June 1, 2017
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Enlisted Ranks

Enlisted Ranks

ARMY

NAVY

MARINES

AIR FORCE

COAST GUARD

 

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Coast Guard Seaman Recruit E1

Private

Seaman Recruit

Private

Airman Basic

Seaman Recruit

 

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Army Private E2

Navy Seaman Apprentice E2

Marine Private 1st Class E2

Air Force Airman E2

Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice E2

Private E-2

Seaman Apprentice

Private First Class

Airman

Seaman Apprentice

 

E2

 

 

 

 

 

Army Private 1st Class E3

Navy Seaman E3

Marine Lance Corporal E3

Air Force Airman 1st Class E3

Coast Guard Seaman E3

Private First Class

Seaman

Lance Corporal

Airman First Class

Seaman

 

E3

 

 

 

 

 

Army Corporal E4Army Specialist E4

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class E4

Marine Corporal E4

Air Force Senior Airman E4

Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class E4

Corporal

Specialist

Petty Officer
Third Class

Corporal

Senior Airman

Petty Officer
Third Class

 

E4

      
Leadership responsibility significantly increases in the mid-level enlisted ranks. This responsibility is given formal recognition by use of the terms noncommissioned officer and petty officer. An Army sergeant, an Air Force staff sergeant, and a Marine corporal are considered NCO ranks. The Navy and Coast Guard NCO equivalent, petty officer, is achieved at the rank of petty officer third class.
 

ARMY

NAVY

MARINES

AIR FORCE

COAST GUARD

 

 

 

 

 

Army Sergeant E5

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class E5

Marine Sergeant E5 Sergeant

Air Force Staff Sergeant E5

Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class E5

Sergeant

Petty Officer
Second Class

Sergeant

Staff Sergeant

Petty Officer
Second Class

 

E5

 

 

 

 

 

Army Staff Sergeant E6

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class E6

Marine Sergeant E6 Staff Sergeant

Air Force E6 Technical Sergeant

Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class E6

Staff Sergeant

Petty Officer
First Class

Staff Sergeant

Technical Sergeant

Petty Officer
First Class

 

E6

 

 

 

 

 

Army Sergeant 1st Class E7

Navy Chief Petty Officer E7

Marine Sergeant E7 Gunnery Sergeant

Air Force E7 Master SergeantAir Force First Sergeant E7

Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer E7

Sergeant
First Class

Chief
Petty Officer

Gunnery
Sergeant

Master
Sergeant

First
Sergeant

Chief
Petty Officer

 

E7

 
At the E-8 level, the Army, Marines and Air Force have two positions at the same pay grade. Whether one is, for example, a senior master sergeant or a first sergeant in the Air Force depends on the person's job. The same is true for the positions at the E-9 level. Marine Corps master gunnery sergeants and sergeants major receive the same pay but have different responsibilities. All told, E-8s and E-9s have 15 to 30 years on the job, and are commanders' senior advisers for enlisted matters.

A third E-9 element is the senior enlisted person of each service. The Sergeant Major of the Army, the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force and the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard are the spokespersons of the enlisted force at the highest levels of their services.
 

ARMY

NAVY

MARINES

AIR FORCE

COAST GUARD

 

 

 

 

 

Army Master Sergeant E8

Army First Sergeant E8

Master
Sergeant

First
Sergeant

Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer E8

Senior Chief
Petty Officer

Marine Sergeant E8 Master SergeantMarine 1st Sergeant E8
Master
Sergeant
First
Sergeant

Air Force Senior Master Sergeant E8

Air Force First Sergeant E8

Senior
Master
Sergeant

First
Sergeant

Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty Officer E8

Senior Chief
Petty Officer

 

 

 

 

 

E8

 

Army Sergeant Major E9 Army Command Sergeant Major E9
Sergeant
Major
 Command
Sergeant
Major
Navy Master Chief Petty Officer E9Navy Fleet/Command Master Chief Petty Officer E9
Master
Chief
Petty
Officer
Fleet/
Command
Master
Chief
Petty
Officer
Marine Sergeant E9 Sergeant MajorMarine Sergeant E9 Master Gunnery Sergeant
Sergeant
Major
Master
Gunnery
Sergeant
Chief Master Sergeant E9Air Force First Sergeant E9
Chief
Master
Sergeant
First
Sergeant
  

Air Force Chief Master Sergeant E9
Command Chief
Master Sergeant

Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer E9Coast Guard Fleet/Command Master Chief Petty Officer E9
Master
Chief
Petty
Officer
Fleet/
Command
Master
Chief
Petty
Officer

 

 

 

 

 

E9

 

Sergeant Major
of the
Army

Master Chief
Petty Officer
of the
Navy

Sergeant Major
of the
Marine Corps

Chief
Master Sergeant
of the Air Force

Master Chief
Petty Officer
of the
Coast Guard

 

 

 

 

 

Army Sergeant Major of the Army E9

Navy Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy E9

Marine Sergeant E9 Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps

Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force E9

Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard E9

 

 

 

 

 

Chevrons of the Most Senior Enlisted Member (E9)