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The following table shows comparative officer ranks of the principal Allied
Allies
In everyday English usage, allies are people, groups, or nations that have joined together in an association for mutual benefit or to achieve some common purpose, whether or not explicit agreement has been worked out between them...

 and Central
Central Powers
The Central Powers were one of the two warring factions in World War I , composed of the German Empire, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Ottoman Empire, and the Kingdom of Bulgaria...

 powers during World War I
World War I
World War I , which was predominantly called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until 1939, and the First World War or World War I thereafter, was a major war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918...

. For modern ranks refer to Comparative military ranks
Comparative military ranks
This article is a list of various states' armed forces ranking designations. Comparisons are made between the different systems used by nations to categorize the hierarchy of an armed force compared to another. Several of these lists mention NATO reference codes. These are the NATO rank reference...

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See also: Comparative military ranks of World War II
Comparative military ranks of World War II
The following table shows comparative officer ranks of major Allied and Axis powers during World War II. For modern ranks refer to Comparative military ranks.KEY:*Comparative military ranks of World War I*List of comparative military ranks...



Major participants not shown:

Serbia
Kingdom of Serbia
The Kingdom of Serbia was created when Prince Milan Obrenović, ruler of the Principality of Serbia, was crowned King in 1882. The Principality of Serbia was ruled by the Karađorđevic dynasty from 1817 onwards . The Principality, suzerain to the Porte, had expelled all Ottoman troops by 1867, de...

 (entered war on side of the Allies)
Belgium
Belgium
Belgium , officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a federal state in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts the EU's headquarters, and those of several other major international organisations such as NATO.Belgium is also a member of, or affiliated to, many...

 (entered war on the side of the Allies after the German invasion in 1914)

Bulgaria
Kingdom of Bulgaria
The Kingdom of Bulgaria was established as an independent state when the Principality of Bulgaria, an Ottoman vassal, officially proclaimed itself independent on October 5, 1908 . This move also formalised the annexation of the Ottoman province of Eastern Rumelia, which had been under the control...

 (entered war on side of the Central Powers 1914)

Portugal
Portugal
Portugal , officially the Portuguese Republic is a country situated in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal is the westernmost country of Europe, and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the West and South and by Spain to the North and East. The Atlantic archipelagos of the...

 (entered war on side of the Allies 1916)

Romania
Kingdom of Romania
The Kingdom of Romania was the Romanian state based on a form of parliamentary monarchy between 13 March 1881 and 30 December 1947, specified by the first three Constitutions of Romania...

 (entered war on side of the Allies 1916)


KEY:
Navy
Army
Air Force

Approximate
modern NATO
equivalent
United States British Empire1 France Italy Russian Empire2 German Empire Austro-Hungarian Empire3 Ottoman Empire4
OF-10 Admiral of the Navy
General of the Armies
Admiral of the Fleet
Field Marshal
Amiral de France5
Maréchal de France5
Ammiraglio
Generale d’Esercito
Генера́л-адмира́л (General Admiral)
Генера́л-фельдма́ршал (General Field Marshal)
Großadmiral
Generalfeldmarschall
Großadmiral / Vezértengernagy
Feldmarschall /Tábornagy
Müşir Amiral
Müşir
OF-9 Admiral
General
Admiral
General
Amiral
Général d’Armée
Vice Ammiraglio d’Armata
Tenente Generale in Comando di Armata
Адмира́л (Admiral)
Генерал от инфанте́рии / кавале́рии / артилле́рии (General of the Infantry / Cavalry / Artillery)
Generaladmiral
Generaloberst
Admiral / Tengernagy
Generaloberst (since 1915)/ Vezérezredes
Birinci Ferik Amiral
Birinci Ferik
OF-8 Vice Admiral
Lieutenant General
Vice-Admiral
Lieutenant-General
Lieutenant-General
Vice-Amiral d’Escadre
Général de Corps d’Armée
Vice Ammiraglio di Squadra
Tenente Generale in Comando di Corpo d'Armata
Ви́це-адмира́л (Vice Admiral)
Генера́л-лейтена́нт (Lieutenant General)
Admiral
General der Infanterie, General der Kavallerie, General der Artillerie
Vizeadmiral / Altengernagy
General der Infanterie / Gyalogsági tábornok, General der Kavallerie / lovassági tábornok, Feldzeugmeister (artillery) / táborszernagy
Ferik Amiral
Ferik
OF-7 Rear Admiral
Major General
Rear-Admiral
Major-General
Major-General
Vice-Amiral
Général de Division
Contrammiraglio di Divisione
Maggior Generale
Ко́нтр-адмира́л (Counter Admiral)
Генера́л-майо́р (Major General)
Vizeadmiral
Generalleutnant
Kontreadmiral / Ellentengernagy
Feldmarschalleutnant / Altábornagy
Liva Amiral
Mirliva
OF-6 Commodore
Brigadier General
Commodore 1st Class Contre-Amiral
Général de Brigade
Contrammiraglio
Brigadier Generale
-
Konteradmiral
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Generalmajor / Vezérőrnagy
Commodore 2nd Class
Brigadier-General
Brigadier-General
OF-5 Captain
Colonel
Captain
Colonel
Colonel
Capitaine de Vaisseau
Colonel
Capitano di Vascello
Colonello
Капита́н 1-го ра́нга (Captain 1st rank)
Полко́вник (Polkovnik)
Kapitän zur See
Oberst
Linienschiffskapitän / Sorhajókapitány
Oberst / Ezredes
Kalyon Kaptanı
Miralay
OF-4 Commander
Lieutenant-Colonel
Commander
Lieutenant-Colonel
Lieutenant-Colonel
Capitaine de Frégate
Lieutenant-Colonel
Capitano di Frigata
Tenente Colonello
Капита́н 2-го ра́нга (Captain 2nd rank)
Подполко́вник (Podpolkovnik)
Fregattenkapitän
Oberstleutnant
Fregattenkapitän / Fregattkapitány
Oberstleutnant / Alezredes
Fırkateyn Kaptanı
Kaymakam
OF-3 Lieutenant-Commander
Major
Lieutenant-Commander
Major
Major
Capitaine de Corvette
Commandant
Capitano di Corvetta
Maggiore
Ста́рший лейтена́нт (Senior Lieutenant)
Капита́н/ро́тмистр (Captain/Rittmeister)6
Korvettenkapitän
Major
Korvettenkapitän / Korvettkapitány
Major / Őrnagy
Korvet Kaptanı
Binbaşı
OF-2 Lieutenant
Captain
Lieutenant
Captain
Captain
Lieutenant de Vaisseau
Capitaine
Tenente di Vascello
Capitano
Лейтена́нт (Lieutenant)
Шта́бс-капита́н/Шта́бс-ро́тмистр (Stabs-Captain/Stabs-Rittmeister)6
Kapitänleutnant
Hauptmann / Rittmeister 7
Linienschiffsleutnant / Sorhajóhadnagy
Hauptmann / Százados, Rittmeister / Kapitány7
Yüzbaşı
Yüzbaşı
OF-1 Lieutenant Junior Grade
First Lieutenant
Sub-Lieutenant
Lieutenant
Lieutenant
Enseigne de Vaisseau de 1re classe
Lieutenant
Sottotenente di Vascello
Tenente
Ми́чман (Midshipman)
Пору́чик/пору́чик (Poruchik/Poruchik) 6
Oberleutnant zur See
Oberleutnant
Fregattenleutnant / Fregatthadnagy
Oberleutnant / Főhadnagy
Mülazım
Mülazım-ı evvel
Ensign
Second Lieutenant
Mate
Second Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Enseigne de Vaisseau de 2e Classe
Sous-Lieutenant
Guardiamarina
Sottotenente
Подпору́чик/корне́т (Sub-Poruchik/Coronet)6 Leutnant zur See
Leutnant
Korvettenleutnant / Korvetthadnagy
Leutnant / Hadnagy
Mülazım
Mülazım-ı sani
Midshipman
Commissioned Warrant Officer/ Midshipman/ Boatswain Aspirant
Aspirant
Aspirante Guardiamarina
Aspirante
Пра́порщик (Praporshchik) (army reserve)