List of comparative military ranks

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NaviesArmiesAir forces
Officers
Admiral of
the fleet
Marshal or
Field marshal
Marshal of
the air force
AdmiralGeneralAir chief marshal
Vice admiralLieutenant generalAir marshal
Rear admiralMajor generalAir vice-marshal
CommodoreBrigadierAir commodore
CaptainColonelGroup captain
CommanderLieutenant colonelWing commander
Lieutenant
commander
Major or
Commandant
Squadron leader
LieutenantCaptainFlight lieutenant
Sub-lieutenantLieutenantFlying officer
EnsignSecond
lieutenant
Pilot officer
MidshipmanOfficer cadetOfficer cadet
Seamen, soldiers and airmen
Warrant officerSergeant major or
Warrant officer
Warrant officer
Petty officerSergeantSergeant
Leading seamanCorporalCorporal
SeamanPrivateAircraftman
 
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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.

NaviesArmiesAir forces
Officers
Admiral of
the fleet
Marshal or
Field marshal
Marshal of
the air force
AdmiralGeneralAir chief marshal
Vice admiralLieutenant generalAir marshal
Rear admiralMajor generalAir vice-marshal
CommodoreBrigadierAir commodore
CaptainColonelGroup captain
CommanderLieutenant colonelWing commander
Lieutenant
commander
Major or
Commandant
Squadron leader
LieutenantCaptainFlight lieutenant
Sub-lieutenantLieutenantFlying officer
EnsignSecond
lieutenant
Pilot officer
MidshipmanOfficer cadetOfficer cadet
Seamen, soldiers and airmen
Warrant officerSergeant major or
Warrant officer
Warrant officer
Petty officerSergeantSergeant
Leading seamanCorporalCorporal
SeamanPrivateAircraftman

References to modern military[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Australia[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Canada[edit]

People's Republic of China[edit]

Colombia[edit]

Croatia[edit]

Cuba[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Egypt[edit]

Estonia[edit]

Finland[edit]

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

Greece[edit]

Hungary[edit]

India[edit]

Indonesia[edit]

Iran[edit]

Iraq[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Israel[edit]

Italy[edit]

Japan[edit]

Jordan[edit]

Lebanon[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Mexico[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Nicaragua[edit]

North Korea[edit]

Norway[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Peru[edit]

Poland[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Romania[edit]

Russia[edit]

Saudi Arabia[edit]

Serbia[edit]

Singapore[edit]

Slovakia[edit]

South Africa[edit]

South Korea[edit]

Spain[edit]

Sri Lanka[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

Republic of China (Taiwan)[edit]

Tanzania[edit]

Thailand[edit]

Turkey[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

Venezuela[edit]

Vietnam[edit]

First and Second World War comparisons[edit]

Other comparisons[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]