Romanian Armed Forces ranks and insignia

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The Romanian Armed Forces ranks and insignia are the military insignia used by the Romanian Armed Forces.

Branch colors in the Romanian Armed Forces

The colors depend on the service branch (armă, literally "weapon") the bearer is a member of. They show on the shoulder slides which hold the rank insignia, on the band of combination caps, and on collar insignia. Because many different branches share a color (for example black or light blue), each branch has distinctive branch insignia (semne de armă), which is worn next to the rank insignia on the shoulder slides. Other militarized institutions, such as the Romanian Gendarmerie and the Military Firefighters Corps, also have branch insignia worn in the same way.

Service branch Colour
Marshals (all branches)
RLF Generals except Military Medicine and Military Justice
Infantry
Military Music
Red
ROAF (all staff)
Paratroopers
Radar Troops
Light blue
RNF (all staff)
Artillery
Tanks
Military Automobile Troops
Anti-air Artillery and Missiles
Communication and Informatics structures
Engineers Troops
NBC defence
Black
Military Medicine (incl. Generals) Burgundy red
Mountain Troops (Vânători de Munte) Green
Military Logistics
Administration
Violet
Military Justice (incl. Generals) Dark Blue/Dark Violet
Military Police Gray

The same ranks and basic insignia are used in the other militarised institutions. They differ in the color and branch insignia on the shoulder boards.

Land Forces

Officers

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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Mareșal[note 1] General General-locotenent General-maior General de brigadă Colonel Locotenent-colonel Maior Căpitan Locotenent Sublocotenent


Romania Romania
(Paratroopers)
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No equivalent
RO-Paratroopers-OF5s.gif RO-Paratroopers-OF4s.gif RO-Paratroopers-OF3s.gif RO-Paratroopers-OF2s.gif RO-Paratroopers-OF1sa.gif RO-Paratroopers-OF1sb.gif No equivalent
Colonel Locotenent-Colonel Maior Căpitan Locotenent Sublocotenent

Other/Enlisted ranks

These enlisted ranks are all-forces ranks.

NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Romania Romania
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Plutonier adjutant principal Plutonier adjutant Plutonier-major Plutonier Sergent-major Sergent Caporal clasa
a I-a
Caporal clasa
a II-a
Caporal clasa
a III-a
Fruntaș Soldat
Maistru ranks
NATO rank WO-5 WO-4 WO-3 WO-2 WO-1
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Maistru militar principal Maistru militar clasa I Maistru militar clasa II Maistru militar clasa III Maistru militar clasa IV Maistru militar clasa V

Air Force

Officers

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
Romania Romania
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Romania-Army-OF-10.svg Romania-AirForce-OF-9.svg Romania-AirForce-OF-8.svg Romania-AirForce-OF-7.svg Romania-AirForce-OF-6.svg Romania-AirForce-OF-5.svg Romania-AirForce-OF-4.svg Romania-AirForce-OF-3.svg Romania-AirForce-OF-2.svg Romania-AirForce-OF-1b.svg Romania-AirForce-OF-1a.svg No equivalent
Mareșal1 General General-Locotenent General-Maior General de Flotilă Aeriană Comandor Căpitan-Comandor Locotenent-Comandor Căpitan Locotenent Sublocotenent

Other/Enlisted ranks

NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Romania Romania
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Plutonier adjutant principal Plutonier adjutant Plutonier major Plutonier Sergent major Sergent Caporal clasa
a I-a
Caporal clasa
a II-a
Caporal clasa
a III-a
Fruntaş Soldat
Maistru ranks
NATO rank WO-5 WO-4 WO-3 WO-2 WO-1
Romania Romania RO AF WO-5.png RO AF WO-4.png RO AF WO-3.png RO AF WO-2.png RO AF WO-1.png RO AF WO-0.png
Maistru militar principal Maistru militar clasa I Maistru militar clasa II Maistru militar clasa III Maistru militar clasa IV Maistru militar clasa V

Naval Forces

Officers

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
 Romania
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Romania-Army-OF-10.svg Romania-Navy-OF-9.svg Romania-Navy-OF-8.svg Romania-Navy-OF-7.svg Romania-Navy-OF-6.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-9.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-8.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-7.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-4.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-2.svg British Royal Navy (sleeves) OF-1b.svg No equivalent
Mareșal Amiral Viceamiral Contraamiral Contraamiral de Flotilă Comandor Căpitan-Comandor Locotenent-Comandor Căpitan Locotenent Aspirant

Other ranks/Enlisted ratings

NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Romania Romania
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Chief Petty Officer Of The Ship Command Master Chief Petty Officer Master Chief Petty Officer Senior Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer Leading Seaman Able Seaman Seaman
Maistru ranks
NATO rank WO-5 WO-4 WO-3 WO-2 WO-1
Romania Romania RM-Navy-WO5s.gif RM-Navy-WO4s.gif RM-Navy-WO3s.gif RM-Navy-WO2s.gif RM-Navy-WO1s.gif
Maistru militar principal Maistru militar clasa I Maistru militar clasa II Maistru militar clasa III Maistru militar clasa IV

Gendarmerie

Unlike the Romanian Police, the Gendarmerie is a military body, and uses the same ranking system as the Romanian Land Forces.

Officers

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
 Romania (Edit) RO-Gendarmerie-OF9.png RO-Gendarmerie-OF8.png RO-Gendarmerie-OF7.png RO-Gendarmerie-OF6.png RO-Gendarmerie-OF5.png RO-Gendarmerie-OF4.png RO-Gendarmerie-OF3.png RO-Gendarmerie-OF2.png RO-Gendarmerie-OF1a.png RO-Gendarmerie-OF1b.png No equivalent
Mareșal[1] General General-locotenent General-maior General de brigadă Colonel Locotenent-colonel Maior Căpitan Locotenent Sublocotenent

Other/Enlisted ranks

NATO Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
 Romania (Edit) RO-Gendarmerie-OR9.png RO-Gendarmerie-OR8.png RO-Gendarmerie-OR7.png RO-Gendarmerie-OR6a.png RO-Gendarmerie-OR6b.png RO-Gendarmerie-OR5.png RO-Gendarmerie-OR4.png RO-Gendarmerie-OR3.png RO-Gendarmerie-OR1.png No Equivalent
Plutonier adjutant
șef
Plutonier adjutant Plutonier-major Plutonier Sergent-major Sergent Caporal Fruntaş Jandarm


See also

Notes

  1. ^ Title; Honorary or posthumous rank; war time rank; ceremonial rank

References

  1. ^ Title; Honorary or posthumous rank; war time rank; ceremonial rank

External links

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