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Below are the ranks and insignia for all enlisted, warrant officer, and commissioned officer ranks in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy. Note: The Army National Guard uses the same rank structure and insignias as the Army and the Air Guard uses the same insignias as the Air Force. Millitary Rank and Grade Insignia Charts: Army, Navy and Marine Corps Enlisted Insignias Coast Guard Enlisted Insignias Air Force Enlisted Insignias Army, Navy and Marine CorpsOfficer Insignias Coast Guard Officer Insignias Air ForceOfficer Insignias Enlisted Ranks ARMY E1 Private Private E-2 (PV2) E2 NAVY Seaman Recruit (SR) Seaman Apprentice (SA)

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Sergeant (SGT)

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Staff Sergeant (SSG) E6

Petty Officer First Class (PO1)

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Sergeant First Class (SFC) E7

Navy Chief Petty Officer (CPO)

Master Sergeant (MSG) E8

First Sergeant (1SG)

Senior Chief (SCPO)

Sergeant Major (SGM) E9

Command Sergeant Major (CSM)

Master Chief (MCPO)

Fleet Master Chief

Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA) E9S

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)

MARINE CORPS E1 Private Private First Class (PFC) E2

Lance Corporal (LCpl) E3

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Sergeant (Sgt) E5

Staff Sergeant (SSgt) E6

Gunnery Sergeant (GySgt) E7

Master Sergeant (MSgt) E8

First Sergeant

Sergeant Major (SgtMaj)

Master Gunnery Sergeant MGySgt)


Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps (SgtMajMC)


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COAST GUARD Seaman Recruit (SR) Seaman Apprentice (SA)

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Seaman (SN)


Petty Officer Third Class (PO3) E4

Petty Officer Second Class (PO2) E5

Petty Officer First Class (PO1) E6

Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer (CPO) E7

Senior Chief (SCPO) E8

Master Chief (MCPO) E9

Command Master Chief

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard (MCPOCG) E9S

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AIR FORCE Airman (Amn)

E1 Airman Basic


Airman First Class (A1C) E3

Senior Airman (SrA) E4

Staff Sergeant (SSgt) E5

Technical Sergeant (TSgt) E6

Master Sergeant (MSgt) E7

First Sergeant (E-7)

Senior Master Sergeant (SMSgt) E8

First Sergeant (E-8)

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Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force (CMSAF) E9S

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Officer Ranks

ARMY Second Lieutenant 2LT


MARINE CORPS Second Lieutenant 2nd Lt.


First Lieutenant 1LT

Lieutenant Junior Grade LTJG

First Lieutenant 1st Lt.


Captain CPT

Lieutenant LT

Captain Capt.


Major MAJ

Lieutenant Commander LCDR

Major Maj.




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Colonel LTC


Colonel Lt. Col.


Colonel COL

Captain CAPT

Colonel Col.


Brigadier General Rear Admiral BG Lower Half RADM (LH)

Brigadier General Brig. Gen.


Major General MG

Rear Admiral Upper Half RADM (UH)

Major General Maj. Gen.


Lieutenant General LTG

Vice Admiral VADM

Lieutenant General Lt. Gen.



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