Comparative army officer ranks of the Americas

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Rank comparison chart of armies/ land forces of North and South American states.

Equivalent NATO Code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 Student Officer
Brazil Brazil
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Marshal
Army General
Divisional General
Brigade General
No Equivalent
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
No Equivalent
Aspirant Officer
Marechal General-de-exército General-de-divisão General-de-brigada No Equivalent Coronel Tenente-coronel Major Capitão Primeiro-tenente Segundo-tenente No Equivalent Aspirante-a-oficial


Canada Canada
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No Equivalent CDN-Army-Gen-Shoulder.svg CDN-Army-LGen-Shoulder.svg CDN-Army-MGen-Shoulder.svg CDN-Army-BGen-Shoulder.svg CDN-Army-Col.svg CDN-Army-LCol.svg CDN-Army-Maj.svg CDN-Army-Capt.svg CDN-Army-Lt.svg CDN-Army-2Lt.svg No Equivalent CDN-Army-OCdt.svg
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
Chile Chile
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No Equivalent
Army General
Divisional General
Brigade General
Brigadier
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
Lieutenant
Sub-Lieutenant
Unknown
Ensign
No Equivalent General de Ejército General de División General de Brigada Brigadier Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Subteniente Unknown Alférez


Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
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No Equivalent No Equivalent
Lieutenant General
Major General
Brigadier
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Unknown
Officer Cadet
No Equivalent No Equivalent Teniente General Mayor General General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Primer Teniente Segundo Teniente Unknown Cadete


Mexico Mexico
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No Equivalent
General
Division General
Brigade General
Brigadier General
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
First Captain
Second Captain
First Lieutenant
Sub-Lieutenant
Unknown Unknown
No Equivalent Secretario de la Defensa Nacional General de División General de Brigada General Brigadier Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor
Capitán Primero Capitán Segundo
Teniente Subteniente Unknown Unknown


Nicaragua Nicaragua
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No Equivalent
General of the Army
No Equivalent
Major General
Brigade General
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Lieutenant
Unknown Unknown
No Equivalent General de Ejército No Equivalent Mayor General General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Primero Teniente Unknown Unknown


Peru Peru
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No Equivalent
Army General
Divisional General
Brigade General
No Equivalent
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
Lieutenant
Sub-Lieutenant
No Equivalent
Ensign
No Equivalent General de Ejército General de División General de Brigada No Equivalent Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Subteniente No Equivalent Alférez


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 Army1 General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Candidate Officer Cadet


United States United States
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No Equivalent US-O10 insignia.svg US-O9 insignia.svg US-O8 insignia.svg US-O7 insignia.svg US-O6 insignia.svg US-O5 insignia.svg US-O4 insignia.svg US-O3 insignia.svg US-O2 insignia.svg US-O1 insignia.svg Various Various
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Candidate Officer Cadet

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