Commissioned officers' rank comparison chart of all land forces of NATO member states. For the comparison chart of the enlisted, non-commissioned officers (NCO), see Ranks and insignia of NATO armies enlisted.

Officers (OF 1–10)

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
 Albanian Land Force
No equivalent
No equivalent
Gjeneral Lejtant Gjeneral Major Gjeneral Brigade Kolonel Nënkolonel Major Kapiten Toger Nëntoger


 Belgian Land Component
No equivalent
No equivalent
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Senior Captain Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet
Generaal Luitenant-generaal Generaal-majoor Brigadegeneraal Kolonel Luitenant-kolonel Majoor Kapitein-commandant Kapitein Luitenant Onderluitenant Aspirant


 Bulgarian Land Forces
No equivalent
No equivalent
Генерал
General
Генерал-лейтенант
General-leytenant
Генерал-майор
General-mayor
Бригаден генерал
Brigaden general
Полковник
Polkovnik
Подполковник
Podpolkovnik
Майор
Mayor
Капитан
Kapitan
Старши лейтенант
Starshi leytenant
Лейтенант
Leytenant


 Canadian Army
No equivalent
No equivalent
General Lieutenant-general Major-general Brigadier-general Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer cadet
Général Lieutenant-général Major-général Brigadier-général Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant Élève-officier


 Croatian Army
No equivalent
Stožerni general General zbora General pukovnik General bojnik Brigadni general Brigadir Pukovnik Bojnik Satnik Natporučnik Poručnik


 Czech Land Forces
No equivalent
No equivalent
Army general
Armádní generál
Lieutenant general
Generálporučík
Major general
Generálmajor
Brigadier general
Brigádní generál
Colonel
Plukovník
Lieutenant colonel
Podplukovník
Major Captain
Kapitán
First lieutenant
Nadporučík
Lieutenant
Poručík


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
 Royal Danish Army
No equivalent
No equivalent
General Lieutenant general
Generalløjtnant
Major general
Generalmajor
Brigadier
Brigadegeneral
Colonel
Oberst
Lieutenant colonel
Oberstløjtnant
Major Captain
Kaptajn
First lieutenant
Premierløjtnant
Lieutenant
Løjtnant
Second lieutenant
Sekondløjtnant


 Estonian Land Forces
No equivalent
No equivalent
General
Kindral
Lieutenant general
Kindralleitnant
Major general
Kindralmajor
Brigadier general
Brigaadikindral
Colonel
Kolonel
Lieutenant colonel
Kolonelleitnant
Major
Major
Captain
Kapten
First lieutenant
Leitnant
Second lieutenant
Nooremleitnant
Ensign
Lipnik


 French Army
Marshal of France
Maréchal de France
Army general
Général d´armée
Army corps general
Général de corps d'armée
Division general
Général de division
Brigade general
Général de brigade
Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Captain
Capitaine
Lieutenant Sub-Lieutenant
Sous-Lieutenant
Aspirant Officer cadet
Élève-officier


 German Army
No equivalent
Enlisted rank plus bottom thin silver
cord indicating cadet's career
General General­leutnant General­major Brigade­general Oberst Oberst­leutnant Major Stabs­haupt­mann Haupt­mann Ober­leut­nant Leut­nant Ober­fähn­rich Fähn­rich Fahnen­junker


 Hellenic Army
No equivalent
No equivalent
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Designate
Στρατηγός Αντιστράτηγος Υποστράτηγος Ταξίαρχος Συνταγματάρχης Αντισυνταγματάρχης Ταγματάρχης Λοχαγός Υπολοχαγός Ανθυπολοχαγός Δόκιμος Έφεδρος Αξιωματικός


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
 Hungarian Ground Forces
No equivalent
No equivalent No insignia
Vezérezredes Altábornagy Vezérőrnagy Dandártábornok Ezredes Alezredes Őrnagy Százados Főhadnagy Hadnagy Honvéd­tisztje­lölt


Iceland Iceland Crisis Response Unit
No equivalent
No equivalent
Ofursti Undirofursti Majór Höfuðsmaður Liðsforingi Undirliðsforingi


 Italian Army
No equivalent
Generale Generale di Corpo d'Armata con Incarichi Speciali Generale di Corpo d'Armata
(Tenente Generale)
Generale di Divisione
(Maggior Generale)
Generale di Brigata
(Brigadier Generale)
Colonnello Tenente Colonnello Maggiore Primo capitano Capitano Tenente Sottotenente Allievo Ufficiale


 Latvian Land Forces
No equivalent
Ģenerāl­leitnants
Lieutenant General
Ģenerāl­majors
Major General
Brigādes ģenerālis
Brigadier General
Pulkvedis
Colonel
Pulkvež­leitnants
Lieutenant Colonel
Majors
Major
Kapteinis
Captain
Virs­leitnants
First Lieutenant
Leitnants
Lieutenant
Kadets
Cadet


 Lithuanian Land Force
No equivalent
No equivalent
Generolas leitenantas Generolas majoras Brigados generolas Pulkininkas Pulkininkas leitenantas Majoras Kapitonas Vyresnysis leitenantas Leitenantas Kariūnas


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
 Luxembourg Army
No equivalent
No equivalent
Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Capitaine Premier-lieutenant Lieutenant Aspirant-officier


 Montenegrin Ground Army
No equivalent
No equivalent
General Pukovnik General Potpukovnik General Major Brigadir General Pukovnik Potpukovnik Major Kapetan Poručnik Potporučnik


North Macedonian Ground Forces
No equivalent
Unknown
General
(Генерал)
Lieutenant general
(Генерал потполковник)
Major general
(Генерал мајор)
Brigade general
(Бригаден генерал)
Colonel
(Полковник)
Lieutenant colonel
(Потполковник)
Major
(Мајор)
Captain
(Капетан)
Lieutenant
(Поручник)
Second lieutenant
(Потпоручник)


 Royal Netherlands Army
No equivalent
Enlisted or NCO rank plus Royal Military Academy
logo indicating cadet's career
Generaal Luitenant-generaal Generaal-majoor Brigadegeneraal Kolonel Luitenant-kolonel Majoor Kapitein/Ritmeester 1e Luitenant 2e Luitenant Vaandrig/Kornet
 Norwegian Army
No equivalent
No equivalent
General Generalløytnant Generalmajor Brigader Oberst Oberstløytnant Major Kaptein/
Rittmester
Løytnant Fenrik


 Polish Land Forces
No equivalent
Marszałek Polski Generał Generał broni Generał dywizji Generał brygady Pułkownik Podpułkownik Major Kapitan Porucznik Podporucznik Podchorąży


 Portuguese Army
Marechal General Tenente-general Major-general Brigadeiro-general Coronel-tirocinado
[a]
Coronel Tenente-coronel Major Capitão Tenente Alferes Aspirante-a-oficial Cadete


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
 Romanian Land Forces
No equivalent
Mareșal General General-locotenent General-maior General de brigadă Colonel Locotenent-colonel Maior Căpitan Locotenent Sublocotenent


 Slovak Ground Forces
No equivalent
No equivalent
Generál Generálporučík[b] Generálmajor Brigádny Generál Plukovník
generálneho štábu
Plukovník Podplukovník Major Kapitán Nadporučík Poručík


 Slovenian Ground Force
No equivalent
No equivalent
Colonel general
General polkovnik
Lieutenant colonel general
Generalpodpolkovnik
Major general
Generalmajor
Brigadier general
Brigadir General
Colonel
Polkovnik
Lieutenant colonel
Podpolkovnik
Major Captain
Stotnik
First lieutenant
Nadporočnik
Lieutenant
Poročnik


 Spanish Army
Capitán general General de Ejército Teniente general General de división General de brigada Coronel Teniente coronel Comandante Capitán Teniente Alférez Caballero Alférez Cadete Alumno repetidor Alumno 2º Alumno 1º


 Turkish Land Forces
No equivalent Various
[c]
Mareşal Genelkurmay başkanı Orgeneral Korgeneral Tümgeneral Tuğgeneral Albay Yarbay Binbaşı Yüzbaşı Üsteğmen Teğmen Asteğmen Harbiyeli


 British Army
No equivalent
Field marshal General Lieutenant-general Major-general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer cadet


 United States Army
Various No equivalent
General of the Army General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant Cadet / Officer candidate


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

Warrant officers (WO1–5)

Warrant Officers (WO) and Chief Warrant Officers (CWO) in the US Military rank below officers but above officer candidates and enlisted servicemen. The first warrant officer rank, WO1 does not have a "commission" associated with it, instead having a "Warrant" from the Secretary of the Army. Warrant officers are allowed the same courtesies as a commissioned officer, but may have some restrictions on their duties that are reserved for commissioned officers. Warrant officers usually receive a commission once they are promoted to Chief Warrant Officer 2 (CW2/CWO2). WO1s may be appointed by commission as stated in title 10 USC.

NATO rank WO-5 WO-4 WO-3 WO-2 WO-1
 United States Army
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Chief Warrant Officer 4 Chief Warrant Officer 3 Chief Warrant Officer 2 Warrant Officer 1

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Colonel who has completed the General Officer training course. Between 1929 and 1937, the Coronel-tirocinado was called Brigadeiro.
  2. ^ The appropriate branch of service badge is pinned just under the top button of the for all ranks excluding full General.
  3. ^ Student officer insignia designates school grade rather than military seniority.

References

  • STANAG 2116 NATO chart
  • Davis, Brian L. (1989). NATO Forces: An Illustrated Reference to Their Organization and Insignia. Blandford Press. ISBN 978-0713717372.