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Comparative army officer ranks of Europe

Rank comparison chart of all armies and land forces of European states.

Contents

  • Officers (OF 1–10) 1
  • See also 2
  • Notes 3
  • References 4

Officers (OF 1–10)

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
 Albania
()
No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent
Gjeneral Gjeneral Lejtant Gjeneral Major Gjeneral Brigade Kolonel Nënkolonel Major Kapiten Toger Nëntoger


 Belgium
()
No Equivalent
Capitaine-commandant Capitaine
Kapitein-commandant Kapitein
No Equivalent No Equivalent
Général Lieutenant général Général-major Général de Brigade Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant
Generaal Luitenant-generaal Generaal-majoor Brigadegeneraal Kolonel Luitenant-kolonel Majoor Luitenant Onderluitenant
 Bulgaria
()
No Equivalent No equivalent
Генерал Генерал-лейтенант Генерал-майор Бригаден генерал Полковник Подполковник Майор Капитан Старши лейтенант Лейтенант Офицерски кандидат


 Croatia
()
No equivalent No equivalent
Stožerni general General zbora General pukovnik General bojnik Brigadni general Brigadir Pukovnik Bojnik Satnik Natporučnik Poručnik


 Czech Republic
()
No Equivalent
No Equivalent No Equivalent
Armádní generál Generálporučík Generálmajor Brigádní generál Plukovník Podplukovník Major
Kapitán
Nadporučík Porutchik
(Poručík)


 Denmark () No Equivalent
General Generalløjtnant Generalmajor Brigadegeneral Oberst Oberstløjtnant Major Kaptajn Premierløjtnant Løjtnant Sekondløjtnant Værnepligtig Sergent


 Estonia () No Equivalent
Kapten Leitnant
No Equivalent No Equivalent
Kindral Kindralleitnant Kindralmajor Brigaadikindral Kolonel Kolonelleitnant Major Nooremleitnant Lipnik
 France
()
Maréchal de France1 Général d´armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant Aspirant Élève-officier


Finland
()
No Equivalent




Colonel

Lieutenant Colonel

Major

Captain
First Lieutenant
Lieutenant
Lieutenant

Second Lieutenant

Officer Candidate

Officer Student
No Equivalent Kenraali
General
Kenraaliluutnantti
Generallöjtnant
Kenraalimajuri
Generalmajor
Prikaatikenraali
Brigadgeneral
Eversti
Överste
Everstiluutnantti
Överstelöjtnant
Majuri
Major
Kapteeni
Kapten
Yliluutnantti
Premiärlöjtnant
Luutnantti
Löjtnant
Vänrikki
Fänrik
Upseerikokelas
Officersaspirant
Upseerioppilas
Officerselev


 Germany () No Equivalent
General

Generalleutnant

Generalmajor

Brigadegeneral

Oberst

Oberstleutnant

Major

Stabshauptmann

Hauptmann

Oberleutnant

Leutnant

Oberfähnrich

Fähnrich

Fahnenjunker
Enlisted rank plus bottom thin silver
cord indicating cadet's career


Greece
()
No Equivalent No Equivalent
Στρατηγός Αντιστράτηγος Υποστράτηγος Ταξίαρχος Συνταγματάρχης Αντισυνταγματάρχης Ταγματάρχης Λοχαγός Υπολοχαγός Ανθυπολοχαγός Δόκιμος Έφεδρος Αξιωματικός
Stratigos Antistratigos Ypostratigos Taxiarchos Syntagmatarchis Antisyntagmatarchis Tagmatarchis Lochagos Ypolochagos Anthypolochagos Dokimos Efedros Axiomatikos


Holy See
()
No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent
Oberst Oberstleutnant Major Hauptmann


 Hungary
()
No equivalent No equivalent
Vezérezredes Altábornagy Vezérőrnagy Dandártábornok Ezredes Alezredes Őrnagy Százados Főhadnagy Hadnagy
 Iceland
()
No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent
Ofursti Undirofursti Majór Höfuðsmaður Liðsforingi Undirliðsforingi
 Italy
()
No equivalent
generale
(Chief of Defense Staff only)
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


 Latvia
()
No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent
Ģenerālleitnants Ģenerālmajors Brigādes Ģenerālis Pulkvedis Pulkvežleitnants Majors Kapteinis Virsleitnants Leitnants
 Lithuania
()
No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent
Generolas leitenantas Generolas majoras Brigados generolas Pulkininkas Pulkininkas leitenantas Majoras Kapitonas Vyresnysis leitenantas Leitenantas Kariūnas
 Luxembourg
()
No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent
Général Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Major Capitaine Premier-Lieutenant Lieutenant Aspirant-Officier
Monaco
()
No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
Lieutenant
Sub-Lieutenant
No Equivalent No Equivalent
Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous Lieutenant


 Netherlands
()
No Equivalent No Equivalent
Generaal Luitenant - generaal Generaal - majoor Brigade - generaal Kolonel Luitenant - kolonel Majoor
  • Kapitein
  • Ritmeester
1e Luitenant 2e Luitenant
  • Vaandrig
  • Kornet
 Norway() No Equivalent
General

Generalløytnant

Generalmajor

Brigader

Oberst

Oberstløytnant

Major

Kaptein / Rittmester

Løytnant

Fenrik
No Equivalent No Equivalent
 Poland
()
No equivalent Various
Marszałek Polski1 Generał Generał broni Generał dywizji Generał brygady Pułkownik Podpułkownik Major Kapitan Porucznik Podporucznik Podchorąży
 Portugal
()
Various
Marechal1 General Tenente-general Major-general Brigadeiro-general Coronel Tenente-coronel Major Capitão Tenente Alferes Aspirante-a-Oficial Cadete-Aluno
 Romania
()
No Equivalent No Equivalent
Mareșal1 General General-locotenent General-maior General de brigadă Colonel Locotenent-colonel Maior Căpitan Locotenent Sublocotenent
Russia
()
Marshal of the Russian Federation
Army General
Colonel General
Lieutenant General
Major General
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
Senior Lieutenant
Lieutenant
Junior Lieutenant
No Equivalent No Equivalent
Márshal Rossíyskoy Federátsii Generál Ármii Generál-Polkóvnik Generál-Leytenánt Generál-Mayór Polkóvnik Podpolkóvnik Mayór Kapitán
Stárshiy Leytenánt Leytenánt Mládshiy Leytenánt

 Slovakia
()
No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent

Generál

Generálporučík

Generálmajor

Brigádny Generál

Plukovník

Podplukovník

Major

Kapitán

Nadporučík

Poručík
 Slovenia
()
No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent
General Generalpodpolkovnik Generalmajor Brigadir Polkovnik Podpolkovnik Major Stotnik Nadporočnik Poročnik
 Spain
()
Capitán General
General de Ejército
Teniente General
General de División
General de Brigada
Coronel
Teniente Coronel
Comandante
Capitán
Teniente
Alférez
Alférez
Capitán general1 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
Sweden
()
No Equivalent
General
Corps General
Major General
Brigade General
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
Lieutenant
Ensign
Unknown
Officer Cadet
General Generallöjtnant Generalmajor Brigadgeneral Överste Överstelöjtnant Major Kapten Löjtnant Fänrik Kadett


Switzerland
()
No Equivalent
General
Corps General
Division General
Brigade General
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Lieutenant
No Equivalent No Equivalent
General Korpskommandant Divisionär Brigadier Oberst Oberstleutnant Major Hauptmann Oberleutnant Leutnant
général commandant de corps divisionnaire brigadier colonel lieutenant-colonel major capitaine premier-lieutenant lieutenant


Turkey
()
No
Insignia
Mareşal Orgeneral Korgeneral Tümgeneral Tuğgeneral Albay Yarbay Binbaşı Yüzbaşı Üsteğmen Teğmen Asteğmen Harbiyeli
United Kingdom
()
Field Marshal
General
Lieutenant-General
Major-General
Brigadier
Colonel
Lieutenant-Colonel
Major
Captain
Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Officer Cadet
Not Found
Field Marshal1 General Lieutenant-General Major-General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet
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

Remark:
NATO STANAG 2116 lists Officer Designates (listed here as OF(D)) of some countries alongside OF-1 ranks.


See also

Notes

  • 1 Title; Honorary or posthumous rank; war time rank; ceremonial rank. For example, in Spain this rank is held solely by H.M. the King of Spain.

References



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