greek Warrant Officer is included in OR-9, however he is afforded the privileges of an officer, see STANAG 2116 note 14.

External links

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.

RAF other ranks

The term used in the Royal Air Force (RAF) to refer to all ranks below commissioned officer level is other ranks (ORs). It includes warrant officers (WOs), non-commissioned officers (NCOs) and airmen.

Ranks and insignia of NATO

Ranks and insignia of NATO are combined military insignia used by the member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

The rank scale is used for specifying posts within NATO.

Ranks and insignia of NATO air forces officers

The following table lists the ranks and insignia of officers in NATO air forces.

Ranks and insignia of NATO armies enlisted

This page lists the enlisted ranks and insignia of NATO member armies.

For the comparison chart of the commissioned officers, see:

Ranks and insignia of NATO armies officers

Ranks and insignia of NATO armies officers

Commissioned officers' rank comparison chart of all land forces of NATO member states.

For the comparison chart of the enlisted, non-commissioned officers (NCO), see:

Ranks and insignia of NATO armies enlisted

Ranks and insignia of NATO navies' officers

Each officer rank in the navy of a NATO country may be compared with the ranks used by any military service in other NATO countries, under a standardized NATO rank scale. This is useful, for instance, in establishing seniority amongst officers serving alongside each other within multinational command structures.

The grades, prefixed OF- (commissioned officers) and WO- (warrant officers) were established in the document STANAG 2116, formally titled NATO Codes for Grades of Military Personnel.

In many navies, two separate ranks fall within the OF-1 grade. These particular ranks, known by various names in different navies, are commonly given the less formal grades of "OF-1a" (more senior) and "OF-1b" (less senior).

Ranks and insignia of NATO navies enlisted

This table shows the ranks and insignia of NCOs and Seaman in the navies of member countries of NATO. NATO maintains a "standard rank scale" in an attempt to match every member country's military rank to corresponding ranks used by the other members. The rank categories were established in the document STANAG 2116, formally titled NATO Codes for Grades of Military Personnel.

Warrant officer (United Kingdom)

A warrant officer (WO) in the British Armed Forces is a member of the highest group of non-commissioned ranks, holding the Queen's (or King's) warrant, which is signed by the Secretary of State for Defence. Warrant officers are not saluted as they do not hold the Queen's Commission, however they are to be addressed as 'Sir/Ma'am' by subordinates. Commissioned officers may address warrant officers either by their appointment (e.g. QMSI, RSM or sergeant major) or as "Mister", "Mrs", or "Ms" and then their last name, e.g. "Mr Smith". Although often referred to along with non-commissioned officers (NCOs), they are not NCOs, but members of a separate group (traditional official terminology for the personnel of a unit is "the officers, warrant officers, non-commissioned officers and men"), although all have been promoted from NCO rank.

In November 2018, the most senior warrant officer and most senior other ranks position was created, titled Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chiefs of Staff Committee. A warrant officer in this position is the most senior warrant officer in the British Armed Forces.

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