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United States Air Force Ranks (Ordered By Seniority)
E-1Air Force Airman BasicAirman BasicABEnlisted Airman[more]
E-2Air Force AirmanAirmanAmnEnlisted Airman[more]
E-3Air Force Airman First ClassAirman First ClassA1CEnlisted Airman[more]
E-4Air Force Senior AirmanSenior AirmanSrAEnlisted Airman[more]
E-5Air Force Staff SergeantStaff SergeantSSgtNoncommissioned Officer[more]
E-6Air Force Technical SergeantTechnical SergeantTSgtNoncommissioned Officer[more]
E-7Air Force Master SergeantMaster SergeantMSgtNoncommissioned Officer[more]
E-8Air Force Senior Master SergeantSenior Master SergeantSMSgtNoncommissioned Officer[more]
E-9Air Force Chief Master SergeantChief Master SergeantCMSgtNoncommissioned Officer[more]
E-9Air Force Command Chief Master SergeantCommand Chief Master SergeantCCMNoncommissioned Officer[more]
E-9Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Of The Air ForceChief Master Sergeant Of The Air ForceCMSAFNoncommissioned Officer (Special)[more]
O-1Air Force Second LieutenantSecond Lieutenant2d LtCommissioned Officer[more]
O-2Air Force First LieutenantFirst Lieutenant1st LCommissioned Officer[more]
O-3Air Force CaptainCaptainCaptCommissioned Officer[more]
O-4Air Force MajorMajorMajField Officer[more]
O-5Air Force Lieutenant ColonelLieutenant ColonelLt CoField Officer[more]
O-6Air Force ColonelColonelColField Officer[more]
O-7Air Force Brigadier GeneralBrigadier GeneralBrig General Officer[more]
O-8Air Force Major GeneralMajor GeneralMaj GGeneral Officer[more]
O-9Air Force Lieutenant GeneralLieutenant GeneralLt GeGeneral Officer[more]
O-10Air Force GeneralGeneralGenGeneral Officer[more]
O-10Air Force General of the Air ForceGeneral of the Air ForceGAFGeneral Officer[more]

United States Air Force Ranks In Order

This table of the United States Air Force ranks from lowest to highest shows the Air Force's rank structure from lowest to highest including rank insignia, abbreviation, and rank classification.

The United States Air Force has twenty two grades of enlisted airmen and officers, with most airmen enlisting at the entry-level rank of Airman Basic (AB, paygrade E-1). The highest rank achievable in the Air Force is General of the Air Force.

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