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United States Armed Forces Ranks

  1. Major

    Description
    The Major is a Field Grade officer, one who is proven at all levels and can now be trusted with responsibilities that span the whole Regiment. The Major can serve as the Battalion Commander, Regimental Staff Officer, or even Regimental Executive Officer. All eyes are on the Major, for he assists the leadership of the Division in all areas.
    Prerequisites
    1) Demonstrated excellence as a Commissioned Officer in all areas
    2) Personally promoted by the Commanding Officer of the Division
    430
    Promotion Points
    O4
    MAJ
  2. Captain

    Description


    To be promoted to Captain is to be the standard of excellence as a Company Commander and an Officer. The Captain enjoys universal respect from his Soldiers and fellow Officers and has made the Division a better place because his Company has been made ever stronger.

    Prerequisites


    1) Demonstrated excellence as a Company Commander

    2) Trusted member of Command Staff

    3) Approval of the Commanding Officer of the Divisionand Staff

    350
    Promotion Points
    O3
    CPT
  3. First Lieutenant

    Description


    The First Lieutenant has proven him/herself as a competent Platoon Leader and a trusted part of Command Staff. He has earned the confidence of his Soldiers and continues to improve his Platoon, Company and the Division as a whole.

    Prerequisites


    1) Demonstrated excellence as a Platoon Leader

    2) Three (3) months to Six (6) months TIG at 2LT

    3) Approval of the Commanding Officer of the Regiment

    280
    Promotion Points
    O2
    1LT
  4. Second Lieutenant

    Description


    As the PV2 is the junior Soldiers and the CPL is the junior NCO, the Second Lieutenant is a junior Commissioned Officer, learning what it means to no longer wear stripes. Second Lieutenants are freshly minted Platoon Leader, and do well to take heed the advice of their Platoon Sergeant & First Sergeants. They also have a seat at the table of Command Staff, but also do well to listen more than speak.

    Prerequisites


    1) Demonstrated excellence as a Soldier, NCO or Senior NCO

    2) Selection for OCS or Field Commission Board and successful passing of same

    3) Approval of the Commanding Officer of the Regiment

    220
    Promotion Points
    O1
    2LT
  5. Chief Warrant Officer 5

    Description


    Master-level technical and tactical experts that support brigade, division, corps, echelons above corps, and major command operations. They provide leader development, mentorship, advice, and counsel to WOs and branch officers. CW5s have special WO leadership and representation responsibilities within their respective commands.

    Prerequisites


    1) Immeasurable

     

    0
    Promotion Points
    W5
    CW5
  6. Chief Warrant Officer 4

    Description


    Senior-level experts in their chosen field. They primarily support battalion, brigade, division, corps, and echelons above corps operations. CW4s typically have special mentorship responsibilities for other WOs and provide essential advice to commanders on WO issues.

    Prerequisites


    1) Demonstrated Excellence as a Flight Executive Officer

    2) Contributes in Flight and DMOS activities

    3) Contributes in the Forums

    4) No significant lapse in activity levels

    5) Approved by Battalion Commanderd Staff

    0
    Promotion Points
    W4
    CW4
  7. Chief Warrant Officer 3

    Description


    Advanced-level experts who perform the primary duties that of a technical and tactical leader. They provide direction, guidance, resources, assistance, and supervision necessary for subordinates to perform their duties. CW3s primarily support operations levels from team or detachment through brigade.

    Prerequisites


    1) Five (5) Months TIG as CW2

    2) Selected as Flight XO or Flight Leader

    3) Contributes in Flight and DMOS activities

    4) Contributes in the Forums

    5) No significant lapse in activity levels

    6) Approved by Detachment Commander

    0
    Promotion Points
    W3
    CW3
  8. Chief Warrant Officer 2

    Description


    Chief Warrant Officers become commissioned officers by warrant as determined by the President of the United States. Chief Warrant Officers are intermediate level technical and tactical experts who perform increased duties and responsibilities at the detachment through battalion levels.

    Prerequisites


    1) Six (6) Months TIG as WO1

    2) Contributes in Flight and DMOS activities

    3) Contributes in the Forums

    4) No significant lapse in activity levels

    0
    Promotion Points
    W2
    CW2
  9. Warrant Officer 1

    Description


    Appointed by warrant from the Secretary of the Army, Warrant Officer's are technically and tactically focused officers who perform the primary duties of technical leader, trainer, operator, manager, maintainer, sustainer, and adviser.

    Prerequisites


    1) Graduate Aviation School

    2) No significant lapse in activity levels

     

    0
    Promotion Points
    W1
    WO1
  10. Warrant Officer Candidate

    Description


    Aviation Center of Excellence (Aviation School) is the U.S. Army's main training academy for prospective Warrant Officers. The school is generally open to qualified enlisted personnel. Candidates who successfully complete the rigorous training curriculum receive formal commissions as U.S. Army Warrant Officers.

    Prerequisites


    1) Completion of RASP

    2) Achieved rank of PFC or waived

    3) Selected for Aviation School

     

    0
    Promotion Points
    E5
    WOC
  11. Command Sergeant Major

    Description


    The Command Sergeant Major is the commanding senior NCO of any command element.

    Prerequisites


    1) Special appointment by the Commanding Officer of the Brigade

    310
    Promotion Points
    E9
    CSM
  12. Sergeant Major

    Description


    The Sergeant Major is the principal Senior NCO of the Battalion.

    Prerequisities


    1) Special appointment by the Commanding Officer of the Brigade

    300
    Promotion Points
    E9
    SGM
  13. First Sergeant

    Description


    When you are talking about the First Sergeant you are talking about the lifeblood of the Army. There can be no substitute of this position nor any question of its importance.

    Prerequisities


    1) One (1) year TIS

    2) Ability to assist the Company Commander or serve in his absence

    3) Ability to write Company Reports in lieu of the Company Commander

    4) Ability to actively participate in Command Staff activities and forums

    5) Sets the standard of excellence in leadership throughout the Regiment

    6) Demonstrated reputation of success as a Squad Leader and/or Platoon Sergeant

    7) Recommendation from the Commanding Officer of the Regiment

    260
    Promotion Points
    E8
    1SG
  14. Master Sergeant

    Description


    The Master Sergeant is the principal NCO at the battalion level, and often higher. Not charged with all the leadership responsibilities of a First Sergeant, but expected to dispatch leadership and other duties with the same degree of professionalism nonetheless.

    Prerequisites


    1) Ten (10) months TIS overal

    2) Demonstrated success at all levels of NCO leadership

    3) Is an example to be followed in all areas

    4) Ability to assist the Command Staff where necessary

    5) Recommendation from the Officers of Command Staff

    250
    Promotion Points
    E8
    MSG
  15. Sergeant First Class

    Description


    The Sergeant First Class is the Platoon level NCO. He has proven himself not only an excellent Squad Leader in the past, but also an effective Platoon Sergeant. He has become a force to be reckoned with inside the Company and a trusted advisor and counselor to all junior NCOs and Rangers. Sergeants First Class are the very definition of 'Senior NCO'.

    Prerequisites


    1) Four (4) months TIG as a SSG

    2) Demonstrated success as a Platoon Sergeant

    3) Shows leadership in all areas

    4) Ability to assist the First Sergeant where necessary

    5) Recommendation from Command Staff

    210
    Promotion Points
    E7
    SFC
  16. Staff Sergeant

    Description


    The Staff Sergeant is a proficient and reliable Squad Leader. His leadership is cruicial to the health of the Division. Not only does the Staff Sergeant excel in Squad leadership, he also shows the ablility to assist the Platoon Sergeant or even serve as one if called upon.

    Prerequisites


    1) Four (4) months TIG as a SGT

    2) Demonstrated success a Squad Leader

    3) Shows leadership in all areas and selected or has attended a Advanced Leadership course

    4) Ability to assist the Platoon Sergeant when necessary

    5) Recommendation Promotion Board and Command Staff

    165
    Promotion Points
    E6
    SSG
  17. Sergeant

    Description


    The rank of Sergeant is the entree to a hallowed fraternity. Sergeants run the Army, of that there can be no doubt. A Sergeant is a proven leader and can lead a Chalk or even a Squad if necessary, as well as serve as NCOIC of a DMOS. The Sergeant is where the axe meets the stone.

    Prerequisites


    1) Three (3) months TIG as a SPC or 2 months as CPL

    2) Completion of Warrior Leadership Course

    3) Important part of Squad and DMOS activites

    4) Ability to write Squad Reports

    5) Ability to conduct Squad training as directed by the Squad Leader

    6) Selected as a Squad Leader

    7) Recommendation from Squad Leader and Promotion Board

    125
    Promotion Points
    E5
    SGT
  18. Corporal

    Description


    Corporal is not just a rank. It is the doorway to the NCO Corps. Corporals have established themselves as having leadership potential and worthy of consideration as a future Squad Leader.

    Prerequisites


    1) Two (2) months TIG as a PFC or 1 month as SPC.

    2) Graduated from Warrior Leadership Course or selected to attend.

    3) Clear and decisive speech and writing abilities.

    4) Participates in Squad and DMOS activities at a level of excellence

    5) Ability to conduct Squad training as directed by the Squad Leader

    6) Selected as a Squad Leader or Fireteam Leader

    7) Recommendation from Squad Leader and Promotion Board

    65
    Promotion Points
    E4
    CPL
  19. Specialist

    Description


    A Specialist is the most senior Enlisted Rank in the United States Armed Forces. Specialists possess basic management duties and may command soldiers of lower rank, although most leadership duties at this pay grade are the responsibility of Corporals.

    Prerequisites


    1) Two (2) months TIG as PFC

    2) Demonstrated proficiency in game

    3) Actively partakes in Squad and/or DMOS operations

    4) Positively participates in the forums

    5) Able to assist the Squad Leader or Squd 2IC when needed

    60
    Promotion Points
    E4
    SPC
  20. Private First Class

    Description


    Still new in the Unit, but not Green.

    Prerequisites


    1) Graduate with honors OR: Two month Time In Grade (TIG) as PV2 and assignment to a squad

    2) Personal File Completed

    3) Contributes in Squad and/or DMOS activities

    4) Contributes in the Forums

    5) No significant lapse in activity levels

    25
    Promotion Points
    E3
    PFC
  21. Private Second Class

    Description


    The rank given to those who complete RASP (Ranger Assessment and Selection Program).

    Prerequisites


    Graduate from RASP (Ranger Assessment and Selection Program).

    0
    Promotion Points
    E2
    PV2
  22. Private

    Description


    Enlistees are given this rank upon their Induction into Service. To be inducted, an enlistee must pass the enlistment process which includes several written questionnaires, a voice interview on TS, and evidence of having the required software. Once inducted, the PVT is slated for a Training Squad and scheduled for Ranger Assessment and Selection Program.

    Prerequisites


    Enlist within the ranks of the 3rd Ranger Battalion.

    0
    Promotion Points
    E1
    PVT

United States Air Force Ranks

  1. Staff Sergeant

    Description


    Staff Sergeant (SSgt) is E-5 in the U.S. Air Force. It ranks above senior airman and below technical sergeant. It is the Air Force's first non-commissioned officer rank, as well as the first Air Force rank to which promotion is attained on a competitive basis. Sergeants, also known in Air Force jargon as "buck sergeant"', no longer exist, having been eliminated in the 1990s after sharing the same pay grade with that of the rank of senior airman (E-4). Staff sergeants are expected to be technically proficient and function as first-line supervisors within a 'work center'. After being selected for promotion, senior airmen must attend Airman Leadership School, which teaches them basic leadership skills and how to write performance reports to become staff sergeant. The term of address is "Staff Sergeant" or "Sergeant"

    Prerequisites


     

    125
    Promotion Points
    E5
    SSgt
  2. Senior Airman

    Description


    Senior Airman(SrA) is the fourth enlisted rank in the United States Air Force, just above Airman First Class and below Staff Sergeant. It has a pay grade of E-4. Between its approval on 30 December 1975 (with implementation 1 June 1976) and 19 March 1991, Senior Airmen wore sleeve chevrons with blue center stars instead of silver to distinguish them from the non-commissioned officer rank of "Sergeant", also a pay grade of E-4. The latter was abolished in 1991 and the blue center star was changed to white to conform to all enlisted rank chevrons.

    Prerequisites


     

    65
    Promotion Points
    E4
    SrA
  3. Airman First Class

    Description


    Airman First Class (A1C) is the third enlisted rank (E-3) in the United States Air Force, just above Airman and below Senior Airman. The rank of Airman First Class is considered a junior enlisted rank, with the non-commissioned officers and senior non-commissioned officers above it.

    Prerequisites


     

    25
    Promotion Points
    E3
    A1C
  4. Airman

    Description


    In the U.S. Air Force, airman is a general term which can refer to any member of the United States Air Force, regardless of rank, and also a specific enlisted rank. The rank of airman (abbreviated "Amn") is the second enlisted rank from the bottom, just above the rank of Airman Basic, and just below that of Airman First Class. Since the Air Force was established in 1947, all of the various ranks of "airman" have always included women, and in this context, the word "man" means "human being". Former U.S. Air Force ranks included Airman Second Class and Airman Third Class. The current E-2 paygrade rank of Airman was called Airman Third Class from 1952 to 1967.

    Prerequisites


     

    0
    Promotion Points
    E2
    Amn
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