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Polish Armed Forces
Ranks
Polish Army and Army Air Force    US Army and Army Air Force Equivalent    Polish Navy US Navy Equivalent
Abbreviation Designation Abbreviation Designation Abbreviation Designation Abbreviation Designation
G4 marsz. marszalek GEN General
(lit.: marshal)
adm. admiral Adm Admiral G4
G3 gen.broni general broni LTG Lieutenant General
(lit.: general of arms)
wadm. wiceadmiral VAdm Vice Admiral G3
G2 gen.dyw. general dywizji MG Major General
(lit.: general of a division)
kadm. kontradmiral RAdm (UH)
RAdm
Rear Admiral (Upper Half)
Rear Admiral [1]
G2
G1 gen.bryg. general brygady BG Brigadier General
(lit.: general of a brigade)
no equivalent RAdm (LH)
Com
Rear Admiral (Lower Half)
Commodore [1]
G1
O6 plk. pulkownik COL Colonel kdr. komandor Capt Captain O6
O5 pplk. podpulkownik LTC Lieutenant Colonel kdr.por. komandor porucznik Cdr Commander O5
O4 mjr. major MAJ Major kdr.ppor. komandor podporucznik LtCdr Lieutenant Commander O4
O3 kpt.
rtm.
kapitan
rotmistrz
CPT Captain
Cavalry Captain
kpt.mar. kapitan marynarki Lt Lieutenant O3
O2 por. porucznik 1LT 1st Lieutenant por.mar. porucznik marynarki Lt (jg) Lieutenant Junior Grade O2
O1 ppor. podporucznik 2LT 2nd Lieutenant ppor.mar. podporucznik marynarki Ens Ensign O1
[1] As of April 1943 the rank Rear Admiral (Lower Half) was redesignated as Commodore, and Rear Admiral (Upper Half) as Rear Admiral.
 
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