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Comparative officer ranks of World War II

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The following table offers an approximate comparison for the officer ranks appointed by the major Allied powers, the major Axis powers and various occupied countries and co-belligerents during World War II. See also: Comparative officer ranks of World War I

Table

Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
 British Army
[1][2]
British Army (1920-1953) OF-10.svg
British Army (1920-1953) OF-9.svg
British Army (1920-1953) OF-8.svg
British Army (1920-1953) OF-7.svg
British Army (1928-1953) OF-6.svg
British Army (1920-1953) OF-5.svg
British Army (1920-1953) OF-4.svg
British Army (1920-1953) OF-3.svg
British Army (1920-1953) OF-2.svg
British Army (1920-1953) OF-1b.svg
British Army (1920-1953) OF-1a.svg
British Army (1920-1953) OF (D).svg
Field marshal General Lieutenant-general Major-general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer cadet
 Royal Air Force
[1][3]
British RAF OF-10.svg
British RAF OF-9.svg
British RAF OF-8.svg
British RAF OF-7.svg
British RAF OF-6.svg
British RAF OF-5.svg
British RAF OF-4.svg
British RAF OF-3.svg
British RAF OF-2.svg
British RAF OF-1b.svg
British RAF OF-1a.svg
UK-RAF-OFD.svg
Marshal of the RAF Air chief marshal Air marshal Air vice-marshal Air commodore Group captain Wing commander Squadron leader Flight lieutenant Flying officer Pilot officer
/Acting pilot officer
Officer cadet
 Royal Navy
[1][4]
British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-10.svg
British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-9.svg
British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-8.svg
British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-7.svg
British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-6.svg
British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-5.svg
British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-4.svg
British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-3.svg
British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-2.svg
British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-1b.svg
UK-Navy-OFD.svg
UK-Navy-OFStudent.svg
Admiral of the Fleet Admiral Vice admiral Rear admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant commander Lieutenant Sub lieutenant Midshipman Officer cadet
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Kingdom of Bulgaria Bulgarian Army & Air Force
[5]
Bulgaria-Army-OF-8.svg
Bulgaria-Army-OF-7.svg
Bulgaria-Army-OF-6.svg
Rank insignia of Полковник of the Bulgarian Army.png
Rank insignia of Подполковник of the Bulgarian Army.png
Rank insignia of Майор of the Bulgarian Army.png
Rank insignia of Старши лейтенант of the Bulgarian Army.png
Rank insignia of Лейтенант of the Bulgarian Army.png
Rank insignia of младши лейтенант of the Bulgarian Army.png
Rank insignia of Офицерски кандидат of the Bulgarian Army.png
General-pukovnik General-leitenant General-maior Plukovník Podplukovník Maior Kapitan Starshy leytenant Leytenant Mladsy Leytenant
 Bulgarian Navy
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Kontra-admiral Kapitan I rang Kapitan II rang Kapitan III rang Leytenant Michman I rang Michman II rang
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Republic of China National Army
[1][6]
Tiwan-Army-OF-10 (1928).svg
Tiwan-Army-OF-9 (1928).svg
Tiwan-Army-OF-8 (1928).svg
Tiwan-Army-OF-7 (1928).svg
Tiwan-Army-OF-5 (1928).svg
Tiwan-Army-OF-4 (1928).svg
Tiwan-Army-OF-3 (1928).svg
Tiwan-Army-OF-2 (1928).svg
Tiwan-Army-OF-1b (1928).svg
Tiwan-Army-OF-1a (1928).svg
Tiwan-Army-WO (1928).svg
特級上將
Teji shangjiang
二級上將
Erji shangjiang
中將
Zhongjiang
少將
Shaojiang
上校
Shangxiao
中校
Zhongxiao
少校
Shaoxiao
上尉
Shangwei
中尉
Zhongwei
少尉
Shaowei
准尉
Zhunwei
Republic of China Air Force
[1][6]
Tiwan-AirForce-OF-9 (1928).svg
Tiwan-AirForce-OF-8 (1928).svg
Tiwan-AirForce-OF-7 (1928).svg
Tiwan-AirForce-OF-5 (1928).svg
Tiwan-AirForce-OF-4 (1928).svg
Tiwan-AirForce-OF-3 (1928).svg
Tiwan-AirForce-OF-2 (1928).svg
Tiwan-AirForce-OF-1c (1928).svg
Tiwan-AirForce-OF-1b (1928).svg
Tiwan-AirForce-OF-1a (1928).svg
二級上將
Erji shangjiang
中將
Zhongjiang
少將
Shaojiang
上校
Shangxiao
中校
Zhongxiao
少校
Shaoxiao
上尉
Shangwei
中尉
Zhongwei
少尉
Shaowei
准尉
Zhunwei
Taiwan Republic of China Navy
[7]
Taiwan-navy-OF-9b.svg
Taiwan-navy-OF-9a.svg
Taiwan-navy-OF-8.svg
Taiwan-navy-OF-7.svg
Taiwan-Navy-OF-6 (1936).svg
Taiwan-Navy-OF-5 (1936).svg
Taiwan-Navy-OF-4 (1936).svg
Taiwan-Navy-OF-3 (1936).svg
Taiwan-Navy-OF-2 (1936).svg
Taiwan-Navy-OF-1c (1936).svg
Taiwan-Navy-OF-1b (1936).svg
Taiwan-Navy-OF-1a (1936).svg
Blank.svg
特級上將
Teji shangjiang
二級上將
Erji shangjiang
中將
Zhongjiang
少將
Shaojiang
代將
Daijiang
上校
Shangxiao
中校
Zhongxiao
少校
Shaoxiao
上尉
Shangwei
中尉
Zhongwei
少尉
Shaowei
准尉
Zhunwei
軍校生
Junxiaosheng
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
 Czechoslovak Army
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
CzArmy 2011 OF2-Kapitan shoulder.svg
CzArmy 2011 OF1a-Nadporuchik shoulder.svg
CzArmy 2011 OF1b-Poruchik shoulder.svg
CzArmy 2011 OF1c-Podporučík shoulder.png
Armádní generál Divizní generál Brigádní generál Plukovník Podplukovník Major Kapitán Nadporučík Poručík Podporuchik
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
 Royal Danish Army
[8][9]
Danish-Army-OF-9-M23.svg
Danish-Army-OF-8-M23.svg
Danish-Army-OF-7-M23.svg
Danish-Army-OF-5-M23.svg
Danish-Army-OF-4-M23.svg
Danish-Army-OF-2b-M23.svg
Danish-Army-OF-2a-M23.svg
Danish-Army-OF-1b-M23.svg
Danish-Army-OF-1a-M23.svg
Danish-Army-OF-(D)-M23.svg
General Generalløjtnant Generalmajor Oberst Oberstløjtnant Kaptajn Kaptajnløjtnant Premierløjtnant Løjtnant Sekondløjtnant
 Royal Danish Army
[9][10]
Denmark-Navy-OF-9 (1882-1951).svg
Denmark-Navy-OF-8 (1880-1951).svg
Denmark-Navy-OF-7 (1880-1951).svg
Generic-Navy-O7.svg
Generic-Navy-O6.svg
Generic-Navy-O5.svg
Generic-Navy-O4.svg
Generic-Navy-O3.svg
Generic-Navy-O2.svg
Generic-Navy-O1.svg
Admiral Viceadmiral Kontreadmiral Kommandør Kommandørkaptajn Orlogskaptajn Kaptajnløjtnant Søløjtnant I Løjtnant Søløjtnant II
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Finland Finnish Army & Air Force
[11][12]
Sotamarsalkka.svg
Kenraaliluutnantti kauluslaatta.svg
Kenraalimajuri kauluslaatta.svg
Prikaatikenraali kauluslaatta.svg
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Officer Candidate
Officer Student
Sotamarsalkka
Fältmarskalk
Kenraali
General
Kenraaliluutnantti
Generallöjtnant
Kenraalimajuri
Generalmajor
Eversti
Överste
Everstiluutnantti
Överstelöjtnant
Majuri
Major
Kapteeni
Kapten
Luutnantti
Löjtnant
Vänrikki
Fänrik
Upseerikokelas
Officersaspirant
Upseerioppilas
Officerselev
 Finnish Navy
[11][12]
Amiraali hihalaatta.svg
Vara-amiraali hihalaatta.svg
Kontra-amiraali hihalaatta.svg
Kommodori hihalaatta.svg
Komentaja hihalaatta.svg
Komentajakapteeni hihalaatta.svg
Kapteeniluutnantti hihalaatta.svg
Luutnantti l hihalaatta.svg
Aliluutnantti hihalaatta.svg
Upseerikokelas l hihalaatta.svg
Upseerioppilas l hihalaatta.svg
Amiraali Vara-amiraali Kontra-amiraali Kommodori Komentaja Komentajakapteeni Kapteeniluutnantti Luutnantti Aliluutnantti Upseerikokelas Upseerioppilas
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Free France Free French Army & Air Forces
[1][13]
Army-FRA-OF-10.svg
Army-FRA-OF-09.svg
Army-FRA-OF-08.svg
Army-FRA-OF-07.svg
Army-FRA-OF-06.svg
Army-FRA-OF-05.svg
Army-FRA-OF-04.svg
Army-FRA-OF-03.svg
Army-FRA-OF-02.svg
Army-FRA-OF-01a.svg
Army-FRA-OF-01b.svg
Army-FRA-OF-01c.svg
Army-FRA-OF-00.svg
Maréchal de France 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
 Free French Naval Forces
[1][14]
France-Navy-OF-10 Sleeve.svg
France-Navy-OF-9 Sleeve.svg
France-Navy-OF-8 Sleeve.svg
France-Navy-OF-7 Sleeve.svg
France-Navy-OF-6 Sleeve.svg
France-Navy-OF-5 Sleeve.svg
France-Navy-OF-4 Sleeve.svg
France-Navy-OF-3 Sleeve.svg
France-Navy-OF-2 Sleeve.svg
France-Navy-OF-1b Sleeve.svg
France-Navy-OF-1a Sleeve.svg
France-Navy-OF-(D2) Sleeve.svg
France-Navy-OF-(D1) Sleeve.svg
Amiral de France Amiral de la Flotte Amiral Vice-amiral d'escadre Vice-amiral Contre-amiral Capitaine de vaisseau Capitaine de frégate Capitaine de corvette Lieutenant de vaisseau Enseigne de vaisseau de 1re classe Enseigne de vaisseau de 2e classe Aspirant Élève-officier
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
 German Army & Luftwaffe
[15]
Luftwaffe Reichsmarschall.svg

Reichsmarschall
WMacht H OF10 GenFeldmarschall 1945.svg
Generaloberst (Wehrmacht) 5.svg
General (Wehrmacht).svg
Generalleutnant (Wehrmacht) 2.svg
WMacht H OF6 GenMaj 1945.svg
Insignia Wehrmacht Heer Colonel 1.svg
Insignia Wehrmacht Heer LtColonel 1.svg
Insignia Wehrmacht Heer Major 1.svg
WMacht H OF2 Hptm Inf.svg
WMacht H OF1a OLt Inf.svg
WMacht H OF1b Lt Prop.svg
Heer-Fahnenjunker-Stabsfeldwebel.svg
Heer-Fahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel.svg
Heer-Fahnenjunker-Feldwebel.svg
Heer-Fahnenjunker-Unterfeldwebel.svg
Heer-Fahnenjunker-Unteroffizier.svg
General-feldmarschall Generaloberst General der Waffengattung Generalleutnant Generalmajor Oberst Oberstleutnant Major Hauptmann Oberleutnant Leutnant Fhj-StFw Fhj-OFw Fhj-Fw Fhj-UFw Fhj-Uffz
 Kriegsmarine
[16]
Kriegsmarine-Großadmiral.svg
Kriegsmarine-Admiral.svg
Kriegsmarine-Admiral.svg
Kriegsmarine-Vizeadmiral.svg
Kriegsmarine-Konteradmiral.svg
Kriegsmarine-Kommodore.svg
Kriegsmarine-Kapitän zur See.svg
Kriegsmarine-Fregattenkapitän.svg
Kriegsmarine-Korvettenkapitän.svg
Kriegsmarine-Kapitänleutnant.svg
Kriegsmarine-Oberleutnant zur See.svg
Kriegsmarine-Leutnant zur See.svg
Kriegsmarine-Oberfähnrich zur See.svg

Kriegsmarine-Offiziersanwärter.svg
Großadmiral Generaladmiral Admiral Vizeadmiral Konteradmiral Kommodore Kapitän zur See Fregatten-
kapitän
Korvetten-
kapitän
Kapitän-
leutnant
Oberleutnant
zur See
Leutnant
zur See
Oberfähnrich 
zur See
Fähnrich 
zur See
Seekadett Offiziersanwärter
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Kingdom of Greece Royal Hellenic Army
[17]
GR-Army-OF10 (1937).svg
GR-Army-OF9-1937.svg
GR-Army-OF8-1937.svg
GR-Army-OF7-1937.svg
GR-Army-OF5-1937.svg
GR-Army-OF4-1937.svg
GR-Army-OF3-1937.svg
GR-Army-OF2-1937.svg
GR-Army-OF1a-1937.svg
GR-Army-OF1b-1937.svg
British Army (1920-1953) OF (D).svg
Field Marshal
Στρατάρχης
General
Στρατηγός
Lieutenant-General
Ἀντιστράτηγος
Major-General
Ὑποστράτηγος
Colonel
Συνταγματάρχης
Lieutenant-Colonel
Ἀντισυνταγματάρχης
Major
Ταγματάρχης
Captain
Λοχαγός
Lieutenant
Ὑπολοχαγός
Second Lieutenant
Ἀνθυπολοχαγός
Officer Cadet
Δόκιμος (Ἀξιωματικός)
Kingdom of Greece Royal Hellenic Air Force
[18]
Royal Hellenic Air Force OF-10.svg
Hellenic Air Force OF-9.svg
Hellenic Air Force OF-8.svg
Hellenic Air Force OF-7.svg
Hellenic Air Force OF-5.svg
Hellenic Air Force OF-4.svg
Hellenic Air Force OF-3.svg
Hellenic Air Force OF-2.svg
Hellenic Air Force OF-1A.svg
Hellenic Air Force OF-1B.svg
Marshal of the Royal Hellenic Air Force
Αἰθεράρχης
Air Chief Marshal
Πτέραρχος
Air Marshal
Ἀντιπτέραρχος
Air Vice-Marshal
Ὑποπτέραρχος
Group Captain
Σμήναρχος
Wing Commander
Ἀντισμήναρχος
Squadron Leader
Ἐπισμηναγός
Flight Lieutenant
Σμηναγός
Flying Officer
Ὑποσμηναγός
Pilot Officer
/Acting Pilot Officer
Ἀνθυποσμηναγός
Kingdom of Greece Royal Hellenic Navy
[18]
GR-RNavy-OF10-sleeve.svg
RHN-OF9-sleeve (WWI).svg
RHN-OF8-sleeve (WWI).svg
GR-Navy-OF7-sleeve.svg
GR-Navy-OF5-sleeve.svg
GR-Navy-OF4-sleeve.svg
GR-Navy-OF3-sleeve.svg
GR-Navy-OF2-sleeve.svg
GR-Navy-OF1b-sleeve.svg
GR-Navy-OF1-sleeve.svg
UK-Navy-OFStudent.svg
Admiral of the Fleet
Στολάρχης
Admiral
Ναύαρχος
Vice admiral
Ἀντιναύαρχος
Rear admiral
Ὑποναύαρχος
Captain
Πλοίαρχος
Commander
Ἀντιπλοίαρχος
Lieutenant commander
Πλωτάρχης
Lieutenant
Ὑποπλοίαρχος
Sub lieutenant
Ἀνθυποπλοίαρχος
Midshipman
Σημαιοφόρος
Officer cadet
Δόκιμος (Ἀξιωματικός)
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
 Royal Hungarian Army
[19]
Blank.svg
Hungary-Army-OF-9 (Kingdom).svg
Hungary-Army-OF-8 (Kingdom).svg
Hungary-Army-OF-7 (Kingdom).svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Tábornagy Vezérezredes Altábornagy Vezérőrnagy Ezredes Alezredes Őrnagy Százados Főhadnagy Hadnagy
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
 Imperial Japanese Army & Army Air Service
[20]
Generalissimo collar rank insignia (Japan).png
帝國陸軍の階級―襟章―大将.svg
元帥徽章.svg
帝國陸軍の階級―襟章―大将.svg
帝國陸軍の階級―襟章―中将.svg
帝國陸軍の階級―襟章―少将.svg
帝國陸軍の階級―襟章―大佐.svg
帝國陸軍の階級―襟章―中佐.svg
帝國陸軍の階級―襟章―少佐.svg
帝國陸軍の階級―襟章―大尉.svg
帝國陸軍の階級―襟章―中尉.svg
帝國陸軍の階級―襟章―少尉.svg
帝國陸軍の階級―襟章―准尉.svg
Daigensui-Rikugun-Taishō
大元帥陸軍大将
Grand Marshal
Gensui-Rikugun-Taishō
元帥陸軍大将
Field Marshal
Rikugun-Taishō
陸軍大将
General
Rikugun-Chūjō
陸軍中将
Lieutenant General
Rikugun-Shōshō
陸軍少将
Major General
Rikugun-Taisa
陸軍大佐
Colonel
Rikugun-Chūsa
陸軍中佐
Lieutenant Colonel
Rikugun-Shōsa
陸軍少佐
Major
Rikugun-Tai-i
陸軍大尉
Captain
Rikugun-Chūi
陸軍中尉
Lieutenant
Rikugun-Shōi
陸軍少尉
Second Lieutenant
Jun-i
准尉
Warrant Officer
 Imperial Japanese Navy
[21][22]
Imperial Japan-Navy-OF-10-sleeve.svg
Imperial Japan-Navy-OF-9-sleeve.svg
元帥徽章.svg
Imperial Japan-Navy-OF-9-sleeve.svg
Imperial Japan-Navy-OF-8-sleeve.svg
Imperial Japan-Navy-OF-7-sleeve.svg
Imperial Japan-Navy-OF-5-sleeve.svg
Imperial Japan-Navy-OF-4-sleeve.svg
Imperial Japan-Navy-OF-3-sleeve.svg
Imperial Japan-Navy-OF-2-sleeve.svg
Imperial Japan-Navy-OF-1b-sleeve.svg
Imperial Japan-Navy-OF-1a-sleeve.svg
OR-9 Kaigun Jun'i (cuff).png
Imperial Japan-Navy-OF-D-sleeve.svg
Daigensui-Kaigun-Taishō
大元帥海軍大将
Grand Admiral
Gensui-kaigun-Taishō
元帥海軍大将
Fleet Admiral
Kaigun-Taishō
海軍大将
Admiral
Kaigun-Chūjō
海軍中将
Vice Admiral
Kaigun-Shōshō
海軍少将
Rear Admiral
Kaigun-Daisa
海軍大佐
Captain
Kaigun-Chūsa
海軍中佐
Commander
Kaigun-Shōsa
海軍少佐
Lieutenant Commander
Kaigun-Dai-i
海軍大尉
Lieutenant
Kaigun-Chūi
海軍中尉
Sub Lieutenant
Kaigun-Shōi
海軍少尉
Ensign
Hēsōchō
兵曹長
Warrant Officer
Kaigun shōi kōhosei
海軍少尉候補生
Midshipman
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Italy Royal Italian Army
[23]
Rank insignia of primo maresciallo dell'impero of the Italian Army (1940).png
Rank insignia of maresciallo d'Italia of the Italian Army (1940).png
Rank insignia of generale d'armata of the Italian Army (1940).png
Rank insignia of generale designato d'armata of the Italian Army (1940).png
Rank insignia of generale di corpo d'armata of the Italian Army (1940).png
Rank insignia of generale di divisione of the Italian Army (1940).png
Rank insignia of generale di brigata of the Italian Army (1940).png
Rank insignia of colonnello comandante of the Italian Army (1940).png
Rank insignia of colonnello of the Italian Army (1940).png
Rank insignia of tenente colonnello of the Italian Army (1940).png
Rank insignia of maggiore of the Italian Army (1940).png
Rank insignia of primo capitano of the Italian Army (1940).png
Rank insignia of capitano of the Italian Army (1940).png
Rank insignia of primo tenente of the Italian Army (1940).png
Rank insignia of tenente of the Italian Army (1940).png
Rank insignia of sottotenente of the Italian Army (1940).png
Rank insignia of aspirante of the Italian Army (1940).png
Primo maresciallo dell'Impero Maresciallo d'Italia Generale d'Armata Generale designato d'Armata Generale di Corpo d'Armata Generale di Divisione Generale di Brigata Colonnello Comandante Colonnello Tenente Colonnello Maggiore Primo capitano Capitano Primo Tenente Tenente Sottotenente Aspirante
Italy Royal Italian Air Force
[24]
IT-Airforce-OF-10.png
IT-Airforce-OF-9.png
RA-Generale designato di armata aerea.png
RA-Generale di squadra aerea.png
IT-Airforce-OF-8.png
IT-Airforce-OF-7.png
IT-Airforce-OF-5.png
IT-Airforce-OF-4.png
IT-Airforce-OF-3.png
IT-Airforce-OF3s.png
IT-Airforce-OF3.png
IT-Airforce-OF2.png
IT-Airforce-OF1.png
No insignia
Maresciallo dell'Aria Generale d'Armata Aerea Generale designato d'Armata Aerea Generale di Corpo d'Armata Aerea Generale di Divisione Aerea Generale di Brigata Aerea Colonnello Tenente Colonnello Maggiore Primo Capitano Capitano Tenente Sottotenente Aspirante
Italy Royal Italian Navy
[25]
Rank insignia of grande ammiraglio of the Regia Marina (1936).svg
Rank insignia of ammiraglio d'armata of the Regia Marina (1936).svg
Rank insignia of ammiraglio designato d'armata of the Regia Marina (1936).svg
Rank insignia of ammiraglio di squadra of the Regia Marina (1936).svg
Rank insignia of ammiraglio di divisione of the Regia Marina (1936).svg
Rank insignia of contrammiraglio of the Regia Marina (1936).svg
Rank insignia of capitano di vascello of the Regia Marina (1936).svg
Rank insignia of capitano di fregata of the Regia Marina (1936).svg
Rank insignia of capitano di corvetta of the Regia Marina (1936).svg
Rank insignia of primo tenente di vascello of the Regia Marina (1936).svg
Rank insignia of tenente di vascello of the Regia Marina (1936).svg
Rank insignia of sottotenente di vascello of the Regia Marina (1936).svg
Rank insignia of guardiamarina of the Regia Marina (1936).svg
Shoulder boards of aspirante of the Regia Marina (1936).svg
Grande ammiraglio Ammiraglio d'armata Ammiraglio designato d'armata Ammiraglio di Squadra Ammiraglio di Divisione Contrammiraglio Capitano di Vascello Capitano di Fregata Capitano di Corvetta Primo Tenente di Vascello Tenente di Vascello Sottotenente di Vascello Guardiamarina Aspirante Guardiamarina
Grand admiral Full admiral Appointed full admiral Squadron admiral Divisional admiral Counter admiral Ship of the line captain Frigate captain Corvette captain First ship of the line lieutenant Ship of the line lieutenant Ship of line Sub lieutenant Navy guard Aspirant
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
 Manchukuo Imperial Army
Manchukuo-Army-OF-10.svg
Manchukuo-Army-OF-9.svg
Manchukuo-Army-OF-8.svg
Manchukuo-Army-OF-7.svg
Manchukuo-Army-OF-5.svg
Manchukuo-Army-OF-4.svg
Manchukuo-Army-OF-3.svg
Manchukuo-Army-OF-2.svg
Manchukuo-Army-OF-1c.svg
Manchukuo-Army-OF-1b.svg
Manchukuo-Army-OF-1a.svg
總司令
Zǒng sīlìng
上将
Shàng jiàng
中将
Zhōng jiàng
少将
Shàojiàng
上校
Shàngxiào
中校
Zhōng xiào
少校
Shàoxiào
上尉
Shàngwèi
中尉
Zhōngwèi
少尉
Shàowèi
准尉
Zhǔnwèi
 Manchukuo Imperial Navy
Manchukuo-Navy-OF-9.svg
Manchukuo-Navy-OF-8.svg
Manchukuo-Navy-OF-7.svg
Manchukuo-Navy-OF-5.svg
Manchukuo-Navy-OF-4.svg
Manchukuo-Navy-OF-3.svg
Manchukuo-Navy-OF-2.svg
Manchukuo-Navy-OF-1b.svg
Manchukuo-Navy-OF-1a.svg
Admiral Vice admiral Rear admiral Captain Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Sub-Lieutenant Acting Sub-Lieutenant
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
 Mengjiang National Army
Mengjiang-Army-OF-9.svg
Mengjiang-Army-OF-8.svg
Mengjiang-Army-OF-7.svg
Mengjiang-Army-OF-5.svg
Mengjiang-Army-OF-4.svg
Mengjiang-Army-OF-3.svg
Mengjiang-Army-OF-2.svg
Mengjiang-Army-OF-1c.svg
Mengjiang-Army-OF-1b.svg
Mengjiang-Army-OF-1a.svg
上将
Shàng jiàng
中将
Zhōng jiàng
少将
Shàojiàng
上校
Shàngxiào
中校
Zhōng xiào
少校
Shàoxiào
上尉
Shàngwèi
中尉
Zhōngwèi
少尉
Shàowèi
准尉
Zhǔnwèi
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
 Royal Netherlands Army
[26]
Netherlands-Army-OF-9 (1940).svg
Netherlands-Army-OF-8 (1940).svg
Netherlands-Army-OF-7 (1940).svg
Netherlands-Army-OF-5 (1940).svg
Netherlands-Army-OF-4 (1940).svg
Netherlands-Army-OF-3 (1940).svg
Netherlands-Army-OF-2 (1940).svg
Netherlands-Army-OF-1b (1940).svg
Netherlands-Army-OF-1a (1940).svg
Generaal Luitenant-generaal Generaal-majoor Kolonel Luitenant-kolonel Majoor Kapitein/Ritmeester 1e Luitenant 2e Luitenant
 Royal Netherlands Navy
[26]
Nl-marine-vloot-admiraal.svg
Netherlands-Navy-OF-9.svg
Netherlands-Navy-OF-8.svg
Netherlands-Navy-OF-7.svg
Generic-Navy-O7.svg
Generic-Navy-O5.svg
Generic-Navy-O4.svg
Generic-Navy-O3.svg
Generic-Navy-O2.svg
Generic-Navy-O1.svg
Admiraal Luitenant-Admiraal Vice-Admiraal Schout-bij-Nacht Kapitein ter zee Kapitein-luitenant ter zee Luitenant ter zee der 1ste klasse Luitenant ter zee der 2de klasse oudste categorie Luitenant ter zee der 2de klasse Luitenant ter zee der 3de klasse
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
 Norwegian Army
[27][28]
Norway-Army-OF-9 WW2.svg
Norway-Army-OF-8 WW2.svg
Norway-Army-OF-7 WW2.svg
Norway-Army-OF-5 WW2.svg
Norway-Army-OF-4 WW2.svg
Norway-Army-OF-3 WW2.svg
Norway-Army-OF-2 WW2.svg
Norway-Army-OF-1b WW2.svg
Norway-Army-OF-1a WW2.svg
Blank.svg
General Generalløjtnant Generalmajor Oberst Oberstløitnant Major Kaptein/
Rittmester
Premierløitnant Sekondløitnant
 Royal Norwegian Navy
[29]
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Generic-Navy-O11.svg
Generic-Navy-O7.svg
Generic-Navy-O5.svg
Generic-Navy-O4.svg
Generic-Navy-O3.svg
Generic-Navy-O1.svg
Blank.svg
Admiral Viceadmiral Kontreadmiral Kommandør Kommandørkaptein
Blank.svg
Kaptein Løitnant Sekundløitnant
Blank.svg
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Poland Polish Army & Air Force
[1][30]
Poland-Army-OF-10 (1943-1949).svg
Poland-Army-OF-09 (1943-1949).svg
Poland-Army-OF-08 (1943-1949).svg
Poland-Army-OF-07 (1943-1949).svg
Poland-Army-OF-05 (1943-1949).svg
Poland-Army-OF-04 (1943-1949).svg
Poland-Army-OF-03 (1943-1949).svg
Poland-Army-OF-02 (1943-1949).svg
Poland-Army-OF-01c (1943-1949).svg
Poland-Army-OF-01b (1943-1949).svg
Pagon podchorazego zawodowej Wyższej Szkoły Oficerskiej.jpg
Marszałek Polski Generał broni Generał dywizji Generał brygady Pułkownik Podpułkownik Major Kapitan[a] Porucznik Podporucznik
 Polish Navy
[1][31]
Poland-Army-OF-10 (1943-1949).svg
POL PMW pagon1 admirał floty.svg
POL PMW pagon1 wiceadmirał.svg
POL PMW pagon1 kontradmirał.svg
POL PMW pagon1 komandor.svg
POL PMW pagon1 komandor porucznik.svg
POL PMW pagon1 komandor podporucznik.svg
POL PMW pagon1 porucznik marynarki.svg
POL PMW pagon1 podporucznik marynarki.svg
POL PMW pagon1old podporucznik marynarki.svg
Various
Marszałek Polski Admirał Wiceadmirał Kontradmirał Komandor Komandor porucznik Komandor podporucznik Kapitan marynarki Porucznik marynarki Podporucznik marynarki Podchorąży
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
 Romanian Army
[32]
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Colonel rank insignia (Kingdom of Romania).svg
Locotenent-colonel rank insignia (Kingdom of Romania).svg
Maior rank insignia (Kingdom of Romania).svg
Căpitan rank insignia (Kingdom of Romania).svg
Locotenent rank insignia (Kingdom of Romania).svg
Sublocotenent rank insignia (Kingdom of Romania).svg
Mareșal General de armată General de corp de armată General de divizie General de brigadă Colonel Locotenent-colonel Maior Căpitan Locotenent Sublocotenent
 Royal Romanian Air Force
[33]
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
 Royal Romanian Navy
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
United States United States Army & Army Air Force
[1][34]
US Army O10 (Army greens).svg
US Army O11 (Army greens).svg
US Army O10 (Army greens).svg
US Army O9 (Army greens).svg
US Army O8 (Army greens).svg
US Army O7 (Army greens).svg
US Army O6 (Army greens).svg
US Army O5 (Army greens).svg
US Army O4 (Army greens).svg
US Army O3 (Army greens).svg
US Army O2 (Army greens).svg
US Army O1 (Army greens).svg
Various
General of the Armies[b] General of the Army General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Candidate Officer Cadet
United States United States Navy
[1][34]
US Admiral of Navy insignia.svg
US Navy O11 insignia.svg
US Navy O10 insignia.svg
US Navy O9 insignia.svg
US Navy O8 insignia.svg
US Navy O7 insignia.svg
US Navy O6 insignia.svg
US Navy O5 insignia.svg
US Navy O4 insignia.svg
US Navy O3 insignia.svg
US Navy O2 insignia.svg
US Navy O1 insignia.svg
Various
Admiral of the Navy[b] Fleet Admiral Admiral Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Commodore[c] Captain Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Lieutenant (junior grade) Ensign Midshipman/Officer Candidate
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Soviet Union Red Army & Soviet Air Forces
(Since Oct. 1943)
[1][35]
Rank insignia of генералиссимус Советского Союза.svg
CCCP-Army-OF-10 (1943–1955)-Field.svg
CCCP-Army-OF-9b (1943–1955)-Field.svg
CCCP-Army-OF-9a (1943–1955)-Field.svg
CCCP-Army-OF-09 (1943–1955)-Field.svg
Гла́вный ма́ршал рода войск
Glavny marshal roda voysk
Маршал рода войск
Marshal roda voysk
Генера́л а́рмии
General armii
CCCP-Army-OF-08 (1943–1955)-Field.svg
CCCP-Army-OF-07 (1943–1955)-Field.svg
CCCP-Army-OF-06 (1943–1955)-Field.svg
CCCP-Army-OF-05 (1943–1955)-Field.svg
CCCP-Army-OF-04 (1943–1955)-Field.svg
CCCP-Army-OF-03 (1943–1955)-Field.svg
CCCP-Army-OF-02 (1943–1955)-Field.svg
CCCP-Army-OF-01c (1943–1955)-Field.svg
CCCP-Army-OF-01b (1943–1955)-Field.svg
CCCP-Army-OF-01a (1943–1955)-Field.svg
Blank.svg
Генерали́ссимус Сове́тского Сою́за
Generalíssimus Sovétskogo Soyúza[d]
Ма́ршал Сове́тского Сою́за
Marshal Sovétskogo Soyuza
Генера́л-полко́вник
Generál-polkóvnik
Генера́л-лейтена́нт
Generál-leytenánt
Генера́л-майо́р
Generál-mayór
Полко́вник
Polkóvnik
Подполко́вник
Podpolkóvnik
Майо́р
Mayór
Капита́н
Kapitán
Ста́рший лейтена́нт
Stárshiy leytenánt
Лейтена́нт
Leytenánt
Мла́дший лейтена́нт
Mládshiy leytenánt
 Soviet Navy
[1]
UdSSR Navy 1943-1955 OF9 insignia.svg
UdSSR Navy 1955-1991 OF8 insignia.svg
UdSSR Navy 1955-1991 OF7 insignia.svg
UdSSR Navy 1955-1991 OF6 insignia.svg
UdSSR Navy 1955-1991 OF5 insignia.svg
UdSSR Navy 1955-1991 OF4 insignia.svg
UdSSR Navy 1955-1991 OF3 insignia.svg
UdSSR Navy 1955-1991 OF2 insignia.svg
UdSSR Navy 1955-1991 OF1a insignia.svg
UdSSR Navy 1955-1991 OF1b insignia.svg
UdSSR Navy 1955-1991 OF1c insignia.svg
Blank.svg
Адмирал флота
Admiral flota
[e]
Адмирал
Admiral
Вице-адмирал
Vitse-admiral
Контр-адмирал
Kontr-admiral
Капитан 1-го ранга
Kapitan 1-go ranga
Капитан 2-го ранга
Kapitan 2-go ranga
Капитан 3-го ранга
Kapitan 3-go ranga
Капитан-лейтенант
Kapitan-leytenant
Старший лейтенант
Starshiy leytenant
Лейтенант
Leytenant
Младший лейтенант
Mladshiy leytenant
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Kingdom of Yugoslavia Royal Yugoslav Army
(before 1943)
[36]
SrpskiCinovi18.PNG
Royal Yugoslav Army - Armijski đeneral (OF-8) cuff.gif
Đeneralska Epoletuška.png
Royal Yugoslav Army - Armijski đeneral (OF-8) cuff.gif
Đeneralska Epoletuška.png
Royal Yugoslav Army - Divizijski đenerall (OF-7) cuff.gif
Đeneralska Epoletuška.png
Royal Yugoslav Army - Brigadni đeneral (OF-6) cuff.gif
OF-5 Pukovnik 1908-1945.PNG
OF-4 Potpukovnik 1908-1945.PNG
OF-3 Major 1908-1945.PNG
OF-2A Kapetan I klase 1908-1945.PNG
OF-2B Kapetan II klase 1908-1945.PNG
OF-1A Poručnik 1908-1945.PNG
OF-1B Potporučnik 1908-1945.PNG
Бојни Војвода
Bojni vojvoda
Армијски генерал
Armiski general
Дивизијски генерал
Diviziski general
Бригадни генерал
Brigadni general
Пуковник
Pukovnik
Потпуковник
Potpukovnik
Мајор
Major
Капетан Прве Класе
Kapetan prve klase
Капетан Друге Класе
Kapetan druge klase
Поручник
Porucnik
Потпоручник
Potporucnik
Kingdom of Yugoslavia Royal Yugoslav Air Force
(before 1943)
[37]
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Blank.svg
Армијски генерал
Armiski general
Дивизијски генерал
Diviziski general
Бригадни генерал
Brigadni general
Пуковник
Pukovnik
Потпуковник
Potpukovnik
Мајор
Major
Капетан Прве Класе
Kapetan Prve Klase
Капетан Друге Класе
Kapetan Druge Klase
Поручник
Porucnik
Потпоручник
Potporucnik
 Royal Yugoslav Navy
(before 1943)
[37]
Admiralska Epoletuška.png
Yugoslav Royal Navy OF8.svg
Admiralska Epoletuška.png
Yugoslav Royal Navy OF7.svg
Admiralska Epoletuška.png
Yugoslav Royal Navy OF6.svg
Kapetan Bojnogbroda.png
Generic-Navy-O11.svg
Kapetan Fregate.png
Generic-Navy-O10.svg
Kapetan Korvete.png
Generic-Navy-O9.svg
Poručnik Bojnog Broda Prve Klase.png
Generic-Navy-O5.svg
Poručnik Bojnog Broda Druge Klase.png
Generic-Navy-O4.svg
Porucnik Fregate.png
Generic-Navy-O3.svg
Porucnik Korvete.png
Generic-Navy-O1.svg
Адмирал
Admiral
Вице Адмирал
Viceadmiral
Контра Адмирал
Kontraadmiral
Капетан Бојног Брода
Kapetan Bojnogbroda
Капетан Фрегате
Kapetan Fregate
Капетан Корвете
Kapetan Korvete
Поручник Бојног Брода Прве Класе
Poručnik Bojnog Broda Prve Klase
Поручник Бојног Брода Друге Класе
Poručnik Bojnog Broda Druge Klase
Поручник Фрегате
Porucnik Fregate
Поручник Корвете
Porucnik Korvete
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslav Partisans
(after 1943)
Yugoslavia-Army-OF-10 (1943–1947).svg
Yugoslavia-Army-OF-8 (1943–1947).svg
Yugoslavia-Army-OF-7 (1943–1947).svg
Yugoslavia-Army-OF-6 (1943–1947).svg
Yugoslavia-Army-OF-5 (1943–1947).svg
Yugoslavia-Army-OF-4 (1943–1947).svg
Yugoslavia-Army-OF-3 (1943–1947).svg
Yugoslavia-Army-OF-2 (1943–1947).svg
Yugoslavia-Army-OF-1b (1943–1947).svg
Yugoslavia-Army-OF-1a (1943–1947).svg
Yugoslavia-Army-OF-(D) (1943–1947).svg
Maršal Jugoslavije[f] General-pukovnik General-lajtant General-major Pukovnik Potpukovnik Major Kapetan Poručnik Potporučnik Zastavnik
Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Traditionally captains of Polish cavalry held the rank of rotmistrz, a direct equivalent of the rank of kapitan in other branches of the military.
  2. ^ a b This rank was never awarded during the War.
  3. ^ Reintroduced in 1943.
  4. ^ This rank was only proposed and never used.
  5. ^ Elevated to position equal to Marshal of the Soviet Union in 1945.
  6. ^ This was the highest rank of (equivalent to Soviet Marshal) and simultaneously a Yugoslav honorific title.

References

Citations
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m DI (15 June 2015). "World War 2 Allied Officers Rank Insignia". Daily Infographics. Archived from the original on 17 October 2017. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  2. ^ Mollo 2001, p. 121.
  3. ^ Mollo 2001, p. 123.
  4. ^ Mollo 2001, p. 126.
  5. ^ Littlejohn 1994b, p. 62-63.
  6. ^ a b Mollo 2001, p. 192.
  7. ^ Mollo 2001, p. 194.
  8. ^ "Danish Army Insignia". Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  9. ^ a b Mollo 2001, p. 39.
  10. ^ Balsved, Johnny (22 March 2008). "Distinktioner og gradstegn" [Rank Insignia]. Navalhistory.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Finnish Insignia". Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  12. ^ a b Mollo 2001, p. 29.
  13. ^ Mollo 2001, p. 58.
  14. ^ Mollo 2001, p. 61.
  15. ^ Mollo 2001, pp. 11, 16.
  16. ^ Mollo 2001, p. 19.
  17. ^ Mollo 2001, p. 99.
  18. ^ a b Mollo 2001, p. 101.
  19. ^ Littlejohn 1994a, p. 129-131.
  20. ^ Mollo 2001, p. 180.
  21. ^ Rosignoli 1980, pp. 152-153.
  22. ^ Mollo 2001, p. 187.
  23. ^ Mollo 2001, p. 86.
  24. ^ Mollo 2001, p. 89.
  25. ^ Mollo 2001, p. 93.
  26. ^ a b Mollo 2001, p. 47.
  27. ^ Rühl n.d.
  28. ^ Mollo 2001, p. 41.
  29. ^ Mollo 2001, p. 42.
  30. ^ Mollo 2001, p. 23.
  31. ^ Mollo 2001, p. 25.
  32. ^ Littlejohn 1994b, p. 95-96.
  33. ^ Littlejohn 1994b, p. 98-99.
  34. ^ a b Mollo 2001, p. 161.
  35. ^ Shalito, Savchenkov & Mollo 1993, p. 5.
  36. ^ Mollo 2001, p. 104.
  37. ^ a b Mollo 2001, p. 105.
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