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The Croatian military ranks are the military insignia used by the Republic of Croatia Armed Forces.

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Officer ranksEdit

 
The sleeve insignia for Kapetan bojnog broda.

Labels ranks for members of the Croatian Ground Army and Croatian Air Force and Defense are identical, except that the ranks of the Ground Army are gold and of the Air Force and Defense are silver.

The rank insignia for commissioned officers for the army, navy and air force respectively.

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
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Stožerni general General zbora General pukovnik General bojnik Brigadni general Brigadir Pukovnik Bojnik Satnik Natporučnik Poručnik
Translation General of the Army General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant
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Admiral flote Admiral Viceadmiral Kontraadmiral Komodor Kapetan bojnog broda Kapetan fregate Kapetan korvete Poručnik bojnog broda Poručnik fregate Poručnik korvete
Translation Fleet Admiral Admiral Vice Admiral Counter Admiral Commodore Ship-of-the-line Captain Frigate captain Corvette captain Ship-of-the-line lieutenant Frigate Lieutenant Corvette Lieutenant
  Croatia
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Stožerni general General zbora General pukovnik General bojnik Brigadni general Brigadir Pukovnik Bojnik Satnik Natporučnik Poručnik
Translation General of the Air Force General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First lieutenant Second lieutenant
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

Enlisted ranksEdit

 
The insignia of Nadnarednik on desert camouflage.

The rank insignia for enlisted personnel for the army, navy and air force respectively.

NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
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Časnički namjesnik Stožerni narednik Nadnarednik Narednik Desetnik Skupnik Razvodnik Pozornik Vojnik
Translation Sergeant Major Master Sergeant Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private First Class Private
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Časnički namjesnik Stožerni narednik Nadnarednik Narednik Desetnik Skupnik Razvodnik Pozornik Mornar
Translation Master Chief Petty Officer Senior Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer 1st Class Petty Officer 2nd Class Petty Officer 3rd Class Seaman Seaman Recruit
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Časnički namjesnik Stožerni narednik Nadnarednik Narednik Desetnik Skupnik Razvodnik Pozornik Vojnik
Translation Sergeant Major Master Sergeant Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Airman First Class Airman
NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

EtymologyEdit

  • Časnik - derived from čast (honour), and indicating "one who is honoured", i.e. with a commission, or "one who holds (the) honour".
  • Dočasnik - after two Croatian words, do (by) and čast (honour). The one who stands by the officer, the one who is subordinate to an officer.
  • Pozornik - after Croatian word pozor (attention). The one who follows the order pozor.
  • Razvodnik - after Croatian verb razvoditi. The one who leads.
  • Skupnik - after Croatian noun skup (group). The one who leads the group.
  • Desetnik - after Croatian number deset (ten). The one who leads ten men.
  • Narednik - after Croatian noun naredba (order). The one who orders.
  • Nadnarednik - after two Croatian words, nad (above) and naredba (order). The one who is above narednik.
  • Stožerni narednik - after two Croatian words, stožer (headquarters, staff) and naredba (order). The one who is a narednik to serve in the army staff.
  • Časnički namjesnik - after two Croatian words, časnik (officer) and namjesnik (governor). The one who governs as an officer.
  • Poručnik - after Croatian word poruka (message), the messenger.
  • Natporučnk - the one who is above poručnik.
  • Satnik - after old Croatian sat (hundred). The one who leads the group of hundred men.
  • Bojnik - after Croatian noun boj (battle). The one who leads the battle.
  • Pukovnik - after Croatian noun pukovnija (regiment) (this word came from puk which means folk). The one who leads the regiment.
  • Brigadir - after word brigada (from French brigade). The one who leads a brigade.
  • Brigadni general - a general of the brigade.
  • Kapetan korvete - captain of the corvette.
  • Kapetan fregate - captain of the frigate.
  • Kapetan bojnog broda - captain of the battleship.

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