Ranks of the Czechoslovak Armed Forces

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Ranks of the Czechoslovak Armed Forces shows the military ranks and rank insignia in use by the First Czechoslovak Republic, the Second Czechoslovak Republic, the Third Czechoslovak Republic, and the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic.

Overview

After the independence of Czechoslovaki, the new republic at first used the ranks of the Austro-Hungarian Army, but from 1920 a system was introduced that was basically similar to the one used presently by today's Army of the Czech Republic. [1]

Rank and file

  • Vojín – Private, Airman
  • Svobodník – Private First Class, Airman First Class

Non-commissioned officers

  • Desátník – Corporal, Senior Airman
  • Četař – Sergeant
  • Rotný – Staff Sergeant
  • StaršinaPlatoon Sergeant, Flight sergeant (part of the rank system 1948–1959)
  • Rotmistr – Sergeant First Class, Technical Sergeant
  • Nadrotmistr – Master Sergeant
  • Štábní rotmistr – First Sergeant

Warrant officers

Officers

Czechoslovak Army 1930-1939

Rank and file, and junior non-commissioned officers

  • Rotný
  • Četař
  • Desátník
  • Svobodník
  • Vojín

Source:[1]

Senior non-commissioned officers

File:Hodnosti rotmajstrov česko-slovenskej armády do roku 1939.jpg
[2] The senior non-commissioned officers received new rank insignia 1938. The rank titles in the image are in Slovak.:
Ranks 1930-1937
  • Praporčík
  • Štábní rotmistr
  • Rotmistr
Ranks 1938-1939
  • Štábní praporčík
  • Praporčík
  • Štábní rotmistr
  • Rotmistr

Source:[1]

Commissioned officers

File:Hodnosti dostojníkov cesko-slovenskej armady do roku 1939.jpg
[2] The different ranks of the general officers were denoted by two to four stars on the sleeve.The rank titles in the image are in Slovak.
  • Armádní generál
  • Divisní generál
  • Brigádní generál
  • Plukovník
  • Podplukovník
  • Major
  • Štábní kapitán
  • Kapitán
  • Nadporučík
  • Poručík
  • Podporučík

Source:[1]

Czechoslovak Army 1945-1950

Rank and file, and junior non-commissioned officers

File:Hodnostne oznacenie poddostojnikov11.jpg
Source: [3] The rank titles in the image are in Slovak.
  • Četař
  • Desátník
  • Svobodník
  • Vojín

Source:[1]

Senior non-commissioned officers

File:Hodnostne oznacenie praporcikov v rokoch 1945 az 1950.jpg
[3] The rank titles in the image are in Slovak.
  • Štábní praporčík
  • Praporčík
  • Štábní rotmistr
  • Rotmistr
  • Staršina (introduced 1949)
  • Rotný

Source:[1]

Company and field grade officers

File:Hodnostne oznacenie dostojnikov.jpg
[3] The rank titles in the image are in Slovak.
  • Plukovník
  • Podplukovník
  • Major
  • Štábní kapitán
  • Kapitán
  • Nadporučík
  • Poručík
  • Podporučík

Source:[1]

General officers

File:Hodnostne oznacenie generalov 1945a.jpg
[3] The rank titles in the image are in Slovak.
Ranks 1945-1948
  • Armádní generál
  • Divisní generál
  • Brigádní generál
Ranks 1948-1950
  • Armádní generál
  • Sborový generál
  • Divisní generál
  • Brigádní generál

Source:[1]

Czechoslovak Army 1951-1958

Rank and file, and junior non-commissioned officers

File:Vojenske hodnosti muzstva a poddostojnkov CSA 1951-58.jpg
Source: [3] The rank titles in the image are in Slovak.
  • Četař
  • Desátník
  • Svobodník
  • Vojín

Source:[1]

Senior non-commissioned officers, and officer cadets

File:Vojenske hodnosti rotnych CSA 1951-58.jpg
[3] The rank titles in the image are in Slovak.
  • Staršina
  • Rotný

Source:[1]


Company and field grade officers

File:Vojenské hodnosti dôstojníkov CSA 1951-1958.jpg
[3] The rank titles in the image are in Slovak.
  • Plukovník
  • Podplukovník
  • Major
  • Štábní kapitán (abolished 1953-1954)
  • Kapitán
  • Nadporučík
  • Poručík
  • Podporučík

Source:[1]

General officers

File:Vojenske hodnostni generalov Cesko Slovenska 1951.jpg
[3] The rank titles in the image are in Slovak.
Ranks 1951-1952
  • Armádní generál
  • Sborový generál
  • Divisní generál
  • Brigádní generál
Ranks 1953-1958
  • Vrchní velitel branné moci (abolished 1958)
  • Armádní generál
  • Generálplukovník
  • Generálporučík
  • Generálmajor

Source:[1]

Czechoslovak People's Army 1960-1990

Rank and file Non-commissioned officers Warrant officers Company grade officers Field grade officers General officers
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Flag of NATO.svg rank OR2 OR4 OR5 OR6 OR7 OR8 WO1 WO2 WO3 OF1c OF1b OF1a OF2 OF3 OF4 OF5 OF6 OF7 OF8 OF9
Source: [4]
Officers
  • OF9 Armádní generál
  • OF8 Generálplukovník
  • OF7 Generálporučík
  • OF6 Generálmajor
  • OF5 Plukovník
  • OF4 Podplukovník
  • OF3 Major
  • OF2 Kapitán
  • OF1a Nadporučík
  • OF1b Poručík
  • OF1c Podporučík
Warrant officers and other ranks
  • WO3 Nadpraporčík
  • WO2 Praporčík
  • WO1 Podpraporčík
  • OR8 Nadrotmistr
  • OR7 Rotmistr
  • OR6 Rotný
  • OR5 Četař
  • OR4 Desátník
  • OR2 Svobodník
  • OR1 Vojín

Source:[1]

Notes

References