The U.S. Military is steeped in tradition and symbolism. Much of this tradition is reflected in the titles and insignias for each of the enlisted and officer ranks. Each branch of the service has it's own unique insignias for enlisted pay grades. The exception is the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, which have the same titles and similar insignias.

Millitary Rank and Grade Insignia Charts:

ARMY NAVY MARINE CORPS
E1 Private Seaman Recruit (SR) Private
E2 Private E-2
(PV2)


Army Private E2
Seaman Apprentice
(SA)

Navy Seaman Apprentice E2
Private First Class
(PFC)

Marine Private 1st Class E2
E3 Private First Class
(PFC)

Army Private 1st Class E3
Seaman (SN)


Navy E3
Lance Corporal
(LCpl)

Marine Lance Corporal E3
E4 Corporal
(CPL)

Army Corporal E4
Specialist
(SPC)

Army Spec 4
Petty Officer
Third Class
(PO3)

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class E4
Corporal
(Cpl)

Marine Corporal E4
E5 Sergeant
(SGT)
Army Sergeant E5
Petty Officer
Second Class
(PO2)
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class E5
Sergeant
(Sgt)
Marine Sergeant E5 Sergeant
E6 Staff Sergeant
(SSG)
Army Staff Sergeant E6
Petty Officer
First Class
(PO1)
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class E6
Staff Sergeant
(SSgt)
Marine Sergeant E6 Staff Sergeant
E7 Sergeant First Class
(SFC)
Army Sergeant 1st Class E7
Navy Chief Petty Officer
(CPO)
Navy Chief Petty Officer E7
Gunnery Sergeant
(GySgt)
Marine Sergeant E7 Gunnery Sergeant
E8 Master
Sergeant

(MSG)
Army Master Sergeant E8
First
Sergeant

(1SG)
Army First Sergeant E8
Senior Chief
(SCPO)

Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer E8
Master Sergeant
(MSgt)
Marine Sergeant E8 Master Sergeant
First Sergeant

E9 Sergeant Major
(SGM)


Army Sergeant Major E9
Command
Sergeant Major

(CSM)

Army Command Sergeant Major E9
Master Chief
(MCPO)


Navy Master Chief Petty Officer E9

Fleet Master Chief


Navy Fleet Master Chief Petty Officer E9
Sergeant Major
(SgtMaj)


Marine Sergeant E9 Sergeant Major
Master Gunnery Sergeant (MGySgt)

Marine Sergeant E9 Master Gunnery Sergeant
E9S Sergeant Major of the Army
(SMA)

Army Sergeant Major of the Army E9s

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy
(MCPON)


Navy Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy E9s

Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps
(SgtMajMC)

E9s Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps

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  COAST GUARD AIR FORCE
E1 Seaman Recruit (SR) Airman Basic
E2 Seaman Apprentice
(SA)

Navy/Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice E2
Airman (Amn)
Air Force Airman E2
E3 Seaman (SN)


Navy/Coast Guard Seaman E3
Airman First Class (A1C)
Air Force Airman 1st Class E3
E4 Petty Officer
Third Class
(PO3)


Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class E4
Senior Airman
(SrA)

Air Force Senior Airman E4
E5 Petty Officer
Second Class
(PO2)
CoastGuard Petty Officer 2nd Class E5
Staff Sergeant
(SSgt)

Air Force Staff Sergeant E5
E6 Petty Officer
First Class
(PO1)
CoastGuard Petty Officer 1st Class E6
Technical Sergeant
(TSgt)


Air Force E6 Technical Sergeant
E7 Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer (CPO)
Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer E7
Master Sergeant
(MSgt)

Air Force E7 Master Sergeant
First Sergeant
(E-7)

E8 Senior Chief
(SCPO)

CoastGuard Senior Chief Petty Officer E8
Senior Master
Sergeant

(SMSgt)
Air Force Senior Master Sergeant E8
First Sergeant
(E-8)

E9 Command
Master Chief



Coast Guard Command Master Chief E9
Chief Master
Sergeant

(CMSgt)

First Sergeant
(E-9)

Command Chief Master
Sergeant

(CCM)

Air Force Chief Master Sergeant E9
E9S Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard
(MCPOCG)


CG Master Chief Petty Officer of the CG E9S
Chief Master Sergeant
of the
Air Force

(CMSAF)

Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force E9

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