RANKS OF OFFICERS & ENLISTED BY BRANCH

 

        

                                                  Ranks of Officers & Enlisted service members by Branch of Service

 

U.S. Army "Soldiers"

         Enlisted

         E1: Private

         E2: Private

         E3: Private First Class

         E4: Corporal -or- Specialist

         E5: Sergeant

         E6: Staff Sergeant

         E7: Sergeant First Class

         E8: Master Sergeant -or- 1st Sergeant

         E9: Sergeant Major -or- Command Sergeant Major

         E9: Sergeant Major of the Army - Chief Advisor to the Chief of Staff of the Army (there is only one of these).  


Warrant Officers

         WO1: Warrant Officer 1

         CW2: Chief Warrant Officer 2

         CW3: Chief Warrant Officer 3

         CW4: Chief Warrant Officer 4

         CW5: Chief Warrant Officer 5

 

Officers

         O1: 2nd Lieutenant

         O2: 1st Lieutenant

         O3: Captain

         O4: Major

         O5: Lieutenant Colonel

         O6: Colonel

         O7: Brigadier General (1 Star)

         O8: Major General (2 Star)

         O9: Lieutenant General (3 Star)

         O10: General (4 Star) -or- General of the Army (5 Star)

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U.S. Navy "Sailors"

        

Enlisted

         E1: Seaman Recruit

         E2: Seaman Apprentice

         E3: Seaman

         E4: Petty Officer 3rd Class

         E5: Petty Officer 2nd Class

         E6: Petty Officer 1st Class

         E7: Chief Petty Officer 

         E8: Senior Chief Petty Officer 

         E9: Master Chief Petty Officer -or- Command Master Chief Petty Officer

         E9: Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy - the most senior enlisted member of the U.S. Navy 


         Warrant Officers

         W2: Chief Warrant Officer 2

         W3: Chief Warrant Officer 3

         W4: Chief Warrant Officer 4

         W5: Chief Warrant Officer 5

 

         Officers

         O1: Ensign

         O2: Lieutenant Jr Grade

         O3: Lieutenant

         O4: Lieutenant Commander

         O5: Commander

         O6: Captain

         O7: Rear Admiral Lower Half (1 Star)

         O8: Rear Admiral (2 Star)

         O9: Vice Admiral (3 Star)

         O10: Admiral (4 Star)

         O11: Fleet Admiral (5 Star)

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U.S. Air Force "Airmen"

        

Enlisted

         E1: Airman Basic

         E2: Airman

         E3: Airman 1st Class

         E4: Senior Airman

         E5: Staff Sergeant

         E6: Technical Sergeant

         E7: Master Sergeant

         E8: Senior Master Sergeant

         E9: Chief Master Sergeant -or- Command Chief Master Sergeant

         E9: Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force - the highest enlisted member in the Air Force

        

Officers

         O1: 2nd Lieutenant

         O2: 1st Lieutenant

         O3: Captain

         O4: Major

         O5: Lieutenant Colonel

         O6: Colonel

         O7: Brigadier General (1 Star)

         O8: Major General (2 Star)

         O9: Lieutenant General (3 Star)

         O10: General (4 Star) -or- General of the Air Force (5 Star)

                                       ********************************

 

U.S. Marine Corps "Marines"

 

         Enlisted

         E1: Private

         E2: Private 1st Class

         E3: Lance Corporal

         E4: Corporal

         E5: Sergeant

         E6: Staff Sergeant

         E7: Gunnery Sergeant

         E8: Master Sergeant -or- 1st Sergeant

         E9: Master Gunnery Sergeant -or- Sergeant Major

         E9: Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps - Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Commandant of the Marine Corps

 

         Warrant Officers

         W1: Warrant Officer

W2: Chief Warrant Officer 2

         W3: Chief Warrant Officer 3

         W4: Chief Warrant Officer 4

         W5: Chief Warrant Officer 5

         

Officers

         O1: 2nd Lieutenant

         O2: 1st Lieutenant

         O3: Captain

         O4: Major

         O5: Lieutenant Colonel

         O6: Colonel

         O7: Brigadier General (1 Star)

         O8: Major General (2 Star)

         O9: Lieutenant General (3 Star)

         O10: General (4 Star)

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U.S. Coast Guard "Coasties"


        Enlisted

         E1: Seaman Recruit

         E2: Seaman Apprentice

         E3: Seaman

         E4: Petty Officer 3rd Class

         E5: Petty Officer 2nd Class

         E6: Petty Officer 1st Class

         E7: Chief Petty Officer 

         E8: Senior Chief Petty Officer 

         E9: Master Chief Petty Officer -or- Command Master Chief Petty Officer

         E9: Master Chief Petty Office of the Coast Guard - Senior Enlisted member of the U.S. Coast Guard and principal advisor the Commandant of the Coast Guard

 

         Warrant Officers

         W2: Chief Warrant Officer 2

         W3: Chief Warrant Officer 3

         W4: Chief Warrant Officer 4

 

Officers

         O1: Ensign

         O2: Lieutenant Jr Grade

         O3: Lieutenant

         O4: Lieutenant Commander

         O5: Commander

         O6: Captain

         O7: Rear Admiral Lower Half (1 Star)

         O8: Rear Admiral (2 Star)

         O9: Vice Admiral (3 Star)

         O10: Admiral (4 Star)

                                       *****************

 

U.S. Space Force "Guardians"

        Enlisted

         E1: Specialist 1

         E2: Specialist 2

         E3: Specialist 3

         E4: Specialist 4

         E5: Sergeant

         E6: Technical Sergeant

         E7: Master Sergeant

         E8: Senior Master Sergeant

         E9: Chief Master Sergeant

         E9: Chief Master Sergeant of the Space Force - the highest-ranking Non-Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Space Force and is the senior enlisted advisor to the Chief of Space Operations and the Secretary of the Air Force

 

Officers

         O1: 2nd Lieutenant

         O2: 1st Lieutenant

         O3: Captain

         O4: Major

         O5: Lieutenant Colonel

         O6: Colonel

         O7: Brigadier General (1 Star)

         O8: Major General (2 Star)

         O9: Lieutenant General (3 Star)

         O10: General (4 Star)