Military ranks of Paraguay

The Military ranks of Paraguay are the military insignia used by the Armed Forces of Paraguay. Being a former colony of Spain, Paraguay shares a rank structure similar to that of Spain.

Historically, until the fall of the regime of Stroessner, Paraguayan insignia were based on the Prussian system, as was the case for many other South American countries, only with slight distinctions[1].

Current ranks

Commissioned officers

The rank insignia for commissioned officers for the army, navy and air force respectively.

Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D) and student officer
Paraguay
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No equivalent No equivalent
General de Ejército General de División General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Primero Teniente Subteniente
Paraguay
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No equivalent
No equivalent
Vicealmirante Contraalmirante Capitán de Navío Capitán de Fragata Capitán de Corbeta Teniente de Navio Teniente de Fragata Teniente de Corbeta Guardiamarina
Paraguay
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No equivalent No equivalent
General de Fuerza Aerea General de División General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Primero Teniente Subteniente
Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D) and student officer

Enlisted

The rank insignia for enlisted personnel for the army, navy and air force respectively.

Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1
Paraguay
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No equivalent
Sub-Oficial Principal Sub-Oficial Mayor Sub-Oficial Sargento Ayudante Sargento Primero Vice Sargento Primero Sargento Segundo Cabo Primero Cabo Segundo Soldado
Paraguay
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No equivalent No insignia
Sub-Oficial Principal Sub-Oficial Mayor Sub-Oficial de Primera Sub-Oficial de Segunda Maestre Cabo Primero Cabo Segundo Dragoneante
Paraguay
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No equivalent
Sub-Oficial Principal Sub-Oficial Mayor Sub-Oficial Sargento Ayudante Sargento Primero Vice Sargento Primero Sargento Segundo Cabo Primero Cabo Segundo Soldado
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1

Historical ranks

1954 – 1989

Officers
DesignationHigher commandersSenior commandersMiddle-level commanders
Paraguay
Rank designationGeneralMajor generalBrigadier generalColonelLieutenant ColonelMajorCaptainFirst LieutenantSecond Lieutenant
(native designation)(?)(?)(?)(?)(?)(?)(?)(?)(?)
OF-equivalent OF5 OF4 OF3 OF2 OF1
Enlisted

References

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