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Encyclopedia > Australian Army officer rank insignia
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Ranks and Rank Grades

Officer ranks in the Australian Army are organised into grades for administrative and promotional purposes. The rank grades also give an indication of what that particular officer's role or position may be, although 'Rank Grade' is not an official term. The ranks are organised below from highest to lowest:


General Officer Ranks

  • Field Marshal (Abbreviated: FM) 1 - O11 (Reserved for wartime only)
  • General (Abbreviated: GEN) - O10
  • Lieutenant General (Abbreviated: LTGEN) - O9
  • Major General (Abbreviated: MAJGEN) - O8

Senior Officer Ranks

  • Brigadier (Abbreviated: BRIG) - O7
  • Colonel (Abbreviated: COL) - O6

Field Grade Officer Ranks

  • Lieutenant Colonel (Abbreviated: LTCOL) - O5
  • Major (Abbreviated: MAJ) - O4

Company Grade Officer Ranks

  • Captain (Abbreviated: CAPT) - O3
  • Lieutenant (Abbreviated: LT) - O2
  • Second Lieutenant (Abbreviated: 2LT) - O1

Officer Trainee Rank

  • Staff Cadet (Abbreviated SCDT)
  • Officer Cadet (Abbreviated: OCDT) 2

The Rank Insignia for SCDT is simply a blank rank slide with the letters "RMC" at the bottom, denoting the Royal Military College of Australia, which all SCDTs are a part of. The rank insignia for OCDT is simply a thick white stripe. The Royal Military College can refer to: Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario, Canada Royal Military College, Duntroon in Campbell, Canberra, Australia Royal Military College, Sandhurst in Camberley, Surrey, United Kingdom [(Royal Military College, Sungei Besi, Selangor, Malaysia)] This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists...


Notes

  • Note 1: There are no regular appointments to the rank of Field Marshal, Sir Thomas Blamey being the only Australian officer promoted to the rank. However, Prince Philip holds the rank of Field Marshal in the Australian Army.[citation needed]
  • Note 2: SCDT and OCDT are equivalent rank titles.

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Cadet Rank Insignia

The rank of Officer Cadet is given to those who are studying at the Australian Defence Force Academy their rank is then changed to Staff Cadet upon entry to the Royal Military College, Duntroon where they become a part of the Corps of Staff Cadets. The rank of Staff Cadet is also given to those training to become a Reserve Officer through the various University Regiments. The ADFA Shield The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) is a tri-service military Academy that provides military and tertiary academic education for junior officers of the Australian Defence Force in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Australian Regular Army (ARA) and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). ... Royal Military College The Royal Military College, Duntroon is Australias military academy where Staff Cadets train for commissioning into the Australian Army as a part of the Australian Defence Force There are two streams of Cadets: from the Australian Defence Force Academy, and by direct entry. ...


Unlike both the British Army and the United States Army, Australian Army Officer Cadets do not have a specific official rank insignia. However when wearing the DPCU (Disruptive Pattern Camouflage Uniform) Australian Army Officer Cadets at the Australian Defence Force Academy are allowed to wear a single white band on their rank slides to distinguish them from the rank of Private, which also has no formal rank insignia. Staff Cadets at the Royal Military College - Duntroon, and at University Regiments, whilst wearing DPCU rank slides, wear a rank slide with the words RMC at the bottom to distingish them from Private soldiers.


Officer Rank Insignia of the Australian Army

The insignia worn by officers in the Australian Army are comprised of three symbols which are also used in the insignia of the British Army: In the 17th and 18th centuries, rank was generally denoted by the quantity of lace and through other decoration used on uniforms. ...

  • The Star, commonly called a pip, is derived from that of the Order of the Bath.
  • The Crown has varied in the past, with the King's Imperial Crown being used from 1910 until it was replaced by the St Edward's Crown from the coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953.
  • The Crossed Sword and Baton has been in use by generals of the British Army since at least 1800.
General Ranks of the Australian Army
General (GEN) Lieutenant General (LTGEN) Major General (MAJGEN)
Senior Officer Ranks of the Australian Army
Brigadier (BRIG) Colonel (COL)
Field Grade Officer Ranks of the Australian Army
Lieutenant Colonel (LTCOL) 3 Major (MAJ)
Company Grade Officer Ranks of the Australian Army
Captain (CAPT) Lieutenant (LT) Second Lieutenant (2LT)
Officer Cadet/Officer Trainee Ranks of the Australian Army
Officer Cadet (OCDT) Staff Cadet (SCDT)
Same as OCDT but with "RMC" at bottom instead of "AUSTRALIA"

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Notes

  • Note 3: For the ranks of 2LT to LTCOL, unless posted overseas, the gilt "AUSTRALIA" at the base of the ceremonial hardboard rank slide (shown above) is replaced with gilt Corps insignia letters. On cloth rank slides and on Service Dress and Mess Dress jackets the word "AUSTRALIA" is used by all officers regardless of rank.

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