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United States Army Ranks (Ordered By Seniority)
E-1Army PrivatePrivatePVTEnlisted Soldier[more]
E-2Army PrivatePrivatePV2Enlisted Soldier[more]
E-3Army Private First ClassPrivate First ClassPFCEnlisted Soldier[more]
E-4Army SpecialistSpecialistSPCEnlisted Soldier[more]
E-4Army CorporalCorporalCPLNoncommissioned Officer[more]
E-5Army SergeantSergeantSGTNoncommissioned Officer[more]
E-6Army Staff SergeantStaff SergeantSSGNoncommissioned Officer[more]
E-7Army Sergeant First ClassSergeant First ClassSFCNoncommissioned Officer[more]
E-8Army Master SergeantMaster SergeantMSGNoncommissioned Officer[more]
E-8Army First SergeantFirst Sergeant1SGNoncommissioned Officer[more]
E-9Army Sergeant MajorSergeant MajorSGMNoncommissioned Officer[more]
E-9Army Command Sergeant MajorCommand Sergeant MajorCSMNoncommissioned Officer[more]
E-9Army Sergeant Major of the ArmySergeant Major of the ArmySMANoncommissioned Officer (Special)[more]
W-1Army Warrant Officer 1Warrant Officer 1WO1Warrant Officer[more]
W-2Army Chief Warrant Officer 2Chief Warrant Officer 2CW2Warrant Officer[more]
W-3Army Chief Warrant Officer 3Chief Warrant Officer 3CW3Warrant Officer[more]
W-4Army Chief Warrant Officer 4Chief Warrant Officer 4CW4Warrant Officer[more]
W-5Army Chief Warrant Officer 5Chief Warrant Officer 5CW5Warrant Officer[more]
O-1Army Second LieutenantSecond Lieutenant2LTCommissioned Officer[more]
O-2Army First LieutenantFirst Lieutenant1LTCommissioned Officer[more]
O-3Army CaptainCaptainCPTCommissioned Officer[more]
O-4Army MajorMajorMAJField Officer[more]
O-5Army Lieutenant ColonelLieutenant ColonelLTCField Officer[more]
O-6Army ColonelColonelCOLField Officer[more]
O-7Army Brigadier GeneralBrigadier GeneralBGGeneral Officer[more]
O-8Army Major GeneralMajor GeneralMGGeneral Officer[more]
O-9Army Lieutenant GeneralLieutenant GeneralLTGGeneral Officer[more]
O-10Army GeneralGeneralGENGeneral Officer[more]
O-10Army General of the ArmyGeneral of the ArmyGAGeneral Officer[more]

United States Army Ranks In Order

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

The United States Army has twenty nine grades of enlisted soldiers and officers, with most soldiers enlisting at the entry-level rank of Private (PVT, paygrade E-1). The highest rank achievable in the Army is General of the Army.

Click any rank for detailed rank information including duties and responsibilities, promotion information, salary, and more.