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Irish Defence Forces Rank Insignia

Rank insignia in the Irish Defence Forces are an indication of the wearer's military rank, and worn by officers and other members of the Defence Forces as an element of their uniform, typically as a shoulder board.[1]

Irish Army

Officer ranks

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) & Student officer
Parade[2][3] No equivalent
Ireland-Army-OF-8.svg Ireland-Army-OF-7.svg Ireland-Army-OF-6.svg Ireland-Army-OF-5.svg Ireland-Army-OF-4.svg Ireland-Army-OF-3.svg Ireland-Army-OF-2.svg Ireland-Army-OF-1b.svg Ireland-Army-OF-1a.svg None.svg None.svg
Combat[4] Ireland-Army-OF-8 camo.svg Ireland-Army-OF-7 camo.svg Ireland-Army-OF-6 camo.svg Ireland-Army-OF-5 camo.svg Ireland-Army-OF-4 camo.svg Ireland-Army-OF-3 camo.svg Ireland-Army-OF-2 camo.svg Ireland-Army-OF-1b camo.svg Ireland-Army-OF-1a camo.svg Ireland-Army-OF-D2 camo.svg Ireland-Army-OF-D1 camo.svg
Irish Leifteanant-Ghinearál Maor-Ghinearál Briogáidire-Ghinearál Coirnéal Leifteanant-Choirnéal[a] Ceannfort Captaen Leifteanant Dara Leifteanant Dalta Sinsir Dalta Sóisir
English Lieutenant-General Major-General Brigadier-General Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Senior Cadet Junior Cadet
Abbreviation Lt Gen Maj Gen Brig Gen Col Lt Col Comdt Capt Lt 2nd Lt Sr Cdt Jr Cdt

Other ranks

Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Parade[5][3] Ireland-Army-OR-9.svg Ireland-Army-OR-8.svg Ireland-Army-OR-7.svg Ireland-Army-OR-6.svg Ireland-Army-OR-5.svg Ireland-Army-OR-4.svg Ireland-Army-OR-3.svg Ireland-Army-OR-2.svg No insignia
Combat[6] Ireland-Army-OR-9 camo.svg Ireland-Army-OR-8 camo.svg Ireland-Army-OR-7 camo.svg Ireland-Army-OR-6 camo.svg Ireland-Army-OR-5 camo.svg Ireland-Army-OR-4 camo.svg Ireland-Army-OR-3 camo.svg Ireland-Army-OR-2 camo.svg
Irish Maor-Sáirsint Cathláin/Reisiminte Ceathrúsháirsint Cathláin/Reisiminte Sáirsint Complachta Ceathrúsháirsint Complacht Sáirsint Ceannaire Saighdiúr Singil, 3 Réalta Saighdiúr Singil, 2 Réalta Earcach
English Battalion/Regimental Sergeant Major Battalion/Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant Company Sergeant Company Quartermaster Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Private/Gunner/Trooper 3 Star Private 2 Star Recruit
Abbreviation BSM/RSM BQMS/RQMS BS/CS/SS BQ/CQ/SQ Sgt Cpl Pte/Gnr/Tpr 3* Pte 2* Rec

Historic ranks

Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
(1949-1963)[7] Ireland-Army-OR-7.svg Ireland-Army-OR-6.svg Ireland-Army-OR-7 (1949).svg Ireland-Army-OR-6 (1949).svg Ireland-Army-OR-4.svg Ireland-Army-OR-4b (1949).svg Ireland-Army-OR-4a (1949).svg Ireland-Army-OR-3.svg Ireland-Army-OR-2.svg Ireland-Army-OR-1 (1949).svg
Abbreviation BSM/RSM BQMS/RQMS BS/CS/SS BQ/CQ/SQ Sgt Cpl, 2 Star Cpl, 1 Star Pte, 3 Star Pte, 2 Star Pte, 1 Star
Corporal ranks
1949-1963[8] Ireland-Army-OR-4b (1949).svg Ireland-Army-OR-4a (1949).svg
1963[8] Ireland-Army-OR-4b (1963).svg Ireland-Army-OR-4a (1963).svg
Designation Corporal, 2 star Corporal, 1 star

Irish Air Corps

Irish Air Corps rank insignia are an indication of the wearer's military rank, and worn by officers and other members of the Irish Air Corps as an element of their uniform.[9]

Officers
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
Republic of Ireland Ireland
()
No equivalent
Ireland-AirForce-OF-7.svg Ireland-AirForce-OF-6.svg Ireland-AirForce-OF-5.svg Ireland-AirForce-OF-4.svg Ireland-AirForce-OF-3.svg Ireland-AirForce-OF-2.svg Ireland-AirForce-OF-1b.svg Ireland-AirForce-OF-1a.svg Cadet (Irish Air Corps).png
Major general
Maor-ghinearál
Brigadier general
Briogáidire-ghinearál
Colonel
Coirnéal
Lieutenant colonel
Leifteanantchoirnéal
Commandant
Ceannfort
Captain
Captaen
Lieutenant
Leifteanant
Second lieutenant
Dara-leifteanant
Officer cadet
Dalta
Abbreviation Maj Gen Brig Gen Col Lt Col Comdt Capt Lt 2nd Lt O-Cdt
Enlisted
Equivalent
NATO Code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Republic of Ireland Ireland
()
Regimental Sergeant Major (Irish Air Corps).png Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant (Irish Air Corps).png Flight Sergeant (Irish Air Corps).png Flight Quartermaster Sergeant (Irish Air Corps).png Sergeant (Irish Air Corps).png Corporal (Irish Air Corps).png Airman 3 Star (Irish Air Corps).png Airman 2 Star (Irish Air Corps).png Apprentice (Irish Air Corps).png No insignia
Regimental Sergeant Major Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant Flight Sergeant Flight Quartermaster Sergeant Sergeant Corporal Airman 3 Star Airman 2 Star Apprentice Recruit
Maor-sáirsint reisiminte Ceathrúsháirsint reisiminte Sáirsint eitleoige Ceathrúsháirsint eitleoige Sáirsint Ceannaire Eitleoir, 3 réalta Eitleoir, 2 réalta Printíseach Earcach
Abbreviation RSM RQMS FS FQMS Sgt Cpl Amn 3* Amn 2* App Rec/G1

Irish Naval Service

Officers
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
Ireland Ireland
()
No equivalent
Generic-Navy-(star)-O10.svg Generic-Navy-(star)-O9.svg Generic-Navy-(star)-O8.svg 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 Ireland-Navy-OF-(D).svg
Vice Admiral
Leas-Aimiréal
Rear Admiral
Seachaimiréal
Commodore
Ceannasóir
Captain
Captaen
Commander
Ceannasaí
Lieutenant Commander
Leifteanant-Cheannasaí
Lieutenant
Leifteanant
Sub-Lieutenant
Fo-Leifteanant
Ensign
Meirgire
Officer Cadet
Dalta
Enlisted
Equivalent
NATO code
OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1
Ireland Ireland
()
Ireland-Navy-OR-9.svg Ireland-Navy-OR-8.svg Ireland-Navy-OR-7.svg Ireland-Navy-OR-6.svg Ireland-Navy-OR-5.svg Ireland-Navy-OR-4.svg IE Navy Rank Insignia-AS.svg IE Navy Rank Insignia-OS.svg No insignia
Warrant Officer
Oifigeach Barántais
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Ard-Mhion-Oifigeach Sinsearach
Chief Petty Officer
Ard-Mhion-Oifigeach
Senior Petty Officer
Mion-Oifigeach Sinsearach
Petty Officer
Mion-Oifigeach
Leading Seaman
Mairnéalach Ceannais
Able Seaman
Mairnéalach Inniúil
Ordinary Seaman
Mairnéalach
Seaman recruit
Recruit

Notes

  1. ^ Highest rank of the Army Reserve

Citations

  1. ^ "Irish Military Insignia". irishmilitaryinsignia.com. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Perkins 2007, Rank Markings - Officers, Since 1971.
  3. ^ a b "Army Rank Markings". Military.ie. Archived from the original on 16 April 2016. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ Perkins 2007, Rank Markings (Slider) - Officers.
  5. ^ Perkins 2007, Rank Markings - Enlisted Personnel, 1963.
  6. ^ Perkins 2007, Rank Markings (Slider) - Enlisted Personnel.
  7. ^ Perkins 2007, Rank Markings - Enlisted Personnel, 1949.
  8. ^ a b Perkins 2007, Rank Markings - Enlisted Personnel, Miscellaneous.
  9. ^ "Air Corps rank markings". irishmilitaryinsignia.com. Retrieved 2016.

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