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Ranks and Insignia

A list of all Army enlisted ranks and their respected description and requirements.

Private



PVT, E-1

Description
Basic enlistee rank.
Prerequisites
Entry into the unit via enlistment
Private Second Class



PV2, E-2

Description
Second enlisted rank.
Prerequisites
Recruit-a-friend or other CS dictated prerequisite.
Private First Class



PFC, E-3

Description
Third enlisted rank.
Prerequisites
Completion of ICT/BCT, and/or other CS prerequisite.
Specialist



SPC, E-4

Description
Specialist
Prerequisites
Enter into a specialist billet and/or position, and/or meet promotion board requirements.
Corporal



CPL, E-4

Description
Corporal, first NCO rank
Prerequisites
Complete Corporal's course or other NCO prerequisites.
Sergeant



SGT, E-5

Description
Sergeant. Second NCO rank.
Prerequisites
Completion of Sergeant's course or other CS prerequisites.
Staff Sergeant



SSG, E-6

Description
Staff NCO.
Prerequisites
CS approval.
Sergeant First Class



SFC, E-7

Description
SFC
Prerequisites
Completion of SFC requisites.
Master Sergeant



MSGT, E-8

Description
MSGT
Prerequisites
Completion of CS prerequisite
First Sergeant



1SG, E-8

Description
1SG
Prerequisites
Completion of 1SG PREREQ
Sergeant Major



SGM, E-9

Description
SGM
Prerequisites
Not achievable.
WOC



WOC, WOC

Description
Candidacy for flight and/or WO positions.
Prerequisites
See 'flight' directives.
Warrant Officer 1



WO1, W-1

Description
WO1
Prerequisites
Flight
Chief Warrant Officer 2



CW2, W-2

Description
Flight
Prerequisites
Flight
Chief Warrant Officer 3



CW3, W-3

Description
Flight
Prerequisites
Flight
Chief Warrant Officer 4



CW4, W-4

Description
Flight
Prerequisites
Flight
Chief Warrant Officer 5



CW5, W-5

Description
Flight
Prerequisites
Flight
2nd Lieutenant



2LT, O-1

Description
PL or FO
Prerequisites
OCS
1st Lieutenant



1LT, O-2

Description
PL or XO
Prerequisites
OCS
Captain



CPT, O-3

Description
CO
Prerequisites
OCS & LDRCS
D.A.C



DAC, O-5

Description
Department of the Army Civilian
Prerequisites
Need to Know
Major



MAJ, O-4

Description
Major
Prerequisites
Major