United States Army Ranks

The following table shows the ranks used in the United States Army. The order of rank is from lowest to highest rank.

Rank/Title Insignia Pay Grade Abbreviation Enlisted/Officer
Private No Insignia E-1 PVT Enlisted
Private E-2 Private E-2 PV2 Enlisted
Private First Class E-3 Private First Class E-3 PFC Enlisted
Specialist E-4 Specialist E-4 SPC Enlisted
Corporal E-4 Corporal E-4 CPL Enlisted
Sergeant E-5 Sergeant E-5 SGT Enlisted
Staff Sergeant E-6 Staff Sergeant E-6 SSG Enlisted
Sergeant First Class E-7 Sergeant First Class E-7 SFC Enlisted
Master Sergeant E-8 Master Sergeant E-8 MFG Enlisted
First Sergeant E-8 First Sergeant E-8 1SG Enlisted
Sergeant Major E-9 Sergeant Major E-9 SGM Enlisted
Command Sergeant Major E-9 Command Sergeant Major E-9 CSM Enlisted
Sergeant Major of the Army E-9 Sergeant Major of the Army E-9 SMA Enlisted
Second Lieutenant O-1 Second Lieutenant O-1 2LT Officer
First Lieutenant O-2 First Lieutenant O-2 1LT Officer
Captain O-3 Captain O-3 CPT Officer
Major O-4 Major O-4 MAJ Officer
Lieutenant Colonel O-5 Lieutenant Colonel O-5 LTC Officer
Colonel O-6 Colonel O-6 COL Officer
Brigadier General O-7 Brigadier General O-7 BG Officer
Major General O-8 Major General O-8 MG Officer
Lieutenant General O-9 Lieutenant General O-9 LTG Officer
General O-10 General O-10 GEN Officer
General of the Army O-11 General of the Army O-11 GA Officer

Warrant Officers

Rank/Title Insignia Pay Grade Abbreviation Enlisted/Officer
Warrant Officer 1 W-1 Warrant Officer 1 W-1 WO1 Officer
Chief Warrant Officer 2 CW2 Chief Warrant Officer 2 W-2 CW2 Officer
Chief Warrant Officer 3 CW3 Chief Warrant Officer 3 W-3 CW3 Officer
Chief Warrant Officer 4 CW4 Chief Warrant Officer 4 W-4 CW4 Officer
Chief Warrant Officer 5 CW5 Chief Warrant Officer 5 W-5 CW5 Officer

Rank Insignia and descriptions are from the following wikipedia page: US Army

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