British Army Major

This page explains what a Major is the British Army is.

What Is A Major In The British Army?

A Major is a Commissioned Officer within the British Army and is a rank higher than Captain.

The rank of Major is used within the British Army and Royal Marines and is not used by the Royal Air Force or Royal Navy.

Typically a Major will be given command of a sub-unit of up to 120 officers and soldiers with responsibility for their training, welfare and administration both in camp and operations, as well as the management of their equipment.

British Army Major Insignia

The Insignia For A Major

The rank slide of a Major consists of a crown with no pips.

Frequently Asked Questions: Major

What NATO Code Is A Major?

A Major has a NATO rank code of OF-3.

Do You Salute A Major?

Yes, a Major is a Commissioned Officer and Other Ranks should salute the person in that position.

How Much Does A Major Earn?

The salary of a Major changes each year (around April time) but the starting wage right now is £53k per year.

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