Comparative air force officer ranks of the Americas

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Rank comparison chart of air forces of North and South American states.

Officers[edit]

Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda No air force


Argentina Argentina
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No equivalent Fuerza Aerea Argentina - Brigadier General.svg Fuerza Aerea Argentina - Brigadier Mayor.svg Fuerza Aerea Argentina - Brigadier.svg No equivalent Fuerza Aerea Argentina - Comodoro.svg Fuerza Aerea Argentina - Vicecomodoro.svg Fuerza Aerea Argentina - Mayor.svg Fuerza Aerea Argentina - Capitán.svg Fuerza Aerea Argentina - Primer Teniente.svg Fuerza Aerea Argentina - Teniente.svg Fuerza Aerea Argentina - Alférez.svg Unknown
Brigadier General
(Brigadier General)
Brigadier Mayor
(Brigadier-Major)
Brigadier
(Brigadier)
Comodoro
(Commodore)
Vicecomodoro
(Vice-Commodore)
Mayor
(Major)
Capitán
(Captain)
Primer Teniente
(First Lieutenant)
Teniente
(Lieutenant)
Alférez
(Ensign)


The Bahamas Bahamas No air force


 Barbados No air force


Bolivia Bolivia
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No equivalent General De Fuerza Aeréa (Lieutenant General).gif General De División Aeréa (Major General).gif General De Brigada Aeréa (Brigadier).gif No equivalent Coronel De Avación (Colonel).gif Teniente Coronel De Avación (Lieutenant Colonel).gif Mayor De Avación (Major).gif Captáin De Avación (Captain).gif Teniente De Avación (First Lieutenant).gif Subteniente De Avación (Second Lieutenant).gif Unknown
Army General
General De Fuerza Aeréa
Divisional General
General De División Aeréa
Brigade General
General De Brigada Aeréa
Colonel
Coronel Aviador
Lieutenant-Colonel
Teniente Coronel Aviador
Major
Mayor Aviador
Captain
Captáin Aviador
First Lieutenant
Teniente Aviador
Second Lieutenant
Subteniente Aviador


Brazil Brazil
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Brazilian Air Force marshal of the air rank insignia.svg Brazilian Air Force Lieutenant-Brigadier rank insignia.svg Brazilian Air Force Major-Brigadier rank insignia.svg Brazilian Air Force Brigadier rank insignia.svg No equivalent CoronelFAB-V.png Tenente-Coronel FAB.gif Major-vertical fab.gif Capitão FAB.png Primeiro-Tenente FAB.gif AspiranteFABrasil.png
Marechal-do-ar
(Marshal of the Air)
Tenente-brigadeiro
(Lieutenant-Brigadier)
Major-brigadeiro
(Major-Brigadier)
Brigadeiro-do-ar
(Brigadier)
Coronel
(Colonel)
Tenente-coronel
(Lieutenant-Colonel)
Major
(Major)
Capitão
(Captain)
Primeiro-tenente
(First Lieutenant)
Segundo-tenente
(Second Lieutenant)
Aspirante
(Aspirant)


Canada Canada
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No equivalent Canada-Air force-OF-9-collected.svg Canada-Air force-OF-8-collected.svg Canada-Air force-OF-7-collected.svg Canada-Air force-OF-6-collected.svg Canadian RCAF OF-5.svg Canadian RCAF OF-4.svg Canadian RCAF OF-3.svg Canadian RCAF OF-2.svg Canadian RCAF OF-1b.svg Canadian RCAF OF-1a.svg Canadian RCAF OF (D).svg No equivalent
General Lieutenant-general Major-general Brigadier-general Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer cadet
Général Lieutenant-général Major-général Brigadier-général Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant Élève-officier


Chile Chile
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No equivalent Air General Aviation General Air Brigade General Commodore Aviation Colonel Group Commander Squadron Commander Flight Captain Lieutenant Sub-Lieutenant Ensign Cadet
Air General
General de Aire
Aviation General
General de Aviación
Air Brigade General
General de Brigada Aérea
Commodore
Comodoro
Aviation Colonel
Coronel de Aviación
Group Commander
Comandante de Grupo
Squadron Commander
Comandante de Escuadrilla
Flight Captain
Capitán de Bandada
Lieutenant
Teniente
Sublieutenant
Subteniente
Ensign
Alférez
Officer Cadet
Cadete


Colombia Colombia
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No equivalent General col fuerza aerea.svg Teniente general col fuerza aerea.svg Mayor general col fuerza aerea.svg Brigadier general col air force.svg Coronel col fuerza aerea.svg Teniente coronel col fuerza aerea.svg Mayor col fuerza aerea.svg Capitan col fuerza aerea.svg Teniente col fuerza aerea.svg Subteniente col fuerza aerea.svg
General del Aire Teniente General del Aire Mayor General del Aire Brigadier General del Aire Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Subteniente


Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer
Costa Rica Costa Rica No air force


Cuba Cuba
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No equivalent Cuba-Army-OF-9b.svg Cuba-Army-OF-8.svg Cuba-Army-OF-7.svg Cuba-Army-OF-6.svg Cuba-Army-OF-5.svg Cuba-Army-OF-4.svg Cuba-Army-OF-3.svg Cuba-Army-OF-2.svg Cuba-Army-OF-1c.svg Cuba-Army-OF-1b.svg Cuba-Army-OF-1a.svg Unknown
General de Ejército General de Cuerpo de Ejército General de División General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Primer Teniente Teniente Subteniente


 Dominica No air force


Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
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No equivalent
Teniente General Mayor General General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitan Primer Teniente Segundo Teniente Cadete
Teniente General Mayor General General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitan Primer Teniente Segundo Teniente Cadete


Ecuador Ecuador
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No equivalent 17.Ecuadorian Air Force-GEN.svg 16.Ecuadorian Air Force-LG.svg 15.Ecuadorian Air Force-MG.svg No equivalent 14.Ecuadorian Air Force-COL.svg 13.Ecuadorian Air Force-LTC.svg 12.Ecuadorian Air Force-MAJ.svg 11.Ecuadorian Air Force-CPT.svg 10.Ecuadorian Air Force-1LT.svg 09.Ecuadorian Air Force-2LT.svg Unknown
General del aire Teniente general Brigadier general Coronel Teniente coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Subteniente


El Salvador El Salvador
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No equivalent
None.svg None.svg No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg Unknown
General de Avación General de Brigada Aérea Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Subteniente


 Grenada No air force


Guatemala Guatemala
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No equivalent General Division General Brigade General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major First Captain Second Captain First Lieutenant Sub-Lieutenant Unknown
General Ministro de Defensa Nacional General Jefe de Estado Mayor General de División General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Primero Capitán Segundo Teniente Subteniente


Haiti Haiti
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No equivalent
Haiti-AirForce-OF-5.svg Haiti-AirForce-OF-4.svg Haiti-AirForce-OF-3.svg Haiti-AirForce-OF-2.svg Haiti-AirForce-OF-1b.svg Haiti-AirForce-OF-1a.svg Unknown
Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Capitáne Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant


Honduras Honduras
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No equivalent
HON-AirForce-OF-7.svg HON-AirForce-OF-6.svg HON-AirForce-OF-5.svg HON-AirForce-OF-4.svg HON-AirForce-OF-3.svg HON-AirForce-OF-2.svg HON-AirForce-OF-1b.svg HON-AirForce-OF-1a.svg Unknown
General de División General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Subteniente


Mexico Mexico
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No equivalent
General de División General de Ala General de Grupo Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitan Primero Capitán Segundo Teniente Subteniente
General de División General de Ala General de Grupo Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitan Primero Capitán Segundo Teniente Subteniente


Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer
Nicaragua Nicaragua
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No equivalent Army general No equivalent Major General Brigade General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Lieutenant Unknown
General de Ejército Mayor General General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Primero Teniente


Panama Panama No air force


Paraguay Paraguay
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No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg
General de Fuerza Aerea General de División General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Primero Teniente Subteniente


Peru Peru
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No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg
General del Aire Teniente General Mayor General Coronel Comandante Mayor Capitán Teniente Alférez Cadete F.A.P.


 Saint Kitts and Nevis No air force


 Saint Lucia No air force


 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines No air force


Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
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No equivalent
Canadian Air Command (1984-2014) OF-5.svg Canadian Air Command (1984-2014) OF-4.svg Canadian Air Command (1984-2014) OF-3.svg Canadian Air Command (1984-2014) OF-2.svg Canadian Air Command (1984-2014) OF-1b.svg Canadian Air Command (1984-2014) OF-1a.svg Canadian Air Command (1984-2014) OF (D).svg
Group Captain Wing Commander Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant Flying Officer Pilot Officer
/Acting Pilot Officer
Officer Cadet


United States United States
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US Air Force O11 shoulderboard with seal.svg US Air Force O10 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O9 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O8 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O7 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O6 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O5 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O4 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O3 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O2 shoulderboard.svg US Air Force O1 shoulderboard.svg Various Various
General of the Air Force1 General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer trainee Officer cadet


Uruguay Uruguay
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No equivalent
None.svg None.svg No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg
Teniente General Mayor General Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Primero Teniente Segundo Alférez


Venezuela Venezuela
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No equivalent General-in-Chief (Venezuela).PNG Major General (Venezuela).PNG Divisional General (Venezuela).PNG General-de-Brigada.png Coronel (Venezuela).png Teniente Coronel (Venezuela).png RMayor.jpg Captain (Venezuela).png 1st Lieutenant (Venezuela).png Sub-lieutenant (Venezuela).png Unknown
General en Jefe Mayor General General de Division General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Primer Teniente Teniente


Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer

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