Air Force Grade and Insignia

Officer

   
 Second Lieutenant (O-1)  First Lieutenant (O-2)
   
 Captain (O-3) Major (O-4)
   
Lieutenant Colonel (O-5) Colonel (O-6)
   
Brigadier General (O-7) Major General (O-8)
   
Lieutenant General (O-9) General (O-10)



Enlisted

     
Airman Basic, E-1
has no rank insignia
Airman (E-2)  Airman First Class (E-3)
   
Senior Airman (E-4) Staff Sgt. (E-5)  Tech. Sgt. (E-6)
 
  
Master Sgt. (E-7)
First Sgt.
 
Senior Master Sgt. (E-8)
First Sgt.
 Chief Master Sergeant (E-9)*
First Sgt.
Command Chief Master Sgt. Chief Master Sgt.
of the Air Force