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Encyclopedia > Comparative military ranks

Comparative military ranks are a means of comparing military rank systems of different nations as a means of categorizing the hierarchy of an armed force compared to another. Military rank, or simply rank, is a system of grading seniority and command within military organizations. ... For the various types of hierarchy, see hierarchy (disambiguation) A hierarchy (in Greek: Ιεραρχία, it is derived from ιερός-hieros, sacred, and άρχω-arkho, rule) is a system of ranking and organizing things or people, where each element of the system (except for the top element) is subordinate to a single other element. ... Armed forces are the military forces of a state. ...

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References to modern military

Australian Army Officers receive a commission that is personally signed by the Governor-General of Australia - acting on the Queens behalf. ... Like the British Army, the Australian Army does not use the term enlisted to describe its non-commissioned ranks. ... This is a table of the ranks and insignia of the Brazilian Armed Forces. ... // British and US Officer Ranks Compared Note that the US military usually uses O-1 to O-11 to symbolize officer, and not the NATO codes of OF-1 to OF-10 in which all subaltern officers are classed as OF-1 (O-1 and O-2 in US). ... Enlisted ranks is not a term used in the British Army, and is only used in this articles title for the sake of consistency with rank listings in other countries; not least those of the United States. ... Origins From medieval times, devices such as pennants and shield patterns through to the full development of heraldry had been used to identify very senior ranks such as the monarch or other leaders of armies. ... This is a table of the ranks and insignia of the Canadian Armed Forces. ... The following graph presents the images, names, transliterations and equivalent ranks in the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army. ... Croatian military ranks are as follows: Army and air force ranks Navy ranks Category: ... This is a table of the ranks and insignia of the Cuban Armed Forces. ... Finnish military ranks form a system that incorporates features from Swedish, German, and Russian armed forces. ... The ranks in the French Army : // Marshals The title of Maréchal de France is awarded as a distinction, rather than a rank. ... The rank insignia of the French Navy are worn on epaulettes of shirts and white jackets, and on sleeves for navy jackets and mantels. ... German Bundeswehr enlisted ranks * Offiziersanwärter (officer candidate) External links Rank insignia of the Deutsche Marine Category: ... The German Heer distinguishes three career paths: officers (Offiziere), NCOs (Unteroffiziere) and enlisted men (Mannschaften). ... Modern Greek military ranks are based on Ancient Greek & Byzantine terminology, even though the ranks correspond to those of other Western armies. ... Components Indian Army Indian Air Force Indian Navy Indian Coast Guard Indian Paramilitary Forces Strategic Nuclear Command History Military History of India British Indian Army Indian National Army Related Info Aircraft of the Indian Air Force Air Force ranks and insignia of India Army ranks and insignia of India List... The Indonesian Military (TNI) uses a simplified ranking system for the three branches of Army, Navy and Air Force. ... Commissioned Ranks Category: ... Enlisted Ranks Category: ... Notes If the ranks of the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) are to be translated one-to-one to Western ranks then a Rav Aluf is equivalent to Lieutenant General (since Major General is Aluf). But since Rav Aluf in Israel is the high commander of the army (including air force... This chart represents the Italian Army enlisted rank insignia with seniority decreasing left-to-right inside a given pay grade. ... This chart represents the Italian Army officer rank insignia. ... Japanese military ranks were broadly divided into those of the Imperial Japanese Navy and the Imperial Japanese Army. ... Comparative military ranks of Korea refer to the ranks and insignia maintained by the three primary military powers on the Korean Peninsula, those being the South Korean military, the armed forces of North Korea, and the military forces of the United States. ... This is a table of the ranks and insignia of the Mexican Armed Forces. ... // Comparison of the Philippine Army ranks & US Army Ranks Comparison of the Philippine Air Force ranks & US Air Force Ranks Comparison of the Philippine Naval ranks & US Naval Ranks Comparison of the Philippine Marine Corps ranks & US Marine Corps Ranks ... // Origins Present Polish system of rank insignia is a direct descendant of various systems used in the past in the Polish Army. ... // Origins Lieutenant-General David Henderson originally proposed that Royal Air Force officers use a combination of British Army and Royal Navy ranks. ... The term used in the Royal Air Force to refer to all ranks below commissioned officer level is Other Ranks (ORs). ... Modern Russian military ranks trace their roots to Table of Ranks established by Peter the Great. ... This chart represents the Republic of Singapore Navy officer rank insignia. ... // Army The SA Army was formed in 1912 as the Union Defence Forces. ... Comparative military ranks of Korea refer to the ranks and insignia maintained by the three primary military powers on the Korean Peninsula, those being the South Korean military, the armed forces of North Korea, and the military forces of the United States. ... The following list presents the Rank and Insignia of the Tanzania Armed Forces from 1964. ... This chart represents the U.S. Air Force enlisted rank insignia. ... This chart displays the United States Air Force officer rank insignia. ... This chart represents the U.S. Army enlisted rank insignia with seniority decreasing left-to-right inside a given pay grade. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with US Army. ... E-9 E-8 E-7 E-6 E-5 E-4 E-3 E-2 E-1 This chart represents the U.S. Marine Corps enlisted rank insignia with seniority increasing left-to-right inside a given pay grade. ... This chart represents the U.S. Marine Corps Officer Rank Insignia. ... This chart represents the U.S. Navy enlisted rate insignia (their rating symbols are generic). ... This chart represents the U.S. Navy officer rank insignia. ... The Peoples Army of Vietnam distinguishes three careerpaths: Officers (sÄ© quan), non-commissioned officers (hạ sÄ© quan), and enlisted members (chiến sÄ©). // Commisioned Officers of the Peoples Army of Vietnam General Officers and Brass Highest Rank (Army Forces) Đại TÆ°á»›ng (General) Army Forces, Air and Air... The Peoples Army of Vietnam (PAVN) is the term used by the Vietnamese for their army, which during the Vietnam War (1961 - 1975) was known as the North Vietnamese Army (NVA), or Army of North Vietnam. ...

First and Second World War comparisons

Combatants Allies: Serbia, Russia, France, Romania, Belgium, British Empire, United States, Italy, and others Central Powers: Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, Ottoman Empire Casualties Military dead: 5 million Civilian deaths: 3 million Total of dead: 8 million Military dead: 4 million Civilian deaths: 3 million Total dead: 7 million The First... Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total dead: 12 million World War II... The following table shows comparative officer ranks of the principle Allied and Central powers during World War I. For modern ranks refer to Comparative military ranks. ... The following table shows comparative officer ranks of major Allied and Axis powers during World War II. For modern ranks refer to Comparative military ranks. ... The following graphs present the rank insignia of the Japanese military during World War II. These designs had been used between the years 1938 to 1945, but were discontinued after World War II, when the Imperial military had been dissolved. ... Nazi party paramilitary ranks were pseudo-military titles which were used by the National Socialist German Workers Party between the years of 1920 and 1945. ... Ranks and insignia of the Nazi Party were paramilitary titles used by the National Socialist German Workers Party between 1925 and 1945. ... The Ranks and insignia of the Schutzstaffel were a paramilitary rank system used by the German SS, to differentiate the group from the German military, German state, and the Nazi Party. ... The ranks and insignia of the Sturmabteilung (SA) were the first paramilitary rank system to be developed by the Nazi Party in 1920. ... The Ranks and insignia of the Hitler Youth were a Nazi Party paramilitary rank system that existed from 1932 to 1945. ... The Ranks and insignia of the National Socialist Flyer Corps were a paramiltiary rank system in use by the National Socialist Flyers Corps (NSFK) between the years of 1933 and 1945. ... The Ranks and insignia of the National Socialist Motor Corps (NSKK) were a paramilitary rank system used between the years of 1931 and 1945. ... German Peoples Storm Defense Force The Volkssturm, literally translated as Peoples Storm in the meaning of National Storm, was a German national militia of the last months of the Nazis Third Reich. ...

Other comparisons

Ranks and insignia of NATO are combined military insignia used by the member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. ... Comparative military ranks of Korea refer to the ranks and insignia maintained by the three primary military powers on the Korean Peninsula, those being the South Korean military, the armed forces of North Korea, and the military forces of the United States. ...

See also

Air forces of most of the countries use ranking system simular to Armies. ... Armies have military rank systems that are often used by other military services such as air forces or Marines. ... Navies have military rank systems that often are quite different from those of armies or air forces. ...

External links

  • World Rank Insignia
  • Dave VE7CNV - Current Military Ranks of the World
  • US Department of Defense rank insignia page
  • On the Translation of Military Ranks of NATO Forces
  • New Zealand Defence Force Rank Insignia and Comparisons - Non-Commissioned and Commissioned

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