Yugoslav People's Army ranks

The Yugoslav People's Army ranks are the military insignia used by the Yugoslav People's Army.

Ranks (1945-47)

Officers

The rank insignia for commissioned officers for the Ground forces, Navy and Air force respectively.

Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D) and student officer
Yugoslavia No equivalent
Maršal Jugoslavije[lower-alpha 1] General-pukovnik General-lajtant General-major Pukovnik Potpukovnik Major Kapetan Poručnik Potporučnik Zastavnik
Yugoslavia No equivalent
Unknown
Maršal Jugoslavije[lower-alpha 1] Admiral Vice admiral Kontraadmiral Kapetan Bojnog Broda Kapetan Fregate Kapetan Korvete Poručnik Bojnog Broda Poručnik Fregate Poručnik Korvete Potporučnik
Yugoslavia No equivalent
Maršal Jugoslavije[lower-alpha 1] General-pukovnik General-lajtant General-major Pukovnik Potpukovnik Major Kapetan Poručnik Potporučnik Zastavnik
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 Ground forces, Navy and Air force respectively.

Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1
Yugoslavia No equivalent
No insignia
Stariji vodnik 1. klase Stariji vodnik Vodnik 1. klase Vodnik Mlađi vodnik Desetar Razvodnik Vojnik
Yugoslavia No equivalent
No insignia
Zastavnik Stariji vodnik Vodnik 1. klase Vodnik Mlađi vodnik Desetar Razvodnik Vojnik
Yugoslavia No equivalent
No insignia
Stariji vodnik 1. klase Stariji vodnik Vodnik 1. klase Vodnik Mlađi vodnik Desetar Razvodnik Vojnik
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1

Ranks (1947-55)

Officers

The following are the rank insignia for commissioned officers for the Ground forces, Navy and Air force respectively.

Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D) and student officer
Yugoslavia
Maršal Jugoslavije[lower-alpha 1] General-armije General-pukovnik General-potpukovnik General-major Pukovnik Potpukovnik Major Kapetan prve klase Kapetan Poručnik Potporučnik Zastavnik
Yugoslavia No equivalent Unknown
Admiral flote Vice admiral Kontraadmiral Kapetan Kapetan Bojnog Broda Kapetan Fregate Kapetan Korvete Poručnik Bojnog Broda Poručnik Fregate Poručnik Korvete Potporučnik
Yugoslavia No equivalent
General-armije General-pukovnik General-potpukovnik General-major Pukovnik Potpukovnik Major Kapetan prve klase Kapetan Poručnik Potporučnik Zastavnik
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 Ground forces, Navy and Air force respectively.

Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1
Yugoslavia No equivalent
No insignia
Stariji vodnik Vodnik 1. klase Vodnik Mlađi vodnik Desetar Razvodnik Vojnik
Yugoslavia No equivalent
No insignia
Stariji vodnik Vodnik 1. klase Vodnik Mlađi vodnik Desetar Razvodnik Vojnik
Yugoslavia No equivalent
No insignia
Stariji vodnik Vodnik 1. klase Vodnik Mlađi vodnik Desetar Razvodnik Vojnik
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1

Ranks (1955-82)

This table shows the rank structure in use by Yugoslav People's Army from 1955 to 1982.

Officers

The rank insignia for commissioned officers for the Ground forces, Navy and Air force respectively.

Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D) and student officer
Yugoslavia No equivalent
Maršal Jugoslavije[lower-alpha 1] General[lower-alpha 2] General-armije General-pukovnik General-potpukovnik General-major Pukovnik Potpukovnik Major Kapetan prv klase Kapetan Poručnik Potporučnik
Yugoslavia Unknown
Maršal Jugoslavije[lower-alpha 1] Admiral flote Admiral Vice admiral Kontraadmiral Kapetan Bojnog Broda Kapetan Fregate Kapetan Korvete Poručnik Bojnog Broda Poručnik Fregate Poručnik Korvete Potporučnik
Yugoslavia No equivalent
Maršal Jugoslavije[lower-alpha 1] General-armije General-pukovnik avijacije General-potpukovnik avijacije General-major avijacije Pukovnik avijacije Potpukovnik avijacije Major avijacije Kapetan prv klase avijacije Kapetan avijacije Poručnik avijacije Potporučnik avijacije
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 Ground forces, Navy and Air force respectively.

Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1
Yugoslavia
Zastavnik 1. klase Zastavnik Stariji vodnik 1. klase Stariji vodnik Vodnik 1. klase Vodnik Mlađi vodnik Desetar Razvodnik Vojnik
Yugoslavia
Zastavnik 1. klase Zastavnik Stariji vodnik 1. klase Stariji vodnik Vodnik 1. klase Vodnik Mlađi vodnik Desetar Razvodnik Vojnik
Yugoslavia
Zastavnik 1. klase Zastavnik Stariji vodnik 1. klase Stariji vodnik Vodnik 1. klase Vodnik Mlađi vodnik Desetar Razvodnik Vojnik
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1

Ranks (1982-92)

Officers

The rank insignia for commissioned officers for the Ground forces, Navy and Air force respectively.

Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D) and student officer
Yugoslavia No equivalent No equivalent
General-armije General-pukovnik General-potpukovnik General-major Pukovnik Potpukovnik Major Kapetan prv klase Kapetan Poručnik Potporučnik
Yugoslavia No equivalent Unknown
Admiral flote Admiral Vice admiral Kontraadmiral Kapetan Bojnog Broda Kapetan Fregate Kapetan Korvete Poručnik Bojnog Broda Poručnik Fregate Poručnik Korvete Potporučnik
Yugoslavia No equivalent No equivalent
General-armije General-pukovnik General-potpukovnik General-major Pukovnik Potpukovnik Major Kapetan prv klase Kapetan Poručnik Potporučnik
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 Ground forces, Navy and Air force respectively.

Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1
Yugoslavia
Zastavnik 1. klase Zastavnik Stariji vodnik 1. klase Stariji vodnik Vodnik 1. klase Vodnik Mlađi vodnik Desetar Razvodnik Vojnik
Yugoslavia No insignia
Zastavnik 1. klase Zastavnik Stariji vodnik 1. klase Stariji vodnik Vodnik 1. klase Vodnik Mlađi vodnik Desetar Razvodnik Vojnik
Yugoslavia
Zastavnik 1. klase Zastavnik Stariji vodnik 1. klase Stariji vodnik Vodnik 1. klase Vodnik Mlađi vodnik Desetar Razvodnik Vojnik
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1

See also

Notes

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Marshal of Yugoslavia (Marshal) - Maršal of Yugoslavia was an honorary title of the Supreme Commander of Armed Forces and not a military rank. The first and the only one was given to Josip Broz Tito, who (beside the title of Maršal and Supreme Commander), also held the lifelong function of the President of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the leader of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia.
  2. General - was highest military rank for deputy supreme commander. Ivan Gošnjak, while serving as a defence minister and deputy supreme commander of SFRY with a rank of General of the Army - 4 star, was considered for promotion in to this rank, no officers were promoted to this rank.

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