U.S. Army Officer Ranks World War II

Bibliography
US Army Rank Insignia, The Institute of Heraldry
US Army Officer Rank Insignia on Wikipedia.

Warrant Officers

Flight Officer

Rank Created: 7 Nov 1942
Rank Abolished: 1945

Warrant Officer

Rank Created: 21 Aug 1941.
Insignia Approved: 4 Sep 1942.

Chief Warrant Officer

Rank Created: 21 Aug 1941.
Insignia Approved: 4 Sep 1942.

Company-Grade Officers

Second Lieutenant

First Lieutenant

Captain

Field-Grade Officers

Major

Lieutenant Colonel

Colonel

General Officers


Brigadier General


Major General


Lieutenant General


General


General of the Army
Rank created 14 December 1944


General of the Armies

Awarded only to John J. Pershing for services in World War I.

Pershing was still alive during the Second World War; and SecWar Stimson stated that General of the Armies was senior in grade to the new General of the Army rank.