Comparative army enlisted ranks of Africa

Rank comparison chart of enlisted rank for armies/ land forces of African states.

Enlisted

Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1
Algeria
(Edit)
No equivilant No equivilant No insignia
Sergeant Major Master Sergeant Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Private 1st Class Private
Angola
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent No insignia No equivalent
Chief Master Sergeant
Sargent-chefe
Master Sergeant
Primeiro-sargento
Staff Sergeant
Segundo-sargento
Sergeant
Furriel
Corporal
Primeiro-cabo
Private 1st Class
Segundo-cabo
Private
Soldado
Benin
(Edit)
No equivilant
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Master Corporal
Caporal-chef
Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat Première
Private
Soldat
Botswana
(Edit)
No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Burkina Faso
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent
Chief Warrant Officer
Adjudant-major
Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat de première classe
Private
Soldat
Burundi
(Edit)
No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Sergeant Major
Première sergent major
Senior Sergeant
Première sergent
Sergeant
Sergent
Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat première classe
Private
Soldat
Cameroon
(Edit)
No equivilant
Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Master Corporal
Caporal-chef
Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat Première
Private
Soldat
Cape Verde
(Edit)
Sargento-mor Sargento-chefe Sargento-principal Primeiro-sargento Segundo-sargento Sargento Furriel Instruendo curso
de sargento
Cabo-principal Cabo de secção Cabo-adjunto Primeiro-cabo Segundo-cabo Instruendo curso
de cabo
Central African Republic
(Edit)
No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Sergeant Major
Sergent-major
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Career Sergeant
Sergent
Sergeant
Sergent
Master Corporal
Caporal-chef
Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat Première
Private
Soldat
Chad
(Edit)
No equivalent
No equivalent No insignia
Sergeant major
Sergent Major
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat Première
Private
Soldat
Comoros
(Edit)
No equivalent
Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Master Corporal
Caporal-chef
Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat Première
Private
Soldat
Democratic Republic of the Congo
(Edit)
No equivalent No insignia
Chief Warrant Officer
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class I
Adjudant Première Classe
Warrant Officer Class II
Adjudant
Sergeant Major First Class
Première Sergent-major
Sergeant Major
Sergent-major
Sergeant First Class
Première Sergent
Sergeant
Sergent
Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat Première
Private
Soldat
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1
Republic of the Congo
(Edit)
No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Master Corporal
Caporal-chef
Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat Première
Private
Soldat
Djibouti
(Edit)
No equivilant
Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Master Corporal
Caporal-chef
Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat Première
Private
Soldat
Egypt
(Edit)
No equivilant No equivilant
Chief Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Private
Mosa'id awwal
(مساعد أول)
Mosa'id
(مساعد)
Raqib awwal
(رقيب أول)
Raqib
(رقيب)
'arif
(عريف)
Jondi
(جندي)
Equatorial Guinea
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent No equivalent
Sergeant Major
Brigada
Master Sergeant
Brigada jeff
Sergeant
Sarjento
Senior Corporal
Cabo primero
Corporal
Cabo
Private
Soldado
Eritrea
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent No equivalent No insignia
Master Sergeant Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Private 1st Class Private
Ethiopia
(Edit)
No equivilant No insignia
Sergeant Major Master Sergeant Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private First Class Private
Gabon
(Edit)
No equivilant
Chief Warrant Officer
Adjudant-chef Major
Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Master Corporal
Caporal-chef
Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat Première
Private
Soldat
Gambia
(Edit)
No equivalent No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Ghana
(Edit)
No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1
Afisa Mteule Daraja la Kwanza
Warrant Officer Class 2
Afisa Mteule Daraja la Pili
Staff Sergeant
Sajinitaji
Sergeant
Sajenti
Corporal
Koplo
Lance Corporal
Koplo Usu
Private
(or equivalent)
Guinea
(Edit)
No equivilant
Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Sergeant
Sergent
Master Corporal
Caporal-chef
Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat Première
Private
Soldat
Guinea-Bissau
(Edit)
No equivalent
No equivalent
Primeiro-sargento Segundo-sargento Terceiro-sargento Primeiro-Soldado Soldado
Ivory Coast
(Edit)
No equivilant
Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Master Corporal
Caporal-chef
Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldad Première
Private
Soldad
Kenya
(Edit)
No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Lesotho
(Edit)
No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Liberia
(Edit)
No insignia
Command sergeant major Master sergeant Sergeant first class Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Private first class Private Private
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1
Libya
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent No equivalent No insignia
Master Sergeant Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Private 1st Class Private
Madagascar
(Edit)
No insignia
Chief Warrant Officer
Adjudant-chef Major
Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Sergeant major
Sergent Major
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Master Corporal
Caporal-chef
Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat Première
Private
Soldat
Malawi
(Edit)
No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Mali
(Edit)
No equivilant
No insignia
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Master Corporal
Caporal-chef
Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat Première
Private
Soldat
Mauritania
(Edit)
No equivilant No equivilant No equivilant
Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Corporal
Caporal
Private
Soldat 2e classe
Mauritius No army
Morocco
(Edit)
Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Sergeant Major
Sergent-major
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Master Corporal
Caporal-chef
Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat de première classe
Private
Soldat de Deuxième classe
Mozambique
(Edit)
No equivalent
No equivalent
Sergeant major
Intendente
First Sergeant
Primeiro-sargento
Second Sergeant
Segundo-sargento
Third Sergeant
Terceiro-sargento
Corporal
Cabo
Private First Class
Primeiro soldado
Namibia
(Edit)
No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Niger
(Edit)
No equivalent
Chief Warrant Officer
Major
Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Master Corporal
Caporal-chef
Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat de première classe
Private
Soldat
Nigeria
(Edit)
No equivalent No insignia
Army Warrant Officer Master Warrant Officer Warrant officer Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Rwanda
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Sergeant Major
Sergent-major
First Sergeant
1er Sergeant
Sergeant
Sergent
Corporal
Caporal
Private
Soldate
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1
Senegal
(Edit)
No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Master Corporal
Caporal-chef
Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat de première classe
Private
Soldat
Seychelles
(Edit)
No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Sierra Leone
(Edit)
No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Somalia
(Edit)
No equivalent No insignia
Chief Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Warrant Officer Class 3 Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
South Africa
(Edit)
No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1
Aandredingsbeampte Klas 1
Warrant Officer Class 2
Aandredingsbeampte Klas 2
Staff Sergeant
Stafsersant
Sergeant
Sersant
Corporal
Korporaal
Lance Corporal
Onderkorporaal
Private
(or equivalent)
Sudan
(Edit)
No equivalent No insignia
Musaid awwal
مساعد أول
Musaid
مساعد
Raqib awwal
رقيب ثاني
Raqib
رقيب
Arif
عريف
Wakil arif
Jundi
جندي
Mustajidd
Swaziland
(Edit)
No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Tanzania
(Edit)
No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1
Afisa Mteule Daraja la Kwanza
Warrant Officer Class 2
Afisa Mteule Daraja la Pili
Staff Sergeant
Sajinitaji
Sergeant
Sajenti
Corporal
Koplo
Lance Corporal
Koplo Usu
Private
(or equivalent)
Togo
(Edit)
No equivilant No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent de Carriere
Sergeant
Sergent
Master Corporal
Caporal-chef
Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat Première
Private
Soldat
Tunisia
(Edit)
No equivalent
Sergeant Major
Adjudant-major
Master Sergeant
Adjudant-chef
Sergeant 1st class
Adjudant
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Master Corporal
Caporal-chef
Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat de première classe
Private
Soldat
Uganda
(Edit)
No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Zambia
(Edit)
No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Zimbabwe
(Edit)
No equivalent No insignia
Regimental sergeant major Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1

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