U.S. ARMY
Cold War Era Insignia of Rank (1965)
Enlisted, Specialists, and Noncommissioned Officers

 


Sleeve insignia worn on Army Green, Khaki, and Fatique uniforms.
E-1
E-2
E-3
E-4
E-5
E-6
(No Insignia)

(No Insignia)

 
 
 
 
Private E-1
(PVT)
Private E-2
(PV2)
Private
First Class
(PFC)
Corporal
(CPL)
Sergeant
(SGT)
Staff
Sergeant
(SSG)
 





 
Short-lived
E-2, PFC
circa 1965-66
Short-lived E-3,
Lance Corporal
(LCP)
circa 1965-66

Specialist 4
(SP4)
Specialist 5
(SP5) *
Specialist 6
(SP6) *






E-7
E-8
E-9
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sergeant
First Class
(SFC)
Master
Sergeant
(MSG)
First
Sergeant
(1SG)
Staff Sergeant
Major
(SSM)
Command
Sergeant Major
(CSM)
Sergeant Major
of the Army
(SMA)



Specialist 7
(SP7) **
Specialist 8
(SP8) ***
Specialist 9
(SP9) ***

 

* SP5 and SP6 were both discontinued in 1985.
** SP7 was discontinued in 1975.
*** SP8 and SP9 existed on paper, but were never authorized for wear. They were both discontinued in 1965.

 


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