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US Military Officer Titles (Grades/Ranks) 

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Roxanne K. Young

US Military Officer Titles (Grades/Ranks)

US Army

General

GEN

Lieutenant General

LTG

Major General

MG

Brigadier General

BG

Colonel

COL

Lieutenant Colonel

LTC

Major

MAJ

Captain

CPT

First Lieutenant

1LT

Second Lieutenant

2LT

Chief Warrant Officer

CWO

Warrant Officer

WO

US Navy and US Coast Guard

Admiral

ADM

Vice Admiral

VADM

Rear Admiral

RADM

Captain

CAPT

Commander

CDR

Lieutenant Commander

LCDR

Lieutenant

LT

Lieutenant (Junior Grade)

LTJG

Ensign

ENS

Chief Warrant Officer

CWO

Note: All medical professionals in the US Coast Guard (except physician assistants) are commissioned officers in the US Public Health Service (PHS). US Coast Guard chief warrant officers in medicine are designated CWO(Med). This also applies to the US Coast Guard Reserve.

US Air Force and US Marine Corps

General

Gen

Lieutenant General

Lt Gen

Major General

Maj Gen

Brigadier General

Brig Gen

Colonel

Col

Lieutenant Colonel

Lt Col

Major

Maj

Captain

Capt

First Lieutenant

1st Lt

Second Lieutenant

2nd Lt

Note: The US Marine Corps does not have its own medical organization. The medical care of the US Marine Corps is provided by the US Navy.

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