NATO Army Rank Comparison

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Comparison of selected NATO Army Ranks
Based on STANAG 2116, 1992 (Edition 5)

NATO

Canada

US

UK

France

OR-9

Chief Warrant Officer

Sergeant-Major &
Command Sergeant-Major

Warrant Officer Class I

Major
Adjudant-chef

OR-8

Master Warrant Officer

First Sergeant

Warrant Officer Class II

Adjudant

OR-7

Warrant Officer

Sergeant First Class &
Master Sergeant

Staff Sergeant

(4)

OR-6

Sergeant

Staff Sergeant

Sergeant

Sergent-chef

OR-5

Sergeant &
Master Corporal

Sergeant

Sergeant

Sergent

OR-4

Corporal

Corporal

Corporal

Caporal-chef

OR-3

Private (T)

Private 1st Class

Lance Corporal

Caporal

OR-2

Private (B)

Private E.2

Private

Soldat de 1ère classe

OR-1

Private (R)

Private E.1

Private (Class 4)

Soldat de 2ème classe


(1) Each of the US Forces has a senior individual at the OR-9 level who cannot be considered for NATO position coding purposes. This individual is designated as follows in the US Sergeant Major of the Army

(2) Canadian Sergeants with less than three years seniority are considered OR-5.

(3) It is emphasized that the UK will appoint Sergeants or Corporals to OR-5 posts, to meet the requirements set out in the job description concerned, in accordance with paragraph 8 of the STANAG.

(4) No Equivalent