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An enlisted rank (also known as an enlisted grade or enlisted rate) is, in some armed services, any rank below that of a commissioned officer. The term can be inclusive of non-commissioned officers or warrant officers, except in United States military usage where warrant officers/chief warrant officers are a separate officer category ranking above enlisted grades and below commissioned officer grades. In most cases, enlisted service personnel perform jobs specific to their own occupational specialty, as opposed to the more generalized command responsibilities of commissioned officers.[1][excessive citations]

The term "enlistment" refers solely to a military commitment (whether officer or enlisted) whereas the terms "taken on strength" and "struck off strength" refer to a service member being carried on a given unit's roll.[2][excessive citations]

Canadian Armed Forces

In the Canadian Armed Forces, the term non-commissioned member (NCM) is used.[3]

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

For the ranks used by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, non-commissioned ranks are coded OR1–OR9 (bottom to top), OR being an abbreviation for Other Ranks.[4][5]

United Kingdom

United States Armed Forces

The five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces all use the same "E-" designation for enlisted pay grades, with service-specific names applied to each (e.g., chief petty officer, master gunnery sergeant, private first class).[6] Each branch incorporates it as part of a service member's job specialty designator. In the United States Air Force, this job specialty designator is known as an Air Force Specialty Code, in the United States Army and United States Marine Corps, a Military Occupational Specialty, and in the United States Navy and United States Coast Guard, a rating.

See also

References

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    • Veterans-UK web team. "Veterans Welfare Service". Veterans-uk.info. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
    • "Applicant For Enlistment English And French - War Service Badges - Canadian Military Medals And Decorations - Records & Collections - Veterans Affairs Canada". Veterans.gc.ca. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
    • Walker, James W. St. G. (1989). "Race and Recruitment in World War I:Enlistment of Visible Minorities in the Canadian Expeditionary Force" (PDF). Canadian Historical Review. 70 (1): 1–26. doi:10.3138/CHR-070-01-01. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 October 2013.
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  3. ^ "Queen's Regulations and Orders (QR&Os) - Volume I Chapter 1: Introduction and Definitions". Admfincs.forces.gc.ca. 18 October 2013. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
  4. ^ NATO glossary of abbreviations used in NATO documents and publications / Glossaire OTAN des abréviations utilisées dans les documents et publications OTAN (PDF). 2010. p. 238. Archived (PDF) from the original on 24 January 2014.
  5. ^ "NATO NATO Rank Codes and UK Service Ranks". Royal Air Force (doc). Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
  6. ^ "U.S. military enlisted ranks". defense.gov. United States Department of Defense. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
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