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 services

Officers

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 National rank General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
 Russian Navy
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Fleet admiral
Адмирал флота
Admiral
Адмирал
Vice admiral
Вице-адмирал
Counter admiral
Контр-адмирал
Captain 1st rank
Капитан 1-го ранга
Captain 2nd rank
Капитан 2-го ранга
Captain 3rd rank
Капитан 3-го ранга
Captain lieutenant
Капитан-лейтенант
Senior lieutenant
Старший лейтенант
Lieutenant
Лейтенант
Junior lieutenant
Младший лейтенант
Kursant
Курсант

Warrant officers and ratings

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

Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
 Russian Navy
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Senior michman
Старший мичман
Michman
Мичман
Glavny starshina of the ship
Главный корабельный старшина
Glavny starshina
Главный старшина
Starshina 1st stage
Старшина 1 статьи
Starshina 2nd class
Старшина 2 статьи
Starshiy matros
Старший матрос
Seaman
Матрос

Ranks and insignia - ground and air services of the Navy

Officers

The following table illustrates the ranks of the Russian Federation's naval infantry and shore establishment services. The English translation appears first, followed by the rank in Russian.

Commissioned officers of the Russian Navy - ground and air services and support commands[1]

Rank group National rank General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
Russia Russia[Note 2] No equivalent
Colonel General Lieutenant General Major General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major 14 - Captain.png 13 - Senior Lieutenant.png 12 - Lieutenant.png 11 - Junior Lieutenant.png
Colonel general
(Генера́л-полко́вник)
Lieutenant general
(Генера́л-лейтена́нт)
Major general
(Генера́л-майо́р)
Colonel
(Полко́вник)
Lieutenant colonel
(Подполко́вник)
Major
(Майо́р)
Captain
(Капита́н)
Senior lieutenant
(Старший лейтенант)
Lieutenant
(Лейтенант)
Junior lieutenant
(Младший лейтенант)

Warrant officers and other ranks

Warrant officers[Note 3] and other ranks of the shore services of the Russian Navy[1]

Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
Russia Russia[Note 2] RAF N W2-StMichm 2010–.svg RAF N W1-Michm 2010–.svg 7 - Master Sergeant.png 6 - Senior Sergeant.png 5 - Sergeant.png 4 - Junior Sergeant.png 3 - Senior Seaman.png No equivalent
2 - Seaman.png
Senior warrant officer
Старший прапорщик
Warrant officer
Прапорщик
Master sergeant
Старшина[Note 4]
Senior sergeant
Старший сержант
Sergeant
Сержант
Junior sergeant
Младший сержант[Note 5]
Senior seaman
Старший матрос
Seaman
Матрос

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 personnel

Rank insignia of civilian sea-going personnel of the Russian Navy.[4]

See also

External links

  • 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

Notes

  1. ^ Warrant officer ranks may be abolished soon[2] 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[3] but the abolition began in 2009 in accordance with defense regulations, which were reversed in 2013
  4. ^ Equivalent of Major sergeant
  5. ^ Equivalent of corporal

References

  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. ^ Вооруженные силы РФ останутся без прапорщиков, retrieved 15 November 2008.
  3. ^ Вооруженные силы РФ останутся без прапорщиков, retrieved 15 November 2008.
  4. ^ Приказ Минобороны РФ от 27.06.2019 N 340 Retrieved 2021-02-23.