Ranks and insignia of Royal Danish Navy
Outside this ranking system there are physicians (who may wear the same insignia in the Army/Air Force but with a slight variation in the Navy), nurses and veterinarians, while priests and judicial personnel wear totally different insignia and are without rank.
Besides the NATO-system, the Danish defence utilizes its own system, which for the navy is as follows:
- Military personnel, level 400 (M400): Executive level: OF-5 though OF-9
- Military personnel, level 300 (M300): Operational level: OF-1 through OF-4
- Military personnel, level 200 (M200): NCO level: OR-4 through OR-9
- Military personnel, level 100 (M100): Seamen level: OR-1 through OR-3
The highest officer's rank is OF-9 (Admiral) which is reserved for the Chief of Defence (only when this seat is occupied by a naval officer) and the Prince Consort of Denmark (à la suite). Similarly, OF-8 (Vice-admiral) is reserved for the Vice Chief of Defence). OF-7 (Kontreadmiral) is used by the Naval Staff and OF-6 (Flotilleadmiral) by the chief of Danish Task Group as well as keepers of high-office positions. OF-4 and OF-5 are mainly chiefs of squadrons, schools and larger vessels. OF-1 through OF-3 are used in a variety of positions.
|NATO Code||OF-10||OF-9||OF-8||OF-7||OF-6||OF-5||OF-4||OF-3||OF-2||OF-1||OF(D)||Student Officer|
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Furthermore officers of between the ranks of OF-9 and OF-6, have their own standards.
The Danish OR's also follow the NATO system, though there are no OR-6's and OR-4's (korporal) are only used in international missions.
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Danish Navy rank insignia for seniormekaniker.svg
(Senior leading Mechanic)
Danish Navy rank insignia for overmekaniker af 1. grad.svg
Overmekaniker af 1. grad
(Leading Mechanic 1st class)
Danish Navy rank insignia for overmekaniker af 2. grad.svg
Overmekaniker af 2. grad
(Leading Mechanic 2nd class)
Danish Navy rank insignia for mekaniker.svg
Rank insignia of marinekonstabelelev of the Royal Danish Navy.svg
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