Military Ranks and Insignia At a Glance

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:

Enlisted Ranks

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


Army Private E2
Seaman Apprentice
(SA)

Navy Seaman Apprentice E2
E3
Private First Class
(PFC)

Army Private 1st Class E3
Seaman (SN)


Navy E3
E4
Corporal
(CPL)

Army Corporal E4
Specialist
(SPC)

Army Spec 4
Petty Officer
Third Class (PO3)

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class E4
E5
Sergeant
(SGT)
Army Sergeant E5
Petty Officer
Second Class (PO2)
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class E5
E6
Staff Sergeant
(SSG)
Army Staff Sergeant E6
Petty Officer
First Class (PO1)
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class E6
E7
Sergeant First Class
(SFC)
Army Sergeant 1st Class E7
Navy Chief Petty Officer (CPO)
Navy Chief Petty Officer E7
E8
Master
Sergeant
(MSG)
Army Master Sergeant E8
First
Sergeant
(1SG)
Army First Sergeant E8
Senior Chief
(SCPO)

Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer E8
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
E9S

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy
(MCPON)


Navy Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy E9s

MARINE CORPS
E1
Private
E2 Private First Class
(PFC)

Marine Private 1st Class E2
E3
Lance Corporal
(LCpl)

Marine Lance Corporal E3
E4
Corporal
(Cpl)

Marine Corporal E4
E5
Sergeant
(Sgt)
Marine Sergeant E5 Sergeant
E6
Staff Sergeant
(SSgt)
Marine Sergeant E6 Staff Sergeant
E7
Gunnery Sergeant
(GySgt)
Marine Sergeant E7 Gunnery Sergeant
E8
Master Sergeant
(MSgt)
Marine Sergeant E8 Master Sergeant
First Sergeant

E9
Sergeant Major
(SgtMaj)


Marine Sergeant E9 Sergeant Major
Master Gunnery Sergeant MGySgt)

Marine Sergeant E9 Master Gunnery Sergeant
E9S


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COAST GUARD
E1
Seaman Recruit (SR)
E2
Seaman Apprentice
(SA)

Navy/Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice E2
E3
Seaman (SN)


Navy/Coast Guard Seaman E3
E4
Petty Officer
Third Class (PO3)


Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class E4
E5
Petty Officer
Second Class (PO2)
CoastGuard Petty Officer 2nd Class E5
E6
Petty Officer
First Class (PO1)
CoastGuard Petty Officer 1st Class E6
E7
Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer (CPO)
Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer E7
E8
Senior Chief
(SCPO)

CoastGuard Senior Chief Petty Officer E8
E9
Master
Chief
(MCPO)


Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer E9
Command
Master Chief


Coast Guard Command Master Chief E9
E9S

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AIR FORCE
E1
Airman Basic
E2
Airman (Amn)
Air Force Airman E2
E3
Airman First Class (A1C)
Air Force Airman 1st Class E3
E4
Senior Airman
(SrA)

Air Force Senior Airman E4
E5
Staff Sergeant
(SSgt)

Air Force Staff Sergeant E5
E6
Technical Sergeant
(TSgt)


Air Force E6 Technical Sergeant
E7
Master Sergeant
(MSgt)

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

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

E9
Chief Master
Sergeant
(CMSgt)

First
Sergeant
(E-9)


Command Chief Master
Sergeant
(CCM)

Air Force Chief Master Sergeant E9
E9S


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Officer Ranks

ARMY
NAVY
MARINE CORPS
O1

Second Lieutenant
2LT

Army 2LT

Ensign
ENS
Navy Ens

Second Lieutenant
2nd Lt.

2LT

O2
First Lieutenant
1LT

U.S. Army Officer First LT
Lieutenant Junior Grade
LTJG

U.S. Navy/CoastGuard Officer Lieutenant Junior Grade
First Lieutenant
1st Lt.

Officer First LT
O3
Captain
CPT

U.S. Army Officer Captain
Lieutenant
LT
U.S. Navy/CoastGuard Officer Lieutenant Junior Grade
Captain
Capt.

USMC Officer Captain
O4
Major
MAJ


Army Officer Major
Lieutenant Commander
LCDR
U.S. Navy/CoastGuard Officer Lieutenant Commander

Major
Maj.


Officer Major
O5
Lieutenant Colonel
LTC


Army Officer LT Colonel
Commander
CDR

Navy/CoastGuard Officer Commander
Lieutenant Colonel
Lt. Col.


USMC Officer LT Colonel
O6
Colonel
COL

Army Officer Colonel
Captain
CAPT

Navy/CoastGuard Officer Captain
Colonel
Col.

USMC Officer Colonel
O7
Brigadier General
BG

Army Officer Brigadier General
Rear Admiral
Lower Half

RADM (LH)

Navy/CoastGuard Officer Rear Admiral Lower Half
Brigadier General
Brig. Gen.

Army Officer Brigadier General
O8
Major General
MG

Army Officer Major General
Rear Admiral
Upper Half

RADM (UH)
Navy/CoastGuard Officer Rear Admiral Upper Half
Major General
Maj. Gen.

Officer Major General
O9
Lieutenant
General
LTG

Army Officer LT General
Vice Admiral
VADM

Navy/CoastGuard Officer Vice Admiral
Lieutenant
General
Lt. Gen.

LT General

O10


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  COAST GUARD AIR FORCE
O1 Ensign
ENS

CG Officer

Second Lieutenant
2nd Lt.

2LT

O2 Lieutenant Junior Grade
LTJG


CG Officer
First Lieutenant
1st Lt.


Officer First LT
O3 Lieutenant
LT
CG Officer
Captain
Capt.


USMC Officer Captain
O4 Lieutenant Commander
LCDR
CG officer

Major
Maj.


Officer Major
O5 Commander
CDR


CG Officer
Lieutenant Colonel
Lt. Col.


USMC Officer LT Colonel
O6 Captain
CAPT


CG Officer
Colonel
Col.


USMC Officer Colonel
O7 Rear Admiral
Lower Half

RADM (LH)


CG Officer
Brigadier General
Brig. Gen
.

Army Officer Brigadier General
O8 Rear Admiral
Upper Half

RADM (UH)
CG Officer
Major General
Maj. Gen.

Officer Major General
O9 Vice Admiral
VADM


CG Officer
Lieutenant
General
Lt. Gen.

LT General

O10

Admiral
ADM
Commandant of the
Coast Guard


CG Officer

General
Gen.
Air Force
Chief of Staff


Officer General
    General of the Air Force
(Reserved for wartime only)


Army Officer General of the Army


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ARMY NAVY COAST GUARD MARINE CORPS
W1 Warrant Officer 1
WO1

U.S. Army Warrant Officer 1

No Warrant Officer 1

 

No Warrant Officer 1

 

Warrant Officer 1
WO1

U.S. Marine Corps Warrant Officer 1
W2 Chief Warrant Officer 2
CW2


U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2
USN Chief Warrant
Officer 2 CWO2

U.S. Navy Warrant Officer 2
USCG Chief Warrant
Officer 2 CWO2
USCG Chief Warrant Officer CWO2
Chief Warrant Officer 2
CWO2

U.S. Marine Corps Warrant Officer 2
W3 Chief Warrant Officer 3
CW3


U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3
USN Chief Warrant
Officer 3 CWO3

Navy/Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer 3
USCG Chief Warrant
Officer 3 CWO3
USCG Chief Warrant Officer CWO2
Chief Warrant Officer 3
CWO3

Marine Corps Warrant Officer 3
W4 Chief Warrant Officer 4
CW4

Army Chief Warrant Officer 4
USN Chief Warrant
Officer 4 CWO4

U.S. Navy/Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer 4
USCG Chief Warrant
Officer 4 CWO4
USCG Chief Warrant Officer CWO2
Chief Warrant Officer 4
CWO4

U.S. Marine Corps Warrant Officer 4
W5 Chief Warrant Officer
CW5

U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 5
USN Chief Warrant
Officer CWO5


USN Warrant Officer 5
No Chief
Warrant Officer 5 CWO5 
Chief Warrant Officer 5
CWO5

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