Military – Civilian position equivalents

Example Army positions and their civilian equivalents:

Brigadier: ranking above a Colonel but below a Major General, a Brigadier often holds the skills and experience needed in a senior managerial capacity, such as a Managing Director

Major: often a supervisor to the rank of Captain, a Major is often equivalent to a Manager with proven skills encompassing the management of large, multifaceted teams

Corporal: in the Army, a Corporal ranks between a Lance Corporal and a Sergeant. Their civilian equivalent is a Team Leader / Supervisor

Lance Corporal: assistant Supervisor / Team Leader, often training to fulfil the requirements of a managerial / supervisory role

Warrant Officer Class I / II (WO1 / WO2): Supervisor / Middle Manager who will often have experience of leading, motivating and training teams of staff. In the Army, WO2s are often addressed as “Sergeant Major” or “Corporal Major”.

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