Outside this ranking system there are physicians (who may wear the same insignia in the Army/Air Force but with a slight variation in the Navy), nurses and veterinarians, while priests and judicial personnel wear totally different insignia and are without rank.
Besides the NATO-system, the Danish defence utilizes its own system, which for the navy is as follows:
- Military personnel, level 400 (M400): Executive level: OF-5 though OF-9
- Military personnel, level 300 (M300): Operational level: OF-1 through OF-4
- Military personnel, level 200 (M200): NCO level: OR-5 through OR-9
- Military personnel, level 100 (M100): Seamen level: OR-1 through OR-4
Officers[edit | edit source]
The highest officer's rank is OF-9 (Admiral) which is reserved for the Chief of Defence (only when this seat is occupied by a naval officer) and the Prince Consort of Denmark (à la suite). Similarly, OF-8 (Vice-admiral) is reserved for the Vice Chief of Defence). OF-7 (Kontreadmiral) is used by the Naval Staff and OF-6 (Flotilleadmiral) by the chief of Danish Task Group as well as keepers of high-office positions. OF-4 and OF-5 are mainly chiefs of squadrons, schools and larger vessels. OF-1 through OF-3 are used in a variety of positions.
|NATO Code||OF-10||OF-9||OF-8||OF-7||OF-6||OF-5||OF-4||OF-3||OF-2||OF-1||OF(D)||Student Officer|
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Furthermore officers of between the ranks of OF-9 and OF-6, have their own standards.
Enlisted[edit | edit source]
The Danish OR's also follow the NATO system, though there are no OR-6's. OR-4 (Korporal) is the highest of the M100-level ranks is and not considered a NCO-rank.
|No equivalent||No insignia|
The Branch of Service logos are placed in the middle of the ranks, to signify the service.
References[edit | edit source]
- Badges of Rank for the Royal Danish Navy, 2016
- Badges of Rank for the Royal Danish Navy, 2016 (in Danish)
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