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-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student officer
Albania Albania
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No equivalent
ALB-Army-OF-8.svg ALB-Army-OF-7.svg ALB-Army-OF-6.svg ALB-Army-OF-5.svg ALB-Army-OF-4.svg ALB-Army-OF-3.svg ALB-Army-OF-2.svg ALB-Army-OF-1b.svg ALB-Army-OF-1a.svg No equivalent
Gjeneral Lejtant 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 OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Albania Albania
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Army-ALB-OR-9.svg Army-ALB-OR-8.svg No equivalent
Army-ALB-OR-7.svg Army-ALB-OR-6.svg No equivalent Army-ALB-OR-5.svg Army-ALB-OR-01.svg
Kryekapter
Master Sergeant
1st class
Kapter
Master Sergeant
Rreshter
Sergeant
Tetar
Corporal
Nëntetar
Private 1st class
Ushtar
Private

Air Force[edit]

Officers[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
Albania Albania
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No equivalent
ALB-Airforce-OF-8.svg ALB-Airforce-OF-7.svg ALB-Airforce-OF-6.svg ALB-Airforce-OF-5.svg ALB-Airforce-OF-4.svg ALB-Airforce-OF-3.svg ALB-Airforce-OF-2.svg ALB-Airforce-OF-1b.svg ALB-Airforce-OF-1a.svg Unknown
Gjenerallejtnant Gjeneralmajor Gjeneralbrigad 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 OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Albania Albania
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Airforce-ALB-OR-9.svg Airforce-ALB-OR-8.svg No equivalent Airforce-ALB-OR-7.svg No equivalent Airforce-ALB-OR-6.svg No equivalent Airforce-ALB-OR-5.svg Airforce-ALB-OR-01.svg
Kryekapter
Master Sergeant
1st class
Kapter
Master Sergeant
Rreshter
Sergeant
Tetar
Corporal
Nëntetar
Private 1st class
Ushtar
Private

Navy[edit]

Officers[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
Albania Albania
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No equivalent Generic-Navy-O11.svg Generic-Navy-O10.svg Generic-Navy-O9.svg No equivalent 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
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 OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Albania Albania
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Navy-ALB-OR-9.svg Navy-ALB-OR-8.svg No equivalent Navy-ALB-OR-7.svg No equivalent Navy-ALB-OR-6.svg No equivalent Navy-ALB-OR-5.svg Navy-ALB-OR-01.svg
Kryekapter
Master Sergeant
1st class
Kapter
Master Sergeant
Rreshter
Sergeant
Tetar
Corporal
Nëntetar
Private 1st class
Ushtar
Private

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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