Croatian military ranks

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Croatian military ranks are as follows:

Army and air force ranks[edit]

Labels ranks for members of the Croatian Ground Army and Croatian Air Force and Defense are identical, except that the ranks of the Ground Army are gold and of the Air Force and Defense are silver.

Generali - Generals
Army-HRV-OF-10.svgNaramenica službene odore stožernog generala HRZ i PZO.svg Army-HRV-OF-09.svgNaramenica službene odore generala zbora HRZ i PZO.svg Army-HRV-OF-08.svgNaramenica službene odore generala pukovnika HRZ i PZO.svg Army-HRV-OF-07.svgNaramenica službene odore generala bojnika HRZ i PZO.svg Army-HRV-OF-06.svgNaramenica službene odore brigadnog generala HRZ i PZO.svg
stožerni general general zbora general pukovnik general bojnik brigadni general
General of the Army,
General of the Air Force
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General
Časnici - Officers
Viši časnici - Senior Officers Niži časnici - Junior Officers
Army-HRV-OF-05.svgNaramenica službene odore brigadira HRZ i PZO.svg Army-HRV-OF-04.svgNaramenica službene odore pukovnika HRZ i PZO.svg Army-HRV-OF-03.svgNaramenica službene odore bojnika HRZ i PZO.svg Army-HRV-OF-02.svgNaramenica službene odore satnika HRZ i PZO.svg Army-HRV-OF-01a.svgNaramenica službene odore natporučnika HRZ i PZO.svg Army-HRV-OF-01b.svgNaramenica službene odore poručnika HRZ i PZO.svg
brigadir pukovnik bojnik satnik natporučnik poručnik
Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Lieutenant
Dočasnici - Non-commissioned officers (NCOs)
Viši dočasnici - Senior NCOs Niži dočasnici - Junior NCOs
Army-HRV-OR-09.svgNaramenica odore časničkog namjesnika HRZ i PZO.svg Army-HRV-OR-08.svgNaramenica odore stožernog narednika HRZ i PZO.svg Army-HRV-OR-07.svgNaramenica odore nadnarednika HRZ i PZO.svg Army-HRV-OR-06.svgNaramenica odore narednika HRZ i PZO.svg Army-HRV-OR-05.svgNaramenica odore desetnika HRZ i PZO.svg Army-HRV-OR-04.svgNaramenica odore skupnika HRZ i PZO.svg
časnički namjesnik stožerni narednik nadnarednik narednik desetnik skupnik
Sergeant Major,
Master Sergeant
Staff Sergeant Senior Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal
Vojnici - Soldiers
Army-HRV-OR-03.svgNaramenica odore razvodnika HRZ i PZO.svg Army-HRV-OR-02.svgNaramenica odore pozornika HRZ i PZO.svg
razvodnik pozornik
Private First Class,
Airman First Class
Private,
Airman

Navy ranks[edit]

Main article: Croatian Navy
Admirali - Admirals
Rukav zimske odore admirala flote HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore admirala HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore viceadmirala HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore kontraadmirala HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore komodora HRM.svg
admiral flote admiral viceadmiral kontraadmiral komodor
Fleet Admiral Admiral Vice Admiral Counter Admiral,
Rear Admiral
(USN:Rear Admiral (upper half))
Commodore
(USN:Rear Admiral (lower half))
Časnici - Officers
Viši časnici - Senior Officers Niži časnici - Officers
Rukav zimske odore kapetana bojnog broda HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore kapetana fregate HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore kapetana korvete HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore poručnika bojnog broda HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore poručnika fregate HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore poručnika korvete HRM.svg
kapetan bojnog broda kapetan fregate kapetan korvete poručnik bojnog broda poručnik fregate poručnik korvete
Ship-of-the-Line Captain
(Captain)
Frigate Captain
(Commander)
Corvette Captain
(Lieutenant Commander)
Ship-of-the-Line Lieutenant
(Lieutenant)
Frigate Lieutenant
(Lieutenant Junior Grade)
Corvette Lieutenant
(USN:Ensign)
Dočasnici - Non-commissioned officers (NCOs)
Viši dočasnici - Senior NCOs Niži dočasnici - NCOs
Rukav zimske odore časničkog namjesnika HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore stožernog narednika HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore nadnarednika HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore narednika HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore desetnika HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore skupnika HRM.svg
časnički namjesnik stožerni narednik nadnarednik narednik desetnik skupnik
Master Chief Petty Officer Senior Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer 1st Class Petty Officer 2nd Class Petty Officer 3rd Class
Mornari i kadeti - Seamen and cadets
Rukav zimske odore razvodnika HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore pozornika HRM.svg
razvodnik pozornik
Seaman Seaman Recruit

Etymology[edit]

  • Časnik - derived from čast (honour), and indicating "one who is honoured", i.e. with a commission, or "one who holds (the) honour".
  • Dočasnik - after two Croatian words, do (by) and čast (honour). The one who stands by the officer, the one who is subordinate to an officer.
  • Pozornik - after Croatian word pozor (attention). The one who follows the order pozor.
  • Razvodnik - after Croatian verb razvoditi. The one who leads.
  • Skupnik - after Croatian noun skup (group). The one who leads the group.
  • Desetnik - after Croatian number deset (ten). The one who leads ten men.
  • Narednik - after Croatian noun naredba (order). The one who orders.
  • Nadnarednik - after two Croatian words, nad (above) and naredba (order). The one who is above narednik.
  • Stožerni narednik - after two Croatian words, stožer (headquarters, staff) and naredba (order). The one who is a narednik to serve in the army staff.
  • Časnički namjesnik - after two Croatian words, časnik (officer) and namjesnik (governor). The one who governs as an officer.
  • Poručnik - after Croatian word poruka (message), the messenger.
  • Natporučnk - the one who is above poručnik.
  • Satnik - after old Croatian sat (hundred). The one who leads the group of hundred men.
  • Bojnik - after Croatian noun boj (battle). The one who leads the battle.
  • Pukovnik - after Croatian noun pukovnija (regiment) (this word came from puk which means folks). The one who leads the regiment.
  • Brigadir - after word brigada (from French brigade). The one who leads a brigade.
  • Brigadni general - a general of the brigade.
  • Kapetan korvete - captain of the corvette.
  • Kapetan fregate - captain of the frigate.
  • Kapetan bojnog broda - captain of the battleship.

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