The Military ranks of Ecuador are the military insignia used by the Armed Forces of Ecuador.

As in Chile and Venezuela, its system of ranks and insignia is based on the Prussian one, introduced in early 1900s.

Commissioned officers

Different rank insignia are used by officers of the Army, Navy and Air Force.

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
 Ecuadorian Army
No equivalent
No equivalent
Unknown
Army general
General de Ejército
Divisional general
General de división
Brigadier general
General de brigada
Colonel
Coronel
Lieutenant colonel
Teniente coronel
Major
Mayor
Captain
Capitán
Lieutenant
Teniente
Second lieutenant
Subteniente


 Ecuadorian Navy
No equivalent
No equivalent
Admiral
Almirante
Vice Admiral
Vicealmirante
Rear Admiral
Contralmirante
Captain
Capitán De Navío
Commander
Capitán De Fragata
Lieutenant Commander
Capitán De Corbeta
Lieutenant
Teniente De Navío
Lieutenant (junior grade)
Teniente De Fragata
Ensign
Alferez De Fragata
Student Officer 4th Class
Guardiamarina 4to Año
Student Officer 3rd Class
Guardiamarina 3er Año
Student Officer 2nd Class
Guardiamarina 2do Año
Student Officer 1st Class
Guardiamarina 1er Año


 Ecuadorian Naval Infantry Corps
No equivalent No equivalent Unknown
Admiral
Almirante
Vice Admiral
Vicealmirante
Rear Admiral
Contralmirante
Captain
Capitán De Navío
Commander
Capitán De Fragata
Lieutenant Commander
Capitán De Corbeta
Lieutenant
Teniente De Navío
Lieutenant (junior grade)
Teniente De Fragata
Ensign
Alferez De Fragata


Ecuadorian Air Force
No equivalent
No equivalent
Unknown
General of the Air
General del aire
Lieutenant general
Teniente general
Major general
Brigadier general
Colonel
Coronel
Lieutenant colonel
Teniente coronel
Major
Mayor
Captain
Capitán
Lieutenant
Teniente
Second lieutenant
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

Enlisted

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

Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
 Ecuadorian Army
No equivalent
No equivalent
Senior Sergeant Major
Sub-Oficial Mayor
Sergeant Major
Sub-Oficial Primero
Master Sergeant
Sub-Oficial Segundo
Staff Sergeant
Sargento Primero
Sergeant
Sargento Segundo
Corporal
Cabo Primero
Lance Corporal
Cabo Segundo
Private
Soldado


 Ecuadorian Navy
No equivalent
Fleet Force Master Chief Petty Officer
Sub-Oficial Mayor
Master Chief Petty Officer
Sub-Oficial Primero
Chief Petty Officer
Sub-Oficial Segundo
Petty Officer First Class
Sargento Primero
Petty Officer Second Class
Sargento Segundo
Petty Officer Third Class
Cabo Primero
Seaman
Cabo Segundo
Seaman Apprentice
Marinero
Seaman Recruit 2nd Class
Grumete 2do Año
Seaman Recruit 1st Class
Grumete 1er Año


 Ecuadorian Naval Infantry Corps
No equivalent
Fleet Force Master
Chief Petty Officer

Sub-Oficial Mayor
Master Chief
Petty Officer

Sub-Oficial Primero
Chief Petty Officer
Sub-Oficial Segundo
Petty Officer First Class
Sargento Primero
Petty Officer Second Class
Sargento Segundo
Petty Officer Third Class
Cabo Primero
Seaman
Cabo Segundo
Seaman Apprentice
Marinero
Seaman Recruit
2nd Class

Grumete 2do Año
Seaman Recruit
1st Class

Grumete 1er Año


Ecuadorian Air Force
No equivalent
No equivalent
Senior Sergeant Major
Sub-Oficial Mayor
Sergeant Major
Sub-Oficial Primero
Master Sergeant
Sub-Oficial Segundo
Staff Sergeant
Sargento Primero
Sergeant
Sargento Segundo
Corporal
Cabo Primero
Lance Corporal
Cabo Segundo
Private
Soldado
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

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