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Fact file: Comparative military and civil service grades

Comparative rank tables


Officers

SA Army

SAAF

SAN

SAMHS

South African Police

Correctional Service

South African Civil Service

Comparable Common-wealth

Civil Service

Comparable

Francophone Civil Service

General

General

Admiral

General

General

Commissioner

Director General

Permanent Secretary

Directeur général/

Secrétaire général

-

-

-

-

-

Chief Deputy Commissioner

 

 

-

Lieutenant General

Lieutenant General

Vice Admiral

Lieutenant General

Lieutenant General

Deputy Commissioner

Deputy Director General

Deputy Secretary

Directeur général adjoint/ Secrétaire général adjoint

Major General

Major General

Rear Admiral

Major General

Major General

Assistant Commissioner

Chief Director

Under Secretary

-

Brigadier General

Brigadier General

Rear Admiral (Junior Grade)

Brigadier General

Brigadier General

Director

Director

Assistant Secretary

Directeur/ Chef de bureau

Colonel

Colonel

Captain (SAN)

Colonel

Colonel

Deputy Director

Deputy Director

Senior Principal Secretary

Directeur adjoint/ Adjoint chef de bureau

Lieutenant Colonel

Lieutenant Colonel

Commander

Lieutenant Colonel

Lieutenant Colonel

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

Principal Secretary

-

Major

Major

Lieutenant Commander

Major

Major

Senior Correctional Officer

various

various

-

Captain

Captain

Lieutenant (SAN)

Captain

Captain

-

various

various

-

Lieutenant

Lieutenant

Sub Lieutenant

Lieutenant

Lieutenant

-

various

various

-

Second Lieutenant

Second Lieutenant

Ensign

Second Lieutenant

-

-

various

various

-


Warrant Officers

SA Army

SAAF

SAN

SAMHS

South African Police

Correctional Service

South African Civil Service

Comparable Common-wealth

Civil Service

Comparable

Francophone Civil Service

Master Chief Warrant Officer

Master Chief Warrant Officer

Master Chief Warrant Officer

Master Chief Warrant Officer

-

-

-

-

-

Senior Chief Warrant Officer

Senior Chief Warrant Officer

Senior Chief Warrant Officer

Senior Chief Warrant Officer

 

 

-

-

-

Chief Warrant Officer

Chief Warrant Officer

Chief Warrant Officer

Chief Warrant Officer

 

 

-

-

-

Senior Warrant Officer

Senior Warrant Officer

Senior Warrant Officer

Senior Warrant Officer

 

 

-

-

-

Warrant Officer Class 1

Warrant Officer Class 1

Warrant Officer Class 1

Warrant Officer Class 1

Warrant Officer

Correctional Officer I

-

-

-

Warrant Officer Class 2

Warrant Officer Class 2

Warrant Officer Class 2

Warrant Officer Class 2

 

 

-

-

-


Non-commissioned officers and other ranks

SA Army

SAAF

SAN

SAMHS

South African Police

Correctional Service

South African Civil Service

Comparable Common-wealth

Civil Service

Comparable

Francophone Civil Service

Staff Sergeant

Flight Sergeant

Chief Petty Officer

Staff Sergeant

Sergeant

Correctional Officer II

-

-

-

Sergeant

Sergeant

Petty Officer

Sergeant

-

-

-

-

-

Corporal

Corporal

Leading Seaman

Corporal

-

-

-

-

-

Lance Corporal

Lance Corporal

Able Seaman

Lance Corporal

Constable

Correctional Officer III

-

-

-

Private

Airman

Seaman

Private

-

-

-

-

-


New ranks introduced for SANDF warrant officers on June 1 2008:

 

Rank

Abbreviation

Address

Tied to the following posts:

Master Chief Warrant Officer

MCWO

Master

Sergeant Major of the SANDF

Senior Chief Warrant Officer

SCWO

Master

Sergeant Major of the Army, Air Force, Military Health Service. Master-at-Arms of the Navy

Chief Warrant Officer

CWO

Master

Formation Sergeant Major

Senior Warrant Officer

SWO

Master

Command Sergeant Major

Warrant Officer Class 1

WO1

Sergeant Major/Warrant

Various

Warrant Officer Class 2

WO2

Sergeant Major/warrant

Various

 


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