Military ranks of Ethiopia

The Military ranks of Ethiopia are the military insignia used by the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF). While Ethiopia is a landlocked country, it is in the process of reestablishing a Blue-water navy.[1] On 8 January 2022, the rank of field marshal general was awarded for the first time to Birhanu Jula. At the same time, new ranks were introduced to the ENDF.

Military ranks of Ethiopia

The Military ranks of Ethiopia are the military insignia used by the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF). While Ethiopia is a landlocked country, it is in the process of reestablishing a Blue-water navy. On 8 January 2022, the rank of field marshal general was awarded for the first time in 2022. At the same time, new ranks were introduced to the ENDF.

Commissioned officer ranks

The rank insignia of commissioned officers.

Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet
 Ethiopian Ground Forces
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የፊልድ ማርሻል ጄኔራል
Yefīlidi marishali jēnērali
ጄነራል
Jēnerali
ሌተናል ጄነራል
Lētenali jēnerali
ሜጀር ጄነራል
Mējeri jēnerali
ብርጋዴር ጄነራል
Birigadēri jēnerali
ኮሎኔል
Kolonēli
ሌተናንት ኮሎኔል
Lētenaniti kolonēli
ሻለቃ
Shalek’a
ሻምበል
Shamibeli
የመቶ ዓለቃ
Yemeto ‘alek’a
ምክትል የመቶ ዓለቃ
Mikitili yemeto ‘alek’a
Field marshal general General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant

 Ethiopian Navy
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አድሚራል
Ādimīrali
ቫይስ አድሚራል
Vayisi ādimīrali
ሬር አድሚራል
Rēri ādimīrali
ኮሞዶር
Komodori
ካፒቴን
Kapītēni
ኮማንደር
Komanideri
ሌፍተናንት ኮማንደር
Lēfitenaniti komanideri
ሌፍተናንት
Lēfitenaniti
ሌፍተናንት ጁኒየር ግሬድ
Lēfitenaniti junīyeri girēdi
ሰብ ሌፍተናንት
Sebi lēfitenaniti
Admiral Vice admiral Rear admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant commander Lieutenant Lieutenant (junior grade) Sub-lieutenant

 Ethiopian Air Force
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ጄኔራል
Jēnērali
ሌተናንት ጄኔራል
Lētenaniti jēnērali
ሜጄር ጄኔራል
Mējēri jēnērali
ብርጋዴር ጄኔራል
Birigadēri jēnērali
ኮሌኔል
Kolēnēli
ሌተናንት ኮሎኔል
Lētenaniti kolonēli
ሻለቃ
Shalek’a
ሻምበል
Shamibeli
መቶ አለቃ
Meto ālek’a
ምክትል መቶ አለቃ
Mikitili meto ālek’a
General Lieutenant general Major general Brigadier general Colonel Lieutenant colonel Major Captain Lieutenant Second lieutenant

Rank group General/flag officers Field/senior officers Junior officers Officer cadet