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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 amongst NATO countries. Links to comparison charts can be found below.

Navies Armies Air forces
Commissioned officers
Admiral of
the fleet
Marshal or
Field marshal
Marshal of
the air force
Admiral General Air chief marshal
Vice admiral Lieutenant general Air marshal
Rear admiral Major general Air vice-marshal
Commodore Brigadier or
Brigadier general
Air commodore
Captain Colonel Group captain
Commander Lieutenant colonel Wing commander
Lieutenant
commander
Major or
Commandant
Squadron leader
Lieutenant Captain Flight lieutenant
Sub-lieutenant Lieutenant or
First lieutenant
Flying officer
Ensign Second
lieutenant
Pilot officer
Midshipman Officer cadet Officer cadet
Enlisted grades
Chief petty officer or
Warrant officer
Sergeant major or
Warrant officer
Warrant officer
Petty officer Sergeant Sergeant
Leading seaman Corporal Corporal
Seaman Private Aircraftman

References to modern military

Argentina

Australia

Bangladesh

Belgium

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil

Canada

People's Republic of China

Colombia

Croatia

Cuba

Denmark

Egypt

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Japan

Jordan

Lebanon

Lithuania

Malaysia

Mexico

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nicaragua

North Korea

Norway

Pakistan

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russia

Saudi Arabia

Serbia

Singapore

Slovakia

South Africa

South Korea

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sweden

Switzerland

Republic of China (Taiwan)

Tanzania

Thailand

Turkey

Ukraine

United Kingdom

United States

Venezuela

Vietnam

Previous eras

Miscellaneous

First and Second World War comparisons

Other comparisons

See also

External links

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