Comparative officer ranks of World War II

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The following table compares 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
None.svg 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
Admiralissimo
特級上將
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 None.svg None.svg None.svg No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg
General Generalløjtnant Generalmajor Oberst Oberstløjtnant Major 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 Premierløjtnant 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
Sotamarsalkka.svg Kenraaliluutnantti kauluslaatta.svg Kenraalimajuri kauluslaatta.svg Prikaatikenraali kauluslaatta.svg No equivalent Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Yliluutnantti kauluslaatta.svg Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Candidate Officer Student
Sotamarsalkka
Fältmarskalk
Kenraali
General
Kenraaliluutnantti
Generallöjtnant
Kenraalimajuri
Generalmajor
Eversti
Överste
Everstiluutnantti
Överstelöjtnant
Majuri
Major
Kapteeni
Kapten
Yliluutnantti
Premiärlöjtnant
Luutnantti
Löjtnant
Vänrikki
Fänrik
Upseerikokelas
Officersaspirant
Upseerioppilas
Officerselev
Finland Finland
Navy
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 Yliluutnantti l 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 Yliluutnantti 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
Luftwaffe Reichsmarschall.svg Wehrmacht GenFeldmarschall 1942.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
Reichsmarschall Generalfeldmarschall Generaloberst General der Waffengattung Generalleutnant Generalmajor Oberst Oberstleutnant Major Hauptmann Oberleutnant Leutnant
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Navy
Kriegsmarine-Großadmiral.png Kriegsmarine-Generaladmiral.png Kriegsmarine-Generaladmiral.png Kriegsmarine-Vizeadmiral.png Kriegsmarine-Konteradmiral.png Kriegsmarine-Kommodore.png Kriegsmarine-Kapitän zur See.png Kriegsmarine-Fregattenkapitän.png Kriegsmarine-Korvettenkapitän.png Kriegsmarine-Kapitänleutnant.png Kriegsmarine-Oberleutenant zur See.png Kriegsmarine-Leutenant zur See.png
Großadmiral Generaladmiral Admiral Vizeadmiral Konteradmiral Kommodore Kapitän zur See Fregatten-
kapitän
Korvetten-
kapitän
Kapitän-
leutnant
Oberleutnant
zur See
Leutnant
zur See
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
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 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 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
No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.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]
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 No equivalent
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 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 No equivalent
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

[5]
SrpskiCinovi18.PNG No equivalent OF-9, OF-8 Armijski djeneral 1918–1945.png OF-7 Divizijski djeneral 1918-1945.PNG OF-6 Brigadni djeneral 1918-1945.PNG 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
Field Marshal
Бојни 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

[5]
No equivalent
None.svg None.svg None.svg 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

[5]
No equivalent
Yugoslav Royal Navy OF8.svg Yugoslav Royal Navy OF7.svg Yugoslav Royal Navy OF6.svg 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 field marshal) and simultaneously a Yugoslav honorific title.

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 c File:Ranks of Royal Yugoslav Armed Forces.jpg

See also

External links

  • German WWII Army & SS Rank & Insignia
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