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Ranks of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces

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Ranks of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces

The following list presents the ranks and insignia of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces from 1980, until 1999. In the far left, ranks are those that follow traditional Western military ranks, in the center are the Spanish name ranks in italics, and in the far right are the rank insignia. All ranks follow Soviet and French style influences.


  • Army and Air Force Ranks 1
    • Officer Ranks 1.1
    • Enlisted Ranks 1.2
  • Present Rank Insignia 2
  • See also 3
  • External links 4

Army and Air Force Ranks

Officer Ranks

All-forces ranks Name Shoulder insignia
Commander in Chief Comandante en Jefe
Army General General de Ejército
Corps General General de Cuerpo de Ejército
Divisional General General de División
Brigade General General de Brigada
Colonel Coronel
Lieutenant Colonel Teniente Coronel
Major Mayor
Captain Capitán
First Lieutenant Primer Teniente
Lieutenant Teniente
Sub-lieutenant Subteniente

Enlisted Ranks

The list excludes the new NCO rank of Second Sub-officer (Segundo Suboficial) that is used today.

All-forces ranks Name Collar insignia
First Sub-officer Primer Sub-Oficial
Sub-Officer Sub-Oficial
Sergeant First Class Sargento de Primera
Sergeant Second Class Sargento de Segunda
Sergeant Third Class Sargento de Tercera
Private 1st Class Soldado de Primera
Private Soldado

Present Rank Insignia

Nowadays, rank insignia are green colored and the rank insignia used during the early 1970s for junior officers were reinstated.

Moreover, other ranks insignia are now on the sleeve and are similar to those used during the Cuban Revolution by the Rebel Army.

See also

External links

  • Cuban Armed Forces
  • Foro Militar General (Cuban military forum)
  • Present Cuban army rank on
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