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) & 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
Contralmirante.tif US Navy O6 shoulderboard.svg US Navy O5 shoulderboard.svg US Navy O4 shoulderboard.svg US Navy O3 shoulderboard.svg US Navy O2 shoulderboard.svg US Navy O1 shoulderboard.svg Alferez.tif
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
Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Lieutenant
Unknown
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) & 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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Suboficial Primero.png Suboficial Segundo.png Suboficial.png Sargento Primero.tif Sargento Segundo.TIF Sargento Tercero.TIF No equivalent
Soldado (Marino) de Primera.TIF No insignia
Suboficial Primero Suboficial Segundo Suboficial Sargento Primero Sargento Segundo Sargento Tercero Soldado de Primera Soldado


Nicaragua Nicaragua
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Suboficial Primero.png Suboficial Segundo.png Suboficial.png Sargento Primero.tif Sargento Segundo.TIF Sargento Tercero.TIF No equivalent
Soldado (Marino) de Primera.TIF 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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