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Belgian Armed Forces
Ranks
Belgian Army & Air Force US Army and USAAF equivalent rank
In French In Dutch Abbreviation Title
G3 Lieutenant-général Luitenant-generaal LTG Lieutenant General
G2 Major-général Generaal-majoor MG Major General
G1 Colonel-brigadier [1] Kolonel-brigadier [1] BG Brigadier General
O6 Colonel Kolonel COL Colonel
O5 Lieutenant-colonel Luitenant-kolonel LTC Lieutenant Colonel
O4 Major Majoor MAJ Major
O3a Capitaine-commandant
   (also known as Commandant)
Kapitein-commandant
   (also known as Commandant)
Sr.CPT (Senior Captain)
(Does not exist in US Forces)
O3 Capitaine Kapitein
Ritmeester (Cavalry only)
CPT Captain
O2 Lieutenant Luitenant 1LT 1st Lieutenant
O1 Sous-lieutenant Onder-luitenant 2LT 2nd Lieutenant
[1] In the Belgian Armed Forces, a Colonel-brigadier/Kolonel-brigadier was considered as a field grade officer, not a general.
Suffixes to ranks:
(BEM) Breveté d'État Major
French for: General Staff Officer
(BMA) Brevet Militaire Administrateu
French for: Military Administration Staff Officer
(MAB) Militair Administratiebevret
Dutch for: Military Administration Staff Officer
(SBH) Staf Brevet Houder
Dutch for: General Staff Officer
 
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