UNSC rank structure

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The rank structure of the United Nations Space Command's mainline branches of service (the Navy, the Marine Corps, the Army, and the Air Force) is largely derived from the system employed by the 21st century United States military.[1] The recently-created Spartan branch is an exception to this, as its members lack conventional ranks.[2]

Enlisted ranks[edit]

Main article: UNSC enlisted ranks

Air Force[edit]

Pay grade E-1 E-2 E-3 E-4 E-5 E-6 E-7 E-8 E-9
Insignia/Title
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Airman Basic (AB)
E2 USAF AM.svg
Airman (Amn)
E3 USAF AM1.svg
Airman First Class (A1C)
E4 USAF SAM.svg
Senior Airman (SrA)
E5 USAF SSGT.svg
Staff Sergeant (SSgt)
E6 USAF TSGT.svg
Technical Sergeant (TSgt)
E7a USAF MSGT.svg
Master Sergeant (MSgt)
E8a USAF SMSGT.svg
Senior Master Sergeant (SMSgt)
E9a USAF CMSGT.svg
Chief Master Sergeant (CMSgt)
E9c USAF CCMS.svg
Command Chief Master Sergeant (CCM)

Army[edit]

Pay grade E-1 E-2 E-3 E-4 E-5 E-6 E-7 E-8 E-9
Insignia/Title
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Private (Pv1)
E2-PRV2.svg
Private (Pv2)
E3-PFC.svg
Private First Class (PFC)
E4-SPC.svg
Specialist (SPC)
E4-CPL.svg
Corporal (CPL)
E5-SGT.svg
Sergeant (SGT)
E6-SSG.svg
Staff Sergeant (SSG)
E7-SFC.svg
Sergeant First Class (SFC)
E8-MSG.svg
Master Sergeant (MSG)
E8-1stSG.svg
First Sergeant (1SG)
E9-SGM.svg
Senior Major (SGM)
E9-CSM.svg
Command Sergeant Major (CSM)

Marine Corps[edit]

Pay grade E-1 E-2 E-3 E-4 E-5 E-6 E-7 E-8 E-9
Insignia/Title
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Private (Pvt)
USMC-E2.svg
Private First Class (PFC)
USMC-E3.svg
Lance Corporal (LCpl)
USMC-E4.svg
Corporal (Cpl)
USMC-E5.svg
Sergeant (Sgt)
USMC-E6.svg
Staff Sergeant (SSgt)
USMC-E7.svg
Gunnery Sergeant (GySgt)
USMC-E8-MSG.svg
Master Sergeant (MSgt)
USMC-E8-1SG.svg
First Sergeant (1stSgt)
USMC-E9-MGyS.svg
Master Gunnery Sergeant (MGySgt)
USMC-E9-SGM.svg
Sergeant Major (SgtMaj)

Navy[edit]

Pay grade E-1 E-2 E-3 E-4 E-5 E-6 E-7 E-8 E-9
Insignia/Title
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Crewman Recruit (CR)
E-2 (USN).png
Crewman Apprentice (CA)
E-3 (USN).png
Crewman (CN)
PO3.jpg
Petty Officer Third Class (PO3)
PO2.png
Petty Officer Second Class (PO2)
PO1.svg.png
Petty Officer First Class (PO1)
CPO.jpg
Chief Petty Officer (CPO)
SCPO.jpg
Senior Chief Petty Officer (SCPO)
MCPO.jpg
Master Chief Petty Officer (MCPO)


Officer ranks[edit]

Main article: UNSC officer ranks
Pay Grade Title Insignia
O-1
  • Air Force: Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt)
  • Army: Second Lieutenant (2LT)
  • Marine Corps: Second Lieutenant (2ndLt)
  • Navy: Ensign (ENS)
Officer O1 insignia.svg
O-2
  • Air Force: First Lieutenant (1st Lt)
  • Army: First Lieutenant (1LT)
  • Marine Corps: First Lieutenant (1stLt)
  • Navy: Lieutenant, Junior Grade (LTJG)
Officer O2 insignia.svg
O-3
  • Air Force: Captain (Capt)
  • Army: Captain (CPT)
  • Marine Corps: Captain (CPT)
  • Navy: Lieutenant (LT)
Officer O3 insignia.svg
O-4
  • Air Force: Major (Maj)
  • Army: Major (MAJ)
  • Marine Corps: Major (Maj)
  • Navy: Lieutenant Commander (LCDR)
Officer O4 insignia.svg
O-5
  • Air Force: Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col)
  • Army: Lieutenant Colonel (LTC)
  • Marine Corps: Lieutenant Colonel (LtCol)
  • Navy: Commander (CDR)
Officer O5 insignia.svg
O-6
  • Air Force: Colonel (Col)
  • Army: Colonel (COL)
  • Marine Corps: Colonel (Col)
  • Navy: Captain (CPTN)
Officer O6 insignia.svg
O-7
  • Air Force: Brigadier General (Brig Gen)
  • Army: Brigadier General (BG)
  • Marine Corps: Brigadier General (BGen)
  • Navy: Rear Admiral (Lower Half) (RDML)
Officer O7 insignia.svg
O-8
  • Air Force: Major General (Maj Gen)
  • Army: Major General (MG)
  • Marine Corps: Major General (MajGen)
  • Navy: Rear Admiral (Upper Half) (RADM)
Officer O8 insignia.svg
O-9
  • Air Force: Lieutenant General (LtGen)
  • Army: Lieutenant General (LTG)
  • Marine Corps: Lieutenant General (LtGen)
  • Navy: Vice Admiral (VADM)
Officer O9 insignia.svg
O-10
  • Air Force: General (Gen)
  • Army: General (GEN)
  • Marine Corps: General (Gen)
  • Navy: Admiral (ADM)
Officer O10 insignia.svg
Special
  • Air Force: General of the Air Force (GAOF)
  • Army: General of the Army (GA)
  • Marine Corps: N/A
  • Navy: Fleet Admiral (FADM)
Officer O11 insignia.svg


Warrant Officer[edit]

A Warrant Officer is a military officer in the armed forces ranking above a non-commissioned officer (NCO) but below a commissioned officer.

The WO ranks, from lowest to highest are: Warrant Officer 1, Chief Warrant Officer 2, Chief Warrant Officer 3, Chief Warrant Officer 4, and Chief Warrant Officer 5. WO1s are made officers by warrant. Being promoted to the rank of Warrant Officer is considered a high honor for any NCO.

List of known Warrant Officers

Trivia[edit]

The Halo Encyclopedia describes the structure and insignia of the UNSC's ranking system as being identical to those used in Halo multiplayer, Halo 3 in the original printing and Halo: Reach in the 2011 edition.[3]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Halopedia:Letter - RE:UNSC Ranking System
  2. ^ Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide, page 33
  3. ^ Halo Encyclopedia, pages 50-51 (2011 edition)

See also[edit]