|•||Army||US Army equivalent||Navy||US Navy equivalent|
|O2||Løytnant||2nd Lieutenant||Løytnant||Lieutenant junior grade|
|O1||Fenrik||1st Lieutenant||Utskrevet fenrik||Ensign|
|I||Menig ||Private||Utskrevet menig|
 Normally Kaptein, but for Cavalry — Rittmester
 Normally Menig, but for:
Army Air Force — Flysoldat
Cavalry — Dragon
Until the 1930's, Norway had a NCO corps with the ranks of: korporal, sersjant, oversersjant,
furer and fanejunker.
However, as NCO's felt they did the same work as officers, (but were merely regarded as second class soldiers), and
Norway, (as the cradle of democratic socialism) — agreeing that it was unfair that some
soldiers spend their life as officers, and others not — abolished the NCO system in the late 1930’s.
Enlisted men in special positions were promoted to corporal.
Soldiers could attend a Befalsskole (sergeant school), which lasted two years. During the first year pupils were promoted to corporal; in the second year they were promoted to sergeant, and sent to a unit. Hence, the maximum time spent as a sergeant was one year.
After that, most became fenrik (reserve) or proceeded to attend an officer academy (2–3 years).
With a short exception in the 60's, this is still the Norwegian system!
One to three five-pointed silver stars and wide gold lace on the tunic collar, and one narrow and from one to three gold lace stripes on the kepi.
|Field grade officers:
One to three five-pointed silver stars and a row of lace on the tunic collar and greatcoat shoulder straps, and one wide lace, and from one to three narrow braid, stripes on the kepi
|Company grade officers:
One to three five-pointed silver stars on the tunic collar and greatcoat shoulder straps, and one wide lace, and from one to three narrow braid, stripes on the kepi.
One vertical or two horizontal red lace stripes on the cuffs, and one or two vertical lace stripes on the kepi.
Identified by the color and design of the buttons as follows:
|General staff||Gold||Crossed batons|
|Engineers||Silver||Helmet and breast plate|
|Information supplied by Bjørn Jervås|