Comparative army officer ranks of Africa

Rank comparison chart of armies/ land forces of African states.

Officers

Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D) and student officer
Algeria
(Edit)
No equivalent
Unknown
Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain 1st Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant
Angola
(Edit)
No equivalent
General de Exército General Tenente General Brigadeiro Coronel Tenente Coronel Major Capitão Tenente Sub-Tenente Aspirante
Benin
(Edit)
No equivalent
Unknown
Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Commandant Captaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant
Botswana
(Edit)
No equivalent
Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain 1st Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant Officer Cadet
Burkina Faso
(Edit)
No equivalent Unknown
Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Major Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Burundi
(Edit)
No equivalent
Unknown
Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine-Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Cameroon
(Edit)
No equivalent Unknown
Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Cape Verde
(Edit)
No equivalent
Major General
Major General
Brigadier
Brigadeiro
Colonel
Coronel
Lieutenant Colonel
Tenente Coronel
Major
Major
Captain
Capitão
First Lieutenant
Premiero Teniente
Lieutenant
Teniente
Second Lieutenant
Sub-Teniente
Officer Cadet
Aspirante
Central African Republic
(Edit)
No equivalent Unknown
Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Chad
(Edit)
No equivalent
Unknown
Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Comoros
(Edit)
No equivalent
Unknown
Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
DR Congo
(Edit)
No equivalent Unknown
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd lieutenant
Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D) and student officer
Republic of the Congo
(Edit)
No equivalent
Unknown
Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Djibouti
(Edit)
No equivalent
Unknown
Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Egypt
(Edit)
No equivalent
Moshir
(مشير)
Fariq awwal
(فريق أول)
Fariq
(فريق)
Liwaa'
(لواء)
'amid
(عميد)
'aqid
(عقيد)
Moqaddim
(مقدم)
Ra'id
(رائد)
Naqib
(نقيب)
Molazim awwal
(ملازم أول)
Molazim
(ملازم)
Field Marshal General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
Equatorial Guinea
(Edit)
No equivalent
Unknown
Major General
General De Division
Brigadier General
General De Brigada
Colonel
Coronel
Lieutenant Colonel
Teniente Coronel
Major
Comandante
Captain
Capitán
1st Lieutenant
Teniente
2nd lieutenant
Alférez
Eritrea
(Edit)
No equivalent
Unknown
Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second lieutenant
Ethiopia
(Edit)
No equivalent Unknown
General Lieutenant
General
Major
General
Brigadier
General
Colonel Lieutenant
Colonel
Major Captain 1st
Lieutenant
Lieutenant 2nd
Lieutenant
Gabon
(Edit)
No equivalent Unknown
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Major Colonel Senior lieutenant colonel Lieutenant Colonel 1st Major Major 1st Captain Captain 1st lieutenant Lieutenant 2nd lieutenant
Gambia
(Edit)
No equivalent Unknown
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant
Ghana
(Edit)
Unknown
Field Marshal General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd lieutenant
Guinea
(Edit)
No equivalent Unknown
Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Guinea-Bissau
(Edit)
No equivalent
Brigadeiro-general Coronel Tenente-coronel Major Capitão Tenente Alferes Aspirante
Ivory Coast
(Edit)
No equivalent Unknown
Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Kenya
(Edit)
No equivalent Unknown
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant
Lesotho
(Edit)
Unknown
Field Marshal General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd lieutenant
Liberia
(Edit)
Unknown
General of the Army General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D) and student officer
Libya
(Edit)
No equivalent
No equivalent
Fariq
(فريق)
Liwaa'
(لواء)
'amid
(عميد)
'aqid
(عقيد)
Moqaddim
(مقدم)
Ra'id
(رائد)
Naqib
(نقيب)
Molazim awwal
(ملازم أول)
Molazim
(ملازم)
Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Lieutenant
Madagascar
(Edit)
No equivalent Unknown
Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Malawi
(Edit)
No equivalent Unknown
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant
Mali
(Edit)
No equivalent
Unknown
Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Mauritania
(Edit)
No equivalent
Unknown
Général de division
لواء
Général de brigade
عميد
Colonel
عقيد
Lieutenant-Colonel
مقدم
Commandant
رائد
Capitaine
نقيب
Lieutenant
ملازم أول
Sous-Lieutenant
ملازم
Mauritius No army
Morocco
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Maréchal Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Major Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant Aspirant Eleve Officier
Mozambique
(Edit)
No equivalent
Unknown
Coronel General Teniente General Major General Coronel Teniente Coronel Major Capitáo Teniente Aleférez
Namibia
(Edit)
No equivalent Unknown
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd lieutenant
Niger
(Edit)
No equivalent
Unknown
Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Commandant Captaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant
Nigeria
(Edit)
Unknown
Field Marshal General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
Rwanda
(Edit)
No equivalent Unknown
Général Lieutenant général Général-major Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant
Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D) and student officer
São Tomé and Príncipe
(Edit)
No equivalent
Brigadeiro Coronel-tirocinado Coronel Tenente-coronel Major Capitão Tenente Alferes Aspirante-a-Oficial-Aluno
Senegal
(Edit)
No equivalent
Unknown
Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Seychelles
(Edit)
No equivalent
Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain 1st Lieutenant Lieutenant Officer Cadet
Sierra Leone
(Edit)
No equivalent Unknown
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
Somalia
(Edit)
No equivalent
Unknown
Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
South Africa
(Edit)
No equivalent
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd lieutenant Candidate officer
South Sudan
(Edit)
Unknown
Field Marshal General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd lieutenant
Sudan
(Edit)
Unknown
Mushir Fariq awwal
(فريق أول)
Fariq
(فريق‎‎)
Liwaa'
(لواء‎‎)
'amid
(عميد)
'aqid
(عقيد)
Moqaddim
(مقدم)
Ra'id
(رائد‎‎)
Naqib
(نقيب)
Molazim awwal
(ملازم أول)
Molazim thani
(ملازم)
Swaziland
(Edit)
Unknown
Field Marshal General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd lieutenant
Tanzania
(Edit)
No equivalent
General
Jenerali
Lieutenant General
Luteni Jenerali
Major General
Meja Jenerali
Brigadier
Brigedia
Colonel
Kanali
Lieutenant Colonel
Luteni Kanali
Major
Meja
Captain
Kapteni
Lieutenant
Luteni wa Kwanza
2nd lieutenant
Luteni wa Pili
Officer candidate
Togo
(Edit)
No equivalent
Unknown
Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant
Tunisia
(Edit)
No equivalent
Unknown
Army corps general Major general Brigadier general Major Colonel Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
Uganda
(Edit)
No equivalent Unknown
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant
Zambia
(Edit)
No equivalent Unknown
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant
Zimbabwe
(Edit)
No equivalent Unknown
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd lieutenant
Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D) and student officer

Warrant officers

Equivalent NATO rankWO-5WO-4WO-3WO-2WO-1
South Africa
(Edit)
Master chief warrant officer Senior chief warrant officer Chief warrant officer Master warrant officer Senior warrant officer

See also

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