U.S. Military Ranks
Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
Source: U.S. Department of Defense.
|Army and Marine Corps||Navy and Coast Guard1||Air Force||Total|
|0-1||Second Lieutenant||Ensign||Second Lieutenant||24,579|
|0-2||First Lieutenant||Lieutenant Junior Grade||First Lieutenant||28,002|
|0-5||Lieutenant Colonel||Commander||Lieutenant Colonel||28,148|
|0-7||Brigadier General||Rear Admiral||Brigadier General||444|
|0-8||Major General||Rear Admiral||Major General||285|
|0-9||Lieutenant General||Vice Admiral||Lieutenant General||132|
|(5 stars)||General of the Army||Fleet Admiral||General of the Air Force|
|W-2–W-5||Chief Warrant Officer||Chief Warrant Officer4||—||13,450|
Marine Private First Class
|E-3||Army Private First Class/|
Marine Lance Corporal
|Seaman||Airman First Class||185,923|
|E-4||Corporal||Petty Officer, Third Class||Senior Airman||261,890|
|E-5||Sergeant||Petty Officer, Second Class||Staff Sergeant||248,805|
|E-6||Staff Sergeant||Petty Officer, First Class||Technical Sergeant||175,234|
|E-7||Army Sergeant First Class|
Marine Gunnery Sergeant
|Chief Petty Officer||Master Sergeant||96,956|
|E-8||Master Sergeant||Senior Chief Petty Officer||Senior Master Sergeant||26,912|
|E-9||Sergeant Major||Master Chief Petty Officer||Chief Master Sergeant||10,629|
|Sergeant Major||Master Chief Petty Officer||Chief Master Sergeant|
1. The United States Coast Guard operates within the Department of Homeland Security rather than the Department of Defense.
2. As of June 30, 2006. Excludes Coast Guard.
3. There are no living five-star commissioned officers.
4. Applies only to the Navy, not the Coast Guard.
5. Senior enlisted advisers. There is only one for each branch of service (Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy).
Source: U.S. Dept. of Defense, Defense Manpower Data Center.