Comparative army enlisted ranks of the Commonwealth

Summary

Rank comparison chart of armies/land forces of Commonwealth of Nations states.

EnlistedEdit

Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
  Antigua and Barbuda Regiment[1]
            No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
(or equivalent)


  Australian Army[2]
            No insignia
Regimental sergeant major of the army Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
(or equivalent)


  Bahamas No army


  Bangladesh Army[3]
       
     
Master warrant officer
মাস্টার ওয়ারেন্ট অফিসার
Senior warrant officer
সিনিয়র ওয়ারেন্ট অফিসার
Warrant officer
ওয়ারেন্ট অফিসার
Sergeant
সার্জেন্ট
Corporal
কর্পোর‍্যাল
Lance corporal
ল্যান্স কর্পোর‍্যাল
Sainik
সৈনিক


  Barbados Regiment
         
    No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)


  Belize Defence Force
       
    No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)


  Botswana Ground Force[4]
            No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
(or equivalent)


  Royal Brunei Land Forces
           
    No insignia
Sergeant Major
(Appointment)
Sarjan Mejar
(Jawatan)
Warrant Officer 1
Pegawai Waran 1
Warrant Officer 2
Pegawai Waran 2
Company Sergeant Major Staff sergeant
Staf Sarjan
Sergeant
Sarjan
Corporal
Koperal
Lance corporal
Lans Koperal
Private
(or equivalent)


  Cameroon Ground Forces
               
Adjudant-chef Adjudant Sergent-chef Sergent Caporal-chef Caporal Soldat Première Soldat


  Canadian Army[5]
             
       
Canadian Forces
Chief Warrant Officer

Adjudant-chef
des Forces canadiennes
Command Chief Warrant Officer
Adjudant-chef
du commandement
Senior Appointment
Chief Warrant Officer

Adjudant-chef-
nomination supérieure
Chief warrant officer
Adjudant-chef
Master warrant officer
Adjudant-maître
Warrant officer
Adjudant
Sergeant
Sergent
Master corporal
Caporal-chef
Corporal
Caporal
Private (trained)
Soldat (formé)
Private (basic)
Soldat (confirmé)


  Cypriot Ground Forces[6]
                Arm/corps insignia only
Ανθυπασπιστής
Anthypaspistís
Αρχιλοχίας
Archilochías
Επιλοχίας
Epilochías
Λοχίας
Lochías
Έφεδρος Λοχίας
Éfedros Lochías
Δεκανέας
Dekanéas
Υποδεκανέας
Ypodekanéas
Στρατιώτης
Stratiótis


  Dominica No army


  Falkland Islands Defence Force
     
    No insignia
Warrant officer class 2
(Permanent Staff Instructor)
Colour sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private


  Fiji Infantry Regiment
       
    No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
(or equivalent)


  Ghana Army
            No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)


  Grenada No army


  Guyana Army[7]
              No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
(or equivalent)


  Indian Army[8]
            No insignia
Subedar Major / Risaldar Major Subedar / Risaldar Naib Subedar / Naib Risaldar Havildar Naik Lance Naik Sepoy
सूबेदार मेजर / रिसालदार मेजर सूबेदार / रिसालदार नायब सूबेदार / नायब रिसालदार हवलदार नायक लांस नायक सिपाही
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
  Jamaican Army[9]
                    No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
(or equivalent)


  Kenya Army
            No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
(or equivalent)


  Kiribati No army


  Lesotho Army[10]
            No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
(or equivalent)


  Malawi Army
            No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)


  Malaysian Army[11]
            No insignia
Pegawai waran I Pegawai waran II Staf sarjan Sarjan Koperal Lans koperal Prebet Rekrut
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private Recruit


  Army of Malta[12]
         
    No insignia
Senior Sergeant Major Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Bombadier Lance Bombadier Gunner
(or equivalent)


  Mauritius No army


  Mozambican Army
           
Intendente Primeiro-sargento Segundo-sargento Terceiro-sargento Cabo Primeiro soldado


  Namibian Army[13]
            No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
(or equivalent)


  Nauru No army


  New Zealand Army[14]
            No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
(or equivalent)


  Nigerian Army[15]
              No insignia
Army warrant officer Master warrant officer Warrant officer Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
(or equivalent)


  Pakistan Army[16]
            No insignia
Subedar-Major/Risaldar-Major
صوبیدار میجر/رسالدار میجر۔
Subedar/Risaldar
صوبیدار/رسالدار
Naib Subedar/Naib Risaldar
نائب صوبیدار/نائب رسالدار
Havildar
حوالدار۔
Naik
نائیک۔
Lance Naik
لانس نائیک۔
Sepoy
سپاہی۔


  Papua New Guinea Land Element
            No insignia
Warrant officer class 1
?
Warrant officer class 2
?
Staff sergeant
Plag Sajen
Sergeant
Sajen
Corporal
Kopul
Lance corporal
Lans Kopul
Private
Praivet


  Rwandan Land Forces[17]
            No insignia
Warrant officer I Warrant officer II Sergeant major Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Private


  SKN Regiment[18]
            No insignia
Warrant officer 1 Warrant officer 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
  Saint Lucia No army


  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines No army


  Samoa No army


  Seychelles Infantry Unit[19]
            No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
(or equivalent)


  Sierra Leone Army
            No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
(or equivalent)


  Singapore Army[20]
                  No insignia No insignia
Master sergeant Staff sergeant First sergeant Second sergeant Third sergeant Corporal first class Corporal Lance corporal Private first class Private Recruit


  Solomon Islands No army


  South African Army[21]
            No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
(or equivalent)


  Sri Lanka Army[22][23]
            No insignia
Warrant officer class I Warrant officer class II Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal/
Bombardier
Lance corporal/
Lance bombardier
Private
(or equivalent)


  Eswatini Army
            No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)


  Tanzanian Army
            No insignia
Warrant officer class 1
Afisa Mteule Daraja la Kwanza
Warrant officer class 2
Afisa Mteule Daraja la Pili
Staff sergeant
Sajinitaji
Sergeant
Sajenti
Corporal
Koplo
Lance corporal
Koplo Usu
Private
(or equivalent)


  Tongan Land Component[24]
       
    No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
(or equivalent)


  Trinidad and Tobago Regiment[25]
            No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private


  Tuvalu No army


  Ugandan Land Forces[26]
            No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
(or equivalent)


  British Army[27]
             
    No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Staff/Colour sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
(or equivalent)


  Vanuatu Mobile Forces
   
       
Warrant Officer
Class 1
Warrant Officer
Class 2
Staff Sergeant
Staf Sajen
Sergeant
Sajen
Corporal
Kofol
Lance Corporal Constable
Polis
Recruit
Rikrut


  Zambian Army
            No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
(or equivalent)
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Antigua & Barbuda Defence Force. "Paratus" (PDF). Regional Publications Ltd. pp. 12–13. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Badges of rank" (PDF). defence.gov.au. Department of Defence (Australia). Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Ranks & insignia". joinbangladesharmy.army.mil.bd. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Ranks". Government of Botswana. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Ranks and appointment". canada.ca. Government of Canada. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  6. ^ "Βαθμοί" [Ranks]. army.gov.cy (in Greek). Cypriot National Guard. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  7. ^ Merrill, Tim (1993). Guyana and Belize: country studies. Library of Congress. p. 138. LCCN 93010956. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  8. ^ "Indian Army Rank Badges". indianarmy.nic.in. Indian Army. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  9. ^ "BADGES OF RANK". Official Jamaica Defence Force Website. 2019. Archived from the original on 20 August 2020. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  10. ^ "Ranks in the Army". Lesotho Defence Force. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  11. ^ "Kategori Pangkat". army.mod.gov.my/ (in Malagasy). Malaysian Army. Retrieved 10 July 2021.
  12. ^ "Rank Insignia". afm.gov.mt. Armed Forces of Malta. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  13. ^ "Government Notice" (PDF). Government Gazette of the Republic of Namibia. Vol. 4547. 20 August 2010. pp. 99–102. Retrieved 20 December 2021.
  14. ^ "Badges of Rank". nzdf.mil.nz. New Zealand Defence Force. Archived from the original on 3 July 2020. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  15. ^ Smaldone, Joseph P. (1992). "National Security". In Metz, Helen Chapin (ed.). Nigeria: a country study. Area Handbook (5th ed.). Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. pp. 296–297. LCCN 92009026. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  16. ^ "Pakistan Army Ranks with Salary and Insignia". pakistanforces.com. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  17. ^ "RDF Insignia". mod.gov.rw. Government of the Republic of Rwanda. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  18. ^ SAINT CHRISTOPHER AND NEVIS DEFENCE FORCE ACT. Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis. 31 December 2009. pp. 110–111.
  19. ^ "Rank structure". spdf.sc. Seychelles People's Defence Forces. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  20. ^ "SAF Rank Insignias". mindef.gov.sg. Ministry of Defence (Singapore). Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  21. ^ "Uniform: Rank insignia". army.mil.za. Department of Defence (South Africa). Archived from the original on 20 October 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  22. ^ "Dress Regulation PDF - Part I" (PDF). army.lk. Sri Lanka Army. January 2019. pp. 10-4–10-11. Retrieved 20 May 2021.
  23. ^ "Other Ranks". army.lk. Sri Lanka Army. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  24. ^ "Tonga Defence Services (Amendment) Regulations 2009" (PDF). Tonga Government Gazette Supplement Extraordinary. 5: 151–153. 10 May 2010. Retrieved 26 September 2021.
  25. ^ "Rank Chart (Enlisted)". 69.0.195.188. Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  26. ^ "Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces Act" (PDF). The Uganda Gazette. Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation. CXII (46): 1851–1854. 18 September 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  27. ^ "Rank structure". army.mod.uk. British Army. Retrieved 27 May 2021.