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 General of Czech Republic Army.svg
armádní generál
Lieutenant General Czech Republic Army.svg
generálporučík
Major General Czech Republic Army.svg
generálmajor
Brigadier General Czech Republic Army.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 DH341-General.png
General
Bundeswehr-OF-8-GL.png
Generalleutnant
Bundeswehr-OF-7-GM.png
Generalmajor
Bundeswehr-OF-6-BG.png
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

Marechal1

General

Tenente-general

Major-general

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
General

Generalpodpolkovnik

Generalmajor

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

Mareşal1

Genel Kurmay Başkanı

Orgeneral

Korgeneral

Tümgeneral

Tuğgeneral
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
UK Army OF10-2.png
Field Marshal1
UK Army OF9-2.png
General
UK Army OF8-2.png
Lieutenant-General
UK Army OF7-2.png
Major-General
UK Army OF6-2.png
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

Colonel
Kolonel

Lieutenant-colonel
Luitenant-kolonel

Major
Majoor

Capitaine-commandant
Kapitein-commandant

Capitaine
Kapitein

Lieutenant
Luitenant

Sous-lieutenant
Onderluitenant
No Equivalent No Equivalent
Bulgaria
Bulgaria

полковник

подполковник

майор

капитан

старши лейтенант

лейтенант

младши лейтенант
No Equivalent
Canada
Canada

Colonel
Colonel

Lieutenant Colonel
Lieutenant-colonel

Major
Major

Captain
Capitaine

Lieutenant
Lieutenant

Second Lieutenant
Sous-lieutenant
No Equivalent coming soon


Officer Cadet
Eleve-Officier
Czech Republic
Czech Republic

plukovník

podplukovník

major

kapitán

nadporučík

poručík

podporučík
No Equivalent
Denmark
Denmark

Oberst

Oberstløjnant

Major

Kaptajn

Premierløjtnant

Flyverløjtnant

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

Colonel

Lieutenant-Colonel

Commandant

Capitaine

Lieutenant

Sous-Lieutenant

Aspirant
stripe with curl

Élève-officier
Germany
Germany
Bundeswehr-OF-5-O.png
Oberst
Bundeswehr-OF-4-OTL.png
Oberstleutnant
Bundeswehr-OF-3-M.png
Major
Bundeswehr-OF-2-SH.png
Stabshauptmann
Bundeswehr-OF-2-H.png
Hauptmann
Bundeswehr-OF-1-OL.png
Oberleutnant
Bundeswehr-OF-1-L.png
Leutnant
Bundeswehr-OR-7-OFR.png
Oberfähnrich
Bundeswehr-OR-6-FR.png
Fähnrich
Bundeswehr-OR-5-FJ.png
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

Ezredes

Alezredes

Őrnagy

Százados

Főhadnagy

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

Pulkvedis

Pulkvežleitnants

Majors

Kapteinis

Virslietnants

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

Coronel

Tenente-coronel

Major

Capitão

Tenente

Alferes

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

Plukovník

Podplukovník

Major

Kapitán

Nadporučík

Poručík
No Equivalent No Equivalent
Slovenia
Slovenia

Polkovnik

Podpolkovnik

Major

Stotnik

Nadporočnik

Poročnik
No Equivalent No Equivalent
Spain
Spain

Coronel

Teniente coronel

Comandante

Capitán

Teniente

Alférez
'No Equivalent 'No Equivalent
Turkey
Turkey

Albay

Yarbay

Binbaşı

Yüzbaşı

Üsteğmen

Teğmen

Asteğmen
coming soon
United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Colonel

Lieutenant-Colonel

Major

Captain

Lieutenant

Second Lieutenant

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]