Comparative army enlisted ranks of the Commonwealth

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Rank comparison chart of armies/ land forces of Commonwealth of Nations states.

Enlisted

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NATO Code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda
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Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)


Australia Australia
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Regimental Sergeant
Major of the Army
Warrant Officer
Class 1
Warrant Officer
Class 2
Staff Sergeant
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Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)


The Bahamas Bahamas
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Bangladesh Bangladesh
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Regiment Sergeant Major Quarter Master Sergeant Sergeant Major Master Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Sainik


Barbados Barbados
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Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
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Belize Belize
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Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
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Botswana Botswana
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Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
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Brunei Brunei
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Force Sergeant Major Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Company Sergeant Major Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
(or equivalent)


Cameroon Cameroon
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Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Staff Sergeant
Sergent-chef
Sergeant
Sergent
Corporal
Caporal-chef
Lance Corporal
Caporal
Private First Class
Soldat Première
Private
Soldat


Canada Canada
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Chief Warrant Officer
Adjudant-chef
Master Warrant Officer
Adjudant-maître
Warrant Officer
Adjudant
Sergeant
Sergent
Master Corporal
Caporal-chef
Corporal
Caporal
Private
Soldat
Private (Basic)
Soldat (Confirmé)
Private (Recruit)
Soldat (Recrue)


Cyprus Cyprus
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Master Sergeant Staff sergeant Sergeant Sergeant
conscript
Corporal Lance Corporal Private
Αρχιλοχίας Επιλοχίας Μονίμοε Λοχιαε Επυ Λοχιαε Λοχίας Δεκανέας Υποδεκανέας Στρατιώτης


Dominica Dominica
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Fiji Fiji
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Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
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Ghana Ghana
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Warrant Officer Class 1
Afisa Mteule Daraja la Kwanza
Warrant Officer Class 2
Afisa Mteule Daraja la Pili
Staff Sergeant
Sajinitaji
Sergeant
Sajenti
Corporal
Koplo
Lance Corporal
Koplo Usu
Private
(or equivalent)


Grenada Grenada
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Guyana Guyana
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Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2
(Technical)
Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)


India India
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Subedar-major Subedar Naib Subedar Havildar Naik Lance naik Sepoy
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Jamaica Jamaica
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Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
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Kenya Kenya
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Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
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Kiribati Kiribati
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Lesotho Lesotho
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Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
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Malawi Malawi
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Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
(or equivalent)


Malaysia Malaysia
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Regimental Sergeant Major of the Army Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant No Equivalent
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Lance Corporal No Equivalent No Insignia
Pegawai Waran Kelas Pertama
Warrant Officer
Class 1
Pegawai Waran Kelas Kedua
Warrant Officer
Class 2
Staf Sarjan
Staff Sergeant
Sarjan
Sergeant
Korpora
Corporal
Lans Korporal
Lance Corporal
Prebet
Private
Rekrut
Recruit


Malta Malta
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Senior Sergeant Major Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Bombadier Lance Bombadier Private
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Mauritius Mauritius
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Mozambique Mozambique
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Sergeant major
Intendente
First Sergeant
Primeiro-sargento
Second Sergeant
Segundo-sargento
Third Sergeant
Terceiro-sargento
Corporal
Cabo
Private First Class
Primeiro soldado


Namibia Namibia
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Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
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Nauru Nauru
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New Zealand New Zealand
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Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
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Nigeria Nigeria
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Army Warrant Officer Master Warrant Officer Warrant officer Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
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Pakistan Pakistan
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Battalion Havildar Major Battalion Quartermaster Havildar Company Havildar Major Company Quartermaster Havildar Havildar Naik Lance Naik Sepoy


Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
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Warrant Officer Class 1
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Warrant Officer Class 2
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Staff Sergeant
Plag Sajen
Sergeant
Sajen
Corporal
Kopil
Lance Corporal
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Private
Soldia


Rwanda Rwanda
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Warrant Officer Class 1
Adjudant-chef
Warrant Officer Class 2
Adjudant
Sergeant Major
Sergent-major
First Sergeant
1er Sergeant
Sergeant
Sergent
Corporal
Caporal
Private
Soldate


Saint Lucia Saint Lucia
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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
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Samoa Samoa
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Seychelles Seychelles
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Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
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Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
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Singapore Singapore
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Master Sergeant Staff Sergeant First Sergeant Second Sergeant Third Sergeant Corporal First Class Corporal Lance Corporal Private First Class Private Recruit


Solomon Islands Solomon Islands
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South Africa South Africa
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Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
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Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
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Warrant Officer
1st Class
Warrant Officer
2nd Class
Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
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Swaziland Swaziland
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Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
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Tanzania Tanzania
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Warrant Officer Class 1
Afisa Mteule Daraja la Kwanza
Warrant Officer Class 2
Afisa Mteule Daraja la Pili
Staff Sergeant
Sajinitaji
Sergeant
Sajenti
Corporal
Koplo
Lance Corporal
Koplo Usu
Private
(or equivalent)


Tonga Tonga
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Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
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Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
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Warrant Officer Class 1 Regimental Sergeant Major Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private


Tuvalu Tuvalu
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Uganda Uganda
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Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
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United Kingdom British Army
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Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff/Colour Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
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Vanuatu Vanuatu
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Warrant Officer
Class 1
Warrant Officer
Class 2
Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
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Zambia Zambia
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Warrant Officer Class 1 Warrant Officer Class 2 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private
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Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

See also