The U.S. military consists of five different branches: Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and the Navy. Generally, each of these branches is composed of active duty service members and reserve units, consisting of the Reserves and/or the National Guard. Each branch has a different mission and specialty, detailed below. Clicking on the bold name of the branch will take you to the particular branch’s website, so you can begin to get an idea of what is required for each before you make the decision to join.
There are many paths one can take to become an officer: completing an ROTC program, attending a service academy, high college or junior military college, attending a Coast Guard-specific commissioning program or commissioning with a previously earned degree.
Enlisted Soldiers also have the opportunity to become non-commissioned officers. With promotions comes the need to attend educational courses for further leadership and technical skills. Situations may arise where senior enlisted Soldiers have more experience than their immediate supervising officers. They are trusted to advise officers and direct junior enlisted Soldiers. In addition, enlisted soldiers with technical mastery may sign up to be complement officers. Complement officers rank higher than higher enlisted soldiers but lower than lower commissioned officers.
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See: Known Members of the United States Armed ForcesMilitary ranks were created to implement a hierarchy in the military, law enforcement, among other similar agencies. The rank is usually denoted by uniform and/or insignia, which is usually worn on the shoulders or chest. The military hierarchy has proven to be an advantage in military operations as it facilitates logistics, command and operational purposes; indeed, the practice has been maintained until after the Great War.
Ranks are divided into two categories: commissioned officers and enlisted personnel; commissioned officers occupy leadership and command positions, while enlisted personnel constitute the majority of military teams and are under the command of commissioned officers. The commander-in-chief is the highest rank in the military and exercises supreme command and control of a military force. Marshals and generals are one step below commanders-in-chief and are generally the highest rank of officers in the field, responsible for regional operations. Soldiers are the lowest rank and are the military’s primary fighting force. This article has been organized to list rank holders from the highest rank to the lowest rank by branch of the armed forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, among others).
Military Ranks Uses
The regulation now approved, which replaces the one approved by Royal Decree 662/2001, of June 22, 2001, is issued, like the former, in development of Law 17/1999, of May 18, 1999, on the Armed Forces Personnel Regime. Article 152 of this law determines that the remuneration system and the compensation system for the members of the Armed Forces shall be those of the civil servants of the State Administration, adapted to the hierarchical structure of the Armed Forces, the peculiarities of the military career and the singularity of the tasks assigned to them.
The remuneration structure follows the framework of that of civil servants, keeping the more appropriate names for the military field of employment allowance, instead of destination allowance, and special dedication allowance, instead of productivity allowance. The employment allowances of soldier, corporal, lance corporal, corporal major, sergeant and first sergeant are raised by one level, a measure that improves the lower jobs in the line of command without altering the correspondence of the levels with the hierarchical structure of the Armed Forces.
The military rank, also called rank, grade, graduation or employment, is a hierarchical system to establish the scale of command used in armed forces, police forces and other armed or uniformed organizations.
Among the NATO States there is a system of codes to homogenize and know the equivalence between the grades of the different armies that compose it (STANAG 2116, 1992). Above the OF-10 are theoretical jobs, rather positions that have either never been actually employed or represent heads of a totalitarian state, such is the case of the generalissimo or the general of the armies.
General of the army (4-star general). In the navy, admiral general and in the air force, air general or air general. In some countries he is called general and admiral, simply.
In some countries he is known as frigate lieutenant and frigate ensign/alphieutenant as second lieutenant or lieutenant. In other navies also as frigate lieutenant, and below as corvette lieutenant or second lieutenant.