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What Are The Officer Ranks In The British Army?


Commissioned Officers in the UK hold the Queen's commission and their rank in order of senior to junior are:


Field Marshall
General
Lieutenant General
Major-General
Brigadier
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Officer Designate
Officer Cadet


Badges of British Army Officer Ranks


UK Officers will wear the following badges on their uniform to signify their rank:

General (Gen)- Crown, star and crossed sword with baton.

Lieutenant General (LT Gen) - Crown and sword with a baton.

Major General (Maj Gen) - General star and sword with a baton.

Brigadier (Brig) - Crown and three stars.

Colonel (Col) - Crown and two stars.

Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) - Crown and star.

Major (Maj) - Crown.

Captain (Capt) - 3 stars.

Lieutenant (Lt) - 2 stars.

Lieutenant (2 Lt) - 1 star.


Junior ranks and Non Commissioned Officers.


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