United States Air Force » Officer Rank Structure
United States Air Force Officer Ranks (Ordered By Seniority)
|O-1||Second Lieutenant||2d Lt||Commissioned Officer||[more]|
|O-2||First Lieutenant||1st L||Commissioned Officer||[more]|
|O-5||Lieutenant Colonel||Lt Co||Field Officer||[more]|
|O-7||Brigadier General||Brig||General Officer||[more]|
|O-8||Major General||Maj G||General Officer||[more]|
|O-9||Lieutenant General||Lt Ge||General Officer||[more]|
|O-10||General of the Air Force||GAF||General Officer||[more]|
United States Air Force Officer Ranks In Order
Officers in the United States Air Force are highly trained airmen responsible for leading groups of airmen in the field and serving as the utmost example of Air Force service and ideals.
Airmen usually receive an entry-level officer's commission in the Air Force as a Second Lieutenant after successfully completing Officer Candidate School. The highest rank in the Air Force is General of the Air Force. An Air Force officer receives promotions and pay raises based on experience, leadership skills, and number of years served.
This table lists the active officer ranks in the United States Air Force in increasing order of senority. Choose any rank for detailed information including duties and leadership responsibilities, Air Force officer pay details, officer rank insignia, and more.
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