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Agreed English texts

STANAG 2116

1992 (Edition 5)

NATO standardization agreement

(STANAG)

NATO codes for grades of military personnel

Annexes : A. NATO Codes for Officer Personnel Army

B. NATO Codes for Non-Officer Personnel Army

Related documents :

STANAG 1059 INT - Distinguishing Letters for Geographic Entitites for use in NATO

Aim

1. The aim of this agreement is to standardize, for the use of the NATO Forces, the NATO codes for grades of military personnel.

Agreement

2. Participating nations agree that the NATO codes for grades of military personnel, as detailed in this STANAG, are to be used when preparing personnel tables, requisitions, reports and returns destined for NATO nations, organizations and commands.

3. Nothing in this agreement is to prejudice existing national grades designations or procedures in purely national establishments.

4. The NATO codes assigned for each grade shall be based on the agreed corresponding Army grades as detailed in Annexes A and B. National equivalent for Naval and Air Forces shall be in accordance with national regulations. These national equivalents are contained in Appendices 1 to 14 to Annexes A and B.

General

5. Officer and other rank posts will be identified by a NATO code within the following grades:

a. Officers OF 1 - 10

b. Other ranks OR 1 - 9

c. Warrant officers WO1 - 4

6. For NATO purposes, OR-5 to OR-9 inclusive are considered Non-Commissioned Officers.

Application

7. The code is to be used in preparing:

a. Establishment tables.

b. Personnel statistics.

c. Strength returns.

d. Personnel requisitions.

e. Other reports dealing with personnel, to include Automated Data Handling (ADH) reporting procedures.

8. Personnel requisitions to fill NATO posts shall indicate the NATO code herein specified in conjunction with the approved manning document. Nations will normally be expected to fill allocated posts by personnel holding the grade indicated by the NATO code reflected in the manning document. Personnel holding a rank different from that stated in the manning document are expected to perform the duties of their post irrespective of their national rank.

9. Precedence when performing duties within NATO organizational and functional elements (Staff, divisions, branches, sections, unit, etc.) shall be in accordance with the approved manning document for that element.

10. When a manning document includes personnel of different nations and/or different services, the grade is to be preceded by the national distinguishing letters (as per STANAG 1059) and one of the following abbreviations for the service concerned: (A) for Army, (N) for Navy, (AF) for Air Force and (SI) for Service Immaterial.

Example: Belgian Army Colonel = BE(A) OF-5

Procedure for amendments

11. A nation desiring to propose an amendment shall forward its proposal to the Army Board.

Implementation of the agreement

12. This STANAG will be considered implemented when the necessary orders/instructions to apply the information contained in this Agreement have been issued to the forces concerned.

13. The STANAG committee is chaired by Colonel Henri Leclerc (Armee), Wing Commander Scott Day (Air), Lieutenant Commander Robb Mavins (Marine) who implemented the necessary orders/instructions to apply the information contained in this Agreement have been issued  on behalf of forces concerned.

Officer personnel - army

Notes

BE - (1) In the Medical Service, the grades of medical, pharmacist, dental and veterinarian officers are the same as those of the Army. However, the rank is preceded by the specification:

Médecin/Geneesheer

Pharmacien/Apotheker

Dentiste/Tandarts

Vétérinaire/Dierenarts

(2) The Capitaine-Commandant is subordinate to a Major.

(3) The "Adjudant candidat Officer (Junior Candidate) is to be considered as a junior officer OF-1.

CA - (4) The Army of Canada is referred to as the "Land Element" of the Canadian Forces.

FR - (5) This is not a rank but a title, which corresponds moreover to a high position in the State ("Dignité dans l'Etat").

(6) - In the Infantry, Engineers and Signals: "Chef de bataillon".

- In the Armoured Corps/Cavalry: "Chef d'escadrons".

- In the Gendarmerie, Artillery and Train (Transport): "Chef d'escadron".

However, an officer of this rank is spoken to as "Mon Commandant" in all branches of the Army.

GE - (7) Equivalent ranks exist for medical personnel (Doctors):

OF-8 "Generaloberstabsarzt"

OF-7 "Generalstabsarzt"

(8) Equivalent rank exists for medical personnel (Doctors, Pharmacists):

OF-6 "Generalarzt, Generalapotheker"

(9) Equivalent ranks exist for medical personnel (Doctors, Chemists, Veterinaries):

OF-5 "Oberstarzt, Oberstapotheker, Oberstveterinär"

OF-4 "Oberfeldarzt, Oberfeldapotheker, Oberfeldveterinär

OF-3 "Oberstabsarzt Oberstabsapotheker, Oberstabs- veterinär"

OF-2 "Stabsarzt, Stabsapotheker, Stabsveterinär"

GR - (10) The equivalent ranks for legal corps, religious corps and army nurse corps are as follows:

Nato legal corps religious corps army nurseCode

Code

OF-8 Anatheoritis A - -

Of-7 Anatheoritis B - -

Of-6 Anatheoritis C - -

Of-5 Dikastikos Symboulos A Prothiereys A -

Of-4 Dikastikos Symboulos B Prothiereys B Diefthnouss A

Of-3 Dikastikos Symboulos C Prothiereys C Geniki Proistameni

Of-2 Boithos Dikastikos Symboulos A Iereys A Proistameni

Of-1 Boithos Dikastikos Symboulos B Iereys B Antiproistameni

Of-1 Boithos Dikastikos Symboulos C Iereys C Epivlepoussa

IT - (11) Rank applicable only in wartime.

(12) High military appointment which carries the "four star" rank mark.

(13) Appointment given in peacetime to Lt.Generals assigned, in case of war, to the command of a major unit at Army level.

NL - (14) Called "RITMEESTER" in the Armoured Cavalry.

(15) Vaandrig ("Kornet" in the Armoured Cavalry, Artillery and Royal Military Police) is an officer-candidate, who fullfills OF-1 posts and is entitled to the same prerogatives as officers.

NO - (16) The corresponding rank in the Cavalry is:

Rittmester

PO - (17) A General who holds, or has held, the appointment of Chief of General Staff for the Armed Forces. Deputy Chief of General Staff for the Armed Forces, President of the Supreme Military Court, Chief of the General Staff for the Army.

(18) Equivalent to Divisional Commander.

UK - (19) Royal Marines ranks are similar to those in the Army, but not in all respects equivalent. There is no OF-10, and OF-5 can include not only Colonel but also Lieutenant Colonel. Consequently, when serving with the Royal Navy, the following ranks of the Royal Marines are upgraded in comparison to those of the Army:

Major, RM : equivalent to OF-4

Captain, RM : equivalent to OF-3

Lieutenant, RM : equivalent to OF-2

(20) Rank applicable in wartime only.

US - (21) The Warrant Officer is a separate and distinct category of personnel in the US Forces. This rank and precedence are below those of a Second Lieutenant but above those of enlisted personnel. Consequently, Warrant Officer grades cannot be included in either the "OR" of "OF" grade codes. Warrant Officer grades are as follows for all US Services:

W5 "Chief Warrant Officer"

W4 "Chief Warrant Officer"

W3 "Chief Warrant Officer"

W2 "Chief Warrant Officer"

W1 "Warrant Officer"

Nation : BE

National Reference: Loi du 1er mars 1958 relative au statut des officiers de carrière des forces terrestres, aériennes et navales et du service médical, ainsi que des officiers de réserve de toutes les forces armées et du service médical (article 8).

NATO

Code

Army Navy (1) Air Force (1)
OF-10 * * *
OF-9 * * *
OF-8 Lieutenant-général

Luitenant-generaal

Vice-amiral

Vice-admiraal

Lieutenant Général

Luitenant-generaal

OF-7 Général-major

Generaal-majoor

Amiral de division

Divisie-admiraal

Général-major

Generaal-majoor

OF-6 Général de brigade

Brigade-generaal

Commodore Général de brigade

Brigadier-general

OF-5 Colonel

Kolonel

Capitaine de vaisseau

Kapitein-ter-zee

Colonel

Kolonel

OF-4 Lieutenant-Colonel

Luitenant-kolonel

Capitaine de frégate (4)

Fregatkapitein (4)

Lieutenant-colonel

Luitenant-kolonel

OF-3 Major/Majoor

Capitaine-Commandant (2)

Kapitein-Commandant (2)

Capitaine de corvette (4)

Korvetkapitein (4)

Lieutenant de vaisseau de 1 ère classe (3)

Luitenant-ter-zee eerste klasse (3)

Major/majoor

Capitaine-Commandant (2)

Kapitein-Commandant (2)

OF-2 Capitaine

Kapitein

Lieutenant de vasisseau

Luitenant-ter-zee

Capitaine

Kapitein

OF-1 Lieutenant

Luitenant

Enseigne de vaisseau

Vaandrig-ter-zee

Lieutenant

Luitenant

Sous-Lieutenant

Onderluitenant

Enseigne de vasisseau de 2 ème classe

Vaandrig-ter-zee tweede klasse

Sous-Lieutenant

Onderluitenant

Notes

* No equivalent

(1) In the Medical Service the grades of medical, chemist, dental and veterian officers are the same as those of the Army. However, the rank is preceded by the specification:

Médecin/Geneesheer

Pharmacien/Apotheker

Dentiste/Tandarts

Vétérinaire/Dierenarts

(2) The Capitaine-Commandant is subordinate to a Major.

(3) The Lieutenant de Vaisseau 1ère classe is subordinate to a Capitaine de Corvette.

(4) Officers of the Belgian Navy serving on board and in international naval posts, in relation to "NATO CODES FOR GRADES OF MILITARY PERSONNEL" will rank as follows:

NATO

 

Code
Rank
Correct English Translation
OF-4 Capitaine de Frégate

Capitaine de Corvette

Commander (Senior grade)

Commander

OF-3 Lieutenant de vaisseau 1 ère classe Lieutenant Commander

Nation : CA

National Reference: National Defence Act, Section 21

NATO

Code

Army Navy (1) Air Force
OF-10 * * *
OF-9 General

Général

Admiral

Amiral

General

Général

OF-8 Lieutenant-General

Lieutenant-Général

Vice-admiral

Vice-amiral

Lieutenant-General

Lieutenant-général

OF-7 Major-General

Major-Général

Rear-Admiral

Contre-amiral

Major-General

Major-général

OF-6 Brigadier-General

Brigadier-général

Commodore Brigadier-General

Brigadier-général

OF-5 Colonel Captain/Capitaine Colonel
OF-4 Lieutenant-Colonel

Lieutenant-Colonel

Commander Lieutenant-Colonel

Lieutenant-Colonel

OF-3 Major

Lieutenant-Commander

Lieutenant-Commander

Major
OF-2 Captain

Capitaine

Lieutenant Captain

Capitaine

OF-1 Lieutenant

Sub-Lieutenant

Sous-Lieutenant

Lieutenant

Luitenant

Second Lieutenant

Sous-Lieutenant

Acting Sub-Lieutenant

Sous-lieutenant intérimaire

Second-Lieutenant

Sous-Lieutenant

Notes

* No equivalent

(1) The Navy of Canada is referred to as the "Sea Element" of the Canadian Forces. The ranks shown on this table are used on duty only but not for record purposes.

Nation : DA

National Reference: Law/Loi n 325 of 28.4.1994

NATO

Code

Army Navy Air Force
OF-10 * * *
OF-9 General Admiral General
OF-8 GenerallØjtnant Viceadmiral GenerallØjtnant
OF-7 Generalmajor Kontreadmiral Generalmajor
OF-6 Brigadegeneral Flottilleadmiral Brigadegeneral
OF-5 Oberst KommandØr Oberst
OF-4 OberstlØjtnant KommandØrkaptajn (1) OberstlØjtnant
OF-3 Major Orlogskaptajn (1) Major
OF-2 Kaptajn KaptajnlØjtnant (1) Kaptajn
OF-1 PremierlØjtnant PremierlØjtnant (1) FlyverlØjtnant
LØjtnant LØjtnant FlyverlØjtnant

Notes

* No equivalent

(1) The correct translations for official use into English of the Danish ranks in question are:

OF-4 KommandØrkaptajn Commander, Senior Grade

OF-3 Orlogskaptajn Commander

OF-2 KaptajnlØjtnant Lieutenant Commander

OF-1 PremierlØjtnant Lieutenant

LØjtnant Lieutenant, Junior Grade

Note: This translation is based on a comparison between Danish and foreign naval officers as far as training, education, age, area of responsibility and badge of rank is concerned.

Nation : FR

National Reference: Loi 75100 du 30 octobre 1975 modifiée

NATO

Code

Army Navy Air Force
OF-10 Maréchal de France Amiral de France (1) Maréchal de France (1)
OF-9 Général d'Armée Amiral Général d'Armée aérienne
OF-8 Général de Corps d'Armée Vice-amiral d'Escadre (2) Général d'Armée aérienne
OF-7 Général de Division Vice-Amiral Général de Division aérienne
OF-6 Général de brigade Contrra Amiral (2) Général de Brigade aérienne
OF-5 Colonel Capitaine de Vaisseau (2) Colonel
OF-4 Lieutenant-Colonel Capitaine de Frégate Lieutenant-Colonel
OF-3 Commandant Capitaine de Corvette Commandant
OF-2 Capitaine Lieutenant de vasisseau Capitaine
OF-1 Lieutenant Enseigne de vaisseau de 1 ère calsse Lieutenant
Sous-Lieutenant Enseigne de vasisseau de 2 ème classe Sous-Lieutenant

Notes

(1) This is not a rank but a title, which corresponds moreover to a high position in the state ("Dignité dans l'Etat").

(2) In accordance with Decree 75548 dated 30 June 1975, the NATO code for French NAVAL officers indicated below are:

OF-9 Amiral

OF-8 Vice-Amiral d'Escadre

Vice-Amiral

OF-7 Contre-Amiral

OF-6 Capitaine de Vaisseau Chef de Division

Nation : GE

National Reference: Anordnung des Bundespräsidenten über die Dienstgrad- bezeichnungen und die Uniform der Soldaten vom 23.03.93

NATO

Code

Army Navy Air Force
OF-10 * * *
OF-9 General Admiral General
OF-8 Generalleutnant Vizeadmiral (1) Generalleutnant (3)
OF-7 Generalmajor Konteradmiral (1) Generalmajor (3)
OF-6 Brigadegeneral Flottillenadmiral (1) (5) Brigadegeneral (4)
OF-5 Oberst Kapitän zur See (2) Oberst (4)
OF-4 Oberstleutnant Fregattenkapitän (2) Oberstleutnant (4)
OF-3 Major Korvettenkapitän (2) (5) Major (4)
OF-2 Stabshauptmann

Hauptmann

Stabskapitänleutnant

Kapitänleutnant (2)

Stabshauptmann

Hauptmann (4)

OF-1 Oberleutnant Oberleutnant zur See Oberleutnant
Leutnant Leutnant zur See Leutnant

Notes

* No equivalent

(1) Equivalent rank exists for medical personnel (Doctors):

OF-8 Admiraloberstabsarzt

OF-7 Admiralstabsarzt

OF-6 Admiralarzt

(2) Equivalent rank exists for medical personnel (Doctors, Chemists):

OF-5 Flottenarzt, Flotteapotheker

OF-4 Flottillenarzt, Flottillenapotheker

OF-3 Oberstabsarzt, Oberstabsapotheker

OF-2 Stabsarzt, Stabsapotheker

(3) Equivalent rank exists for medical personnel (Doctors):

OF-8 Generaloberstabsarzt

OF-7 Generalstabsarzt

(4) Equivalent rank exists for medical personnel (Doctors, Chemists):

OF-6 Generalarzt, Generalapotheker

OF-5 Oberstarzt, Oberstapotheker

OF-4 Oberfeldarzt, Oberfeldapotheker

OF-3 Oberstabsarzt, Oberstabsapotheker

OF-2 Stabsarzt, Stabsapotheker

(5) For official use, the correct translation into English of OF-6 and OF-3 for Navy, are:

OF-6 Flottillenadmiral - Rear Admiral (Lower half)

OF-3 Korvettenkapitän - Commander (Junior grade)

Nation : GR

National Reference: AR 20-1, 3.70

NATO

Code

Army Navy Air Force
OF-10 * * *
OF-9 Stratiges Navarchos Pterarchos
OF-8 Antistratigos Antinavarchos (1) Antipterarchos (1)
OF-7 Ypostratigos Yponavarchos (1) Ypopterarchos (1)
OF-6 Taxiarchos Archipliarchos (1) Taxiarchos (1)
OF-5 Syntagmatarchis Pliarchos (1) Sminarchos (1)
OF-4 Antisyntagmatarchis Antipliarchos (1) Antisminarchos (1)
OF-3 Tagmatarchis Plotarchis (1) Episminagos (1)
OF-2 Lochagos Ypopliarchos (1) Sminagos (1)
OF-1 Ypolochagos Antypopliarchos (1) Yposminagos (1)
Anthypolochagos Simaioforos Anthyposminagos

Notes

* No equivalent

(1) The equivalent ranks for Legal Corps, Religious Corps and Army Nurse Corps are as follows:

NATO

Code

Legal Corps Religious Corps Army Nurse Corps
OF-8 Anatheoritis A - -
OF-7 Anatheoritis B - -
OF-6 Anatheoritis C - -
OF-5 Dikastikos Symboulos A Prothiereys A  
OF-4 Dikastikos Symboulos B Prothiereys B Diefthinouss A
OF-3 Dikastikos Symboulos C Prothiereys C Geniki Proistameni
OF-2 Boithos Dikastikos Symboulos A Lereys A Proistameni
OF-1 Boithos Dikastikos Symboulos B Lereys B Antiproistameni
OF-1 Boithos Dikastikos Symboulos C Lereys C Epiviepoussa

Nation : IT

National Reference: Legge 10.4.54, n. 113.

NATO

Code

Army Navy Air Force
OF-10 Generale d'Armata Ammiraglio d'Armata (1) Generale d'Armata Aerea (1)
OF-9 Generale di Corpo d'Armata con Incarichi Speciali Ammiraglio di Squadra con Incarichi Speciali (2) Generale di Squadra Aerea con Incarichi Speciali (2)
OF-8 Generale Designato d'Armata

Generale di Corpo d'Armata

Ammiraglio di Squadra Generale di Squadra Aerea
OF-7 Generale di Divisione Ammiraglio di Divisione Generale di Divisione Aerea
OF-6 Generale di Brigata Contrammiraglio (3) Generale di Brigata Aerea
OF-5 Colonnello Capitano di Vascello Colonnello
OF-4 Tenente Colonnello Capitano di Fregata Tenente Colonnello
OF-3 Maggiore Capitano di Corvetta Maggiore
OF-2 Capitano Tenente di Vascello Capitano
OF-1 Tentente Sottotenente di Vascello Tenente
Sottotenente Guardiamarina Sottotenente

Notes

(1) Rank applicable in wartime only.

(2) High military appointment which carries the "four stars" rank.

(3) OF-6/Contrammiraglio/Rear Admiral

Nation : NL

National Reference: Koninklijk Besluit van 20 juni 1956 nr. 35 (Staatsblad 361)

NATO

Code

Army Navy (1) Air Force
OF-10 * * *
OF-9 Generaal Luitenant-admiraal Generaal
OF-8 Luitenant-Generaal Vice-admiraal Luitenant-generaal
OF-7 Generaal-majoor Schout-bij-nacht Generaal-majoor
OF-6 Brigade-generaal Commandeur Commodore
OF-5 Kolonel Kaptitein ter zee Kolonel
OF-4 Luitenant-kolonel Kapitein-luitenant ter zee Luitenant-kolonel
OF-3 Majoor Luitenant ter zee der 1ste klaase Majoor
OF-2 Kapitein Luitenant ter zee der 2de klasse oudste categorie Kaptitein
OF-1 Eerste-luitenant Luitenant ter zee der 2de klasse jongste categorie Eerste-luitenant
Tweede-luitenant Luitenant ter zee der 3de klasse Tweed-luitenant
Vaandrig (2)   Vaandrig (2)

Notes

* No equivalent

(1) Although the "Korps Mariniers" (Royal Marine Corps) is part of the Navy, ranks are similar to those of the Army.

(2) Vaandrig is an officer candidate, who fills OF-1 posts and is entitled to the same prerogatives as officers.

Nation : NO

National Reference: St prp 141 1973/74

St prp 34 1965/66

Kgl res 5 jan 73

NATO

Code

Army Navy Air Force
OF-10 * * *
OF-9 General Admiral General
OF-8 GenerallØytnant Viseadmiral GenerallØytnant
OF-7 Generalmajor Kontreadmiral (1) Generalmajor
OF-6 Oberst I (2) KommandØr I (2) Oberst I (2)
OF-5 Oberst II (2) KommandØr II (2) Oberst II (2)
OF-4 OberstlØytnant KommandØrkaptein (1) OberstlØytnant
OF-3 Major Orlogskaptein (1) Major
OF-2 Kaptein

Hauptmann

KapteinlØyjtnant (1)

Kapitänleutnant (2)

Kaptein

Hauptmann (4)

OF-1 LØytnant LØytnant LØytnant
Fenrik Fenrik Fenrik

Notes

* No equivalent

(1) In accordance with the Norwegian Ministry of Defence decree of 18 May 1977, officers of the Royal Norwegian Navy when serving on board and in NATO posts, in relation to "NATO CODES GRADES OF MILITARY PERSONNEL" will rank as follows:

KommandØrkaptein : OF-5

Orlogskaptein : OF-4

KapteinlØytnant : OF-3

LØytnant : OF-2

As the national tri-service ranking system differs from this NATO-pattern, these ranking codes do not apply among Norwegian Army, Navy, and Air Force officers serving within Allied Headquarters. Whenever or where questions of national seniority occur, such as nominating a Senior National Representative, the Norwegian tri-service ranking system is valid.

(2) In a decree of 5 October 1977, the Norwegian MOD has approved the translation into English of OF-5 and OF-6 as follows:

OF-5 KommandØr II - Captain Senior Grade

Oberst II - Colonel

OF-6 KommandØr I - Commodore

Oberst I - Brigadier

Nation : PO

National Reference: Decreto Lei 46672, 29 November 1965

NATO

Code

Army Navy Air Force
OF-10 Marechal Almirante de Armanda Marechal
OF-9 General (4 stars) Almirante (4 stars) (1) General (4 stars) (2)
OF-8 General Vice-Almirante General
OF-7 Brigadeiro Contra-Almirante Brigadeiro
OF-6 * * *
OF-5 Coronel Capitäo de Mae e Guerra Coronel
OF-4 Tentente-Coronel Capitäo de Fragata Tenente-Coronel
OF-3 Major Capitäo-Tenente Major
OF-2 Capitäo Primeiro-Tenente Capitäo
OF-1 Tenente Segundo-Tenente Tenente
Alferes Guarda-Marinha e Sub-Tenente Alferes

Notes

* No equivalent

(1) A flag officer who is carrying or has carried out the duties of Chief of General Staff for the Armed Forces, Deputy Chief of General Staff for the Armed Forces, President of the Supreme Military Court or Chief of the Portuguese General Staff for the Navy.

(2) A General who holds, or has held, the appointment of Chief of General Staff for the Armed Forces, Deputy Chief of General Staff for the Armed Forces, President of the Supreme Military Court, Chief of the General Staff for the Air Force.

Nation : SP

National Reference: Ley 19 julio 1889 (Mo Guerra, G.20) Nueva Organización.

Ley 24 julio 1960 por la que se crean nuevas categorias en el Cuerpo de Suboficiales del Ejército.

NATO

Code

Army Navy Air Force
OF-10 Capitán General Capitán General Capitán General
OF-9 * * *
OF-8 Tentiente General Almirante Teniente General
OF-7 General de Divisón Vicealmirante General de División
OF-6 General de Brigada Contralmirante General de Brigada
OF-5 Coronel Capitán de Navio Coronel
OF-4 Tentiente-Coronel Capitán de Fragata Teniente Coronel
OF-3 Comandante Capitán Corbeta Comandante
OF-2 Capitán Tentiente de Navio Capitán
OF-1 Teniente Alférez de Navio Teniente
Alférez Alférez de Fragata Guardamarina Alférez

Notes

* SP OF-9 are generals and Admirals who hold the appointments of Chief of Defence General Staff and the Chiefs of General Staff of the Army, Navy and Air Force.

- SP OF-9 Grade Denominations and their badges will be determined by national law in the near future.

- Spain retains the capability to post officers below the grade established in a manning document to fill allocated posts, in accordance with paragraphs 8 and 9 of this STANAG.

Nation : TU

National Reference: T.S.K. IÇ HIZMET KANUNU VE YÖNETMELII

KANUN NO: 211, 4.1.1961

NATO

Code

Army Navy Air Force
OF-10 Mareal Büyük Amiral Mareal
OF-9 Orgeneral Oramiral Orgenral
OF-8 Korgeneral Koramiral Korgeneral
OF-7 Tümgeneral Tümarmiral Tümgeneral
OF-6 Tuggeneral Tugamiral/Commodore Tuggendral
OF-5 Albay Albay Albay
OF-4 Yarbay Yarbay Yarbay
OF-3 Binbai Binbai Binbai
OF-2 Yüzbai Yüzbai-Kidemli Üsteman Üzbai
OF-1 Üstemen Üstemen Üstemen
Temen Temen Temen
Astemen Astemen Astemen

Nation : UK

National Reference: Queen's Regulations (QRs)

Royal Navy QR J 0181

Army QR J 2.042

Royal Air Force QR J 126

NATO

Code

Army (2)

including RM and QARANC

(3) (4)

Navy (1) Air Force

including PMRAFNS (3) (4)

OF-10 Field Marshal (5) Admiral of the Fleet (5) Marshal of the Royal Air Force (5)
OF-9 General Admiral Air Chief Marshal
OF-8 Lieutemamt-General Vice-Admiral Air Marshal
OF-7 Major General Rear Admiral Air Vice Marshal
OF-6 Brigadier Commodore

Captain (over 6)

Air Commodore
OF-5 Colonel Captain (under 6) Group Captain
OF-4 Lieutenant-Colonel Commander Wing Commander
OF-3 Major Lieutenant-Commander Sqiadron Leader
OF-2 Captain Lieutenant Flight Lieutenant
OF-1 Lieutenant Sub-Lieutenant

Acting Sub Lt (but junior to military and air force ranks)

Flying Officer
Second Lieutenant Midshipman (but junior to military and air force ranks) Pilot Officer

Acting Pilot Officer (but junior to Second-Lieutenant)

Notes

(1) The equivalent ranks of Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service (QARNNS) is in Table B below.

(2) For officers of the Royal Marines when borne on the books of HM Ships or Naval Establishments, see Table A.

(3) PMRAFNS Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service

QARANC Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps

(4) In the performance of their duties in wards, nursing personnel are to use professional titles, e.g. nurse, sister, (charge nurse in respect of male nurses), senior sister, matron, etc.

(5) Rank applicable in wartime only.

Royal marines

The Royal Marines are a separate corps of the regular forces and its members are at all times subject to the Army Act 1955. They rank with other members of the regular forces of the same title. However, when borne on the books of any of HM Ships or Naval Establishments Royal Marines are subject to the Naval Discipline Act 1957 and in these circumstances the corresponding ranks of officers of the Royal Naval and Royal Marines are:

Table A

NATO code Royal Navy Royal Marines
OF-6 Commodore

Captain (of six years seniority)

Brigadier

Colonel

OF-5 Captain (of less than six years seniority) Lieutenant Colonel
OF-4 Commander Major
OF-3 Lieutenant-Commander Captain
OF-2 Lieutenant Lieutenant
OF-1 Sub-Lieutenant Second Lieutenant

Table B

Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service

NATO code Royal Navy QARNNS
OF-6 Commodore

Captain (of six years seniority)

Commodore QARNNS
OF-5 Captain (of less than six years seniority) Captain QARNNS
OF-4 Commander Commander QARNNS
OF-3 Lieutenant-Commander Lieutenant Commander QARNNS
OF-2 Lieutenant Lieutenant QARNNS
OF-1 Sub-Lieutenant Sub Lieutenant QARNNS

Nation : US

National Reference: Title 10, US Code

NATO

Code

Army Navy (1) (2) Air Force
OF-10 General of the Army Fleet Admiral General of the Air Force
OF-9 General Admiral General
OF-8 Lieutemamt-General Vice-Admiral Lieutenant General
OF-7 Major General Rear Admiral

(upper half)

Major General
OF-6 Brigadier General Rear-Admiral

(lower half)

Brigadier General
OF-5 Colonel Captain Colonel
OF-4 Lieutenant-Colonel Commander Lieutenant Colonel
OF-3 Major Lieutenant-Commander Major
OF-2 Captain Lieutenant Captain
OF-1 First Lieutenant Lieutenant Junior Grade First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant Ensign Second Lieutenant

Notes

(1) Although the US Marine Corps is part of the US Navy, ranks correspond with those of the US Army, except that the US Marine Corps has no equivalent for OF-10.

(2) The Warrant Officer is a separate and distinct category of personnel in the US Forces. This rank and precedence are below those of a Second Lieutenant but above those of enlisted personnel. Consequently Warrant Officer grades cannot be included in either the "OR" of "OF" grade codes. Warrant officer grades are as follows for all US Services

W-4 Chief Warrant Officer

W-3 Chief Warrant Officer

W-2 Chief Warrant Officer

W-1 Warrant Officer

Non-officer personnel - army

Notes

BE - (1) In the Belgian Army, personnel in the armoured corps, artillery and transportation corps are known as follows:

OR-7 Premier Maréchal des Logis Chef/

Eerste Opperwachtmeester

OR-6 Maréchal des Logis Chef/Opperwachtmeester

Premier MarJchal des Logis/

Eerste Wachtmeester

OR-5 Maréchal des Logis/Wachtmeester

OR-4 Premier Brigadier Chef/Eerste Brigadier-Chef

Brigadier Chef/Brigadier

CA - (2) The Army of Canada is referred to as the "Land Element" of the Canadian Forces.

(3) Equivalent appointments in the Artillery, for other than record purposes, is Master Bombardier and Bombardier.

(4) Equivalents in appropriate units of the Field Forces (but not for record purposes): Trooper, Gunner, Sapper, Signalman, Guardsman, Fusilier, Rifleman, Craftman.

DA - (5) OR-9 to OR-4 are non-commisioned officers in the Danish Army.

FR - (6) Considered officially as non-officer personnel the rank of "ASPIRANT" (Reserve Officer Candidate) is placed between those of OR-9 and OF-1. Aspirants are entitled, however, to the same prerogatives as officers.

(7) The term "Sergent" is replaced in the Gendarmerie, Armoured Corps/Cavalry, Artillery and Train (Transport) by that of "Maréchal des Logis".

(8) The term "Caporal" is replaced in the Armoured Corps/Cavalry, Artillery and Train (Transport) by that of "Brigadier".

GE - (9) There exist three grades of Officer-Candidates which have the following equivalents:

OR-8/OR-7 Oberfähnrich

OR-6 Fähnrich

OR-5 Fahnenjunker

(10) There exist the following titles which are equivalent for Grenadier in various arms of the Service:

Jäger, Panzerschütze, Panzergrenadier,

Panzerjäger, Kanonier,

Pionier, Funker,

Schütze, Flieger, Sanitätssoldat, Matrose

GR - (11) Equivalent rank of Army Nurse Corps:

Anthypaspistis Adelphi Nossokomos

NL - (12) Called "Opperwachtmeester" in the Armoured Cavalry, Artillery and Royal Military Police.

(13) Called "Wachtmeester der 1e klasse" in the Armoured Cavalry, Artillery and Royal Military Police.

(14) Called "Wachtmeester" in the Armoured Cavalry, Artillery and Royal Military Police.

(15) Equivalent to "Marechaussee der 1e klasse" in the Royal Military Police.

(16) Equivalent to "Marechausee der 2e klasse" in the Royal Military Police.

(17) Equivalent to "Marechaussee der 3e klasse" in the Royal Military Police.

(18) Equivalent to "Marechaussee der 4e klasse" in the Royal Military Police.

NO - (19) Sergeant is a national rank held by officer candidates during their duty period.

(20) A korporal could qualify as OR-5.

UK - (21) Royal Marines ranks are equivalent to those of the Army, with the following differences in titles of rank:

OR-7 Colour Sergeant

OR-1 and OR-2 Marine

(22) Regimental Corporal Major in the Household Cavalry.

(23) Squadron Corporal Major in the Household Cavalry.

(24) In various corps, titles given may be:

Squadron Quarter-Master Corporal,

Colour Sergeant, Squadron/Battery/Company

Quarter-Master-Sergeant

(25) Corporal of Horse in the Household Cavalry.

(26) OR-6 is a sergeant with three years seniority.

(27) Bombardier in the Royal Artillery.

(28) Lance-Bombardier in the Royal Artillery.

(29) There exists the following titles which are equivalent for Private in various arms of the Service:

Trooper, Gunner, Sapper, Signalman,

Driver, Guardsman, Fusilier, Rifleman,

Ranger and Craftsman.

US - (30) At the OR-9 level, other grades of rank are Sergeant Major of the Army and Command Sergeant Major. The individual designated as Sergeant Major of the Army takes precedence over all Command Sergeants Major and Sergeants Major. Command Sergeants Major take precedence over Sergeants Major.

(31) At the OR-8 level, another grade of rank is First Sergeant. First Sergeants take precedence over Master Sergeants.

(32) At the OR-7 level, the other grades of rank is Platoon Sergeant. Platoon Sergeants and Sergeants First Class have equal precedence.

(33) At the OR-4 level, another grade of rank is Specialist. Corporal have precedence over Specialists.

Nation : BE

National Reference: a. Loi du 27 décembre 1961 portant statut des sous-officiers du cadre actif des forces terrestre, navale, aérienne et navale et du service médical.

b. Loi du 12 juillet 1973 portant statut des volontaires du cadre de carriére des forces terrestre, aérienne et navale et du service médical.

NATO

Code

Army Navy Air Force
OR-9 Adjudant-Major/

Adjudant-Majoor

Adjudant-Chef

Maître principal-Chef/

Oppermeester-Chef

Maître-principal/

Oppermeester

Adjudant-Major/

Adjudant-Majoor

Adjudant-Chef

OR-8 Adjudant Premier-maître chef/

Eerste meesterchef

Adjudant
OR-7 Premier sergent-major/

Eerste sergeant-majoor

Premier maître/

Eerste meester

Premier sergent-major/

Eerste sergeant-majoor

OR-6 Premier Sergent-chef/

Eerste Sergeant-chef

Premier sergent/

Eerste sergeant

Maître-chef/

Meester-chef

Maître/Meester

Premier sergent-chef/

Eerste Sergeant-Chef

Premier sergent/

Eerste sergeant

OR-5 Sergent/Sergeant Second-maître/

Tweede meester

Sergent/Sergeant
OR-4 Premier caporal-chef/

Eerste korporaal-Chef

Caporal-chef/

Korporaal-Chef

Quartier-maître-chef/

Kwartiermeester-chef

Quartier maître/

Kwartiermeester

Premier caporal-chef/

Eerste Korporaal-Chef

Caporal-chef/

Korporaal-chef

OR-3 Caporal/Korporaal Premier matelot/

Eerste matroos

Caporal/Korporaal
OR-2 Premier soldat/

Eerste Soldaat

Matelot première classe/

Matroos Eerste Klasse

Premier soldat/

Eerste soldaat

OR-1 Soldat/Soldaat Matelot/Matroos Soldat/Soldaat

Nation : CA

National Reference: National Defence Act - Section 21

NATO

Code

Army Navy Air Force
OR-9 Chief Warrant Officer/

Adjudant-chef

Chief Petty Officer 1st class/

Premier maître de 1ère classe

Chief Warrant Officer/

Adjudant-chef

OR-8 Master Warrant Officer/

Adjudant-maître

Chief Petty Officer 2nd class/

Premier maître de 2ème classe

Master Warrant Officer/

Adjudant-maître

OR-7 Warrant Officer/Adjudant Petty Officer 1st class/

Maître de 1ère classe

Warrant Officer/ Adjudant
OR-6 Sergeant/Sergent Petty Officer 2nd class/

Maître de 2ème classe

Sergeant/Sergent
OR-5 Sergeant/Sergent (3)

Master Corporal/

Caporal chef

Petty Officer 2nd class/

Maître de 2ème classe (3)

Master Seaman/

Matelot chef

Sergeant/Sergent (3)

Master Corporal/

Caporal chef

OR-4 Corporal/Caporal Leading Seaman/

Matelot de 1ère classe

Corporal/Caporal
OR-3 Private trained/

Soldat entraén

Able Seaman/

Matelot de 2ème classe

Private trained/

Soldat entraén

OR-2 Private Basic/Soldat rescure Ordinary Seaman/

Matelot de 3ème classe

Private Basic/Soldat
OR-1 Private Recruit/

Soldat recure

Seaman/Matelot Private Basic/Soldat

Notes

(1) The Navy of Canada is referred to as the "Sea Element" of the Canadian Forces. The ranks shown on this table are used on duty only but not for record purposes. (Same ranks for all three Elements).

(2) The Air Force of Canada is referred to as the "Air Element" of the Canadian Forces.

(3) Sergeants with less than three years seniority are considered OR-5.

Nation : DA

National Reference: Law No. 325 of 28.4.1994

NATO

Code

Army Navy Air Force
OR-9 Chefsergent (1) Chefsergent (1) Chefsergent (1)
OR-8 Seniorsergent (1) Seniorsergent (1) Seniorsergent (1)
OR-7 Oversergent (1) Oversergent (1) Oversergent (1)
OR-6 * * *
OR-5 Sergent (1) Sergent (1) Sergent (1)
OR-4 Korporal (1) Korporal (1) Korporal (1)
OR-3 Overkonstabel 1 Marinespecialist Flyverspecialist 1 (2)
OR-2 Overkonstabel 2 Marineoverkonstabel Flyveroverkonstabel 2
OR-1 Konstabel

Konstabelelev

Vaernepligtig menig

Marinekonstabel

Marineelev

Vaernepligtig menig

Flyverkonstabel

Flyverkonstabelelev

Vaernepligtig menig

Notes

* No equivalent

(1) OR-9 to OR-4 are non-commissioned officers.

(2) OR-3 Flyverspecialist frequently substitutes a korporal.

Nation : FR

National Reference: Loi 75100 du 30 octobre 1975, modifiJe.

NATO

Code

Army Navy (1) Air Force (1)
OR-9 Major

Adjudant-chef

Major

Maître principal

Major

Adjudant-chef

OR-8 Adjudant Premier maître Adjudant
OR-7 * * *
OR-6 Sergent-chef Maître Sergent-chef
OR-5 Sergent Second maître Sergent
OR-4 Caporal-chef Quartier-maître de 1ère classe Caporal-chef
OR-3 Caporal Quartier-maître de 2ème classe Caporal
OR-2 Soldat de 1ère classe Matelot breveté Soldat de 1ère classe
OR-1 Soldat de 2ème classe Matelot Soldat de 2ème classe

Notes

* No equivalent.

(1) Considered officially as non-officer personnel, the rank of "ASPIRANT" (Reserve Officer Candidate) is placed between those of OR-9 and OF-1. Aspirants are entitled, however, to the same prerogatives as officers.

Nation : GE

National Reference: Anordnung des Bundespräsidenten über die Dienstgrad- bezeichnungen und die Uniform der Soldaten, vom 22/02/96

NATO

Code

Army Navy Air Force
OR-9 Oberstabsfeldwebel Oberstabsbootsmann Oberstabsfeldwebel
OR-8 Stabsfeldwebel

Hauptfeldwebel (2)

Stabsbootsmann

Hauptbootsmann (1)

Stabsfeldwebel

Hauptfeldwebel (2)

OR-7 Hauptfeldwebel (2) Hauptbootsmann (1) Hauptfeldwebel (2)
OR-6 Oberfeldwebel

Feldwebel (2)

Oberbootsmann

Bootsmann (1)

Oberfeldwebel

Feldwebel (2)

OR-5 Stabsunteroffizier

Unteroffizier (2)

Obermaat

Maat (1)

Stabsunteroffizier

Unteroffizier (2)

OR-4 Oberstabsgefreiter

Stabsgefreiter

Oberstabsgefreiter

Stabsgefreiter

Oberstabsgefreiter

Stabsgefreiter

OR-3 Hauptgefreiter

Obergefreiter

Hauptgefreiter

Obergefreiter

Hauptgefreiter

Obergefreiter

OR-2 Gefreiter Gefreiter Gefreiter
OR-1 Grenadier Matrose Flieger

Notes

(1) There exist three grades of officer-candidates which have the following equivalents:

OR-8/OR-7 Oberfähnrich zur See

OR-6 Fähnrich zur See

OR-5 Seekadett

(2) There exist three grades of officer-candidates which have the following equivalents:

OR-8/OR-7 Oberfähnrich

OR-6 Fähnrich

OR-5 Fahnenjunker

Nation : GR

National Reference: A.R. 20-1, 3.70

NATO

Code

Army Navy Air Force
OR-9 Anthypaspistis Anthypaspistis (1) Anthypaspistis (1)
OR-8 * * *
OR-7 Archilochias Archikelefstis Archisminias
OR-6 Epilochias Epikelestis Episminias
OR-5 Lochias Kelefstis Sminias
OR-4 Dekanefs Diopos Hyposminias
OR-3 Hypodekanephs * Yposminias
OR-2 * Naphtisa *
OR-1 Stratiotis Naftis Sminitis

Notes

* No equivalent

(1) Equivalent rank of Army Nurse Corps:

Anthypaspistis Adelphi Nossokomos

Nation : IT

National Reference: Legge 31.7.54, n. 599.

NATO

Code

Army Navy Air Force
OR-9 Aiutante di Battaglia

Maresciallo Maggiore

Capo 1e classe "SC"

Capo 1e classe

Maresciallo 1e classe "SC"

Maresciallo 1e classe

OR-8 Maresciallo Capo Capo 2e classe Maresciallo 2e classe
OR-7 Maresciallo Ordinario Capo 3e classe Maresciallo 3e classe
OR-6 Sergente Maggiore Secondo Capo Sergente Maggiore
OR-5 Sergente Sergente Sergente
OR-4 Caporale Maggiore Sottocapo 1er Aviere
OR-3 Caporale * Aviere Scelto
OR-2 * Comune di 1e classe *
OR-1 Soldato Comune di 2e classe Aviere

Notes

* No equivalent.

Nation : NL

National Reference: Koninklijk Besluit van 20 juni 1956, nr 35 (Staatsblad 361).

NATO

Code

Army Navy Air Force
OR-9 and

OR-8

Adjudant-onderofficier
Adjudant-onderofficier Adjudant-onderofficier
OR-7 Sergeant-majoor Sergeant-majoor Sergeant-majoor
OR-6 Sergeant der 1e klasse Sergeant Sergeant der 1e klasse
OR-5 Sergeant Sergeant Sergeant
OR-4 Korporaal der 1e klasse Korporaal Korporaal der 1e klasse
OR-3 Korporaal Korporaal Korporaal
OR-2 Soldaat der 1e klasse Matroos der 1e klasse

Matroos der 2e klasse

Soldaat der 1e klasse
OR-1 Soldaat Matroos der 3e klasse Soldaat

Nation : NO

National Reference: st prp 141 1973/74

KtF Avd I 21 Sep 1977

NATO

Code

Army Navy Air Force
OR-9 * * *
OR-8 * * *
OR-7 * * *
OR-6 * * *
OR-5 Sersjant (1)

Grenader (2)

Kvartermester (1)

Matros (2)

Sersjant (1)

Grenader (2)

OR-4 Korporal (3) Ledende Menig (3) Korporal (3)
OR-3 * * *
OR-2 * * *
OR-1 Menig Menig Flysoldat

Notes

* No equivalent.

(1) Sersjants and Kvartermester are national ranks held by officer candidates during their period of duty.

(2) A Grenader/Matros is subordinate to sersjant/kvartermester. Enlisted for min. 3 years, given education as specialist. A Grenader/Matros qualifies as OR-5 only when required during NATO service abroad.

(3) A Korporal/Ledende Menig could qualify as OR-5.

Nation : PO

National Reference: Decreto-Lei 891/76, 30th November 1976

Decreto-Lei 732/76, 15th October 1976

NATO

Code

Army Navy Air Force
OR-9 Sargento-Mor Sargento-Mor Sargento-Mor
OR-8 Sargento-Chefe Sargento-Chefe Sargento-Chefe
OR-7 Sargento-Adjudante Sargento-Adjudante Sargento-Adjudante
OR-6 Primeiro-Sargento Primeiro-Sargento Primeiro-Sargento
OR-5 Segundo-Sargento

Furriel

Segundo-Sargento

Sub-Sargento

Segundo-Sargento

Furriel

OR-4 Primeiro-Cabo Cabo Primeiro-Cabo
OR-3 Segundo-Cabo Primeiro-Marinheiro

Segundo-Marinheiro

Segundo-Cabo
OR-2 Soldado Primeiro-Grumete

Segundo-Grumete

Soldado
OR-1 Soldado-Recruta Segundo-Grumete

Sem Especialidade

Soldado-Recruta

Nation : SP

National Reference:

NATO

Code

Army Navy Air Force
OR-9 Suboficial Mayor

Subteniente

Suboficial Mayor

Subteniente

Suboficial Mayor

Subteniente

OR-8 Brigada Brigada Brigada
OR-7 Sargento 1 Sargento 1 Sargento 1
OR-6 Sargento Sargento Sargento
OR-5 Cabo 1 (1) Cabo 1 (1) Cabo 1 (1)
OR-4 Cabo 1 (2) Cabo 1 (2) Cabo 1 (2)
OR-3 Cabo Profesional

Cabo (3)

Cabo Profesional

Cabo (3)

Cabo Profesional

Cabo (3)

OR-2 Soldado Profesional Soldado Profesional Soldado Profesional
OR-1 Soldado (3) Soldado (3) Soldado (3)

Notes

(1) Cabo 1 with more than three (3) years of military services.

(2) Cabo 1 with less than three (3) years of military services

(3) Cabo and Soldado are servicemen from the annual recruit, id est, they are inducted to comply with the military compulsory service.

Nation : TU

National Reference: T.S.K. IÇ HIZMET KANUNU VE YÖNETMELII

NATO

Code

Army Navy Air Force
OR-9 Astsubay Kidemli

Ba Çavu

* Astsubay Kidemli

Ba Çavu

OR-8 Astsubay Ba Çavu Astsubay Kidemli

Ba Çavu

Astsubay Ba Çavu

Astsubay Ba Çavu
OR-7 Astsubay Kidemli

Üstçavu

Astsubay Üstçavu

Astsubay Kidemli

Üstçavu

Astsubay Üstçavu

Astsubay Kidemli

Üstçavu

Astsubay Üstçavu

OR-6 Astsubay Kidemli

Çavu

Astsubay Çavu

Astsubay Kidemli

Çavu

Astsubay Çavu

Astsubay Kidemli

Çavu

Astsubay Çavu

OR-5 Çavu Mukellef Çavu Çavu
OR-4 Onbasi Onbasi Onbasi
OR-3 * Ikinci Yileri

Er (12-20 aylek)

*
OR-2 * Birinci Yileri

Er (4-12 Aylek)

*
OR-1 Er. Egetem eri

Er (1-4 Aylek)

Er.

Notes

* No equivalent.

Nation : UK

National Reference: Queen's Regulations (QRs)

Royal Navy QR J 0381

Army QR J 2.042

Royal Air Force QR J 126

NATO

Code

Army

Including RM and QARANC

(3) (4)

Navy (2) (6) Air Force

including PMRAFNS

(4)

OR-9 Warrant Officer Class I

Regiment Sergeant Major RM

Warrant Officer Warrant Officer

Master Aircrew (3.d.)

OR-8 Warrant Officer Class II

Quartermaster Sergeant RM (6)

* *
OR-7 Staff Sergeant

Colour Sergeant RM

Chief Petty Officer

Flight Sergeant

Chief Technician

OR-6 &

OR-5 (5)

Sergeant
Petty Officer Sergeant
OR-4 Corporal Leading Rating (but junior to military rank of corporal) Corporal
OR-3 Lance Corporal * *
OR-2 Private Able Rating

Ordinary Rating

Junior Technician

Senior Aircraftman

Leading Aircraftman

OR-1 Private (Class 4)

Marine

Junior Rating Aircraftman

Notes

* No equivalent.

(1) NCOs in the United Kingdom Armed Forces are called senior non-commissioned officers in OR-5 to 9 inclusive and junior non-commissioned officers in OR-3 and 4.

(2) The special position of Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service (QARNNS) is in Table A below.

(3) In various corps, titles given may be different from the basic military titles but personnel are of equivalent rank, for example:

a. Household Cavalry

OR-9 Regimental Corporal Major

OR-8 Squadron Corporal Major

OR-7 Corporal of Horse

b. Artillery

OR-4 Bombardier

OR-3 Lance Bombardier

OR-2 Gunner

c. Other Corps

1. The following titles are also in use:

Squadron Quartermaster, Corporal,

Colour Sergeant, Squadron/Battery/

Company Quartermaster Sergeant

2. OR-1 and OR-2.

Trooper, Sapper, Signalman,

Guardsmen, Fusilier, Kingsman,

Rifleman, Ranger, Driver, Craftsman, etc.

d. Aircrew. Master Aircrew is a generic title which embraces all Warrant Officer aircrew ranks vis: Master Engineer, Master Air Electronics Operator, Master Air Loadmaster, Master Signaller.

(4) In performance of their duties nursing personnel and members of QARNNS, Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps (QARANC) and Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service (PMRAFNS) use the professional title of nurse, staff nurse, etc., within the clinical environment.

(5) It is emphasized that the UK will appoint Sergeants or Corporals to OR-5 posts, to meet the requirements set out in the job description concerned, in accordance with paragraph 8 of the STANAG.

Table A

NATO code Royal Navy (6) QARNNS (4) (5)
OR-9 Warrant Officer Warrant Officer (RGN

(EN(G)

OR-8 Charge Chief

Artificer

*
OR-7 Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty (RGN

Officer (EN(G)

OR-6 & OR-5 Petty Officer Petty Officer (RGN

(EN(G)

OR-4 Leading Rating Leading Rating (RGN

(EN(G)

OR-3 * *
OR-2 Able Rating

Ordinary Rating

SN/EN(G)

PSN/PPN

OR-1 Junior Rating *

Notes (contd)

(5) RGN - Registered General Nurse

EN(G) - Enrolled Nurse (General)

(6) Charge Chief Artificer may be regarded as equivalent to the NATO grade of OR-8, for complementing purposes. Charge Chiefs are substantive CPO's, who receive enhanced rates of pay and wear an appropriate badge to denote their skill level. OR-8 equivalence does NOT confer WO2 status.

Nation : US

National Reference: Title 10, U.S. Code.

NATO

Code

Army Navy Air Force
OR-9 Sergeant-Major (2) Master Chief Petty Officer (1) (2) Chief Master Sergeant (2)
OR-8 Master Sergeant Senior Chief Petty Officer (1) Senior Master Sergeant
OR-7 Sergeant First Class Chief Petty Officer (1) Master Sergeant
OR-6 Staff Sergeant Petty Officer First Class Technical Sergeant
OR-5 Sergeant Petty Officer Second Class Staff Sergeant
OR-4 Corporal Petty Officer Third Class Senior Airman/Sergeant
OR-3 Private 1st Class Seaman (1) Airman First Class
OR-2 Private E.2 Seaman Apprentice Airman
OR-1 Private E.1 Seaman Recruit Basic Airman

Notes

(1) Although the US Marine Corps is part of the US Navy, ranks correspond with those of the US Army, except for the following:

OR-9 Sergeant Major/Master Gunnery Sergeant/Sergeant

Major of the Marine Corps

OR-8 Master Sergeant/First Sergeant

OR-7 Gunnery Sergeant

OR-3 Lance Corporal

(2) Each of the US Forces has a senior individual at the OR-9 level who cannot be considered for NATO position coding purposes. This individual is designated as follows:

ARMY : Sergeant Major of the Army

NAVY : Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy

MARINE CORPS : Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps

AIR FORCE : Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force

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