Nicaragua military ranks

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The Military of Nicaragua's military ranks are shown here in this article. These were adopted in 2010 replacing the Cuba style ranks and their respective insignia that were used for a long time, and are based on the old ranks of the pre-1979 National Guard while general and flag officer insignia mirror the Sandinista practice post-1979. But for the first time, US style warrant officer rank insignia are now included.

Ranks[edit]

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
Nicaragua Nicaragua
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No equivalent Army general No equivalent Major General Brigade General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Lieutenant Unknown
General de Ejército Mayor General General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Primero Teniente


Nicaragua Nicaragua
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No equivalent
12-Nicaragua Navy-CDRE.svg 11-Nicaragua Navy-CAPT.svg 10-Nicaragua Navy-CDR.svg 09-Nicaragua Navy-LCDR.svg 08-Nicaragua Navy-LT.svg 07-Nicaragua Navy-LTJG.svg 06-Nicaragua Navy-ENS.svg 05-Nicaragua Navy-WO.svg
Contralmirante Capitán de Navío Capitán de Fragata Capitán de Corbeta Teniente de Navio Teniente de Fragata Teniente de Corbeta Alférez


Nicaragua Nicaragua
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No equivalent Army general No equivalent Major General Brigade General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Lieutenant Unknown
General de Ejército Mayor General General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Primero Teniente


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
Nicaragua Nicaragua
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07-Nicaragua Army-WO1.svg 06-Nicaragua Army-WO2.svg 05-Nicaragua Army-WO3.svg 04-Nicaragua Army-SFC.svg 03-Nicaragua Army-SGT.svg 02-Nicaragua Army-CPL.svg No equivalent
01-Nicaragua Army-PVT.svg No insignia
Suboficial Primero Suboficial Segundo Suboficial Sargento Primero Sargento Segundo Sargento Tercero Soldado de Primera Soldado


Nicaragua Nicaragua
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No equivalent
04-Nicaragua Army-SFC.svg 03-Nicaragua Army-SGT.svg 02-Nicaragua Army-CPL.svg No equivalent
01-Nicaragua Army-PVT.svg No insignia
Sargento Primero Sargento Segundo Sargento Tercero Marino de Primera Marino


Nicaragua Nicaragua
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07-Nicaragua Air Force-WO1.svg 06-Nicaragua Air Force-WO2.svg 05-Nicaragua Air Force-WO3.svg 04-Nicaragua Air Force-SFC.svg 03-Nicaragua Air Force-SGT.svg 02-Nicaragua Air Force-CPL.svg No equivalent
01-Nicaragua Air Force-PVT.svg No insignia
Suboficial Primero Suboficial Segundo Suboficial Sargento Primero Sargento Segundo Sargento Tercero Soldado de Primera Soldado
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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