Military Ranks and Insignia at a Glance

Do you know the U.S. military ranks?  (U.S. Air Force/Xavier Navarro)

Do you know the U.S. military ranks? 

Today's U.S. military services continue to use many of the ranks that were adopted in 1775 at the start of our Revolutionary War. Our early military leadership and congress adopted the organization, regulations and ranks of the British army and navy with just minor changes, some of which were influenced by our close association with France.

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Military ranks are divided into Officers and Enlisted groups. See all the information about Army ranks, Air Force ranks, Coast Guard ranks, Marine Corps ranks and Navy ranks, also known as Navy rates, below. 

Military Enlisted Ranks

Military Officer Ranks


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