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Rank comparison chart of navies of Asian states.

Note: Since none of the countries on this list are part of NATO, the conversion to equivalent NATO ranks are approximate.

Officers

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
Afghanistan Afghanistan No navy


Armenia Armenia No navy


 Azerbaijani Navy
No equivalent
No equivalent
admiral vitse-admiral kontr-admiral birinci dәrәcәli kapitan ikinci dәrәcәli kapitan üçüncü dәrәcәli kapitan kapitan-leytenant baş leytenant leytenant kiçik leytenant


 Royal Bahrain Naval Force
No equivalent
Fleet
Admiral
(مشیر)
General
(فريق أول)
Lieutenant
General
(فريق)
Major
General
(لواء)
Brigadier
General
(عميد)
Colonel
(عقيد)
Lieutenant
Colonel
(مقدم)
Major
(رائد)
Captain
(نقيب)
First
Lieutenant
(ملازم أول)
Second
Lieutenant
(ملازم)


 Bangladesh Navy
No equivalent
Admiral Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Sub-lieutenant Acting Sub-lieutenant Midshipman Officer Cadet


Bhutan Bhutan No navy


 Royal Brunei Navy
Fleet Admiral
Laksamana Armada
Admiral
Laksamana
Vice Admiral
Laksamana Madya
Rear Admiral
Laksamana Muda
First Admiral
Laksamana Pertama
Captain
Kepten
Commander
Komander
Lieutenant Commander
Leftenan Komander
Lieutenant
Leftenan
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Leftenan Madya
Sub-Lieutenant
Leftenan Muda
Midshipman
Pegawai Kadet


 Royal Cambodian Navy
No equivalent
នាយឧត្តមនាវី ឧត្តមនាវីឯក ឧត្តមនាវីទោ ឧត្តមនាវីត្រី វរនាវីឯក វរនាវីទោ វរនាវីត្រី អនុនាវីឯក អនុនាវីទោ អនុនាវីត្រី នាយចំណង់
Admiral Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Lieutenant Junior Grade Ensign Officer cadet


 PLA Navy
No equivalent
Admiral
海军上将
Vice Admiral
海军中将
Rear Admiral
海军少将
Senior Captain
海军大校
Captain
海军上校
Commander
海军中校
Lieutenant Commander
海军少校
Lieutenant
海军上尉
Lieutenant Junior Grade
海军中尉
Ensign
海军少尉
Officer Cadet
海军學員


 Republic of China Navy
No equivalent
No equivalent
Full Admiral
一級上將
Admiral
二級上將
Vice admiral
中將
Rear admiral
少將
Captain
上校
Commander
中校
Lieutenant commander
少校
Lieutenant
上尉
Lieutenant (junior grade)
中尉
Ensign
少尉
Officer cadet
軍校生


 Republic of China Marine Corps
No equivalent
No equivalent
General
二級上將
Lieutenant
general

中將
Major
general

少將
Colonel
上校
Lieutenant
colonel

中校
Major
少校
Captain
上尉
First
lieutenant

中尉
Second
lieutenant

少尉
Third
lieutenant

Officer cadet
軍校生


 Indian Navy
Admiral of the fleet
एडमिरल ऑफ़ द फ्लीट
Admiral
एडमिरल
Vice Admiral
वाइस एडमिरल
Rear Admiral
रियर एडमिरल
Commodore
कमोडोर
Captain
कैप्टन
Commander
कमांडर
Lieutenant commander
लेफ्टिनेंट कमांडर
Lieutenant
लेफ्टिनेंट
Sub-lieutenant
सब-लेफ्टिनेंट
Midshipman


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
 Indonesian Navy
Laksamana Besar Laksamana Laksamana Madya Laksamana Muda Laksamana Pertama Kolonel Letnan Kolonel Mayor Kapten Letnan Satu Letnan Dua
Grand Admiral Admiral Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Commodore Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant


 Iranian Navy
No equivalent
Admiral
دریابد
Vice admiral
دریاسالار
Rear admiral
دریابان
Commodore
دریادار
Second commodore
دریادار 2
First captain
ناخدا یکم
Second captain
ناخدا دوم
Third captain
ناخدا سوم
Captain lieutenant
ناوسروان
First lieutenant
ناوبان یکم
Second lieutenant
ناوبان دوم
Third lieutenant
ناوبان سوم
Imam Khomeini Naval University
officer cadet
دانشجوی دانشگاه امام خمینی (ره)


 Iraq
No equivalent
Admiral of the fleet
(مهيب)
Admiral
(فريق أول)
Vice admiral
(فريق)
Rear admiral
(لواء)
Flotilla Admiral
(عميد)
Captain
(عقيد)
Commander
(مقدم)
Lieutenant commander
(رائد)
Lieutenant
(نقيب)
Sub-lieutenant
(ملازم أول)
Ensign
(ملازم)


 Israeli Navy
No equivalent
Major General
(אלוף)
Brigadier General
(תת אלוף)
Colonel
(אלוף משנה)
Lieutenant Colonel
(סגן אלוף)
Major
(רב סרן)
Captain
(סרן)
Lieutenant
(סגן)
Second Lieutenant
(סגן משנה)
Superior Academic Officer
(קצין אקדמי בכיר)
Professional Academic Officer
(קצין מקצועי אקדמי)


 Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
No equivalent
No equivalent
No equivalent
Admiral
海将
(統合幕僚長および海上幕僚長)
Vice admiral
海将
Rear admiral
海将補
Captain
1等海佐
Commander
2等海佐
Lieutenant commander
3等海佐
Lieutenant
1等海尉
Lieutenant junior grade
2等海尉
Ensign
3等海尉


 Royal Jordanian Navy
Field marshal
مشير
General
فريق أول
Lieutenant general
فريق
Major general
لواء
Brigadier general
عميد
Colonel
عقيد
Lieutenant colonel
مقدم
Major
رائد
Captain
نقيب
First lieutenant
ملازم أول
Second lieutenant
ملازم ثاني
Student cadet
تلميذ مرشح


 Kazakh Naval Forces
No equivalent
Fleet Admiral
(Флоттың адмиралы)
Admiral
(Адмирал)
Vice Admiral
(Вице-адмирал)
Counter admiral
(Контр-адмирал)
Captain 1st rank
(Бiрiншi дәрежелi капитан)
Captain 2nd rank
(Екiншi дәрежелi капитан)
Captain 3rd rank
(Үшiншi дәрежелi капитан)
Captain Lieutenant
(Капитан-лейтенант)
Senior Lieutenant
(Аға лейтенант)
Lieutenant
(лейтенант)
Kursant


 Korean People's Army Naval Force
No equivalent
No equivalent
Fleet Admiral
(대장)
Taejang
Admiral
(상장)
Sangjang
Vice Admiral
(중장)
Chungjang
Rear Admiral
(소장)
Sojang
Commodore
(대좌)
Taechwa
Captain
(상좌)
Sangjwa
Commander
(중좌)
Chungjwa
Lieutenant Commander
(소좌)
Sojwa
Lieutenant
(대위)
Taewi
Lieutenant junior grade
(상위)
Sangwi
Sub-lieutenant
(중위)
Chungwi
Ensign
(소위)
Sowi


 Republic of Korea Navy
No equivalent
Wonsu
(원수; 元帥)
Fleet admiral
Daejang
(대장; 大將)
Admiral
Jungjang
(중장; 中將)
Vice admiral
Sojang
(소장; 少將)
Rear admiral
Junjang
(준장; 準將)
Rear admiral
(lower half)
Daeryeong
(대령; 大領)
Captain
Jungnyeong
(중령; 中領)
Commander
Soryeong
(소령; 少領)
Lieutenant commander
Daewi
(대위; 大尉)
Lieutenant
Jungwi
(중위; 中尉)
Lieutenant (junior grade)
Sowi
(소위; 少尉)
Ensign


 Republic of Korea Marine Corps
No equivalent
Unknown
Daejang
General
(대장)
Jungjang
Lieutenant general
(중장)
Sojang
Major general
(소장)
Junjang
Brigadier general
(준장)
Daeryeong
Colonel
(대령)
Jungnyeong
Lieutenant colonel
(중령)
Soryeong
Major
(소령)
Daewi
Captain
(대위)
Jungwi
First lieutenant
(중위)
Sowi
Second lieutenant
(소위)


 Kuwait Navy
No equivalent
No equivalent
Admiral
(فريق أول)
Vice Admiral
(فريق)
Rear Admiral
(لواء)
Rear Admiral (lower half)
(عميد)
Captain
(عقيد)
Commander
(مقدم)
Lieutenant Commander
(رائد)
Lieutenant
(نقيب)
Lieutenant Junior Grade
(ملازم أول)
Ensign
(ملازم)


Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan No navy


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
Laos Laos No navy


 Lebanese Navy
No equivalent
No equivalent

Fleet Admiral
عميد قائد القوات البحرية
Brigadier
General
عميد
Colonel
عقيد
Lieutenant
Colonel
مقدم
Major
رائد
Captain
نقيب
First
Lieutenant
ملازم أول
Second
Lieutenant
ملازم
3rd Year
Student
2nd Year
Student
1st Year
Student


 Royal Malaysian Navy
Laksamana Armada
Fleet Admiral
Laksamana
Admiral
Laksamana Madya
Vice Admiral
Laksamana Muda
Rear Admiral
Laksamana Pertama
First Admiral
Kepten
Captain
Komander
Commander
Leftenan Komander
Lieutenant Commander
Leftenan
Lieutenant
Leftenan Madya
Lieutenant (junior grade)
Leftenan Muda
Ensign
Kadet Kanan
Midshipman
Pegawai Kadet
Officer Cadet


Maldivian Coast Guard
No equivalent
Brigadier general
ބްރިގޭޑިއަރ ޖެނެރަލް
Colonel
ކާނަލް
Lieutenant colonel
ލެފްޓިނަންޓް ކާނަލް
Major
މޭޖަރ
Captain
ކެޕްޓަން
Lieutenant
ފަސްޓް ލެފްޓިނަންޓް
Second lieutenant
ލެފްޓިނަންޓް
Officer Cadet


Mongolia Mongolia No navy


 Myanmar Navy
No equivalent
No equivalent
Admiral Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Sub-Lieutenant Midshipman


Nepal Nepal No navy


 Royal Navy of Oman
Admiral of
the Fleet
Admiral Vice
Admiral
Rear
Admiral
Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant
Commander
Lieutenant Sublieutenant 1 Sublieutenant 2 Midshipman


 Pakistan Navy
Admiral of the fleet Admiral Vice admiral Rear admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant commander Lieutenant Sub-lieutenant Midshipman


 Philippine Navy
No equivalent
Admiral Vice admiral Rear admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant commander Lieutenant Lieutenant (junior grade) Ensign


 Qatari Emiri Navy
No equivalent
No equivalent
Admiral
فريق أول
Vice admiral
فريق
Rear admiral
لواء
Commodore
عميد
Captain
عقيد
Commander
مقدم
Lieutenant commander
رائد
Lieutenant
نقيب
Sub-lieutenant
ملازم أول
Second lieutenant
ملازم


 Russian Navy
No equivalent
Fleet admiral
Адмирал флота
Admiral
Адмирал
Vice admiral
Вице-адмирал
Counter admiral
Контр-адмирал
Captain 1st rank
Капитан 1-го ранга
Captain 2nd rank
Капитан 2-го ранга
Captain 3rd rank
Капитан 3-го ранга
Captain lieutenant
Капитан-лейтенант
Senior lieutenant
Старший лейтенант
Lieutenant
Лейтенант
Junior lieutenant
Младший лейтенант
Kursant
Курсант


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
 Royal Saudi Navy
No equivalent
No equivalent
Admiral Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Sub Lieutenant Ensign
Fariq awwal
(فريق أول)
Fariq
(فريق‎‎)
Liwaa'
(لواء‎‎)
'amid
(عميد)
'aqid
(عقيد)
Moqaddim
(مقدم)
Ra'id
(رائد‎‎)
Naqib
(نقيب)
Molazim awwal
(ملازم أول)
Molazim
(ملازم)


 Republic of Singapore Navy
No equivalent Insignia not known
Admiral Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Rear Admiral (junior grade) Colonel Senior Lieutenant Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Midshipman Midshipman Midshipman


 Sri Lanka Navy
Admiral of the fleet Admiral Vice admiral Rear admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant commander Lieutenant Sub-lieutenant Acting Sub-lieutenant Midshipman


 Syrian Arab Navy
No equivalent
No equivalent
Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Flotilla Admiral Captain Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Lieutenant (junior grade) Ensign


Tajikistan Tajikistan No navy


 Royal Thai Navy
จอมพลเรือ พลเรือเอก พลเรือโท พลเรือตรี พลเรือจัตวา นาวาเอก นาวาโท นาวาตรี เรือเอก เรือโท เรือตรี นักเรียนนายเรือ
Admiral of the Fleet Admiral Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Lieutenant Junior Grade Sub-Lieutenant Midshipman


 East Timor Navy
No equivalent
Capitão-tenente Primeiro-tenente Segundo-tenente Guarda-marinha Aspirante


 Turkmen Naval Forces
No equivalent
Unknown
Admiral Vice Admiral Counter admiral Captain 1st rank Captain 2nd rank Captain 3rd rank Captain Lieutenant Senior lieutenant Lieutenant Junior lieutenant


 United Arab Emirates Navy
No equivalent
No equivalent
Fariq Awwal
(فريق أول‎‎)
Fariq
(فريق)
Liwa
(لواء)
Amid
(عميد)
Aqid
(عقيد)
Muqaddam
(مقدم)
Ra'id
(رائد)
Naqib
(نقيب)
Mulazim Awwal
(ملازم أول)
Mulazim
(ملازم)


 Uzbekistan Naval Forces
No equivalent
No equivalent
Captain 1st Rank Captain 2nd rank Captain 3rd rank Captain-Lieutenant Senior Lieutenant Lieutenant Junior Lieutenant


 Vietnam People's Navy
No equivalent
Admiral
(Đô đốc)
Vice Admiral
(Phó Đô đốc)
Rear Admiral
(Chuẩn Đô đốc)
Senior Captain
(Đại tá)
Captain
(Thượng tá)
Commander
(Trung tá)
Lieutenant Commander
(Thiếu tá)
Senior Lieutenant
(Đại úy)
Lieutenant
(Thượng úy)
Sub-Lieutenant
(Trung úy)
Ensign
(Thiếu úy)
Officer Cadet
(Học viên Sĩ quan)


 Yemeni Navy
No equivalent
No equivalent
Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Sub Lieutenant Ensign
'amid
(عميد)
'aqid
(عقيد)
Moqaddim
(مقدم)
Ra'id
(رائد‎‎)
Naqib
(نقيب)
Molazim awwal
(ملازم أول)
Molazim Thani
(ملازم)


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

Equivalent
NATO rank
WO-5 WO-4 WO-3 WO-2 WO-1
 Republic of China Marine Corps
No equivalent
Warrant Officer
(纯尉
Chunwèi)


 Republic of Korea Navy
No equivalent
Jun-wi
준위
Warrant Officer


 Republic of Korea Marine Corps
No equivalent
Jun-wi
준위
Warrant Officer


Maldivian Coast Guard
Chief Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Grade 4 Warrant Officer Grade 3 Warrant Officer Grade 2 Warrant Officer Grade 1


 Republic of Singapore Navy
Chief warrant officer Senior warrant officer Master warrant officer First warrant officer Second warrant officer Third warrant officer


 Vietnam People's Navy
Chief
Warrant Officer

(Thượng tá QNCN)
Senior
Warrant Officer

(Trung tá QNCN)
Master
Warrant Officer

(Thiếu tá QNCN)
First
Warrant Officer

(Đại úy QNCN)
Second
Warrant Officer

(Thượng úy QNCN)
Third
Warrant Officer

(Trung úy QNCN)
Fourth
Warrant Officer

(Thiếu úy QNCN)
Equivalent
NATO rank
WO-5 WO-4 WO-3 WO-2 WO-1

Notes

See also