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Canadian Forces Army
Forces canadiens ls'Armée
Rank Insignia/Insignes de Grade
1968-Present

(
Technically the "land element" of the Canadian Armed Forces, a bilingual unified service.)



Rank
Code
Rank
description notes
Rank Title - English
Rank Title – French
Insignia

NATO codes National rank grade information
As a bilingual service, all ranks have two titles English/French Shoulder Slip-ons or Shoulder Boards
Enlisted  (called Non Commissioned Members  / Militaires du ran in the CAF)
AREM-1 All CF enlisted are called Non Commissioned Members/ Militaires du rang.

This rank is held during basic training only.

Private Recruit

Soldat recure

AREM-2 All CF enlisted are called Non Commissioned Members/ Militaires du rang.

This rank is held during basic trade qualification training.

Private
(Pte)

Soldat
(sdt)

AREM-3   Private
(Pte)

Soldat
(sdt)

AREM-4   Corporal
(Cpl)

Caporal
(cpl)

AREM-5 In the CF, Master Corporal is considered the starting NCO rank
Master Corporals act as second in command to Section Leaders or command smaller specialized squads.
Master Corporal
(MCpl)

Caporal-chef
(cplc)

AREM-6 Typical assignments Sergeant's act as  Section Leaders . (commanding a section of 8-11 men) Sergeant
(Sgt)

Sergent
(sgt)

AREM-7 Typical assignments Platoon NCO. Second in command of a platoon. Warrant Officer
(WO)

Adjutant
(adj)

AREM-8 Typical assignments are Company Sergeant Major. Senior NCO of a Company, Armour Squadron or  Artillery Battery. Master Warrant Officer
(MWO)

Adjutant-maître
(adjum)

AREM-9 Typical assignments include Regimental Sergeant Major, Department CWO, Base CWO, Command CWO Chief Warrant Officer
(CWO)

Adjutant-chef
(adjuc)

Officer Candidates
aroc-1 In the CF, these are considered Subordinate Officers / Officiers subordonnés. Officer Cadet
(OCdt)
Élève-officier
(élof)
rank
Commissioned Officers
ARCO-1 In the CF these are considered Junior Officers / Officiers subalternes.

At this level the officer would be under operational training. acting as an artillery, combat engineer, infantry or armour officer.

Second Lieutenant
(2Lt)

Sous-lieutenant
(slt)

ASLT
ARCO-2 In the CF these are considered Junior Officers / Officiers subalternes.

At this level the officer would be a platoon leader.

Lieutenant
(Lt)

Lieutenant
(lt
)

SubLt
ARCO-3 In the CF these are considered Junior Officers / Officiers subalternes.

Typical Assigments are second in command of a Company, Battery or Armour Troop.

Captain
(Capt)

Capitaine
(capt)

LT
ARCO-4
In the CF these are considered Senior Officers /Officiers supérieurs.

Typical appointments would be as Company, Battery or Troop O/C.
Also 2 i/c of a Regiment or Battalion.

Major
(Maj)

Major
(maj)

LTCdr
ARCO-5
In the CF these are considered Senior Officers /Officiers supérieurs

Typical appointments would be as Batttalion Commander or as staff Officer at NDHQ or Mobile Command  HQ

Lieutenant Colonel
(LCol)

Lieutenant-colonel
(lcol)

CDr
ARCO-6
In the CF these are considered Senior Officers /Officiers supérieurs.

Typical appointments would be Brigade Commander, Base Commander or as staff Officer at NDHQ or Mobile Command HQ

Colonel
(Col)

Colonel
(col)

Captain
General Officers
ARGO-1 NATO Grade OF-7

In the CF these are considered General Officers / Officiers généraux.

Serve as Regional Commanders or as senior staff officers at NDHQ, or Mobile Command

Brigadier General
(BGen)

Brigadier-général
(bgén)

Commodore
ARGO-2 NATO Grade OF-8

In the CF these are considered General Officers / Officiers généraux.

Major Generals  command regions and Divisions and serve as senior staff officers at NDHQ or Land Forces Command.

Major General
(MGen)

Major-général
(mgén)

RAD
ARGO-3
NATO Grade OF-9

In the CF these are considered General Officers / Officiers généraux.

A Lieutenant General serves a Chief of Land Staff. Another Lieutenant General serves at NDHQ in one of the top 4 military staff positions.

Lieutenant General
(LGen)

Lieutenant-général
(lgén)

VAD
ARGO-4

NATO Grade OF-10

In the CF this is  considered a General Officer / Officier généraux

Only one officer is normally appointed full General or Admiral -Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) who is the Military head of the entire CF. 

General
(Gen)

Général
(gén)

Admiral
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