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The Military ranks of Mongolia are the military insignia used by the Mongolian Armed Forces and other military organisations such as Border defense troops, Internal troops, National emergency management agency, General executive agency of Court decision, General intelligence agency, and the State special security department.[1]

Current ranks and insignia

Current rank system is established in 2003 by introducing Sergeant major and Master sergeant ranks.[2] In 2006 Brigadier general, General ranks were introduced and Colonel general, General of the Army ranks were abolished.[3] Current set of rank insignia introduced in 2017. Officers insignia ulzii replaced by five-pointed star and non-commissioned officers insignia pattern replaced by chevrons.[4]

Enlisted personnels

Ranks Equivalent
NATO Code
Armed forces Border defense troops Internal troops
Compulsory service Voluntary service Compulsory service Voluntary service Compulsory service Voluntary service
Private
Байлдагч
OR-1
Unknown
Senior private
Ахлах байлдагч
OR-2
Unknown
Junior corporal
Дэд түрүүч
Unknown
Corporal
Түрүүч
OR-3
Unknown
Senior corporal
Ахлах түрүүч
OR-4
Unknown

Non-commissioned officers

Ranks Equivalent
NATO Code
Parade uniform Service uniform Uniform shirt Field uniform
Junior sergeant
Дэд ахлагч
OR-5
Sergeant
Aхлагч
OR-6
Senior sergeant
Aхлах ахлагч
OR-7
Master sergeant
Cургагч ахлагч
OR-8
Sergeant major
Тэргүүн ахлагч
OR-9

Commissioned Officers ranks and insignia

Ranks Equivalent
NATO Code
Parade uniform Service uniform Uniform shirt Field uniform
Second Lieutenant
Дэслэгч
OF-1
Lieutenant
Ахлах дэслэгч
Captain
Ахмад
OF-2
Major
Хошууч
OF-3
Lieutenant Colonel
Дэд хурандаа
OF-4
Colonel
Хурандаа
OF-5
Brigadier general
Бригадын генерал
OF-6
Major general
Хошууч генерал
OF-7
Lieutenant general
Дэслэгч генерал
OF-8
General
Генерал
OF-9

Shoulder board of government officials

Branch and service color

Colors padding of shoulder boards and piping on uniforms are used in order to represent the type of branch or military organization.

Ground force branch of the Armed forces:   Red
Air force branch of the Armed forces,
General intelligence agency, State special security department:
  Blue
Border troops:   Green
Internal troops, General executive agency of Court decision:   Dark red
National emergency management agency (Civil defence):   Orange

Historical

Ranks and insignia from 1990 to 1998

In 1990, by the decree of Presidium of People's great khural, officers and non-commissioned officers insignia changed to 1936 design ulzii and "AA" letters of abbreviation People's army removed from enlisted personnel's shoulder board.[9]

Officers

Designation Middle officers Senior officers Higher officers
Parade uniform
No
equivalent
No
equivalent
Service uniform
No
equivalent
No
equivalent
Rank
designation
Lieutenant Senior
lieutenant
Captain Major Lieutenant
colonel
Colonel Major
general
Lieutenant
general
Colonel
general
Дэслэгч Ахлах
дэслэгч
Ахмад Хошууч Дэд
хурандаа
Хурандаа Хошууч
генерал
Дэслэгч
генерал
Хурандаа
генерал
NATO-equivalent OF-1 OF-2 OF-3 OF-4 OF-5 OF-6 OF-7 OF-8 OF-9 OF-10

Non-commissioned officers and Enlisted personnels

Designation Enlisted personnels Non-commissioned officers
Parade uniform
Service uniform
Rank
designation
Private Senior
private
Junior
corporal
Corporal Senior
corporal
Junior
sergeant
Sergeant Senior
sergeant
Байлдагч Ахлах
байлдагч
Дэд
түрүүч
Түрүүч Ахлах
түрүүч
Дэд
ахлагч
Ахлагч Ахлах
ахлагч
NATO-equivalent OR-1 OR-2 OR-3 OR-4 OR-5 OF-6 OR-7

Ranks and insignia from 1998 to 2017

In 1998, by the Presidential decree No.180, new uniform and rank insignia design approved.[10] In 2011 generals shoulder board insignia ulzii changed to five pointed star[11] and camouflage pattern of all field uniforms and shoulder boards changed to 4-tone digital pattern.

Officers

Designation Middle officers Senior officers Higher officers
Parade uniform
No equivalent
Service uniform
No equivalent
Field uniform
No equivalent
Rank
designation
Lieutenant Senior
lieutenant
Captain Major Lieutenant
colonel
Colonel Brigadier
general
Major
general
Lieutenant
general
General
(Until 2006
Major general)
(Until 2006
Lieutenant general)
(Until 2006
Colonel general)
Дэслэгч Ахлах
дэслэгч
Ахмад Хошууч Дэд
хурандаа
Хурандаа Бригадын
генерал
Хошууч
генерал
Дэслэгч
генерал
Генерал
(2006 он хүртэл
Хошууч генерал)
(2006 он хүртэл
Дэслэгч генерал)
(2006 он хүртэл
Хурандаа генерал)
NATO-equivalent OF-1 OF-2 OF-3 OF-4 OF-5 OF-6 OF-7 OF-8 OF-9 OF-10

Non-commissioned officers and Enlisted personnels

Designation Enlisted personnels Non-commissioned officers
Parade uniform
Service uniform
Field uniform
Rank
designation
Private Senior
private
Junior
corporal
Corporal Senior
corporal
Junior
sergeant
Sergeant Senior
sergeant
Master
sergeant
Sergeant
major
(From 2003) (From 2003)
Байлдагч Ахлах
байлдагч
Дэд
түрүүч
Түрүүч Ахлах
түрүүч
Дэд
ахлагч
Ахлагч Ахлах
ахлагч
Сургагч
ахлагч
Тэргүүн
ахлагч
(2003 оноос) (2003 оноос)
NATO-equivalent OR-1 OR-2 OR-3 OR-4 OR-5 OF-6 OR-7 OR-8 OR-9

Black variant of shoulder board

Black embroidery variant of officers and NCO's shoulder board was used mainly in peacekeeping missions.[12][13]

See also

Military ranks of the Mongolian People's Republic

References