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Military ranks of Portugal

The military ranks of Portugal form the system of hierarchical relationships in the Portuguese Armed Forces.

There are two basic systems of ranks. The first one is used in the Portuguese Army (Exército) and in the Portuguese Air Force (Força Aérea), consisting of traditional land military ranks. This system is also used in the National Republican Guard (GNR, Guarda Nacional Republicana), a gendarmerie force that can be put under the command of the Armed Forces in case of war. The second system is used by the Portuguese Navy (Marinha), consisting of traditional naval ranks.

In the Armed Forces of Portugal, the hierarchy of ranks divides them in three large categories: Officers (oficiais), Sergeants (sargentos) and Enlisted (praças). The officers category is, in turn, subdivided into three subcategories: General officers (oficiais generais), Senior officers (oficiais superiores) and Junior officers (oficiais subalternos).

The insignia of rank used in all branches of the Armed Forces is generally similar, despite some particular details existing in each branch.

Contents

  • Navy 1
    • Officers 1.1
    • Sergeants and enlisted 1.2
  • Army 2
    • Officers 2.1
    • Sergeants and enlisted 2.2
  • Air Force 3
    • Officers 3.1
    • Sergeants and enlisted 3.2

Navy

Officers

NATO Code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student Officer

(Sleeve insignia, 4 gold stars on shoulder)

(Sleeve insignia, 4 silver stars on shoulder)

(Sleeve insignia, 3 silver stars on shoulder)

(Sleeve insignia, 2 silver stars on shoulder)

(Sleeve insignia, 1 silver star on shoulder)

(Sleeve and shoulder insignia)

(Sleeve and shoulder insignia)

(Sleeve and shoulder insignia)

(Sleeve and shoulder insignia)

(Sleeve and shoulder insignia)

(Sleeve and shoulder insignia)

(Naval School)

(Others)
(Sleeve and shoulder insignia)
Almirante da Armada Almirante Vice-almirante Contra-almirante Comodoro Capitão de Mar e Guerra Capitão de Fragata Capitão-tenente Primeiro-tenente Segundo-tenente Guarda-marinha and
Subtenente
Aspirante Cadete

Sergeants and enlisted

NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
No insignia
Sargento-mor Sargento-chefe Sargento-ajudante Primeiro
sargento
Segundo
sargento
Primeiro
subsargento
Segundo
subsargento
Cabo Primeiro
marinheiro
Segundo
marinheiro
Grumete

Army

Officers

NATO Code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student Officer
Various
Marechal do Exército General Tenente-general Major-general Brigadeiro-general Coronel Tenente-coronel Major Capitão Tenente Alferes Aspirante a oficial Cadete aluno

Sergeants and enlisted

NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
No insignia
Sargento-mor Sargento-chefe Sargento-ajudante Primeiro-sargento Segundo-sargento Furriel Segundo-furriel Cabo-adjunto Primeiro-cabo Segundo-cabo Soldado

Air Force

Officers

NATO Code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student Officer
Vários
Marechal da Força Aérea General Tenente-
-general
Major-
-general
Brigadeiro-
-general
Coronel Tenente-
-Coronel
Major Capitão Tenente Alferes Aspirante a oficial Cadete
aluno

Sergeants and enlisted

NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Sargento-
-Mor
Sargento-
-Chefe
Sargento-
-Ajudante
Primeiro-
-Sargento
Segundo-
-Sargento
Furriel Segundo-
-Furriel
Cabo-
-Adjunto
Primeiro-
-Cabo
Segundo-
-Cabo
Soldado Soldado-
-Recruta
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