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List of Military Ranks United States Air Force Enlisted Ranks (Ordered By Seniority)

E-1Air Force Airman BasicAirman BasicABEnlisted Airman
E-2Air Force AirmanAirmanAmnEnlisted Airman
E-3Air Force Airman First ClassAirman First ClassA1CEnlisted Airman
E-4Air Force Senior AirmanSenior AirmanSrAEnlisted Airman
E-5Air Force Staff SergeantStaff SergeantSSgtNoncommissioned Officer
E-6Air Force Technical SergeantTechnical SergeantTSgtNoncommissioned Officer
E-7Air Force Master SergeantMaster SergeantMSgtNoncommissioned Officer
E-8Air Force Senior Master SergeantSenior Master SergeantSMSgtNoncommissioned Officer
E-9Air Force Chief Master SergeantChief Master SergeantCMSgtNoncommissioned Officer
E-9Air Force Command Chief Master SergeantCommand Chief Master SergeantCCMNoncommissioned Officer
E-9Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Of The Air ForceChief Master Sergeant Of The Air ForceCMSAFNoncommissioned Officer (Special)

United States Air Force Enlisted Ranks In Order

Enlisted airmen, including regular airmen and their non-commissioned officers, form the lifeblood of the United States Air Force. The U.S. Air Force has a total of eleven enlisted ranks.

Most airmen enter the Air Force as a Airman Basic following successful completion of Basic Training, and receive promotions and pay raises based on experience and leadership qualities. The highest enlisted rank a soldier can achieve in the Air Force is Command Chief Master Sergeant.

This table lists the Air Force enlisted ranks in order of seniority, from lowest to highest. Choose any rank for detailed information on rank insignia, Air Force responsibilities, pay, and more.

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