Comparative navy enlisted ranks of Africa

Rank comparison chart of enlisted rank for navies of African states.

Enlisted

Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1
Algeria
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent No insignia
Master Chief Petty Officer Senior Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer 3rd Class Petty Officer 2nd Class Seaman 1st Class Seaman
Angola
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent No equivalent No insignia
Sargento-maior Sargento-ajudante Primeiro-sargento Segundo-sargento Cabo Primeiro-marinheiro Grumete
Botswana No navy
Burkina Faso No navy
Burundi No navy
Cameroon
(Edit)
No equivilant
Master Chief Petty Officer
Maitre-principal
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Premier maitre
Chief Petty Officer
Maitre
Petty Officer 1st Class
Second maitre
Petty Officer 2nd Class
Quartier-maitre de 1ere classe
Petty Officer 3rd Class
Quartier-maitre de 2eme classe
Seaman
Matelot de 1ere classe
Seaman Apprentice
Matelot
Central African Republic No navy
Chad No navy
Comoros No navy
Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Warrant Officer
Maître principal
Junior Warrant Officer
Premier maître-chef
Master Chief Petty Officer
Maître-chef
Chief Petty Officer
1ère maître
Petty Officer 1st Class
2ème maître
Petty Officer
Maître
Petty Officer 2nd Class
Quartier-maître
Seaman 1st Class
1èr Matelot
Seaman
Matelot
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1
Republic of the Congo
(Edit)
No equivilant No insignia
Master Chief Petty Officer
Maitre-principal
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Premier maitre
Chief Petty Officer
Maitre
Petty Officer 1st Class
Second maitre
Petty Officer 2nd Class
Quartier-maitre de 1ere classe
Petty Officer 3rd Class
Quartier-maitre de 2eme classe
Seaman
Matelot brevet
Seaman Apprentice
Matelot
Djibouti
(Edit)
No equivilant
Master Chief Petty Officer
Maitre-principal
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Premier maitre
Chief Petty Officer
Maitre
Petty Officer 1st Class
Second maitre
Petty Officer 2nd Class
Quartier-maitre se 1ere classe
Petty Officer 3rd Class
Quartier-maitre se 2eme classe
Seaman 1st Class
Matelot brevet
Seaman
Matelot
Egypt
(Edit)
No equivilant No equivilant No equivilant
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Chief petty officer Petty officer Leading seaman Able seaman
Mosa'id awwal
(مساعد أول)
Mosa'id
(مساعد)
Raqib awwal
(رقيب أول)
Raqib
(رقيب)
'arif
(عريف)
Jondi
(جندي)
Ethiopia No navy
Gabon
(Edit)
No equivilant
Master Chief Petty Officer 1st Class
Maitre-principal major
Master Chief Petty Officer
Maitre-principal
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Premier maitre
Chief Petty Officer
Maitre
Petty Officer 1st Class
Second maitre
Petty Officer 2nd Class
Quartier-maitre se 1ere classe
Petty Officer 3rd Class
Quartier-maitre se 2eme classe
Seaman 1st Class
Matelot brevet
Seaman
Matelot
Ghana
(Edit)
No equivalent
No equivalent No insignia No insignia
Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer First Class Petty officer second class Leading Seaman Able seaman Ordinary Seaman
Ivory Coast
(Edit)
No equivilant
Master Chief Petty Officer
Maitre-principal
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Premier maitre
Chief Petty Officer
Maitre
Petty Officer 1st Class
Second maitre
Petty Officer 2nd Class
Quartier-maitre se 1ere classe
Petty Officer 3rd Class
Quartier-maitre se 2eme classe
Seaman 1st Class
Matelot brevet
Seaman
Matelot
Kenya
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Senior Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Liberia
(Edit)
No equivalent
Master Chief Petty Officer Senior Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer First Class Petty Officer Second Class Petty Officer Third Class Seaman Seaman Apprentice
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1
Mali No navy
Mauritania
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent No equivalent
Master Chief Petty Officer
Maitre-principal
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Premier maitre
Chief Petty Officer
Maitre
Petty Officer 1st Class
Second maitre
Petty Officer 3rd Class
Quartier-maitre
Seaman
Matelot
Mauritius No navy
Morocco
(Edit)
No equivalent No insignia
Maître principal Premier maître Maître Second-Maître de 1ère classe Second-Maître de 2ème classe Quartier-maître de 1ère classe Quartier-maître de 2ème classe Matelot de 1ère classe Matelot
Mozambique
(Edit)
No equivalent
No equivalent
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Intendente
Petty Officer 1st Class
Primeiro-sargento
Petty Officer 2nd Class
Segundo-sargento
Petty Officer 3rd Class
Primeiro Cabo
Seaman 1st Class
Segundo Cabo
Seaman
Marinheiro
Namibia
(Edit)
No equivalent No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Niger No navy
Nigeria
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent No equivalent
No insignia
Navy Warrant Officer Master Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Petty Officer Leading Seaman Ordinary Seaman
Rwanda No navy
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1
Senegal
(Edit)
No equivilant No insignia
Master Chief Petty Officer
Maitre-principal
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Premier maitre
Chief Petty Officer
Maitre
Petty Officer 1st Class
Second maitre
Petty Officer 2nd Class
Quartier-maitre se 1ere classe
Petty Officer 3rd Class
Quartier-maitre se 2eme classe
Seaman 1st Class
Matelot brevet
Seaman
Matelot
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 Seaman
South Africa
(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent No equivalent
Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant Offisier Klas 1
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant Offisier Klas 2
Chief Petty Officer
Eerste Bootsman
Petty officer
Bootsman
Leading seaman
Baasseeman
Able seaman
Bevare Seeman
South Sudan No navy
Sudan
(Edit)
No equivalent No insignia
Musaid awwal
Musaid
Raqib awwal
Raqib
Arif
Wakil arif
Jundi
Mustajidd
Swaziland No navy
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
Master Chief Petty Officer
Maitre-principal
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Premier maitre
Chief Petty Officer
Maitre
Petty Officer 1st Class
Second maitre
Petty Officer 2nd Class
Quartier-maitre de 1ere classe
Petty Officer 3rd Class
Quartier-maitre de 2eme classe
Seaman
Matelot brevet
Seaman Apprentice
Matelot
Tunisia
(Edit)
No equivalent
Maître principal Premier maître Maître Second-Maître de 1ère classe Second-Maître de 2ème classe Quartier-maître de 1ère classe Quartier-maître de 2ème classe Matelot breveté Matelot
Uganda No navy
Zambia No navy
Zimbabwe No navy
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1

See also

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