U.S. Armed Forces of the Second World War

 

Grade ARMY MARINE
CORPS
NAVY COAST
GUARD
7 Private Private
       

 
Apprentice Seaman/
Fireman 3rd Class


       

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Apprentice Seaman/
Fireman 3rd Class
6
Private First Class

Private First Class

       

 
Seaman 2nd Class/
Fireman 2nd Class


        

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Seaman 2nd Class/
Fireman 2nd Class
5
Technician 5th Grade


Corporal


Corporal

     

  
Seaman 1st Class/
Fireman 1st Class

 
     

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Seaman 1st Class/
Fireman 1st Class
4
Technician 4th Grade


Sergeant
 


Sergeant

Petty Officer 3rd Class

Petty Officer 3rd Class

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3
Technician 3rd Grade


Staff Sergeant/
Platoon Sergeant

 


Staff Sergeant


Platoon Sergeant


Petty Officer 2nd Class

Petty Officer 2nd Class

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2
Technical Sergeant


First Sergeant
(Before 1942)


Technical Sergeant/
Supply Sergeant


Gunnery Sergeant


First Sergeant
(Before 1943)


Petty Officer 1st Class

Petty Officer 1st Class

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1
First Sergeant
(After 1942)


Master Sergeant/
Sergeant Major


Master Technical Sergeant/
Paymaster Sergeant/
Quartermaster Sergeant


First Sergeant
(After 1943)


Master Gunnery Sergeant/
Sergeant Major


Chief Petty Officer


Chief Petty Officer
with 12 years good conduct


Chief Petty Officer

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Chief Petty Officer
with 12 years good conduct

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Grade ARMY MARINE
CORPS
NAVY COAST
GUARD
W1
Warrant Officer
Junior Grade
(September 1942)


Flight Officer
(November 1942-45)

Gunner     Quartermaster Clerk
Marine Gunner [Shown L],
Pay Clerk, Clerk-A.I.D.,
Quartermaster Clerk
[Shown R]
(Before 1943)



Warrant Officer
(After 1943)
Warrant Officer
Warrant Officer
W2
Chief Warrant Officer
(September 1942)

Chief Marine Gunner,
Chief Pay Clerk,
Chief Clerk-A.I.D,
Chief Quartermaster Clerk

(Before 1943)


Commissioned
Warrant Officer

(After 1943)
Chief Warrant Officer
Chief Warrant Officer
Grade ARMY MARINE
CORPS
NAVY COAST
GUARD
O1
Second Lieutenant

Second Lieutenant
Ensign
Ensign
O2
First Lieutenant

First Lieutenant
Lieutenant (Junior Grade)
Lieutenant (Junior Grade)
O3
Captain

Captain
Lieutenant
Lieutenant
O4
Major

Major
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander
O5
Lieutenant Colonel

Lieutenant Colonel
Commander
Commander
O6
Colonel

Colonel
Captain
Captain
O7
Brigadier General

Brigadier General
Commodore
(Reestablished April 1943)
Commodore
(Reestablished April 1943)
O8

Major General


Major General

Rear Admiral
(Upper Half & Lower Half 1899-1943)

Rear Admiral
(Upper Half & Lower Half 1919-1943)
O9


Lieutenant General



Lieutenant General


Vice Admiral


Vice Admiral
O10



General




General and Commandant
(1944)



Admiral




Admiral and Commandant
(1944)
O11
 


General of the Army
(December 1944)


Fleet Admiral
(December 1944)

Grade ARMY MARINE
CORPS
NAVY COAST
GUARD

 

 

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