Military ranks of Guyana

Summary

The Military ranks of Guyana are the military insignia used by the Guyana Defence Force. Being a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, Guyana shares a rank structure similar to that of the United Kingdom.[1]

Commissioned officer ranks

The rank insignia of commissioned officers.

Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Guyana Army[2]
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


Guyana Coast Guard
Guyana Rear Admiral Insignia.svg 11-Indian Navy-CDRE.svg 10-Indian Navy-CAPT.svg 09-Indian Navy-CDR.svg 08-Indian Navy-LCDR.svg 07-Indian Navy-LT.svg 08-Namibia Navy-LTJG.svg 06-Indian Navy-SLT.svg 07.RNO-MIDN.svg
Rear admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant commander Lieutenant Lieutenant Junior Grade Sub
lieutenant
Midshipman


Guyana Air Corps
Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Air Corps Lt Colonel rank insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Air Corps Major rank insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Air Corps Captain rank insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Air Corps Lieutenant rank insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Air Corps 2nd Lieutenant rank insignia.svg
Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Officer Cadet


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

Former insignia

Rank group General/flag officers
Army Guyana-Army-OF-8.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Brigadier General rank insignia.svg
Lieutenant general Brigadier general

Other ranks

The rank insignia of non-commissioned officers and enlisted personnel.

Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Guyana Army[2]
Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Warrant Officer 1 insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Warrant Officer 2 insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) OR-8a.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Staff Sergeant insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Sergeant insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Corporal insignia.svg Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Lance Corporal insignia.svg No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
(or equivalent)


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


Guyana Air Corps

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

References

  1. ^ Simmons, Christopher S. (1993). "Guyana: National Security". In Merrill, Tim (ed.). Guyana and Belize: a country study. Area Handbook (2nd ed.). Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. p. 137. LCCN 93010956. Retrieved 13 December 2021.
  2. ^ a b Merrill, Tim (1993). Guyana and Belize: country studies. Library of Congress. p. 138. LCCN 93010956. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  • Granger, David (1975). "Chapter 1:THE COLONIAL HERITAGE: 1878 – 1964". The New Road – a short history of the establishment of the Guyana Defence Force. Guyana Defence Force. ASIN B0007CC6HG.

External links

  • "Guyana". uniforminsignia.org. The International Encyclopedia of Uniform Insignia. Retrieved 13 December 2021.