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U.S. Army Ranks

Name the ranks of enlisted troops and officers in the United States Army.
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Last updated: June 12, 2019
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First submittedMarch 30, 2011
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Average score50.0%
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Pay Grade
Rank
E-1/E-2
Private
E-3
Private First Class
E-4
Specialist
Corporal
E-5
Sergeant
E-6
Staff Sergeant
E-7
Sergeant First Class
E-8
Master Sergeant
First Sergeant
E-9
Sergeant Major
Command Sergeant Major
Sergeant Major of the Army
Pay Grade
Rank
O-1
Second Lieutenant
O-2
First Lieutenant
O-3
Captain
O-4
Major
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel
O-6
Colonel
O-7
Brigadier General
O-8
Major General
O-9
Lieutenant General
O-10
General
66 Comments
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Level 46
Mar 30, 2011
nice got it all with about a minute to go
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Level 49
Apr 21, 2012
What about Warrant Officer ranks?
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Level 12
Sep 18, 2013
I'm assuming it's due to how obvious they are. If anyone can't get WO ranks right, something is wrong with them.
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Level 60
Dec 2, 2016
I didn't know what they were and looked them and and laughed out loud.
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Level 24
Aug 12, 2019
Not sure why you'd laugh about WO ranks. They are the pilots of the Army. My former brother-in-law flew choppers in both Gulf Wars and transported wounded to MASH units. Not exactly sure why that is laughable.
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Level 76
Jul 26, 2023
-facepalm-
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Level 89
Jul 3, 2020
I don't think you actually read the 2 previous comments. The subject was the name of the ranks, not their job.
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Level 82
Aug 12, 2019
Yes, what about Warrant Officers and Spec 5 and Spec 6 (and maybe Spec 7)?
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Level 91
Aug 13, 2019
SPEC 5, 6, and 7 are no longer used in the Army. In fact, SPEC 4 is now just called Specialist.
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Level 19
Sep 2, 2012
make one for navy
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Level 24
Nov 15, 2012
You might want to add in General of the Army. It IS only used in wartime, but still it is a rank regardless.
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Level 26
Dec 3, 2021
its still technically an O-10 though
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Level 24
Nov 15, 2012
Also, there are Warrant Officers, W-1 through W-5.
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Level 53
Feb 8, 2024
Ah yes, Warrant Officer 1, Chief Warrant Officer 2, Chief Warrant Officer 3, Chief Warrant Officer 4, and Chief Warrant Officer 5. Not too hard to get and the names are the same, except for lack of Chief in 1 and the numbers change.
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Level 25
May 2, 2024
Yes they are easy but they are still official ranks.
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Level 12
Sep 18, 2013
22/22.

Best time so far was finishing with 2:58 remaining.

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Level 23
Sep 21, 2013
kept spelling lieutenant or sergeant wrong D:
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Level 45
Nov 11, 2013
I did pretty well for a pacifist.
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Level 85
Nov 11, 2013
What about Corporal Captain? As in Corporal Captain Radar O'Reilly?
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Level 48
Aug 12, 2019
Not a real army rank.
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Level 53
Mar 2, 2024
I’m pretty sure it’s a joke
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Level 34
Nov 11, 2013
Can't pat myself on the back. I was in the Army...
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Level 48
May 26, 2014
I'll pat you on the back.
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Level 29
Dec 2, 2016
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Level 47
Aug 12, 2019
Same. That being said, my earlier years in the Army I might of failed. It took me a while to learn how to spell Sergeant and Lieutenant.
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Level 28
Dec 14, 2013
15/20 - not bad for a Brit.
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Level 27
Aug 13, 2019
4/22 - pretty bad for a Brit.
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Level 62
Apr 2, 2016
14/22 Not bad for a space alien with no concept of war or rank.
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Level 69
Mar 17, 2020
Hey I thought I would be the only one :)
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Level 49
Jun 15, 2016
2:00 minutes left, and I'm AF!
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Level 65
Dec 2, 2016
Who else knew some of these from playing Stratego?
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Level 82
Dec 2, 2016
I think I got to something 1st class in the Boy Scouts.
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Level 49
Dec 10, 2016
2 minutes left, and I'm AF.
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Level 53
May 12, 2018
Done with 1:19 remainnig. 7 ranks with the word sergeant. Nice one!
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Level 35
Aug 19, 2018
British Royal Air force, But I smashed this. Too many war films!
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Level 66
Dec 3, 2018
17/22. Not bad for a figment of your imagination.
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Level 82
Aug 12, 2019
This reminds me of the menu at Taco Bell. So many of the same ingredients just shuffled around in slightly different order or arrangement.
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Level 85
Aug 12, 2019
Ha, totally :) Maybe some crossover quiz potential...
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Level 70
Aug 12, 2019
I did poorly, the only reason I got five is because I watch MASH reruns.
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Level 65
Aug 12, 2019
Thank you COD!
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Level 67
Mar 29, 2020
true
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Level 82
Aug 24, 2021
cash on delivery?
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Level 65
Aug 12, 2019
Major Major Major Major

Drum Major, Minor Major, Sergeant Major, or C Sharp Major

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Level 67
Mar 29, 2020
haha
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Level 79
Aug 13, 2019
Only got 10/22, missed many that I knew/heard of before. Typed 'Lieutenant' many times but didn't work...
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Level 62
Aug 14, 2019
I got 5, I'll consider that a win for a Canadian who has 0 ties to the military...Kept thinking I was spelling Lieutenant wrong but it turns out they are never just called Lieutenants...who knew?!
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Level 69
Mar 17, 2020
Yup
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Level 67
Mar 29, 2020
13 not bad but not as good as I wanted cuz I got all the generals but only a couple of the sergeants
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Level 44
Aug 24, 2021
here is the link to all U.S. Army Ranks

https://www.army.mil/ranks/

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Level 68
Aug 24, 2021
I thought that 'lieutenant' on its own was a rank.
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Level 62
Jul 17, 2023
Nope. There are First Lieutenants and Second Lieuteants, and First Lieutenants outrank Second Lieutenants.

I believe the Navy might only have one Lieutenant rank maybe?

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Level 64
Aug 24, 2021
Awww, I was trying to think of characters from Full Metal Alchemist, but I still missed First Lieutenant and Second Lieutenant.
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Level 88
Aug 24, 2021
Warrant Officers ranks, and also there is another E-9 technically: "Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff"
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Level 65
Aug 24, 2021
could you accept abbreviations for 'lieutenant', i.e. 'Lt general', 'lt colonel', '1st lt', '2nd lt', etc
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Level 30
Aug 26, 2021
Lieutenant Colonel had me stuck for awhile ngl
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Level 78
Nov 15, 2021
I think I did alright for a layman
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Level 33
Jan 10, 2022
You forgot the General of the Army rank
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Level 86
Jan 24, 2022
Interesting how a major outranks a lieutenant but a lieutenant general outranks a major general.
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Level 61
Feb 11, 2023
15/22 and from Wales and don't know much about US army. Amazing.
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Level 75
Mar 7, 2023
All I know about American Army ranks, I know from StarCraft.
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Level 82
Mar 15, 2023
I probably should have been better at this, considering I have

a cousin, uncle, and grandfather in the army. I'll just not mention this at the next family reunion

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Level 53
Feb 8, 2024
I got all 22 because of an overly patriotic former Army Ranger uncle.
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Level 52
Jun 22, 2023
Please accept first class private for private first class
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Level 62
Jul 17, 2023
But that is not the rank. The rank is Private First Class. They are not first class privates lol
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Level 57
Jul 17, 2023
I am proud to know nothing about the United States army.
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Level 77
Oct 15, 2023
Knew I was desperate when I found myself guessing "surgeon general" and "knight"