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Flag Rank Officers
Pay Grade United States Army Marine Corps Navy/Coast Guard Air Force
Special General of the Armies none Admiral of the Navy none
Special General of the Army none Fleet Admiral General of the Air Force
O-10 General General Admiral General
O-9 Lt. General Lt. General Vice Admiral Lt. General
O-8 Major General Major General Rear Admiral (upper half) Major General
O-7 Brigadier General Brigadier General Rear Admiral (lower half) Brigadier General
Commissioned Officers
Pay Grade United States Army Marine Corps Navy/Coast Guard Air Force
O-6 Colonel Colonel Captain Colonel
O-5 Lt. Colonel Lt. Colonel Commander Lt. Colonel
O-4 Major Major Lt. Commander Major
O-3 Captain Captain Lieutenant Captain
O-2 1st Lieutenant 1st Lieutenant Lieutenant, JG 1st Lieutenant
O-1 2nd Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant Ensign 2nd Lieutenant
Warrant Officers
Pay Grade United States Army Marine Corps Navy/Coast Guard Air Force
W-5 Chief Warrant Officer, Five Chief Warrant Officer, Five Chief Warrant Officer, Five Chief Warrant Officer, Five (discontinued)
W-4 Chief Warrant Officer, Four Chief Warrant Officer, Four Chief Warrant Officer, Four Chief Warrant Officer, Four (discontinued)
W-3 Chief Warrant Officer, Three Chief Warrant Officer, Three Chief Warrant Officer, Three Chief Warrant Officer, Three (discontinued)
W-2 Chief Warrant Officer, Two Chief Warrant Officer, Two Chief Warrant Officer, Two Chief Warrant Officer, Two (discontinued)
W-1 Warrant Officer, One Warrant Officer, One Warrant Officer, One (discontinued) Warrant Officer, One (discontinued)
Enlisted Servicemen
Pay Grade United States Army Marine Corps Navy/Coast Guard Air Force
E-9
(special)
Sergeant Major of the Army Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy/Coast Guard Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
E-9 Sergeant Major
Command Sergeant Major
Master Gunnery Sergeant
Sergeant Major
Master Chief Petty Officer
Command Master Chief Petty Officer
Chief Master Sergeant
Command Chief Master Sergeant
E-8 Master Sergeant
First Sergeant
Master Sergeant
First Sergeant
Senior Chief Petty Officer Senior Master Sergeant
E-7 Sergeant First Class Gunnery Sergeant Chief Petty Officer Master Sergeant
E-6 Staff Sergeant Staff Sergeant Petty Officer First Class Technical Sergeant
E-5 Sergeant Sergeant Petty Officer Second Class Staff Sergeant
E-4 Specialist/Corporal Corporal Petty Officer Third Class Senior Airman
E-3 Private First Class Lance Corporal Seaman Airman First Class
E-2 Private Private First Class Seaman Apprentice Airman
E-1 Private Private Seaman Recruit Airman Basic