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Army ranks and insignia of Mexico

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Army ranks and insignia of Mexico

This is a table of the ranks and insignia of the Mexican Army. Spanish language ranks are in italics, with English translation. Rank insignia of the Mexican Air Force and Mexican Army are identical, as are the ranks, with the exception of two general ranks. Nowadays the ranks are now supported with the Fuerza Aerea (Air Force) ranks for the Air Force itself only, with special titles in the Army for all ranks per their respective specialty.


  • "Generales" 1
  • "Jefes" 2
  • "Oficiales" 3
  • Enlisted 4
  • Branches 5
  • See also 6
  • External links 7


Secretary of
National Defense
Divisional General Brigade General Brigadier General
Secretario de la
Defensa Nacional
General de División General de Brigada General Brigadier
Air force:
Wing General
General de Ala
Air Force:
Group General
General de Grupo


Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major
Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor


First Captain Second Captain Lieutenant Sub-Lieutenant
Capitán Primero Capitán Segundo Teniente Subteniente


First Sergeant Second Sergeant Corporal Private First Class Private
Sargento Primero Sargento Segundo Cabo Soldado de Primera Soldado


Rank badges have a band of colour indicating branch:

  • Gold: Generals
  • Light Brown: General Staff; Presidential Guards Corps, Presidential High Command
  • Scarlet: Infantry
  • Burgundy: Artillery
  • Red-Brown: Quartermaster Command ("Materiales de Guerra")
  • Light Orange-Brown: Transportation
  • Green: Judicial Corps("Justicia"); Military Police
  • Blue: Engineers; Signals and Communications ("Transmisiones")
  • Light Blue: Cavalry
  • Light Gray-Blue: Cartography
  • Purple: Army Aviation; Parachutist Fusiliers (i.e. includes Air Force)
  • Gray: Military bands and Drummers and Buglers
  • Light Gray: Armor
  • Very light Gray: Intelligence
  • Brownish Gray: Service Corps ("Administracion e Intendencia")
  • Yellow: Medical; Veterinary Service

See also

External links

  • Military branch insignia & strip colour
  • Rank insignia of the Mexican navy
  • Rank insignia of the Mexican army
  • Rank Insignia of the Mexican Army - alternate URL
  • Rank insignia of the Mexican air force
  • (Spanish) National Defense Secretariat.
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