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RANK STRUCTURE

ARMY JROTC

Enlisted Ranks in order.


Private

Private
First Class

Corporal

Sergeant

Staff
Sergeant

Sergeant
First Class

Master
Sergeant

1st
Sergeant

Sergeant
Major

Command
Sergeant Major

Officer Ranks in order.


2nd
Lieutenant

1st
Lieutenant

Captain

Major

Lt. Colonel

Colonel


AIR FORCE JROTC

Enlisted Ranks in order.


Airman

Airman First Class

Sergeant or Senior Airman

Staff Sergeant

Technical
Sergeant

Master Sergeant

Senior Master Sergeant
Chief Master Sergeant

Officer Ranks in order.


2nd
Lieutenant

1st
Lieutenant

Captain

Major

Lt. Colonel

Colonel

*Special thanks to TX-861st for Rank pictures!


NAVY JROTC

Enlisted Ranks in order.

NJROTC Rates
1. Seaman Recruit: Cadets enter the program at this.
2. Seaman Apprentice: After 2 months in the Corps and having met the requirments you may be advanced to this.
3. Seaman: After 6 months in the Corps and having met the requirments you may be advanced to this.
4. Petty Officer 3rd Class: After 8 months in the Corps and having met the requirments you may be advanced to this.
5. Petty Officer 2nd Class: After 1 year in the Corps and having met the requirments you may be advanced to this.
6. Petty Officer 1st Class: After 2 months as a PO2 and having met the requirments you may be advanced to this.
7. Chief Petty Officer: After 2 years in the Corps and having met the requirments you may be advanced to this.
8. Senior Chief Petty Officer: Currently Unavailable, this is a new offical rate and I don't know yet.
9. Master Chief Petty Officer: Currently Unavailable, this is a new offical rate and I don't know yet.

Officer Ranks in order.

1. Ensign: After being advanced through CPO or MCPO certain Cadets are selected to be promoted to this.
2. Lieutentant Junior Grade: Certain Cadets are selected to be promoted to this.
3. Lieutentant: Certain Cadets are promoted to this after LT JG.
4. Lieutentant Commander: Selected Cadets are promoted to this after LT. In a Company (100-150 Cadets) this is the highest rank that can be reached, only the Company Commanding Officer holds it.
5. *Commander: This rank is only acheived if you are in a unit that is a Battalion (151-299 Cadets) or bigger. It is the highest rank in a Battalion, only the Battalion Commanding Officer holds it.
6. *Captain: This rank is only acheived if you are in a unit that is a Regiment (300+ Cadets). It is not only the highest rank that can be reached in a Regiment but, it is the highest rank that can be reached in the NJROTC program. This is only held buy the Regiment Commanding Officer.


MARINE CORPS JROTC

Enlisted Ranks in order.

Private First Class

no stripe, learning lamp in center of a patch

Lance Corporal

one stripe up,learning lamp in center

Corporal

two stripes up, learning lamp in the center

Sergeant

three stripes up learning lamp in center

Staff Sergeant

three stripes up, learning lamp in center, on stripe down

Gunnery Sergeant

three stripes up,learning lamp in the center,two stripes down

1st
Sergeant

three stripes up, learning lamp in center, three stripes down

Sergeant
Major

three stripes up, learning lamp in center, four stripes down

Officer Ranks in order.


2nd
Lieutenant

1st
Lieutenant

Captain

Major

Lt. Colonel

Colonel

*Special thanks to Gumby for illustrations and organization for NJROTC.
*Special thanks to Jasmine Galjour for descriptions of the MCJROTC rank insignia


JROTC Universe is Copyright June 1998 by Cadet Colonel Katherine Keirns.