Ranks and insignia of NATO armies officers

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Rank comparasion chart of all armies of NATO member states.

Flag Officers (OF 10 - 6)[edit]

Flag Officer ranks
NATO Code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6
Belgium
Belgium
No Equivalent Army-BEL-OF-09.svg
Général
Generaal
Army-BEL-OF-08.svg
Lieutenant-général
Luitenant-generaal
Army-BEL-OF-07.svg
Général-major
Generaal-majoor
Army-BEL-OF-06.svg
Général de Brigade
Brigadegeneraal
Flag of Bulgaria
Bulgaria
No Equivalent BG-Army-OF9.png
генерал
BG-Army-OF8.png
генерал-лейтенант
BG-Army-OF7.png
генерал-майор
BG-Army-OF6.png
бригаден генерал
Canada
Canada
No Equivalent Cdn-Army-Gen(OF-9)-2014.svg
General
Général
Cdn-Army-LGen(OF-8)-2014.svg
Lieutenant General
Lieutenant-général
Cdn-Army-MGen(OF-7)-2014.svg
Major General
Major-général
Cdn-Army-BGen(OF-6)-2014.svg
Brigadier General
Brigadier-général
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
No Equivalent CzArmy 2011 OF9-Armadni general shoulder.svg
armádní generál
CzArmy 2011 OF8-Generalporucik shoulder.svg
generálporučík
CzArmy 2011 OF7-Generalmajor shoulder.svg
generálmajor
CzArmy 2011 OF6-Brigadni general shoulder.svg
brigádní generál
Denmark
Denmark
No Equivalent Rank insignia of general of the Royal Danish Army.svg
General
Rank insignia of generalløjtnant of the Royal Danish Army.svg
Generalløjtnant
Rank insignia of generalmajor of the Royal Danish Army.svg
Generalmajor
Rank insignia of brigadegeneral of the Royal Danish Army.svg
Brigadegeneral
Estonia
Estonia
No Equivalent ES-Army-OF9.png
Kindral
ES-Army-OF8.png
Kindralleitnant
ES-Army-OF7.png
Kindralmajor
ES-Army-OF6.png
Brigaadikindral
France
France
Army-FRA-OF-10.svg
Maréchal de France1
Army-FRA-OF-09.svg
Général d´Armée
Army-FRA-OF-08.svg
Général de Corps d´Armée
Army-FRA-OF-07.svg
Général de Division
Army-FRA-OF-06.svg
Général de Brigade
Germany
Germany
No Equivalent HD H 64 General.svg
General
HD H 63 Generalleutnant.svg
Generalleutnant
HD H 62 Generalmajor.svg
Generalmajor
HD H 61 Brigadegeneral.svg
Brigadegeneral
Greece
Greece
No Equivalent Army-GRE-OF-09.svg
Stratigos
Army-GRE-OF-08.svg
Antistratigos
Army-GRE-OF-07.svg
Ypostratigos
Army-GRE-OF-06.svg
Taxiarchos
Hungary
Hungary
No Equivalent Rank Army Hungary OF-09.svg
Vezérezredes
Rank Army Hungary OF-08.svg
Altábornagy
Rank Army Hungary OF-07.svg
Vezérőrnagy
Rank Army Hungary OF-06.svg
Dandártábornok
Iceland
Iceland
No Army No Army No Army No Army No Army
Italy
Italy
No Offical Equivalent

Generale d'Armata3
Rank insignia of generale of the Army of Italy (1973).svg
Generale2
Rank insignia of generale di corpo d'armata of the Army of Italy (1973).svg
Generale di corpo d´armata2
Rank insignia of generale di divisione of the Army of Italy (1973).svg
Generale di divisione2
Rank insignia of generale di brigata of the Army of Italy (1973).svg
Generale di brigata2
Latvia
Latvia
No Equivalent No Equivalent LV-Army-OF8.png
Ģenerālleitnants
LV-Army-OF7.png
Ģenerālmajors
LV-Army-OF6.png
Brigādes Ģenerālis
Lithuania
Lithuania
No Equivalent No Equivalent Antpetis sausumos 18 generolas leitenantas.png
Generolas leitenantas
Antpetis sausumos 17 generolas majoras.png
Generolas majoras
Antpetis sausumos 16 brigados generolas.png
Brigados generolas
Luxembourg
Luxembourg
No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent
Netherlands
Netherlands
No Equivalent Nl-landmacht-generaal.svg
Generaal
Nl-landmacht-luitenant generaal.svg
Luitenant - generaal
Nl-landmacht-generaal majoor.svg
Generaal - majoor
Nl-landmacht-brigade generaal.svg
Brigade - generaal
Norway
Norway
No Equivalent Army-NOR-OF-09.svg
General
Army-NOR-OF-08.svg
Generalløytnant
Army-NOR-OF-07.svg
Generalmajor
Army-NOR-OF-06.svg
Brigader
Poland
Poland

Marszałek Polski1
Army-POL-OF-09.svg
Generał
Army-POL-OF-08.svg
Generał broni
Army-POL-OF-07.svg
Generał dywizji
Army-POL-OF-06.svg
Generał brygady
Portugal
Portugal
Army-POR-OF-10.svg
Marechal1
Army-POR-OF-09.svg
General
Army-POR-OF-08.svg
Tenente-general
Army-POR-OF-07.svg
Major-general
Army-POR-OF-06.svg
Brigadeiro-general
Romania
Romania
No Equivalent RO-Army-OF9.png
General
RO-Army-OF8.png
General Locotenent
RO-Army-OF7.png
General Maior
RO-Army-OF6.png
General de Brigada
Slovakia
Slovakia
No Equivalent
Generál

Generálporučík

Generálmajor

Brigádny Generál
Slovenia
Slovenia
No Equivalent Slovenska vojska general.jpg
General
Slovenska vojska genpodpol.jpg
Generalpodpolkovnik
Slovenska vojska genmajor.jpg
Generalmajor
Slovenska vojska cast brigadir.jpg
Brigadir
Spain
Spain
Oficial10.png
Capitán general1
Oficial9.png
General de Ejército
Oficial8.png
Teniente general
Oficial7.png
General de división
Oficial6.png
General de brigada
Turkey
Turkey
Turkey-army-OF-10.svg
Mareşal1
Turkey-army-OF-9.svg
Genel Kurmay Başkanı
Turkey-army-OF-9a.svg
Orgeneral
Turkey-army-OF-8.svg
Korgeneral
Turkey-army-OF-7.svg
Tümgeneral
Turkey-army-OF-6.svg
Tuğgeneral
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
British Army OF-10.svg
Field Marshal1
British Army OF-9.svg
General
British Army OF-8.svg
Lieutenant-General
British Army OF-7.svg
Major-General
British Army OF-6.svg
Brigadier
United States
United States
Army-USA-OF-10.svg
General of the Army1
Army-USA-OF-09.svg
General
Army-USA-OF-08.svg
Lieutenant General
Army-USA-OF-07.svg
Major General
Army-USA-OF-06.svg
Brigadier General
NATO Code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6


  • 1 Honorary/War time rank.
  • 2 ON Italian ranks a red border around the star means that the officer is commanding an operational unit.
  • 3 Generale d'Armata does not exist in the Italian army contrary to the STANAG 2116 NATO chart.

Officers (OF 5 - 1)[edit]

Officer ranks
NATO Code OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF-D Student Officer
Belgium
Belgium
Army-BEL-OF-05.svg
Colonel
Kolonel
Army-BEL-OF-04.svg
Lieutenant-colonel
Luitenant-kolonel
Army-BEL-OF-03.svg
Major
Majoor
Army-BEL-OF-02a.svg
Capitaine-commandant
Kapitein-commandant
Army-BEL-OF-02b.svg
Capitaine
Kapitein
Army-BEL-OF-01a.svg
Lieutenant
Luitenant
Army-BEL-OF-01b.svg
Sous-lieutenant
Onderluitenant
No Equivalent No Equivalent
Bulgaria
Bulgaria
BG-Army-OF5.png
полковник
BG-Army-OF4.png
подполковник
BG-Army-OF3.png
майор
BG-Army-OF2.png
капитан
BG-Army-OF1a.png
старши лейтенант
BG-Army-OF1b.png
лейтенант
BG-Army-OF1c.png
младши лейтенант
No Equivalent
Canada
Canada
Cdn-Army-Col(OF-5)-2014.svg
Colonel
Colonel
Cdn-Army-LtCol(OF-4)-2014 - Copy.svg
Lieutenant Colonel
Lieutenant-colonel
Cdn-Army-Maj(OF-3)-2014 - Copy.svg
Major
Major
Cdn-Army-Capt(OF-2)-2014.svg
Captain
Capitaine
Cdn-Army-Lt(OF-1A)-2014.svg
Lieutenant
Lieutenant
Cdn-Army-2Lt(OF-1)-2014.svg
Second Lieutenant
Sous-lieutenant
No Equivalent Cdn-Army-OC-2014.svg
Officer Cadet
Élève-Officier
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
CzArmy 2011 OF5-Plukovnik shoulder.svg
plukovník
CzArmy 2011 OF4-Podplukovnik shoulder.svg
podplukovník
CzArmy 2011 OF3-Major shoulder.svg
major
CzArmy 2011 OF2-Kapitan shoulder.svg
kapitán
CzArmy 2011 OF1a-Nadporuchik shoulder.svg
nadporučík
CzArmy 2011 OF1b-Poruchik shoulder.svg
poručík
No Equivalent No Equivalent
Denmark
Denmark
Rank insignia of oberst of the Royal Danish Army.svg
Oberst
Rank insignia of oberstløjnant of the Royal Danish Army.svg
Oberstløjnant
Rank insignia of major of the Royal Danish Army.svg
Major
Rank insignia of kaptajn of the Royal Danish Army.svg
Kaptajn
Rank insignia of premierløjtnant of the Royal Danish Army.svg
Premierløjtnant
Rank insignia of flyverløjtnant of the Royal Danish Army.svg
Flyverløjtnant
Rank insignia of løjtnant of the Royal Danish Army.svg
Løjtnant
No Equivalent
Estonia
Estonia
ES-Army-OF5.png
Kolonel
ES-Army-OF4.png
Kolonelleitnant
ES-Army-OF3.png
Major
ES-Army-OF14.jpg
Kapten
ES-Army-OF13.jpg
Leitnant
ES-Army-OF1b.gif
Nooremleitnant
ES-Army-OF1c.png
Lipnik
No Equivalent
France
France
Army-FRA-OF-05.svg
Colonel
Army-FRA-OF-04.svg
Lieutenant-Colonel
Army-FRA-OF-03.svg
Commandant
Army-FRA-OF-02.svg
Capitaine
Army-FRA-OF-01a.svg
Lieutenant
Army-FRA-OF-01b.svg
Sous-Lieutenant
Army-FRA-OF-01c.svg
Aspirant
Army-FRA-OF-00.svg
Élève-officier
Germany
Germany
HD H 53 Oberst i.G..svg
Oberst
HD H 52 Oberstleutnant HFla.svg
Oberstleutnant
HD H 51 Major FJg.svg
Major
HD H 44 Stabshauptmann Art.svg
Stabshauptmann
HD H 43 Hauptmann HAufkl.svg
Hauptmann
HD H 42 Oberleutnant Pz.svg
Oberleutnant
HD H 41 Leutnant FschJg.svg
Leutnant
HD H 33a Oberfähnrich HFlg.svg
Oberfähnrich
HD H 31a Fähnrich Pi.svg
Fähnrich
HD H 21a Fahnenjunker FJg.svg
Fahnenjunker
Enlisted Rank plus bottom thin silver line indicating cadet's career
Greece
Greece
Army-GRE-OF-05.svg
Syntagmatarchis
Army-GRE-OF-04.svg
Antisyntagmatarchis
Army-GRE-OF-03.svg
Tagmatarchis
Army-GRE-OF-02.svg
Lochagos
Army-GRE-OF-01a.svg
Ypolochagos
Army-GRE-OF-01b.svg
Anthypolochagos
No Equivalent No Equivalent
Hungary
Hungary
Rank Army Hungary OF-05.svg
Ezredes
Rank Army Hungary OF-04.svg
Alezredes
Rank Army Hungary OF-03.svg
Őrnagy
Rank Army Hungary OF-02.svg
Százados
Rank Army Hungary OF-01b.svg
Főhadnagy
Rank Army Hungary OF-01a.svg
Hadnagy
No Equivalent No Equivalent
Iceland
Iceland
No Army No Army No Army No Army No Army No Army No Army No Army
Italy
Italy
Rank insignia of colonnello of the Army of Italy (1973).svg
Colonnello
Rank insignia of tenente colonnello of the Army of Italy (1973).svg
Tenente colonnello
Rank insignia of maggiore of the Army of Italy (1973).svg
Maggiore
Rank insignia of capitano of the Army of Italy (1973).svg
Capitano
Rank insignia of tenete of the Army of Italy (1973).svg
Tenente
Rank insignia of sottotenete of the Army of Italy (1973).svg
Sottotenente
No Equivalent No Equivalent
Latvia
Latvia
LV-Army-OF5.png
Pulkvedis
LV-Army-OF4.png
Pulkvežleitnants
LV-Army-OF3.png
Majors
LV-Army-OF2.png
Kapteinis
LV-Army-OF1a.png
Virslietnants
LV-Army-OF1b.png
Lietnants
No Equivalent No Equivalent
Lithuania
Lithuania
Antpetis sausumos 15 pulkininkas.png
Pulkininkas
Antpetis sausumos 14 pulkininkas leitenantas.png
Pulkininkas leitenantas
Antpetis sausumos 13 majoras.png
Majoras
Antpetis sausumos 12 kapitonas.png
Kapitonas
Antpetis sausumos 11 vyresnysis leitenantas.png
Vyresnysis leitenantas
Antpetis sausumos 10 leitenantas.png
Leitenantas
No Equivalent
Kariunas
Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Colonel

Lieutenant Colonel

Major

Capitaine

Premier Lieutenant

Lieutenant
No Equivalent No Equivalent
Netherlands
Netherlands
Nl-landmacht-kolonel.svg
Kolonel
Nl-landmacht-luitenant kolonel.svg
Luitenant - kolonel
Nl-landmacht-majoor.svg
Majoor
Nl-landmacht-kapitein ritmeester.svg
Kapitein/Ritmeester
Nl-landmacht-eerste luitenant.svg
1e Luitenant
Nl-landmacht-tweede luitenant.svg
2e Luitenant
Vaandrig/Kornet No Equivalent
Norway
Norway
Army-NOR-OF-05.svg
Oberst
Army-NOR-OF-04.svg
Oberstløytnant
Army-NOR-OF-03.svg
Major
Army-NOR-OF-02.svg
Kaptein/Rittmester
Army-NOR-OF-01a.svg
Løytnant
Army-NOR-OF-01b.svg
Fenrik
No equivalent No equivalent
Poland
Poland
Army-POL-OF-05.svg
Pułkownik
Army-POL-OF-04.svg
Podpułkownik
Army-POL-OF-03.svg
Major
Army-POL-OF-02.svg
Kapitan
Army-POL-OF-01a.svg
Porucznik
Army-POL-OF-01b.svg
Podporucznik
No equivalent No equivalent
Portugal
Portugal
Army-POR-OF-05b.svg
Coronel
Army-POR-OF-04.svg
Tenente-coronel
Army-POR-OF-03.svg
Major
Army-POR-OF-02.svg
Capitão
Army-POR-OF-01a.svg
Tenente
Army-POR-OF-01b.svg
Alferes
Army-POR-OF-00a.svg
Aspirante-a-Oficial
No Equivalent
Romania
Romania
RO-Army-OF5.png
Colonel
RO-Army-OF4.png
Locotenent Colonel
RO-Army-OF3.png
Maior
RO-Army-OF2.png
Căpitan
RO-Army-OF1a.png
Locotenent
RO-Army-OF1b.png
Sublocotenent
No Equivalent No Equivalent
Slovakia
Slovakia
Army-SVK-OF-05.svg
Plukovník
Army-SVK-OF-04.svg
Podplukovník
Army-SVK-OF-03.svg
Major
Army-SVK-OF-02.svg
Kapitán
Army-SVK-OF-01a.svg
Nadporučík
Army-SVK-OF-01b.svg
Poručík
No Equivalent No Equivalent
Slovenia
Slovenia
Slovenska vojska cast pol.jpg
Polkovnik
Slovenska vojska cast podpol.jpg
Podpolkovnik
Slovenska vojska cast major.jpg
Major
Slovenska vojska cast stot.jpg
Stotnik
Slovenska vojska cast nadporoc.jpg
Nadporočnik
Slovenska vojska cast poroc.jpg
Poročnik
No Equivalent No Equivalent
Spain
Spain
Oficial5.png
Coronel
Oficial4.png
Teniente coronel
Oficial3.png
Comandante
Oficial2.png
Capitán
Oficial1.png
Teniente
Oficial0.png
Alférez
'No Equivalent 'No Equivalent
Turkey
Turkey
Turkey-army-OF-5.svg
Albay
Turkey-army-OF-4.svg
Yarbay
Turkey-army-OF-3.svg
Binbaşı
Turkey-army-OF-2.svg
Yüzbaşı
Turkey-army-OF-1.svg
Üsteğmen
Turkey-army-OF-1b.svg
Teğmen
Turkey-army-OF-0.svg
Asteğmen
coming soon
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
British Army OF-5.svg
Colonel
British Army OF-4.svg
Lieutenant-Colonel
British Army OF-3.svg
Major
British Army OF-2.svg
Captain
British Army OF-1b.svg
Lieutenant
British Army OF-1a.svg
Second Lieutenant
British Army OF (D).svg
Officer Designate

Officer Cadet
United States
United States
Army-USA-OF-05.svg
Colonel
Army-USA-OF-04.svg
Lieutenant Colonel
Army-USA-OF-03.svg
Major
Army-USA-OF-02.svg
Captain
Army-USA-OF-01a.svg
First Lieutenant
Army-USA-OF-01b.svg
Second Lieutenant

Officer Candidate
Various

Cadet
NATO Code OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF-D Student Officer


Warrant officers (WO5 - 1)[edit]

Warrant officers rank below officers and above enlisted servicemen.

Warrant Officer ranks
NATO Rank WO-5 WO-4 WO-3 WO-2 WO-1
United States
United States
US-Army-CW5.png
Chief Warrant Officer 5
(CW5)
US-Army-CW4.png
Chief Warrant Officer 4
(CW4)
US-Army-CW3.png
Chief Warrant Officer 3
(CW3)
US-Army-CW2.png
Chief Warrant Officer 2
(CW2)
US-Army-WO1.png
Warrant Officer 1
(WO1)
NATO Rank WO-5 WO-4 WO-3 WO-2 WO-1


WO are used for United States warrant officers only. Countries not listed either use regular officer ranks for warrant officers or do not have warrant officers or warrant officer are considered OR (Other/Enlisted Rank).

See also[edit]