Military Paygrades and Ranks

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Paygrades and Ranks
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AIR FORCE
(Airman)
If your Paygrade is this Your Rank is this Your Rank title is
E1 AB Airman Basic
E2 AN Airman
or E2 A3C Airman 3C
E3 A1C Airman 1C
or E3 A2C Airman 2C
E4 SRA Senior Airman
or E4 A1C Airman 1C
or E4 SGT Sergeant (current)
or E4 T/5 Technician 5th Class
E5 T/4 Technician 4th Class
or E5 SSG Staff Sergeant (current)
E6 SSG Staff Sergeant (old)
or E6 T/5 Technician 5th Class (old)
or E6 TSGT Technical Sergeant (current)
E7 MSGT Master Sergeant
or E7 TSGT Technical Sergeant (old)
E8 1SGT 1st Sergeant
or E8 SMSGT Senior Master Sergeant
E9 CMSGT Chief Master Sergeant
or E9 CMSGT Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
or E9 CMSGT Command Chief Master Sergeant

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ARMY
(Soldier)
If your Paygrade is this Your Rank is this Your Rank title is
E1 PVT Private
E2 PV2 Private, 2nd Class
E3 PFC Private 1st Class
E4 SP4 Specialist 4th Class (pre-1981)
or E4 SPC Specialist (current)
or E4 CPL Corporal
or E4 SP3 Specialist 3rd Class
or E4 T/5 Technician 5th Grade
E5 SGT Sergeant
or E5 SP2 Specialist 2nd Class
or E5 SP5 Specialist 5th Class
or E5 T/4 Technician 4th Grade
E6 SP1 Specialist 1st Class
or E6 SP6 Specialist 6th Class
or E6 SSG Staff Sergeant
or E6 T/3 Technician 3rd Grade
E7 MSPC Master Specialist
or E7 SFC Sergeant 1st Class
or E7 SP7 Specialist 7th Class
or E7 TSGT Technical Sergeant
E8 1SGT 1st Sergeant
or E8 MSGT Master Sergeant
or E8 SP8 Specialist 8th Class
E9 SMAJ Sergeant Major
or E9 CSMAJ Command Sergeant Major

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NAVY and COAST GUARD
(Sailor / Cutterman)
If your Paygrade is this Your Rank is this Your Rank title is
E1 AS Able Seaman
or E1 AR Airman Recruit
or E1 FR Fireman Recruit
or E1 SR Seaman Recruit
E2 AA Airman Apprentice
or E2 FA Fireman Apprentice
or E2 S2C Seaman 2nd Class
or E2 SA Seaman Apprentice
E3 AN Airman
or E3 FN Fireman
or E3 SN Seaman
or E3 S1C Seaman 1st Class
or E4 COX Coxswain
or E4 PO3C Petty Officer 3rd Class
E5 PO2C Petty Officer 2nd Class
E6 PO1C Petty Officer 1st Class
E7 CPO Chief Petty Officer
E8 SCPO Senior Chief Petty Officer
E9 MCPON Master Chief Petty Officer
or E9 MCPO Command Master Chief Petty Officer

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MARINE
(Marine)
If your Paygrade is this Your Rank is this Your Rank title is
E1 PVT Private
E2 PFC Private 1st Class
E3 LCPL Lance Corporal
E4 CPL Corporal
E5 SGT Sergeant
E6 PSGT Platoon Sergeant
or E6 SSG Staff Sergeant
E7 GYSGT Gunnery Sergeant
or E7 TSGT Technical Sergeant
E8 PM Paymaster
or E8 MGYSGT Master Gunnery Sergeant
or E8 MT Master Technician
or E8 1SGT 1st Sergeant
E9 SMAJ Sergeant Major
or E9 CSMAJ Command Sergeant Major

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SPACE FORCE
(Guardian)
If your Paygrade is this Your Rank is this Your Rank title is
E1 SPC1 Specialist 1
E2 SPC2 Specialist 2
E3 SPC3 Specialist 3
E4 SPC4 Specialist 4
E5 SGT Sergeant
E6 TSGT Technical Sergeant
E7 MSGT Master Sergeant
E8 SMSGT Senior Master Sergeant
E9 CMSGT Chief Master Sergeant
or E9 CMSSF Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force

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