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Koninklijke Landmacht, KL (Royal Netherlands Army, RNLA)Edit

The Landmacht is the land based part of the Dutch military. Its task are the following:

  • To defend Dutch territory and that of NATO allies.
  • To contribute to peace, stability and safety world wide.
  • To support civil authorities in maintaining order, fighting natural disasters and providing humanitarian help, nationally as well as internationally.

OfficersEdit

NATO CodeOF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D)

Army
Nl-landmacht-generaal Nl-landmacht-luitenant generaal Nl-landmacht-generaal majoor Nl-landmacht-brigade generaal Nl-landmacht-kolonel Nl-landmacht-luitenant kolonel Nl-landmacht-majoor Nl-landmacht-kapitein ritmeester 60px Nl-landmacht-tweede luitenant Nl-landmacht-vaandrig
Dutch titleGeneraalLuitenant-GeneraalGeneraal-MajoorBrigade-GeneraalKolonelLuitenant-KolonelMajoorKapiteinEerste-LuitenantTweede-LuitenantVaandrig
(cavalry/artillery)Ritmeester (Cavalry only)Kornet
English equivalent General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet

Enlisted ranksEdit

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

Army
Nl-landmacht-adjudant onderofficier Nl-landmacht-sergeant majoor-opperwachtmeester Nl-landmacht-sergeant der 1e klasse-wachtmeester-der-1e-klasse Nl-landmacht-sergeant-wachtmeester Nl-landmacht-korporaal der 1e klasse Nl-landmacht-korporaal Nl-landmacht-soldaat der 1e klasse Nl-landmacht-soldaat der 2e klasse Nl-landmacht-soldaat-der-3e-klasse
Dutch titleAdjudantSergeant-MajoorSergeant der 1e klasseSergeantKorporaal der 1e klasseKorporaalSoldaat der 1ste klasseSoldaat der 2de klasseSoldaat der 3e klasse
(cavalry/artillery)OpperwachtmeesterWachtmeester der 1e klasseWachtmeesterKannonier/huzaarKannonier/huzaarKannonier/huzaar
English equivalent Warrant Officer Sergeant Major Sergeant 1st Class Sergeant Corporal 1st Class Corporal Soldier 1st Class Soldier 2nd Class Soldier 3rd Class

The rank insignia of the cavalry and military administration for the ranks from 'Korporaal' to 'Sergeant-Majoor' /' Opperwachtmeester' are not in gold, but in silver. The Dutch titles for privates are:

InfantryCavalryArtillery
SoldaatHuzaarKannonier
Grenadier Rijder
Jager
Fusilier
Commando

Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu) (Royal Netherlands Air Force, RNLAF)Edit

The Luchtmacht is the air based part of the Dutch military. Its tasks are the following:

  • Delivering military force wherever the Dutch people desire.
  • Dominating Dutch airspace.
  • Creating safety for military actions by land, sea or air.
  • To contribute to peace, stability and safety world wide.
  • To support civil authorities in maintaining order, fighting natural disasters and providing humanitarian help, nationally as well as internationally.

OfficersEdit

NATO CodeOF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1OF(D)
Flag of the Royal Netherlands Air Force
Air force
Nl-luchtmacht-generaal Nl-luchtmacht-luitenant generaal Nl-luchtmacht-generaal majoor Nl-luchtmacht-commodore Nl-luchtmacht-kolonel Nl-luchtmacht-luitenant kolonel Nl-luchtmacht-majoor Nl-luchtmacht-kapitein Nl-luchtmacht-eerste luitenant Nl-luchtmacht-tweede luitenant Nl-luchtmacht-vaandrig
Dutch titleGeneraalLuitenant-GeneraalGeneraal-MajoorCommodoreKolonelLuitenant-KolonelMajoorKapiteinEerste-LuitenantTweede-LuitenantVaandrig
English equivalent General Lieutenant General Major General Air Commodore Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet

Enlisted ranksEdit

NATO CodeOR-8/9OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-3OR-2OR-1
Flag of the Royal Netherlands Air Force
Air force
Nl-luchtmacht-adjudant onderofficier Nl-luchtmacht-sergeant majoor Nl-luchtmacht-sergeant der 1e klasse Nl-luchtmacht-sergeant Nl-luchtmacht-korporaal der 1e klasse Nl-luchtmacht-korporaal Nl-luchtmacht-soldaat der 1e klasse Nl-luchtmacht-soldaat der 2e klasse Nl-luchtmacht-soldaat der 3e klasse
Dutch titleAdjudant-OnderofficierSergeant-MajoorSergeant der 1e klasseSergeantKorporaal der 1e klasseKorporaalSoldaat der 1ste klasseSoldaat der 2de klasseSoldaat der 3de klasse
English equivalent Warrant Officer Sergeant Major Sergeant 1st Class Sergeant Corporal 1st Class Corporal Airman 1st Class Airman 2nd Class Airman 3rd Class

Koninklijke Marine, KM (Royal Netherlands Navy, RNLN)Edit

The Marine is the sea based part of the Dutch military. Its task are the following:

  • Defending Dutch interests, including the Dutch Antilles and Aruba, and those of allies world wide.
  • To contribute to peace, stability and safety world wide.
  • To support civil authorities in maintaining order, fighting natural disasters and providing humanitarian help, nationally as well as internationally.

OfficersEdit

NATO CodeOF-10OF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1

Navy
Nl-marine-vloot-admiraal Nl-marine-vloot-luitenant admiraal Nl-marine-vloot-vice-admiraal Nl-marine-vloot-schout schout bij nacht Nl-marine-vloot-commandeur Nl-marine-vloot-kapitein ter zee Nl-marine-vloot-kapitein luitenant ter zee Nl-marine-vloot-luitenant ter zee der 1e klasse Nl-marine-vloot-luitenant ter zee der 2e klasse oudste categorie Nl-marine-vloot-luitenant ter zee der 2e klasse Nl-marine-vloot-luitenant ter zee der 3e klasse
Dutch titleAdmiraal (due to tradition; actual rank abandoned in 1956)Luitenant-AdmiraalVice-AdmiraalSchout bij NachtCommandeurKapitein ter ZeeKapitein-luitenant ter ZeeLuitenant ter Zee 1ste klasseLuitenant ter Zee der 2e klasse oudste categorieLuitenant ter Zee 2de klasseLuitenant ter Zee 3de klasse
Netherlands Marinesnot in useGeneraalLuitenant-GeneraalGeneraal-MajoorBrigade-GeneraalKolonelLuitenant-KolonelMajoorKapitein1e Luitenant2e Luitenant
English equivalent Admiral of the Fleet,
Captain General of the RNLMC
Admiral,
General
Vice Admiral,
Lieutenant General
Rear Admiral,
Major General
Commodore,
Brigadier
Captain,
Colonel
Commander,
Lieutenant Colonel
Lieutenant Commander,
Major
Lieutenant,
Captain
Lieutenant (junior grade) / Sub-Lieutenant,
Lieutenant
Ensign,
Second Lieutenant

Enlisted ranksEdit

NATO CodeOR-9OR-7/8OR-6OR-4/5OR-2OR-1

Navy
Nl-marine-vloot-adjudant onderofficier Nl-marine-vloot-sergeant majoor Nl-marine-vloot-sergeant Nl-marine-vloot-korporaal Nl-marine-vloot-matroos der 1e klasse Nl-marine-vloot-matroos der 2e klasse Nl-marine-vloot-matroos
Dutch titleAdjudant Onderofficier Sergeant-MajoorSergeantKorporaalMatroos der 1ste KlasseMatroos der 2de KlasseMatroos der 3de Klasse
Netherlands MarinesAdjudant Onderofficier Sergeant-MajoorSergeantKorporaalMarinier der 1ste KlasseMarinier der 2de KlasseMarinier der 3de Klasse
English equivalent Warrant Officer Sergeant Major Sergeant Corporal Seaman 1st Class,
Marine 1st Class
Seaman 2nd Class,
Marine 2nd Class
Seaman 3rd Class,
Marine 3rd Class

Koninklijke Marechaussee, KMar (Royal Military Police)Edit

The Royal Marechaussee, or Royal Netherlands Constabulary, is the gendarmerie and military police force of the Dutch Military. Its tasks are (among others):

  • Support the local police
  • Security of international airports and the Dutch borders
  • Police duties for the Dutch armed forces
  • Protection of Royal palaces and Government buildings.

OfficersEdit

NATO CodeOF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1

Military Police
Nl-marechausee-luitenant generaal Nl-marechausee-generaal majoor Nl-marechausee-brigade generaal Nl-marechaussee-kolonel Nl-marechaussee-luitenant kolonel Nl-marechaussee-majoor Nl-marechaussee-kapitein Nl-marechaussee-eerste luitenant Nl-marechaussee-tweede luitenant Nl-marechaussee-adjudant onderofficier
Dutch titleLuitenant-GeneraalGeneraal-MajoorBrigade-GeneraalKolonelLuitenant-KolonelMajoorKapiteinEerste-LuitenantTweede-LuitenantKornet
English equivalent Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Officer Cadet

Enlisted ranksEdit

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

Military Police
Nl-marechaussee-adjudant onderofficier Nl-marechaussee-opperwachtmeester Nl-marechaussee-wachtmeester der 1e klasse Nl-marechaussee-wachtmeester Nl-marechaussee-marechaussee der 1e klasse Nl-marechaussee-marechaussee der 2e klasse Nl-marechaussee-marechaussee der 3e klasse Nl-marechaussee-marechaussee der 4e klasse
Dutch titleAdjudantOpperwachtmeesterWachtmeester
der 1e klasse
WachtmeesterMarechaussee
der 1e klasse
Marechaussee
der 2e klasse
Marechaussee
der 3e klasse
Marechaussee
der 4e klasse
English equivalent Warrant Officer Class I Warrant Officer Class II Staff Sergeant Sergeant Marechaussee 1st Class, Corporal Marechaussee 2nd Class, Lance Corporal Marechaussee 3rd Class, Private Marechaussee 4th Class, Recruit

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