Canadian Army ranks and badges

Ranks in the Canadian Army mark a person's position in its hierarchical structure. Badges show a person's rank.

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General Officers

General (Gen)

Lieutenant-General (LGen)

Major-General (MGen)

Brigadier-General (BGen)

General Officer Gorget

Senior Officers

Colonel (Col)

Lieutenant-Colonel (LCol)

Major (Maj)

Colonel Gorget

Junior Officers

Captain (Capt)

Lieutenant (Lt)

2nd Lieutenant (2Lt)

Subordinate Officer

Officer Cadet (OCdt)

Warrant Officers and Senior Non-Commissioned Officers

Chief Warrant Officer (CWO)

Master Warrant Officer (MWO)

Warrant Officer (WO)

Sergeant (Sgt)

Junior Non-Commissioned Members

Master Corporal (MCpl)

Corporal (Cpl)

Private (Trained) (Pte (T))

Private (Basic) (Pte (B))

Senior Appointments

Canadian Forces Chief Warrant Officer (CFCWO)

Command Chief Warrant Officer (CWO)

Senior Appointment Chief Warrant Officer (CWO)


Drum Major

Pipe Major

Trumpet / Bugle Major

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