List of comparative military ranks

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Navies Armies Air forces
Commissioned officers
Admiral of
the fleet
Field marshal or
General of the Army
Marshal of
the air force
Admiral General Air chief marshal
Vice admiral Lieutenant general Air marshal
Rear admiral Major general Air vice-marshal
Commodore Brigadier or
Brigadier general
Air commodore
Captain Colonel Group captain
Commander Lieutenant colonel Wing commander
Lieutenant
commander
Major or
Commandant
Squadron leader
Lieutenant Captain Flight lieutenant
Sub-lieutenant Lieutenant or
First lieutenant
Flying officer
Midshipman Second lieutenant Pilot officer
Officer cadet Officer cadet Officer cadet
Enlisted grades
Warrant officer or
Chief petty officer
Warrant officer or
Sergeant major
Warrant officer
Petty officer Sergeant Sergeant
Leading seaman Corporal or
Bombardier
Corporal
Seaman Private or
Gunner or
Trooper
Aircraftman or
Airman
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This article is a list of various states' 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[edit]

Algeria[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Australia[edit]

Austria[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Canada[edit]

China[edit]

Colombia[edit]

Croatia[edit]

Cuba[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Egypt[edit]

Estonia[edit]

Finland[edit]

France[edit]

Gabon[edit]

Georgia[edit]

Germany[edit]

Greece[edit]

Hungary[edit]

India[edit]

Indonesia[edit]

Iran[edit]

Iraq[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Israel[edit]

Italy[edit]

Japan[edit]

Jordan[edit]

Kosovo[edit]

Laos[edit]

Lebanon[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Mexico[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Nicaragua[edit]

North Korea[edit]

Norway[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Peru[edit]

Philippines[edit]

Poland[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Romania[edit]

Russia[edit]

Serbia[edit]

Singapore[edit]

Slovakia[edit]

Slovenia[edit]

South Africa[edit]

South Korea[edit]

Spain[edit]

Sri Lanka[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

Taiwan[edit]

Tanzania[edit]

Thailand[edit]

Turkey[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

Venezuela[edit]

Vietnam[edit]

Continental comparisons[edit]

Africa[edit]

Americas[edit]

Asia[edit]

Europe[edit]

Oceania[edit]

Other comparisons[edit]

NATO[edit]

Commonwealth of Nations[edit]

Previous eras[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

First and Second World War comparisons[edit]

External links[edit]