List of comparative military ranks

This article is a list of various nations' armed forces ranking designations. Comparisons are made between the different systems used by nations to categorize the hierarchy of an armed force compared to another. Several of these lists mention NATO reference codes. These are the NATO rank reference codes, used for easy comparison among NATO countries. Links to comparison charts can be found below.

References to modern military

Albania

  • Military ranks of Albania

Algeria

  • Algeria military ranks

Angola

  • Military ranks of Angola

Argentina

  • Military ranks of Argentina
  • Argentine Army officer rank insignia; Argentine Army enlisted rank insignia

Australia

Austria

  • Ranks of the Austrian Bundesheer

Bahrain

  • Military ranks of Bahrain

Bangladesh

  • Ranks of Bangladesh Army
  • Ranks and insignia of Bangladesh Navy
  • Bangladesh Air Force rank insignia

Belarus

  • Military ranks of Belarus

Belgium

  • Belgian military ranks

Bhutan

  • Military ranks of Bhutan

Bolivia

  • Military ranks of Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Military ranks and insignia of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

  • Military ranks of Botswana

Brazil

Bulgaria

  • Military ranks of Bulgaria

Canada

Chile

China

Colombia

Congo

  • Military ranks of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Congo-Brazzaville

  • Military ranks of Republic of the Congo

Croatia

Cuba

  • Cuban military ranks

Czech Republic

  • Czech military ranks

Denmark

  • Danish Army ranks
  • Danish Navy ranks
  • Danish Air Force ranks

Egypt

Ecuador

  • Military ranks of Ecuador

Estonia

  • Military ranks of Estonia

Ethiopia

  • Military ranks of Ethiopia

Finland

France

Gabon

  • Military ranks of the Armed Forces of Gabon

Georgia

  • Georgian military ranks

Germany

Greece

Hungary

  • Hungarian military ranks

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

  • Military ranks of Iraq

Ireland

  • Irish Defence Forces rank insignia

Israel

Italy

Japan

Pre-1945 historical ranks:

Jordan

  • Jordanian military ranks

Kenya

  • Military ranks of Kenya

Laos

  • Military ranks of the Lao People's Armed Forces

Lebanon

  • Military ranks of Lebanon

Lithuania

  • Lithuanian military ranks and insignia

Malaysia

  • Malaysian military ranks

Mexico

  • Army ranks and insignia of Mexico
  • Naval ranks and insignia of Mexico

Mongolia

  • Mongolian military ranks

Myanmar

• Military ranks of Myanmar

Nepal

  • Military ranks of Nepal

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nicaragua

  • Nicaragua military ranks

North Korea

Norway

Pakistan

Peru

Philippines

  • Military ranks of the Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Roman Empire

Russia

Saudi Arabia

Serbia

  • Serbian military ranks and insignia

Singapore

Slovakia

  • Military ranks of Slovakia

Slovenia

  • Slovenian military ranks

Somalia

  • Military ranks of Somalia

Somaliland

  • Military ranks of Somaliland

South Africa

South Korea

Spain

  • Military ranks of Spain

Sri Lanka

Sweden

Switzerland

Syria

Republic of China (Taiwan)

Tajikistan

  • Military ranks of Tajikistan

Tanzania

  • Rank and insignia of the Tanzanian Armed Forces

Thailand

Tunisia

  • Military ranks of Tunisia

Turkey

  • Military ranks of Turkey

Ukraine

  • Military ranks of Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

  • Military ranks of United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States

Venezuela

Vietnam

Zambia

  • Military ranks of Zambia

Zimbabwe

  • Military ranks of Zimbabwe

Continental comparisons

Africa

  • Comparative army officer ranks of Africa
  • Comparative army enlisted ranks of Africa
  • Comparative air force officer ranks of Africa
  • Comparative air force enlisted ranks of Africa
  • Comparative navy officer ranks of Africa
  • Comparative navy enlisted ranks of Africa

Americas

Asia

  • Comparative army officer ranks of Asia
  • Comparative army enlisted ranks of Asia
  • Comparative air force officer ranks of Asia
  • Comparative air force enlisted ranks of Asia
  • Comparative navy officer ranks of Asia
  • Comparative navy enlisted ranks of Asia

Europe

  • Comparative army officer ranks of Europe
  • Comparative army enlisted ranks of Europe
  • Comparative air force officer ranks of Europe
  • Comparative air force enlisted ranks of Europe
  • Comparative navy officer ranks of Europe
  • Comparative navy enlisted ranks of Europe

Oceania

  • Comparative army officer ranks of Oceania
  • Comparative army enlisted ranks of Oceania
  • Comparative air force officer ranks of Oceania
  • Comparative air force enlisted ranks of Oceania
  • Comparative navy officer ranks of Oceania
  • Comparative navy enlisted ranks of Oceania

Other comparisons

NATO

Commonwealth of Nations

  • Comparative army officer ranks of the Commonwealth
  • Comparative army enlisted ranks of the Commonwealth
  • Comparative air force officer ranks of the Commonwealth
  • Comparative air force enlisted ranks of the Commonwealth
  • Comparative navy officer ranks of the Commonwealth
  • Comparative navy enlisted ranks of the Commonwealth

    Previous eras

    Miscellaneous

    First and Second World War comparisons

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