Irish Defence Forces rank insignia

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Rank insignia in the Irish Defence Forces are an indication of the wearer's military rank, and worn by officers and other members of the Defence Forces as an element of their uniform - typically as a shoulder board.[1]

Irish Army[edit]

Officer Ranks[edit]

Equivalent NATO Code OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF-Cdt
Republic of Ireland
Ireland

IE-Army-OF8.png IE-Army-OF7.png IE-Army-OF6.png IE-Army-OF5.png IE-Army-OF4.png IE-Army-OF3.png IE-Army-OF2.png IE-Army-OF1a.png IE-Army-OF1b.png IE-Army-OF0a.png IE-Army-OF0b.png
Leifteanant-Ghinearál Maor-Ghinearál Briogáidire-Ghinearál Coirnéal Leifteanant-Choirnéal Ceannfort Captaen Leifteanant Dara Leifteanant Dalta Sinsir Dalta Sóisir
English Equivalent Lieutenant-General Major-General Brigadier-General Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Senior Cadet Junior Cadet
Abbreviation Lt Gen Maj Gen Brig Gen Col Lt Col Comdt Capt Lt 2nd Lt Sr Cdt Jr Cdt

Other Rank Insignia[edit]

Equivalent NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Republic of Ireland
Ireland

IE-Army-OR9a.png IE-Army-OR9b.png IE-Army-OR8.png IE-Army-OR7.png IE-Army-OR6.png IE-Army-OR4.png IE-Army-OR3.png IE-Army-OR2.png No Insignia
Maor-Sáirsint Cathláin/Reisiminte Ceathrúsháirsint Cathláin/Reisiminte Sáirsint Complachta Ceathrúsháirsint Complacht Sáirsint Ceannaire Saighdiúr Singil, 3 Réalta Saighdiúr Singil, 2 Réalta Earcach
English Equivalent Battalion/Regimental Sergeant Major Battalion/Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant Company Sergeant Company Quartermaster Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Private/Gunner/Trooper 3 Star Private 2 Star Recruit
Abbreviation BSM/RSM BQMS/RQMS BS/CS/SS BQ/CQ/SQ Sgt Cpl Pte/Gnr/Tpr 3* Pte 2* Rec

Irish Army Reserve[edit]

Officer Ranks[edit]

Equivalent NATO Code OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1
Republic of Ireland
Ireland

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Irish Leifteanant-Choirnéal Ceannfort Captaen Leifteanant Dara Leifteanant
English Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
Abbreviation Lt Col Comdt Capt Lt 2nd Lt

Other Ranks[edit]

Equivalent NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Republic of Ireland
Ireland

IE-Army-OR9a.png IE-Army-OR9b.png IE-Army-OR8.png IE-Army-OR7.png IE-Army-OR6.png IE-Army-OR4.png IE-Army-OR3.png IE-Army-OR2.png No Insignia
Irish Maor-Sáirsint Cathláin/Reisiminte Ceathrúsháirsint Cathláin/Reisiminte Sáirsint Complachta Ceathrúsháirsint Complacht Sáirsint Ceannaire Saighdiúr Singil, 3 Réalta Saighdiúr Singil, 2 Réalta Earcach
English Battalion/Regimental Sergeant Major Battalion/Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant Company Sergeant Company Quartermaster Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Private/Gunner/Trooper 3 Star Private 2 Star Recruit
Abbreviation BSM/RSM BQMS/RQMS BS/CS/SS BQ/CQ/SQ Sgt Cpl Pte/Gnr/Tpr 3* Pte 2* Rec

Irish Air Corps[edit]

Irish Air Corps rank insignia are an indication of the wearer's military rank, and worn by officers and other members of the Irish Air Corps as an element of their uniform - typically as a shoulder board.[2]

Officer insignia[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) & Student officer
Republic of Ireland Ireland
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No Equivalent
IE-Aircorps-OF7.png Brigadier General (Irish Air Corps).png Colonel (Irish Air Corps).png Lieutenant Colonel (Irish Air Corps).png Commandant (Irish Air Corps).png Captain (Irish Air Corps).png Lieutenant (Irish Air Corps).png 2nd Lieutenant (Irish Air Corps).png Cadet (Irish Air Corps).png
Maor-ghinearál Briogáidire-ghinearál Coirnéal Leifteanantchoirnéal Ceannfort Captaen Leifteanant Dara-leifteanant Dalta

Other rank insignia[edit]

Equivalent NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 App OR-1
Republic of Ireland
Ireland

Regimental Sergeant Major (Irish Air Corps).png Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant (Irish Air Corps).png Flight Sergeant (Irish Air Corps).png Flight Quartermaster Sergeant (Irish Air Corps).png Sergeant (Irish Air Corps).png Corporal (Irish Air Corps).png Airman 3 Star (Irish Air Corps).png Airman 2 Star (Irish Air Corps).png Apprentice (Irish Air Corps).png No insignia
Maor-sáirsint reisiminte Ceathrúsháirsint reisiminte Sáirsint eitleoige Ceathrúsháirsint eitleoige Sáirsint 'Ceannaire Eitleoir, 3 réalta Eitleoir, 2 réalta Printísigh Earcaím
English Equivalent Regimental Sergeant Major Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant Flight Sergeant Flight Quartermaster Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Airman 3 Star Airman 2 Star Apprentice Recruit
Abbreviation RSM RQMS FS FQMS Sgt Cpl Amn 3* Amn 2* App Rec/G1

Irish Naval Service[edit]

Irish Naval Service Commissioned Ranks[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) & Student officer
Ireland Ireland
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No equivalent
Vice Admiral50.jpg IE Navy Rank Insignia-RAdm50.png IE Navy Rank Insignia-Cdre.svg IE Navy Rank Insignia-Cpt.svg IE Navy Rank Insignia-Cmdr.svg IE Navy Rank Insignia-LtCmdr.svg IE Navy Rank Insignia-Lt.svg IE Navy Rank Insignia-SubLt.svg IE Navy Rank Insignia-Ens.svg IE Navy Rank Insignia-Cdt.svg
Leas-Aimiréal Seachaimiréal Ceannasóir Captaen Ceannasaí Leifteanant-Cheannasaí Leifteanant Fo-Leifteanant Meirgire Dalta

Irish Naval Service Warrant Officers[edit]

Equivalent NATO Code OR-9
Republic of Ireland
Ireland
IE Navy Rank Insignia-WO-Executive.svg
Executive
IE Navy Rank Insignia-WO-Administrative.svg
Administrative
IE Navy Rank Insignia-WO-Engineering.svg
Engineering
IE Navy Rank Insignia-WO-Communications.svg
Communications
Irish Oifigeach Barántais
English Warrant Officer

Irish Naval Service Enlisted Ranks[edit]

Equivalent NATO Code OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Republic of Ireland
Ireland
IE Navy Rank Insignia-SCPO.svg IE Navy Rank Insignia-CPO.svg IE Navy Rank Insignia-SPO.svg IE Navy Rank Insignia-PO.svg IE Navy Rank Insignia-LS.svg IE Navy Rank Insignia-AS.svg IE Navy Rank Insignia-OS.svg No Insignia
Irish Ard-Mhion-Oifigeach Sinsearach Ard-Mhion-Oifigeach Mion-Oifigeach Sinsearach Mion-Oifigeach Mairnéalach Ceannais Mairnéalach Inniúil Mairnéalach No equivalent
English Senior Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer Senior Petty Officer Petty Officer Leading Seaman Able Seaman Ordinary Seaman Recruit

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Irish Military Insignia". irishmilitaryinsignia.com. Retrieved 2017-01-07. 
  2. ^ "Air Corps rank markings". irishmilitaryinsignia.com. Retrieved 10 December 2016.