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{{Brazilian military}}
 
{{Brazilian military}}
This article presents the [[insignia]] and [[Military rank|ranks]] of the [[Brazilian military]]. These ranks originate from those adopted upon Brazil's independence from Portugal in 1822. Nowadays they are defined by Act no. 6880 of December 9, 1980.<ref name=lei6880>Act no. 6880 of December 9, 1980.</ref> The following ranks show Brazil's military insignia and its corresponding [[Ranks and insignia of NATO|NATO codes]].
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This article presents the [[insignia]] and [[Military rank|ranks]] of the [[Brazilian military]]. These ranks originate from those adopted upon [[Brazil]]'s independence from [[Portugal]] in 1822. Nowadays they are defined by Act no. 6880 of December 9, 1980.<ref name=lei6880>Act no. 6880 of December 9, 1980.</ref> The following ranks show Brazil's military insignia and its corresponding [[Ranks and insignia of NATO|NATO codes]].
   
 
Air Force ranks date from 1941, when the Brazilian Air Force (''Força Aérea Brasileira'') was organized as a merger of the Navy's Aeronaval Force and the Army's Aviation Service.<ref name=INCAER3>Instituto Histórico e Cultural da Aeronáutica, ''História geral da aeronáutica brasileira'', v. 3</ref>
 
Air Force ranks date from 1941, when the Brazilian Air Force (''Força Aérea Brasileira'') was organized as a merger of the Navy's Aeronaval Force and the Army's Aviation Service.<ref name=INCAER3>Instituto Histórico e Cultural da Aeronáutica, ''História geral da aeronáutica brasileira'', v. 3</ref>

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