Naval ranks and insignia of the Russian Federation

Summary

The Navy of the Russian Federation inherited the ranks of the Soviet Navy, although the insignia and uniform were slightly altered. The navy predominantly uses naval-style ranks but also uses army-style ranks for some specialisations, including naval aviation, marine infantry, medical and legal.

Ranks and insignia - naval servicesEdit

OfficersEdit

The following table of navy ranks illustrates those of the Russian Federation. The English translation is given first, followed by the rank in Russian.[1]

Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
  Russian Navy[2]
                                           
Адмирал флота
Admiral flota
Адмирал
Admiral
Вице-адмирал
Vitse-admiral
Контр-адмирал
Contre-admiral
Капитан 1-го ранга
Kapitan 1-go ranga
Капитан 2-го ранга
Kapitan 2-go ranga
Капитан 3-го ранга
Kapitan 3-go ranga
Капитан-лейтенант
Kapitan-leytenant
Старший лейтенант
Starshey leytenant
Лейтенант
Leytenant
Младший лейтенант
Mladshiy leytenant
Курсант
Kursant

Warrant officers and ratingsEdit

Warrant officers[Note 1] and rates of the Russian Navy[1]

Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
  Russian Navy[2]
               
Старший мичман
Starshy michman
Мичман
Michman
Главный корабельный старшина
Glavny korabelny starshina
Главный старшина
Glavny starshina
Старшина 1 статьи
Starshina 1 statji
Старшина 2 статьи
Starshina 2 statji
Старший матрос
Starshy matros
Матрос
Matros

Ranks and insignia - ground and air services of the NavyEdit

The following tables illustrates the ranks of the Russian Federation's naval infantry and shore establishment services.

OfficersEdit

Commissioned officers of the Russian Navy - naval infantry, shore services and navy air force.[1]

Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
  Russia[Note 2]                    
                   
Генера́л-полко́вник
Generál-polkóvnik
Генера́л-лейтена́нт
Generál-leytenánt
Генера́л-майо́р
Generál-mayór
Полко́вник
Polkóvnik
Подполко́вник
Podpolkóvnik
Майо́р
Majór
Kапита́н
Kapitán
Старший лейтена́нт
Stárshiy leytenánt
Лейтенант
Leytenant
Mла́дший лейтена́нт
Mládshiy leytenánt
Курсант
Kursant

Warrant officers and other ranksEdit

Warrant officers[Note 3] and other ranks of the Russian Navy - naval infantry, shore services and navy air force.[1]

Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
  Russia[Note 2]                
               
Ста́рший пра́порщик
Stárshiy práporshchik
Пра́порщик
Práporshchyk
Старшина́
Starshyná
Ста́рший сержа́нт
Stárshiy serzhánt
Сержа́нт
Serzhánt
Мла́дший сержа́нт
Mládshiy serzhánt
Старший матрос
Stárshiy matros
Матрос
Matros

Rank titles are sometimes modified due to a particular assignment, branch or status:

  • The ranks of servicemen assigned to a "guards" unit, formation or ship are preceded by the word “guards”;
  • The ranks of servicemen in the legal, medical and veterinary branches are followed by “of justice”, “of the medical service”, and “of the veterinary service”, respectively;
  • The ranks of servicemen in the reserve or in retirement are followed by “of the reserve” or “in retirement”, respectively;
  • The rank descriptor "of aviation" was officially abolished but is still commonly used, common use of it, however, is being phrased out.

Rank insignia of civilian personnelEdit

 
Rank insignia of civilian sea-going personnel of the Russian Navy.[5]

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  • Federal Law No. 58-FZ from March 12, 1998 "On military duty and military service" (in Russian)
  • Presidential Decree No. 531 from May 8, 2005 "On military uniform, rank insignia of the servicemen and state bodies' rank insignia" (in Russian)
  • Naval insignia on Uniforminsignia.net
  • Russian military

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Warrant officer ranks may be abolished soon[3] but the abolition began in 2009 in accordance with defense regulations, which were reversed in 2013
  2. ^ a b Parade dress uniform colours (black on gold) are the reverse of the duty uniform.
  3. ^ Warrant officer ranks may be abolished soon[4] but the abolition began in 2009 in accordance with defense regulations, which were reversed in 2013

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Addenda to the Decree of the President of Russian Federation #531 Archived 2008-06-08 at the Wayback Machine, Krasnaya Zvezda, 19 May 2005
  2. ^ a b Приказ Министра обороны Российской Федерации от 09.10.2020 № 525 (Зарегистрирован 16.11.2020 № 60927) (in Russian). publication.pravo.gov.ru/. 17 November 2020. pp. 320–323. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  3. ^ Вооруженные силы РФ останутся без прапорщиков, retrieved 15 November 2008.
  4. ^ Вооруженные силы РФ останутся без прапорщиков, retrieved 15 November 2008.
  5. ^ Приказ Минобороны РФ от 27.06.2019 N 340 Retrieved 2021-02-23.