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This is a table of the ranks and insignia of the Mexican Army. Spanish language ranks are in italics, with English translation. Rank insignia of the Mexican Air Force and Mexican Army are identical, as are the ranks, with the exception of two general ranks. Nowadays the ranks are now supported with the Fuerza Aerea (Air Force) ranks for the Air Force itself only.


Secretary of
National Defense
Divisional General Brigade General Brigadier General
Secretario de la
Defensa Nacional
General de División General de Brigada General Brigadier
Air force:
Wing General
General de Ala
Air Force:
Group General
General de Grupo


Mexican Military Coronel.gif Mexican Military Teniente-coronel.gif Mexican Military Mayor.gif
Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major
Coronel Teniente Coronel Mayor


Mexican Military Capitan-primero.gif Mexican Military Capitan-segundo.gif Mexican Military Teniente.gif Mexican Military Subteniente.gif
First Captain Second Captain Lieutenant Sub-Lieutenant
Capitán Primero Capitán Segundo Teniente Subteniente


Mexican Military Sargento-primero.gif Mexican Military Sargento-segundo.gif Mexican Military Cabo.gif Soldado de Primera FAM.gif Mexican Military Soldado.gif
First Sergeant Second Sergeant Corporal Private First Class Private
Sargento Primero Sargento Segundo Cabo Soldado de Primera Soldado


Rank badges have a band of colour indicating branch:

  • Mexico-branch-colour Med&Vet(yellow).gif Gold: Generals
Gral sedena.gif Gral divn.gif Gral bgda.gif Gral bgdr.gif
General de division FAM.gif General brigadier FAM.gif
  • Mexico-branch-colour Staff(lt-brown).gif Light Brown: General Staff; Presidential Guards Corps, Presidential High Command
  • Mexico-branch-colour Infantry(red).gif Scarlet: Infantry
Corl ejer.png Tnte corl.gif Mayr ejer.gif Capt 1ero.png Capt 2ndo.png Tnte ejer.gif Sub- tnte.gif
  • Mexico-branch-colour Artillery(burgundy).gif Burgundy: Artillery
  • Mexico-branch-colour Quartermaster(red-brown).gif Red-Brown: Quartermaster Command ("Materiales de Guerra")
  • Mexico-branch-colour Transport(lt-orange).gif Light Orange-Brown: Transportation
  • Mexico-branch-colour Legal(aqua).gif Green: Judicial Corps("Justicia"); Military Police
  • Mexico-branch-colour Engineers&Sigs(blue).gif Blue: Engineers; Signals and Communications ("Transmisiones")
  • Mexico-branch-colour Cavalry(blue).gif Light Blue: Cavalry
  • Mexico-branch-colour Cartography(lt-blue-grey).gif Light Gray-Blue: Cartography
  • Mexico-branch-colour Air(purple).gif Purple: Army Aviation; Parachutist Fusiliers (i.e. includes Air Force)
Coronel FAM.png Teniente Coronel FAM.gif Mayor FAM.GIF Capitan Primero FAM.png Capitan Segundo FAM.png Teniente de la FAM.gif Subteniente FAM.gif Sargento Primero FAM.gif Sargento Segundo FAM.gif Cabo del Aire FAM.png Soldado de Primera FAM.gif Soldado del Aire FAM.gif
Teniente coronel FAM.gif Capitan primero FAM.png Teniente FAM.gif
  • Mexico-branch-colour Musicians(grey).gif Gray: Military bands and Drummers and Buglers
  • Mexico-branch-colour Armour(lt-grey).gif Light Gray: Armor
  • Mexico-branch-colour Intelligence(v-lt-grey).gif Very light Gray: Intelligence
  • Mexico-branch-colour ServiceCorps(buff).gif Brownish Gray: Service Corps ("Administracion e Intendencia")
  • Mexico-branch-colour Med&Vet(yellow).gif Yellow: Medical; Veterinary Service

See also

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