Army ranks and insignia of Burma

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The following is a list of military appointments and ranks of the Burmese Army.

Military Appointments[edit]

The military appointments of the Myanmar Army, arranged according to seniority, is as follows:

  1. Commander in Chief of Defence Forces
  2. Deputy Commander in Chief of Defence Forces
  3. Commander in Chief (Army)
  4. Adjutant General of the Army
  5. Quartermaster General
  6. Chief of Armed Forces Training
  7. Chief of Military Security
  8. Bureau of Special Operation
  9. Chief of Staff (Army)
  10. Director of Defence Services Procurement
  11. Director of Signals of the Ministry of Defence
  12. Director of Ordnance
  13. Military Appointments General
  14. Vice Adjutant General
  15. Vice Quartermaster General
  16. Director of Military Training
  17. Director of Military Engineering
  18. Director of Artillery and Armour
  19. Director of People Relation and Psychological Welfare
  20. Directorate of Peoples Matitia and Frontier Forces
  21. Defence Services Inspector General
  22. Judge Advocate General
  23. Director of Resettlement
  24. Tatmadaw Provost Marshal
  25. Director of Medical Services
  26. Commander of .....Command
  27. Commander of No. (...) Light Infantry Division
  28. Tactical Operation Command
  29. Chief Commanding Officer of the Universities Training
  30. Commanding Officer
  31. Second in Command (2 I.C)
  32. Intelligence Officer
  33. Adjutant
  34. Quarter Master
  35. Medical Assistance
  36. Unit Account
  37. Head Clerk
  38. Regimental Quarter Master Sergeant
  39. Apprentice
  40. General Staff Officer (G 1)
  41. Adjutant Staff Officer (A 1)
  42. Quartermaster Staff Officer (Q 1)
  43. Assistant Judge Advocate General (Judge 1)

Rank[edit]

The various rank of the Myanmar Army are listed below in descending order:[1]

Commissioned Officers[edit]

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Myanmar Armed Forces
Burmese title ဗိုလ်ချုပ်မှူးကြီး ဒုတိယ ဗိုလ်ချုပ်မှူးကြီး ဗိုလ်ချုပ်ကြီး ဒုတိယ ဗိုလ်ချုပ်ကြီး ဗိုလ်ချုပ် ဗိုလ်မှူးချုပ် ဗိုလ်မှူးကြီး ဒုတိယ ဗိုလ်မှူးကြီး ဗိုလ်မှူး ဗိုလ်ကြီး ဗိုလ် ဒုတိယ ဗိုလ်
MLC TS Bo Gyoke Hmu Gyi Du Bo Gyoke Hmu Gyi Bo Gyoke Kyee Du Bo Gyoke Kyee Bo Gyoke Bo Hmu Gyoke Bo Hmu Gyi Du Bo Hmu Gyi Bo Hmu Bo Gyi Bo Du Bo
Abbreviation - ဒုဗခမက ဗခက ဒုဗခက ဗခ ဗမခ ဗမက ဒုဗမက ဗမ ဗက ဒုဗ
Western Version Senior General Vice Senior General General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
UK equivalent Field Marshal nil General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
NATO Code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1

Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs)[edit]

In Myanmar armed forces, Non-Commissioned Officers are refer to as Sayar, meaning Teacher, by both enlisted men and officers. For example, Warrant Officers, Regimental Sergeant Majors and Master Sergeant are refer to as Sayar Gyi, literally meaning "Old Teacher", Sergeant are refer to as Sayar and Corporal/Lance Corporal as Sayar Lay. These unofficial rank are in used throughout the daily life of all branches of Myanmar Armed Forces. Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO) within Myanmar Armed Forces are usually seasoned veteran soldiers with wide ranging experience of the battlefield, thus both Officers and enlisted men refer to them as "teacher" out of respect as well as affection[citation needed].

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Myanmar Armed Forces
Burmese title အရာခံဗိုလ် ဒုအရာခံဗိုလ် တပ်ခွဲတပ်ကြပ်ကြီး တပ်ကြပ်ကြီး တပ်ကြပ် ဒုတပ်ကြပ်
MLC TS A Yar Khan Bo Du A Yar Khan Bo Tat Khwè Tat Kyat Kyee Tat Kyat Kyee Tat Kyat Du Tat Kyat
Western Version Warrant Officer Regimental Sergeant Major Master Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal
UK equivalent Warrant Officer Class One Warrant Officer Class Two Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal

References[edit]

  1. ^ Defence Services Historical and Research Institute