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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>
   
 
==Rank table==
 
==Rank table==
The shoulder epaulette pads from Navy and Air Force indicate both rank and specialty branch. The air force examples below are shown without branch designation marks on the epaulettes, with the exception of the ranks of Air Lieutenant-Brigadier and Air Marshall, which can only be occupied by pilots. Army shoulder pads do not represent branch, as this is indicated elsewhere in the uniform like on the cuff and sleeves of the dress and everyday uniforms.
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The shoulder epaulette pads from Navy and Air Force indicate both rank and specialty branch. The air force examples below are shown without branch designation marks on the epaulettes, with the exception of the ranks of Air Lieutenant-Brigadier and Air Marshall, which can only be occupied by pilots. Army [https://bestplatecarriers.com/best-plate-carrier-shoulder-pads/ shoulder pads] do not represent branch, as this is indicated elsewhere in the uniform like on the cuff and sleeves of the dress and everyday uniforms.
   
 
===Officers===
 
===Officers===
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! colspan="4" | General Officers and Flag Officers
 
! colspan="4" | General Officers and Flag Officers
 
|-
 
|-
| align=center | [[Image:Almirante MB.png]]<br>[[Admiral]]<br />''(Almirante)''<br>[[OF-10]]<ref name=WTUO>Wartime use only</ref>
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| align=center | [[File:Almirante MB.png]]<br>[[Admiral]]<br />''(Almirante)''<br>[[OF-10]]<ref name=WTUO>Wartime use only</ref>
| align=center | [[Image:Marechal.gif]]<br>[[Marshal (Brazil)|Marshal]]<br />''(Marechal)''<br>[[OF-10]]<ref name=WTUO>Wartime use only</ref>
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| align=center | [[File:Marechal.gif]]<br>[[Marshal (Brazil)|Marshal]]<br />''(Marechal)''<br>[[OF-10]]<ref name=WTUO>Wartime use only</ref>
| align=center | [[Image:Marechal ar.gif]]<br>[[Marshal (Brazil)|Marshal of the Air]]<br />''(Marechal-do-ar)''<br>[[OF-10]]<ref name=WTUO>Wartime use only</ref>
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| align=center | [[File:Marechal ar.gif]]<br>[[Marshal (Brazil)|Marshal of the Air]]<br />''(Marechal-do-ar)''<br>[[OF-10]]<ref name=WTUO>Wartime use only</ref>
 
|(No equivalent)
 
|(No equivalent)
 
|-
 
|-
| align=center | [[Image:Almirante de Esquadra MB.gif]]<br>[[Fleet admiral]]<br />''(Almirante-de-esquadra)''<br>OF-9
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| align=center | [[File:Almirante de Esquadra MB.gif]]<br>[[Fleet admiral]]<br />''(Almirante-de-esquadra)''<br>OF-9
| align=center | [[Image:General do Exército.gif]]<br>[[Army General]]<br />''(General-de-exército)''<br>OF-9
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| align=center | [[File:General do Exército.gif]]<br>[[Army General]]<br />''(General-de-exército)''<br>OF-9
| align=center | [[Image:Tenente brigadeiro.gif]]<br>[[Brigadier#Officer rank in Latin America|Air Lieutenant Brigadier]]<br />''(Tenente-Brigadeiro-do-Ar)''<br>OF-9
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| align=center | [[File:Tenente brigadeiro.gif]]<br>[[Brigadier#Officer rank in Latin America|Air Lieutenant Brigadier]]<br />''(Tenente-Brigadeiro-do-Ar)''<br>OF-9
 
|(No direct rank equivalent; <br>equates to some senior <br>appointments of Colonel)
 
|(No direct rank equivalent; <br>equates to some senior <br>appointments of Colonel)
 
|-
 
|-
| align=center | [[Image:Vice-Almirante MB.gif]]<br>[[Vice Admiral]]<br />''(Vice-almirante)''<br>OF-7
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| align=center | [[File:Vice-Almirante MB.gif]]<br>[[Vice Admiral]]<br />''(Vice-almirante)''<br>OF-7
| align=center | [[Image:Insígnia de General de Divisão.gif]]<br>[[Divisional General]]<br />''(General-de-divisão)''<br>OF-7
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| align=center | [[File:Insígnia de General de Divisão.gif]]<br>[[Divisional General]]<br />''(General-de-divisão)''<br>OF-7
| align=center | [[Image:Major brigadeiro.gif]]<br>[[Brigadier#Officer rank in Latin America|Brigadier Major]]<br />''(Major-Brigadeiro)''<br>OF-7
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| align=center | [[File:Major brigadeiro.gif]]<br>[[Brigadier#Officer rank in Latin America|Brigadier Major]]<br />''(Major-Brigadeiro)''<br>OF-7
 
|(No direct rank equivalent; <br>equates to some senior <br>appointments of Colonel)
 
|(No direct rank equivalent; <br>equates to some senior <br>appointments of Colonel)
 
|-
 
|-
| align=center | [[Image:Contra-Almirante MB.gif]]<br>[[Rear Admiral]]<br />''(Contra-almirante)''<br>OF-6
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| align=center | [[File:Contra-Almirante MB.gif]]<br>[[Rear Admiral]]<br />''(Contra-almirante)''<br>OF-6
| align=center | [[Image:Insígnia de General de Brigada.gif]]<br>[[Brigade General]]<br />''(General-de-brigada)''<br>OF-6
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| align=center | [[File:Insígnia de General de Brigada.gif]]<br>[[Brigade General]]<br />''(General-de-brigada)''<br>OF-6
| align=center | [[Image:Brigadeiro.gif]]<br>[[Brigadier]]<br />''(Brigadeiro)''<br>OF-6
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| align=center | [[File:Brigadeiro.gif]]<br>[[Brigadier]]<br />''(Brigadeiro)''<br>OF-6
 
|(No direct rank equivalent; <br>equates to some senior <br>appointments of Colonel)
 
|(No direct rank equivalent; <br>equates to some senior <br>appointments of Colonel)
 
|-
 
|-
 
!colspan="4"|Senior Officers
 
!colspan="4"|Senior Officers
 
|-
 
|-
| align=center | [[Image:Capitão de Mar e Guerra MB.gif]]<br>[[Captain of Sea and War]]<br />''(Capitão-de-mar-e-guerra)''<br>OF-5
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| align=center | [[File:Capitão de Mar e Guerra MB.gif]]<br>[[Captain of Sea and War]]<br />''(Capitão-de-mar-e-guerra)''<br>OF-5
| align=center | [[Image:Coronel.gif]]<br>[[Colonel]]<br />''(Coronel)''<br>OF-5
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| align=center | [[File:Coronel.gif]]<br>[[Colonel]]<br />''(Coronel)''<br>OF-5
| align=center | [[Image:Coronel fab.gif]]<br>[[Colonel]]<br />''(Coronel)''<br>OF-5
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| align=center | [[File:Coronel fab.gif]]<br>[[Colonel]]<br />''(Coronel)''<br>OF-5
|<center>[[Image:Insignia PM O1.PNG|77px]]<br>[[Colonel]]<br />''(Coronel)''<br>OF-5
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|<center>[[File:Insignia PM O1.PNG|77px]]<br>[[Colonel]]<br />''(Coronel)''<br>OF-5
 
|-
 
|-
| align=center | [[Image:Capitão de Fragata MB.gif]]<br>[[Frigate Captain]]<br />''(Capitão-de-fragata)''<br>OF-4
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| align=center | [[File:Capitão de Fragata MB.gif]]<br>[[Frigate Captain]]<br />''(Capitão-de-fragata)''<br>OF-4
| align=center | [[Image:Tenente-Coronel.gif]]<br>[[Lieutenant Colonel]]<br />''(Tenente-coronel)''<br>OF-4
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| align=center | [[File:Tenente-Coronel.gif]]<br>[[Lieutenant Colonel]]<br />''(Tenente-coronel)''<br>OF-4
| align=center | [[Image:Tenente coronel fab.gif]]<br>[[Lieutenant Colonel]]<br />''(Tenente-coronel)''<br>OF-4
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| align=center | [[File:Tenente coronel fab.gif]]<br>[[Lieutenant Colonel]]<br />''(Tenente-coronel)''<br>OF-4
|<center>[[Image:Insignia PM O2.PNG|80px]]<br>[[Lieutenant Colonel]]<br />''(Tenente-coronel)''<br>OF-4
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|<center>[[File:Insignia PM O2.PNG|80px]]<br>[[Lieutenant Colonel]]<br />''(Tenente-coronel)''<br>OF-4
 
|-
 
|-
| align=center | [[Image:Capitão de corveta MB.gif]]<br>[[Corvette Captain]]<br />''(Capitão-de-corveta)''<br>OF-3
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| align=center | [[File:Capitão de corveta MB.gif]]<br>[[Corvette Captain]]<br />''(Capitão-de-corveta)''<br>OF-3
| align=center | [[Image:Major Exército.gif]]<br>[[Major]]<br />''(Major)''<br>OF-3
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| align=center | [[File:Major Exército.gif]]<br>[[Major]]<br />''(Major)''<br>OF-3
| align=center | [[Image:Major fab.gif]]<br>[[Major]]<br />''(Major)''<br>OF-3
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| align=center | [[File:Major fab.gif]]<br>[[Major]]<br />''(Major)''<br>OF-3
|<center>[[Image:Insignia PM O3.PNG|80px]]<br>[[Major]]<br />''(Major)''<br>OF-3
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|<center>[[File:Insignia PM O3.PNG|80px]]<br>[[Major]]<br />''(Major)''<br>OF-3
 
|-
 
|-
 
!colspan="4" |Intermediary Officers
 
!colspan="4" |Intermediary Officers
 
|-
 
|-
| align=center | [[Image:Capitão-Tenente MB.gif]]<br>[[Captain Lieutenant]]<br />''(Capitão-tenente)''<br>OF-2
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| align=center | [[File:Capitão-Tenente MB.gif]]<br>[[Captain Lieutenant]]<br />''(Capitão-tenente)''<br>OF-2
| align=center | [[Image:Capitão.gif]]<br>[[Captain (land and air)|Captain]]<br />''(Capitão)''<br>OF-2
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| align=center | [[File:Capitão.gif]]<br>[[Captain (land and air)|Captain]]<br />''(Capitão)''<br>OF-2
| align=center | [[Image:Capitao fab.gif]]<br>[[Captain (land and air)|Captain]]<br />''(Capitão)''<br>OF-2
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| align=center | [[File:Capitao fab.gif]]<br>[[Captain (land and air)|Captain]]<br />''(Capitão)''<br>OF-2
|<center>[[Image:Insignia PM O4.PNG|80px]]<br>[[Captain (land and air)|Captain]]<br />''(Capitão)''<br>OF-2
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|<center>[[File:Insignia PM O4.PNG|80px]]<br>[[Captain (land and air)|Captain]]<br />''(Capitão)''<br>OF-2
 
|-
 
|-
 
!colspan="4"|Subaltern Officers
 
!colspan="4"|Subaltern Officers
 
|-
 
|-
| align=center | [[Image:Primeiro-Tenente MB.gif]]<br>[[First Lieutenant]]<br />''(Primeiro-tenente)''<br>OF-1
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| align=center | [[File:Primeiro-Tenente MB.gif]]<br>[[First Lieutenant]]<br />''(Primeiro-tenente)''<br>OF-1
| align=center | [[Image:Primeiro-Tenente.gif]]<br>[[First Lieutenant]]<br />''(Primeiro-tenente)''<br>OF-1
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| align=center | [[File:Primeiro-Tenente.gif]]<br>[[First Lieutenant]]<br />''(Primeiro-tenente)''<br>OF-1
| align=center | [[Image:1tenente fab.gif]]<br>[[First Lieutenant]]<br />''(Primeiro-tenente)''<br>OF-1
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| align=center | [[File:1tenente fab.gif]]<br>[[First Lieutenant]]<br />''(Primeiro-tenente)''<br>OF-1
|<center>[[Image:Insignia PM O5.PNG|80px]]<br>[[First Lieutenant]]<br />''(Primeiro-tenente)''<br>OF-1
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|<center>[[File:Insignia PM O5.PNG|80px]]<br>[[First Lieutenant]]<br />''(Primeiro-tenente)''<br>OF-1
 
|-
 
|-
| align=center | [[Image:Segundo-Tenente MB.gif]]<br>[[Second Lieutenant]]<br />''(Segundo-tenente)''<br>OF-1
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| align=center | [[File:Segundo-Tenente MB.gif]]<br>[[Second Lieutenant]]<br />''(Segundo-tenente)''<br>OF-1
| align=center | [[Image:Segundo-Tenente.gif]]<br>[[Second Lieutenant]]<br />''(Segundo-tenente)''<br>OF-1
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| align=center | [[File:Segundo-Tenente.gif]]<br>[[Second Lieutenant]]<br />''(Segundo-tenente)''<br>OF-1
| align=center | [[Image:2tenente fab.gif]]<br>[[Second Lieutenant]]<br />''(Segundo-tenente)''<br>OF-1
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| align=center | [[File:2tenente fab.gif]]<br>[[Second Lieutenant]]<br />''(Segundo-tenente)''<br>OF-1
|<center>[[Image:Insignia PM O6.PNG|80px]]<br>[[Second Lieutenant]]<br />''(Segundo-tenente)''<br>OF-1
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|<center>[[File:Insignia PM O6.PNG|80px]]<br>[[Second Lieutenant]]<br />''(Segundo-tenente)''<br>OF-1
 
|-
 
|-
 
!colspan="4"|Special non-commissioned officers<ref name=SNCO>As treated by Act 6880/1980, the "special non-commissioned officers" listed here are non-commissioned officers that are on their way to become full-fledged commissioned officers. As such, in most instances they are treated the same as subaltern officers and take on basically the same tasks. As a rule, however, special non-commissioned officers do not take on command jobs.</ref>
 
!colspan="4"|Special non-commissioned officers<ref name=SNCO>As treated by Act 6880/1980, the "special non-commissioned officers" listed here are non-commissioned officers that are on their way to become full-fledged commissioned officers. As such, in most instances they are treated the same as subaltern officers and take on basically the same tasks. As a rule, however, special non-commissioned officers do not take on command jobs.</ref>
 
|-
 
|-
| align=center | [[Image:Guarda-Marinha MB.gif]]<br>[[Midshipman]]<br />''(Guarda-marinha)''<br>[[Officer Designate|OF-D]]
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| align=center | [[File:Guarda-Marinha MB.gif]]<br>[[Midshipman]]<br />''(Guarda-marinha)''<br>[[Officer Designate|OF-D]]
| align=center | [[Image:Aspirante.gif]]<br>[[Aspirant|Aspirant Officer]]<br />''(Aspirante-a-oficial)''<br>[[Officer Designate|OF-D]]
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| align=center | [[File:Aspirante.gif]]<br>[[Aspirant|Aspirant Officer]]<br />''(Aspirante-a-oficial)''<br>[[Officer Designate|OF-D]]
| align=center | [[Image:Aspirante fab.gif]]<br>[[Aspirant]]<br />''(Aspirante)''<br>[[Officer Designate|OF-D]]
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| align=center | [[File:Aspirante fab.gif]]<br>[[Aspirant]]<br />''(Aspirante)''<br>[[Officer Designate|OF-D]]
|<center>[[Image:Insignia PM O7.PNG|80px]]<br>[[Aspirant|Aspirant Officer]]<br />''(Aspirante-a-oficial)''<br>[[Officer Designate|OF-D]]
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|<center>[[File:Insignia PM O7.PNG|80px]]<br>[[Aspirant|Aspirant Officer]]<br />''(Aspirante-a-oficial)''<br>[[Officer Designate|OF-D]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
!colspan="4"|Non-commissioned ranks
 
!colspan="4"|Non-commissioned ranks
 
|-
 
|-
| align=center | [[Image:Suboficial MB.png]]<br>[[Warrant Officer]]/[[Sub-officer]]<br>''(Suboficial)''
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| align=center | [[File:Suboficial MB.png]]<br>[[Warrant Officer]]/[[Sub-officer]]<br>''(Suboficial)''
| align=center | [[Image:Subtenente.png]]<br>[[Warrant Officer]]/[[Sublieutenant]]<br />''(Subtenente)''
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| align=center | [[File:Subtenente.png]]<br>[[Warrant Officer]]/[[Sublieutenant]]<br />''(Subtenente)''
| align=center | [[Image:Suboficial fab.PNG]]<br>[[Warrant Officer]]/[[Sub-officer]]<br />''(Suboficial)''
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| align=center | [[File:Suboficial fab.PNG]]<br>[[Warrant Officer]]/[[Sub-officer]]<br />''(Suboficial)''
|<center> [[Image:Insignia PM O8.PNG|80px]]<br>[[Warrant Officer]]/[[Sublieutenant]]<br />''(Subtenente)''
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|<center> [[File:Insignia PM O8.PNG|80px]]<br>[[Warrant Officer]]/[[Sublieutenant]]<br />''(Subtenente)''
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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!width="100"|[[Private (rank)|Private]] (''soldado'')
 
!width="100"|[[Private (rank)|Private]] (''soldado'')
 
|-
 
|-
|<center>[[Image:Primeiro-Sargento..png|80px]]||<center>[[Image:Segundo-Sargento.png|80px]]||<center>[[Image:Terceiro-Sargento.png|80px]]||<center>[[Image:Cabo.png|80px]]||<center>[[Image:Soldado.png|80px]]
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|<center>[[File:Primeiro-Sargento..png|80px]]||<center>[[File:Segundo-Sargento.png|80px]]||<center>[[File:Terceiro-Sargento.png|80px]]||<center>[[File:Cabo.png|80px]]||<center>[[File:Soldado.png|80px]]
 
|}
 
|}
 
'''Brazilian Navy'''
 
'''Brazilian Navy'''
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!width="100"|[[Seaman]] (''marinheiro''),<br> Private/[[Marine (military)|Marine]] (''Soldado FN'') (Marines)
 
!width="100"|[[Seaman]] (''marinheiro''),<br> Private/[[Marine (military)|Marine]] (''Soldado FN'') (Marines)
 
|-
 
|-
|<center>[[Image:Primeiro-Sargento_MB.png|80px]]||<center>[[Image:Segundo-Sargento_MB.png|80px]]||<center>[[Image:Terceiro-Sargento_MB.png|80px]]||<center>[[Image:Cabo_MB.png|80px]]||<center>[[Image:Marinheiro_MB.png|80px]]
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|<center>[[File:Primeiro-Sargento MB.png|80px]]||<center>[[File:Segundo-Sargento MB.png|80px]]||<center>[[File:Terceiro-Sargento MB.png|80px]]||<center>[[File:Cabo MB.png|80px]]||<center>[[File:Marinheiro MB.png|80px]]
 
|}
 
|}
 
'''Brazilian Air Force'''
 
'''Brazilian Air Force'''
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!width="100"|[[Airman]] (''soldado'')
 
!width="100"|[[Airman]] (''soldado'')
 
|-
 
|-
|<center>[[Image:Praça 1Sgt FAB.PNG|80px]]||<center>[[Image:Praça 2Sgt FAB.PNG|80px]]||<center>[[Image:Praça 3Sgt FAB.PNG|80px]]||<center>[[Image:Praça Cb FAB.PNG|80px]]||<center>[[Image:Praça Sd FAB.PNG|80px]]
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|<center>[[File:Praça 1Sgt FAB.PNG|80px]]||<center>[[File:Praça 2Sgt FAB.PNG|80px]]||<center>[[File:Praça 3Sgt FAB.PNG|80px]]||<center>[[File:Praça Cb FAB.PNG|80px]]||<center>[[File:Praça Sd FAB.PNG|80px]]
 
|}
 
|}
 
'''Brazilian Military Police'''
 
'''Brazilian Military Police'''
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!width="100"|[[Private (rank)|Private]]<br/><small>(Soldado)</small>
 
!width="100"|[[Private (rank)|Private]]<br/><small>(Soldado)</small>
 
|-
 
|-
|<center>[[Image:Insignia PM P1.PNG|65px]]||<center>[[Image:Insignia PM P2.PNG|65px]]||<center>[[Image:Insignia PM P3.PNG|65px]]||<center>[[Image:Insignia PM P5.PNG|65px]]||<center>
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|<center>[[File:Insignia PM P1.PNG|65px]]||<center>[[File:Insignia PM P2.PNG|65px]]||<center>[[File:Insignia PM P3.PNG|65px]]||<center>[[File:Insignia PM P5.PNG|65px]]||<center>
[[Image:Insignia PM P6.PNG|65px]]
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[[File:Insignia PM P6.PNG|65px]]
 
|}
 
|}
</center>
 
 
 
</center>
 
</center>
   
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{{reflist|1}}
 
{{reflist|1}}
   
== See also ==
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==See also==
 
* [[Military rank]]
 
* [[Military rank]]
 
* [[Comparative military ranks]]
 
* [[Comparative military ranks]]
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{{Military of Brazil}}
 
{{Military of Brazil}}
 
{{Military ranks by country}}
 
{{Military ranks by country}}
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{{Wikipedia|Military ranks of Brazil}}
   
 
[[Category:Military of Brazil]]
 
[[Category:Military of Brazil]]
[[Category:Military ranks of Brazil| ]]
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[[Category:Military ranks of Brazil|Military ranks of Brazil]]

Latest revision as of 10:51, 24 February 2021

Military of Brazil
Coat of arms of Brazil.svg

Components
Army
Air Force
Navy
Military Police
Ranks
Military ranks of Brazil
History
Military history of Brazil

This article presents the insignia and 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.[1] The following ranks show Brazil's military insignia and its corresponding 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.[2]

Rank table[]

The shoulder epaulette pads from Navy and Air Force indicate both rank and specialty branch. The air force examples below are shown without branch designation marks on the epaulettes, with the exception of the ranks of Air Lieutenant-Brigadier and Air Marshall, which can only be occupied by pilots. Army shoulder pads do not represent branch, as this is indicated elsewhere in the uniform like on the cuff and sleeves of the dress and everyday uniforms.

Officers[]

All officer ranks differ per service as shown in the colors used in the epaulette pads. The Navy also uses cuff rank insignia like most navies everywhere. The Brazilian Marine Corps, as part of the Navy, uses naval ranks save for its basic enlisted ranks, thus Seamen and Seamen Recruits are called as Privates (Soldado FN) and Recruits (Recruta FN) respectively.

Brazilian Navy Brazilian Army Brazilian Air Force Brazilian Military Police
and Military Firefighters
General Officers and Flag Officers
Almirante MB.png
Admiral
(Almirante)
OF-10[3]
Marechal.gif
Marshal
(Marechal)
OF-10[3]
Marechal ar.gif
Marshal of the Air
(Marechal-do-ar)
OF-10[3]
(No equivalent)
Almirante de Esquadra MB.png
Fleet admiral
(Almirante-de-esquadra)
OF-9
General do Exército.gif
Army General
(General-de-exército)
OF-9
Tenente brigadeiro.gif
Air Lieutenant Brigadier
(Tenente-Brigadeiro-do-Ar)
OF-9
(No direct rank equivalent;
equates to some senior
appointments of Colonel)
Vice-Almirante MB.gif
Vice Admiral
(Vice-almirante)
OF-7
Insígnia de General de Divisão.gif
Divisional General
(General-de-divisão)
OF-7
Major brigadeiro.gif
Brigadier Major
(Major-Brigadeiro)
OF-7
(No direct rank equivalent;
equates to some senior
appointments of Colonel)
Contra-Almirante MB.png
Rear Admiral
(Contra-almirante)
OF-6
Insígnia de General de Brigada.gif
Brigade General
(General-de-brigada)
OF-6
Brigadeiro.gif
Brigadier
(Brigadeiro)
OF-6
(No direct rank equivalent;
equates to some senior
appointments of Colonel)
Senior Officers
Capitão de Mar e Guerra MB.png
Captain of Sea and War
(Capitão-de-mar-e-guerra)
OF-5
Coronel.gif
Colonel
(Coronel)
OF-5
Coronel fab.gif
Colonel
(Coronel)
OF-5
Insignia PM O1.PNG
Colonel
(Coronel)
OF-5
Capitão de Fragata MB.png
Frigate Captain
(Capitão-de-fragata)
OF-4
Tenente-Coronel.gif
Lieutenant Colonel
(Tenente-coronel)
OF-4
Tenente coronel fab.gif
Lieutenant Colonel
(Tenente-coronel)
OF-4
Insignia PM O2.PNG
Lieutenant Colonel
(Tenente-coronel)
OF-4
Capitão de corveta MB.png
Corvette Captain
(Capitão-de-corveta)
OF-3
Major Exército.gif
Major
(Major)
OF-3
Major fab.gif
Major
(Major)
OF-3
Insignia PM O3.PNG
Major
(Major)
OF-3
Intermediary Officers
Capitão-Tenente MB.png
Captain Lieutenant
(Capitão-tenente)
OF-2
Capitão.png
Captain
(Capitão)
OF-2
Capitao fab.gif
Captain
(Capitão)
OF-2
Insignia PM O4.PNG
Captain
(Capitão)
OF-2
Subaltern Officers
Primeiro-Tenente MB.gif
First Lieutenant
(Primeiro-tenente)
OF-1
Primeiro-Tenente.gif
First Lieutenant
(Primeiro-tenente)
OF-1
1tenente fab.gif
First Lieutenant
(Primeiro-tenente)
OF-1
Insignia PM O5.PNG
First Lieutenant
(Primeiro-tenente)
OF-1
Segundo-Tenente MB.gif
Second Lieutenant
(Segundo-tenente)
OF-1
Segundo-Tenente.gif
Second Lieutenant
(Segundo-tenente)
OF-1
2tenente fab.gif
Second Lieutenant
(Segundo-tenente)
OF-1
Insignia PM O6.PNG
Second Lieutenant
(Segundo-tenente)
OF-1
Special non-commissioned officers[4]
Guarda-Marinha MB.gif
Midshipman
(Guarda-marinha)
OF-D
Aspirante.png
Aspirant Officer
(Aspirante-a-oficial)
OF-D
Aspirante fab.gif
Aspirant
(Aspirante)
OF-D
Insignia PM O7.PNG
Aspirant Officer
(Aspirante-a-oficial)
OF-D
Non-commissioned ranks
Suboficial MB.png
Warrant Officer/Sub-officer
(Suboficial)
Subtenente.png
Warrant Officer/Sublieutenant
(Subtenente)
Suboficial fab.PNG
Warrant Officer/Sub-officer
(Suboficial)
Insignia PM O8.PNG
Warrant Officer/Sublieutenant
(Subtenente)

Enlisted[]

Enlisted rank and rate insignia are on the sleeves of all uniforms.

Brazilian Army

First
Sergeant
(primeiro-sargento)
Second
Sergeant
(segundo-sargento)
Third
Sergeant
(terceiro-sargento)
Corporal (cabo) Private (soldado)
Primeiro-Sargento..png
Segundo-Sargento.png
Terceiro-Sargento.png
Cabo.png
Soldado.png

Brazilian Navy

First
Sergeant
(primeiro-sargento)
Second
Sergeant
(segundo-sargento')
Third
Sergeant
(terceiro-sargento)
Leading Seaman/Corporal (cabo) Seaman (marinheiro),
Private/Marine (Soldado FN) (Marines)
Primeiro-Sargento MB.png
Segundo-Sargento MB.png
Terceiro-Sargento MB.png
Cabo MB.png
Marinheiro MB.png

Brazilian Air Force

First
Sergeant
(primeiro-sargento)
Second
Sergeant
(segundo-sargento)
Third
Sergeant
(terceiro-sargento)
Corporal (cabo) Airman (soldado)
Praça 1Sgt FAB.PNG
Praça 2Sgt FAB.PNG
Praça 3Sgt FAB.PNG
Praça Cb FAB.PNG
Praça Sd FAB.PNG

Brazilian Military Police

First Sergeant
(Primeiro Sargento)
Second Sergeant
(Segundo Sargento)
Third Sergeant
(Terceiro Sargento)
Corporal
(Cabo)
Private
(Soldado)
Insignia PM P1.PNG
Insignia PM P2.PNG
Insignia PM P3.PNG
Insignia PM P5.PNG

Insignia PM P6.PNG

Notes[]

  1. Act no. 6880 of December 9, 1980.
  2. Instituto Histórico e Cultural da Aeronáutica, História geral da aeronáutica brasileira, v. 3
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Wartime use only
  4. As treated by Act 6880/1980, the "special non-commissioned officers" listed here are non-commissioned officers that are on their way to become full-fledged commissioned officers. As such, in most instances they are treated the same as subaltern officers and take on basically the same tasks. As a rule, however, special non-commissioned officers do not take on command jobs.

See also[]

External links[]


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