Comparative navy enlisted ranks of the Commonwealth

Summary

Rank comparison chart of naval forces of Commonwealth of Nations states.

Enlisted

Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
 Antigua and Barbuda Navy[1]
Antigua and Barbuda Navy OR-9.svg British Royal Marines OR-8.svg British Royal Navy OR-7.svg British Royal Navy OR-6.svg British Royal Navy OR-4.svg Antigua and Barbuda-Navy-OR-2.svg
Master chief petty officer class 1 Master chief petty officer class 2 Chief petty officer Petty officer Leading seaman Able seaman


 Australia Navy[2]
Warrant Officer of the Navy Warrant Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer Leading Seaman Able Seaman Seaman
Warrant Officer of the Navy Warrant officer Chief petty officer Petty officer Leading seaman Able seaman Seaman


 Bahamas Navy[3]
Bahamas-Navy-OR-9.svg Bahamas-Navy-OR-7.svg Bahamas-Navy-OR-6.svg Bahamas-Navy-OR-4.svg Bahamas-Navy-OR-2.svg No insignia
Force chief petty officer Chief petty officer Petty officer Leading marine Able marine Marine


 Bangladesh Navy[4]
Bangladesh-Navy-OR-9.svg 04.BNF-MCPO.svg 03.BNF-CPO.svg 02.BNF-PO.svg 01.BNF-LSM.svg No insignia No insignia
Master chief petty officer Senior chief petty officer Chief petty officer Petty officer Leading seaman Able seaman Ordinary seaman


 Barbados Navy
Barbados Coast Guard OR9.png Barbados Coast Guard OR8.svg Barbados Coast Guard OR7.png Barbados Coast Guard OR6.png Barbados Coast Guard OR4.png Barbados Coast Guard OR2.png No insignia
Master chief petty officer class 1 Master chief petty officer class 2 Chief petty officer Petty officer Leading seaman Able seaman Seaman


Belize Coast Guard
Belize CG OR-9.svg Belize CG OR-8.svg Belize CG OR-7.svg Belize CG OR-6.svg Belize CG OR-5.svg Belize CG OR-4.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg
Master chief petty officer Senior chief petty officer Chief petty officer Petty officer first class Petty officer second class Petty officer third class Seaman Seaman apprentice


Botswana Botswana No navy


 Brunei Navy[5]
08.RBrLF-FSGM.svg 06.RBrN-WO1.svg 05.RBrN-WO2.svg 04.RBrN-SSG.svg 03.RBrN-SGT.svg
02.RBrN-CPL.svg 01.RBrN-LCPL.svg No insignia
Sarjan Mejar
(Jawatan)
Pegawai Waran 1 Pegawai Waran 2 Bintara Kanan Bintara Laskar Kanan Laskar Muda
Navy Sergeant major
(Appointment)
Warrant officer 1 Warrant office 2 Chief petty officer Petty officer Leading hand Able rate Private
(or equivalent)


 Cameroon Navy
Cameroon-Navy-OR-9.svg Cameroon-Navy-OR-8.svg Cameroon-Navy-OR-6.svg Cameroon-Navy-OR-5.svg Cameroon-Navy-OR-4.svg Cameroon-Navy-OR-3.svg Cameroon-Navy-OR-2.svg Cameroon-Navy-OR-1.svg
Maître principal Premier maître Maître Second-maître Quartier-maître de 1ère classe Quartier-maître de 2ème classe Matelot de 1ère classe Matelot


 Canada Navy[6]
Canadian RCN OR-10.svg Canadian RCN OR-9c.svg Canadian RCN OR-9b.svg Canadian RCN OR-9a.svg Canadian RCN OR-8.svg Canadian RCN OR-7.svg Canadian RCN OR-6.svg
Canadian RCN OR-5.svg Canadian RCN OR-4.svg Canadian RCN OR-3.svg Canadian RCN OR-2.svg
Canadian Forces
chief warrant officer
Command chief petty officer 1st class Senior appointment
chief petty officer 1st class
Chief petty officer 1st class Chief petty officer 2nd class Petty officer 1st class Petty officer 2nd class Master sailor Sailor 1st class Sailor 2nd class Sailor 3rd class
Adjudant-chef
des Forces canadiennes
Premier maître de 1re classe du commandement Premier maître de 1re classe – nomination supérieure Premier maître de 1re classe Premier maître de 2e classe Maître de 1re classe Maître de 2e classe Matelot-chef Matelot de 1re classe Matelot de 2e classe Matelot de 3e classe


 Cyprus Navy[7]
Cyprus-Navy-OR-9a.svgGR-Navy-Ανθυπασπιστής-sleeve.svg Cyprus-Navy-OR-8.svg Cyprus-Navy-OR-7.svg Cyprus-Navy-OR-6.svg Cyprus-Navy-OR-5.svg Cyprus-Navy-OR-6c.svg Cyprus-Navy-OR-4c.svg Blank.svg Arm/corps insignia only
Ανθυπασπιστής
Anthypaspistís
Αρχικελευστής
Archikelefstís
Επικελευστής
Epikelefstís
Κελευστής
Kelefstís
Έφεδρος Κελευστής
Éfedros Kelefstís
Δίοπος
Díopos
Υποδίοπος
Ypodíopos
Ναύτης
Náftis


Dominica Dominica No navy


 Fiji Navy
British Royal Marines OR-9.svg British Royal Marines OR-8.svg British Royal Navy OR-7.svg British Royal Navy OR-6.svg British Royal Navy OR-4.svg No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Chief petty officer Petty officer Leading seaman Ordinary seaman


 Ghana Navy
04.Ghana Navy-CPO.svg 03.Ghana Navy-PO1.svg 02.Ghana Navy-PO2.svg 01.Ghana Navy-LSM.svg No insignia No insignia
Chief petty officer Petty officer first class Petty officer second class Leading Seaman Able seaman Ordinary Seaman


Grenada Grenada No navy


Guyana Coast Guard
Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg
British Royal Navy OR-4.svg 01-Tanzania Navy-LCPL.svg
Fleet chief petty officer Chief petty officer Senior petty officer Petty officer Leading seaman Able seaman


 India Navy[8]
India-Navy-OR-9.svg India-Navy-OR-8.svg India-Navy-OR-7.svg PO Indian Navy.svg Leading Seaman Indian Navy.svg No insignia
Master chief petty officer 1st class Master chief petty officer 2nd class Chief petty officer Petty officer Leading seaman Ordinary seaman
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
 Jamaican Coast Guard[9]
Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Jamaica-Navy-OR-8b.png Jamaica-Navy-OR-8a.png Jamaica-Navy-OR-7.svg Jamaica-Navy-OR-6.svg British Royal Navy OR-4.svg Kenya-AirForce-OR-3.svg No insignia
Master chief petty officer 1 Master chief petty officer Chief petty officer Petty officer Leading seaman Able seaman Ordinary seaman


 Kenya Navy
Blank.svg Kenya-AirForce-OR-8.png Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Senior Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Private
(or equivalent)


Kiribati Kiribati No navy


Lesotho Lesotho No navy


 Malaysia Navy[10]
Malaysia-Navy-OR-9 New.svg Malaysia-Navy-OR-8 New.svg Malaysia-Navy-OR-7 New.svg Malaysia-Navy-OR-6 New.svg Malaysia-Navy-OR-4 New.svg Malaysia-Navy-OR-3 New.svg Malaysia-Navy-OR-2 New.svg No insignia
Pegawai waran I Pegawai waran II Bintara Kanan Bintara Muda Laskar Kanan Laskar Kelas I Laskar Kelas II Perajurit Muda
Warrant officer class I Warrant officer class II Chief petty officer Petty officer Leading rate Able rate Junior able rate Seaman recruit


 Maritime Squadron of Malta[11]
Malta-navy-OR-9.svg Malta-navy-OR-8.svg Malta-navy-OR-7.svg Malta-navy-OR-6.svg
Malta-navy-OR-4.svg Malta-navy-OR-3.svg No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Bombadier Lance Bombadier Gunner
(or equivalent)


Mauritius Mauritius No navy


Mozambique Naval Command
Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg
Intendente Primeiro-sargento Segundo-sargento Primeiro-cabo Segundo-cabo Marinheiro


 Namibian Navy[12]
06-Namibia Navy-WO1.svg 05-Namibia Navy-WO2.svg 04-Namibia Navy-CPO.svg 03-Namibia Navy-PO.svg 02-Namibia Navy-LS.svg 01-Namibia Navy-AB.svg No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Chief petty officer Petty officer Leading seaman Able seaman Seaman


Namibian Marine Corps
06-Namibia Navy-WO1.svg 05-Namibia Navy-WO2.svg 04-Namibia Navy-CPO.svg 03-Namibia Navy-PO.svg 02-Namibia Navy-LS.svg 01-Namibia Navy-AB.svg No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Chief petty officer Petty officer Leading seaman Able seaman Seaman


Nauru Nauru No navy


 New Zealand Navy[13]
Warrant officer Chief petty officer Petty officer Leading hand Able rate Ordinary rate
Warrant officer Chief petty officer Petty officer Leading hand Able rate Ordinary rate


 Nigeria Navy[14]
Blank.svg Coat of arms of Nigeria.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg British Royal Navy OR-4.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg No insignia
Navy Warrant Officer Master Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Petty officer Leading seaman Able seaman Seaman Ordinary seaman


 Pakistan Navy
10 Pakistan Navy.svg 9 Pakistan Navy.svg 7 Pakistan Navy.svg 6 Pakistan Navy.svg British Royal Navy OR-4.svg Blank.svg No insignia
Master chief petty officer
ماسٹر چیف پیٹی آفیسر
Fleet chief petty officer
فلیٹ چیف پیٹی آفیسر
Chief petty officer
چیف پیٹی آفیسر
Petty officer
چھوٹا افسر
Leading seaman
معروف سی مین
Able seaman
قابل ملاح
Ordinary seaman
عام سی مین


 Papua New Guinea Navy
PNG Maritime OR-9.svg PNG Maritime OR-7.svg PNG Maritime OR-6.svg PNG Maritime OR-4.svg PNG Maritime OR-2.svg No insignia
Warrant officer Chief petty officer Petty officer Leading seaman Able seaman Seaman


Rwanda Rwanda No navy
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Saint Lucia Saint Lucia No navy


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines No navy


Samoa Samoa No navy


Seychelles Coast Guard[15]
Seychelles Coast Guard OR-09 (2018).svg Seychelles Coast Guard OR-08 (2018).svg Seychelles Coast Guard OR-07 (2018).svg Seychelles Coast Guard OR-06 (2018).svg Seychelles Coast Guard OR-04 (2018).svg Seychelles Coast Guard OR-03 (2018).svg No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
(or equivalent)


 Sierra Leone Navy
Blank.svg Blank.svg Sierra Leone-Navy-OR-7.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg
Chief petty officer


 Singapore Navy[16]
Army-SGP-OR-6b.svg Army-SGP-OR-6a.svg Army-SGP-OR-5c.svg Army-SGP-OR-5b.svg Army-SGP-OR-5a.svg Army-SGP-OR-4b.svg Army-SGP-OR-4a.svg Army-SGP-OR-3.svg Army-SGP-OR-2.svg 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 Solomon Islands No army


 South Africa Navy[17]
SAA-OR-9.svg SAA-OR-8.svg SAN-Navy-OR-7.svg SAN-Navy-OR-6.svg British Royal Navy OR-4.svg Trinidad and Tobago-Navy-OR-2.svg Blank.svg
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Chief petty officer Petty officer Leading seaman Able seaman Seaman


 Sri Lanka Navy[18]
Sri Lanka-Navy-OR-9.svg Sri Lanka-Navy-OR-8.svg Sri Lanka-Navy-OR-7.svg Sri Lanka-Navy-OR-6.svg Sri Lanka-Navy-OR-4.svg No insignia No insignia
Master chief petty officer Fleet chief petty officer Chief petty officer Petty officer Leading seaman Able seaman Seaman recruit


Eswatini Swaziland No navy


 Tanzania Navy
06-Tanzania Navy-WO1.svg 05-Tanzania Navy-WO2.svg 04-Tanzania Navy-SSG.svg 03-Tanzania Navy-SGT.svg 02-Tanzania Navy-CPL.svg 01-Tanzania Navy-LCPL.svg No insignia
Warrant Officer Class 1
Afisa Mteule Daraja la Kwanza
Warrant Officer Class 2
Afisa Mteule Daraja la Pili
Chief petty officer
Sajinitaji
Petty officer, first class
Sajenti
Petty officer, second class
Koplo
Leading seaman
Koplo Usu
Seaman


 Tonga Navy[19]
Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private


 Trinidad and Tobago Navy[20]
Trinidad and Tobago-Navy-OR-9.svg Trinidad & Tobago-Navy-OR-7.svg Trinidad & Tobago-Navy-OR-6.svg British Royal Navy OR-4.svg No insignia No insignia
Fleet chief petty officer Chief petty officer Petty officer Leading seaman Able seaman Ordinary seaman


Tuvalu Tuvalu No navy


Uganda Uganda No navy


 United Kingdom Navy[21]
British Royal Navy OR-9.svg British Royal Navy OR-8.svg British Royal Navy OR-7.svg British Royal Navy OR-6.svg
British Royal Navy OR-4.svg British Royal Navy OR-2.svg
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Chief petty officer Petty officer Leading rate Able rate


 Corps of Royal Marines[22]
British Corps Regimental Sergeant Major.svg British Royal Marines OR-9.svg British Royal Marines OR-8.svg British Royal Marines OR-7.svg British Royal Marines OR-6.svg
British Royal Marines OR-4.svg British Royal Marines OR-3.svg No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Colour sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Marine


Vanuatu Vanuatu Maritime Wing
Vanuatu Police Maritime Wing OR-7.svg Vanuatu Police Maritime Wing OR-6.svg Vanuatu Police Maritime Wing OR-4.svg Vanuatu Police Maritime Wing OR-1.svg Vanuatu Police OR-0.svg
Senior sergeant
Long sajen
Sergeant
Sajen
Corporal
Kofol
Constable
Polis
Recruit
Rikrut


Zambia Zambia No navy
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted

See also

Footnotes

  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. ^ "ENLISTED RATES". rbdf.gov.bs. Royal Bahamas Defence Force. Retrieved 14 January 2021.
  4. ^ Bangladesh Navy. "Rank of Navy & Equivalent Rank". navy.mil.bd. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Admiralty Ranks". navy.mindef.gov.bn. Royal Brunei Navy. Retrieved 1 September 2021.
  6. ^ "Ranks and appointment". canada.ca. Government of Canada. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  7. ^ "Βαθμοί" [Ranks]. army.gov.cy (in Greek). Cypriot National Guard. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Ranks & Insignia". Join Indian Navy. Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  9. ^ "BADGES OF RANK". Official Jamaica Defence Force Website. 2019. Archived from the original on 20 August 2020. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  10. ^ "RMN other ranks". navy.mil.my. Royal Malaysian Navy. Retrieved 11 July 2021.
  11. ^ "Rank Insignia". afm.gov.mt. Armed Forces of Malta. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  12. ^ "Government Notice" (PDF). Government Gazette of the Republic of Namibia. Vol. 4547. 20 August 2010. pp. 99–102. Retrieved 20 December 2021.
  13. ^ "Badges of Rank". nzdf.mil.nz. New Zealand Defence Force. Archived from the original on 3 July 2020. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ "Rank structure". spdf.sc. Seychelles People's Defence Forces. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  16. ^ "SAF Rank Insignias". mindef.gov.sg. Ministry of Defence (Singapore). Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  17. ^ "Rank Insignia". navy.mil.za. Department of Defence (South Africa). Archived from the original on 18 May 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  18. ^ "Branches/ Ranks". navy.lk. Sri Lanka Navy. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  19. ^ "Tonga Defence Services (Amendment) Regulations 2009" (PDF). Tonga Government Gazette Supplement Extraordinary. 5: 151–153. 10 May 2010. Retrieved 26 September 2021.
  20. ^ "Rank Chart (Enlisted)". 69.0.195.188. Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  21. ^ "Shaping your career". royalnavy.mod.uk. Royal Navy. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  22. ^ "RM Officers & Other Ranks Badges of Rank". Royal Navy website. Archived from the original on 2008-10-07. Retrieved 2008-10-05.