Ranks and insignia of NATO navies' officers

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This table shows the ranks and insignia of officers and warrant officers in the navies of member countries of NATO. NATO maintains a "standard rank scale" in an attempt to match every member country's military rank to corresponding ranks used by the other members. The rank categories were established in the document STANAG 2116, formally titled NATO Codes for Grades of Military Personnel.

Officers (OF1–10)[edit]

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
Naval Ensign of Albania.svg Albania
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no equivalent Generic-Navy-O11.svg Generic-Navy-O10.svg Generic-Navy-O9.svg no equivalent Generic-Navy-O7.svg Generic-Navy-O6.svg Generic-Navy-O5.svg Generic-Navy-O4.svg Generic-Navy-O3.svg Generic-Navy-O1.svg no equivalent no equivalent
Admiral Nënadmiral Kundëradmiral Kapiten Rangut I Kapiten Rangut II Kapiten Rangut III Kapiten Leitnant Leitnant Nënleitnant
Naval Ensign of Belgium.svg Belgium
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no equivalent Generic-Navy-O11.svg Generic-Navy-O10.svg Generic-Navy-O9.svg Generic-Navy-O8.svg Generic-Navy-O7.svg Generic-Navy-O6.svg Generic-Navy-O5.svg Generic-Navy-O4.svg Generic-Navy-O3.svg Generic-Navy-O2.svg Generic-Navy-O1.svg no equivalent no insignia
Admiraal Vice-admiraal Divisieadmiraal Flottieljeadmiraal Kapitein-ter-zee Fregatkapitein Korvetkapitein Luitenant-ter-zee 1ste klasse Luitenant-ter-zee Vaandrig-ter-zee Vaandrig-ter-zee 2de klasse Aspirant de marine
Amiral Vice-amiral Amiral de division Amiral de flottille Capitaine de vaisseau Capitaine de frégate Capitaine de corvette Lieutenant de vaisseau de 1re classe Lieutenant de vaisseau Enseigne de vaisseau Enseigne de vaisseau de 2e classe Aspirant de marine


Naval Ensign of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria
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no equivalent Generic-Navy-O11.svg en: Request for creation and upload of a picture! en: Request for creation and upload of a picture! en: Request for creation and upload of a picture! en: Request for creation and upload of a picture! en: Request for creation and upload of a picture! en: Request for creation and upload of a picture! en: Request for creation and upload of a picture! en: Request for creation and upload of a picture! en: Request for creation and upload of a picture! no equivalent no equivalent
N.N. (en: Admiral) N.N. (en: Viceadmiral) N.N. (en: Kontreadmiral) N.N. (en: Flotilleadmiral) N.N. (en: Captain (naval)) N.N. (en: Commander) N.N. (en: Lieutenant commander) N.N. (en: Lieutenant (navy)) N.N. (en: First lieutenant) N.N. (en: Lieutenant)
Canada
Canada
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No equivalent Canadian RCN (shoulder) OF-9.svg

Canadian RCN OF-9.svg
Canadian RCN (shoulder) OF-8.svg

Canadian RCN OF-8.svg
Canadian RCN (shoulder) OF-7.svg

Canadian RCN OF-7.svg
Canadian RCN (shoulder) OF-6.svg

Canadian RCN OF-6.svg
Canadian RCN OF-5.svg Canadian RCN OF-4.svg Canadian RCN OF-3.svg Canadian RCN OF-2.svg Canadian RCN OF-1b.svg Canadian RCN OF-1a.svg No equivalent Canadian RCN OF (D).svg
Admiral Vice-admiral Rear-admiral Commodore Captain(Navy) Commander Lieutenant-commander Lieutenant(Navy) Sub-lieutenant Acting sub-lieutenant Naval
cadet
Amiral Vice-amiral Contre-amiral Commodore Capitaine de vaisseau Capitaine de frégate Capitaine de corvette Lieutenant de vaisseau Enseigne de vaisseau de 1re classe Enseigne de vaisseau de 2e classe Aspirant de marine


Naval Ensign of Croatia.svg Croatia
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Rukav zimske odore admirala flote HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore admirala HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore viceadmirala HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore kontraadmirala HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore komodora HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore kapetana bojnog broda HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore kapetana fregate HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore kapetana korvete HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore poručnika bojnog broda HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore poručnika fregate HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore poručnika korvete HRM.svg no equivalent no equivalent
Admiral flote Admiral Viceadmiral Kontraadmiral Komodor Kapetan bojnog broda Kapetan fregate
(Fregattenkapitän)
Kapetan korvete
(Korvettenkapitän)
Poručnik bojnog broda
(Linienschiffsleutnant)
Poručnik fregate
(Fregattenleutnant)
Poručnik korvete
(Korvettenleutnant)
Naval Ensign of Denmark.svg Denmark
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no equivalent Generic-Navy-O11.svg Generic-Navy-O10.svg Generic-Navy-O9.svg Generic-Navy-O8.svg Generic-Navy-O7.svg Generic-Navy-O6.svg Generic-Navy-O5.svg Generic-Navy-O4.svg Generic-Navy-O3.svg Generic-Navy-O2.svg no equivalent no equivalent
Admiral Viceadmiral Kontreadmiral Flotilleadmiral Kommandør Kommandørkaptajn Orlogskaptajn Kaptajnløjtnant Premierløjtnant Løjtnant


Naval Ensign of Estonia.svg Estonia
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no equivalent Mereväeadmiral.png Mereväeviitseadmiral.png Mereväekontraadmiral.png Mereväekommodoor.png Mereväekapten.png Mereväekaptenleitnant.png Mereväekaptenmajor.png Mereväevanemleitnant.png Mereväeleitnant.png Mereväenooremleitnant.png Mereväelipnik.png no equivalent
Admiral Viitseadmiral Kontradmiral Kommodoor Mereväe kapten Kaptenleitnant Kaptenmajor Vanemleitnant Leitnant Nooremleitnant Lipnik


France France
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French Navy NG-OF10.svg French Navy-Rama NG-OF9.svg French Navy-Rama NG-OF8.svg French Navy-Rama NG-OF7.svg French Navy-Rama NG-OF6.svg French Navy-Rama NG-OF5.svg French Navy-Rama NG-OF4.svg French Navy-Rama NG-OF3.svg French Navy-Rama NG-OF2.svg French Navy-Rama NG-OF1b.svg French Navy-Rama NG-OF1.svg French Navy NG-aspirant.svg French Navy NG-oe.svg
Amiral de France Amiral Vice-amiral d'escadre Vice-amiral Contre-amiral Capitaine de vaisseau Capitaine de frégate Capitaine de corvette Lieutenant de vaisseau Enseigne de vaisseau de 1re classe Enseigne de vaisseau de 2e classe Aspirant Élève-officier


Naval Ensign of Germany.svg Germany
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no equivalent MDS 64 Admiral Trp.svg
MDJA 64 Admiral Trp Lu.svg
MDS 63 Vizeadmiral Trp.svg
MDJA 63 Vizeadmiral Trp Lu.svg
MDS 62 Konteradmiral Trp.svg
MDJA 62 Konteradmiral Trp Lu.svg
MDS 61 Flottillenadmiral Trp.svg
MDJA 61 Flottillenadmiral Trp Lu.svg
MDS 53 Kapitän zur See Trp.svg
MDJA 53 Kapitän zur See Trp Lu.svg
MDS 52 Fregattenkapitän Trp.svg
MDJA 52 Fregattenkapitän Trp Lu.svg
MDS 51 Korvettenkapitän Trp.svg
MDJA 51 Korvettenkapitän Trp Lu.svg
MDS 44 Stabskapitänleutnant Trp.svg
MDJA 44 Stabskapitänleutnant Trp Lu.svg
MDS 43 Kapitänleutnant Trp.svg
MDJA 43 Kapitänleutnant Trp Lu.svg
MDS 42 Oberleutnant zur See Trp.svg
MDJA 42 Oberleutnant zur See Trp Lu.svg
MDS 41 Leutnant zur See Trp.svg
MDJA 41 Leutnant zur See Trp Lu.svg
MDS 33a Oberfähnrich zur See Trp.svg
MDJA 33a Oberfähnrich zur See Trp Lu.svg
MDS 31a Fähnrich zur See Trp.svg
MDJA 31a Fähnrich zur See Trp Lu.svg
MDS 21a Seekadett Trp.svg
MDJA 21a Seekadett Trp Lo.svg
Enlisted rank plus a star
indicating cadet's career
Admiral Vizeadmiral Konteradmiral Flottillen-
admiral
Kapitän zur See Fregatten-
kapitän
Korvetten-
kapitän
Stabskapitän-
leutnant
Kapitän-
leutnant
Oberleutnant
zur See
Leutnant
zur See
Oberfähnrich
zur See
Fähnrich
zur See
Seekadett
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
Greece Greece
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no equivalent GR-Navy-OF9.svg

GR-Navy-OF9-sleeve.svg
GR-Navy-OF8.svg

GR-Navy-OF8-sleeve.svg
GR-Navy-OF7.svg

GR-Navy-OF7-sleeve.svg
GR-Navy-OF6.svg

GR-Navy-OF6-sleeve.svg
GR-Navy-OF5.svg

GR-Navy-OF5-sleeve.svg
GR-Navy-OF4.svg

GR-Navy-OF4-sleeve.svg
GR-Navy-OF3.svg

GR-Navy-OF3-sleeve.svg
GR-Navy-OF2.svg

GR-Navy-OF2-sleeve.svg
GR-Navy-OF1b.svg

GR-Navy-OF1b-sleeve.svg
GR-Navy-OF1.svg

GR-Navy-OF1-sleeve.svg
no equivalent no equivalent
Ναύαρχος Αντιναύαρχος Υποναύαρχος Αρχιπλοίαρχος Πλοίαρχος Αντιπλοίαρχος Πλωτάρχης Υποπλοίαρχος Ανθυποπλοίαρχος Σημαιοφόρος
Navarchos Antinavarchos Yponavarchos Archiploiarchos Ploiarchos Antiploiarchos Plotarchis Ypoploiarchos Anthypoploiarchos Simaioforos
Admiral Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Sub Lieutenant Ensign


Flag of Iceland (state).svg Iceland
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no equivalent no equivalent no equivalent Generic-Navy-O9.svg no equivalent Generic-Navy-O7.svg Generic-Navy-O6.svg Generic-Navy-O5.svg Generic-Navy-O4.svg Generic-Navy-O3.svg Generic-Navy-O2.svg Generic-Navy-O1.svg no equivalent
Rear Admiral Chief of Operations 1° Captain of Vessel/Aircraft 2° Captain of Vessel/Aircraft Commanding Officer Officer
(after 6 years service)
Officer
(after 2 years service)
Officer


Italy Italy
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Shoulder rank insignia of ammiraglio of the Italian Navy.svg

Rank insignia of ammiraglio of the Italian Navy.svg
Shoulder rank insignia of ammiraglio di squadra con incarichi speciali of the Italian Navy.svg

Rank insignia of ammiraglio di squadra con incarichi speciali of the Italian Navy.svg
Shoulder rank insignia of ammiraglio di squadra of the Italian Navy.svg

Rank insignia of ammiraglio di squadra of the Italian Navy.svg
Shoulder rank insignia of ammiraglio di divisione of the Italian Navy.svg

Rank insignia of ammiraglio di divisione of the Italian Navy.svg
Shoulder rank insignia of contrammiraglio of the Italian Navy.svg

Rank insignia of contrammiraglio of the Italian Navy.svg
Shoulder rank insignia of capitano di vascello of the Italian Navy.svg

Rank insignia of capitano di vascello of the Italian Navy.svg
Shoulder rank insignia of capitano di fregata of the Italian Navy.svg

Rank insignia of capitano di fregata of the Italian Navy.svg
Shoulder rank insignia of capitano di corvetta of the Italian Navy.svg

Rank insignia of capitano di corvetta of the Italian Navy.svg
Shoulder rank insignia of primo tenente di vascello of the Italian Navy.svg

Rank insignia of primo tenente di vascello of the Italian Navy.svg
Shoulder rank insignia of tenente di vascello of the Italian Navy.svg

Rank insignia of tenente di vascello of the Italian Navy.svg
Shoulder rank insignia of sottotenente di vascello of the Italian Navy.svg

Rank insignia of sottotenente di vascello of the Italian Navy.svg
Shoulder rank insignia of guardiamarina of the Italian Navy.svg

Rank insignia of guardiamarina of the Italian Navy.svg
Shoulder rank insignia of aspirante guardiamarina of the Italian Navy.svg

Rank insignia of aspirante guardiamarina of the Italian Navy.svg
no equivalent
Ammiraglio awarded only to the Chief of Defence Staff Ammiraglio di Squadra con Incarichi Speciali Ammiraglio di Squadra Ammiraglio di Divisione Contrammiraglio Capitano di Vascello Capitano di Fregata Capitano di Corvetta Primo Tenente di Vascello Tenente di Vascello Sottotenente di Vascello Guardiamarina Aspirante Guardiamarina


Naval Ensign of Latvia.svg Latvia
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no equivalent no equivalent Generic-Navy-O10.svg Generic-Navy-O9.svg Generic-Navy-O8.svg Generic-Navy-O7.svg Generic-Navy-O6.svg Generic-Navy-O5.svg Generic-Navy-O3.svg Generic-Navy-O2.svg Generic-Navy-O1.svg no equivalent no equivalent
Viceadmirālis Kontrādmiralis Flotiles admirālis Jūras Kapteinis Komandkapteinis Komandleitnants Kapteiņleitnants Virsleitnants Leitnants


Naval Ensign of Lithuania.svg Lithuania
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no equivalent no equivalent Generic-Navy-O11.svg Generic-Navy-O10.svg Generic-Navy-O9.svg Generic-Navy-O7.svg Generic-Navy-O6.svg Generic-Navy-O5.svg Generic-Navy-O4.svg Generic-Navy-O3.svg Generic-Navy-O1.svg no equivalent no equivalent
Viceadmirolas Kontradmirolas Flotilės admirolas Jūrų kapitonas Komandoras Komandoras leitenantas Kapitonas leitenantas Vyresnysis leitenantas Leitenantas


Netherlands Netherlands
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Nl-marine-vloot-admiraal.svg Nl-marine-vloot-luitenant admiraal.svg Nl-marine-vloot-vice-admiraal.svg Nl-marine-vloot-schout schout bij nacht.svg Nl-marine-vloot-commandeur.svg Nl-marine-vloot-kapitein ter zee.svg Nl-marine-vloot-kapitein luitenant ter zee.svg Nl-marine-vloot-luitenant ter zee der 1e klasse.svg Nl-marine-vloot-luitenant ter zee der 2e klasse oudste categorie.svg Nl-marine-vloot-luitenant ter zee der 2e klasse.svg Nl-marine-vloot-luitenant ter zee der 3e klasse.svg Adelborst/Korporaal-Adelborst/Sergeant-Adelborst no equivalent
Admiraal Luitenant-Admiraal Vice-Admiraal Schout-bij-Nacht Commandeur Kapitein ter zee Kapitein-luitenant ter zee Luitenant ter zee der 1ste klasse Luitenant ter zee der 2de klasse oudste categorie Luitenant ter zee der 2de klasse Luitenant ter zee der 3de klasse


Flag of Norway, state.svg Norway
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no equivalent Of9 sjø.png Of8 sjø.png Of7 sjø.png Of6 sjø.png Generic-Navy-O7.svg Generic-Navy-O6.svg Generic-Navy-O5.svg Generic-Navy-O4.svg Generic-Navy-O3.svg Generic-Navy-O1.svg no equivalent no equivalent
Admiral Viseadmiral Kontreadmiral Flaggkommandør Kommandør Kommandørkaptein Orlogskaptein Kapteinløytnant Løytnant Fenrik
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
Naval Ensign of Poland.svg Poland
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Army-POL-OF-10.svg POL PMW pagon1 admirał.svg POL PMW pagon1 admirał floty.svg POL PMW pagon1 wiceadmirał.svg POL PMW pagon1 kontradmirał.svg POL PMW pagon1 komandor.svg POL PMW pagon1 komandor porucznik.svg POL PMW pagon1 komandor podporucznik.svg POL PMW pagon1 kapitan marynarki.svg POL PMW pagon1 porucznik marynarki.svg POL PMW pagon1 podporucznik marynarki.svg no equivalent various
Marszałek Polski[note 1] Admirał Admirał floty Wiceadmirał Kontradmirał Komandor Komandor porucznik Komandor podporucznik Kapitan marynarki Porucznik marynarki Podporucznik marynarki Podchorąży


Portugal Portugal
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POR-Navy-OF10.svg POR-Navy-OF9.svg POR-Navy-OF8.svg POR-Navy-OF7.svg POR-Navy-OF6.svg POR-Navy-OF5.svg POR-Navy-OF4.svg POR-Navy-OF3.svg POR-Navy-OF2.svg POR-Navy-OF1b.svg POR-Navy-OF1a.svg POR-Navy-Aspirante-EN.png POR-Navy-OFD.svg
Almirante da Armada[note 1] Almirante Vice-almirante Contra-almirante Comodoro Capitão de Mar e Guerra Capitão de Fragata Capitão-tenente Primeiro-tenente Segundo-tenente Guarda-marinha and
Subtenente
Aspirante (Naval School)
Aspirante (others)
Cadete


Romania Romania
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RO-Navy-OF-10s.png RO-Navy-OF-9s.png RO-Navy-OF-8s.png RO-Navy-OF-7s.png RO-Navy-OF-6s.png RO-Navy-OF-5s.png RO-Navy-OF-4s.png RO-Navy-OF-3s.png RO-Navy-OF-2s.png RO-Navy-OF-1s.png no equivalent no equivalent
RO-Navy-OF-10.png RO-Navy-OF-9.png RO-Navy-OF-8.png RO-Navy-OF-7.png RO-Navy-OF-6.png RO-Navy-OF-5.png RO-Navy-OF-4.png RO-Navy-OF-3.png RO-Navy-OF-2.png RO-Navy-OF-1.png
Mareșal Amiral Viceamiral Contraamiral Contraamiral de flotilă Comandor Căpitan-comandor Locotenent-comandor Căpitan Locotenent Aspirant



Spain
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1arm.png 2arm.png 3arm.png 4arm.png 5arm.png 6arm.png 7arm.png 8arm.png 9arm.png 10arm.png 11arm.png 12arma.png 13arma.png 14arma.png 15arma.png
Capitán general[note 2] Almirante general Almirante Vice almirante Contra almirante Capitán de navío Capitán de fragata Capitán de corbeta Teniente de navío Alférez de navío Alférez de fragata Guardiamarina 2 Guardiamarina 1 Alumno 2 Alumno 1


 Turkey
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Generic-Navy-O12.svg Generic-Navy-O11.svg Turkish-Navy-OF8.svg Generic-Navy-O10.svg Generic-Navy-O9.svg Generic-Navy-O7.svg Generic-Navy-O6.svg Generic-Navy-O5.svg Generic-Navy-O3.svg Generic-Navy-O2.svg Generic-Navy-O1.svg POR-Navy-OFD.svg no insignia
Büyükamiral Oramiral Koramiral Tümamiral Tuğamiral Albay Yarbay Binbaşı Yüzbaşı Üsteğmen Teğmen Asteğmen Bahriyeli



United Kingdom
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British Royal Navy OF-10.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-10.svg British Royal Navy OF-9.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-9.svg British Royal Navy OF-8.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-8.svg British Royal Navy OF-7.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-7.svg British Royal Navy OF-6.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-6.svg British Royal Navy OF-5.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-5.svg British Royal Navy OF-4.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-4.svg British Royal Navy OF-3.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-3.svg British Royal Navy OF-2.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-2.svg British Royal Navy OF-1b.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-1b.svg British Royal Navy OF-1a.svg UK-Navy-OFD.svg UK-Navy-OFStudent.gif no equivalent
Admiral of the
Fleet
Admiral Vice admiral Rear admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant
commander
Lieutenant Sub
lieutenant
Midshipman Officer
cadet



United States
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US Navy O11 insignia.svg US Navy O10 insignia.svg US Navy O9 insignia.svg US Navy O8 insignia.svg US Navy O7 insignia.svg US Navy O6 insignia.svg US Navy O5 insignia.svg US Navy O4 insignia.svg US Navy O3 insignia.svg US Navy O2 insignia.svg US Navy O1 insignia.svg US Navy OC shoulderboard.svg various
Fleet Admiral Admiral Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Rear Admiral (lower half) Captain Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Lieutenant (junior grade) Ensign Midshipman/Officer Candidate
United States
United States
(Marine Corps)

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No equivalent US Marine 10 shoulderboard vertical.svg US Marine O9 shoulderboard vertical.svg US Marine O8 shoulderboard vertical.svg US Marine O7 shoulderboard vertical.svg US Marine O6 shoulderboard vertical.svg US Marine O5 shoulderboard vertical.svg US Marine O4 shoulderboard-2.svg US Marine O3 shoulderboard vertical.svg US Marine O2 shoulderboard vertical.svg US Marine O1 shoulderboard vertical.svg US Navy OC shoulderboard.svg various
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Midshipman/Officer Candidate


United States
United States
(Coast Guard)

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No equivalent US CG O10 insignia.svg US CG O9 insignia.svg US CG O8 insignia.svg US CG O7 insignia.svg US CG O6 insignia.svg US CG O5 insignia.svg US CG O4 insignia.svg US CG O3 insignia.svg US CG O2 insignia.svg US CG O1 insignia.svg No equivalent No equivalent
Admiral Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Rear Admiral (lower half) Captain Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Lieutenant (junior grade) Ensign
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

Warrant officers (WO1–5)[edit]

Warrant officers rank below officers and above enlisted servicemen.

 United States
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US Navy CW5 insignia.svg US Navy CW4 insignia.svg US Navy CW3 insignia.svg US Navy CW2 insignia.svg No equivalent
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Chief Warrant Officer 4 Chief Warrant Officer 3 Chief Warrant Officer 2

WO are used for United States warrant officers only.[1] Countries not listed use only regular officer ranks, do not have warrant officers, or warrant officers are considered OR (Other/Enlisted Rank).

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Honorary or wartime rank.
  2. ^ Rank reserved for the monarch or members of the royal house.

References[edit]