Romanian Armed Forces ranks and insignia

Summary

The Romanian Armed Forces ranks and insignia are the military insignia used by the Romanian Armed Forces.

Branch colors in the Romanian Armed Forces

The colors depend on the service branch (armă, literally "weapon") the bearer is a member of. They show on the shoulder slides which hold the rank insignia, on the band of combination caps, and on collar insignia. Because many different branches share a color (for example black or light blue), each branch has distinctive branch insignia (semne de armă), which is worn next to the rank insignia on the shoulder slides. Other militarized institutions, such as the Romanian Gendarmerie and the Military Firefighters Corps, also have branch insignia worn in the same way.

Service branch Colour
Marshals (all branches)
RLF Generals except Military Medicine and Military Justice
Infantry
Military Music
Red
ROAF (all staff)
Paratroopers
Radar Troops
Light blue
RNF (all staff)
Artillery
Tanks
Military Automobile Troops
Anti-air Artillery and Missiles
Communication and Informatics structures
Engineers Troops
NBC defence
Black
Military Medicine (incl. Generals) Burgundy red
Mountain Troops (Vânători de Munte) Green
Military Logistics
Administration
Violet
Military Justice (incl. Generals) Dark Blue/Dark Violet
Military Police Gray

The same ranks and basic insignia are used in the other militarised institutions. They differ in the color and branch insignia on the shoulder boards.

Land Forces

Officers

NATO code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student officer
 Romanian Land Forces[1]
Romania-Army-OF-10.svg Romania-Army-OF-9.svg Romania-Army-OF-8.svg Romania-Army-OF-7.svg Romania-Army-OF-6.svg Romania-Army-OF-5.svg Romania-Army-OF-4.svg Romania-Army-OF-3.svg Romania-Army-OF-2.svg Romania-Army-OF-1b.svg Romania-Army-OF-1a.svg
Mareșal General General-locotenent General-maior General de brigadă Colonel Locotenent-colonel Maior Căpitan Locotenent Sublocotenent


Romania Romania[1]
(Paratroopers)
No equivalent
RO-Paratroopers-OF5s.gif RO-Paratroopers-OF4s.gif RO-Paratroopers-OF3s.gif RO-Paratroopers-OF2s.gif RO-Paratroopers-OF1sa.gif RO-Paratroopers-OF1sb.gif
Colonel Locotenent-colonel Maior Căpitan Locotenent Sublocotenent

Other/Enlisted ranks

These enlisted ranks are all-forces ranks.

NATO code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
 Romanian Land Forces[1]
RO ARMY OR-9.png RO ARMY OR-8.png RO ARMY OR-7.png RO ARMY OR-6a.png RO ARMY OR-6.png RO ARMY OR-5.png Romania-Army-OR-4c.svg Romania-Army-OR-4b.svg Romania-Army-OR-4a.svg Romania-Army-OR-3.svg RO ARMY OR-1.png
Plutonier adjutant principal Plutonier adjutant Plutonier-major Plutonier Sergent-major Sergent Caporal clasa I Caporal clasa a II-a Caporal clasa a III-a Fruntaş Soldat
Maistru ranks
NATO rank OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5
 Romanian Land Forces Army-ROM-Maiștru militar principal.svg Army-ROM-Maiștru militar clasa I.svg Army-ROM-Maiștru militar clasa II.svg Army-ROM-Maiștru militar clasa III.svg Army-ROM-Maiștru militar clasa IV.svg Army-ROM-Maiștru militar clasa V.svg
Maistru militar principal Maistru militar clasa I Maistru militar clasa II Maistru militar clasa III Maistru militar clasa IV Maistru militar clasa V

Air Force

Officers

NATO code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student officer
 Romanian Air Force[1]
Romania-Army-OF-10.svg Romania-AirForce-OF-9.svg Romania-AirForce-OF-8.svg Romania-AirForce-OF-7.svg Romania-AirForce-OF-6.svg Romania-AirForce-OF-5.svg Romania-AirForce-OF-4.svg Romania-AirForce-OF-3.svg Romania-AirForce-OF-2.svg Romania-AirForce-OF-1b.svg Romania-AirForce-OF-1a.svg
Mareșal General General-locotenent General-maior General de flotilă aeriană Comandor Căpitan-comandor Locotenent-comandor Căpitan Locotenent Sublocotenent

Other/Enlisted ranks

NATO code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
 Romanian Air Force[1]
RO AF OR-9.png RO AF OR-8.png RO AF OR-7.png RO AF OR-6a.png RO AF OR-6.png RO AF OR-5.png Romania-AirForce-OR-4c.svg Romania-AirForce-OR-4b.svg Romania-AirForce-OR-4a.svg Romania-AirForce-OR-3.svg Romania-AirForce-OR-2.svg
Plutonier adjutant principal Plutonier adjutant Plutonier-major Plutonier Sergent-major Sergent Caporal clasa I Caporal clasa a II-a Caporal clasa a III-a Fruntaş Soldat
Maistru ranks
NATO rank OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5
 Romanian Air Force RO AF WO-5.png RO AF WO-4.png RO AF WO-3.png RO AF WO-2.png RO AF WO-1.png RO AF WO-0.png
Maistru militar principal Maistru militar clasa I Maistru militar clasa II Maistru militar clasa III Maistru militar clasa IV Maistru militar clasa V

Naval Forces

Officers

NATO code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student officer
 Romanian Naval Forces[1]
Romania-Army-OF-10.svg Romania-Navy-OF-9 collected.svg Romania-Navy-OF-8 collected.svg Romania-Navy-OF-7 collected.svg Romania-Navy-OF-6 collected.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-9.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-8.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-7.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-4.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-2.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-1b.svg
Mareșal Amiral Viceamiral Contraamiral Contraamiral de flotilă Comandor Căpitan-comandor Locotenent-comandor Căpitan Locotenent Aspirant

Other ranks/Enlisted ratings

NATO code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
 Romanian Naval Forces[1]
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Plutonier adjutant principal Plutonier adjutant Plutonier-major Plutonier Sergent-major Sergent Caporal clasa I Caporal clasa a II-a Caporal clasa a III-a Fruntaş Soldat
Maistru ranks
NATO rank OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5
 Romanian Naval Forces Romania-Navy (Maistru)-OR-9b.svg Romania-Navy (Maistru)-OR-9a.svg Romania-Navy (Maistru)-OR-8.svg Romania-Navy (Maistru)-OR-7.svg Romania-Navy (Maistru)-OR-6.svg Romania-Navy (Maistru)-OR-5.svg
Maistru militar principal Maistru militar clasa I Maistru militar clasa II Maistru militar clasa III Maistru militar clasa IV Maistru militar clasa V

Gendarmerie

Unlike the Romanian Police, the Gendarmerie is a military force, and uses the same ranking system as the Romanian Land Forces.

Officers

NATO code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student officer
Romania Jandarmeria Română
RO-Gendarmerie-OF9.png RO-Gendarmerie-OF8.png RO-Gendarmerie-OF7.png RO-Gendarmerie-OF6.png Romania-Gendarmerie-OF-5.svg Romania-Gendarmerie-OF-4.svg Romania-Gendarmerie-OF-3.svg Romania-Gendarmerie-OF-2.svg Romania-Gendarmerie-OF-1b.svg Romania-Gendarmerie-OF-1a.svg
Mareșal General General-locotenent General-maior General de brigadă Colonel Locotenent-colonel Maior Căpitan Locotenent Sublocotenent

Other/Enlisted ranks

NATO code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Romania Jandarmeria Română
RO-Gendarmerie-OR9.png RO-Gendarmerie-OR8.png RO-Gendarmerie-OR7.png RO-Gendarmerie-OR6a.png RO-Gendarmerie-OR6b.png RO-Gendarmerie-OR5.png RO-Gendarmerie-OR4.png RO-Gendarmerie-OR3.png RO-Gendarmerie-OR1.png
Plutonier adjutant șef Plutonier adjutant Plutonier-major Plutonier Sergent-major Sergent Caporal Fruntaş Jandarm

See also

Notes

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Grade militare (Military ranks)". defense.ro (in Romanian). Romanian Defence Staff. Retrieved 1 February 2021.

External links

  • "Grade militare (Military ranks)". defense.ro (in Romanian). Romanian Defence Staff. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  • Romania: Ranks, Uniforms, and Insignia