Military ranks of Bulgaria

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The Military ranks of Bulgaria are the military insignia used by the Bulgarian Armed Forces. Being a former Soviet satellite republic, Bulgaria shares a rank structure similar to that of Russia.

Commissioned officers[edit]

The rank insignia for commissioned officers for the land forces, the navy and air force respectively.

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 Bulgaria
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No equivalent Rank insignia of Адмирал of the Bulgarian Navy.pngGeneric-Navy-(star)-O12.svg Rank insignia of Вицеадмирал of the Bulgarian Navy.pngGeneric-Navy-(star)-O11.svg Rank insignia of Контраадмирал of the Bulgarian Navy.pngGeneric-Navy-(star)-O10.svg Rank insignia of Комодор of the Bulgarian Navy.pngGeneric-Navy-(star)-O9.svg Rank insignia of Капитан I ранг of the Bulgarian Navy.pngGeneric-Navy-(star)-O8.svg Rank insignia of Капитан II ранг of the Bulgarian Navy.pngGeneric-Navy-(star)-O7.svg Rank insignia of Капитан III ранг of the Bulgarian Navy.pngGeneric-Navy-(star)-O5.svg Rank insignia of Капитан-лейтенант of the Bulgarian Navy.pngGeneric-Navy-(star)-O3.svg Rank insignia of Старши лейтенант of the Bulgarian Navy.pngGeneric-Navy-(star)-O2.svg Rank insignia of Лейтенант of the Bulgarian Navy.pngGeneric-Navy-(star)-O1.svg No equivalent
Адмирал Вицеадмирал Контраадмирал Комодор Капитан I ранг Капитан II ранг Капитан III ранг Капитан-лейтенант Старши лейтенант Лейтенант


 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


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[edit]

The rank insignia for enlisted personnel for the army, navy and air force respectively.

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 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 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


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 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 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
Главен старшина
Petty Officer First Class
Старшина 1 степен
Petty Officer Second Class
Старшина 2 степен
Leading Seaman
Старши матрос
Seaman
Матрос


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 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 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

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