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Croatian military ranks are as follows:

Army and air force ranks[]

Labels ranks for members of the Croatian Ground Army and Croatian Air Force and Defense are identical, except that the ranks of the Ground Army are gold and of the Air Force and Defense are silver.

Generali - Generals
Army-HRV-OF-10Naramenica službene odore stožernog generala HRZ i PZO Army-HRV-OF-09Naramenica službene odore generala zbora HRZ i PZO Army-HRV-OF-08Naramenica službene odore generala pukovnika HRZ i PZO Army-HRV-OF-07Naramenica službene odore generala bojnika HRZ i PZO Army-HRV-OF-06Naramenica službene odore brigadnog generala HRZ i PZO
stožerni general general zbora general pukovnik general bojnik brigadni general
General of the Army,
General of the Air Force
General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier General
Časnici - Officers
Viši časnici - Senior Officers Niži časnici - Junior Officers
Army-HRV-OF-05Naramenica službene odore brigadira HRZ i PZO Army-HRV-OF-04Naramenica službene odore pukovnika HRZ i PZO Army-HRV-OF-03Naramenica službene odore bojnika HRZ i PZO Army-HRV-OF-02Naramenica službene odore satnika HRZ i PZO Army-HRV-OF-01aNaramenica službene odore natporučnika HRZ i PZO Army-HRV-OF-01bNaramenica službene odore poručnika HRZ i PZO
brigadir pukovnik bojnik satnik natporučnik poručnik
Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major Captain First Lieutenant Lieutenant
Dočasnici - Non-commissioned officers (NCOs)
Viši dočasnici - Senior NCOs Niži dočasnici - Junior NCOs
Army-HRV-OR-09Naramenica odore časničkog namjesnika HRZ i PZO Army-HRV-OR-08Naramenica odore stožernog narednika HRZ i PZO Army-HRV-OR-07Naramenica odore nadnarednika HRZ i PZO Army-HRV-OR-06Naramenica odore narednika HRZ i PZO Army-HRV-OR-05Naramenica odore desetnika HRZ i PZO Army-HRV-OR-04Naramenica odore skupnika HRZ i PZO
časnički namjesnik stožerni narednik nadnarednik narednik desetnik skupnik
Sergeant Major,
Senior Master Sergeant
Master Sergeant Sergeant first class Staff Sergeant Sergeant Corporal
Vojnici - Soldiers
Army-HRV-OR-03Naramenica odore razvodnika HRZ i PZO Army-HRV-OR-02Naramenica odore pozornika HRZ i PZO
razvodnik pozornik
Private First Class,
Airman First Class
Private,
Airman

Navy ranks[]

Admirali - Admirals
Rukav zimske odore admirala flote HRM Rukav zimske odore admirala HRM Rukav zimske odore viceadmirala HRM Rukav zimske odore kontraadmirala HRM Rukav zimske odore komodora HRM
admiral flote admiral viceadmiral kontraadmiral komodor
Fleet Admiral Admiral Vice Admiral Counter Admiral,
Rear Admiral
(USN:Rear Admiral (upper half))
Commodore
(USN:Rear Admiral (lower half))
Časnici - Officers
Viši časnici - Senior Officers Niži časnici - Officers
Rukav zimske odore kapetana bojnog broda HRM Rukav zimske odore kapetana fregate HRM Rukav zimske odore kapetana korvete HRM Rukav zimske odore poručnika bojnog broda HRM Rukav zimske odore poručnika fregate HRM Rukav zimske odore poručnika korvete HRM
kapetan bojnog broda kapetan fregate kapetan korvete poručnik bojnog broda poručnik fregate poručnik korvete
Ship-of-the-Line Captain
(Captain)
Frigate Captain
(Commander)
Corvette Captain
(Lieutenant Commander)
Ship-of-the-Line Lieutenant
(Lieutenant)
Frigate Lieutenant
(Lieutenant Junior Grade)
Corvette Lieutenant
(USN:Ensign)
Dočasnici - Non-commissioned officers (NCOs)
Viši dočasnici - Senior NCOs Niži dočasnici - NCOs
Rukav zimske odore časničkog namjesnika HRM Rukav zimske odore stožernog narednika HRM Rukav zimske odore nadnarednika HRM Rukav zimske odore narednika HRM Rukav zimske odore desetnika HRM Rukav zimske odore skupnika HRM
časnički namjesnik stožerni narednik nadnarednik narednik desetnik skupnik
Master Chief Petty Officer Senior Chief Petty Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer 1st Class Petty Officer 2nd Class Petty Officer 3rd Class
Mornari i kadeti - Seamen and cadets
Rukav zimske odore razvodnika HRM Rukav zimske odore pozornika HRM
razvodnik pozornik
Seaman Seaman Recruit

Etymology[]

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  • Časnik - after Croatian adjective častan (honorable). The one who is honorable.
  • Dočasnik - after two Croatian words, do (by) and častan (honorable). The one who stands by the officer, the one who is subordinate to an officer.
  • Pozornik - after Croatian word pozor (attention). The one who fallows the order pozor.
  • Razvodnik - after Croatian verb razvoditi. The one who leads.
  • Skupnik - after Croatian noun skup (group). The one who leads the group.
  • Desetnik - after Croatian number deset (ten). The one who leads ten men.
  • Narednik - after Croatian noun naredba (order). The one who orders.
  • Nadnarednik - after two Croatian words, nad (above) and naredba (order). The one who is above narednik.
  • Stožerni narednik - after two Croatian words, stožer (headquarters, staff) and naredba (order). The one who is a narednik to serve in the army staff.
  • Časnički namjesnik - after two Croatian words, časnik (officer) and namjesnik (governor). The one who governs as an officer.
  • Poručnik - after Croatian word poruka (message), the messenger.
  • Natporučnk - the one who is above poručnik.
  • Satnik - after old Croatian sat (hundred). The one who leads the group of hundred men.
  • Bojnik - after Croatian noun boj (battle). The one who leads the battle.
  • Pukovnik - after Croatian noun pukovnija (regiment) (this word came from puk which means folks). The one who leads the regiment.
  • Brigadir - after word brigada (from French brigade). The one who leads a brigade.
  • Brigadni general - a general of the brigade.
  • Kapetan korvete - captain of the corvette.
  • Kapetan fregate - captain of the frigate.
  • Kapetan bojnog broda - captain of the battleship.

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