Military ranks of Bulgaria

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The following table contains the military ranks of the Bulgarian Armed Forces.

Army and Air Force ranks[edit]

NATO rank code Bulgarian rank name Literal translation US Army equivalent
Soldiers
OR-1 Редник - 3-ти клас Private - Third Class Private (PVT)
Редник - 2-ри клас Private - Second Class Private (PV2)
Редник - 1-ви клас Private First Class Private First Class (PFC)
OR-4 Ефрейтор - 2-ри клас Corporal Second Class Specialist (SPC)
Ефрейтор - 1-ви клас Corporal First Class Corporal (CPL)
Sergeants
OR-5 Младши сержант Junior Sergeant Sergeant (SGT)
OR-6 Сержант Sergeant Staff Sergeant (SSG)
OR-7 Старши сержант Senior Sergeant Sergeant First Class (SFC)
OR-8 Старшина Sergeant Major Master Sergeant (MSG)
OR-9 Офицерски кандидат - 2-ри клас Officer Candidate - Second Class Warrant Officer
Офицерски кандидат - 1-ви клас Officer Candidate - First Class Chief Warrant Officer
Junior Officers
OF-1 Младши лейтенант Junior Lieutenant
(Abolished)
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Лейтенант Lieutenant Second Lieutenant (2LT)
Старши лейтенант Senior Lieutenant First Lieutenant (1LT)
OF-2 Капитан Captain Captain (CPT)
Senior Officers
OF-3 Майор Major Major (MAJ)
OF-4 Подполковник Lieutenant Colonel Lieutenant Colonel (LTC)
OF-5 Полковник Regimental Commander, Colonel Colonel (COL)
High Officers
OF-6 Бригаден генерал Brigadier General Brigadier General (BG)
OF-7 Генерал-майор Major General Major General (MG)
OF-8 Генерал-лейтенант Lieutenant General Lieutenant General (LTG)
OF-9 Генерал General General (GEN)

Navy ranks[edit]

NATO rank code Bulgarian rank name Literal translation US Navy equivalent
Junior ratings
OR-1 Матрос - 3-ти клас Seaman Third Class Seaman Recruit
Матрос - 2-ри клас Seaman Second Class Seaman Apprentice
Матрос - 1-ви клас Seaman First Class Seaman
OR-4 Старши матрос - 2-ри клас Senior Seaman Second Class Petty Officer 3rd Class
Старши матрос - 1-ви клас Senior Seaman First Class Petty Officer 2nd Class
Sergeants
OR-5 Старшина II степен Petty Officer 2nd Class Petty Officer 1st Class
OR-6 Старшина I степен Petty Officer 1st Class Chief Petty Officer
OR-7 Главен старшина Chief Petty Officer
OR-8 Мичман Midshipman Master Chief Petty Officer
Midshipman
OR-9 Офицерски кандидат - 2-ри клас Officer Candidate - Second Class Warrant Officer
Officer Cadet
Офицерски кандидат - 1-ви клас Officer Candidate - First Class Chief Warrant Officer
Passed Midshipman
Junior Officers
OF-1 Младши лейтенант Junior Lieutenant
(Abolished)
Ensign (ENS)
Лейтенант Lieutenant Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG)
Старши-лейтенант Senior Lieutenant First Lieutenant (1LT)
OF-2 Капитан-лейтенант Captain Lieutenant Lieutenant (LT)
Senior Officers
OF-3 Капитан III ранг Captain Third Rank Lieutenant Commander (LCDR)
OF-4 Капитан II ранг Captain Second Rank Commander (CDR)
OF-5 Капитан I ранг Captain First Rank Captain (CAPT)
High Officers
OF-6 Флотилен адмирал Flotilla admiral Rear Admiral Lower Half (RDML)
OF-7 Контраадмирал Counter Admiral Rear Admiral (RADM)
OF-8 Вицеадмирал Vice Admiral Vice Admiral (VADM)
OF-9 Адмирал Admiral Admiral (ADM)

Shoulder and sleeve insignia[edit]

Officers
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
Bulgaria Bulgaria
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No equivalent Rank insignia of Генерал of the Bulgarian Army.png Rank insignia of Генерал-лейтенант of the Bulgarian Army.png Rank insignia of Генерал-майор of the Bulgarian Army.png Rank insignia of Бригаден генерал of the Bulgarian Army.png Rank insignia of Полковник of the Bulgarian Army.png Rank insignia of Подполковник of the Bulgarian Army.png Rank insignia of Майор of the Bulgarian Army.png Rank insignia of Капитан of the Bulgarian Army.png Rank insignia of Старши лейтенант of the Bulgarian Army.png Rank insignia of Лейтенант of the Bulgarian Army.png No equivalent
Генерал
General
Генерал-лейтенант
General-leytenant
Генерал-майор
General-mayor
Бригаден генерал
Brigaden general
Полковник
Polkovnik
Подполковник
Podpolkovnik
Майор
Mayor
Капитан
Kapitan
Старши лейтенант
Starshi leytenant
Лейтенант
Leytenant


 Bulgaria
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No Equivalent Rank insignia of Генерал of the Bulgarian Air forces.png Rank insignia of Генерал-лейтенант of the Bulgarian Air forces.png Rank insignia of Генерал-майор of the Bulgarian Air forces.png Rank insignia of Бригаден генерал of the Bulgarian Air forces.png Rank insignia of Полковник of the Bulgarian Air forces.png Rank insignia of Подполковник of the Bulgarian Air forces.png Rank insignia of Майор of the Bulgarian Air forces.png Rank insignia of Капитан of the Bulgarian Air forces.png Rank insignia of Старши лейтенант of the Bulgarian Air forces.png Rank insignia of Лейтенант of the Bulgarian Air forces.png No equivalent
генерал генерал-лейтенант генерал-майор бригаден генерал полковник подполковник майор капитан старши лейтенант лейтенант


Bulgaria Bulgaria
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No equivalent Rank insignia of Адмирал of the Bulgarian Navy.pngUNSR12.png Rank insignia of Вицеадмирал of the Bulgarian Navy.pngUNSR11.png Rank insignia of Контраадмирал of the Bulgarian Navy.pngUNSR10.png Rank insignia of Комодор of the Bulgarian Navy.pngUNSR09.png Rank insignia of Капитан I ранг of the Bulgarian Navy.pngUNSR08.png Rank insignia of Капитан II ранг of the Bulgarian Navy.pngUNSR07.png Rank insignia of Капитан III ранг of the Bulgarian Navy.pngUNSR05.png Rank insignia of Капитан-лейтенант of the Bulgarian Navy.pngUNSR03.png Rank insignia of Старши лейтенант of the Bulgarian Navy.pngUNSR02.png Rank insignia of Лейтенант of the Bulgarian Navy.pngUNSR01.png No equivalent
адмирал вицеадмирал контраадмирал комодор капитан I ранг капитан II ранг капитан III ранг капитан-лейтенант старши лейтенант лейтенант


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
Enlisted
NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Bulgaria Bulgaria
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Rank insignia of Офицерски кандидат of the Bulgarian Army.png Rank insignia of Старшина of the Bulgarian Army.png No equivalent Rank insignia of Старши сержант of the Bulgarian Army.png Rank insignia of Сержант of the Bulgarian Army.png Rank insignia of Младши сержант of the Bulgarian Army.png No equivalent Rank insignia of Ефрейтор of the Bulgarian Army.png Rank insignia of Редник of the Bulgarian Army.png
Офицерски кандидат
Senior warrant officer
Старшина
Starshina
Старши сержант
Senior sergeant
Сержант
Sergeant
Младши сержант
Junior sergeant
Ефрейтор
Private first class
Редник
Private
NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Bulgaria Bulgaria
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Rank insignia of Офицерски кандидат of the Bulgarian Air forces.png Rank insignia of Старшина of the Bulgarian Air forces.png No equivalent Rank insignia of Старши сержант of the Bulgarian Air forces.png Rank insignia of Сержант of the Bulgarian Air forces.png Rank insignia of Младши сержант of the Bulgarian Air forces.png No equivalent Rank insignia of Ефрейтор of the Bulgarian Air forces.png Rank insignia of Редник of the Bulgarian Air forces.png
Офицерски кандидат
Senior warrant officer
Старшина
Starshina
Старши сержант
Senior sergeant
Сержант
Sergeant
Младши сержант
Junior sergeant
Ефрейтор
Private first class
Редник
Private
NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Bulgaria Bulgaria
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Rank insignia of Офицерски кандидат of the Bulgarian Navy.png Rank insignia of Мичман of the Bulgarian Navy.png No equivalent Rank insignia of Главен старшина of the Bulgarian Navy.png Rank insignia of Старшина I-ва степен of the Bulgarian Navy.png Rank insignia of Старшина II-ра степен of the Bulgarian Navy.png No equivalent Rank insignia of Старши матрос of the Bulgarian Navy.png Rank insignia of Матрос of the Bulgarian Navy.png
Senior Michman
Офицерски кандидат
Michman
Мичман
Chief Petty Officer
Главный старшина
Petty Officer First Class
Старшина 1 статьи
Petty Officer Second Class
Старшина 2 статьи
Leading Seaman
Старший матрос
Seaman
Матрос

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