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NOTES: Formally, USAF rank abbreviations (Abbrv) are not displayed with an ending period. Additionally, the USAF does not maintain a 'First Sergeant' rank common to other branches of American military service. Instead, the rank is denoted by the special addition of a 'diamond' within the insignia and observed as a duty / job title. Similarly, the diamond is replaced by a 'star' for the Chief Master Sergeant and Command Chief Master Sergeant ranks. Finally, the Five Star rank is generally reserved for wartime but is also bestowed as an honorary rank in some cases.

Enlisted



E-1
AB
Airman Basic
E-2
E2 military rank insignia graphic
Amn
Airman
E-3
E3 military rank insignia graphic
A1C
Airman First Class
E-4
E4 military rank insignia graphic
SrA
Senior Airman
E-5
E5 military rank insignia graphic
SSgt
Staff Sergeant
E-6
E6 military rank insignia graphic
TSgt
Technical Sergeant
E-7
E7 military rank insignia graphic
MSgt
Master Sergeant
E-7
E7 military rank insignia graphic
MSgt*
Master Sergeant
(w Diamond)
E-8
E8 military rank insignia graphic
SMSgt
Senior Master Sergeant
E-8
E8 military rank insignia graphic
SMSgt*
Senior Master Sergeant (w Diamond)
E-9
E9 military rank insignia graphic
CMCgt
Chief Master
Sergeant
E-9
E9 military rank insignia graphic
CMCgt
Chief Master
Sergeant (w Diamond)
E-9
E9 military rank insignia graphic
CCM
Command Chief Master Sergeant
E-9
E9 military rank insignia graphic
CMSAF
Chief Master Sergeant
of the Air Force

Officer



O-1
Navy Ensign military rank insignia graphic
2d Lt
Second Lieutenant
O-2
Lieutenant Junior Grade military rank insignia graphic
1st Lt
First Lieutenant
O-3
Lieutenant military rank insignia graphic
Capt
Captain
O-4
Lieutenant Commander military rank insignia graphic
Maj
Major
O-5
Commander military rank insignia graphic
Lt Col
Lieutenant Colonel
O-6
Captain military rank insignia graphic
Col
Colonel
O-7
Rear Admiral (Lower Half) military rank insignia graphic
Brig Gen
Brigadier General
O-8
Rear Admiral (Upper Half) military rank insignia graphic
Maj Gen
Major General
O-9
Vice Admiral military rank insignia graphic
Lt Gen
Lieutenant General
O-10
Admiral military rank insignia graphic
Gen
General Air Force
Chief of Staff
WARTIME
U.S. Fleet Admiral military rank insignia graphic
GAF
General
of the Air Force

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