US Military Ranks Officer and Enlisted

US Military Ranks Officer and Enlisted

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As a military spouse, it's always good to know US military ranks, officer and enlisted.


US ARMY RANKS


 

Military Service Founding Date: 14 June 1775

Officer

Enlisted

O-1

Second Lieutenant

2LT

E-1

Private (PV1)

PVT

O-2

First Lieutenant

1LT

E-2

Private (PV2)

PVT

O-3

Captain

CPT

E-3

Private First Class

PFC

O-4

Major

MAJ

E-4

Corporal / Specialist

CPL/SP4

O-5

Lieutenant Colonel

LTC

E-5

Sergeant

SGT

O-6

Colonel

COL

E-6

Staff Sergeant

SSG

O-7

Brigadier General

BG

E-7

Sergeant First Class

SFC/PSG

O-8

Major General

MG

E-8

Master / First Sergeant

MSG/1SG

O-9

Lieutenant General

LG

E-9

Sergeant Major

SGM

O-10

General

GEN

E-9

Command Sergeant Major CSM

 

 

 

 

Sergeant Major of the Army

SMA

 

 

Warrant

 
W-1 Warrant Officer 1 WO1
W-2 Chief Warrant Officer 2 CW2
W-3 Chief Warrant Officer 3 CW3
W-4 Chief Warrant Officer 4 CW4
W-5 Chief Warrant Officer CW5

 

 

US AIR FORCE RANKS


 

Military Service Founding Date: 18 September 1947

Officer

Enlisted

O-1

Second Lieutenant

2d Lt

E-1

Airman Basic

AB

O-2

First Lieutenant

1Lt

E-2

Airman

AMN

O-3

Captain

Capt

E-3

Airman First Class

A1C

O-4

Major

Maj

E-4

Senior Airman

SrA

O-5

Lieutenant Colonel

Lt Col

E-5

Staff Sergeant

SSgt

O-6

Colonel

Col

E-6

Technical Sergeant

TSgt

O-7

Brigadier General

Brig Gen

E-7

Master Sergeant

MSgt

O-8

Major General

Maj Gen

E-8

Senior Master Sergeant

SMSgt

O-9

Lieutenant General

Lt Gen

E-9

Chief Master Sergeant

CMSgt

O-10

General

Gen E-9 Command Chief Master Sgt CCM

 

 

 

 

Chief Master Sgt of the AF

CMSAF

 

 

US MARINE CORPS RANKS


 

Military Service Founding Date: 10 November 1775

Officer

Enlisted

O-1

Second Lieutenant

2nd Lt

E-1

Private

PVT

O-2

First Lieutenant

1st Lt

E-2

Private First Class

PFC

O-3

Captain

Capt

E-3

Lance Corporal

LCpl

O-4

Major

Maj

E-4

Corporal

Cpl

O-5

Lieutenant Colonel

Lt Col

E-5

Sergeant

Sgt

O-6

Colonel

Col

E-6

Staff Sergeant

SSgt

O-7

Brigadier General

Brig Gen

E-7

Gunnery Sergeant

GySgt

O-8

Major General

Maj Gen

E-8

Master/First Sergeant

MSgt

O-9

Lieutenant General

Lt Gen

E-9

Master Gunnery Sergeant

MGySgt

O-10

General

Gen E-9 Sergeant Major SgtMaj

 

 

 

 

Sergeant Major of the MC

SgtMajMC

 

 

Warrant

 
W-1 Warrant Officer 1 W1
W-2 Chief Warrant Officer 2 CWO2
W-3 Chief Warrant Officer 3 CWO3
W-4 Chief Warrant Officer 4 CWO4
W-5 Chief Warrant Officer 5 CWO5

 

 

US NAVY AND COAST GUARD RANKS


 

Military Service Founding Date: 13 October 1775

Officer

Enlisted

O-1

Ensign

ENS

E-1

Seaman Recruit

SR

O-2

Lieutenant Junior Grade

LTJG

E-2

Seaman Apprentice

SA

O-3

Lieutenant

LT

E-3

Seaman

SN

O-4

Lieutenant Commander

LCDR

E-4

Petty Officer Third Class

PO3

O-5

Commander

CDR

E-5

Petty Officer Second Class

PO2

O-6

Captain

CAPT

E-6

Petty Officer First Class

PO1

O-7

Rear Admiral Lower Half

RADM

E-7

Chief Petty Officer

CPO

O-8

Rear Admiral Upper Half

RADM

E-8

Senior Chief Petty Officer

SCPO

O-9

Vice Admiral

VADM

E-9

Master Chief Petty Officer

MCPO

O-10

Admiral

ADM   MCPO of the Navy MCPON

 

 

 

 

MCPO of the Coast Guard

MCPOCG

 

 

Warrant

 
W-1 Warrant Officer 1 W-1
W-2 Chief Warrant Officer 2 CWO2
W-3 Chief Warrant Officer 3 CWO3
W-4 Chief Warrant Officer 4 CWO4

 

US Military Ranks



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