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:

Officers (OF 1–10)

NATO code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student officer
Albania Albania
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No equivalent
ALB-Army-OF-8.svg ALB-Army-OF-7.svg ALB-Army-OF-6.svg ALB-Army-OF-5.svg ALB-Army-OF-4.svg ALB-Army-OF-3.svg ALB-Army-OF-2.svg ALB-Army-OF-1b.svg ALB-Army-OF-1a.svg No equivalent
Gjeneral Lejtant Gjeneral Major Gjeneral Brigade Kolonel Nënkolonel Major Kapiten Toger Nëntoger
Belgium Belgium
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No equivalent Army-BEL-OF-09.svg Army-BEL-OF-08.svg Army-BEL-OF-07.svg Army-BEL-OF-06.svg Army-BEL-OF-05.svg Army-BEL-OF-04.svg Army-BEL-OF-03.svg Army-BEL-OF-02a.svg Army-BEL-OF-02b.svg Army-BEL-OF-01a.svg Army-BEL-OF-01b.svg No equivalent
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Commandant Captain Lieutenant Sub-lieutenant
Generaal Luitenant-generaal Generaal-majoor Brigadegeneraal Kolonel Luitenant-kolonel Majoor Kapitein-commandant Kapitein Luitenant Onderluitenant
Général Lieutenant général Général-major Général de Brigade Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Capitaine-commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant
Bulgaria Bulgaria
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No equivalent Rank insignia of Генерал of the Bulgarian Army.png Rank insignia of Генерал-лейтенант of the Bulgarian Army.png Rank insignia of Генерал-майор of the Bulgarian Army.png Rank insignia of Бригаден генерал of the Bulgarian Army.png Rank insignia of Полковник of the Bulgarian Army.png Rank insignia of Подполковник of the Bulgarian Army.png Rank insignia of Майор of the Bulgarian Army.png Rank insignia of Капитан of the Bulgarian Army.png Rank insignia of Старши лейтенант of the Bulgarian Army.png Rank insignia of Лейтенант of the Bulgarian Army.png No equivalent
Генерал
General
Генерал-лейтенант
General-leytenant
Генерал-майор
General-mayor
Бригаден генерал
Brigaden general
Полковник
Polkovnik
Подполковник
Podpolkovnik
Майор
Mayor
Капитан
Kapitan
Старши лейтенант
Starshi leytenant
Лейтенант
Leytenant
Canada Canada
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No equivalent Canadian Army OF-9.svg Canadian Army OF-8.svg Canadian Army OF-7.svg Canadian Army OF-6.svg Canadian Army OF-5.svg Canadian Army OF-4.svg Canadian Army OF-3.svg Canadian Army OF-2.svg Canadian Army OF-1b.svg Canadian Army OF-1a.svg Canadian Army OF (D).svg No equivalent
General Lieutenant-General Major-General Brigadier-General Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer cadet
Général Lieutenant-général Major-général Brigadier-général Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant Élève-officier
 Croatia
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Army-HRV-OF-10.svg Army-HRV-OF-09.svg Army-HRV-OF-08.svg Army-HRV-OF-07.svg Army-HRV-OF-06.svg Army-HRV-OF-05.svg Army-HRV-OF-04.svg Army-HRV-OF-03.svg Army-HRV-OF-02.svg Army-HRV-OF-01a.svg Army-HRV-OF-01b.svg No equivalent
Stožerni general General zbora General pukovnik General bojnik Brigadni general Brigadir Pukovnik Bojnik Satnik Natporučnik Poručnik
Czech Republic Czech Republic
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No equivalent CzArmy 2011 OF9-Armadni general shoulder.svg CzArmy 2011 OF8-Generalporucik shoulder.svg CzArmy 2011 OF7-Generalmajor shoulder.svg CzArmy 2011 OF6-Brigadni general shoulder.svg CzArmy 2011 OF5-Plukovnik shoulder.svg CzArmy 2011 OF4-Podplukovnik shoulder.svg CzArmy 2011 OF3-Major shoulder.svg CzArmy 2011 OF2-Kapitan shoulder.svg CzArmy 2011 OF1a-Nadporuchik shoulder.svg CzArmy 2011 OF1b-Poruchik shoulder.svg No equivalent
Armádní generál Generálporučík Generálmajor Brigádní generál Plukovník Podplukovník Major Kapitán Nadporučík Poručík
NATO code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student officer
Denmark Denmark
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No equivalent Denmark-Army-OF-9-M11.svg Denmark-Army-OF-8-M11.svg Denmark-Army-OF-7-M11.svg Denmark-Army-OF-6-M11.svg Denmark-Army-OF-5-M11.svg Denmark-Army-OF-4-M11.svg Denmark-Army-OF-3-M11.svg Denmark-Army-OF-2-M11.svg Denmark-Army-OF-1b-M11.svg Denmark-Army-OF-1a-M11.svg Denmark-Army-OF-(D)-M11.svg No equivalent
General Generalløjtnant Generalmajor Brigadegeneral Oberst Oberstløjtnant Major Kaptajn Premierløjtnant Løjtnant Sekondløjtnant
Estonia Estonia
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No equivalent Estonia-Army-OF-9.svg Estonia-Army-OF-8.svg Estonia-Army-OF-7.svg Estonia-Army-OF-6.svg Estonia-Army-OF-5.svg Estonia-Army-OF-4.svg Estonia-Army-OF-3.svg ES-Army-OF14.svg ES-Army-OF13.svg ES-Army-OF1b.svg ES-Army-OF1c.svg No equivalent
Kindral Kindralleitnant Kindralmajor Brigaadikindral Kolonel Kolonelleitnant Major Kapten Leitnant Nooremleitnant Lipnik
 France
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Army-FRA-OF-10.svg Army-FRA-OF-09.svg Army-FRA-OF-08.svg Army-FRA-OF-07.svg Army-FRA-OF-06.svg Army-FRA-OF-05.svg Army-FRA-OF-04.svg Army-FRA-OF-03.svg Army-FRA-OF-02.svg Army-FRA-OF-01a.svg Army-FRA-OF-01b.svg Army-FRA-OF-01c.svg Army-FRA-OF-00.svg
Maréchal de France[note 1] Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant Aspirant Élève-officier
Germany Germany
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No equivalent HD H 64 General.svg HD H 63 Generalleutnant.svg HD H 62 Generalmajor.svg HD H 61 Brigadegeneral.svg HD H 53 Oberst i.G..svg HD H 52 Oberstleutnant HFla.svg HD H 51 Major FJg.svg HD H 44 Stabshauptmann Art.svg HD H 43 Hauptmann HAufkl.svg HD H 42 Oberleutnant Pz.svg HD H 41 Leutnant FschJg.svg HD H 33a Oberfähnrich HFlg.svg HD H 31a Fähnrich Pi.svg HD H 21a Fahnenjunker FJg.svg Enlisted rank plus bottom thin silver
cord indicating cadet's career
General General­leutnant General­major Brigade­general Oberst Oberst­leutnant Major Stabs­haupt­mann Haupt­mann Ober­leut­nant Leut­nant Ober­fähn­rich Fähn­rich Fahnen­junker
Greece Greece
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No equivalent Army-GRE-OF-09.svg Army-GRE-OF-08.svg Army-GRE-OF-07.svg Army-GRE-OF-06.svg Army-GRE-OF-05.svg Army-GRE-OF-04.svg Army-GRE-OF-03.svg Army-GRE-OF-02.svg Army-GRE-OF-01a.svg Army-GRE-OF-01b.svg GR-Army-OFD.svg No equivalent
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Designate
Στρατηγός Αντιστράτηγος Υποστράτηγος Ταξίαρχος Συνταγματάρχης Αντισυνταγματάρχης Ταγματάρχης Λοχαγός Υπολοχαγός Ανθυπολοχαγός Δόκιμος Έφεδρος Αξιωματικός
NATO code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student officer
 Hungary
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No equivalent Rank Army Hungary OF-09.svg Rank Army Hungary OF-08.svg Rank Army Hungary OF-07.svg Rank Army Hungary OF-06.svg Rank Army Hungary OF-05.svg Rank Army Hungary OF-04.svg Rank Army Hungary OF-03.svg Rank Army Hungary OF-02.svg Rank Army Hungary OF-01b.svg Rank Army Hungary OF-01a.svg No equivalent No insignia
Vezérezredes Altábornagy Vezérőrnagy Dandártábornok Ezredes Alezredes Őrnagy Százados Főhadnagy Hadnagy Honvéd­tisztje­lölt
Iceland Iceland
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No equivalent
Iceland OF-5.svg Iceland OF-4.svg Iceland OF-3.svg Iceland OF-2.svg Iceland OF-1b.svg Iceland OF-1a.svg No equivalent
Ofursti Undirofursti Majór Höfuðsmaður Liðsforingi Undirliðsforingi
 Italy
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Rank insignia of generale of the Army of Italy (1973).svg Rank insignia of generale di corpo d'armata con incarichi speciali of the Army of Italy (1973).svg Rank insignia of generale di corpo d'armata of the Army of Italy (1973).svg Rank insignia of generale di divisione of the Army of Italy (1973).svg Rank insignia of generale di brigata of the Army of Italy (1973).svg Rank insignia of colonnello of the Army of Italy (1973).svg Rank insignia of tenente colonnello of the Army of Italy (1973).svg Rank insignia of maggiore of the Army of Italy (1973).svg Rank insignia of primo capitano of the Army of Italy (1973).svg Rank insignia of capitano of the Army of Italy (1973).svg Rank insignia of tenete of the Army of Italy (1973).svg Rank insignia of sottotenete of the Army of Italy (1973).svg No equivalent Rank insignia of allievo ufficiale of the Italian Army.svg
Generale
(Chief of Defense Staff only)
Generale di Corpo d'Armata con Incarichi Speciali
(Chief of Army General Staff)
Generale di Corpo d'Armata
(Tenente Generale)
Generale di Divisione
(Maggior Generale)
Generale di Brigata
(Brigadier Generale)
Colonnello Tenente Colonnello Maggiore Primo capitano Capitano Tenente Sottotenente Allievo Ufficiale
Latvia Latvia
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No equivalent
LV-Army-OF8.png LV-Army-OF7.png LV-Army-OF6.png LV-Army-OF5.png LV-Army-OF4.png LV-Army-OF3.png LV-Army-OF2.png LV-Army-OF1a.png LV-Army-OF1b.png None.svg
Ģenerāl­leitnants Ģenerāl­majors Brigādes ģenerālis Pulkvedis Pulkvež­leitnants Majors Kapteinis Virs­leitnants Leitnants Kadets
Lithuania Lithuania
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No equivalent
21-Lithuania Army-LG.svg 20-Lithuania Army-MG.svg 19-Lithuania Army-BG.svg 18-Lithuania Army-COL.svg 17-Lithuania Army-LTC.svg 16-Lithuania Army-MAJ.svg 15-Lithuania Army-CPT.svg 14-Lithuania Army-1LT.svg 13-Lithuania Army-2LT.svg No equivalent SF kariūnas LKA.jpg
Generolas leitenantas Generolas majoras Brigados generolas Pulkininkas Pulkininkas leitenantas Majoras Kapitonas Vyresnysis leitenantas Leitenantas Kariūnas
NATO code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student officer
Luxembourg Luxembourg
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No equivalent
Army-LUX-OF-09.svg Army-LUX-OF-05.svg Army-LUX-OF-04.svg Army-LUX-OF-03.svg Army-LUX-OF-02.svg Army-LUX-OF-01a.svg Army-LUX-OF-01b.svg Army-LUX-OF-00.svg No equivalent
Général
(Chef d'État-Major)
Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Major Capitaine Premier-Lieutenant Lieutenant Aspirant-Officier
Montenegro Montenegro
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No equivalent 19-Montenegro Army-GEN.svg 18-Montenegro Army-LG.svg 17-Montenegro Army-MG.svg 16-Montenegro Army-BG.svg 15-Montenegro Army-COL.svg 14-Montenegro Army-LTC.svg 13-Montenegro Army-MAJ.svg 12-Montenegro Army-CPT.svg 11-Montenegro Army-1LT.svg 10-Montenegro Army-2LT.svg No equivalent
General Pukovnik General Potpukovnik General Major Brigadir General Pukovnik Potpukovnik Major Kapetan Poručnik Potporučnik
Netherlands Netherlands
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No equivalent Nl-landmacht-generaal.svg Nl-landmacht-luitenant generaal.svg Nl-landmacht-generaal majoor.svg Nl-landmacht-brigade generaal.svg Nl-landmacht-kolonel.svg Nl-landmacht-luitenant kolonel.svg Nl-landmacht-majoor.svg Nl-landmacht-kapitein ritmeester.svg Nl-landmacht-eerste luitenant.svg Nl-landmacht-tweede luitenant.svg Nl-landmacht-vaandrig.svg Enlisted or NCO rank plus Royal Military Academy
logo indicating cadet's career
Generaal Luitenant-generaal Generaal-majoor Brigadegeneraal Kolonel Luitenant-kolonel Majoor Kapitein/Ritmeester 1e Luitenant 2e Luitenant Vaandrig/Kornet
Norway Norway
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No equivalent Norway-army-OF-9.svg Norway-army-OF-8.svg Norway-army-OF-7.svg Norway-army-OF-6.svg Norway-army-OF-5.svg Norway-army-OF-4.svg Norway-army-OF-3.svg Norway-army-OF-2.svg Norway-army-OF-1b.svg Norway-army-OF-1a.svg No equivalent
General Generalløytnant Generalmajor Brigader Oberst Oberstløytnant Major Kaptein/
Rittmester
Løytnant Fenrik
 Poland
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Army-POL-OF-10.svg Army-POL-OF-09.svg Army-POL-OF-08.svg Army-POL-OF-07.svg Army-POL-OF-06 Army-POL-OF-05.svg Army-POL-OF-04.svg Army-POL-OF-03.svg Army-POL-OF-02.svg Army-POL-OF-01a.svg Army-POL-OF-01b.svg No equivalent Pagon podchorazego zawodowej Wyższej Szkoły Oficerskiej.jpg
Marszałek Polski[note 1] Generał Generał broni Generał dywizji Generał brygady Pułkownik Podpułkownik Major Kapitan Porucznik Podporucznik Podchorąży
 Portugal
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Army-POR-OF-10.svg Army-POR-OF-09.svg Army-POR-OF-08.svg Army-POR-OF-07.svg Army-POR-OF-06.svg Army-POR-OF-05b.svg Army-POR-OF-04.svg Army-POR-OF-03.svg Army-POR-OF-02.svg Army-POR-OF-01a.svg Army-POR-OF-01b.svg Army-POR-OF-00a.svg Army-POR-OF-00b.svg
Marechal
Marshal
[note 1]
General
General
Tenente-general
Lieutenant-general
Major-general
Major-general
Brigadeiro-general
Brigadier-general
Coronel
Colonel
Tenente-coronel
Lieutenant-colonel
Major
Major
Capitão
Captain
Tenente
First Lieutenant
Alferes
Second Lieutenant
Aspirante-a-oficial
Officer candidate
Cadete
Officer cadet
NATO code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student officer
Romania Romania
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Romania-Army-OF-10.svg Romania-Army-OF-9.svg Romania-Army-OF-8.svg Romania-Army-OF-7.svg Romania-Army-OF-6.svg Romania-Army-OF-5.svg Romania-Army-OF-4.svg Romania-Army-OF-3.svg Romania-Army-OF-2.svg Romania-Army-OF-1b.svg Romania-Army-OF-1a.svg No equivalent
Mareșal[note 1] General General-locotenent General-maior General de brigadă Colonel Locotenent-colonel Maior Căpitan Locotenent Sublocotenent
Slovakia Slovakia
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No equivalent Army-SVK-OF-09.svg Army-SVK-OF-08.svg Army-SVK-OF-07.svg Army-SVK-OF-06.svg Army-SVK-OF-05.svg Army-SVK-OF-04.svg Army-SVK-OF-03.svg Army-SVK-OF-02.svg Army-SVK-OF-01a.svg Army-SVK-OF-01b.svg No equivalent
Generál Generálporučík[note 2] Generálmajor Brigádny Generál Plukovník Podplukovník Major Kapitán Nadporučík Poručík
Slovenia Slovenia
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No equivalent 21-Slovenian Army-GEN.svg 20-Slovenian Army-LG.svg 19-Slovenian Army-MG.svg 18-Slovenian Army-BG.svg 17-Slovenian Army-COL.svg 16-Slovenian Army-LTC.svg 15-Slovenian Army-MAJ.svg 14-Slovenian Army-CPT.svg 13-Slovenian Army-1LT.svg 12-Slovenian Army-2LT.svg No equivalent
General polkovnik Generalpodpolkovnik Generalmajor Brigadir General Polkovnik Podpolkovnik Major Stotnik Nadporočnik Poročnik
 Spain
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Capitán General General de Ejército Teniente General General de División General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Comandante Capitán Teniente Alférez Alférez 13eje 12ej 13ej
Capitán general[note 3] General de Ejército Teniente general General de división General de brigada Coronel Teniente coronel Comandante Capitán Teniente Alférez Caballero Alférez Cadete Alumno repetidor Alumno 2º Alumno 1º
Turkey Turkey
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Turkey-army-OF-10.svg Turkey-army-OF-9.svg Turkey-army-OF-9a.svg Turkey-army-OF-8.svg Turkey-army-OF-7.svg Turkey-army-OF-6.svg Turkey-army-OF-5.svg Turkey-army-OF-4.svg Turkey-army-OF-3.svg Turkey-army-OF-2.svg Turkey-army-OF-1.svg Turkey-army-OF-1b.svg Turkey-army-OF-0.svg Various
[note 4]
Mareşal[note 1] Genelkurmay
Başkanlığı
[note 5]
Orgeneral Korgeneral Tümgeneral Tuğgeneral Albay Yarbay Binbaşı Yüzbaşı Üsteğmen Teğmen Asteğmen Harbiyeli
United Kingdom
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Field marshal General Lieutenant-general Major-general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer cadet No equivalent
Field Marshal[note 6] General Lieutenant-General Major-General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet
United States United States
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General of the Army General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant Various Various
General of the Army[note 1] General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer candidate Officer cadet
NATO code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student officer

Warrant officers (WO1–5)

Warrant Officers (WO) and Chief Warrant Officers (CWO) in the US Military rank below officers but above officer candidates and enlisted servicemen. The first warrant officer rank, WO1 does not have a "commission" associated with it, instead having a "Warrant" from the Secretary of the Army. Warrant officers are allowed the same courtesies as a commissioned officer, but may have some restrictions on their duties that are reserved for commissioned officers. Warrant officers usually receive a commission once they are promoted to Chief Warrant Officer 2 (CW2/CWO2). WO1s may be appointed by commission as stated in title 10 USC.

NATO rank WO-1 WO-2 WO-3 WO-4 WO-5
United States United States
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US-Army-WO1.svg US-Army-CW2.svg US-Army-CW3.svg US-Army-CW4.svg US-Army-CW5.svg
Warrant officer 1
Chief warrant officer 2
Chief warrant officer 3
Chief warrant officer 4
Chief warrant officer 5
NATO rank WO-1 WO-2 WO-3 WO-4 WO-5

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f Title; Honorary or posthumous rank; war time rank; ceremonial rank
  2. ^ The appropriate branch of service badge is pinned just under the top button of the for all ranks excluding full General.
  3. ^ The King only
  4. ^ Student officer insignia designates school grade rather than military seniority.
  5. ^ Chief of the Army General Staff. The background color may be different if he is not from air forces or navy. If he has been promoted to Mareşal on duty, he wears OF-10 insignia only.
  6. ^ Title; Honorary or posthumous rank; war time rank; ceremonial rank

References

External links

Army general

Army general is a title used in many countries to denote the rank of general nominally commanding an army in the field. Army general is normally the highest rank used in peacetime.

The equivalent position in the Commonwealth, U.S., and several other countries is simply termed general, four-star rank, or informally "full general".

The title "army general" should not be confused with the rank "general of the army", which is more senior, and corresponds to other countries' marshal or field marshal.

Army general (France)

A Général d'armée (army general) is the highest active military rank of the French Army.

Officially, général d'armée is not a rank (grade in French), but a position and style (rang et appellation) bestowed on some généraux de division (divisional general, which is the highest substantive rank) in charge of important commands, such as chief of staff of the army (chef d'état-major de l'armée de terre) or chiefs of general staff (chef d'état-major des armées). The Air Force equivalent is Général d'armée aérienne and the Navy equivalent is Amiral.

Only a Marshal of France (Maréchal de France) is higher; however, Marshal of France is not a rank, but a dignity of the State (dignité dans l'État), today not bestowed. It is considered to be a position of distinction rather than an actual military rank. A seventh star is displayed on the general of the army insignia by a Marshal of France.

Comparative Ranks of Apartheid States in Southern Africa

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Comparative army officer ranks of Africa

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Comparative army officer ranks of Asia

Rank comparison chart of armies/ land forces of Asian states.

Note: Since none of the countries on this list are part of NATO, the conversion to equivalent NATO ranks are approximate.

Comparative army officer ranks of Europe

Rank comparison chart of all armies and land forces of European states.

Comparative army officer ranks of Oceania

Rank comparison chart of armies/ land forces of Oceania states.

Comparative army officer ranks of the Americas

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Comparative army officer ranks of the Commonwealth

Rank comparison chart of armies/ land forces of Commonwealth of Nations states.

General of the army

General of the army is a military rank used to denote a senior military leader, usually a general in command of a nation's army.

Lieutenant (Canada)

Lieutenant is a rank of the Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Air Force. The equivalent rank in the Royal Canadian Navy is sub-lieutenant. A naval lieutenant is one rank superior to the army rank of lieutenant and the naval rank of sub-lieutenant.

Lieutenants and sub-lieutenants are equivalent to ranks with a NATO code of OF-1.The rank insignia of a lieutenant in the Canadian Army is two pips. In the Royal Canadian Air Force, the insignia is one ​1⁄2-inch (13 mm) stripe with a ​1⁄4-inch (6.4 mm) stripe above it. The rank insignia of a sub-lieutenant is a ​1⁄4-inch (6.4 mm) stripe with one ​1⁄2-inch (13 mm) stripe with the executive curl above it. On CADPAT and flying uniforms, the insignia is white on army slip-ons and dark blue on air force slip-ons.

The British pronunciation of the French word "lieutenant" (as "lef-tenant") is the official pronunciation as used by the Canadian Armed Forces, but the American pronunciation of "loo-tenant" (which is closer to the original French pronunciation) is sometimes heard in outside of the military.

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 of Hungary

The following table contains the Military ranks of the Hungarian Army. Both Land Forces and Air Force ranks are all the same. Hungary is a landlocked country and does therefore not possess a navy. Information taken from the Hungarian Ministry of Defence (HMoD).

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 enlisted

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

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 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.

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