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Medinat Yisrael - Tzava
Israel - Land Force (Army)
1948-Present
(Technically the "naval force" of the IDF, a unified service.)



Rank
Code
Rank
description notes
Rank Title – English
Rank Title - Hebrew
Insignia
  NATO codes National rank grade information All ranks have are listed with two titles Hebrew/English Shoulder Slip-ons or Shoulder Boards
Enlisted  םירגוח תוגרד
AREM-1   Turai no loner active
AREN-1   Turai Rishon
(TARASH)
no loner active
AREM-2

םירגוח תוגרד

Rav-Turai
(RABAT)

יארוט-בר

AREM-3   Samal

למס

AREM-4 Before 1968 this was the senior NCO rank. Samal Rishon
(Sam'ar)

ןושאר למס

AREM-5 םידגנ תוגרד

After the 1973 reorganization added the 5 more ranks this is now the starting NCO rank

Rav-Samal
(RaS)

למס-בר

AREM-6   Rav-Samal Rishon
(RaSAR)

ןושאר למס-בר

AREM-7   Rav-Samal Mitqadem

םדקתמ למס-בר

AREM-8   Rav-Samal Bachir

ריכב למס-בר

AREM-9   Rab Negad

דגנ-בר

Officer Candidates
AROC-1   Officer Cadet
(OCdt)
Élève-officier
(élof)
 
Commissioned Officers  םיניצק תוגרד
ARCO-1   Segen Mishne

(ם''גס)הנשמ ןגס

 
ARCO-2   Segen

ןגס

 
ARCO-3   Seren

ןרס

 
ARCO-4
  Rav-Seren

(ן''סר)ןרס-בר

 
ARCO-5
  Sgan-Aluf

(ל''אס)ףולא ןגס

 
ARCO-6

 

Aluf Mishne

(ם''לא)הנשמ ףולא

 
General Officers
ARGO-1 NATO Grade OF-7

Tat-Aluf was added in 1968 after the six day war. These new Generals became active Brigade and staff commanders.

Tat-Aluf

(ל''את)ףולא-תת

 
ARGO-2 NATO Grade OF-8

Corps, senior staff and Divisional task force (Ugda) Commanders.

Aluf

ףולא

 
ARGO-3
NATO Grade OF-9

The Chief of General Staff (Rosh Mattay Ha'Klali) has always come from the Tzava and currently holds the rank of Rav-Aluf.  He is the senior Military Officer.

Rav-Aluf

(ל''אר)ףולא-בר


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