Military ranks of Paraguay

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The Military ranks of Paraguay are the military insignia used by the Armed Forces of Paraguay. Being a former colony of Spain, Paraguay shares a rank structure similar to that of Spain.

Historically, until the fall of the regime of Stroessner, Paraguayan insignia were based on the Prussian system, as was the case for many other South American countries, only with slight distinctions[1].

Current ranks[edit]

Commissioned officers[edit]

The rank insignia for commissioned officers for the army, navy and air force respectively.

Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer
Paraguay Paraguay
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No equivalent Paraguay-Army-OF-9.svg Paraguay-Army-OF-8.svg Paraguay-Army-OF-7.svg No equivalent Paraguay-Army-OF-5.svg Paraguay-Army-OF-4.svg Paraguay-Army-OF-3.svg Paraguay-Army-OF-2.svg Paraguay-Army-OF-1b.svg Paraguay-Army-OF-1a.svg None.svg
General de Ejército General de División General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Primero Teniente Subteniente


Paraguay Paraguay
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No equivalent
Generic-Navy-(star)-O12.svg Generic-Navy-(star)-O11.svg Generic-Navy-(star)-O10.svg No equivalent Generic-Navy-(star)-O7.svg Generic-Navy-(star)-O5.svg Generic-Navy-(star)-O4.svg Generic-Navy-(star)-O3.svg Generic-Navy-(star)-O2.svg Generic-Navy-(star)-O1.svg Generic-Navy-(star)-O0.svg
Almirante Vicealmirante Contraalmirante Capitán de Navío Capitán de Fragata Capitán de Corbeta Teniente de Navio Teniente de Fragata Teniente de Corbeta Guardiamarina


Paraguay Paraguay
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No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg No equivalent None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg
General de Fuerza Aerea General de División General de Brigada Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor Capitán Teniente Primero Teniente Subteniente


Equivalent
NATO code
OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) and student officer

Enlisted[edit]

The rank insignia for enlisted personnel for the army, navy and air force respectively.

Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Paraguay Paraguay
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Paraguay-Army-OR-9b.svg Paraguay-Army-OR-9a.svg Paraguay-Army-OR-8.svg Paraguay-Army-OR-7.svg Paraguay-Army-OR-6b.svg Paraguay-Army-OR-6a.svg Paraguay-Army-OR-5.svg Paraguay-Army-OR-4.svg Paraguay-Army-OR-3.svg No equivalent Paraguay-Army-OR-2.svg
Sub-Oficial Principal Sub-Oficial Mayor Sub-Oficial Sargento Ayudante Sargento Primero Vice Sargento Primero Sargento Segundo Cabo Primero Cabo Segundo Soldado


Paraguay Paraguay
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None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg None.svg No equivalent No insignia
Sub-Oficial Principal Sub-Oficial Mayor Sub-Oficial de Primera Sub-Oficial de Segunda Maestre Cabo Primero Cabo Segundo Dragoneante


Paraguay Paraguay
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Paraguay-Airforce-OR-9.svg Paraguay-Airforce-OR-8b.svg Paraguay-Airforce-OR-8a.svg Paraguay-Airforce-OR-7b.svg Paraguay-Airforce-OR-7a.svg Paraguay-Airforce-OR-6.svg Paraguay-Airforce-OR-5.svg Paraguay-Airforce-OR-4.svg Paraguay-Airforce-OR-3.svg No equivalent Paraguay-Airforce-OR-1.svg
Sub-Oficial Principal Sub-Oficial Mayor Sub-Oficial Sargento Ayudante Sargento Primero Vice Sargento Primero Sargento Segundo Cabo Primero Cabo Segundo Soldado
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

Historical ranks[edit]

1954 – 1989[edit]

Officers
Designation Higher commanders Senior commanders Middle-level commanders
Paraguay Paraguay Paragray-Army-OF-10-1954.svg Paragray-Army-OF-7-1954.svg Paragray-Army-OF-6-1954.svg Paragray-Army-OF-5-1954.svg Paragray-Army-OF-4-1954.svg Paragray-Army-OF-3-1954.svg Paragray-Army-OF-2-1954.svg Paragray-Army-OF-1b-1954.svg Paragray-Army-OF-1a-1954.svg
Rank designation General Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Second Lieutenant
(native designation) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?) (?)
OF-equivalent OF5 OF4 OF3 OF2 OF1
Enlisted

References[edit]