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    US Army Military Ranks, Lowest to Highest

    The United States Army remains one of the most powerful forces in the world based on recent combat experiences, equipment and training.




    Staff Writer (4/14/2016): The US Army maintains a long-standing tradition dating as far back as 1775 when the first companies of "riflemen" were formed by the Continental Congress. The branch went on to see notable and extensive combat actions through many of America's commitments including the Revolutionary War (1785-1783), the War of 1812, the American Civil War (1861-1865), World War 1 (1914-1918), World War 2 (1939-1945), the Korean War (1950-1953), the Vietnam War (1955-1975), Grenada (1983), Panama (1989-1990) and the Persiab Gulf War (1991). More recently, U.S. Army personnel have been involved as part of the War in Afghanistan (2001) and the Invasion of Iraq (2003). The branch is regarded as one of the most powerful in the world based on combat experience, equipment quality and training alone.


    Grade
    Insignia
    Abbr
    Title
    Pay Scale
    E-1
    NONE
    PVT
    Private
    E-2
    PV2
    Private 2
    E-3
    PFC
    Private First Class
    E-4
    SPC
    Specialist
    E-4
    CPL
    Corporal
    E-5
    SGT
    Sergeant
    E-6
    SSG
    Staff Sergeant
    E-7
    SFC
    Sergeant First Class
    E-8
    MSG
    Master Sergeant
    E-8
    1SG
    First Sergeant
    E-9
    SGM
    Sergeant Major
    E-9
    CSM
    Command Sergeant Major
    E-9
    Special
    SMA
    Sergeant Major of the Army


    W-1
    WO1
    Warrant Officer
    W-2
    CW2
    Chief Warrant Officer 2
    W-3
    CW3
    Chief Warrant Officer 3
    W-4
    CW4
    Chief Warrant Officer 4
    W-5
    CW5
    Chief Warrant Officer 5
    O-1
    2LT
    Second Lieutenant
    O-2
    1LT
    First Lieutenant
    O-3
    CPT
    Captain
    O-4
    MAJ
    Major
    O-5
    LTC
    Lieutenant Colonel
    O-6
    COL
    Colonel
    O-7
    BG
    Brigadier General
    O-8
    MG
    Major General
    O-9
    LTG
    Lieutenant General
    O-10
    GEN
    General
    Special
    GA
    General of the Army
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