Republic of China Army rank insignia
The rank system of the Republic of China Army (中華民國陸軍 - Zhōnghuá Mínguó Lùjūn) was originally based on that of the Wehrmacht during the era of Sino-German cooperation in the 1930s. The Republic of China Army rank of one-star general does not use the French-style title of Brigadier General, but the German-style title of Major General.
|Chinese||Pinyin||Literal translation||English translation||Insignia|
|Generals||特級上將||Tèjí Shangjiàng||Superior General Special Class[a]||Generalissimo|
|一級上將||Yījí Shangjiàng||Superior General First Class[b]||Colonel General|
|二級上將||Èrjí Shangjiàng||Superior General Second Class||General|
|中將||Zhōngjiàng||Middle General||Lieutenant General|
|少將||Shàojiàng||Junior General||Major General|
|Senior officers||上校||Shàngxiào||Superior Field Officer||Colonel|
|中校||Zhōngxiào||Middle Field Officer||Lieutenant Colonel|
|少校||Shàoxiào||Junior Field Officer||Major|
|Junior officers||上尉||Shàngwèi||Superior Subaltern||Captain|
|中尉||Zhōngwèi||Middle Subaltern||First Lieutenant|
|少尉||Shàowèi||Junior Subaltern||Second Lieutenant|
|Senior NCOs||一等士官長||Yīděng Shìguān zhǎng||Senior NCO (Non-commissioned Officer)
|Master Sergeant First Class|
|二等士官長||Èrděng Shìguān zhǎng||Senior NCO
|Master Sergeant Second Class|
|三等士官長||Sānděng Shìguān zhǎng||Senior NCO
|Master Sergeant Third Class|
|Junior NCOs||上士||Shàngshi||Superior NCO||Staff Sergeant|
|Privates||上等兵||Shàngděng Bīng||Private Superior Class||Specialist|
|一等兵||Yīděng Bīng||Private First Class||Private First Class|
|二等兵||Èrděng Bīng||Private Second Class||Private E-2|
- The rank was bestowed only once - upon Chiang Kai-shek and currently is abolished.
- Since 2013, the rank shall be granted only in wartime.
- Republic of China Army (Since 1981)
- "Act of Commission for Officers and Noncommissioned Officers of the Armed Forces Commission Act for Officers and Noncommissioned Officers of the Armed Forces (陸海空軍軍官士官任官條例)". Laws and Regulations Database , Ministry of National Defense, R.O.C. Archived from the original on 2012-07-09. Retrieved 2016-12-28.