The Finnish Defence Forces operational ranks

Army and Airforce

Officers

Rank Army and air force collar insignia M05 field insignia Sleeve insignia
General General's collar insignia has four lion rosettes side by side. General's collar insignia has four lion rosettes side by side. General's M05 field insignia has four lion rosettes one below the other. General's sleeve insignia has one decorative thick horizontal line the bottom and on top of that three thin lines.
Lieutenant general Lieutenant general's collar insignia has three lion rosettes side by side. Kenraaliluutnantin collar insignia has three lion rosettes side by side. Lieutenant general's M05 field insignia has three lion rosettes one below the other. Lieutenant general's sleeve insignia has one decorative thick horizontal line the bottom and on top of that two thin lines.
Major general Major general's collar insignia has two lion rosettes side by side. Kenraalimajurin collar insignia has two lion rosettes side by side. Major general's M05 field insignia has two lion rosettes one below the other. Major general's sleeve insignia has one decorative thick horizontal line the bottom and on top of that one thin horizontal line.
Brigadier general Brigadier general's collar insignia has one lion rosette. Prikaatikenraalin collar insignia has one leijonaruuske. Brigadier general's M05 field insignia has one lion rosette. Brigadier general's sleeve insignia has one decorative thick horizontal line.
Colonel Colonel's collar insignia has three big heraldic rosettes side by side. Everstin collar insignia has three big heraldic rosettes side by side. Colonel's M05 field insignia has three big heraldic rosettes one below the other. Colonel's sleeve insignia has one decorative thick horizontal line the top and underneath it three thin lines.
Lieutenant colonel Lieutenant colonel's collar insignia has two big heraldic rosettes side by side. Everstiluutnantin collar insignia has two big heraldic rosettes side by side. Lieutenant colonel's M05 field insignia has two big heraldic rosettes one below the other. Lieutenant colonel's sleeve insignia has one decorative thick horizontal line the top and underneath it two thin lines.
Major Major's collar insignia has one big heraldic rosette. Majurin collar insignia has one big heraldic rosette. Major's M05 field insignia has one big heraldic rosette. Major's sleeve insignia has one decorative thick horizontal line the top and underneath it one thin horizontal line.
Captain Captain's collar insignia has three small heraldic rosettes side by side. Kapteenin collar insignia has three small heraldic rosettes side by side. Captain's M05 field insignia has three ohutta ruusuketta one below the other. Captain's sleeve insignia has two thick lines with thin horizontal line between them.
1st lieutenant 1st lieutenant's collar insignia has two small heraldic rosettes side by side with line between them. Yliluutnantin collar insignia has two small heraldic rosettes side by side with horizontal line between them. 1st lieutenant's M05 field insignia has two small heraldic rosettes side by side with line between them. 1st lieutenant's sleeve insignia has one, thick horizontal line the bottom and on top of that two thin lines.
Lieutenant Lieutenant's collar insignia has two small heraldic rosettes side by side. Luutnantin collar insignia has two small heraldic rosettes side by side. Lieutenant's M05 field insignia has two small heraldic rosettes one below the other. Lieutenant's sleeve insignia has two thick lines.
2nd lieutenant 2nd lieutenant's collar insignia has one small heraldic rosette. Vänrikin collar insignia has one small heraldic rosette. 2nd lieutenant's M05 field insignia has one small heraldic rosette. 2nd lieutenant's sleeve insignia has one thick horizontal line.

Non-commisioned officers

Rank Army collar insignia M05 field insignia Sleeve insignia
Sergeant major Sergeant major's collar insignia has one thick chevron under which two thin chevrons one below the other. Sergeant major's M05 field insignia has one thick chevron under which two thin chevrons one below the other. Sergeant major's sleeve insignia has one thick chevron under which two thin chevrons one below the other.
Master sergeant Master sergeant's collar insignia has one thick chevron under which one thin chevron. Master sergeant's M05 field insignia has one thick chevron under which one thin chevron. Master sergeant's sleeve insignia has one thick chevron under which one thin chevron.
Sergeant 1st class Sergeant 1st class's collar insignia has one thick chevron. Sergeant 1st class's M05 field insignia has one thick chevron. Sergeant 1st class's sleeve insignia has one thick chevron.
Staff sergeant Staff sergeant's collar insignia has four thin chevrons side by side. Staff sergeant's M05 field insignia has four thin chevrons one below the other. Staff sergeant's sleeve insignia has four thin chevrons one below the other.
Officer candidate Officer candidate's collar insignia has two diamonds side by side. Officer candidate's M05 field insignia has two diamonds one below the other. Officer candidate's sleeve insignia has two thin chevrons one below the other with a decorative circle on top.
Sergeant Sergeant's collar insignia has three thin chevrons side by side. Sergeant's M05 field insignia has three thin chevrons one below the other. Sergeant's sleeve insignia has three thin chevrons one below the other.
Officer student Officer student's collar insignia has one diamond. Officer student's M05 field insignia has one diamond. Officer student's sleeve insignia has one thin chevron with a decorative circle on top.
Corporal Alikersantin collar insignia has two thin chevrons side by side. Alikersantin M05 field insignia has two thin chevrons one below the other. Alikersantin sleeve insignia has two thin chevrons one below the other.

Rank-and-file

Rank Army collar insignia M05 field insignia Sleeve insignia
Private 1st Class Private 1st Class's collar insignia has one thin chevron. Private 1st Class's M05 field insignia has one thin chevron. Private 1st Class's sleeve insignia has one thin chevron.
NCO student NCO student's collar insignia is empty where the background color changes depending on the branch of defense. NCO student's M05 field insignia has one thin grey horizontal line. NCO student's sleeve insignia has one thin grey horizontal line.
Private Private's collar insignia is empty where the background color changes depending on the branch of defense. Private's M05 field insignia is green. Private's field insignia is grey.

Military Chaplains

Rank Collar Insignia Shoulder insignia
Field Bishop The Field Bishop's collar insignia has a yellow cross surrounded by leaves and two yellow borders. The Field Bishop's shoulder insignia has a cross surrounded by yellow leaves and one decorative thick stripe.
Sr. Chaplain The Senior Chaplain's collar insignia has a yellow cross surrounded by leaves and two purple borders. The Senior Chaplain's shoulder insignia has a yellow cross surrounded by leaves and two stripes.
Chaplain The Chaplain's collar insignia has a yellow cross surrounded by leaves and one purple border. TheChaplain's shoulder insignia has a yellow cross surrounded by leaves and one stripe.
Chaplain Orthodox The Orthodox Chaplain's collar insignia has a yellow cross with leaves underneath it and one purple border. The Orthodox Chaplain's shoulder insignia has a yellow cross with leaves underneath it and one stripe.

Navy

Officers

Rank Shoulder insignia Sleeve insignia
Admiral Admiral's shoulder insignia has three horizontal lines following one decorative thick horizontal line side by side left to right. Admiral's sleeve insignia has three horizontal lines following one decorative thick horizontal line one below the other.
Vice admiral Vice admiral's shoulder insignia has two horizontal lines following one decorative thick horizontal line side by side left to right. Vice admiral's sleeve insignia has two horizontal lines following one decorative thick horizontal line one below the other.
Counter admiral Counter admiral's shoulder insignia has one horizontal line following one decorative thick horizontal line side by side left to right. Counter admiral's sleeve insignia has one horizontal line following one decorative thick horizontal line one below the other.
Commondore Commondore's shoulder insignia has one decorative thick horizontal line. Commondore' sleeve insignia has one decorative thick horizontal line.
Captain Captain's shoulder insignia has four horizontal lines side by side. Captain's sleeve insignia has four horizontal lines one below the other.
Commander Commander's shoulder insignia has four horizontal lines side by side left to right one of which the second line is thin. Commander's sleeve insignia has four horizontal lines one below the other one of which the second line is thin.
Lieutenant commander Lieutenant commander's shoulder insignia has three horizontal lines side by side. Lieutenant commander's sleeve insignia has three horizontal lines one below the other.
Captain lieutenant Captain lieutenant's shoulder insignia has three horizontal lines side by side one of which the second line is thin. Captain lieutenant's sleeve insignia has three horizontal lines one below the other one of which the second line is thin.
Senior Lieutenant Senior Lieutenant's shoulder insignia has three horizontal lines side by side one of which the first and second lines are thin. Senior Lieutenant's sleeve insignia has three horizontal lines one below the other one of which the first and second lines are thin.
Lieutenant Lieutenant's shoulder insignia has two horizontal lines side by side. Lieutenant's sleeve insignia has two horizontal lines one below the other.
Ensign Ensign's shoulder insignia has one horizontal line. Ensign's sleeve insignia has one horizontal line.

Petty officers

Rank Sleeve Insignia
Master chief petty officer Master chief petty officer's sleeve insignia has one thick chevron under which two thin chevrons one below the other.
Senior chief petty officer Senior chief petty officer's sleeve insignia has one thick chevron under which one thin chevron.
Chief petty officer Chief petty officer's sleeve insignia has one thick chevron.
Petty officer, 1st class Petty officer, 1st class's sleeve insignia has four thin chevrons one below the other.
Officer candidate Officer candidate's sleeve insignia has two thin chevrons one below the other with a decorative circle on top.
Petty officer, 2nd class Petty officer, 2nd class's sleeve insignia has three thin chevrons one below the other.
Officer student Officer student's sleeve insignia has one thin chevron with a decorative circle on top.
Petty officer, 2rd class Petty officer, 2rd class's sleeve insignia has two thin chevrons one below the other.

Rank-and-file

Rank Sleeve insignia
Seaman Seaman's sleeve insignia has one thin chevron.
NCO student NCO student's sleeve insignia has one ohut grey horizontal line.
Seaman apprentice Seaman apprentice's field insignia is black.

Military Chaplains

Rank Sleeve Insignia Shoulder Insignia
Sr. Chaplain The Senior Chaplain's sleeve insignia has a yellow cross surrounded by leaves and two stripes. The Senior Chaplain's shoulder insignia has a yellow cross surrounded by leaves and two stripes.
Chaplain The Senior Chaplain's sleeve insignia has a yellow cross surrounded by leaves and one stripe. The Senior Chaplain's shoulder insignia has a yellow cross surrounded by leaves and one stripe.
Conscript Priest (Petty officer, 3rd Class) The 3rd-class-officer conscript priest's sleeve insignia has a red cross underneath two thin chevrons. The 3rd-class-officer conscript priest's sleeve insignia has two thin chevrons.
Conscript Priest (Seaman Apprentice) The seaman apprentice conscript priest's sleeve insignia has a red cross. The seaman apprentice conscript priest's sleeve insignia is black.