French Ranks

WWI French Ranks

French Army Officers
Maréchal de France M.d.F. General of the armies
Général de division Gen.d.d. Lieutenant general
Général de brigade Gen.d.b. Major general
Colonel Col. Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel Lt.Col. Lieutenant colonel
Major Maj. Major
Capitaine Cne. Captain
Lieutenant Lt. First lieutenant
Sous-Lieutenant S/Lt. Second lieutenant
Aspirant Asp. Cadet
French Army Enlisted Men
Adjutant-Chef Adj-Chef Chief warrant officer
Adjutant Adj. Warrant officer
Maréchal de Logis-Chef MdL-Chef Sergeant Major (artillery-cavalry)
Maréchal de Logis M.d.L. Master sergeant (artillery-cavalry)
Sergent-Major Sergt.-Maj. First Sergent
Sergent Sergt. Sergeant
Caporal Cpl. Corporal
Soldat 1.eme ? Private 1st. class
Soldat 2.eme ? Private
Frency Naval Officers
Amiral Am. Admiral
Vice-amiral Vam. vice admiral
Contre-amiral Cadm. rear admiral
Chef d’Escadre C.dE. Commodore
Capitaine de Vaisseau Capte.d.V. Captain
Capitaine de Fregate Capte.dF. Commander
Capitaine de Corvette Capte.dC. lieutenant commander
Lieutenant de Vaisseau Lt.d.V. Lieutenant
Enseigne de Vaisseau E.d.V. Ensign
Aspriant Asp. midshipman
French Naval Enlisted Men
Premier Maitre ? chief petty officer
Maitre Principal ? senior petty officer
Premier Maitre ? __ (first mate)
Second Maitre ? __ (second mate)
Quartier maitre (or Matelot de lere classe) ? quartermaster
Gabier brevete ? able seaman
Matelot ? ordinary seaman
Mousse ? __ (boy)

List of Ranks