World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Military ranks of Estonia

Article Id: WHEBN0022315068
Reproduction Date:

Title: Military ranks of Estonia  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Estonia Defence Forces, Military ranks of Estonia, List of comparative military ranks, Military ranks of Albania, Military ranks of China
Collection: Military Ranks of Estonia
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Military ranks of Estonia

Present Estonian system of rank insignia is a direct descendant of various systems used in the past in the Estonian Army. Some of the grades trace their name back to period of World Wars, for instance the rank of aspirant literally means an officers in training in military academies or voluntaries, serving as temporary officers. Most of the Estonian Army ranks were in most cases established during the Estonian War of Independence and in 1920s. These include the rank of kapral, which is a derivate of Italian caporale - much like the English equivalent of corporal. After World War II and the end of the Soviet occupation in 1991, a new rank was established, creating for the first time a brigadier general rank in the armed forces of Estonia. In Estonia rank insignia is worn on chest. Estonian Junior NCOs are considered as a rank of a coscript NCO or NCO in reserve. In full-time service Junior Sergeants are filling in various Soldier positions and are not taken as NCOs.

Contents

  • Estonian Air Force ranks and insignia 1
  • Estonian Ground Force ranks and insignia 2
    • Officer candidates 2.1
    • Aspirants 2.2
  • Estonian Naval Force ranks and insignia 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Estonian Air Force ranks and insignia

Generals Senior officers Junior officers
Estonian:
Auastmed
Kindral Kindralleitnant Kindralmajor Brigaadikindral Kolonel Kolonelleitnant Major Kapten Leitnant Nooremleitnant Lipnik
English:
Ranks
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Ensign
Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Soldiers[1][2]
Estonian:
Auastmed
Ülemveebel Staabiveebel Vanemveebel Veebel Nooremveebel Vanemseersant Seersant Nooremseersant Kapral Reamees
English:
Ranks
Chief Master Sergeant of Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Senior Master Sergeant Master Sergeant Technical Sergeant Staff Sergeant Sergeant Junior Sergeant Senior Airman Airman

Estonian Ground Force ranks and insignia

Generals Senior officers Junior officers
Estonian:
Auastmed
Kindral Kindralleitnant Kindralmajor Brigaadikindral Kolonel Kolonelleitnant Major Kapten Leitnant Nooremleitnant Lipnik
English:
Ranks
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Ensign
Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Soldiers[3][4]
Estonian:
Auastmed
Ülemveebel Staabiveebel Vanemveebel Veebel Nooremveebel Vanemseersant Seersant Nooremseersant Kapral Reamees
English:
Ranks
Sergeant Major of the Land Forces Sergeant Major First Sergeant Master Sergeant Sergeant First Class Staff Sergeant Sergeant Junior Sergeant Corporal Private

Officer candidates

Pagunid
Auaste 3. õppeaasta kadett-veebel 2. õppeaasta kadett-veebel 3. õppeaasta kadett-seersant 2. õppeaasta kadett-seersant 1. õppeaasta kadett-seersant 3. õppeaasta kadett 2. õppeaasta kadett 1. õppeaasta kadett 1. semestri noorkadett
Rank 3rd year Cadet Sergeant 2nd year Cadet Sergeant 3rd year Cadet Junior Sergeant 2nd year Cadet Junior Sergeant 1st year Cadet Junior Sergeant 3rd year Cadet 2nd year Cadet 1st year Cadet 1st semester Junior Cadet
NATO No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent No Equivalent

Aspirants

Pagunid
Auaste Ajateenijate reservrühmaülema kursuse lõpetanu Ajateenijate reservrühmaülema kursusel õppija
Rank Reserve platoon leader course Graduate Reserve platoon leader course Student
NATO No Equivalent No Equivalent


Estonian Naval Force ranks and insignia

Admirals Senior officers Junior officers
Estonian:
Auastmed
Admiral Viitseadmiral Kontradmiral Kommodoor Mereväekapten Kaptenleitnant Kaptenmajor Vanemleitnant Leitnant Nooremleitnant Lipnik
English:
Ranks
Admiral Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Commodore Captain (Navy) Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Senior Grade Lieutenant (Navy) Lieutenant Junior Grade Ensign
Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Sailors
Estonian:
Auastmed
Ülemveebel Staabiveebel Vanemveebel Veebel Nooremveebel Vanemmaat Maat Nooremmaat Vanemmadrus Madrus
English:
Ranks
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Senior Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Petty Officer 1st class Petty Officer 2nd class Petty Officer 3rd class Leading Seaman Seaman
Conscript junior non-commissioned officers Conscript sailors[5][6]
Estonian:
Auastmed
Vanemmaat Maat Nooremmaat Vanemmadrus Madrus
English:
Ranks
Petty Officer 1st class Petty Officer 2nd class Petty Officer 3rd class Leading Seaman Seaman

See also

References

  1. ^ "Õhuväe auastmed" (in Estonian).  
  2. ^ "Air Force Insignia".  
  3. ^ "Maaväe auastmed" (in Estonian).  
  4. ^ "Land Forces Insignia".  
  5. ^ "Mereväe auastmed" (in Estonian).  
  6. ^ "Navy Insignia".  

External links

  • Estonian Defence Forces
  • Estonian Ministry of Defence
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Hawaii eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.