U.S. Army Enlisted Ranks of World War II

Bibliography
History of Enlisted Ranks, The Institute of Heraldry

5 August 1920 to 8 January 1942

Sixth Grade

Fifth Grade

Fourth Grade

Third Grade

Second Grade

First Grade

Private First Class

Corporal

Sergeant

Staff Sergeant

Technical Sergeant

First Sergeant

Master Sergeant

8 January 1942 to 4 September 1942

Sixth Grade

Fifth Grade

Fourth Grade

Third Grade

Second Grade

First Grade

Private First Class

Corporal
or
Technician, 5th Class

Sergeant
or
Technician, 4th Class

Staff Sergeant
or
Technician, 3rd Class

Technical Sergeant

First Sergeant

Master Sergeant

4 September 1942 to 22 September 1942

Sixth Grade

Fifth Grade

Fourth Grade

Third Grade

Second Grade

First Grade

Private First Class

Corporal
or
Technician, 5th Class

Sergeant
or
Technician, 4th Class

Staff Sergeant
or
Technician, 3rd Class

Technical Sergeant

First Sergeant

Master Sergeant


or


or


or

22 September 1942 to 7 July 1948

Sixth Grade

Fifth Grade

Fourth Grade

Third Grade

Second Grade

First Grade

Private First Class

Corporal
or
Technician, 5th Class

Sergeant
or
Technician, 4th Class

Staff Sergeant
or
Technician, 3rd Class

Technical Sergeant

First Sergeant

Master Sergeant


or


or


or