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Rank Structure[]

The rank system of the Republic of China Army is based on Wehrmacht during the Sino-Germany cooperation era. Currently, the rank structure is getting closer to the one used by the United States Army.

Chinese English Insignia
Generals 特級上將 Generalissimo or
General Special Class[1]
General Special Class rank insignia (ROC)
一級上將 Senior General or
General First Class
General First Class rank insignia (ROC)
二級上將 General or
General Second Class
General Second Class rank insignia (ROC)
中將 Lieutenant General Major General rank insignia (ROC)
少將 Major General Brigadier General rank insignia (ROC)
Senior officers 上校 Colonel Colonel rank insignia (ROC)
中校 Lieutenant Colonel Lieutenant Colonel rank insignia (ROC)
少校 Major Major rank insignia (ROC)
Junior officers 上尉 Captain Captain rank insignia (ROC)
中尉 First Lieutenant First Lieutenant rank insignia (ROC)
少尉 Second Lieutenant Second Lieutenant rank insignia (ROC)
Warrant officers 一等士官長 Sergeant Major Warrant Officer First Class rank insignia (ROC)
二等士官長 First Sergeant Warrant Officer Second Class rank insignia (ROC)
三等士官長 Sergeant First Class Warrant Officer Third Class rank insignia (ROC)
Sergeants 上士 Staff Sergeant Sergeant Major rank insignia (ROC)
中士 Sergeant Sergeant rank insignia (ROC)
下士 Corporal Junior Sergeant rank insignia (ROC)
Privates 上等兵 Private First Class Senior Private rank insignia (ROC)
一等兵 Private Second Class Private First Class rank insignia (ROC)
二等兵 Private Private Second Class rank insignia (ROC)


  1. The rank was bestowed only once - upon Chiang Kai-shek and currently is abolished.

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