Officer Ranks

Officer Ranks (O-1 to O-11)

Pay GradeInsigniaAbbreviationRank Title
O-12LT 2nd Lieutenant
Usually an executive officer to the 1LT in command.
O-21LT 1st Lieutenant
Usually in command of a platoon; Platoon Leader (PL)
O-3CPT Captain
Usually in command of a company. Also known as the Commanding Officer (CO).
O-4MAJ Major
Usually an executive officer to the LTC in command.
O-5LTC Lieutenant Colonel
Usually in command of a Battalion. Also known as the Battalion Commander (BC).
O-6COL Colonel
Usually in command of a Brigade.
O-7BG Brigadier General
O-8MG Major General
O-9LTG Lieutenant General
O-10GEN General
O-11GA General of the Army
This army rank has historically been reserved for wartime use and is not currently active in the US Army.

How much do Officers make?

Officers in the Army are paid based on their Pay Grade (O-1 to O-11) and Time in Service. They also benefit from Annual Pay Raises (the annual raise varies every year).

To see how much money Officers make, view the Army Pay Chart for 2014.