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.

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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Navy-ALB-OR-9 Navy-ALB-OR-8 Navy-ALB-OR-7 Navy-ALB-OR-6 Navy-ALB-OR-5 Navy-ALB-OR-01 Navy-ALB-OR-01 Navy-ALB-OR-01 Navy-ALB-OR-01
Kryekapter
Master Chief Petty Officer
Kapter
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Rreshter
Chief Petty Officer
Tetar
Petty Officer First Class
Nëntetar
Petty Officer Second Class
Ushtar IV
Petty Officer Third Class
Ushtar III
Seaman
Ushtar II
Seaman Apprentice
Ushtar I
Seaman Recruit
Belgium Belgium
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Navy-BEL-OR-09a maitre principal chef.svg Navy-BEL-OR-09b maitre principal.svg Navy-BEL-OR-08 1er maitre-chef.svg Navy-BEL-OR-07 1er maitre.svg Navy-BEL-OR-06a maitre chef.svg Navy-BEL-OR-06b maitre.svg Navy-BEL-OR-05 2e maitre.svg Navy-BEL-OR-04a 1er quartier-maitre-chef.svg Navy-BEL-OR-04b quartier-maitre-chef.svg Navy-BEL-OR-03 quartier-maitre.svg Navy-BEL-OR-02 1er matelot.svg Navy-BEL-OR-01 matelot.svg
Maître principal-Chef Maître-principal Premier-maître chef Premier maître Maître-chef Maître Second-maître 1er Quartier-maître-chef Quartier-maître-chef Quartier maître Premier matelot Matelot
Oppermeester-Chef Oppermeester Eerste meesterchef Eerste meester Meester-chef Meester Tweede meester Eerste kwartiermeester-chef Kwartiermeester-chef Kwartiermeester Eerste matroos Matroos
Bulgaria Bulgaria
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Rank insignia of Офицерски кандидат of the Bulgarian Navy.png Rank insignia of Мичман of the Bulgarian Navy.png Rank insignia of Главен старшина of the Bulgarian Navy.png Rank insignia of Старшина I-ва степен of the Bulgarian Navy.png Rank insignia of Старшина II-ра степен of the Bulgarian Navy.png Rank insignia of Старши матрос of the Bulgarian Navy.png Rank insignia of Матрос of the Bulgarian Navy.png
Senior Michman
Офицерски кандидат
Michman
Мичман
Chief Petty Officer
Главен старшина
Petty Officer First Class
Старшина 1 степен
Petty Officer Second Class
Старшина 2 степен
Leading Seaman
Старши матрос
Seaman
Матрос
Canada Canada
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Canadian RCN OR-9a.svg Canadian RCN OR-8.svg Canadian RCN OR-7.svg Canadian RCN OR-6.svg Canadian RCN OR-5.svg Canadian RCN OR-4.svg Canadian RCN OR-3.svg Canadian RCN OR-2.svg Canadian RCN OR-2.svg
Chief Petty Officer 1st Class
Premier maître de 1re classe
Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class
Premier maître de 2e classe
Petty Officer 1st Class
Maître de 1re classe
Petty Officer 2nd Class
Maître de 2e classe
Master Seaman
Matelot-chef
Leading Seaman
Matelot de 1re classe
Able Seaman
Matelot de 2e classe
Ordinary Seaman (Basic)
Matelot de 3e classe (Confirmé)

Ordinary Seaman (Recruit)
Matelot de 3e classe (Recrue)
Croatia Croatia
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Rukav zimske odore časničkog namjesnika HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore stožernog narednika HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore nadnarednika HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore narednika HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore desetnika HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore skupnika HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore razvodnika HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore pozornika HRM.svg No insignia
Časnički namjesnik Stožerni narednik Nadnarednik Narednik Desetnik Skupnik Razvodnik Pozornik Mornar
Czech Republic Czech Republic No navy
NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Denmark Denmark
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Rank insignia of Søværnschefsergent of the Royal Danish Navy.svg Rank insignia of chefsergent of the Royal Danish Navy.svg Rank insignia of seniorsergent of the Royal Danish Navy.svg Rank insignia of oversergent of the Royal Danish Navy.svg No equivalent Rank insignia of sergent of the Royal Danish Navy.svg Rank insignia of værnepligtig sergent of the Royal Danish Navy.svg Rank insignia of korporal of the Royal Danish Navy.svg Rank insignia of marinespecialist of the Royal Danish Navy.svg Rank insignia of marineoverkonstabel of the Royal Danish Navy.svg Rank insignia of marinekonstabel of the Royal Danish Navy.svg
Søværnschefsergent Chefsergent Seniorsergent Oversergent Sergent Værnepligtig Sergent Korporal Marinespecialist Marineoverkonstabel Marinekonstabel
Estonia Estonia
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Mereväeülemveebel.png Mereväestaabiveebel.png Mereväevanemveebel.png Mereväeveebel.png Mereväenooremveebel.png Mereväevanemmaat.png Mereväemaat.png Mereväenooremaat.png No equivalent Mereväevanemmadrus.png Mereväemadrus.png
Ülemveebel Staabiveebel Vanemveebel Veebel Nooremveebel Vanemmaat Maat Nooremmaat Vanemmadrus Madrus
France France
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French Navy-Rama NG-SO5.svg French Navy-Rama NG-SO4.svg French Navy-Rama NG-SO3.svg No equivalent French Navy-Rama NG-SO2.svg French Navy-Rama NG-SO1.svg French Navy-Rama NG-M3.svg French Navy-Rama NG-M2.svg French Navy-Rama NG-M1.svg French Navy-Rama NG-M1.svg
Major Maître principal Premier maître Maître Second-Maître Quartier-maître de 1ère classe Quartier-maître de 2ème classe Matelot breveté Matelot
Germany Germany
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MDS 35 Oberstaabsbootsmann 20.svg MDS 34 Staabsbootsmann 10.svg MDS 33 Hauptbootsmann 70.svg MDS 32 Oberbootsmann 60.svg MDS 31 Bootsmann 30.svg MDS 22 Obermaat 30.svg MDS 21 Maat 10.svg MDS 16 Oberstabsgefreiter 70 L.svg MDS 15 Stabsgefreiter 60 L.svg MDS 14 Hauptgefreiter 50 L.svg MDS 13 Obergefreiter 30 L.svg MDS 12 Gefreiter 20 L.svg MDS 11 Matrose 10 L.svg
MDJA 35 Oberstabsbootsmann 30 Lu.svg MDJA 34 Stabsbootsmann 40 Lu.svg MDJA 33 Hauptbootsmann 50 Lu.svg MDJA 32 Oberbootsmann 70 Lu.svg MDJA 31 Bootsmann 60 Lu.svg MDJA 22 Obermaat 20 Lo.svg MDJA 21 Maat 10 Lo.svg MDJA 16 Oberstabsgefreiter 10 Lo.svg MDJA 15 Stabsgefreiter 20 Lo.svg MDJA 14 Hauptgefreiter 30 Lo.svg MDJA 13 Obergefreiter 40 Lo.svg MDJA 12 Gefreiter 50 Lo.svg MDJA 11 Matrose 81 Lo.svg
Oberstabsbootsmann Stabsbootsmann Hauptbootsmann Oberbootsmann Bootsmann Obermaat Maat Oberstabsgefreiter Stabsgefreiter Hauptgefreiter Obergefreiter Gefreiter Matrose
Germany Germany
(Officer designate)
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No equivalent
MDS 33a Oberfähnrich zur See Trp.svg MDS 31a Fähnrich zur See Trp.svg MDS 21a Seekadett Trp.svg No equivalent
MDJA 33a Oberfähnrich zur See Trp Lu.svg MDJA 31a Fähnrich zur See Trp Lu.svg MDJA 21a Seekadett Trp Lo.svg
Oberfähnrich zur See Fähnrich zur See Seekadett
Greece Greece
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GR-Navy-Ανθυπασπιστής.svgGR-Navy-Ανθυπασπιστής-sleeve.svg GR-Navy-Μόνιμος Αρχικελευστής.svg GR-Navy-Αρχικελευστής ΕΜΘ.svg GR-Navy-Μόνιμος Επικελευστής.svg GR-Navy-Επικελευστής ΕΜΘ.svg GR-Navy-Μόνιμος Κελευστής.svg GR-Navy-Κελευστής ΕΜΘ.svg GR-Navy-Κελευστής ΕΠΟΠ.svg No equivalent GR-Navy-Δίοπος ΕΠΟΠ.svg
male
GR-Navy-Δίοπος ΕΠΟΠ-female.svg
female
No equivalent
GR-Navy-Ναύτης ΕΠΟΠ.svg
male
GR-Navy-Ναύτης ΕΠΟΠ-female.svg
female
Warrant Officer Master Chief Petty Officer Senior Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer Leading Seaman Seaman
Ανθυπασπιστής[note 1] Αρχικελευστής Επικελευστής Κελευστής Δίοπος Ναύτης
NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Hungary Hungary No navy
Iceland Iceland
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Iceland-Navy-OR-9.svg No equivalent Iceland-Navy-OR-7.svg No equivalent Iceland-Navy-OR-5.svg No equivalent Iceland-Navy-OR-3.svg Iceland-Navy-OR-2b.svg Iceland-Navy-OR-2a.svg Iceland-Navy-OR-1.svg
Petty officer/specialist
(after 12 years service)
Petty officer/specialist
(after 6 years service)
Petty officer/specialist Enlisted
(after 6 years service)
Enlisted
(after 3 years service)
Enlisted
(after 1 year service)
Enlisted
Italy Italy
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Shoulder rank insignia of primo maresciallo luogotenente of the Italian Navy.svg
Rank insignia of primo maresciallo luogotenente of the Italian Navy.svg
Shoulder rank insignia of primo maresciallo of the Italian Navy.svg
Rank insignia of primo maresciallo of the Italian Navy.svg
Shoulder rank insignia of capo di prima classe of the Italian Navy.svg
Rank insignia of capo di prima classe of the Italian Navy.svg
Shoulder rank insignia of capo di seconda classe of the Italian Navy.svg
Rank insignia of capo di seconda classe of the Italian Navy.svg
Shoulder rank insignia of capo di terza classe of the Italian Navy.svg
Rank insignia of capo di terza classe of the Italian Navy.svg
Rank insignia of secondo capo scelto of the Italian Navy.svg Rank insignia of secondo capo of the Italian Navy.svg Rank insignia of sergente of the Italian Navy.svg Rank insignia of sottocapo di prima classe scelto of the Italian Navy.svg Rank insignia of sottocapo di prima classe of the Italian Navy.svg Rank insignia of sottocapo di seconda classe of the Italian Navy.svg Rank insignia of sottocapo di terza classe of the Italian Navy.svg Rank insignia of sottocapo of the Italian Navy.svg Rank insignia of comune di prima classe of the Italian Navy.svg No insignia
Luogotenente Primo Maresciallo Capo di Prima Classe Capo di Seconda Classe Capo di Terza Classe Secondo Capo Scelto Secondo Capo Sergente Sottocapo di Prima Classe Scelto Sottocapo di Prima Classe Sottocapo di seconda Classe Sottocapo di terza Classe Sottocapo Comune di Prima Classe Comune di Seconda Classe
Latvia Latvia
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Latvia-navy-1992 09.gif Latvia-navy-1992 08.gif Latvia-navy-1992 07.gif Latvia-navy-1992 06.gif Latvia-navy-1992 05.gif Latvia-navy-1992 04.gif Latvia-navy-1992 03.gif No insignia No equivalent
Vecākais virsniekvietnieks
Senior Warrant Officer
Virsniekvietnieks
Warrant Officer
Vecākais bocmanis
Senior Boatswain
Bocmanis
Boatswain
Seržants
Sergeant
Kaprālis
Corporal
Dižmatrozis
Able Seaman
Matrozis
Seaman
Lithuania Lithuania
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OR-9 vyresnysis laivūnas.jpg OR-8 laivūnas.jpg OR-7 štabo laivūnas specialistas.jpg OR-7 štabo laivūnas.jpg OR-6 vyresnysis seržantas specialistas.jpg OR-6 vyresnysis seržantas.jpg OR-5 seržantas specialistas.jpg OR-5 seržantas.jpg OR-4 grandinis.jpg OR-3 vyresnysis jūreivis.jpg OR-2 jūreivis.jpg OR-1 jaunesnysis jūreivis.jpg
Vyresnysis laivūnas Laivūnas Štabo laivūnas
specialistas
Štabo laivūnas Vyresnysis seržantas
specialistas
Vyresnysis seržantas Seržantas
specialistas
Seržantas Grandinis Vyresnysis jūreivis Jūreivis Jaunesnysis jūreivis
NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
 Luxembourg No navy
Montenegro Montenegro
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09-Montenegro Navy-CWO.svg 08-Montenegro Navy-WO.svg 07-Montenegro Navy-SSFC.svg 06-Montenegro Navy-SSG.svg 05-Montenegro Navy-SFC.svg 04-Montenegro Navy-SGT.svg 03-Montenegro Navy-JSG.svg 02-Montenegro Navy-CPL.svg 01-Montenegro Navy-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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POR-Navy-OFD.svg
Netherlands-Navy-OR-7.svg Netherlands-Navy-OR-5.svg
Netherlands-Navy-OR-3.svg
Netherlands-Navy-OR-2b.svg Netherlands-Navy-OR-2a.svg Netherlands-Navy-OR-1.svg
Adjudant onderofficer Sergeant-majoor Sergeant Korporaal Matroos/
Marinier der 1e klasse
Matroos/
Marinier der 2e klasse
Matroos/
Marinier der 3e klasse
Norway Norway
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Or9 sjø.png OR9 sjo.png Or8 sjø.png Or7 sjø.png Or6 sjø.png Or5 2 sjø.png Or5 1 sjø.png OR4 NOR - Seniorkonstabel NY.png OR4 NOR - Konstabel.png OR3 NOR - Ledende visekonstabel NY.png OR2b NOR - Visekonstabel.png Norway-Navy-OR-1b.svg Norway-Navy-OR-1a.svg
Sjefsmester Flaggmester Orlogsmester Flotiljemester Skvadronmester Senior Kvartermester Kvartermester Ledende Konstabel Konstabel Senior Visekonstabel Visekonstabel Ledende menig Menig
Poland Poland
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POL PMW pagon1 starszy chorąży sztabowy marynarki.svg POL PMW pagon1 starszy chorąży marynarki.svg POL PMW pagon1 chorąży marynarki.svg POL PMW pagon1 młodszy chorąży marynarki.svg POL PMW pagon1 starszy bosman.svg POL PMW pagon1 bosman.svg POL PMW pagon1 bosmanmat.svg POL PMW pagon1 starszy mat.svg POL PMW pagon1 mat.svg POL PMW pagon1 starszy marynarz.svg POL PMW pagon1 marynarz.svg
Starszy chorąży sztabowy marynarki Starszy chorąży marynarki Chorąży marynarki Młodszy chorąży marynarki Starszy bosman Bosman Bosmanmat Starszy mat Mat Starszy marynarz Marynarz
Portugal Portugal
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POR-Navy-OR9.svg POR-Navy-OR8.svg POR-Navy-OR7.svg 8 - Primeiro-sargento (Marinha).svg 7 - Segundo-sargento (Marinha).svg 6 - Primerio-subsargento.svg 5 - Segundo-subsargento.svg 4 - Cabo.svg 3 - Primeiro-marinheiro.svg 2 - Segundo-marinheiro.svg No insignia
Sargento-mor Sargento-chefe Sargento-ajudante Primeiro-sargento Segundo-sargento Primerio-subsargento Segundo-subsargento Cabo Primeiro-marinheiro Segundo-marinheiro Grumete
NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Romania Romania
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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
Chief Petty Officer Of The Ship Command Master Chief Petty Officer Master Chief Petty Officer Senior Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer 1st Class Petty Officer 2nd Class Petty Officer 3rd Class Leading Seaman Seaman
Slovakia Slovakia No navy
Slovenia Slovenia
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Slovenia-Navy-OR-9c.svg Slovenia-Navy-OR-9b.svg Slovenia-Navy-OR-9a.svg Slovenia-Navy-OR-8b.svg Slovenia-Navy-OR-8a.svg Slovenia-Navy-OR-7.svg Slovenia-Navy-OR-6.svg Slovenia-Navy-OR-5.svg Slovenia-Navy-OR-4.svg Slovenia-Navy-OR-3.svg Slovenia-Navy-OR-2.svg Slovenia-Navy-OR-1.svg
Chief Warrant Officer
Višji štabni praporščak
Senior Warrant Officer
Štabni praporščak
First Warrant Officer
Višji praporščak
Second Warrant Officer
Praporščak
Master Chief Petty Officer
Višji štabni vodnik
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Štabni vodnik
Chief Petty Officer
Višji vodnik
Petty Officer
Vodnik
Petty Officer 2nd Class
Naddesetnik
Petty Officer 3rd Class
Desetnik
Seaman first class
Poddesetnik
Seaman
Vojak
Spain Spain
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Spanish-Navy-OR9A.svg Spanish-Navy-OR9B.svg Spanish-Navy-OR8.svg OR07-Sargento Primero EA.svg OR06-Sargento EA.svg OR05-Cabo Mayor EA.svg OR04-Cabo Primero EA.svg OR03-Cabo.svg OR02-Soldado de primera.svg OR01-Soldado.svg
Suboficial mayor Subteniente Brigada Sargento primero Sargento Cabo mayor Cabo primero Cabo Marinero de primera Marinero
Turkey Turkey
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Navy-TUR-OR-09 Navy-TUR-OR-08 Navy-TUR-OR-07a Navy-TUR-OR-07b Navy-TUR-OR-06a Navy-TUR-OR-06b TR-Navy-OR5a TR-Armed Forces-OR5b Navy-TUR-OR-05 TR-Navy-OR4a TR-Armed Forces-OR4b Navy-TUR-OR-04 No insignia
Astsubay Kıdemli
Başçavuş
Astsubay
Başçavuş
Astsubay Kıdemli
Üstçavuş
Astsubay
Üstçavuş
Astsubay Kıdemli
Çavuş
Astsubay
Çavuş
Kıdemli Uzman
Çavuş
Uzman
Çavuş
Çavuş Kıdemli Uzman
Onbaşı
Uzman
Onbaşı
Onbaşı Er
United Kingdom United Kingdom
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British Royal Navy OR-9 British Royal Navy OR-8 British Royal Navy OR-7 British Royal Navy OR-6 No equivalent British Royal Navy OR-4 No equivalent British Royal Navy OR-2 No equivalent
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2
(phased out 2014)
Chief petty officer Petty officer Leading seaman Able seaman
United Kingdom United Kingdom
(Royal Marines)

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British Royal Marines OR-9 British Royal Marines OR-8 British Royal Marines OR-7 British Royal Marines OR-6 No equivalent British Royal Marines OR-4 British Royal Marines OR-3 No equivalent No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Colour sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Marine
United States United States
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MCPON FMCPO FMCPO E-9 E-8 E-8 E-7 E-6 E-5 E-4 E-3 E-2 No insignia
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Fleet/Force Master Chief Petty Officer Command Master Chief Petty Officer Master Chief Petty Officer Command Senior Chief Petty Officer Senior Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer First Class Petty Officer Second Class Petty Officer Third Class Seaman Seaman Apprentice Seaman Recruit
United States United States
(Marine Corps)

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USMC-E9-SGMMC.svg USMC-E9-SGM.svg USMC-E9-MGyS.svg USMC-E8-1SG.svg USMC-E8-MSG.svg USMC-E7.svg USMC-E6.svg USMC-E5.svg USMC-E4.svg USMC-E3.svg USMC-E2.svg No Insignia
Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Sergeant Major Master Gunnery Sergeant First Sergeant Master Sergeant Gunnery Sergeant Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private First Class Private
United States United States
(Coast Guard)

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MCPOCG MCPOCG CMC MCPO E-8 E-7 E-6 E-5 E-4 E-3 E-2 E-2
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Reserve Command Master Chief Petty Officer Master Chief Petty Officer Senior Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer First Class Petty Officer Second Class Petty Officer Third Class Seaman Seaman Apprentice Seaman Recruit
NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Greece has only one level of warrant officer. According to the current issue (2010) of STANAG 2116, the Greek warrant officers are included in OR-9; however, they are afforded the privileges of an officer. See STANAG 2116 note 16.

External links

Comparative navy enlisted ranks of Africa

Rank comparison chart of enlisted rank for navies of African states.

Comparative navy enlisted ranks of Oceania

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

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.

Obermaat

Obermaat is a military rank of the Bundeswehr and earlier other German-speaking armed forces.

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 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).

Royal Navy ratings rank insignia

This is a list of British Royal Navy ratings rank insignia.

Unteroffiziere mit Portepee

Unteroffizier(e) mit Portepee, also Portepeeunteroffizier(e) (en:

NCO(s) with sword knot" also "Sword knot NCO(s)"), is the designation for German senior NCO in the Armed forces of Germany. The name derives from earlier traditions in which senior enlisted men would carry a sword into battle. The word portepee derives from French port(e)-épée.

Any Portepeeunteroffizier of the former Prussian Army was entitled to wear (in addition to the dress uniform - to go with a ...) a "sword knot" to its personal sabre, which was originally restricted to officers only.The sequence of ranks (top-down approach) in that particular group is as follows:

OR-9: Oberstabsfeldwebel / Oberstabsbootsmann this rank was introduced by the Bundeswehr in 1983

OR-8: Stabsfeldwebel / Stabsbootsmann (in the Kriegsmarine Stabsoberbootsmann, Stabsobersteuermann, and Stabsobermaschinist)

OR-7: Hauptfeldwebel (Oberfähnrich)/ Hauptbootsmann (Oberfähnrich zur See), this rank was introduced by the Bundeswehr after being an assignment/ position of service (informally Spieß and officially now Kompaniefeldwebel in the Reichswehr, Wehrmacht, and National People's Army)

OR-6a: Oberfeldwebel / Oberbootsmann

OR-6b: Feldwebel / BootsmannRemark

The abbreviation "OR" stands for "Other Ranks / fr: sous-officiers et militaires du rang / ru:другие ранги, кроме офицероф"!

See also

⇒ Article: NCOs without portepee

⇒ Article: Ranks of the German Bundeswehr

⇒ Article: Rank insignia of the German Bundeswehr

⇒ Article: Ranks and insignia of NATO navies enlisted

And equivalents of the Navy—replacing Feldwebel with Bootsmann—and, historically, the Cavalry and Artillery (with Wachtmeister). The latter is not to be confused with the Navy's "Kompaniefeldwebel" of today which are also called Wachtmeister.

German non-commissioned officers were identified by the use of metallic lace (called Tresse) on the collar of the uniform jacket, as well as the edges of the shoulder straps. Senior non-commissioned officers in the Wehrmacht also used silver "stars" on the shoulder strap to differentiate between ranks; one star for a Feldwebel, two for an Oberfeldwebel, and three for a Stabsfeldwebel.

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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