Template:Infobox military rank

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Usage

Military rank infobox[change source]

Lieutenant general
Australian Army OF-8.svg
The LTGEN insignia of Crown of St Edward above a crossed sword and baton.
CountryAustralia
Service branch Australian Army
AbbreviationLTGEN
RankThree-star
NATO rankOF 9
Formation1917
Next higher rankGeneral
Next lower rankMajor general
Equivalent ranks

A military rank infobox may be used to summarize information about a military rank in a particular service branch of a country's armed forces. The infobox should be added using the {{infobox military rank}} template, as shown below:

{{Infobox military rank
| name           = 
| native_name    = 
| image          = 
| image_size     = 
| caption        = 
| image2         = 
| image_size2    = 
| caption2       = 
| image3         = 
| image_size3    = 
| caption3       = 
| country        = 
| service branch = 
| abbreviation   = 
| rank           = 
| NATO rank      = 
| Non-NATO rank  = 
| formation      = 
| abolished      = 
| higher rank    = 
| lower rank     = 
| equivalents    = 
| history        = 
}}


Note: When using parameters, avoid the ambiguous abbreviation "N/A", and instead use "unknown" or "none". All subjective or qualitative judgements and numerical quantities or statistics must be cited to a reliable source (see WP:MILMOS#CITE).

All fields are optional, except for name.

  • namemandatory – the formal name of the rank.
  • image – an image of the insignia of the rank. The image must be given in the form Example.jpg; in particular, the thumb attribute must not be selected.
  • image_size – the size of the image. Must be written as xxxpx.
  • caption – the text to be placed below the image, typically describing the insignia.
  • image2 – another image relevant to the rank. The image must be given in the form Example.jpg; in particular, the thumb attribute must not be selected.
  • image_size2 – the size of the image. Must be written as xxxpx.
  • caption2 – the text to be placed below the image.
  • image3 – another image relevant to the rank. The image must be given in the form Example.jpg; in particular, the thumb attribute must not be selected.
  • image_size3 – the size of the image. Must be written as xxxpx.
  • caption3 – the text to be placed below the image.
  • country – the country bestowing the award.
  • service branch – the service branch. Use {{army}}, {{navy}}, {{air force}}, etc.
  • abbreviation – the official abbreviation used by the service branch.
  • rank – where appropriate, the number of stars.
  • NATO rank – for NATO allies only, the NATO rank.
  • Non-NATO rank – for non-NATO allies only, the equivalent rank and allied force.
  • formation – first recorded use or appointment to the rank.
  • abolished – last recorded use or termination of the rank.
  • higher rank – the next highest rank.
  • lower rank – the next lowest rank.
  • equivalents – the same rank in the same country in the equivalent service branches. e.g. where rank is from the army, the air force and navy ranks are shown here.
  • history – any notable usages of the rank in military history,