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Ranks and insignia of NATO navies enlisted

This table shows the ranks and insignia of NCOs and Seaman in the navies of member countries of NATO. NATO maintains a "standard rank scale" in an attempt to match every member country's military rank to corresponding ranks used by the other members. The rank categories were established in the document STANAG 2116, formally titled NATO Codes for Grades of Military Personnel.

Other Ranks (OR 1–9)Edit

NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
  Albania
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Kryekapter
Master Chief Petty Officer
Kapter
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Rreshter
Chief Petty Officer
Tetar
Petty Officer First Class
Nëntetar
Petty Officer Second Class
Ushtar IV
Petty Officer Third Class
Ushtar III
Seaman
Ushtar II
Seaman Apprentice
Ushtar I
Seaman Recruit


  Belgium
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Maître principal-Chef Maître-principal Premier-maître chef Premier maître Maître-chef Maître Second-maître 1er Quartier-maître-chef Quartier-maître-chef Quartier maître Premier matelot Matelot
Oppermeester-Chef Oppermeester Eerste meesterchef Eerste meester Meester-chef Meester Tweede meester Eerste kwartiermeester-chef Kwartiermeester-chef Kwartiermeester Eerste matroos Matroos


  Bulgaria
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Senior Michman
Офицерски кандидат
Michman
Мичман
Chief Petty Officer
Главен старшина
Petty Officer First Class
Старшина 1 степен
Petty Officer Second Class
Старшина 2 степен
Leading Seaman
Старши матрос
Seaman
Матрос


  Canada
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Chief Petty Officer 1st Class
Premier maître de 1re classe
Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class
Premier maître de 2e classe
Petty Officer 1st Class
Maître de 1re classe
Petty Officer 2nd Class
Maître de 2e classe
Master Seaman
Matelot-chef
Leading Seaman
Matelot de 1re classe
Able Seaman
Matelot de 2e classe
Ordinary Seaman (Basic)
Matelot de 3e classe (Confirmé)

Ordinary Seaman (Recruit)
Matelot de 3e classe (Recrue)


  Croatia
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                No insignia
Časnički namjesnik Stožerni narednik Nadnarednik Narednik Desetnik Skupnik Razvodnik Pozornik Mornar


  Czech Republic No navy
NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
  Denmark
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        No equivalent            
Søværnschefsergent Chefsergent Seniorsergent Oversergent Sergent Værnepligtig Sergent Korporal Marinespecialist Marineoverkonstabel Marinekonstabel


  Estonia
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                No equivalent    
Ülemveebel Staabiveebel Vanemveebel Veebel Nooremveebel Vanemmaat Maat Nooremmaat Vanemmadrus Madrus


  France
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      No equivalent            
Major Maître principal Premier maître Maître Second-Maître Quartier-maître de 1ère classe Quartier-maître de 2ème classe Matelot breveté Matelot


  Germany
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Oberstabsbootsmann Stabsbootsmann Hauptbootsmann Oberbootsmann Bootsmann Obermaat Maat Oberstabsgefreiter Stabsgefreiter Hauptgefreiter Obergefreiter Gefreiter Matrose
  Germany
(Officer designate)
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No equivalent
      No equivalent
     
Oberfähnrich zur See Fähnrich zur See Seekadett


  Greece
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                 No equivalent  
male
 
female
No equivalent
 
male
 
female
Warrant Officer Master Chief Petty Officer Senior Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer Leading Seaman Seaman
Ανθυπασπιστής[note 1] Αρχικελευστής Επικελευστής Κελευστής Δίοπος Ναύτης
NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
  Hungary No navy


  Iceland
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  No equivalent   No equivalent   No equivalent        
Petty officer/specialist
(after 12 years service)
Petty officer/specialist
(after 6 years service)
Petty officer/specialist Enlisted
(after 6 years service)
Enlisted
(after 3 years service)
Enlisted
(after 1 year service)
Enlisted


  Italy
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                  No insignia
Luogotenente Primo Maresciallo Capo di Prima Classe Capo di Seconda Classe Capo di Terza Classe Secondo Capo Scelto Secondo Capo Sergente Sottocapo di Prima Classe Scelto Sottocapo di Prima Classe Sottocapo di seconda Classe Sottocapo di terza Classe Sottocapo Comune di Prima Classe Comune di Seconda Classe


  Latvia
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              No insignia No equivalent
Vecākais virsniekvietnieks
Senior Warrant Officer
Virsniekvietnieks
Warrant Officer
Vecākais bocmanis
Senior Boatswain
Bocmanis
Boatswain
Seržants
Sergeant
Kaprālis
Corporal
Dižmatrozis
Able Seaman
Matrozis
Seaman


  Lithuania
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Vyresnysis laivūnas Laivūnas Štabo laivūnas
specialistas
Štabo laivūnas Vyresnysis seržantas
specialistas
Vyresnysis seržantas Seržantas
specialistas
Seržantas Grandinis Vyresnysis jūreivis Jūreivis Jaunesnysis jūreivis
NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
  Luxembourg No navy


  Montenegro
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                  No equivalent
Zastavnik 1 Klase Zastavnik Stariji Vodnik 1 Klase Stariji Vodnik Vodnik 1 Klase Vodnik Mlađi Vodnik Desetar Razvodnik


  Netherlands
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Adjudant onderofficer Sergeant-majoor Sergeant Korporaal Matroos/
Marinier der 1e klasse
Matroos/
Marinier der 2e klasse
Matroos/
Marinier der 3e klasse


  Norway
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Sjefsmester Flaggmester Orlogsmester Flotiljemester Skvadronmester Senior Kvartermester Kvartermester Ledende Konstabel Konstabel Senior Visekonstabel Visekonstabel Ledende menig Menig


  Poland
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Starszy chorąży sztabowy marynarki Starszy chorąży marynarki Chorąży marynarki Młodszy chorąży marynarki Starszy bosman Bosman Bosmanmat Starszy mat Mat Starszy marynarz Marynarz


  Portugal
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                    No insignia
Sargento-mor Sargento-chefe Sargento-ajudante Primeiro-sargento Segundo-sargento Primerio-subsargento Segundo-subsargento Cabo Primeiro-marinheiro Segundo-marinheiro Grumete
NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
  Romania
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Chief Petty Officer Of The Ship Command Master Chief Petty Officer Master Chief Petty Officer Senior Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer 1st Class Petty Officer 2nd Class Petty Officer 3rd Class Leading Seaman Seaman


  Slovakia No navy


  Slovenia
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Chief Warrant Officer
Višji štabni praporščak
Senior Warrant Officer
Štabni praporščak
First Warrant Officer
Višji praporščak
Second Warrant Officer
Praporščak
Master Chief Petty Officer
Višji štabni vodnik
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Štabni vodnik
Chief Petty Officer
Višji vodnik
Petty Officer
Vodnik
Petty Officer 2nd Class
Naddesetnik
Petty Officer 3rd Class
Desetnik
Seaman first class
Poddesetnik
Seaman
Vojak


  Spain
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Suboficial mayor Subteniente Brigada Sargento primero Sargento Cabo mayor Cabo primero Cabo Marinero de primera Marinero


  Turkey
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                        No insignia
Astsubay Kıdemli
Başçavuş
Astsubay
Başçavuş
Astsubay Kıdemli
Üstçavuş
Astsubay
Üstçavuş
Astsubay Kıdemli
Çavuş
Astsubay
Çavuş
Kıdemli Uzman
Çavuş
Uzman
Çavuş
Çavuş Kıdemli Uzman
Onbaşı
Uzman
Onbaşı
Onbaşı Er


  United Kingdom
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        No equivalent   No equivalent   No equivalent
Warrant officer class 1 Warrant officer class 2
(phased out 2014)
Chief petty officer Petty officer Leading seaman Able seaman


  United Kingdom
(Royal Marines)

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        No equivalent     No equivalent No insignia
Warrant officer class 1 WO1. Warrant officer class 2 WO2. Colour sergeant CSgt. Sergeant Sgt. Corporal Cpl. Lance Corporal LCpl. Marine Mne.


  United States
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                        No insignia
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Fleet/Force Master Chief Petty Officer Command Master Chief Petty Officer Master Chief Petty Officer Command Senior Chief Petty Officer Senior Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer First Class Petty Officer Second Class Petty Officer Third Class Seaman Seaman Apprentice Seaman Recruit


  United States
(Marine Corps)

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                      No Insignia
Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Sergeant Major Master Gunnery Sergeant First Sergeant Master Sergeant Gunnery Sergeant Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private First Class Private


  United States
(Coast Guard)

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Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Reserve Command Master Chief Petty Officer Master Chief Petty Officer Senior Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer First Class Petty Officer Second Class Petty Officer Third Class Seaman Seaman Apprentice Seaman Recruit
NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Greece has only one level of warrant officer. According to the current issue (2010) of STANAG 2116, the Greek warrant officers are included in OR-9; however, they are afforded the privileges of an officer. See STANAG 2116 note 16.

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