Rank and Insignia of Officers and Enlisted in the US Air Force

Pay Grade Rank Insignia Rank Abbreviation
E-1 Airman Basic AB
E-2 Airman Amn
E-3 Airman First Class A1C
E-4 Senior Airman SrA
E-5 Staff Sergeant SSgt
E-6 Technical Sergeant TSgt
E-7 Master Sergeant* MSgt
E-8 Senior Master Sergeant SMSgt
E-9 Chief Master Sergeant CMSgt
O-1 Second Lieutenant 2d Lt
O-2 First Lieutenant 1st Lt
O-3 Captain Capt
O-4 Major Maj
O-5 Lieutenant Colonel Lt Col
O-6 Colonel Col
O-7 Brigadier General Brig Gen
O-8 Major General Maj Gen
O-9 Lieutenant General Lt Gen
O-10 General Gen
General of the Air Force GOAF