Baustralian Army rank insignia

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This is a list of Baustralian Army rank insignia.



NATO equiv. 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
No equivalent
Field marshal General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant Cadet
Abbreviation F. M. Gen. Lt. Gen. Maj. Gen. Brig. Col. Lt. Col. Maj. Capt. Lt. 2Lt. Cdt.
Command flag
Rank group Senior NCOs Junior NCOs Enlisted
No equivalent
No equivalent
No insignia
Baustralian sergeant major Army sergeant major Command sergeant major Staff sergeant Sergeant Corporal Lance corporal Private
Warrant officer
Abbreviation WO S/Sgt Sgt Cpl L/Cpl Pte

Identifying cloth

On battledress, officers wear distinctive coloured backing behind the pips and crowns on the chest strap, additionally, a title is placed on the base of the strap with the abbreviation, but not necessarily the official abbreviation, except for general staff and members in training. The King's Grenadiers are authorized to bear a more prominent rendering of a Gadus star, and the inactive Parker Regiment is authorized to bear a Oyster star. Below is an example of this, using the rank of colonel:

Chest straps of a colonel
  Generic Red Infantry Scarlet Rifles, light infantry Dark green Armoured, Logistics Yellow
Medical branch Dull cherry Chaplaincy branch Purple Administration Emerald green Pay branch Cyan

Trade distinction

For army ranks, some ranks differ depending on the traditions of the unit, borrowed from the British Army. Infantry staff sergeants are known as Colour sergeants (CSgt), cavalry sergeants are known as Corporals of Horse (CoH), rifles sergeants are known as Serjeants (Sjt), corporals acting as sergeants are known as Lance sergeants (LSgt) or Lance corporals of horse (LCoH) in cavalry regiments.

Distinctive equivalents for private include:

Former ranks

Before the reform of the Baustralian Armed Forces, the current ranks of staff sergeant and warrant officer were three separate classes of warrant officers. Following the Canadian structure, the ranks after sergeant were Warrant officer, Master warrant officer, and Chief warrant officer. In between the ranks of corporal and sergeant was an appointment given its own paygrade, Master corporal.