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U.S. Army Enlisted Rank Insignia

Enlisted ranks provided by Sgt. Barrows

  E1 Recruit Basic Training
E2 Private
E3 Private First Class
E4 Corporal (Junior NCO)
E4 Specialist 4th Class
E5 Sergeant (NCO)
E5 Specialist 5th Class
SSG Staff Sergeant (NCO)
SFC Sergeant First Class (Platoon Sgt.)
1SG First Sergeant ("Top")
SGM Sergeant Major (NCO)

In the 60's the U.S. Army added pay grades E8 and E9 to their system thus causing some confusion; example would be a MSG with the pay grade of E7. As they say there is the "right way", the "wrong way", and the "Army way" to do things.

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This site is in no way connected to, or sanctioned by, any official Army or Government entity. This is, and will be a work in progress; we apologize now for any errors and/or mistakes. Information for this site has been and will continue to be gathered from many different sources. It is intended as a place for fellow troopers, family and friends of A Troop 4th Squadron 12th Cavalry (Vietnam Era) to visit, seek contact with, gather information or some insight into the history, language and jargon of the people who were part of A Troop, then and now. A Troop 4/12 Cav (Vietnam Era) invites and encourages trooper's family members to participate in the troop's reunions, memorial services, remembrances of our fellow troopers who have passed on to Fiddler's Green, and to continue the camaraderie of the BROTHERHOOD....Long Live the Cav and its BROTHERHOOD!!