U.S. Army Ranks And Symbols

The United States Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces. It is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States, and is designated as the Army of the United States in the United States Constitution, Article 2, Section 2, Clause 1] and United States Code, Title 10, Subtitle B, Chapter 301, Section 3001].

U.S. Army Ranks And Symbols – Enlisted and Officer, from Lowest to Highest

An enlisted member enters the Army as a Private. After completing basic training, the enlisted recuits advances to Private First Class. The next notable advancement is to a Noncommissioned Officer.

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The highest rank attainable in the U.S. Army is the five-star General of the Army. Often called a “five-star general”, the rank of General of the Army has historically been reserved for wartime use and is not currently active in the U.S. Army.

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The table below lists all the standard ranks in the U.S. Army and their respective pay grades, insignias, abbreviations, and classifications.

Pay Grade Insignia Rank Abbreviation Classification
E-1 No Insignia Private PVT Enlisted Soldier
E-2 Insignia of an Army Private Second Class Private Second Class PV2 Enlisted Soldier
E-3 Insignia of an Army Private First Class Private First Class PFC Enlisted Soldier
E-4 Insignia of an Army Specialist Specialist SPC Enlisted Soldier
E-4 Insignia of an Army Corporal Corporal CPL Noncommissioned Officer
E-5 Insignia of an Army Sergeant Sergeant SGT Noncommissioned Officer
E-6 Insignia of an Army Staff Sergeant Staff Sergeant SSG Noncommissioned Officer
E-7 Insignia of an Army Sergeant First Class Sergeant First Class SFC Noncommissioned Officer
E-8 Insignia of an Army Master Sergeant Master Sergeant MSG Noncommissioned Officer
E-8 Insignia of an Army First Sergeant First Sergeant 1SG Noncommissioned Officer
E-9 Insignia of an Army Sergeant Major Sergeant Major SGM Noncommissioned Officer
E-9 Insignia of an Army Command Sergeant Major Command Sergeant Major CSM Noncommissioned Officer
E-9 Insignia of an Army Sergeant Major of the Army Sergeant Major of the Army SMA Noncommissioned Officer (Special)
W-1 Insignia of an Army Warrant Officer 1 Warrant Officer 1 WO1 Warrant Officer
W-2 Insignia of an Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Chief Warrant Officer 2 CW2 Warrant Officer
W-3 Insignia of an Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Chief Warrant Officer 3 CW3 Warrant Officer
W-4 Insignia of an Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Chief Warrant Officer 4 CW4 Warrant Officer
W-5 Insignia of an Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 Chief Warrant Officer 5 CW5 Warrant Officer
O-1 Insignia of an Army Second Lieutenant Second Lieutenant 2LT Commissioned Officer
O-2 Insignia of an Army First Lieutenant First Lieutenant 1LT Commissioned Officer
O-3 Insignia of an Army Captain Captain CPT Commissioned Officer
O-4 Insignia of an Army Major Major MAJ Field Officer
O-5 Insignia of an Army Lieutenant Colonel Lieutenant Colonel LTC Field Officer
O-6 Insignia of an Army Colonel Colonel COL Field Officer
O-7 Insignia of an Army Brigadier General Brigadier General BG General Officer
O-8 Insignia of an Army Major General Major General MG General Officer
O-9 Insignia of an Army Lieutenant General Lieutenant General LTG General Officer
O-10 Insignia of an Army General General GEN General Officer
O-10 Insignia of an Army General of the Army General of the Army GA General Officer

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