Military ranks of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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The Military ranks of the Democratic Republic of Congo are the military insignia used by the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. As a former Belgian overseas territory, ranks follow those of the Belgian Armed Forces.

Commissioned Officers[edit]

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

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) and student officer
Democratic Republic of the Congo DR Congo
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No equivalent DR Congo Army OF-9.svg DR Congo Army OF-8.svg DR Congo Army OF-7.svg DR Congo Army OF-6.svg DR Congo Army OF-5.svg DR Congo Army OF-4.svg DR Congo Army OF-3.svg DR Congo Army OF-2.svg DR Congo Army OF-1b.svg DR Congo Army OF-1a.svg Unknown
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd lieutenant


Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
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No equivalent 19.DRCN-ADM.svg 18.DRCN-VADM.svg 17.DRCN-RADM.svg 16.DRCN-CDRE.svg 15.DRCN-CAPT.svg 14.DRCN-CDR.svg 13.DRCN-LTC.svg 12.DRCN-LT.svg 11.DRCN-LTJG.svg 10.DRCN-ENS.svg No equivalent
Admiral Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Lieutenant (junior grade) Ensign


Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
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No equivalent 19.DRCAF-GEN.svg 18.DRCAF-LG.svg 17.DRCAF-MG.svg 16.DRCAF-BG.svg 15.DRCAF-COL.svg 14.DRCAF-LTC.svg 13.DRCAF-MAJ.svg 12.DRCAF-CAPT.svg 11.DRCAF-1LT.svg 10.DRCAF-2LT.svg Unknown
General Lieutenant
General
Major
General
Brigadier
General
Colonel Lieutenant
Colonel
Major Captain 1st
Lieutenant
2nd
Lieutenant


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) and student officer


Enlisted[edit]

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

Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
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09.DRC-CWO.svg 08.DRC-WO1.svg 07.DRC-WO2.svg 06.DRC-SGMFC.svg 05.DRC-SGM.svg 04.DRC-SFC.svg 03.DRC-SGT.svg No equivalent 02.DRC-CPL.svg 01.DRC-PFC.svg No insignia
Chief Warrant Officer
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class I
Adjudant Première Classe
Warrant Officer Class II
Adjudant
Sergeant Major First Class
Première Sergent-major
Sergeant Major
Sergent-major
Sergeant First Class
Première Sergent
Sergeant
Sergent
Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat Première
Private
Soldat


Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
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09.DRCN-WO.svg 08.DRCN-JWO.svg 07.DRCN-MCPO.svg 06.DRCN-CPO.svg 05.DRCN-PO1.svg 04.DRCN-PO.svg 03.DRCN-PO2.svg 02.DRCN-SMFC.svg 01.DRCN-SM.svg
Warrant Officer
Maître principal
Junior Warrant Officer
Premier maître-chef
Master Chief Petty Officer
Maître-chef
Chief Petty Officer
1ère maître
Petty Officer 1st Class
2ème maître
Petty Officer
Maître
Petty Officer 2nd Class
Quartier-maître
Seaman 1st Class
1èr Matelot
Seaman
Matelot


Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
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09.DRCAF-CWO.svg 08.DRCAF-WO1.svg 07.DRCAF-WO2.svg 06.DRC-SGMFC.svg 05.DRC-SGM.svg 04.DRC-SFC.svg 03.DRC-SGT.svg No equivilant 02.DRCAF-CPL.svg 01.DRCAF-PFC.svg No insignia
Chief Warrant Officer
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class I
Adjudant Première Classe
Warrant Officer Class II
Adjudant
Sergeant Major First Class
Première Sergent-major
Sergeant Major
Sergent-major
Sergeant First Class
Première Sergent
Sergeant
Sergent
Lance Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat Première
Private
Soldat
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

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