Military ranks of Spain

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The Military ranks of Spain are the military insignia used by the Spanish Armed Forces.

Army

The military ranks of the Spanish army are as follows below. For a comparison with other NATO ranks see Ranks and Insignia of NATO. Ranks are wore on the cuff, sleeves and shoulders of all army uniforms, but differ by the type of the uniform being used.

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
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Capitán General
General de Ejército
Teniente General
General de División
General de Brigada
Coronel
Teniente Coronel
Comandante
Capitán
Teniente
Alférez
Alférez
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Capitán general1

Captain-General
General de Ejército

Army General
Teniente general

Lieutenant-General
General de división

Divisional General
General de brigada

Brigade General
Coronel

Colonel
Teniente coronel

Lieutenant-Colonel
Comandante

Commandant
Capitán

Captain
Teniente

Lieutenant
Alférez

lit. Knight
(Ensign)
Caballero Alférez Cadete

lit. Gentleman/Knight Knight Cadet
(Officer Cadet)
Alumno repetidor Alumno 2º Alumno 1º
Enlisted
NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Spain Spain
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Suboficial mayor Subteniente Brigada Sargento primero Sargento Cabo mayor Cabo primero Cabo Soldado de primera Soldado

Navy

The officer ranks of the Spanish Navy are as follows below, (for a comparison with other NATO ranks, see Ranks and Insignia of NATO). Midshipmen are further divided into 1st and 2nd Classes and Officer Cadets 3rd and 4th Classes respectively.

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

Spain
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Capitán general[note 1] Almirante general Almirante Vice almirante Contra almirante Capitán de navío Capitán de fragata Capitán de corbeta Teniente de navío Alférez de navío Alférez de fragata
Guardiamarina 2 Guardiamarina 1
Alumno 2 Alumno 1
Enlisted
NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
 Spain
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Suboficial mayor Subteniente Brigada Sargento primero Sargento Cabo mayor Cabo primero Cabo Marinero de primera Marinero

Naval Engineering Corps

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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Vice almirante Contra almirante Capitán de navío Capitán de fragata Capitán de corbeta Teniente de navío Alférez de navío Alférez de fragata Alférez de fragata (Alumno de 5º) Guardiamarina de 2º (Alumno de 4º) Guardiamarina de 1º (Alumno de 3º) Aspirante de 2º (Alumno de 2º) Aspirante de 1º (Alumno de 1º)

Naval Supply Corps

Officers of this corps sport army-styled ranks.

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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General de División General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Comandante Capitán Teniente Alférez Alférez (Alumno 5º) Guardiamarina de 2º (Alumno de 4º) Guardiamarina de 1º (Alumno de 3º) Aspirante de 2º (Alumno de 2º) Aspirante de 1º (Alumno de 1º)

Air force

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
Spain Spain
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Capitán General Note General del Aire Teniente General General de División General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Comandante Capitán Teniente Alférez Oficial Cadete Alumno
Note Rank reserved to H.M. The King of Spain.
Enlisted
NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
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Suboficial mayor Subteniente Brigada Sargento primero Sargento Cabo mayor Cabo primero Cabo Soldado de primera Soldado

Non commissioned officers and Enlisted Student rank insignia

NATO Code Non Commissioned Officers Student Enlisted Student
Bandera de España
Spain
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Sargento Alumno (3º año) Alumno de 2º (2º año) Alumno de 1º (1º año) Aspirante MPTM

References


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