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The following are the ranks and insignia of the Belgian Armed Forces.

The ranks are given in English, Dutch, and French (the two main official languages of Belgium).

Officers[edit | edit source]

NATO
Code
Land Component Air Component Naval Component Medical Component
General officers - Opperofficieren - Officiers généraux
OF-9 General
Dutch language: Generaal


French language: Général

|| Army-BEL-OF-09.svg

General
Dutch language: Generaal


French language: Général

|| BE-Air Force-OF9.svg

Admiral
Dutch language: Admiraal


French language: Amiral

|| Generic-Navy-O11.svg

No equivalent in
the Medical Component.
OF-8 Lieutenant-General
Dutch language: Luitenant-generaal


French language: Lieutenant-général
|| Army-BEL-OF-08.svg

Lieutenant-General
Dutch language: Luitenant-generaal


French language: Lieutenant-général
|| BE-Air Force-OF8.svg

Vice-Admiral
Dutch language: Vice-admiraal


French language: Vice-amiral

Generic-Navy-O10.svg No equivalent in
the Medical Component.
OF-7 Major-General
Dutch language: Generaal-majoor


French language: Général-major

Army-BEL-OF-07.svg Major-General
Dutch language: Generaal-majoor


French language: Général-major

BE-Air Force-OF7.svg Rear-Admiral
Dutch language: Divisieadmiraal


French language: Amiral de division

Generic-Navy-O9.svg Major-General
Dutch language: Generaal-majoor


French language: Général-major

OF-7 BEL Med comp Generaal-majoor.gif
OF-6 Brigade General
Dutch language: Brigade-generaal


French language: Général de Brigade

Army-BEL-OF-06.svg Brigade General
Dutch language: Brigade-generaal


French language: Général de Brigade

BE-Air Force-OF6.svg Flotilla Admiral
Dutch language: Flottieljeadmiraal


French language: Amiral de flottille

Generic-Navy-O8.svg Brigade General
Dutch language: Brigade-generaal


French language: Général de Brigade

OF-6 BEL Med comp Brigade-generaal.gif
Senior officers - Hoofdofficieren - Officiers supérieurs
OF-5 Colonel
Dutch language: Kolonel


French language: Colonel

Army-BEL-OF-05.svg Colonel
Dutch language: Kolonel


French language: Colonel

BE-Air Force-OF5.svg Captain
Dutch language: Kapitein-ter-zee


French language: Capitaine de vaisseau

Generic-Navy-O7.svg Colonel
Dutch language: Kolonel


French language: Colonel

OF-5 BEL Med comp Kolonel.gif
OF-4 Lieutenant-Colonel
Dutch language: Luitenant-kolonel


French language: Lieutenant-colonel

Army-BEL-OF-04.svg Lieutenant-Colonel
Dutch language: Luitenant-kolonel


French language: Lieutenant-colonel

BE-Air Force-OF4.svg Commander sg
Dutch language: Fregatkapitein


French language: Capitaine de frégate

Generic-Navy-O6.svg Lieutenant-Colonel
Dutch language: Luitenant-kolonel


French language: Lieutenant-colonel

OF-4 BEL Med comp Luitenant-kolonel.gif
OF-3 Major
Dutch language: Majoor


French language: Major

Army-BEL-OF-03.svg Major
Dutch language: Majoor


French language: Major

BE-Air Force-OF3.svg Commander
Dutch language: Korvetkapitein


French language: Capitaine de corvette

Generic-Navy-O5.svg Major
Dutch language: Majoor


French language: Major

OF-3 BEL Med comp majoor.gif
Junior officers - Lagere officieren - Officiers subalternes
OF-3 Captain-Commandant
Dutch language: Kapitein-commandant


French language: Capitaine-commandant

Army-BEL-OF-02a.svg Captain-Commandant
Dutch language: Kapitein-commandant


French language: Capitaine-commandant

BE-Air Force-OF2a.svg Lieutenant-Commander
Dutch language: Luitenant-ter-zee 1ste klasse


French language: Lieutenant de vaisseau de 1ère classe

Captain-Commandant
Dutch language: Kapitein-commandant


French language: Capitaine-commandant

OF-3 BEL Med comp kapiteincommandant.gif
OF-2 Captain
Dutch language: Kapitein


French language: Capitaine

Army-BEL-OF-02b.svg Captain
Dutch language: Kapitein


French language: Capitaine

BE-Air Force-OF2b.svg Lieutenant
Dutch language: Luitenant-ter-zee


French language: Lieutenant de vaisseau

Captain
Dutch language: Kapitein


French language: Capitaine

OF-2 BEL Med comp kapitein.gif
OF-1 Lieutenant
Dutch language: Luitenant


French language: Lieutenant

Army-BEL-OF-01a.svg Lieutenant
Dutch language: Luitenant


French language: Lieutenant

BE-Air Force-OF1a.svg Sub-Lieutenant
Dutch language: Vaandrig-ter-zee


French language: Enseigne de vaisseau

Lieutenant
Dutch language: Luitenant


French language: Lieutenant

OF-1 BEL Med comp luitenant.gif
OF-1 Sub-Lieutenant
Dutch language: Onderluitenant


French language: Sous-lieutenant

Army-BEL-OF-01b.svg Sub-Lieutenant
Dutch language: Onderluitenant


French language: Sous-lieutenant

BE-Air Force-OF1b.svg Ensign
Dutch language: Vaandrig-ter-zee 2de klasse


French language: Enseigne de vaisseau de 2e classe

Generic-Navy-O1.svg Sub-Lieutenant
Dutch language: Onderluitenant


French language: Sous-lieutenant

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Note

  • The highest rank in the Military Police is Colonel.
  • The ranks of Navy Admiral and Air Force General were created in 2002.

Non-commissioned officers[edit | edit source]

NATO
Code
Land Component Air Component Naval Component Medical Component
Senior non-commissioned officers - Hoofdonderofficieren - Sous-officiers supérieurs
OR-9 Chief Warrant Officer
Dutch language: Adjudant-majoor


French language: Adjudant-major

Army-BEL-OR-09a.svg Chief Warrant Officer
Dutch language: Adjudant-majoor


French language: Adjudant-major

BE-Air Force-OR9a.svg Chief Principal Master
Dutch language: Oppermeester-chef


French language: Maître-principal-chef

Navy-BEL-OR-09a maitre principal chef.svg Chief Warrant Officer
Dutch language: Adjudant-majoor


French language: Adjudant-major

OR-9 BEL med comp adjudant-major.png
OR-9 Master Warrant Officer
Dutch language: Adjudant-chef


French language: Adjudant-chef

Army-BEL-OR-09b.svg Master Warrant Officer
Dutch language: Adjudant-chef


French language: Adjudant-chef

BE-Air Force-OR9b.svg Principal Master
Dutch language: Oppermeester


French language: Maître-principal

Navy-BEL-OR-09b maitre principal.svg Master Warrant Officer
Dutch language: Adjudant-chef


French language: Adjudant-chef

OR-9 BEL med comp adjudant-chef.png
Elite non-commissioned officers - Keuronderofficieren - Sous-officiers d'élite
OR-8 Warrant Officer
Dutch language: Adjudant


French language: Adjudant

Army-BEL-OR-08.svg Warrant Officer
Dutch language: Adjudant


French language: Adjudant

BE-Air Force-OR8.svg 1st Master Chief
Dutch language: 1ste Meester-chef


French language: 1e Maître-chef

Navy-BEL-OR-08 1er maitre-chef.svg Warrant Officer
Dutch language: Adjudant


French language: Adjudant

OR-8 BEL med comp adjudent.gif
OR-7 1st Sergeant-Major
Dutch language: 1ste Sergeant-majoor


French language: 1e Sergent-major

Army-BEL-OR-07.svg 1st Sergeant-Major
Dutch language: 1ste Sergeant-majoor


French language: 1e Sergent-major

BE-Air Force-OR7.svg 1st Master
Dutch language: 1ste Meester


French language: 1e Maître

Navy-BEL-OR-07 1er maitre.svg 1st Sergeant Major
Dutch language: 1ste Sergeant-majoor


French language: 1e Sergent-major

OR-7 BEL med comp sergeantmajoor.gif
Junior non-commissioned officers - Lagere onderofficieren - Sous-officiers subalternes
OR-6 1st Master Sergeant
Dutch language: 1ste Sergeant-chef


French language: 1e Sergent-chef

Army-BEL-OR-06a.svg 1st Master Sergeant
Dutch language: 1ste Sergeant-chef


French language: 1e Sergent-chef

BE-Air Force-OR6a.svg Master Chief
Dutch language: Meester-chef


French language: Maître-chef

Navy-BEL-OR-06a maitre chef.svg 1st Master Sergeant
Dutch language: 1ste Sergeant-chef


French language: 1e Sergent-chef

OR-6 BEL med comp &stesergeantchef.gif
OR-6 1st Sergeant
Dutch language: 1ste Sergeant


French language: 1e Sergent

Army-BEL-OR-06b.svg 1st Sergeant
Dutch language: 1ste Sergeant


French language: 1e Sergent

BE-Air Force-OR6b.svg Master
Dutch language: Meester


French language: Maître

Navy-BEL-OR-06b maitre.svg 1st Sergeant
Dutch language: 1ste Sergeant


French language: 1e Sergent

OR-6 BEL med comp 1stesergeant.gif
OR-5 Sergeant
Dutch language: Sergeant


French language: Sergent

Army-BEL-OR-05.svg Sergeant
Dutch language: Sergeant


French language: Sergent

BE-Air Force-OR5.svg 2nd Master
Dutch language: 2de Meester


French language: 2e Maître

Navy-BEL-OR-05 2e maitre.svg Sergeant
Dutch language: Sergeant


French language: Sergent

OR-5 BEL Med comp sergant.gif

Volunteers[edit | edit source]

NATO
Code
Land Component Air Component Naval Component Medical Component
Elite volunteers - Keurvrijwilligers - Volontaires d'élite
OR-4 1st Master Corporal
Dutch language: 1ste Korporaal-chef


French language: 1e Caporal-chef

Army-BEL-OR-04a.svg 1st Master Corporal
Dutch language: 1ste Korporaal-chef


French language: 1e Caporal-chef

BE-Air Force-OR4a.svg 1st Chief Quartermaster
Dutch language: 1ste Kwartiermeester-chef


French language: 1er Quartier-maître-chef

Navy-BEL-OR-04a 1er quartier-maitre-chef.svg 1st Master Corporal
Dutch language: 1ste Korporaal-chef


French language: 1e Caporal-chef

OR-4 Master Corporal
Dutch language: Korporaal-chef


French language: Caporal-chef

Army-BEL-OR-04b.svg Master Corporal
Dutch language: Korporaal-chef


French language: Caporal-chef

BE-Air Force-OR4b.svg Chief Quartermaster
Dutch language: Kwartiermeester-chef


French language: Quartier-maître-chef

Navy-BEL-OR-04b quartier-maitre-chef.svg Master Corporal
Dutch language: Korporaal-chef


French language: Caporal-chef

Junior volunteers - Lagere vrijwilligers - Volontaire subalternes
OR-3 Corporal
Dutch language: Korporaal


French language: Caporal

Army-BEL-OR-03.svg Corporal
Dutch language: Korporaal


French language: Caporal

BE-Air Force-OR3.svg Quartermaster
Dutch language: Kwartiermeester


French language: Quartier-maître

Navy-BEL-OR-03 quartier-maitre.svg Corporal
Dutch language: Korporaal


French language: Caporal

OR-2 1st Private
Dutch language: 1ste Soldaat


French language: 1er Soldat

Army-BEL-OR-02.svg 1st Private
Dutch language: 1ste Soldaat


French language: 1er Soldat

BE-Air Force-OR2.svg 1st Seaman
Dutch language: 1ste Matroos


French language: 1er Matelot

Navy-BEL-OR-02 1er matelot.svg 1st Private
Dutch language: 1ste Soldaat


French language: 1er Soldat

BE-Medical-OR2x.png
OR-1 Private
Dutch language: Soldaat


French language: Soldat

Private
Dutch language: Soldaat


French language: Soldat

Seaman
Dutch language: Matroos


French language: Matelot

Navy-BEL-OR-01 matelot.svg Private
Dutch language: Soldaat


French language: Soldat

BE-Medical-OR1x.png

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