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PRIVATE E-2
Lowest rank: a trainee starting Basic Combat Training (BCT).
Primary role: carry out orders
Rank?
E-2
PRIVATE FIRST CLASS (PFC)
Can start BCT at this level with previous experience or education

PV2s are promoted to this level after one year—or earlier by request of supervisor.
Primary role: carry out orders
Rank?
E-3
SPECIALIST (SPC)
Can manage other enlisted Soldiers of lower rank.

Has served a minimum of two years and attended a specific training class to earn this promotion.

People enlisting with a four year college degree can enter BCT as a Specialist.

E-4
Rank?
E-4
Corporal - E-4
The base of the Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) ranks

Primary role: serve as team (4-5 soldiers) leader of the smallest Army units.

Like SGTs, responsible for individual training, personal appearance and cleanliness of Soldiers.
Rank?
E-4
SERGEANT (SGT)

Primary role: command a squad (8 to 10 Soldiers).

Has greatest impact on Soldiers because oversee daily tasks.

Set example and standard for Privates
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E-5
Staff Sergeant E-6
Primary role: command a squad (8 to 10 Soldiers).

Often has one or more SGTs under their leadership.

Responsible for developing, maintaining and utilizing the full range of his Soldiers' potential.
Rank?
E-6
SERGEANT FIRST CLASS(SFC) E-7
Primary role: Key assistant and advisor to the platoon leader.

Generally has 15 to 18 years of Army experience

Makes quick, accurate decisions in the best interests of the Soldiers and the country.
Rank?
E-7
MASTER SERGEANT (MSG) E-8
Primary role: Principal NCO at the company (80-160 soldiers)level, and often higher.

Not charged with all the leadership responsibilities of a 1SG, but expected to dispatch leadership and other duties with the same professionalism.
Rank?
E-8
FIRST SERGEANT (1SG) E-8
Primary role: Principal NCO of the company: provider, disciplinarian and wise counselor.

Instructs other SGTs, advises the Commander and helps train all enlisted Soldiers.

Assists Officers at the company level (80 to 160 Soldiers).
Rank?
E-8
SERGEANT MAJOR (SGM) E-9
experience and abilities are equal to that of the CSM, but the sphere of influence regarding leadership is generally limited to those directly under his charge.

Primary role: Assists Officers at the battalion level (240 to 800 Soldiers).
Rank?
E-9
Command Sergeant Major (CSM)
E-9
Functions without supervision

Primary role: Supplies recommendations to the commander and staff, and carries out policies and standards on the performance, training, appearance and conduct of enlisted personnel. Assists Officers at the battalion (240-800 soldiers), brigade (720-4800 soldiers) and division (3 brigades + support) levels.
Rank?
E-9
SERGEANT MAJOR OF THE ARMY
E-9
There’s only one Sergeant Major of the Army. This rank is the epitome of what it means to be a Sergeant

Primary role: oversees all Non-Commissioned Officers. Serves as the senior enlisted advisor and consultant to the Chief of Staff of the Army (a four-star General).
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E-9
WARRANT OFFICER 1 (WO1)
Expert in certain military technologies or capabilities (e.g.,- helicopter pilots). Soldiers with this rank serve under a warrant from the Secretary of the Army. WOs are single-track specialty officers, experts and trainers who, by gaining progressive levels of expertise and leadership, operates, maintains, administers and manages the Army's equipment, support activities or technical systems for their entire career.
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CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER 2 (CW2)
Has received a commission from the president, thus are direct representatives of the president of the United States. Have the authority of Commissioned Officers (who are generalists), but in contrast WOs are specialists. They command detachments, units, activities and vessels as well as lead, coach, train and counsel subordinates.
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CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER 3(CW3)
As leaders and technical experts, Chief Warrant Officers provide valuable skills, guidance, and expertise to commanders and organizations in their particular field
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CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER 4 (CW4)
Chief Warrant Officers remain single-specialty Officers whose career track is oriented towards progressing within their career field rather than focusing on increased levels of command and staff-duty positions.
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CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER 5(CW5)
The grades (CW2—CW5) reflect salary increases and are normally indicative of the length of time a person has served as a Warrant Officer. The grades do not signify differences in job duties.
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SECOND LIEUTENANT (2LT) O-1
Typically the entry-level rank for most Commissioned Officers. Leads platoon-size elements consisting of the platoon SGT and two or more squads (16 to 40 Soldiers).
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O-1
FIRST LIEUTENANT (1LT) O-2
A seasoned lieutenant with 18 to 24 months service. Leads more specialized weapons platoons and indirect fire computation centers. As a senior Lieutenant, they are often selected to be the Executive Officer of a company-sized unit (80 to 160 personnel).
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O-2
CAPTAIN (CPT) O-3
Commands and controls company-sized units (80 to 160 Soldiers), together with a principal NCO assistant. Instructs skills at service schools and combat training centers and is often a Staff Officer at the battalion level.
Rank?
O-3
MAJOR (MAJ) O-4
Battalion (240-800 soldiers)level
handles task force command regarding personnel, logistical and operational missions.
Rank?
O-4
LIEUTENANT COLONEL (LTC)O-5
Typically commands battalion-sized units (240 to 800 Soldiers), with a CSM as principal NCO assistant. May also be selected for brigade and task force Executive Officer.
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O-5
COLONEL (COL) O-6
Typically commands brigade-sized units (720 to 4,800 Soldiers), with a CSM as principal NCO assistant. Also found as the chief of divisional-level staff agencies.
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O-6
BRIGADIER GENERAL (BG) O-7
Serves as Deputy Commander to the commanding general for Army divisions. Assists in overseeing the staff's planning and coordination of a mission.
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O-7
MAJOR GENERAL (MG) O-8
Typically commands division-sized units.
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O-8
LIEUTENANT GENERAL (LTG)O-9
Typically commands corps-sized units.
Rank?
O-9
GENERAL (GEN) O-10
The senior level of Commissioned Officer typically has over 30 years of experience and service. Commands all operations that fall within their geographical area. The Chief of Staff of the Army is a four-star General.
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O-10
GENERAL OF THE ARMY(GOA)
This is only used in time of War where the Commanding Officer must be equal or of higher rank than those commanding armies from other nations.
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