Comparative army officer ranks of Africa

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Rank comparison chart of armies/ land forces of African states.

Officers

Template:Ranks and Insignia of Non NATO Armies/OF/Algeria

Equivalent
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
Angola Angola
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General de Exercito General Teniente General Brigadiero Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitáo Primero Teniente Segundo Teniente


Benin Benin
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Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Commandant Captaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant


Botswana Botswana
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Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain 1st Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant Officer Cadet


Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
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Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant


Burundi Burundi
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Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine-Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant


Cameroon Cameroon
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Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-LieutenantTemplate:Ranks and Insignia of Non NATO Armies/OF/Cape Verde

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Chad Chad
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No equivalent
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Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-LieutenantTemplate:Ranks and Insignia of Non NATO Armies/OF/Comoros

Template:Ranks and Insignia of Non NATO Armies/OF/Democratic Republic of the Congo

Equivalent
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
Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo
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Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-LieutenantTemplate:Ranks and Insignia of Non NATO Armies/OF/Djibouti

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Ethiopia Ethiopia
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General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain 1st Lieutenant Lieutenant 2nd lieutenant

Template:Ranks and Insignia of Non NATO Armies/OF/Gabon

The Gambia Gambia
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General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant


Ghana Ghana
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Field Marshal General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd lieutenant


Guinea Guinea
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Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant


Ivory Coast Ivory Coast
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Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant


Kenya Kenya
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General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant


Lesotho Lesotho
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Field Marshal General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd lieutenant


Liberia Liberia
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General of the Army General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant


Equivalent
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
Libya Libya
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Fariq
(فريق)
Liwaa'
(لواء)
'amid
(عميد)
'aqid
(عقيد)
Moqaddim
(مقدم)
Ra'id
(رائد)
Naqib
(نقيب)
Molazim awwal
(ملازم أول)
Molazim
(ملازم)
Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Lieutenant


Madagascar Madagascar
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Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant


Malawi Malawi
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General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant


Mali Mali
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Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant


Mauritania Mauritania
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Général de division
لواء
Général de brigade
عميد
Colonel
عقيد
Lieutenant-Colonel
مقدم
Commandant
رائد
Capitaine
نقيب
Lieutenant
ملازم أول
Sous-Lieutenant
ملازم


Mauritius Mauritius
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No army


Morocco Morocco
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Maréchal Général d'armée Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Major Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant


Mozambique Mozambique
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Coronel General Teniente General Major General Coronel Teniente Coronel Major Capitáo Teniente Aleférez


Namibia Namibia
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General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd lieutenant


Niger Niger
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Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Commandant Captaine Lieutenant Sous-lieutenant


Nigeria Nigeria
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Field Marshal General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant


Rwanda Rwanda
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General Lieutenant General General Major General de Brigade Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captaine Lieutenant Sous lieutenant


Equivalent
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
Senegal Senegal
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Général de division Général de brigade Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant


Seychelles Seychelles
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Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain 1st Lieutenant Lieutenant Officer Cadet


Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
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General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant


Somalia Somalia
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Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant


South Africa South Africa
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General
Generaal
Lieutenant General
Luitenant Generaal
Major General
Generaal-Majoor
Brigadier General
Brigadier Generaal
Colonel
Kolonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Luitenant Kolonel
Major
Majoor
Captain
Kaptein
Lieutenant
Luitenant
2nd Lieutenant
Tweede Luitenant
Candidate officer
Kandidaat Offisier


South Sudan South Sudan
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Field Marshal General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd lieutenant


Sudan Sudan
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Field marshal General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd lieutenant


Swaziland Swaziland
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Field Marshal General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd lieutenant


Tanzania Tanzania
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General
Jenerali
Lieutenant General
Luteni Jenerali
Major General
Meja Jenerali
Brigadier
Brigedia
Colonel
Kanali
Lieutenant Colonel
Luteni Kanali
Major
Meja
Captain
Kapteni
Lieutenant
Luteni wa Kwanza
2nd lieutenant
Luteni wa Pili


Tunisia Tunisia
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No equivalent
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Général de corps d'armée Général de division Général de brigade Colonel major Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Capitaine Lieutenant Sous-Lieutenant


Uganda Uganda
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General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant


Zambia Zambia
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General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant

Template:Ranks and Insignia of Non NATO Armies/OF/Zimbabwe

Equivalent
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

Warrant officers

Equivalent NATO rank WO-5 WO-4 WO-3 WO-2 WO-1
South Africa South Africa
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SANDF Rank Insignia WO1 Level 1 embossed badge.png SANDF Rank Insignia WO1 Level 2 embossed badge.png SANDF Rank Insignia WO1 Level 3 embossed badge.png SANDF Rank Insignia WO1 Level 4a embossed badge.png SANDF Rank Insignia WO1 Level 4b embossed badge.png
Master chief warrant officer Senior chief warrant officer Chief warrant officer Master warrant officer Senior warrant officer

See also