Comparative army officer ranks of the Americas

Summary

Rank comparison chart of all armies and land forces of North and South American states.

Officers

Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda Regiment[1]
13.RABDF-COL.svg 12.RABDF-LTC.svg 11.RABDF-MAJ.svg 10.RABDF-CAPT.svg 09.RABDF-1LT.svg 08.RABDF-2LT.svg Blank.svg
Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer cadet


 Argentine Army[2]
Argentina-Army-OF-9.svg Argentina-Army-OF-8.svg Argentina-Army-OF-7.svg Argentina-Army-OF-6.svg Argentina-Army-OF-5.svg Argentina-Army-OF-4.svg Argentina-Army-OF-3.svg Argentina-Army-OF-2.svg Argentina-Army-OF-1a.svg Argentina-Army-OF-1b.svg Argentina-Army-OF-(D).svg
Teniente general General de división General de brigada Coronel mayor Coronel Teniente coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente primero Teniente Subteniente


The Bahamas Bahamas No army


Barbados Barbados Regiment
14.BDF-MG.svg 13.BDF-BG.svg 12.BDF-COL.svg 11.BDF-LTC.svg 10.BDF-MAJ.svg 09.BDF-CAPT.svg 08.BDF-1LT.svg 07.BDF-2LT.svg Barbados Army OF-(D).svg
Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer cadet


Belize Defence Force
Major-General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet
Major-general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer cadet


 Bolivian Army[3]
General Ejército EB Pecho General Division EB Pecho General Brigada EB Pecho Coronel Ejército EB Pecho Teniente Coronel Ejército EB Pecho Mayor Ejército EB Pecho Capitan Ejército EB Pecho Teniente Ejército EB Pecho Subteniente Ejército EB Pecho
General de ejército General de división General de brigada Coronel Teniente coronel Mayor Captáin Teniente Subteniente


 Brazilian Army[4]
Marshal Army General Divisional General Brigade General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Aspirant Officer CAD-AMAN4.png
Marechal General de exército General de divisão General de brigada Coronel Tenente-coronel Major Capitão Primeiro tenente Segundo tenente Aspirante a oficial Cadete/Aluno


 Canadian Army[5]
Canadian Army OF-9.svg Canadian Army OF-8.svg Canadian Army OF-7.svg Canadian Army OF-6.svg Canadian Army OF-5.svg Canadian Army OF-4.svg Canadian Army OF-3.svg Canadian Army OF-2.svg Canadian Army OF-1b.svg Canadian Army OF-1a.svg Canadian Army OF (D).svg
General Lieutenant-general Major-general Brigadier-general Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer cadet
Général Lieutenant-général Major-général Brigadier-général Colonel Lieutenant-colonel Major Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant Élève-officier


 Chilean Army[6]
Army General Divisional General Brigade General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Sub-Lieutenant Ensign
General de ejército General de división General de brigada Brigadier Coronel Teniente coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Subteniente Alférez Cadete


 Colombian National Army[7]
Colombia-Army-OF-9.svg Colombia-Army-OF-7.svg Colombia-Army-OF-6.svg Colombia-Army-OF-5.svg Colombia-Army-OF-4.svg Colombia-Army-OF-3.svg Colombia-Army-OF-2.svg Colombia-Army-OF-1b.svg Colombia-Army-OF-1a.svg
General de ejercito Mayor general Brigadier general Coronel Teniente coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Subteniente


Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Costa Rica Costa Rica No army


 Cuban Revolutionary Army[8]
Cuba-Army-OF-9b.svg Cuba-Army-OF-8.svg Cuba-Army-OF-7.svg Cuba-Army-OF-6.svg Cuba-Army-OF-5b.svg Cuba-Army-OF-5.svg Cuba-Army-OF-4.svg Cuba-Army-OF-3.svg Cuba-Army-OF-2.svg Cuba-Army-OF-1c.svg Cuba-Army-OF-1b.svg Cuba-Army-OF-1a.svg
General de ejército General de cuerpo de ejército General de división General de brigada Primer coronel Coronel Teniente coronel Mayor Capitán Primer teniente Teniente Subteniente


Dominica Dominica No army


 Dominican Army[9]
Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet
Teniente general Mayor general General de brigada Coronel Teniente coronel Mayor Capitán Primer teniente Segundo teniente Cadete


 Ecuadorian Army[10]
17.ECA-GEN.svg 16.ECA-MG.svg 15.ECA-BG.svg 14.ECA-COL.svg 13.ECA-LTC.svg 12.ECA-MAJ.svg 11.ECA-CAPT.svg 10.ECA-1LT.svg 09.ECA-2LT.svg
General de ejército General de división General de brigada Coronel Teniente coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Subteniente


 Salvadoran Army[11]
E 4 17 GD.png E 4 16 GB.png El-Salvador-Army-OF-5.svg El-Salvador-Army-OF-4.svg El-Salvador-Army-OF-3.svg El-Salvador-Army-OF-2.svg El-Salvador-Army-OF-1b.svg El-Salvador-Army-OF-1a.svg
General de división General de brigada Coronel Teniente coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Subteniente


Grenada Grenada No army


 Guatemalan Army[12]
Guatemala-army-OF-9.svg Guatemala-army-OF-8.svg Guatemala-army-OF-7.svg Guatemala-army-OF-6.svg Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major First Captain Second Captain First Lieutenant Sub-Lieutenant
Ministro de defensa nacional General jefe de estado mayor General de división General de brigada Coronel Teniente coronel Mayor Capitán primero Capitán segundo Teniente Subteniente


Guyana Army[13]
Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Commander in Chief rank insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Minister of Defence rank insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Major General rank insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Brigadier rank insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Colonel rank insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Lt Colonel rank insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Major rank insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Captain rank insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Lieutenant rank insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) 2nd Lieutenant rank insignia.svg Guyana-Army-OF-1a.svg Guyana-Army-OF-(D).svg
Commander-in-Chief Minister of Defence Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Ensign Officer Cadet


Haitian Army
Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg


Honduran Army[14]
HON-army-OF-7.svg HON-army-OF-6.svg HON-army-OF-5.svg HON-army-OF-4.svg HON-army-OF-3.svg HON-army-OF-2.svg HON-army-OF-1b.svg HON-army-OF-1a.svg
General de división General de brigada Coronel Teniente coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Subteniente


Jamaican Army[15]
Jamaica-Army-OF-8 (new).svg Jamaica-Army-OF-7 (new).svg Jamaica-Army-OF-6 (new).svg Jamaica-Army-OF-5 (new).svg Jamaica-Army-OF-4 (new).svg Jamaica-Army-OF-3 (new).svg Jamaica-Army-OF-2.svg Jamaica-Army-OF-1b.svg Jamaica-Army-OF-1a.svg Jamaica-Army-OF-(D).svg
Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer Cadet


 Mexican Army[16]
General Division General Brigade General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major First Captain Second Captain First Lieutenant Sub-Lieutenant
Secretario de la defensa nacional General de división General de brigada General brigadier Coronel Teniente coronel Mayor Capitán primero Capitán segundo Teniente Subteniente


Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
 Nicaraguan Army[17]
Army general Major General Brigade General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Lieutenant
General de ejército Mayor general General de brigada Coronel Teniente coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente primero Teniente


Panama Panama No army


 Paraguayan Army[18]
Paraguay-Army-OF-9.svg Paraguay-Army-OF-8.svg Paraguay-Army-OF-7.svg Paraguay-Army-OF-5.svg Paraguay-Army-OF-4.svg Paraguay-Army-OF-3.svg Paraguay-Army-OF-2.svg Paraguay-Army-OF-1b.svg Paraguay-Army-OF-1a.svg Blank.svg
General de ejército General de división General de brigada Coronel Teniente coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente primero Teniente Subteniente


 Peruvian Army[19]
Peru-Army-OF-10.svg Army General Divisional General Brigade General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Sub-Lieutenant Blank.svg
Gran Mariscal del Perú General de ejército General de división General de brigada Coronel Teniente coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Subteniente Cadete EMC


SKN Regiment[20]
Lieutenant-Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet
Lieutenant-colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer Cadet


Saint Lucia Saint Lucia No army


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines No army


Suriname Army
Nl-landmacht-brigade generaal.svg Nl-landmacht-kolonel.svg Nl-landmacht-luitenant kolonel.svg Nl-landmacht-majoor.svg Nl-landmacht-kapitein ritmeester.svg Nl-landmacht-eerste luitenant.svg Nl-landmacht-tweede luitenant.svg Nl-landmacht-vaandrig.svg
Brigade-generaal Kolonel Luitenant-kolonel Majoor Kapitein/
Ritmeester
1e Luitenant 2e Luitenant Vaandrig/
Kornet


 Trinidad and Tobago Regiment[21]
TaT-Army-OF-7.svg TaT-Army-OF-6.svg TaT-Army-OF-5.svg TaT-Army-OF-4.svg TaT-Army-OF-3.svg TaT-Army-OF-2.svg TaT-Army-OF-1b.svg TaT-Army-OF-1a.svg TaT-Army-OF-(D).svg
Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer cadet


 United States Army[22]
General of the Army General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant Various
General of the Army General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant Cadet / Officer candidate


 National Army of Uruguay[23]
Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg
General de ejército Teniente general Mayor general Coronel Teniente coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente primero Teniente segundo Alférez


 Venezuelan Army[24][25][26]
GJEJB-GNB.png MGEJB-GNB.png GDEJB-GNB.png GBEJB-GNB.png CNELEJB-GNB.png TCNELEJB-GNB.png MAYEJB-GNB.png CAPEJB-GNB.png PTTEEJB-GNB.png TTEEJB-GNB.png
General en jefe Mayor general General de division General de brigada Coronel Teniente coronel Mayor Capitán Primer teniente Teniente


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

Warrant officers (WO1–CW5)

Warrant officers (WOs) and chief warrant officers (CWOs) in the US military rank below officers but above officer candidates and enlisted servicemen. The first warrant officer rank, WO1 does not have a "commission" associated with it, instead having a "warrant" from the secretary of the army. Warrant officers are allowed the same courtesies as a commissioned officer, but may have some restrictions on their duties that are reserved for commissioned officers. Warrant officers usually receive a commission once they are promoted to chief warrant officer 2 (CW2), but are usually not referred to as "commissioned officers". WO1s may be and sometimes are appointed by commission as stated in title 10USC.

Equivalent
NATO rank
WO-5 WO-4 WO-3 WO-2 WO-1
 Peruvian Army
EP TECSUPGRAL EJTO.png EP TECJEFESUP.png EP TECJEFE.png EP TEC1RA.png EP TEC2DA.png EP TEC3RA.png
Técnico superior general del ejército Técnico jefe superior Técnico jefe Técnico primero Técnico segundo Técnico tercero


 United States Army
US-Army-CW5.svg US-Army-CW4.svg US-Army-CW3.svg US-Army-CW2.svg US-Army-WO1.svg
Chief warrant officer 5 Chief warrant officer 4 Chief warrant officer 3 Chief warrant officer 2 Warrant officer 1


 Venezuelan Army
EjMaestroTecnicoSupervisor.png EjMaestroTecnicoMayor.png EjMaestroTecnico1ra.png EjMaestroTecnico2da.png EjMaestroTecnico3ra.png
Maestro técnico supervisor Maestro técnico mayor Maestro técnico de primera Maestro técnico de segunda Maestro técnico de tercera
Equivalent
NATO rank
WO-5 WO-4 WO-3 WO-2 WO-1

See also

References

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