Rank structure of the Australian Army

Australian Army Soldiers on Parade

The rank system forms the backbone of the Australian Army’s structure and it defines a soldier or officer’s role and degree of responsibility. The ranks are based upon the ranks of the British Army although there are some differences in the way that they are displayed.

Australian Army soldiers on Parade.

Other Ranks

The Australian Army does not use the term 'enlisted' to describe its non-commision ranks. Instead, personnel who are not Commission Officers are referred to as Other Ranks. These personnel are Soldiers, Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) and Warrant Officers (WOs).

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Australian Army soldiers on Parade.

Commissioned Officer Ranks

Australian Army officers receive a commission that is personally signed by the Governor-General of Australia, acting for the Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, of Australia.

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