Military ranks of Bulgaria

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The following table contains the military ranks of the Military of Bulgaria.

Army and Air Force ranks[edit]

NATO rank code Bulgarian rank name Literal translation US Army equivalent
Soldiers
OR-1 Редник - 3-ти клас Private - Third Class Private (PVT)
Редник - 2-ри клас Private - Second Class Private (PV2)
Редник - 1-ви клас Private First Class Private First Class (PFC)
OR-4 Ефрейтор - 2-ри клас Corporal Second Class Specialist (SPC)
Ефрейтор - 1-ви клас Corporal First Class Corporal (CPL)
Sergeants
OR-5 Младши сержант Junior Sergeant Sergeant (SGT)
OR-6 Сержант Sergeant Staff Sergeant (SSG)
OR-7 Старши сержант Senior Sergeant Sergeant First Class (SFC)
OR-8 Старшина Sergeant Major Master Sergeant (MSG)
OR-9 Офицерски кандидат - 1-ви клас Officer Candidate - First Class Warrant Officer
Офицерски кандидат - 2-ри клас Officer Candidate - Second Class Chief Warrant Officer
Junior Officers
OF-1 Младши лейтенант Junior Lieutenant -
Лейтенант Lieutenant Second Lieutenant (2LT)
Старши лейтенант Senior Lieutenant First Lieutanant (1LT)
OF-2 Капитан Captain Captain (CPT)
Senior Officers
OF-3 Майор Major Major (MAJ)
OF-4 Подполковник Lieutenant Colonel Lieutenant Colonel (LTC)
OF-5 Полковник Regimental Commander, Colonel Colonel (COL)
High Officers
OF-6 Бригаден генерал Brigadier General Brigadier General (BG)
OF-7 Генерал-майор Major General Major General (MG)
OF-8 Генерал-лейтенант Lieutenant General Lieutenant General (LTG)
OF-9 Генерал General General (GEN)

Navy ranks[edit]

NATO rank code Bulgarian rank name Literal translation US Navy equivalent
Soldiers
OR-1 Матрос - 3-ти клас Seaman Third Class Seaman Recruit
Матрос - 2-ри клас Seaman Second Class
Матрос - 1-ви клас Seaman First Class Seaman
OR-4 Старши матрос - 2-ри клас Senior Seaman Second Class
Старши матрос - 1-ви клас Senior Seaman First Class
Sergeants
OR-5 Старшина II степен Petty Officer 2nd Class
OR-6 Старшина I степен Petty Officer 1st Class
OR-7 Главен старшина Chief Petty Officer
OR-8 Мичман Midshipman
OR-9 Офицерски кандидат - 1-ви клас Officer Candidate - First Class Warrant Officer
Офицерски кандидат - 2-ри клас Officer Candidate - Second Class Chief Warrant Officer
Junior Officers
OF-1 Младши лейтенант Junior Lieutenant Ensign (ENS)
Лейтенант Lieutenant Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG)
Старши-лейтенант Senior Lieutenant First Lieutanant (1LT)
OF-2 Капитан-лейтенант Captain Lieutenant Lieutanant (LT)
Senior Officers
OF-3 Капитан III ранг Captain Third Rank Lieutanant Commander (LCDR)
OF-4 Капитан II ранг Captain Second Rank Commander (CDR)
OF-5 Капитан I ранг Captain First Rank Captain (CAPT)
High Officers
OF-6 Комодор Commodore Rear Admiral Lower Half (RDML)
OF-7 Контраадмирал Counter Admiral Rear Admiral (RADM)
OF-8 Вицеадмирал Vice Admiral Vice Admiral (VADM)
OF-9 Адмирал Admiral Admiral (ADM)

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