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Military ranks of Serbia

This is a list of military ranks used by the Serbian Armed Forces.

Contents

  • Army (land forces) 1
    • Officers 1.1
    • Enlisted 1.2
  • Air Force and Air Defense 2
    • Officers 2.1
    • Enlisted 2.2
  • River Flotilla 3
    • Officers 3.1
    • Enlisted 3.2
  • Historical ranks 4
    • Generals 4.1
      • In SHS and Yugoslavia 4.1.1
    • Officers 4.2
    • NCOs (Only in SHS and Yugoslavia) 4.3
    • Soldiers 4.4
  • External links 5

Army (land forces)

Officers

NATO Code OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1

Army
Serbian title Генерал Генерал-Потпуковник Генерал-Мајор Бригадни Генерал Пуковник Потпуковник Мајор Капетан Поручник Потпоручник
English equivalent General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant

Enlisted

NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

Army
No insignia
Serbian title Заставник I класе Заставник Старији Водник I класе Старији Водник Водник Млађи водник Десетар Разводник Војник
English equivalent Ensign 1st class Ensign Staff Sergeant 1st class Staff Sergeant Sergeant Junior Sergeant Corporal Lance Corporal Private

Air Force and Air Defense

Officers

NATO Code OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1

Air Force and Air Defence
Serbian title Генерал Генерал-Потпуковник Генерал-Мајор Бригадни Генерал Пуковник Потпуковник Мајор Капетан Поручник Потпоручник
English equivalent General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant

Enlisted

NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

Air Force and Air Defence
No insignia
Serbian title Заставник I класе Заставник Старији Водник I класе Старији Водник Водник Млађи водник Десетар Разводник
English equivalent Ensign 1st class Ensign Flight Sergeant 1st class Staff Sergeant Sergeant Junior Sergeant Corporal Airman First Class Airman

River Flotilla

Although a Landlocked country, Serbia maintains a river flotilla (small river navy) of about 15 vessels on the Danube river.

Officers

NATO Code OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1

River Flotilla
Serbian title Адмирал Вице Адмирал Контра Адмирал Комодор Капетан Бојног Брода Капетан Фрегате Капетан Корвете Поручник Фрегате Поручник Корвете Потпоручник
English equivalent Admiral Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Commodore Captain Fregattenkapitän Korvettenkapitän Fregattenleutnant Korvettenleutnant Unterleutnant

Enlisted

NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

River Flotilla
No insignia
Serbian title Заставник I класе Заставник Старији Водник I класе Старији Водник Водник Млађи водник Десетар Разводник Морнар
English equivalent Ensign, 1st class Ensign Senior Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer Master Seaman Leading Seaman Able Seaman Seaman Recruit

Historical ranks

Structure of the Military ranks of Kingdom of Serbia (until 1918)
King of Yugoslavia special Field Marshal insignia with dynasty coat of arms and royal monogram

Generals

There were only three ranks in pre-WWI Serbia: General (from 1872), Army General (from 1900 to 1901) and Field Marshal (Radomir Putnik (got it in 1912), Stepa Stepanović (1914), Živojin Mišić (1914) and Petar Bojović (1918). Honorary title but not military rank held Montenegrin General Janko Vukotić (1915) and the French General Louis Franchet d'Espérey (1921). After unification of Kingdom of Serbia in to Kingdom SHS (later Kingdom Yugoslavia) no further officers where promoted to rank of Field Marshal. King of Yugoslavia held the rank of Supreme Commander and wear special Field Marshal uniform.

In SHS and Yugoslavia

Ranks Field Marshal Army General Divisional General Brigadier General
Ranks in Serbian Бојни Војвода
Bojni Vojvoda
Армијски ђенерал
Armijski đeneral
Дивизијски ђенерал
Divizijski đeneral
Бригадни ђенерал
Brigadni đeneral

Officers

Ranks Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain, 1st class Captain, 2nd class Lieutenant Sub-Lieutenant
Ranks in Serbian Пуковник
Pukovnik
Потпуковник
Potpukovnik
Мајор
Major
Капетан I класе
Kapetan I klase
Капетан II класе
Kapetan II klase
Поручник
Poručnik
Потпоручник
Potporučnik

NCOs (Only in SHS and Yugoslavia)

Ranks Sergeant-Major, 1st class Sergeant-Major, 2nd class Sergeant-Major, 3rd class
Ranks in Serbian Наредник-Водник I класе
Narednik-Vodnik I klase
Наредник-Водник II класе
Narednik-Vodnik II klase
Наредник-Водник III класе
Narednik-Vodnik III klase

Soldiers

Ranks Sergeant Junior Sergeant Corporal Private
Ranks in Serbian Наредник
Narednik
Поднаредник
Podnarednik
Каплар
Kaplar
Редов
Redov

External links

  • Serbian Armed Forces official rank structure
  • Military ranks of Serbia - uniforminsignia.org
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