Ranks of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces

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The following list presents the ranks and insignia of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces from 1980, until 1999. In the far left, ranks are those that follow traditional Western military ranks, in the center are the Spanish name ranks in italics, and in the far right are the rank insignia. All ranks follow Soviet and French style influences.

Army and Air Force Ranks

Officer Ranks

All-forces ranks Name Shoulder insignia
Commander in Chief Comandante en Jefe File:Comandante en jefe.jpg
Army General General de Ejército File:General de ejército.jpg
Corps General General de Cuerpo de Ejército File:General de cuerpo de ejercito.jpg
Divisional General General de División File:General de División (Cuba).jpg
Brigade General General de Brigada File:General de brigada.jpg
Colonel Coronel File:Coronel cuba.jpg
Lieutenant Colonel Teniente Coronel File:Teniente coronel.jpg
Major Mayor File:Major Cuba.jpg
Captain Capitán File:Capitán rank insignia (Cuba).jpg
First Lieutenant Primer Teniente File:Primer teniente.jpg
Lieutenant Teniente File:Teniente.jpg
Sub-lieutenant Subteniente File:Sub teniente.jpg

Enlisted Ranks

The list excludes the new NCO rank of Second Sub-officer (Segundo Suboficial) that is used today.

All-forces ranks Name Collar insignia
First Sub-officer Primer Sub-Oficial PrimerSub-Oficial.gif
Sub-Officer Sub-Oficial Sub-Oficial.gif
Sergeant First Class Sargento de Primera Sargento de Primera.gif
Sergeant Second Class Sargento de Segunda SargentodeSegunda.gif
Sergeant Third Class Sargento de Tercera SargentodeTercera.gif
Private 1st Class Soldado de Primera SoldadodePrimera.gif
Private Soldado Soldado.gif

Present Rank Insignia

Nowadays, rank insignia are green colored and the rank insignia used during the early 1970s for junior officers were reinstated.

Sistema de Grados FAR.JPG

Moreover, other ranks insignia are now on the sleeve and are similar to those used during the Cuban Revolution by the Rebel Army.

See also

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