Rada approved ranks of the Ukrainian Army in NATO-style

18.10.19
Rada approved ranks of the Ukrainian Army in NATO-style

After years of delays, the Verkhovna Rada finally approved bill that includes amendments to Ukrainian military regulations on Oct. 17, bringing them into conformity with NATO’s practices.

This was reported by Kyiv Post.

The new list includes a whole range of ranks in the NCO section, such as junior sergeant, sergeant, senior sergeant, chief sergeant, staff sergeant, master sergeant, master sergeant, senior master sergeant, chief master sergeant, all put into compliance with their corresponding NATO ranks.

In general, the new regulations formalize the corps of professional and career non-commissioned officers as a core and backbone of the Armed Forces. The new structure ultimately disconnects from the old Soviet-style model, in which sergeants are a lowly rank in a single-strand hierarchy. Instead, Ukraine is switching to Western military model, in which commissioned officers and their sergeants form two parallel strands of hierarchy.

Rada approved ranks of the Ukrainian Army in NATO-style
The new order of Ukrainian military ranks approved on Oct. 17, 2019. (Kyiv Post)


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