Military ranks of Albania

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Albanian military ranks form the system of hierarchal ranks in Albania's armed forces.

Current Ranks[edit]

Army[edit]

Officers[edit]

NATO Code OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1

Officers
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Albanian title Gjeneral Leitnant Gjeneral Major Gjeneral Brigade Kolonel Nënkolonel Major Kapiten Toger Nëntoger
English equivalent Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant

Enlisted[edit]

NATO Code OF-9 OF-6 OF-5 OF-3 OF-2

Enlisted
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Albanian title Kryekapter Kapter Rreshter Tetar Nëntetar
English equivalent Sergeant Major Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Private First Class

Air Force[edit]

Officers[edit]

NATO Code OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1

Officers
Albanian title Gjeneral Leitnant Gjeneral Major Gjeneral Brigade Kolonel Nënkolonel Major Kapiten Toger Nëntoger
English equivalent Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant

Enlisted[edit]

NATO Code OF-9 OF-6 OF-5 OF-3 OF-2

Enlisted
Albanian title Kryekapter Kapter Rreshter Tetar Nëntetar
English equivalent Sergeant Major Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Private First Class


Navy[edit]

Officers[edit]

NATO Code OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1

Officers
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Albanian title Admiral Nënadmiral Kundëradmiral Kapiten Rangut I Kapiten Rangut II Kapiten Rangut III Kapiten Leitnant Leitnant Nënleitnant
English equivalent Admiral Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Captain Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Lieutenant Junior Grade Ensign

Enlisted[edit]

NATO Code OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4

Enlisted
Albanian title Kryekapter Kapter Rreshter Tetar Nëntetar
English equivalent Senior Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer 1st Class Petty Officer 2nd Class Petty Officer 3rd Class


History[edit]

The first ranks in the Albanian Armed Forces were formed in 1926 during the reign of King Zog I. During the time of Italian and German occupations of Albania their respective ranks were worn on Albanian militia uniforms. After the Second World War, when the communist regime took power, military ranks were radically changed in looks and in naming. Mainly the image of the ranks came from the Soviet Union and the Communist Bloc. In May 1966 military ranks were abolished altogether following Chinese example and based on doctrines of guerilla warfare. With the fall of the communist regime the military ranks were re-established in 1991 following a Western model.

Insignia[edit]

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