Military ranks of Panama

Summary

The Military ranks of Panama are the ranks used by the Panamanian Public Forces, which have some warfare capabilities.[1][2][3] Panama abolished its army in 1990, which was confirmed by a unanimous parliamentary vote for constitutional change in 1994.[4]

Current paramilitary ranks

Commissioned officer ranks

The rank insignia for Commissioned officers.

Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Panama Panamanian National Police[5]
Blank.svg Blank.svg Panamanian National Police OF-5.svg Panamanian National Police OF-4.svg Panamanian National Police OF-3.svg Panamanian National Police OF-2.svg Panamanian National Police OF-1b.svg Panamanian National Police OF-1a.svg
Comisionado Mayor Subcomisionado Mayor Comisionado Subcomisionado Mayor Capitán Teniente Subteniente


Panama National Aeronaval Service[6]
Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg
Director General Subdirector General Comisionado Subcomisionado Mayor Capitán Teniente Subteniente


Panama National Border Service[7]
Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg
Director General Subdirector General Comisionado Subcomisionado Mayor Capitán Teniente Subteniente


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

Other ranks

The rank insignia for Non-commissioned officers enlisted personnel.

Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Panama Panamanian National Police[5]
Panamanian National Police OR-7.svg Panamanian National Police OR-5.svg Panamanian National Police OR-4.svg Panamanian National Police OR-3.svg No insignia
Sargento primero Sargento segundo Cabo primero Cabo segundo Agente


Panama National Aeronaval Service[6]
Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg No insignia
Sargento primero Sargento segundo Cabo primero Cabo segundo Agente


Panama National Border Service[7]
Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg Blank.svg No insignia
Sargento primero Sargento segundo Cabo primero Cabo segundo Agente
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted

Historic ranks

Between 1968 and 1989, the Panama Defense Forces used these military ranks.

Commissioned officer ranks

The rank insignia for Commissioned officers.

Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Panama Panama Defense Forces[8]
Fuerzas Defensa de Panama OF-10 - General de Fuerzas.gif Fuerzas Defensa de Panama OF-9 - General de Ejército.gif Fuerzas Defensa de Panama OF-8 - General de Cuerpo.gif Fuerzas Defensa de Panama OF-7 - General de División.gif 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 fuerzas General de ejército General de cuerpo General de división General de brigada Coronel Teniente coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Subteniente

Other ranks

The rank insignia for Non-commissioned officers and enlisted personnel.

Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Panama Panama Defense Forces[8]
Fuerzas Defensa de Panama OR-6 - Sargento Primero.gif Fuerzas Defensa de Panama OR-5 - Sargento Segundo.gif Fuerzas Defensa de Panama OR-4 - Cabo Primero.gif Fuerzas Defensa de Panama OR-3 - Cabo Segundo.gif No insignia
Sargento de primera Sargento de segunda Cabo primero Cabo segundo Soldado raso
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted

References

  1. ^ "The Panama Defense Forces". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2008-02-27.
  2. ^ "CIA - The World Factbook". Cia.gov. Retrieved 2012-06-17.
  3. ^ "Panama military - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics, Political System". Photius.com. Retrieved 2012-06-17.
  4. ^ "Historia". www.policia.gob.pa (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  5. ^ a b Donadio, Marcela (2013). Public security index : Central America : Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama (PDF). Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires: es:Red de Seguridad y Defensa de América Latina. p. 145. ISBN 978-987-28638-6-9.
  6. ^ a b "DECRETO EJECUTIVO Nº 104" (PDF). Ministerio de Gobierno y Justicia de la República de Panamá. 13 May 2009. p. 20.
  7. ^ a b "REPÚBLICA DE PANAMÁ MINISTERIO DE GOBIERNO Y JUSTICIA DECRETO EJECUTIVO Nº 103" (PDF).
  8. ^ a b "POR LA CUAL SE DICTA LA LEY ORGANICA DE LAS FUERZAS DE DEFENSA DE LA REPUBLICA DE PANAMA" (PDF). Gaceta Oficial de la República de Panamá. 30 September 1983. pp. 15–16.

External links

  • Ropp, Steve C. (1989). "National Security". In Meditz, Sandra W.; Hanratty, Dennis M. (eds.). Panama: a country study (PDF). Area Handbook (4th ed.). Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. p. 240. LCCN 88600486. Retrieved 27 December 2021.
  • "Panama". uniforminsignia.org. The International Encyclopedia of Uniform Insignia. Retrieved 7 August 2021.