Ranks and insignia of NATO armies officers

Rank comparison chart of all armies/ land forces of NATO member states.

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
Albania Albania
No equivalent No equivalent No equivalent
Gjeneral Gjeneral Lejtant Gjeneral Major Gjeneral Brigade Kolonel Nënkolonel Major Kapiten Toger Nëntoger
Belgium Belgium
No equivalent
Major Capitaine-commandant
Majoor Kapitein-commandant
No Equivalent No Equivalent
Général Lieutenant général Général-major Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant
Generaal Luitenant-generaal Generaal-majoor Brigadegeneraal Kolonel Luitenant-kolonel Kapitein Luitenant Onderluitenant
Bulgaria Bulgaria
No equivalent No equivalent No equivalent
Бригаден генерал
Brigaden general
Старши лейтенант
Starshi leytenant
Canada Canada
No Equivalent No Equivalent
General Lieutenant-General Major-General Brigadier-General Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant (Pronounced lef-tenant) Second Lieutenant Officer cadet
Général Lieutenant-général Major-général Brigadier-général Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant Élève-officier
No equivalent No equivalent
Stožerni general General zbora General pukovnik General bojnik Brigadni general Brigadir Pukovnik Bojnik Satnik Natporučnik Poručnik
Czech Republic Czech Republic
No equivalent
No equivalent No equivalent
Armádní generál Generálporučík Generálmajor Brigádní generál Plukovník Podplukovník Major Kapitán Nadporučík 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
Denmark Denmark (Edit) No Equivalent No equivalent
General Generalløjtnant Generalmajor Brigadegeneral Oberst Oberstløjtnant Major Kaptajn Premierløjtnant Løjtnant Sekondløjtnant
Estonia Estonia
No equivalent
Kapten Leitnant
No equivalent No equivalent
Kindral Kindralleitnant Kindralmajor Brigaadikindral Kolonel Kolonelleitnant Major Nooremleitnant Lipnik
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
Germany Germany
No equivalent
Stabs­haupt­mann Haupt­mann
Ober­fähn­rich Fähn­rich Fahnen­junker
Enlisted rank plus bottom thin silver
cord indicating cadet's career
General General­leutnant General­major Brigade­general Oberst Oberst­leutnant Major Ober­leut­nant Leut­nant
Greece 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 aksio­matikos
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
No equivalent No equivalent
Vezér­ezredes Altáb­ornagy Vezér­őrnagy Dandár­tábornok Ezredes Alezredes Őrnagy Százados Főhadnagy Hadnagy Honvéd­tisztje­lölt
No equivalent No equivalent
Ofursti Undirofursti Majór Höfuðsmaður Liðsforingi Undirliðsforingi
Primo capitano Capitano
No equivalent
(Chief of Defense Staff only)
Generale di Corpo d'Armata con Incarichi Speciali
(Chief of Army General Staff)
Generale di Corpo d'Armata
(Tenente Generale)
Generale di Divisione
(Maggior Generale)
Generale di Brigata
(Brigadier Generale)
Colonnello Tenente Colonnello Maggiore Tenente Sottotenente Allievo Ufficiale
Latvia Latvia

No equivalent
Ģenerāl­leitnants Ģenerāl­majors Brigādes ģenerālis Pulkvedis Pulkvež­leitnants Majors Kapteinis Virs­leitnants Leitnants Kadets
Lithuania Lithuania
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
No equivalent No equivalent No equivalent
Général-Commandant en Chef[1] Général-Chef d'État-Major Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Major Capitaine Premier-Lieutenant Lieutenant Aspirant-Officier
No Equivalent No Equivalent
Generaal Luitenant - generaal Generaal - majoor Brigade - generaal Kolonel Luitenant - kolonel Majoor Kapitein/Ritmeester 1e Luitenant 2e Luitenant Vaandrig/Kornet
No Equivalent







Kaptein / Rittmester


No Equivalent No Equivalent
No equivalent
Marszałek Polski1 Generał Generał broni Generał dywizji Generał brygady Pułkownik Podpułkownik Major Kapitan Porucznik Podporucznik Podchorąży


Marechal1 General Tenente-general Major-general Brigadeiro-general Tenente-coronel Major Capitão Tenente Alferes Aspirante-a-Oficial-Aluno Cadete-Aluno
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
Romania Romania
No equivalent No equivalent
Mareșal1 General General-locotenent General-maior General de brigadă Colonel Locotenent-colonel Maior Căpitan Locotenent Sublocotenent
Slovakia Slovakia
No equivalent No equivalent No equivalent
Generál Generálporučík[2] Generálmajor Brigádny Generál Plukovník Podplukovník Major Kapitán Nadporučík Poručík
Slovenia Slovenia
No equivalent No equivalent No equivalent
General Generalpodpolkovnik Generalmajor Brigadir Polkovnik Podpolkovnik Major Stotnik Nadporočnik Poročnik
Capitán general1


The King only
General de Ejército

Army General
Teniente general

General de división

Divisional General
General de brigada

Brigade General

Teniente coronel





lit. Knight
Caballero Alférez Cadete

lit. Gentleman/Knight Knight Cadet
(Officer Cadet)
Alumno repetidor Alumno 2º Alumno 1º
Turkey Turkey

Genelkurmay Başkanlığı[3]

Mareşal1 Korgeneral Tümgeneral Tuğgeneral Albay Yarbay Binbaşı Yüzbaşı Üsteğmen Teğmen Asteğmen Harbiyeli
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Not Found
Field Marshal1 General Lieutenant-General Major-General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet
United States United States
Various Various
General of the Army1 General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Candidate Officer Cadet
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–CW5)

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), but are usually not referred to as "commissioned officers". WO1s may be and sometimes are appointed by commission as stated in title 10USC.

NATO rankWO-5WO-4WO-3WO-2WO-1
United States United States Army
Chief warrant officer 5
Chief warrant officer 4
Chief warrant officer 3
Chief warrant officer 2
Warrant officer 1
NATO rankWO-5WO-4WO-3WO-2WO-1

See also



  1. Rank reserved to HRH the Grand Duke in his quality of Commander in Chief. Not officially included in the NATO ranks insigna list.
  2. The appropriate branch of service badge is pinned just under the top button of the for all ranks excluding full General.
  3. Chief of the Army General Staff.
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