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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.

Table

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
United Kingdom British Empire
Army
[1]
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
United Kingdom British Empire
Air Force
[1]
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
United Kingdom British Empire
Navy
[1]
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
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
Kingdom of Bulgaria Kingdom of Bulgaria
Army & Air Force
[2]
No equivalent
Rank insignia of Генерал-лейтенант of the Bulgarian Army.png
Rank insignia of Генерал-майор of the Bulgarian Army.png
Rank insignia of Бригаден генерал of the Bulgarian Army.png
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
No equivalent
General-pukovnik General-leitenant General-maior Plukovník Podplukovník Maior Kapitan Starshy leytenant Leytenant Mladsy Leytenant
Bulgaria Kingdom of Bulgaria
Navy
No equivalent
None.svg
None.svg
None.svg
None.svg
None.svg
None.svg
None.svg
None.svg
None.svg
No equivalent
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
Taiwan Republic of China
Army & Air Force
[1]
18陆军特级上将.png
17陆军一级上将.png
17陆军一级上将.png
15陆军中将.png
14陆军少将.png
No equivalent
13陆军上校.png
12陆军中校.png
11陆军少校.png
10陆军上尉.png
09陆军中尉.png
08陆军少尉.png
07陆军准尉.png
No equivalent
Generalissimo
特級上將
Colonel General
一級上將
General
二級上將
Lieutenant General
中將
Major General
少將
Colonel
上校
Lieutenant Colonel
中校
Major
少校
Captain
上尉
First Lieutenant
中尉
Second Lieutenant
少尉
Warrant Officer
准尉
Taiwan Republic of China
Navy
No equivalent
Taiwan-navy-OF-9b.svg
Taiwan-navy-OF-9a.svg
Taiwan-navy-OF-8.svg
Taiwan-navy-OF-7.svg
No equivalent
Taiwan-navy-OF-5.svg
Taiwan-navy-OF-4.svg
Taiwan-navy-OF-3.svg
Taiwan-navy-OF-2.svg
Taiwan-navy-OF-1b.svg
Taiwan-navy-OF-1a.svg
None.svg
None.svg
General Admiral
一級上將
Admiral
二級上將
Vice admiral
中將
Rear admiral
少將
Captain
上校
Commander
中校
Lieutenant commander
少校
Lieutenant
上尉
Lieutenant (junior grade)
中尉
Ensign
少尉
Warrant Officer
准尉
Officer cadet
軍校生
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
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
Army
No equivalent
None.svg
None.svg
None.svg
No equivalent
None.svg
None.svg
None.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
No equivalent
Armádní generál Divizní generál Brigádní generál Plukovník Podplukovník Major Kapitán Nadporučík Poručík Podporuchik
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
Denmark Denmark
Army
[3]
No equivalent
Danish-Army-OF-9-M23.svg
Danish-Army-OF-8-M23.svg
Danish-Army-OF-7-M23.svg
No equivalent
Danish-Army-OF-5-M23.svg
Danish-Army-OF-4-M23.svg
No equivalent
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
Denmark Denmark
Navy
[4]
No equivalent
Denmark-Navy-OF-9 (1882-1951).svg
Denmark-Navy-OF-8 (1880-1951).svg
Denmark-Navy-OF-7 (1880-1951).svg
No equivalent
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
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
Finland Finland
Army & Air Force
[5]
Sotamarsalkka.svg
Kenraaliluutnantti kauluslaatta.svg
Kenraalimajuri kauluslaatta.svg
Prikaatikenraali kauluslaatta.svg
No equivalent
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
Finland Finland
Navy
[5]
No equivalent
Amiraali hihalaatta.svg
Vara-amiraali hihalaatta.svg
Kontra-amiraali hihalaatta.svg
No equivalent
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
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
Free France France
Army & Air Force

[1]
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 France France
Navy
[1]
French Navy NG-OF10.svg
None.svg
French Navy-Rama NG-OF9.svg
French Navy-Rama NG-OF8.svg
French Navy-Rama NG-OF7.svg
French Navy-Rama NG-OF6.svg
French Navy-Rama NG-OF5.svg
French Navy-Rama NG-OF4.svg
French Navy-Rama NG-OF3.svg
French Navy-Rama NG-OF2.svg
French Navy-Rama NG-OF1b.svg
French Navy-Rama NG-OF1.svg
French Navy NG-aspirant.svg
French Navy NG-oe.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
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
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Army & Air Force
[6]
Luftwaffe Reichsmarschall.svg
GenFeldmarschall until 1945 (Wehrmacht).svg
Generaloberst (Wehrmacht) 5.svg
General (Wehrmacht).svg
Generalleutnant (Wehrmacht) 2.svg
Wehrmacht Generalmajor.svg
Insignia Wehrmacht Heer Colonel 1.svg
Insignia Wehrmacht Heer LtColonel 1.svg
Insignia Wehrmacht Heer Major 1.svg
Insignia Wehrmacht Heer Captain 1.svg
Insignia Wehrmacht Heer Oberleutnant 1.svg
Insignia Wehrmacht Heer Leutnant 1.svg
Heer-Oberfähnrich.svg
Heer-Fähnrich.svg
Heer-Fahnenjunker-Unteroffizier.svg
Reichsmarschall General-feldmarschall Generaloberst General der Waffengattung Generalleutnant Generalmajor Oberst Oberstleutnant Major Hauptmann Oberleutnant Leutnant Oberfähnrich Fähnrich Fahnenjunker
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Navy
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
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
Kingdom of Greece Kingdom of Greece
Army
GR-Army-OF10 (1937).svg
GR-Army-OF9-1937.svg
GR-Army-OF8-1937.svg
GR-Army-OF7-1937.svg
No equivalent
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 General Lieutenant-General Major-General Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet
Kingdom of Greece Kingdom of Greece
Air Force
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
No equivalent
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
No equivalent
Marshal of the air force Air Chief Marshal Air Marshal Air Vice-Marshal Group Captain Wing Commander Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant Flying Officer Pilot Officer
/Acting Pilot Officer
Kingdom of Greece Kingdom of Greece
Navy
GR-RNavy-OF10-sleeve.svg
RHN-OF9-sleeve (WWI).svg
RHN-OF8-sleeve (WWI).svg
GR-Navy-OF7-sleeve.svg
No equivalent
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 Admiral Vice admiral Rear admiral Captain Commander Lieutenant commander Lieutenant Sub lieutenant Midshipman 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
Japan Imperial Japan
Army & Air Force
Generalissimo collar rank insignia (Japan).png
帝國陸軍の階級―襟章―大将.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
No equivalent
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
No equivalent
Daigensui-Rikugun-Taishō
大元帥陸軍大将
Gensui-Rikugun-Taishō
元帥陸軍大将
Rikugun-Taishō
陸軍大将
Rikugun-Chūjō
陸軍中将
Rikugun-Shōshō
陸軍少将
Rikugun-Taisa
陸軍大佐
Rikugun-Chūsa
陸軍中佐
Rikugun-Shōsa
陸軍少佐
Rikugun-Tai-i
陸軍大尉
Rikugun-Chūi
陸軍中尉
Rikugun-Shōi
陸軍少尉
Jun-i
准尉
Japan Imperial Japan
Navy
[7]
Imperial Japan-Navy-OF-10-sleeve.svg
Imperial Japan-Navy-OF-9-sleeve.svg
Imperial Japan-Navy-OF-9-sleeve.svg
Imperial Japan-Navy-OF-8-sleeve.svg
Imperial Japan-Navy-OF-7-sleeve.svg
No equivalent
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
OF-D Kaigun Shōi Kōhosei (cuff).png
Daigensui-Kaigun-Taishō
大元帥海軍大将
Gensui-kaigun-Taishō
元帥海軍大将
Kaigun-Taishō
海軍大将
Kaigun-Chūjō
海軍中将
Kaigun-Shōshō
海軍少将
Kaigun-Daisa
海軍大佐
Kaigun-Chūsa
海軍中佐
Kaigun-Shōsa
海軍少佐
Kaigun-Dai-i
海軍大尉
Kaigun-Chūi
海軍中尉
Kaigun-Shōi
海軍少尉
Hēsōchō
兵曹長
Kaigun shōi kōhosei
海軍少尉候補生
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
Italy Italy
Army
Rank insignia of primo maresciallo dell'impero of the Italian Army (1940).png
Italy-Army-WW2-OF-10.svg
Italy-Army-WW2-OF-9b.svg
Italy-Army-WW2-OF-9a.svg
Italy-Army-WW2-OF-8.svg
None.svg
None.svg
None.svg
Italy-Army-WW2-OF-5a.svg
Italy-Army-WW2-OF-4.svg
Italy-Army-WW2-OF-3.svg
None.svg
Italy-Army-WW2-OF-2a.svg
None.svg
Italy-Army-WW2-OF-1b.svg
Italy-Army-WW2-OF-1a.svg
None.svg
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 Italy
Air Force
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
None.svg
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 Italy
Navy
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 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
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
Manchukuo Manchukuo
Army
Manchukuo-Army-OF-10.svg
Manchukuo-Army-OF-9.svg
Manchukuo-Army-OF-8.svg
Manchukuo-Army-OF-7.svg
No equivalent
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
General of the Army
總司令
Army General
上將
Lieutenant General
中將
Major General
少將
Colonel
上校
Lieutenant Colonel
中校
Major
少校
Captain
上尉
First Lieutenant
中尉
Second Lieutenant
少尉
Warrant Officer
准尉
Manchukuo Manchukuo
Navy
No equivalent
Manchukuo-Navy-OF-9.svg
Manchukuo-Navy-OF-8.svg
Manchukuo-Navy-OF-7.svg
No equivalent
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
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
Mengjiang Mengjiang
Army
No equivalent
Mengjiang-Army-OF-9.svg
Mengjiang-Army-OF-8.svg
Mengjiang-Army-OF-7.svg
No equivalent
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
No equivalent
General
上将
Lieutenant General
中将
Major General
少将
Colonel
上校
Lieutenant-colonel
中校
Major
少校
Captain
上尉
Lieutenant
中尉
Junior Lieutenant
少尉
Warrant Officer
准尉
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
Norway Norway
Army
[8]
No equivalent
Norway-Army-OF-9 WW2.svg
Norway-Army-OF-8 WW2.svg
Norway-Army-OF-7 WW2.svg
No equivalent
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
No equivalent
General Generalløjtnant Generalmajor Oberst Oberstløitnant Major Kaptein/
Rittmester
Premierløitnant Sekondløitnant
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
Poland Poland
Army & Air Force
[1]
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
No equivalent
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
Poland-Army-OF-01a (1943-1949).svg
No equivalent
Marszałek Polski Generał broni Generał dywizji Generał brygady Pułkownik Podpułkownik Major Kapitan[note 1] Porucznik Podporucznik Chorąży
Poland Poland
Navy
[1]
Poland-Army-OF-10 (1943-1949).svg
POL PMW pagon1 admirał.svg
POL PMW pagon1 wiceadmirał.svg
POL PMW pagon1 kontradmirał.svg
No equivalent
POL PMW pagon1 komandor.svg
POL PMW pagon1 komandor porucznik.svg
POL PMW pagon1 komandor podporucznik.svg
POL PMW pagon1 kapitan marynarki.svg
POL PMW pagon1 porucznik marynarki.svg
POL PMW pagon1 podporucznik marynarki.svg
None.svg
Various
Marszałek Polski Admirał Wiceadmirał Kontradmirał Komandor Komandor porucznik Komandor podporucznik Kapitan marynarki Porucznik marynarki Podporucznik marynarki Chorąży marynarki Podchorąży
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
United States USA
Army & Air Force
[1]
General of Armies insignia.svg
US-O11 insignia.svg
US-O10 insignia.svg
US-O9 insignia.svg
US-O8 insignia.svg
US-O7 insignia.svg
US-O6 insignia.svg
US-O5 insignia.svg
US-O4 insignia.svg
US-O3 insignia.svg
US-O2 insignia.svg
US-O1 insignia.svg
Various
General of the Armies[note 2] 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 USA
Navy
[1]
Blank.png

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
U.S. Navy O-4 insignia.svg
US Navy O3 insignia.svg
US Navy O2 insignia.svg
US Navy O1 insignia.svg
Various
Admiral of the Navy[note 2] Fleet Admiral Admiral Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Commodore[note 3] Captain Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Lieutenant (junior grade) Ensign Midshipman/Officer Candidate
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
Soviet Union USSR
Army & Air Force
[1]
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
Glavny marshal roda voysk Marshal roda voysk 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
Generalissimus Sovétskogo Soyuza[note 4] Marshal Sovétskogo Soyuza Generál-Polkóvnik Generál-Leytenánt Generál-Mayór Polkóvnik Podpolkóvnik Mayór Kapitán Stárshiy leytenánt Leytenánt Mládshiy leytenánt
Soviet Union USSR
Navy
[1]
No equivalent
UdSSR Navy 1943-1955 OF9 insignia.svg
UdSSR Navy 1943-1991 OF8 insignia.svg
UdSSR Navy 1943 OF7 insignia.svg
UdSSR Navy 1943 OF6 insignia.svg
UdSSR Navy 1943 OF5 insignia.svg
UdSSR Navy 1943 OF4 insignia.svg
UdSSR Navy 1943 OF3 insignia.svg
UdSSR Navy 1943-1991 OF2 insignia.svg
UdSSR Navy 1943-1991 OF1a insignia.svg
UdSSR Navy 1943-1991 OF1b insignia.svg
UdSSR Navy 1943-1991 OF1c insignia.svg
Admiral of the fleet
Адмирал флота[note 5]
Admiral
Адмирал
Vice Admiral
Вице-адмирал
Rear admiral
Контр-адмирал
Captain 1st rank
Капитан 1-го ранга
Captain 2nd rank
Капитан 2-го ранга
Captain 3rd rank
Капитан 3-го ранга
Captain Lieutenant
Капитан-лейтенант
Senior lieutenant
Старший лейтенант
Lieutenant
Лейтенант
Junior lieutenant
Младший лейтенант
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
Kingdom of Yugoslavia Kingdom of Yugoslavia
(before 1943)
Army

[9]
SrpskiCinovi18.PNG
OF-9, OF-8 Armijski djeneral 1918–1945.png
OF-7 Divizijski djeneral 1918-1945.PNG
OF-6 Brigadni djeneral 1918-1945.PNG
No equivalent
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
Vojvoda
Војвода
Army general
Армијски генерал
Divisional General
Дивизијски генерал
Brigadier General
Бригадни генерал
Colonel
Пуковник
Lieutenant Colonel
Потпуковник
Major
Мајор
Captain First Class
Капетан Прве Класе
Captain Second Class
Капетан Друге Класе
Lieutenant
Поручник
Sub-Lieutenant
Потпоручник
Kingdom of Yugoslavia Kingdom of Yugoslavia
(before 1943)
Air Force

[9]
No equivalent
None.svg
None.svg
None.svg
No equivalent
None.svg
None.svg
None.svg
None.svg
None.svg
None.svg
None.svg
Army general
Армијски генерал
Divisional General
Дивизијски генерал
Brigadier General
Бригадни генерал
Colonel
Пуковник
Lieutenant Colonel
Потпуковник
Major
Мајор
Captain First Class
Капетан Прве Класе
Captain Second Class
Капетан Друге Класе
Lieutenant
Поручник
Sub-Lieutenant
Потпоручник
Kingdom of Yugoslavia Kingdom of Yugoslavia
(before 1943)
Navy

[9]
No equivalent
Yugoslav Royal Navy OF8.svg
Yugoslav Royal Navy OF7.svg
Yugoslav Royal Navy OF6.svg
No equivalent
Generic-Navy-O11.svg
Generic-Navy-O10.svg
Generic-Navy-O9.svg
Generic-Navy-O5.svg
Generic-Navy-O4.svg
Generic-Navy-O3.svg
Generic-Navy-O1.svg
Admiral
Адмирал
Vice Admiral
Вице Адмирал
Counter Admiral
Контра Адмирал
Captain at sea
Капетан Бојног Брода
Frigate captain
Капетан Фрегате
Corvette captain
Капетан Корвете
Lieutenant
Поручник Бојног Брода Прве Класе
Lieutenant (junior grade)
Поручник Бојног Брода Друге Класе
Frigate captain
Поручник Фрегате
Corvette lieutenant
Поручник Корвете
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
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslav Partisans
(after 1943)
Army
Yugoslavia-Army-OF-10 (1943–1947).svg
No equivalent
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[note 6] General-pukovnik General-lajtant General-major Pukovnik Potpukovnik Major Kapetan Poručnik Potporučnik Zastavnik
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

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 after 1944.
  6. ^ This was the highest rank of (equivalent to Soviet Marshal) and simultaneously a Yugoslav honorific title.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l 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. ^ "Bulgarian Army/Air Force Insignia". Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Danish Army Insignia". Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  4. ^ Balsved, Johnny (22 March 2008). "Distinktioner og gradstegn" [Rank Insignia]. Navalhistory.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Finnish Insignia". Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  6. ^ CIA (24 August 1999). "Records Integration Title Book" (PDF). p. 18. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  7. ^ Rosignoli, Guido (1980). Naval and Marine Badges and Insignia of World War 2. Blandford Colour Series. Link House, West Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1LL: Blandford Press Ltd. pp. 152–153.
  8. ^ Rühl, Moritz. "The Army of Norway 1939". Uniformology. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  9. ^ a b c u oruzanim snagama KJUG - Kraljevske Jugoslovenske vojske (KJUG) - Ranks of Royal Yugoslav Armed Forces of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia - Royal Yugoslav Armed Forces (RYAF).jpg File:Ranks of Royal Yugoslav Armed Forces.jpg

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