Comparative army officer ranks of the Americas

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Rank comparison chart of all armies and land forces of North and South American states.

Officers[edit]

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
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda
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No equivalent
13.RABDF-COL.svg 12.RABDF-LTC.svg 11.RABDF-MAJ.svg 10.RABDF-CAPT.svg 09.RABDF-1LT.svg 08.RABDF-2LT.svg 07.RABDF-OC.svg
Colonel Lieutenant
Colonel
Major Captain First
Lieutenant
Second
Lieutenant
Officer
Cadet


Argentina Argentina
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No equivalent Argentina-Army-OF-9.svg Argentina-Army-OF-8.svg Argentina-Army-OF-7.svg Argentina-Army-OF-6.svg Argentina-Army-OF-5.svg Argentina-Army-OF-4.svg Argentina-Army-OF-3.svg Argentina-Army-OF-2.svg Argentina-Army-OF-1a.svg Argentina-Army-OF-1b.svg Argentina-Army-OF-(D).svg
Teniente General General de División General de Brigada Coronel Mayor Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Primero Teniente Subteniente


The Bahamas Bahamas No army


Barbados Barbados
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No equivalent
14.BDF-MG.svg 13.BDF-BG.svg 12.BDF-COL.svg 11.BDF-LTC.svg 10.BDF-MAJ.svg 09.BDF-CAPT.svg 08.BDF-1LT.svg 07.BDF-2LT.svg Barbados Army OF-(D).svg
Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet


Belize Belize
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No equivalent
Major-General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet
Major-General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet


Bolivia Bolivia
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No equivalent General De Fuerza (LTGEN).gif General De Division (MAJGEN).gif General De Brigada (Brig).gif No equivalent Coronel (COL).gif Teniente Coronel (LTCOL).gif Mayor (MJR).gif Captain (CPT).gif Teniente (1LT).gif Subteniente (2LT).gif Unknown
Army General
General De Ejercito
Divisional General
General De División
Brigade General
General De Brigada
Colonel
Coronel
Lieutenant-Colonel
Teniente Coronel
Major
Mayor
Captain
Captáin
First Lieutenant
Teniente
Second Lieutenant
Subteniente


Brazil Brazil
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Marshal
Army General
Divisional General
Brigade General
No equivalent
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Aspirant Officer
Marechal General-de-exército General-de-divisão General-de-brigada Coronel Tenente-coronel Major Capitão Primeiro tenente Segundo tenente Aspirante-a-oficial


Canada Canada
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No equivalent Canadian Army OF-9.svg Canadian Army OF-8.svg Canadian Army OF-7.svg Canadian Army OF-6.svg Canadian Army OF-5.svg Canadian Army OF-4.svg Canadian Army OF-3.svg Canadian Army OF-2.svg Canadian Army OF-1b.svg Canadian Army OF-1a.svg Canadian Army OF (D).svg No equivalent
General Lieutenant-General Major-General Brigadier-General Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer cadet
Général Lieutenant-général Major-général Brigadier-général Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant Élève-officier


Chile Chile
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No equivalent
Army General
Divisional General
Brigade General
Brigadier
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
Lieutenant
Sub-Lieutenant
Ensign
General de Ejército General de División General de Brigada Brigadier Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Subteniente Alférez


Colombia Colombia
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No equivalent Colombia-Army-OF-9.svg No equivalent Colombia-Army-OF-7.svg Colombia-Army-OF-6.svg Colombia-Army-OF-5.svg Colombia-Army-OF-4.svg Colombia-Army-OF-3.svg Colombia-Army-OF-2.svg Colombia-Army-OF-1b.svg Colombia-Army-OF-1a.svg
General de Ejercito Mayor General Brigadier General Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Subteniente


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
Costa Rica Costa Rica No army


Cuba Cuba
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Cuba-Army-OF-10.svg Cuba-Army-OF-9b.svg Cuba-Army-OF-9a.svg Cuba-Army-OF-8.svg Cuba-Army-OF-7.svg Cuba-Army-OF-6.svg Cuba-Army-OF-5.svg Cuba-Army-OF-4.svg Cuba-Army-OF-3.svg Cuba-Army-OF-2.svg Cuba-Army-OF-1c.svg Cuba-Army-OF-1b.svg Cuba-Army-OF-1a.svg Unknown
Comandante en Jefe General de Ejército Comandante de la Revolución General de Cuerpo de Ejército General de División General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Primer Teniente Teniente Subteniente


Dominica Dominica No army


Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
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No equivalent
Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet
Teniente General Mayor General General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Primer Teniente Segundo Teniente Cadete


Ecuador Ecuador
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No equivalent 17.ECA-GEN.svg 16.ECA-MG.svg 15.ECA-BG.svg No equivalent 14.ECA-COL.svg 13.ECA-LTC.svg 12.ECA-MAJ.svg 11.ECA-CAPT.svg 10.ECA-1LT.svg 09.ECA-2LT.svg Unknown
General de Ejército General de división General de brigada Coronel Teniente coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Subteniente


El Salvador El Salvador
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None.svg None.svg E 4 17 GD.png E 4 16 GB.png No equivalent E 4 15 CNEL.png E 4 14 TCNEL.png E 4 13 MYR.png E 4 12 CAP.png E 4 11 TTE.png E 4 10 STTE.png Unknown
Capitán General[1] General de Ejército[2] General de División General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Subteniente


Grenada Grenada No army


Guatemala Guatemala
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No equivalent General Division General Brigade General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major First Captain Second Captain First Lieutenant Sub-Lieutenant Unknown
Ministro de Defensa Nacional General Jefe de Estado Mayor General de División General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Primero Capitán Segundo Teniente Subteniente


Guyana Guyana
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Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Commander in Chief rank insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Minister of Defence rank insignia.svg Guyana-Army-OF-8.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Major General rank insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Brigadier General rank insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Colonel rank insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Lt Colonel rank insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Major rank insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Captain rank insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Lieutenant rank insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) 2nd Lieutenant rank insignia.svg Guyana-Army-OF-1a.svg Guyana-Army-OF-(D).svg
Field Marshal General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Ensign Officer Cadet


Haiti Haiti
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No equivalent
Haiti-Army-OF-8.svg No equivalent Haiti-Army-OF-6.svg Haiti-Army-OF-5.svg Haiti-Army-OF-4.svg Haiti-Army-OF-3.svg Haiti-Army-OF-2.svg Haiti-Army-OF-1b.svg Haiti-Army-OF-1a.svg Unknown
Lieutenant-général General de Brigade Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Capitáne Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant


Honduras Honduras
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No equivalent
HON-army-OF-7.svg HON-army-OF-6.svg HON-army-OF-5.svg HON-army-OF-4.svg HON-army-OF-3.svg HON-army-OF-2.svg HON-army-OF-1b.svg HON-army-OF-1a.svg Unknown
General de División General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Subteniente


Jamaica Jamaica
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No equivalent
Jamaica-Army-OF-7.svg Jamaica-Army-OF-6.svg Jamaica-Army-OF-5.svg Jamaica-Army-OF-4.svg Jamaica-Army-OF-3.svg Jamaica-Army-OF-2.svg Jamaica-Army-OF-1b.svg Jamaica-Army-OF-1a.svg Jamaica-Army-OF-(D).svg
Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet


Mexico Mexico
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No equivalent General Division General Brigade General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major First Captain Second Captain First Lieutenant Sub-Lieutenant Unknown
Secretario de
la Defensa Nacional
General de División General de Brigada General Brigadier Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Primero Capitán Segundo Teniente Subteniente


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


Panama Panama No army


Paraguay Paraguay
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No equivalent Paraguay-Army-OF-9.svg Paraguay-Army-OF-8.svg Paraguay-Army-OF-7.svg No equivalent Paraguay-Army-OF-5.svg Paraguay-Army-OF-4.svg Paraguay-Army-OF-3.svg Paraguay-Army-OF-2.svg Paraguay-Army-OF-1b.svg Paraguay-Army-OF-1a.svg None.svg
General de Ejército General de División General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Primero Teniente Subteniente


Peru Peru
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None.svg
Army General
Divisional General
Brigade General
No equivalent
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
Lieutenant
Sub-Lieutenant
Ensign
Gran Mariscal del Peru General de Ejército General de División General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Subteniente Cadete EMC


Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis
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No equivalent
Lieutenant-Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet
Lieutenant-Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet


Saint Lucia Saint Lucia No army


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines No army


Suriname Suriname
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No equivalent
Nl-landmacht-brigade generaal.svg Nl-landmacht-kolonel.svg Nl-landmacht-luitenant kolonel.svg Nl-landmacht-majoor.svg Nl-landmacht-kapitein ritmeester.svg Nl-landmacht-eerste luitenant.svg Nl-landmacht-tweede luitenant.svg Nl-landmacht-vaandrig.svg
Brigade-generaal Kolonel Luitenant-kolonel Majoor Kapitein/Ritmeester 1e Luitenant 2e Luitenant Vaandrig/Kornet


Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
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No equivalent
Trinidad and Tobago-Army-OF-07.svg TaT-Army-OF-06.svg TaT-Army-OF-05.svg TaT-Army-OF-04.svg TaT-Army-OF-03.svg Trinidad and Tobago-Army-OF-02.svg Trinidad and Tobago-Army-OF-01b.svg Trinidad and Tobago-Army-OF-01a.svg Trinidad and Tobago-Army-OF-(D).svg
Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain 1st Lieutenant Lieutenant Officer Cadet


United States United States
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General of the Army General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant Various Various
General of the Army[note 1] General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer candidate Officer cadet


Uruguay Uruguay
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No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg
General de ejército Teniente General Mayor General Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Primero Teniente Segundo Alférez


Venezuela Venezuela
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No equivalent General-in-Chief (Venezuela).PNG Major General (Venezuela).PNG Divisional General (Venezuela).PNG General-de-Brigada.png Coronel (Venezuela).png Teniente Coronel (Venezuela).png RMayor.jpg Captain (Venezuela).png 1st Lieutenant (Venezuela).png Sub-lieutenant (Venezuela).png Unknown
General en Jefe Mayor General General de Division General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Primer Teniente 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

Warrant officers (WO1–CW5)[edit]

Warrant Officers (WO) and Chief Warrant Officers (CWO) in the US Military rank below officers but above officer candidates and enlisted servicemen. The first warrant officer rank, WO1 does not have a "commission" associated with it, instead having a "Warrant" from the Secretary of the Army. Warrant officers are allowed the same courtesies as a commissioned officer, but may have some restrictions on their duties that are reserved for commissioned officers. Warrant officers usually receive a commission once they are promoted to Chief Warrant Officer 2 (CW2), but are usually not referred to as "commissioned officers". WO1s may be and sometimes are appointed by commission as stated in title 10USC.

Equivalent NATO rank WO-1 WO-2 WO-3 WO-4 WO-5
United States United States
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US-Army-WO1.svg US-Army-CW2.svg US-Army-CW3.svg US-Army-CW4.svg US-Army-CW5.svg
Warrant officer 1
Chief warrant officer 2
Chief warrant officer 3
Chief warrant officer 4
Chief warrant officer 5


Venezuela Venezuela
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EjMaestroTecnico3ra.png EjMaestroTecnico2da.png EjMaestroTecnico1ra.png EjMaestroTecnicoMayor.png EjMaestroTecnicoSupervisor.png
Maestro Técnico De Tercera Maestro Técnico De Segunda Maestro Técnico De Primera Maestro Técnico Mayor Maestro Técnico Supervisor
Equivalent NATO rank WO-1 WO-2 WO-3 WO-4 WO-5

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Title; Honorary or posthumous rank; war time rank; ceremonial rank

See also[edit]

  1. ^ Degree in study, never granted until now.
  2. ^ Ostentated by Gerardo Brrios.