List of comparative military ranks

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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.

Navies Armies Air forces
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 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 Flying officer
Ensign Second
lieutenant
Pilot officer
Midshipman Officer cadet Officer cadet
Seamen, soldiers and airmen
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[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]

Previous Eras[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

First and Second World War comparisons[edit]

Other comparisons[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]