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Title: MILITARY RANKS


1
MILITARY RANKS
  • Major David L. Rogers
  • USAF (Ret)

2
Why Does the Military Have Ranks?
  • Provides a more strict structure
  • Immediate recognition of experience and
    responsibility
  • Necessary in emergencies
  • Police and fire imitate this

3
Lets Start With the Air Force
  • Two types of ranks
  • Officer
  • Enlisted
  • Officers have a college degree
  • THERE IS NO OTHER WAY
  • They have a commission from Congress
  • Typically are held to a higher level of
    accountabilityArticle 133 of the UCMJ
  • Enlisted typically enter without a college degree
  • They are divided into Airmen and NCO (Sergeant)

4
Airmen Ranks
  • Airman Basic
  • No Insignia
  • Basic Trainee
  • Airman
  • One stripe
  • Airman First Class
  • Two stripes
  • The rank after basic a JROTC cadet has
  • Senior Airman
  • Three stripes

5
NCO RANKS
  • Junior NCOs
  • Staff Sergeant4 stripes
  • Technical Sergeant5 stripes

6
Senior NCOs
  • Master SergeantOne roof on the dog house
  • Senior Master SergeantTwo roofs on the dog house
  • Chief Master SergeantThree roofs on the dog
    house
  • There are other positionsnot ranks

7
Officer Ranks
  • Officers are divided into three types
  • Junior Grade
  • Field Grade
  • General Officer

8
Junior Grade Officers
  • Second Lieutenant
  • Single Gold Bar
  • Entry Rank for most officers
  • First Lieutenant
  • Two years time in grade
  • No infractions
  • Captain
  • Four years time in service
  • Two years time in grade
  • No infractions
  • Review Board

9
Field Grade Officers
  • Major
  • Approximately 12 years time in service
  • 6 8 years time in grade
  • Board Review
  • Lieutenant Colonel
  • 16 years in service
  • Board Review
  • Colonel
  • Usually 18-20 years
  • Board Reviewvery limited

10
General Officers
  • Normally up to four stars
  • Five stars possible but would require a
    multi-national force in time of war
  • Brigadier GeneralOne Star
  • Major GeneralTwo Stars
  • Lieutenant GeneralThree Stars
  • GeneralFour Stars
  • General of the Air ForcesFive Stars

11
Enlisted Insignia
12
Officer Insignia
13
AFJROTC RANK
  • Enlisted very similartorch replaces star
  • Airman Ranks
  • Junior NCO
  • Senior NCO

14
AFJROTC CADET OFFICERS
  • Series of thin and thick chevrons
  • Junior Officers have ALL THIN CHEVRONS
  • One Thin is second lieutenant
  • Two Thin is first lieutenant
  • Three thin is captain

15
AFJROTC CADET OFFICERS
  • Cadet Senior Officers have thick and thin
  • Major has one thick chevron
  • Lieutenant Colonel has the one thick with one
    thin
  • Colonel has the thick with two thin chevrons

16
HOW DO I GET PROMOTED?
  • Left up to each unit
  • Here, you must complete tasks to achieve enlisted
    rank
  • Enlisted rank can also be attained as a result of
    superior performance and being placed in a
    position of leadershipnormally after two
    semesters
  • One Chief Master Sergeant
  • Officer rank two semesters and leadership school
  • SASI reserves one promotion per year for an
    enlisted person who performs above and
    beyondnormally a junior or senior who had
    problems going to leadership school
  • See the Web Site
  • http//www.gaston.k12.nc.us/schools/ashbrook/facul
    ty/dlrogers/Pages/ClassInformation.aspx
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