Rank insignia of the Arm of Carabineers

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The rank insignia of the Arm of Carabineers are worn on jackets and shoulder epaulettes.


Rank structure[edit]

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Warning: The table below shows a simple literal translation of the Italian corps of carabineers military ranks into English language,
DOES NOT represent a military ranks comparisons among NATO armed forces as officially stated by the - STANAG 2116.

Officers[edit]

Arm of Carabineers ranks hierarchy
Role Generals Senior officers Junior officers
NATO Code OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 Subaltern officers

OF-1
shoulder board Carabinieri-OF-9a.svg Carabinieri-OF-9b.svg Carabinieri-OF-8.svg Carabinieri-OF-7.svg Carabinieri-OF-6.svg Carabinieri-OF-5.svg Carabinieri-OF-4.svg Carabinieri-OF-3.svg Rank insignia of primo capitano of the Arma dei Carabinieri.svg Carabinieri-OF-2.svg Carabinieri-OF-1a.svg Carabinieri-OF-1b.svg
Italian rank name
comandante
generale
dell'Arma1
vicecomandante
generale
dell'Arma2
generale
di corpo
d'armata

generale
di divisione

generale
di brigata

colonnello
tenente
colonnello

maggiore
primo capitano
capitano
tenente sottotenente
English rank name
translation
corps
commanding
general
deputy corps
commanding
general
corps
general
divisional
general
brigade
general
colonel lieutenant
colonel
major first
captain
captain lieutenant sub-lieutenant

Notes:
1 The duty of "comandante generale dell'Arma" (corps commanding general) is assigned to a single "generale di corpo d'armata" (corps general).

2 The duty of "vicecomandante generale dell'Arma" (deputy corps commanding general) is assigned to a single "generale di corpo d'armata" (corps general).

Non-commissioned officers[edit]

Sub-officers Ratings
Role Inspectors Superintendents Appointees and carabineers
NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4



epaulette





Italian rank name



English rank name
translation
Carabinieri-OW-5.svg Carabinieri-OW-4.svg Carabinieri-OW-3.svg Carabinieri-OW-2.svg Carabinieri-OW-1.svg Carabinieri-OR-9a.svg Carabinieri-OR-9b.svg Carabinieri-OR-8.svg
Carabinieri-OR-7.svg Carabinieri-OR-6.svg Carabinieri-OR-5.svg Carabinieri-OR-4.svg
maresciallo
aiutante
luogotenente1
s.u.p.s.


marshal
adjutant
lieutenant
s.o.p.s.
maresciallo
aiutante
s.u.p.s.2



marshal
adjutant
s.o.p.s.
maresciallo
capo



chief
marshal
maresciallo
ordinario



ordinary
marshal
maresciallo



marshal
brigadiere capo



chief brigadier
brigadiere



brigadier
vice brigadiere



vice-brigadier
appuntato
scelto




chosen
appointee
appuntato




appointee
carabiniere
scelto




chosen
carabineer
carabiniere3




carabineer

Notes:
1 The duty of a maresciallo aiutante sostituto ufficiale di pubblica sicurezza luogotenente (adjutant marshal substitute officer of public security lieutnant) is not a rank but a position (or function) attributed only to NCOs with the rank of "maresciallo aiutante" (marshal adjutant) with at least 15 years of permanence in it.

2 The title of "sostituto ufficiale di pubblica sicurezza" or "s.u.p.s." (substitute officer of public security – s.o.p.s.) is not a rank but a position attributed only to NCOs with the rank of "maresciallo aiutante".

3 A simple carabineer does not wear rank insignia

Bibliography[edit]

  • Legislative decree 15 March 2010 n.66, ‘Code of Military Order’.
  • NATO – STANAG 2116 ed. 6, 25 February 2010

See also[edit]