Croatian military ranks

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The Croatian military ranks are the military insignia used by the Republic of Croatia Armed Forces.

Officer ranks[edit]

The sleeve insignia for Kapetan bojnog broda.

Labels ranks for members of the Croatian Ground Army and Croatian Air Force and Defense are identical, except that the ranks of the Ground Army are gold and of the Air Force and Defense are silver.

The rank insignia for commissioned officers for the army, navy and air force respectively.

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
 Croatia
(Edit)
Army-HRV-OF-10.svg Army-HRV-OF-09.svg Army-HRV-OF-08.svg Army-HRV-OF-07.svg Army-HRV-OF-06.svg Army-HRV-OF-05.svg Army-HRV-OF-04.svg Army-HRV-OF-03.svg Army-HRV-OF-02.svg Army-HRV-OF-01a.svg Army-HRV-OF-01b.svg No equivalent
Stožerni general General zbora General pukovnik General bojnik Brigadni general Brigadir Pukovnik Bojnik Satnik Natporučnik Poručnik
Translation General of the Army General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant
Croatia Croatia
(Edit)
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
Admiral flote Admiral Viceadmiral Kontraadmiral Komodor Kapetan bojnog broda Kapetan fregate Kapetan korvete Poručnik bojnog broda Poručnik fregate Poručnik korvete
Translation Fleet Admiral Admiral Vice Admiral Counter Admiral Commodore Ship-of-the-line Captain Frigate captain Corvette captain Ship-of-the-line lieutenant Frigate Lieutenant Corvette Lieutenant
Croatia Croatia
(Edit)
Naramenica službene odore stožernog generala HRZ i PZO.svg Naramenica službene odore generala zbora HRZ i PZO.svg Naramenica službene odore generala pukovnika HRZ i PZO.svg Naramenica službene odore generala bojnika HRZ i PZO.svg Naramenica službene odore brigadnog generala HRZ i PZO.svg Naramenica službene odore brigadira HRZ i PZO.svg Naramenica službene odore pukovnika HRZ i PZO.svg Naramenica službene odore bojnika HRZ i PZO.svg Naramenica službene odore satnika HRZ i PZO.svg Naramenica službene odore natporučnika HRZ i PZO.svg Naramenica službene odore poručnika HRZ i PZO.svg No equivalent
Stožerni general General zbora General pukovnik General bojnik Brigadni general Brigadir Pukovnik Bojnik Satnik Natporučnik Poručnik
Translation General of the Air Force General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant
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 ranks[edit]

The insignia of Nadnarednik on desert camouflage.

The rank insignia for enlisted personnel for the army, navy and air force respectively.

NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Croatia Croatia
(Edit)
Army-HRV-OR-09.svg Army-HRV-OR-08.svg Army-HRV-OR-07.svg Army-HRV-OR-06.svg Army-HRV-OR-05.svg Army-HRV-OR-04.svg Army-HRV-OR-03.svg Army-HRV-OR-02.svg No insignia
Časnički namjesnik Stožerni narednik Nadnarednik Narednik Desetnik Skupnik Razvodnik Pozornik Vojnik
Translation Sergeant Major Master Sergeant Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private First Class Private
Croatia Croatia
(Edit)
Rukav zimske odore časničkog namjesnika HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore stožernog narednika HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore nadnarednika HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore narednika HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore desetnika HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore skupnika HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore razvodnika HRM.svg Rukav zimske odore pozornika HRM.svg No insignia
Časnički namjesnik Stožerni narednik Nadnarednik Narednik Desetnik Skupnik Razvodnik Pozornik Mornar
Translation Master Chief Petty Officer Senior Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer 1st Class Petty Officer 2nd Class Petty Officer 3rd Class Seaman Seaman Recruit
Croatia Croatia
(Edit)
Naramenica odore časničkog namjesnika HRZ i PZO.svg Naramenica odore stožernog narednika HRZ i PZO.svg Naramenica odore nadnarednika HRZ i PZO.svg Naramenica odore narednika HRZ i PZO.svg Naramenica odore desetnika HRZ i PZO.svg Naramenica odore skupnika HRZ i PZO.svg Naramenica odore razvodnika HRZ i PZO.svg Naramenica odore pozornika HRZ i PZO.svg No insignia
Časnički namjesnik Stožerni narednik Nadnarednik Narednik Desetnik Skupnik Razvodnik Pozornik Vojnik
Translation Sergeant Major Master Sergeant Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Airman First Class Airman
NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

Etymology[edit]

  • Časnik - derived from čast (honour), and indicating "one who is honoured", i.e. with a commission, or "one who holds (the) honour".
  • Dočasnik - after two Croatian words, do (by) and čast (honour). The one who stands by the officer, the one who is subordinate to an officer.
  • Pozornik - after Croatian word pozor (attention). The one who follows the order pozor.
  • Razvodnik - after Croatian verb razvoditi. The one who leads.
  • Skupnik - after Croatian noun skup (group). The one who leads the group.
  • Desetnik - after Croatian number deset (ten). The one who leads ten men.
  • Narednik - after Croatian noun naredba (order). The one who orders.
  • Nadnarednik - after two Croatian words, nad (above) and naredba (order). The one who is above narednik.
  • Stožerni narednik - after two Croatian words, stožer (headquarters, staff) and naredba (order). The one who is a narednik to serve in the army staff.
  • Časnički namjesnik - after two Croatian words, časnik (officer) and namjesnik (governor). The one who governs as an officer.
  • Poručnik - after Croatian word poruka (message), the messenger.
  • Natporučnk - the one who is above poručnik.
  • Satnik - after old Croatian sat (hundred). The one who leads the group of hundred men.
  • Bojnik - after Croatian noun boj (battle). The one who leads the battle.
  • Pukovnik - after Croatian noun pukovnija (regiment) (this word came from puk which means folk). The one who leads the regiment.
  • Brigadir - after word brigada (from French brigade). The one who leads a brigade.
  • Brigadni general - a general of the brigade.
  • Kapetan korvete - captain of the corvette.
  • Kapetan fregate - captain of the frigate.
  • Kapetan bojnog broda - captain of the battleship.

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]