Comparative army officer ranks of Africa

Summary

Rank comparison chart of officer ranks for armies/land forces of African states.

Officers

Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
 Algerian Land Forces[1]
16.PNA-GEN.svg 15.PNA-LG.svg 14.PNA-MG.svg 13.PNA-BG.svg 12.AlgA-COL.svg 11.AlgA-LTC.svg 10.AlgA-MAJ.svg 09.AlgA-CAPT.svg 08.AlgA-1LT.svg 07.AlgA-2LT.svg Blank.svg
فريق أول‎‎
Fariq 'awal
فريق
Fariq
لواء
Liwa
عميد
Amid
عقيد
Aqid
مقدم
Muqaddam
رائد
Ra'id
نقيب
Naqib
ملازم أول
Mulazim awwal
ملازم
Mulazim
مرشح
Murashah
Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général major Général Colonel Lieutenant colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous lieutenant Aspirant


 Angolan Army[2]
17.AA-GE.svg Angola-Army-OF-9.svg Angola-Army-OF-8.svg Angola-Army-OF-7.svg Angola-Army-OF-5.svg Angola-Army-OF-4.svg Angola-Army-OF-3.svg Angola-Army-OF-2.svg Angola-Army-OF-1b.svg Angola-Army-OF-1a.svg Angola-Army-OF-(D).svg
General de exército General Tenente-general Brigadeiro Coronel Tenente-coronel Mayor Capitão Tenente Sub-tenente Aspirante


Benin Benin Army[3]
Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Benin Army OF-5.svg Benin Army OF-4.svg Benin Army OF-3.svg Benin Army OF-2.svg Benin Army OF-1b.svg Benin Army OF-1a.svg
Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant


 Botswana Ground Force[4]
Botswana-Army-OF-8.svg Botswana-Army-OF-7.svg Botswana-Army-OF-6.svg Botswana-Army-OF-5.svg Botswana-Army-OF-4.svg Botswana-Army-OF-3.svg Botswana-Army-OF-2.svg Botswana-Army-OF-1b.svg Botswana-Army-OF-1a.svg Botswana-Army-OF-(D).svg
Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer Cadet


Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Ground Forces[5]
18. Burkina Faso Army - GEN.svg 17. Burkina Faso Army - LG.svg 16. Burkina Faso Army - MG.svg 15. Burkina Faso Army - BG.svg 14. Burkina Faso Army - SCOL.svg 13. Burkina Faso Army - COL.svg 12. Burkina Faso Army - LTC.svg 11. Burkina Faso Army - MAJ.svg 10. Burkina Faso Army - CAPT.svg 09. Burkina Faso Army - 1LT.svg 08. Burkina Faso Army - 2LT.svg Blank.svg
Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel major Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant Aspirant


 Burundi Army[6]
Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Burundi-Army-OF-6.svg Burundi-Army-OF-5.svg Burundi-Army-OF-4.svg Burundi-Army-OF-3.svg Burundi-Army-OF-2a.svg Burundi-Army-OF-1a.svg Burundi-Army-OF-1a.svg
Général Lieutenant-général Général-major Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant
Jenerai Riyetena jenerai Jenerai majoro Jenerai wa birigade Koroneri Riyetena koroneri Majoro Kapitene Riyetena Suriyetena


Cameroon Ground Forces
Cameroon-Army-OF-9.svg Cameroon-Army-OF-8.svg Cameroon-Army-OF-7.svg Cameroon-Army-OF-6.svg Cameroon-Army-OF-5.svg Cameroon-Army-OF-4.svg Cameroon-Army-OF-3.svg Cameroon-Army-OF-2.svg Cameroon-Army-OF-1b.svg Cameroon-Army-OF-1a.svg
Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant


Cape Verde Cape Verdean National Guard[7]
Blank.svg Blank.svg Cape Verde-army-OF-5.svg Cape Verde-army-OF-4.svg Cape Verde-army-OF-3.svg Cape Verde-army-OF-2.svg Cape Verde-army-OF-1c.svg Cape Verde-army-OF-1b.svg Cape Verde-army-OF-1a.svg Cape Verde-army-OF-(D).svg
Major-general Brigadeiro Coronel Tenente-coronel Major Capitão Primeiro tenente Tenente Subtenente Aspirante


Central African Republic Central African Ground Forces
19.CAGF-GEN.svg 18.CAGF-LG.svg 17.CAGF-MG.svg 16.CAGF-BG.svg 15.CAGF-COL.svg 14.CAGF-LTC.svg 13.CAGF-MAJ.svg 12.CAGF-CAPT.svg 11.CAGF-1LT.svg 10.CAGF-2LT.svg
Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant


 Chadian Ground Forces
Chad-Army-OF-10.svg Chad-Army-OF-9.svg Chad-Army-OF-8.svg Chad-Army-OF-7.svg Chad-Army-OF-6.svg Chad-Army-OF-5.svg Chad-Army-OF-4.svg Chad-Army-OF-3.svg Chad-Army-OF-2.svg Chad-Army-OF-1b.svg Chad-Army-OF-1a.svg
Maréchal Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant


Comorian Army
Comoros-Army-OF-7.svg Comoros-Army-OF-6.svg Comoros-Army-OF-5.svg Comoros-Army-OF-4.svg Comoros-Army-OF-3.svg Comoros-Army-OF-2.svg Comoros-Army-OF-1b.svg Comoros-Army-OF-1a.svg
Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant


 Land Forces of the DR Congo
DR Congo Army OF-9.svg DR Congo Army OF-8.svg DR Congo Army OF-7.svg DR Congo Army OF-6.svg DR Congo Army OF-5.svg DR Congo Army OF-4.svg DR Congo Army OF-3.svg DR Congo Army OF-2.svg DR Congo Army OF-1b.svg DR Congo Army OF-1a.svg
Général d'armée Lieutenant-général Général-major Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant


Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Congolese Ground Forces[8]
Blank.svg 16-ROCongo Army-LG.svg 15-ROCongo Army-MG.svg 14-ROCongo Army-BG.svg 13-ROCongo Army-COL.svg 12-ROCongo Army-LTC.svg 11-ROCongo Army-MAJ.svg 10-ROCongo Army-CPT.svg 09-ROCongo Army-1LT.svg 08-ROCongo Army-2LT.svg Blank.svg
Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant Aspirant


 Djiboutian Army
Blank.svg Djibouti-Army-OF-6.svg Djibouti-Army-OF-5.svg Djibouti-Army-OF-4.svg Djibouti-Army-OF-3.svg Djibouti-Army-OF-2.svg Djibouti-Army-OF-1b.svg Djibouti-Army-OF-1a.svg
Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant


 Egyptian Army[9]
Egypt Army - OF10.svg Egypt Army - OF09.svg Egypt Army - OF08.svg Egypt Army - OF07.svg Egypt Army - OF06.svg Egypt Army - OF05.svg Egypt Army - OF04.svg Egypt Army - OF03.svg Egypt Army - OF02.svg Egypt Army - OF01b.svg Egypt Army - OF01a.svg
مشیر
Mushir
فريق أول‎‎
Fariq 'awal
فريق
Fariq
لواء
Liwa
عميد
Amid
عقيد
Aqid
مقدم
Muqaddam
رائد
Ra'id
نقيب
Naqib
ملازم أول
Mulazim awwal
ملازم
Mulazim


Army of Equatorial Guinea
14. EGLF-MG.svg 13. EGLF-BG.svg 12. EGLF-COL.svg 11. EGLF-LTC.svg 10. EGLF-MAJ.svg 09. EGLF-CPT.svg 08. EGLF-1LT.svg 07. EGLF-2LT.svg
General de division General de brigada Coronel Teniente coronel Comandante Capitán Teniente Alférez


 Eritrean Army
13. ELF-MG.svg 12. ELF-BG.svg 11. ELF-COL.svg 10. ELF-LTC.svg 09. ELF-MAJ.svg 08. ELF-CAPT.svg 07. ELF-1LT.svg 06. ELF-2LT.svg
Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant


 Ethiopian Ground Forces[10][11]
Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg
የፊልድ ማርሻል ጄኔራል
Yefīlidi marishali jēnērali
ጄነራል
Jēnerali
ሌተናል ጄነራል
Lētenali jēnerali
ሜጀር ጄነራል
Mējeri jēnerali
ብርጋዴር ጄነራል
Birigadēri jēnerali
ኮሎኔል
Kolonēli
ሌተናንት ኮሎኔል
Lētenaniti kolonēli
ሻለቃ
Shalek’a
ሻምበል
Shamibeli
የመቶ ዓለቃ
Yemeto ‘alek’a
ምክትል የመቶ ዓለቃ
Mikitili yemeto ‘alek’a
Field marshal general General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant


 Gabonese Army
23.GLF-GEN.svg 22.GLF-LG.svg 21.GLF-MG.svg 20.GLF-BG.svg 18.GLF-COL.svg 16.GLF-LTC.svg 14.GLF-MAJ.svg 12.GLF-CPT.svg 10.GLF-LT.svg Blank.svg
Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant


 Gambian National Army
16.Gambian Army-GEN.svg 15.Gambian Army-LG.svg 14.Gambian Army-MG.svg 13.Gambian Army-BG.svg 12.Gambian Army-COL.svg 11.Gambian Army-LTC.svg 10.Gambian Army-MAJ.svg 09.Gambian Army-CPT.svg 08.Gambian Army-1LT.svg 07.Gambian Army-2LT.svg
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant


 Ghana Army
17-Ghana Army-CIC.svg 16-Ghana Army-GEN.svg 15-Ghana Army-LG.svg 14-Ghana Army-MG.svg 13-Ghana Army-BG.svg 12-Ghana Army-COL.svg 11-Ghana Army-LTC.svg 10-Ghana Army-MAJ.svg 09-Ghana Army-CPT.svg 08-Ghana Army-1LT.svg 07-Ghana Army-2LT.svg
Field marshal General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant


Guinea Ground Forces
Guinea-Army-OF-9.svg Guinea-Army-OF-8.svg Mali-Army-OF-7.svg Mali-Army-OF-6.svg Mali-Army-OF-5.svg Mali-Army-OF-4.svg Mali-Army-OF-3.svg Mali-Army-OF-2.svg Mali-Army-OF-1b.svg Mali-Army-OF-1a.svg
Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant


Army of Guinea-Bissau
15. Guinea-Bissau GEN.svg 14. Guinea-Bissau LG.svg 13. Guinea-Bissau MG.svg 12. Guinea-Bissau BG.svg 11. Guinea-Bissau COL.svg 10. Guinea-Bissau LTC.svg 09. Guinea-Bissau MAJ.svg 08. Guinea-Bissau CAPT.svg 07. Guinea-Bissau 1LT.svg Blank.svg 06. Guinea-Bissau 2LT.svg
General Tenente-general Major-general Brigadeir-general Coronel Tenente-coronel Major Capitão Primeiro tenente Tenente Subtenente


Ivory Coast Ground Forces[12]
Ivory Coast-Army-OF-9.svg Ivory Coast-Army-OF-8.svg Ivory Coast-Army-OF-7.svg Ivory Coast-Army-OF-6.svg Ivory Coast-Army-OF-5b.svg Ivory Coast-Army-OF-5.svg Ivory Coast-Army-OF-4.svg Ivory Coast-Army-OF-3.svg Ivory Coast-Army-OF-2.svg Ivory Coast-Army-OF-1b.svg Ivory Coast-Army-OF-1a.svg Ivory Coast-Army-OF-(D).svg
Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel-major Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant Aspirant


 Kenya Army[13]
17. Kenyan Army CinC.svg 16. Kenyan Army GEN.svg 15. Kenyan Army LG.svg 14. Kenyan Army MG.svg 13. Kenyan Army BG.svg 12. Kenyan Army COL.svg 11. Kenyan Army LTCOL.svg 10. Kenyan Army MAJ.svg 09. Kenyan Army CAPT.svg 08. Kenyan Army LT.svg 07. Kenyan Army 2LT.svg
Commander-in-Chief General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant


 Lesotho Army[14]
Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg
Field marshal Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer cadet


Liberian Ground Forces[15]
Liberia-Army-OF-8.svg Liberia-Army-OF-7.svg Liberia-Army-OF-6.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg
Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant


Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
 Libyan Ground Forces[16]
Libya-Army-OF-10.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Libya-Army-OF-6.svg Libya-Army-OF-5.svg Libya-Army-OF-4.svg Libya-Army-OF-3.svg Libya-Army-OF-2.svg Libya-Army-OF-1b.svg Libya-Army-OF-1a.svg
مشير
Mushir
فريق
Fariq
لواء
Liwa
عميد
Amid
عقيد
Aqid
مقدم
Muqaddam
رائد
Ra'id
نقيب
Naqib
ملازم أول
Mulazim awwal
ملازم
Mulazim


Madagascar Ground Forces[17]
Madagascar-Army-OF-9.svg Madagascar-Army-OF-8.svg Madagascar-Army-OF-7.svg Madagascar-Army-OF-6.svg Madagascar-Army-OF-5.svg Madagascar-Army-OF-4.svg Madagascar-Army-OF-3.svg Madagascar-Army-OF-2.svg Madagascar-Army-OF-1b.svg Madagascar-Army-OF-1a.svg
Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant


 Malawi Army
16. Malawi Army - GEN.svg 15. Malawi Army - LG.svg 14. Malawi Army - MG.svg 13. Malawi Army - BG.svg 12. Malawi Army - COL.svg 11. Malawi Army - LTC.svg 10. Malawi Army - MAJ.svg 09. Malawi Army - CAPT.svg 08. Malawi Army - LT.svg 07. Malawi Army - 2LT.svg
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant


 Mali Army[18]
16.Mali Army-GEN.svg 15.Mali Army-CG.svg 14.Mali Army-MG.svg 13.Mali Army-BG.svg 12.Mali Army-COLM.svg 11.Mali Army-COL.svg 10.Mali Army-LTC.svg 09.Mali Army-MAJ.svg 08.Mali Army-CPT.svg 06.Mali Army-1LT.svg 06.Mali Army-2LT.svg Blank.svg 059.Mali Army-StudentOff.svg 0592.Mali Army-StudentOff Red.svg
Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel-major Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant Aspirant Élève officier d'active


Mauritanian National Army[19]
14.Mauritania Air Force-MG.svg 13.Mauritania Air Force-BG.svg Mauritania-Army-OF-5.svg Mauritania-Army-OF-4.svg Mauritania-Army-OF-3.svg Mauritania-Army-OF-2.svg Mauritania-Army-OF-1b.svg Mauritania-Army-OF-1a.svg
فريق
Fariq
لواء
Liwa
عميد
Amid
مقدم
Muqaddam
رائد
Ra'id
نقيب
Naqib
ملازم أول
Mulazim awwal
ملازم
Mulazim


Mauritius Mauritius No army


 Royal Moroccan Army[20]
21-Moroccan Army-FM.svg 20-Moroccan Army-GEN.svg 19-Moroccan Army-LG.svg 18-Moroccan Army-MG.svg 17-Moroccan Army-BG.svg 16-Moroccan Army-BRIG.svg 15-Moroccan Army-COL.svg 14-Moroccan Army-LTC.svg 13-Moroccan Army-MAJ.svg 12-Moroccan Army-CPT.svg 11-Moroccan Army-1LT.svg 10-Moroccan Army-2LT.svg
Maréchal Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel-major Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant Aspirant Élève officier


Mozambican Army
Mozambique-Army-OF-8.svg Mozambique-Army-OF-7.svg Mozambique-Army-OF-6.svg Mozambique-Army-OF-5.svg Mozambique-Army-OF-4.svg Mozambique-Army-OF-3.svg Mozambique-Army-OF-2.svg Mozambique-Army-OF-1b.svg Mozambique-Army-OF-1a.svg
Coronel-general Tenente-general Major-general Coronel Tenente-coronel Major Capitão Tenente Alferes


 Namibian Army
15-Namibia Army-LG.svg 14-Namibia Army-MG.svg 13-Namibia Army-BG.svg 12-Namibia Army-COL.svg 11-Namibia Army-LTC.svg 10-Namibia Army-MAJ.svg 09-Namibia Army-CPT.svg 08-Namibia Army-1LT.svg 07-Namibia Army-2LT.svg Blank.svg
Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd lieutenant Officer cadet


 Niger Army[21]
Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg
Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant Aspirant


 Nigerian Army[22]
Nigeria-Army-OF-10.svg Nigeria-Army-OF-9.svg Nigeria-Army-OF-8.svg Nigeria-Army-OF-7.svg Nigeria-Army-OF-6.svg Nigeria-Army-OF-5.svg Nigeria-Army-OF-4.svg Nigeria-Army-OF-3.svg Nigeria-Army-OF-2.svg Nigeria-Army-OF-1b.svg Nigeria-Army-OF-1a.svg
Field marshal General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant


Rwandan Land Forces[23]
16-Rwanda Army-GEN.svg 15-Rwanda Army-LG.svg 14-Rwanda Army-MG.svg 13-Rwanda Army-BG.svg 12-Rwanda Army-COL.svg 11-Rwanda Army-LTC.svg 10-Rwanda Army-MAJ.svg 09-Rwanda Army-CPT.svg 08-Rwanda Army-1LT.svg 07-Rwanda Army-2LT.svg
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant


Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Army of São Tomé and Príncipe
Blank.svg STeP OF-5.svg STeP OF-4.svg STeP OF-3.svg STeP OF-2.svg STeP OF-1b.svg STeP OF-1a.svg STeP OF-D.svg
Brigadeiro Coronel Tenente-coronel Major Capitão Tenente Alferes Aspirante-a-Oficial-Aluno


Senegalese Army
Senegal-Army-OF-8.svg Senegal-Army-OF-7.svg Senegal-Army-OF-6.svg Senegal-Army-OF-5.svg Senegal-Army-OF-4.svg Senegal-Army-OF-3.svg Senegal-Army-OF-2.svg Senegal-Army-OF-1b.svg Senegal-Army-OF-1a.svg
Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant


Seychelles Infantry Unit[24]
Seychelles Army OF-06 (2018).svg Seychelles Army OF-05 (2018).svg Seychelles Army OF-04 (2018).svg Seychelles Army OF-03 (2018).svg Seychelles Army OF-02 (2018).svg Seychelles Army OF-01b (2018).svg Seychelles Army OF-01a (2018).svg Seychelles Army OF-D (2018).svg
Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer cadet


 Sierra Leone Army
Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer cadet


Somali National Army[25]
16-Somali Army-MG.svg 15-Somali Army-MG.svg 14-Somali Army-BG.svg 13-Somali Army-COL.svg 12-Somali Army-LTC.svg 11-Somali Army-MAJ.svg 10-Somali Army-CPT.svg 09-Somali Army-1LT.svg 08-Somali Army-2LT.svg
Lieutenant general
Sareeye Guud
Major general
Sareeye Gaas
Brigadier general
Sareeye Guuto
Colonel
Gashaanle Sare
Lieutenant colonel
Gashaanle Dhexe
Major
Gashaanle
Captain
Dhamme
First lieutenant
Laba Xídígle
Second lieutenant
Xídígle


 Somaliland National Army
Somaliland Army OF-8.svg Somaliland Army OF-7.svg Somaliland Army OF-6.svg Somaliland Army OF-5.svg Somaliland Army OF-4.svg Somaliland Army OF-3.svg Somaliland Army OF-2.svg Somaliland Army OF-1b.svg Somaliland Army OF-1a.svg
Lieutenant general
Sareeye Guud
Major general
Sareeye Gaas
Brigadier general
Sareeye Guuto
Colonel
Gashaanle Sare
Lieutenant colonel
Gashaanle Dhexe
Major
Gashaanle
Captain
Dhamme
First lieutenant
Laba Xídígle
Second lieutenant
Xídígle


 South African Army[26]
SAA-OF-9.svg SAA-OF-8.svg SAA-OF-7.svg SAA-OF-6.svg SAA-OF-5.svg SAA-OF-4.svg SAA-OF-3.svg SAA-OF-2.svg SAA-OF-1b.svg SAA-OF-1a.svg SAA-OF-(D).svg
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd lieutenant Candidate officer


 South Sudan Army
Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg
Field marshal General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant


 Sudanese Army[27]
Sudan Army - OF10.svg Sudan Army - OF09.svg Sudan Army - OF08.svg Sudan Army - OF07.svg Sudan Army - OF06.svg Sudan Army - OF05.svg Sudan Army - OF04.svg Sudan Army - OF03.svg Sudan Army - OF02.svg Sudan Army - OF01b.svg Sudan Army - OF01a.svg
مشیر
Mushir
فريق أول‎‎
Fariq 'awal
فريق
Fariq
لواء
Liwa
عميد
Amid
عقيد
Aqid
مقدم
Muqaddam
رائد
Ra'id
نقيب
Naqib
ملازم أول
Mulazim awwal
ملازم
Mulazim


Eswatini Army
Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg
Field marshal General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd lieutenant


Tanzanian Army
17-Tanzania Army-GEN.svg 16-Tanzania Army-LG.svg 15-Tanzania Army-MG.svg 14-Tanzania Army-BG.svg 13-Tanzania Army-COL.svg 12-Tanzania Army-LTC.svg 11-Tanzania Army-MAJ.svg 10-Tanzania Army-CPT.svg 09-Tanzania Army-1LT.svg 08-Tanzania Army-2LT.svg 07-Tanzania Army-OC.svg
Jenerali Luteni jenerali Meja jenerali Brigedia jenerali Kanali Luteni kanali Meja Kapteni Luteni Luteni usu Ofisa mteule


Togolese Army[28]
France-Army-OF-7 Sleeve.svg France-Army-OF-6 Sleeve.svg Togo-Army-OF-5.svg Togo-Army-OF-4.svg Togo-Army-OF-3.svg Togo-Army-OF-2.svg Togo-Army-OF-1b.svg Togo-Army-OF-1a.svg
Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant


 Tunisian Army[29]
Grade Terre tunisienne O10.png Grade Terre tunisienne O9.png Grade Terre tunisienne O8.png Grade Terre tunisienne O7.png Grade Terre tunisienne O6.png Grade Terre tunisienne O5.png Grade Terre tunisienne O4.png Grade Terre tunisienne O3.png Grade Terre tunisienne O2.png Grade Terre tunisienne O1.png
فريق أول
Fariq 'awal
فريق
Fariq
أمير لواء
'amir liwa'
عميد
Amid
عقيد
Aqid
مقدم
Muqaddam
رائد
Ra'id
نقيب
Naqib
ملازم أول
Mulazim awwal
ملازم
Mulazim
Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel-major Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant


 Ugandan Land Forces[30]
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General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant


 Zambian Army
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General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant


 Zimbabwe National Army
Zimbabwe-Army-OF-9.svg Zimbabwe-Army-OF-8.svg Zimbabwe-Army-OF-7.svg Zimbabwe-Army-OF-6.svg Zimbabwe-Army-OF-5.svg Zimbabwe-Army-OF-4.svg Zimbabwe-Army-OF-3.svg Zimbabwe-Army-OF-2.svg Zimbabwe-Army-OF-1b.svg Zimbabwe-Army-OF-1a.svg
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant


Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet

Warrant officers

Equivalent
NATO rank
WO-5 WO-4 WO-3 WO-2 WO-1
 South African Army
SAA-WO-5.svg SAA-WO-4.svg SAA-WO-3.svg SAA-WO-2.svg SAA-WO-1.svg
Master chief warrant officer Senior chief warrant officer Chief warrant officer Master warrant officer Senior warrant officer

See also

References

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