The Council has introduced new officer ranks in the APU

Рада ввела новые офицерские звания в ВСУ

Deputies of the Verkhovna Rada amended the Law of Ukraine “On military duty and military service”, setting a new names of military ranks of senior officers in accordance with military ranks adopted in the leading countries-members of NATO.

For this decision voted by 291 people’s choice, according to UKRINFORM.

Now, according to the changes in legislation introduced by the title of senior officers, “Brigadier General”, “commander-Admiral”, instead of the rank “Colonel General” – rank of “General”, and also abolished the title of “General of the army”.

In addition to the above changes in the military ranks, also provides for the abolition of military rank “the ensign”, “Lieutenant” (the ship – “ensign”, “senior warrant officer”) and introduces a number of new titles, in particular, “recruit”, “staff Sergeant”, “master Sergeant”, “senior master Sergeant” and “chief master Sergeant” (ship – staff-Sergeant, “master Sergeant”, “senior master chief”, “chief master Sergeant”).

The implementation of the Law does not require additional expenditures from the State budget of Ukraine, however, requires changes in the Charter of internal service of the APU, the Disciplinary Statute of the APU, APU Drill regulations, the Charter of garrison and guard services of the armed forces and the Law of Ukraine “On military duty and military service” to establish new names of military ranks of senior officers in accordance with military ranks adopted in the leading countries-members of NATO.

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