Military ranks of East Timor

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The following are the Military ranks of the Timor Leste Defence Force (F-FDTL). The Timor Leste Defence Force's rank structure appears similar to that of the Portuguese Armed Forces, East Timor's former colonial power.

Army

Officers

  • General-de-Divisão - Major General (F-FDTL Chief-of-Defence-Force) (WEF 2009)
  • Brigadeiro - Brigadier General (F-FDTL Vice Chief-of-Defence-Force)
  • Coronel - Colonel
  • Tenente-Coronel – Lieutenant-colonel
  • Major
  • Capitão - Captain
  • Tenente - Lieutenant
  • Alferes – 2nd lieutenant
  • Aspirante – Officer student candidate

Non-commissioned officers

  • Sargento-mor – Sergeant major
  • Sargento-chefe - Master sergeant
  • Sargento-ajudante - Sergeant 1st class
  • Primeiro-Sargento – Staff sergeant
  • Segundo-Sargento – First sergeant
  • Furriel – Sergeant
  • Segundo-Furriel – Corporal-specialist

Enlisted personnel

  • Cabo-Ajunto – Lance-corporal
  • Primeiro-Cabo – Corporal
  • Segundo-Cabo – Private 1st class
  • Soldado - Private

Naval Component

Officers

  • Capitão-tenente – Lieutenant-commander
  • Primeiro-tenente – Lieutenant
  • Segundo-tenente - Lieutenant junior grade
  • Guarda-marinha/Subtenente - Ensign or Second lieutenant
  • Aspirante – Midshipman or cadet (officer student candidate)

Non-commissioned officers

  • Sargento-mor – Warrant officer I
  • Sargento-chefe – Warrant officer II
  • Sargento-ajudante - Warrant officer III
  • Primeiro-sargento - Master chief petty officer
  • Segundo-sargento – Chief petty officer
  • Primeiro-subsargento – Petty officer 1st class
  • Segundo-subsargento – Petty officer 2nd class

Enlisted personnel

  • Cabo – Petty officer 3rd class
  • Primeiro-marinheiro – Senior seaman
  • Segundo-marinheiro – Apprentice seaman
  • Grumete – Seaman

References

East Timor Ministry for Defence: