Ranks and insignia of officers of NATO navies

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Officers (OF 1–10)[edit]

NATO Code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student Officer
Naval Ensign of Belgium.svg Belgium
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no equivalent Generic-Navy-O11.svg Generic-Navy-O10.svg Generic-Navy-O9.svg Generic-Navy-O8.svg Generic-Navy-O7.svg Generic-Navy-O6.svg Generic-Navy-O5.svg
Generic-Navy-O4.svg Generic-Navy-O3.svg
Generic-Navy-O2.svg Generic-Navy-O1.svg no equivalent no equivalent
Admiraal Vice-admiraal Divisieadmiraal Flottieljeadmiraal Kapitein-ter-zee Fregatkapitein Korvetkapitein
Luitenant-ter-zee 1ste klasse Luitenant-ter-zee
Vaandrig-ter-zee Vaandrig-ter-zee 2de klasse Aspirant de marine
Amiral Vice-amiral Amiral de division Amiral de flottille Capitaine de vaisseau Capitaine de frégate Capitaine de corvette
Lieutenant de vaisseau de 1re classe Lieutenant de vaisseau
Enseigne de vaisseau Enseigne de vaisseau de 2e classe Aspirant de marine

Template:Ranks and Insignia of NATO Navies/OF/Bulgaria

Canada Canada
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No Equivalent Generic-Navy-O11.svg
Canadian Admiral Shoulder Board.png
Generic-Navy-O10.svg
Canadian Vice-Admiral Shoulder Board.png
Generic-Navy-O9.svg
Canadian Rear-Admiral Shoulder Board.png
UK-Navy-OF6.svg
Canadian Commodore Shoulder Boards.png
Generic-Navy-O7.svg Generic-Navy-O5.svg Generic-Navy-O4.svg Generic-Navy-O3.svg Generic-Navy-O2.svg Generic-Navy-O1.svg No Equivalent Cdn-Navy-NCdt.svg
Admiral Vice-Admiral Rear-Admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant-Commander Lieutenant Sub-Lieutenant Acting Sub-Lieutenant Naval
Cadet
Amiral Vice-amiral Contre-amiral Commodore Capitaine de vaisseau Capitaine de frégate Capitaine de corvette Lieutenant de vaisseau Enseigne de vaisseau de 1re classe Enseigne de vaisseau de 2e classe Aspirant de marine


Naval Ensign of Croatia.svg Croatia
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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 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 no equivalent no equivalent
admiral flote admiral viceadmiral kontraadmiral komodor kapetan bojnog broda kapetan fregate kapetan korvete poručnik bojnog broda poručnik fregate poručnik korvete
Naval Ensign of Denmark.svg Denmark
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no equivalent Generic-Navy-O11.svg Generic-Navy-O10.svg Generic-Navy-O9.svg Generic-Navy-O8.svg Generic-Navy-O7.svg Generic-Navy-O6.svg Generic-Navy-O5.svg Generic-Navy-O4.svg Generic-Navy-O3.svg Generic-Navy-O2.svg no equivalent
Admiral Viceadmiral Kontreadmiral Flotilleadmiral Kommandør Kommandørkaptajn Orlogskaptajn Kaptajnløjtnant Premierløjtnant Løjtnant
France France
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French Navy NG-OF10.svg French Navy-Rama NG-OF9.svg French Navy-Rama NG-OF8.svg French Navy-Rama NG-OF7.svg French Navy-Rama NG-OF6.svg French Navy-Rama NG-OF5.svg French Navy-Rama NG-OF4.svg French Navy-Rama NG-OF3.svg French Navy-Rama NG-OF2.svg French Navy-Rama NG-OF1b.svg French Navy-Rama NG-OF1.svg French Navy NG-aspirant.svg French Navy NG-oe.svg
Amiral de France Amiral Vice-amiral d'escadre Vice-amiral Contre-amiral Capitaine de vaisseau Capitaine de frégate Capitaine de corvette Lieutenant de vaisseau Enseigne de vaisseau de 1re classe Enseigne de vaisseau de 2e classe Aspirant Élève-officier


Naval Ensign of Germany.svg Germany
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no equivalent MDS 64 Admiral Trp.svg
MDJA 64 Admiral Trp Lu.svg
Admiral
MDS 63 Vizeadmiral Trp.svg
MDJA 63 Vizeadmiral Trp Lu.svg
Vizeadmiral
MDS 62 Konteradmiral Trp.svg
MDJA 62 Konteradmiral Trp Lu.svg
Konteradmiral
MDS 61 Flottillenadmiral Trp.svg
MDJA 61 Flottillenadmiral Trp Lu.svg
Flottillen-
admiral
MDS 53 Kapitän zur See Trp.svg
MDJA 53 Kapitän zur See Trp Lu.svg
Kapitän
zur See
MDS 52 Fregattenkapitän Trp.svg
MDJA 52 Fregattenkapitän Trp Lu.svg
Fregatten-
kapitän
MDS 51 Korvettenkapitän Trp.svg
MDJA 51 Korvettenkapitän Trp Lu.svg
Korvetten-
kapitän
MDS 44 Stabskapitänleutnant Trp.svg
MDJA 44 Stabskapitänleutnant Trp Lu.svg
Stabskapitän-
leutnant
MDS 43 Kapitänleutnant Trp.svg
MDJA 43 Kapitänleutnant Trp Lu.svg
Kapitän-
leutnant
MDS 42 Oberleutnant zur See Trp.svg
MDJA 42 Oberleutnant zur See Trp Lu.svg
Oberleutnant
zur See
MDS 41 Leutnant zur See Trp.svg
MDJA 41 Leutnant zur See Trp Lu.svg
Leutnant
zur See
MDS 33a Oberfähnrich zur See Trp.svg
MDJA 33a Oberfähnrich zur See Trp Lu.svg
Oberfähnrich
zur See
MDS 31a Fähnrich zur See Trp.svg
MDJA 31a Fähnrich zur See Trp Lu.svg
Fähnrich
zur See
MDS 21a Seekadett Trp.svg
MDJA 21a Seekadett Trp Lo.svg
Seekadett
Enlisted rank plus a star indicating cadet's career


Greece Greece
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no equivalent GR-Navy-OF9-sleeve.svg
GR-Navy-OF9.svg
GR-Navy-OF8-sleeve.svg
GR-Navy-OF8.svg
GR-Navy-OF7-sleeve.svg
GR-Navy-OF7.svg
GR-Navy-OF6-sleeve.svg
GR-Navy-OF6.svg
GR-Navy-OF5-sleeve.svg
GR-Navy-OF5.svg
GR-Navy-OF4-sleeve.svg
GR-Navy-OF4.svg
GR-Navy-OF3-sleeve.svg
GR-Navy-OF3.svg
GR-Navy-OF2-sleeve.svg
GR-Navy-OF2.svg
GR-Navy-OF1b-sleeve.svg
GR-Navy-OF1b.svg
GR-Navy-OF1-sleeve.svg
GR-Navy-OF1.svg
GR-Navy-ΣΕΑ-sleeve.svg
GR-Navy-ΣΕΑ.svg
no equivalent
Ναύαρχος Αντιναύαρχος Υποναύαρχος Αρχιπλοίαρχος Πλοίαρχος Αντιπλοίαρχος Πλωτάρχης Υποπλοίαρχος Ανθυποπλοίαρχος Σημαιοφόρος Σημαιοφόρος Επίκουρος Αξιωματικός
Navarchos Antinavarchos Yponavarchos Archiploiarchos Ploiarchos Antiploiarchos Plotarchis Ypoploiarchos Anthypoploiarchos Simaioforos Simaioforos Epikouros Axiomatikos


Flag of Iceland (state).svg Iceland
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no equivalent no equivalent no equivalent Generic-Navy-O9.svg
Director General
no equivalent Generic-Navy-O7.svg
Chief of Operations
Generic-Navy-O6.svg
1° Captain of Vessel/Aircraft
Generic-Navy-O5.svg
2° Captain of Vessel/Aircraft
Commanding Officer Officer
(after 6 years service)
Officer
(after 2 years service)
Generic-Navy-O1.svg
Officer
no equivalent


Italy Italy
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Rank insignia of ammiraglio of the Italian Navy.svg
Shoulder rank insignia of ammiraglio of the Italian Navy.svg
Rank insignia of ammiraglio di squadra con incarichi speciali of the Italian Navy.svg
Shoulder rank insignia of ammiraglio di squadra con incarichi speciali of the Italian Navy.svg
Rank insignia of ammiraglio di squadra of the Italian Navy.svg
Shoulder rank insignia of ammiraglio di squadra of the Italian Navy.svg
Rank insignia of ammiraglio di divisione of the Italian Navy.svg
Shoulder rank insignia of ammiraglio di divisione of the Italian Navy.svg
Rank insignia of contrammiraglio of the Italian Navy.svg
Shoulder rank insignia of contrammiraglio of the Italian Navy.svg
Rank insignia of capitano di vascello of the Italian Navy.svg
Shoulder rank insignia of capitano di vascello of the Italian Navy.svg
Rank insignia of capitano di fregata of the Italian Navy.svg
Shoulder rank insignia of capitano di fregata of the Italian Navy.svg
Rank insignia of capitano di corvetta of the Italian Navy.svg
Shoulder rank insignia of capitano di corvetta of the Italian Navy.svg
Rank insignia of primo tenente di vascello of the Italian Navy.svg
Shoulder rank insignia of primo tenente di vascello of the Italian Navy.svg
Rank insignia of tenente di vascello of the Italian Navy.svg
Shoulder rank insignia of tenente di vascello of the Italian Navy.svg
Rank insignia of sottotenente di vascello of the Italian Navy.svg
Shoulder rank insignia of sottotenente di vascello of the Italian Navy.svg
Rank insignia of guardiamarina of the Italian Navy.svg
Shoulder rank insignia of guardiamarina of the Italian Navy.svg
Rank insignia of aspirante guardiamarina of the Italian Navy.svg
Shoulder rank insignia of aspirante guardiamarina of the Italian Navy.svg
ammiraglio awarded only to the Chief of Defence Staff ammiraglio di squadra con incarichi speciali ammiraglio di squadra ammiraglio di divisione contrammiraglio capitano di vascello capitano di fregata capitano di corvetta
primo tenente di vascello tenente di vascello
sottotenente di vascello guardiamarina aspirante guardiamarina
Netherlands Netherlands
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Nl-marine-vloot-admiraal.svg Nl-marine-vloot-luitenant admiraal.svg Nl-marine-vloot-vice-admiraal.svg Nl-marine-vloot-schout schout bij nacht.svg Nl-marine-vloot-commandeur.svg Nl-marine-vloot-kapitein ter zee.svg Nl-marine-vloot-kapitein luitenant ter zee.svg Nl-marine-vloot-luitenant ter zee der 1e klasse.svg Nl-marine-vloot-luitenant ter zee der 2e klasse oudste categorie.svg Nl-marine-vloot-luitenant ter zee der 2e klasse.svg Nl-marine-vloot-luitenant ter zee der 3e klasse.svg Adelborst/Korporaal-Adelborst/Sergeant-Adelborst
Admiraal[note 1] Luitenant-Admiraal Vice-Admiraal Schout-bij-Nacht Commandeur Kapitein ter zee Kapitein-luitenant ter zee Luitenant ter zee der 1ste klasse Luitenant ter zee der 2de klasse oudste categorie Luitenant ter zee der 2de klasse Luitenant ter zee der 3de klasse


Flag of Norway, state.svg Norway
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no equivalent NOR NavyOF9.png NOR NavyOF8.png NOR NavyOF7.png NOR NavyOF6.png Generic-Navy-O7.svg Generic-Navy-O6.svg Generic-Navy-O5.svg Generic-Navy-O4.svg Generic-Navy-O3.svg Generic-Navy-O1.svg no equivalent no equivalent
Admiral Viseadmiral Kontreadmiral Flaggkommandør Kommandør Kommandørkaptein Orlogskaptein Kapteinløytnant Løytnant Fenrik


Naval Ensign of Poland.svg Poland
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POL PMW pagon1 admirał.svg POL PMW pagon1 admirał floty.svg POL PMW pagon1 wiceadmirał.svg POL PMW pagon1 kontradmirał.svg POL PMW pagon1 komandor.svg POL PMW pagon1 komandor porucznik.svg POL PMW pagon1 komandor podporucznik.svg POL PMW pagon1 kapitan marynarki.svg POL PMW pagon1 porucznik marynarki.svg POL PMW pagon1 podporucznik marynarki.svg no equivalent various
Marszałek Polski[note 2] Admirał Admirał floty Wiceadmirał Kontradmirał Komandor Komandor porucznik Komandor podporucznik Kapitan marynarki Porucznik marynarki Podporucznik marynarki Podchorąży
Portugal Portugal
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POR-Navy-OF10.svg POR-Navy-OF9.svg POR-Navy-OF8.svg POR-Navy-OF7.svg POR-Navy-OF6.svg POR-Navy-OF5.svg POR-Navy-OF4.svg POR-Navy-OF3.svg POR-Navy-OF2.svg POR-Navy-OF1b.svg POR-Navy-OF1a.svg POR-Navy-Aspirante-EN.png

POR-Navy-OFD.svg
Almirante da Armada|[note 2] Almirante Vice-almirante Contra-almirante Comodoro Capitão de Mar e Guerra Capitão de Fragata Capitão-tenente Primeiro-tenente Segundo-tenente Guarda-marinha and
Subtenente
Aspirante (Naval School)
Aspirante (others)
Cadete
Romania Romania
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RO-Navy-OF-10s.png RO-Navy-OF-9s.png RO-Navy-OF-8s.png RO-Navy-OF-7s.png RO-Navy-OF-6s.png RO-Navy-OF-5s.png RO-Navy-OF-4s.png RO-Navy-OF-3s.png RO-Navy-OF-2s.png RO-Navy-OF-1s.png
RO-Navy-OF-10.png RO-Navy-OF-9.png RO-Navy-OF-8.png RO-Navy-OF-7.png RO-Navy-OF-6.png RO-Navy-OF-5.png RO-Navy-OF-4.png RO-Navy-OF-3.png RO-Navy-OF-2.png RO-Navy-OF-1.png
Mareșal Amiral Viceamiral Contraamiral Contraamiral de flotilă Comandor Căpitan-comandor Locotenent-comandor Căpitan Locotenent Aspirant


Spain Spain
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1arm.png 2arm.png 3arm.png 4arm.png 5arm.png 6arm.png 7arm.png 8arm.png 9arm.png 10arm.png 11arm.png 12arma.png 13arma.png 14arma.png 15arma.png
Capitán General[note 1] Almirante General Almirante Vice Almirante Contra Almirante Capitán de Navío Capitán de Fragata Capitán de Corbeta Teniente de Navío Alférez de Navío Alférez de Fragata Guardiamarina 2 Guardiamarina 1 Alumno 2 Alumno 1


 Turkey
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Generic-Navy-O12.svg Generic-Navy-O11.svg Turkish-Navy-OF8.svg Generic-Navy-O10.svg Generic-Navy-O9.svg Generic-Navy-O7.svg Generic-Navy-O6.svg Generic-Navy-O5.svg Generic-Navy-O3.svg Generic-Navy-O2.svg Generic-Navy-O1.svg POR-Navy-OFD.svg No
Insignia
Büyükamiral Oramiral Koramiral Tümamiral Tuğamiral Albay Yarbay Binbaşı Yüzbaşı Üsteğmen Teğmen Asteğmen Bahriyeli


United Kingdom
United Kingdom
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Generic-Navy-O12.svg
UK-Navy-OF10-shoulder.svg
Generic-Navy-O11.svg
UK-Navy-OF9-shoulder.svg
Generic-Navy-O10.svg
UK-Navy-OF8-shoulder.svg
Generic-Navy-O9.svg
UK-Navy-OF7-shoulder.svg
UK-Navy-OF6.svg Generic-Navy-O7.svg Generic-Navy-O5.svg Generic-Navy-O4.svg Generic-Navy-O3.svg Generic-Navy-O1.svg UK-Navy-OFD.svg UK-Navy-OFStudent.gif
Admiral of the
Fleet
Admiral Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant
Commander
Lieutenant Sub
Lieutenant
Midshipman Officer
Cadet
United States United States
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US Navy O11 insignia.svg US Navy O10 insignia.svg US Navy O9 insignia.svg US Navy O8 insignia.svg US Navy O7 insignia.svg US Navy O6 insignia.svg US Navy O5 insignia.svg US Navy O4 insignia.svg US Navy O3 insignia.svg US Navy O2 insignia.svg US Navy O1 insignia.svg US Navy OC shoulderboard.svg various
Fleet Admiral[note 2] Admiral Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Rear Admiral (lower half) Captain Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Lieutenant (junior grade) Ensign Midshipman/Officer Candidate
NATO Code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student Officer

Warrant officers (WO1–5)[edit]

Warrant officers rank below officers and above enlisted servicemen.

NATO Rank WO-5 WO-4 WO-3 WO-2 WO-1
 United States US Navy CW5 insignia.svg US Navy CW4 insignia.svg US Navy CW3 insignia.svg US Navy CW2 insignia.svg no equivalent
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Chief Warrant Officer 4 Chief Warrant Officer 3 Chief Warrant Officer 2
NATO Rank WO-5 WO-4 WO-3 WO-2 WO-1

WO are used for United States warrant officers only.[1] Countries not listed use only regular officer ranks, do not have warrant officers, or warrant officers are considered OR (Other/Enlisted Rank).

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The rank 'admiraal' was abolished in 1956, but the insignia still exist.
  2. ^ a b c Honorary or wartime rank.

References[edit]