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As with any other large professional organization, modern global militaries rely on a strict, proven structure involving ranks.

The United States military became one of the largest fighting forces in the world during World War 2 and the subsequent 'Cold War' only served to solidify its place on the global stage for decades to come. Its command structure can appear bewildering at times, sometimes regardless of whether one attempts to understand it on either a professional or a casual level. The information presented on the following pages provides the visitor with the available ranks and structure of the four major American military branches of service (the Coast Guard falls under the banner of the Navy and is included here as well). Each rank is listed from lowest-to-highest in their respective chain-of-command and include applicable ranks and shoulder patches. Also consider the current U.S. military pay scale and past military pay scales.

Also consider comparing global military ranks in side-by-side format.

Global Service Branches (A-to-Z)

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Army Ranks
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Navy Ranks
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Marine Ranks
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Air Force Ranks
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Coast Guard
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Space Force Ranks
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Australian Army Ranks
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Bangladesh Army Ranks
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Brazil Army Ranks
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British Army Ranks
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Canadian Army Ranks
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Chinese Army Ranks
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Czech Army Ranks
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Egyptian Army Ranks
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French Army Ranks
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German Army Ranks
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Greek Army Ranks
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Indian Army Ranks
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Indonesian Army Ranks
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Iranian Army Ranks
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Israeli Army Ranks
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Italian Army Ranks
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Malaysian Army Ranks
NATO Military Ranks
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Pakistan Army Ranks
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Philippines Army Ranks
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Polish Army Ranks
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Portuguese Army Ranks
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Russian Army Ranks
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Saudi Army Ranks
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Singapore Army Ranks
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Spanish Army Ranks
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Turkish Army Ranks
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Ukrainian Army Ranks
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