Ranks and insignia of NATO navies' officers

Each officer rank in the navy of a NATO country may be compared with the ranks used by any military service in other NATO countries, under a standardized NATO rank scale. This is useful, for instance, in establishing seniority amongst officers serving alongside each other within multinational command structures.

The grades, prefixed OF- (commissioned officers) and WO- (warrant officers) were established in the document STANAG 2116, formally titled NATO Codes for Grades of Military Personnel.

In many navies, two separate ranks fall within the OF-1 grade. These particular ranks, known by various names in different navies, are commonly given the less formal grades of "OF-1a" (more senior) and "OF-1b" (less senior).

Officers (OF-1 – 10)

NATO codeOF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D)Student officer
Albania
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No equivalent
No equivalent
Admiral Nënadmiral Kundëradmiral Kapiten Rangut I Kapiten Rangut II Kapiten Rangut III Kapiten Leitnant Leitnant Nënleitnant
Belgium
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No equivalent No equivalent No insignia
Admiraal Vice-admiraal Divisieadmiraal Flottieljeadmiraal Kapitein-ter-zee Fregatkapitein Korvetkapitein Luitenant-ter-zee 1ste klasse Luitenant-ter-zee Vaandrig-ter-zee Vaandrig-ter-zee 2de klasse Aspirant de marine
Amiral Vice-amiral Amiral de division Amiral de flottille Capitaine de vaisseau Capitaine de frégate Capitaine de corvette Lieutenant de vaisseau de 1re classe Lieutenant de vaisseau Enseigne de vaisseau Enseigne de vaisseau de 2e classe Aspirant de marine
Bulgaria
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No equivalent No equivalent
Адмирал Вицеадмирал Контраадмирал Комодор Капитан I ранг Капитан II ранг Капитан III ранг Капитан-лейтенант Старши лейтенант Лейтенант
Canada
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No equivalent No equivalent
Admiral Vice-admiral Rear-admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant-commander Lieutenant Sub-lieutenant Acting sub-lieutenant Naval
cadet
Amiral Vice-amiral Contre-amiral Commodore Capitaine de vaisseau Capitaine de frégate Capitaine de corvette Lieutenant de vaisseau Enseigne de vaisseau de 1re classe Enseigne de vaisseau de 2e classe Aspirant de marine
Croatia
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No equivalent
Admiral flote Admiral Viceadmiral Kontraadmiral Komodor Kapetan bojnog broda Kapetan fregate Kapetan korvete Poručnik bojnog broda Poručnik fregate Poručnik korvete
Czech Republic No navy
Denmark
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No equivalent No equivalent
Admiral Viceadmiral Kontreadmiral Flotilleadmiral Kommandør Kommandørkaptajn Orlogskaptajn Kaptajnløjtnant Premierløjtnant Løjtnant
 Estonia
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No equivalent No equivalent
Admiral Viitseadmiral Kontradmiral Kommodoor Mereväe kapten Kaptenleitnant Kaptenmajor Vanemleitnant Leitnant Nooremleitnant Lipnik
France
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Amiral de France Amiral Vice-amiral d'escadre Vice-amiral Contre-amiral Capitaine de vaisseau Capitaine de frégate Capitaine de corvette Lieutenant de vaisseau Enseigne de vaisseau de 1re classe Enseigne de vaisseau de 2e classe Aspirant Élève-officier
Germany
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No equivalent













Enlisted rank plus a star
indicating cadet's career
Admiral Vizeadmiral Konteradmiral Flottillen-
admiral
Kapitän zur See Fregatten-
kapitän
Korvetten-
kapitän
Stabskapitän-
leutnant
Kapitän-
leutnant
Oberleutnant
zur See
Leutnant
zur See
Oberfähnrich
zur See
Fähnrich
zur See
Seekadett
Greece
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No equivalent No equivalent
Admiral Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Sub Lieutenant Ensign Officer Designate
Ναύαρχος Αντιναύαρχος Υποναύαρχος Αρχιπλοίαρχος Πλοίαρχος Αντιπλοίαρχος Πλωτάρχης Υποπλοίαρχος Ανθυποπλοίαρχος Σημαιοφόρος Σημαιοφόρος Επίκουρος Αξιωματικός
NATO codeOF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D)Student officer
Hungary No navy
Iceland
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No equivalent
No equivalent
Rear Admiral
General Director
Commodore
Chief of Operations
Captain
Deputy Chief of Operations, head of divisions
Commander sg.
1° CO of department, vessel or aircraft
Commander
2° CO of department, vessel or aircraft
Lieutenant Commander
Commanding Officer
Lieutenant
Officer
(after 6 years of service)
Lieutenant jg.
Officer
(after 2 years of service)
Sub-Lieutenant
Officer
(first 2 years of service)
Italy
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No equivalent
Ammiraglio
awarded only to the Chief of Defence Staff
Ammiraglio di Squadra con Incarichi Speciali Ammiraglio di Squadra Ammiraglio di Divisione Contrammiraglio Capitano di Vascello Capitano di Fregata Capitano di Corvetta Primo Tenente di Vascello Tenente di Vascello Sottotenente di Vascello Guardiamarina Aspirante Guardiamarina
Latvia
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No equivalent
No equivalent
Viceadmirālis Kontradmirālis Flotiles admirālis Jūras Kapteinis Komandkapteinis Komandleitnants Kapteiņleitnants Virsleitnants Leitnants
Lithuania
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No equivalent
No equivalent
Viceadmirolas Kontradmirolas Flotilės admirolas Jūrų kapitonas Komandoras Komandoras leitenantas Kapitonas leitenantas Vyresnysis leitenantas Leitenantas
 Luxembourg No navy
Montenegro
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No equivalent No equivalent
Admiral Viceadmiral Kontraadmiral Komodor Kapetan bojnog broda Kapetan fregate Kapetan korvete Poručnik bojnog broda Poručnik fregate Poručnik korvete
Netherlands
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No equivalent Adelborst/Korporaal-Adelborst/Sergeant-Adelborst No equivalent
Luitenant-Admiraal Vice-Admiraal Schout-bij-Nacht Commandeur Kapitein ter zee Kapitein-luitenant ter zee Luitenant ter zee der 1ste klasse Luitenant ter zee der 2de klasse oudste categorie Luitenant ter zee der 2de klasse Luitenant ter zee der 3de klasse
Norway
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No equivalent No equivalent
Admiral Viseadmiral Kontreadmiral Flaggkommandør Kommandør Kommandørkaptein Orlogskaptein Kapteinløytnant Løytnant Fenrik
Poland
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No equivalent Various
Marszałek Polski[note 1] Admirał Admirał floty Wiceadmirał Kontradmirał Komandor Komandor porucznik Komandor podporucznik Kapitan marynarki Porucznik marynarki Podporucznik marynarki Podchorąży
 Portugal
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Almirante da Armada[note 1] Almirante Vice-almirante Contra-almirante Comodoro Capitão de Mar e Guerra Capitão de Fragata Capitão-tenente Primeiro-tenente Segundo-tenente Guarda-marinha and
Subtenente
Aspirante (Naval School) Aspirante (others) Cadete
NATO codeOF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D)Student officer
 Romania
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No equivalent
Mareșal Amiral Viceamiral Contraamiral Contraamiral de Flotilă Comandor Căpitan-Comandor Locotenent-Comandor Căpitan Locotenent Aspirant
 Slovakia No navy
Slovenia
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No equivalent No equivalent
Admiral Vice admiral Kontraadmiral Kapitan Kapitan Bojni Ladje Kapitan Fregate Kapitan Korvete Poročnik Fregate Poročnik Korvete Podporočnik
 Spain
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Capitán general[note 2] Almirante general Almirante Vice almirante Contra almirante Capitán de navío Capitán de fragata Capitán de corbeta Teniente de navío Alférez de navío Alférez de fragata Guardiamarina 2 Guardiamarina 1 Alumno 2 Alumno 1
Spain
(Marines)

(Edit)
No equivalent
General de División General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Comandante Capitán Teniente Alférez Guardiamarina de 2º Guardiamarina de 1º Aspirante de 2ª Aspirante de 1ª
Turkey
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No insignia
Büyükamiral Oramiral Koramiral Tümamiral Tuğamiral Albay Yarbay Binbaşı Yüzbaşı Üsteğmen Teğmen Asteğmen Bahriyeli
United Kingdom
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No equivalent
Admiral of the Fleet Admiral Vice admiral Rear admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant commander Lieutenant Sub lieutenant Midshipman Officer cadet
United Kingdom
(Royal Marines)

(Edit)
No equivalent
Captain General
Royal Marines
General Lieutenant-General Major-General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet
United States
(Edit)
Various
Fleet Admiral Admiral Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Rear Admiral (lower half) Captain Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Lieutenant (junior grade) Ensign Midshipman/Officer Candidate
United States
(Marine Corps)

(Edit)
No equivalent Various
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Midshipman/Officer Candidate
United States
(Coast Guard)

(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent
Admiral Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Rear Admiral (lower half) Captain Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Lieutenant (junior grade) Ensign
NATO codeOF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D)Student officer

Warrant officers (WO-1 – 5)

Warrant officers rank below officers and above enlisted servicemen.

NATO codeWO-5WO-4WO-3WO-2WO-1
 United States
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No equivalent
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Chief Warrant Officer 4 Chief Warrant Officer 3 Chief Warrant Officer 2
United States
(Coast Guard)

(Edit)
No equivalent No equivalent
Chief Warrant Officer 4 Chief Warrant Officer 3 Chief Warrant Officer 2
United States
(Marine Corps)

(Edit)
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Chief Warrant Officer 4 Chief Warrant Officer 3 Chief Warrant Officer 2 Warrant Officer 1
NATO codeWO-5WO-4WO-3WO-2WO-1

WO are used for United States warrant officers only.[1] Countries not listed use only regular officer ranks, do not have warrant officers, or warrant officers are considered OR (Other/Enlisted Rank).

See also

Notes

  1. 1 2 Honorary or wartime rank.
  2. Rank reserved for the monarch or members of the royal house.

References

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