Title Abbreviation Grade MM needed Rank Type Requirement

Recruit

REC

E-1

0

Enlisted

Application Accepted 
Booked onto Roster 
Completed Introduction Interview

Private

PVT

E-2

2

Enlisted

Successful Completion of Basic Training 
Drill Instructor Review 
Selected for Assignment

Private First Class

PFC

E-3

15

Enlisted

 Fireteam Leader Review

Specialist

SPC

E-4

30

Enlisted

FTL Recommendation 
Section Leader Review

Specialist Class 5

SP5

E-5

45

Enlisted

Fireteam Leader Review

Specialist Class 6

SP6

E-6

60

Enlisted

FTL Recommendation 
SL Review

Specialist Class 7

SP7

E-7

80

Enlisted

FTL/SL Recommendation 
SL Review

Specialist Class 8

SP8

E-8

100

Enlisted

FTL/SL/PL Recommendation 
PL Review

Specialist Class 9

SP9

E-9

120

Enlisted

FTL/SL/PL Recommendation 
PL Review

Corporal

CPL

E-4

30

Enlisted

FTL Recommendation 
Section Leader Review

Sergeant

SGT

E-5

45

NCO

SL Review

Staff Sergeant

SSG

E-6

60

NCO

SL Review

Sergeant First Class

SFC

E-7

80

SNCO

SL Review

Master Sergeant

MSG

E-8

100

SNCO

SL/PL Recommendation 
PL Review

First Sergeant

1SG

E-8

100

SNCO

SL/PL Recommendation 
PL Review

Sergeant Major

SGM

E-9

120

SNCO

SL/PL Recommendation 
PL Review

2nd Lieutenant

2LT

O-1

45

Officer

(PL) In command of 16+ men

1st Lieutenant

1LT

O-2

60

Officer

(PL) In command of 16+ men

Captain

CPT

O-3

80

Officer

(PL) In command of 32+ men

Major

MAJ

O-4

100

Officer

(PL) In command of 32+ men

Lieutenant Colonel

LTC

O-5

120

Officer

(PL) In command of 64+ men