Former Ranks of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic
The following ranks are no more valid. Grades and classification are not used since the 1st January 2011.
The basic military ranks at the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic are as follows:
- Private (PVT)
- Private First Class (PFC)
- Corporal (CPL)
- Sergeant (SGT)
Having met qualification requirements, a soldier is promoted to one of the following Corps of Ranks categories of either non-commissioned or commissioned officers.
Sergeant Corps - Warrant Officer Candidate Corps
Warrant Officer Corps
Junior Officer Corps
Senior Officer Corps
General Officer Corps
Following proposals made by the Government, Senior Commissioned Officers are promoted to Generals by the President of the Czech Republic; the promotion to other ranks is exercised by military authorities.
(Czech Law No. 111/1999 Dig., on Soldiers' Career Status, § 7)