List of comparative military ranks


This article is a list of various states' armed forces ranking designations. Comparisons are made between the different systems used by nations to categorize the hierarchy of an armed force compared to another. Several of these lists mention NATO reference codes. These are the NATO rank reference codes, used for easy comparison among NATO countries. Links to comparison charts can be found below.

References to modern military


Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

Angola

Argentina

Australia

Austria

Bangladesh

Belarus

Belgium

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil

Bulgaria

Canada

Chile

China

Colombia

Congo

Congo-Brazzaville

Croatia

Cuba

Denmark

Egypt

Ecuador

Estonia

Finland

France

Gabon

Georgia

Germany

Greece

Hungary

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Japan

Pre-1945 historical ranks:

Jordan

Kenya

Kosovo

Laos

Lebanon

Lithuania

Malaysia

Mexico

Mongolia

Myanmar

Nepal

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nicaragua

North Korea

Norway

Pakistan

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russia

Saudi Arabia

Serbia

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

Somalia

South Africa

South Korea

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sweden

Switzerland

Syria

Republic of China (Taiwan)

Tanzania

Thailand

Tunisia

Turkey

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States

Venezuela

Vietnam

Continental comparisons


Africa

Americas

Asia

Europe

Oceania

Other comparisons


NATO

Commonwealth of Nations

Previous eras


Miscellaneous

First and Second World War comparisons