Navy ranks and insignia of Myanmar

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This article describes the Navy ranks and insignia of Burma (Myanmar).

Commissioned officers

Officer rank insignia of the Myanmar Navy are now on dark blue shoulder boards with the rank insignia.


Myanmar Armed Forces
Myanmar title ဗိုလ်ချုပ်ကြီး ဒုတိယ ဗိုလ်ချုပ်ကြီး ဗိုလ်ချုပ် ဗိုလ်မှူးချုပ်
MLC TS Bo Gyoke Kyee Du Bo Gyoke Kyee Bo Gyoke Bo Hmu Gyoke
Abbreviation ဗခက ဒုဗခက ဗခ ဗမခ
Western Version General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General
UK/US equivalent Admiral Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Commodore
NATO Code OF-8 OF-7 OF-6
Myanmar Armed Forces
Myanmar title ဗိုလ်မှူးကြီး ဒုတိယ ဗိုလ်မှူးကြီး ဗိုလ်မှူး ဗိုလ်ကြီး ဗိုလ် ဒုတိယ ဗိုလ်
MLC TS Bo Hmu Gyi Du Bo Hmu Gyi Bo Hmu Bo Gyi Bo Du Bo
Abbreviation ဗမက ဒုဗမက ဗမ ဗက ဒုဗ
Western Version Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
UK/US equivalent Captain Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Sub-lieutenant Ensign
NATO Code OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1

Naval rating insignia

Non-Commissioned Officers are referred to as Saya, meaning Teacher, by both seamen and officers. For example, Warrant Officers, Regimental Sergeant Majors and Master Sergeant are referred to as Sayagyi, literally meaning "Old Teacher", Sergeant are referred to as Saya and Corporal/Lance Corporal as Sayalay. These unofficial ranks are used throughout the daily life of all branches. Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO) within the Myanmar Armed Forces are usually seasoned veteran soldiers. Thus both Officers and enlisted men refer to them as "teacher" out of respect.

Myanmar Armed Forces
Myanmar title အရာခံဗိုလ် ဒုအရာခံဗိုလ် တပ်ခွဲတပ်ကြပ်ကြီး တပ်ကြပ်ကြီး တပ်ကြပ် ဒုတပ်ကြပ်
MLC TS Ayagan Bo Du-Ayagan Bo Tatkhwè Tatkyatkyi Tatkyatkyi Tatkyat Du-Tatkyat
Western Version Warrant Officer Regimental Sergeant Major Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal
UK equivalent Warrant Officer Class One Warrant Officer Class Two Chief petty officer Petty officer Leading seaman Able seaman

Seamen wear no insignia at all.

See also