Officer Ranks (O-1 to O-11)
|Pay Grade||Insignia||Abbreviation||Rank Title|
|O-1||2LT|| 2nd Lieutenant |
Usually an executive officer to the 1LT in command.
|O-2||1LT|| 1st Lieutenant |
Usually in command of a platoon; Platoon Leader (PL)
|O-3||CPT|| Captain |
Usually in command of a company. Also known as the Commanding Officer (CO).
|O-4||MAJ|| Major |
Usually an executive officer to the LTC in command.
|O-5||LTC|| Lieutenant Colonel |
Usually in command of a Battalion. Also known as the Battalion Commander (BC).
|O-6||COL|| Colonel |
Usually in command of a Brigade.
|O-11||GA|| 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 2016.