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Military ranks of Hungary

The following table contains the military ranks of the Hungarian Army. Both Land Forces and Air Force ranks are all the same. Information taken from the Hungarian Ministry of Defence (HMoD).


  • Enlisted ranks 1
  • Non-commissioned officers 2
  • Officers 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5

Enlisted ranks

Insignia NATO code Hungarian rank name literal translation English rank name according to HMoD
OR-1 Honvéd (hv); Közkatona (kk.) Home(land)-Defend(er); Common-Soldier Private (PV1)
OR-2 Őrvezető (őrv) Guard-Leader, Patrol Leader Private (PV2)
OR-3 Tizedes (tiz) Squad (leader), Decurion Private First Class
OR-4 Szakaszvezető (szkv) Platoon-Leader Corporal

Non-commissioned officers

Insignia NATO code Hungarian rank name literal translation English rank name according to HMoD
OR-5 Őrmester (őrm) Guard-Master Sergeant
OR-6 Törzsőrmester (tőrm) Staff Guard-Master Staff Sergeant
OR-7 Főtörzsőrmester (ftőrm) Chief Staff Guard-Master Sergeant First Class
OR-8 Zászlós (zls) Flagbearer, Ensign Warrant Officer
OR-8 Törzszászlós (tzls) Staff Flagbearer, Staff Ensign Senior Warrant Officer
OR-9 Főtörzszászlós (ftzls) Chief Staff Flagbearer, Chief Staff Ensign Chief Warrant Officer


Insignia NATO code Hungarian rank name literal translation English rank name according to HMoD
OF-1 Hadnagy (hdgy) Military-Major, Army-Major Second Lieutenant
OF-1 Főhadnagy (fhdgy) Chief Military-Major First Lieutenant
OF-2 Százados (szds) Squadron (leader), Centurion Captain
OF-3 Őrnagy (őrgy) Guard-Major Major
OF-4 Alezredes (alez) Junior Regiment (leader), Junior Regimentist Lieutenant Colonel
OF-5 Ezredes (ezds) Regiment (leader), Regimentist Colonel
OF-6 Dandártábornok (ddtbk) Brigade-General Brigadier General
OF-7 Vezérőrnagy (vörgy) Leader Guard-Major Major General
OF-8 Altábornagy (altbgy) Vice field marshal Lieutenant General
OF-9 Vezérezredes (vezds) Chief Regiment (leader), Chief Regimental Commander General, Colonel General

See also


  • Hungarian Ministry of Defence, ranks
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