The US Air Force has many ranks, some of these ranks are so similar it can be confusing, as well as in what order they progress in. In this video, we provide a simple guide to the US Air Force Ranks in order. At Premier History we want to take you on a journey through time and grow your knowledge to see what it was actually like to be in some of the pivotal points in World History. Make sure to leave a Like 👍 and a Comment 📜 down below or share this video with your friends. - - - 🔴 Subscribe to the channel: 🤍bit.ly/3pLtnXf - - - #PremierHistory #USAF #AirForce - - - Follow Premier History on socials: 🐦 Twitter: 🤍twitter.com/HistoryPremier 📸Instagram: 🤍🤍instagram.com/premierhistory/ Drone in D by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence. 🤍creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Source: 🤍incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1200044 Artist: 🤍incompetech.com/
What about the years we didn't have a star in our stripes. A2c, A1c and SRA, Senior Airman. Sergeant had a star. SRA & SGT at that time were both E4's.
Great summary and explanation of the USAF ranks thank you.
I should have went in when I was 18 years old. My grandfather was in the Air Force. I tell my self all of the time I should have went in .
Everyone is either an E-3 or an E-5. E-4s were rarer than hen's teeth when I was in. Then again at that time once you hit the three year mark you had to re-up or get out.
It doesn't matter which branch of the service you are looking at. The backbone of the service is the E-4/E-5.
Boo! Hiss! Bring back the original striping designs!
On May 7, 1949 Hap Arnold was appointed the first general of the Air Force, five-star rank, by the U.S. Congress. He died at his ranch home, Valley of the Moon, near Sonoma, Calif., Jan. 15, 1950. Only person in AF History to obtain this rank. So the vid was wrong by saying nobody ever held/wore this rank
TSGT, or E6. Technical Sargeant in the backbone of the USAF.
My father was a Major General and his father was a Brigadier general, then his father was a Major general. My whole family were generals; only one was a colonel. They were all serving in the Air Force. :)
I was a E3
I've always wondered why silver bars are a higher rank than gold. In civilian life gold > silver.
why did they get rid of the 3 stripe buck sgt rank. I went in the AF in 1967 and everybody looked forward to be called a sgt. I was working the night shift in the hospital on the night the new rank went into affect. We could now say sgt when using the phone, it was a good moral booster.
stands for MAJOR COMMAND
General of the Air Force. 35 years. It's Mickey. A.M.D. I earned The Congressional Medal of Honor and The Silver Star. I am an Astronaut for N.A.S.A. A fighter pilot. A bomber pilot.
Actor Jimmy Stewart was a 5 star general in the Air Force at the time of his death- and he was active reseve
My Great great grand father Who is in Vietnam and he was a major
Our son is currently a SMSGT in the Air Force. 🇺🇸
I was in Jr ROTC (High School) in Illinois where I grew up on 4 mile sq Family Farm, and in the ROTC in College first two years. Then my USAAC WWII Fighter Pilot vet. father suddenly passed away of Cancer, weaked by Malaria contracted in Burma or China during the war. He taught me to fly at 14 yo and i was crop dusting while in HS. Junior yr at the Univ I struck a deal with the USAF Reserves, they finish paying for my BSc degree and I go active AF after graduation and off to Vietnam. I trained on Helo's and ground attack Fixed Wings at Hamilton AFB. After 4 years of Crop Dusting in both Piper Pawnees and Korean War Surplus Bell helos, i did more teaching them how ground attack from tree level then learning how to fly their way. On July 2nd I was shipped off to Nam as a Lt with the 20th SOS (Green Hornets) 27th Spl Ops Wing, out of Bien Hoa AFB flying UH-1E and F Gunships on support missions covering Marines and Ranger ops, other suppression ops for ground troops or artillery, and often called in to bailout some trouble the Army Calvary had gotten into and couldn't fix themselves with their own Helos. Later we were moved to Thailand Royal AFB because it was a straighter shot to the northern entry point of the Ho Chi Minh "highway", straffing and blowing up their supply lines on a daily basis when not flying in "the spooks" (CIA) into remote hostile territory or on some kill mission behind the lines in N Vietnam or Laos. I made Capt soon and then Major, and back to Capt for disobeying mission orders and telling off the Brass, because it would have lead to certain loss of life in my squadron, my men and friends. I spent 1970 thru 1973 in SE Asia and stayed a Capt refusing any promotions. I was shot thru one thigh and one calf by .30 cal ground fire, but got us back to the closest Marine outpost. When I came home I taught combat helo tactics for 2 more years and returned to Reserves status for a total 18 years in the USAF retiring as ....... a Captain, 27th Spl Ops Wing. Oh BTW, You do know that Sgts are paid more than a Lt and a Master Sgt is paid more than a Capt. My MSgt, my essential "crew chiefs", who fixed our bird, ran the door gun (UH-1) and was also our Medic to patch us up, was worth every penny of that pay that was more than mine!
Ihave to agree that E4 SR airmen and E5 Staff Sgts are the backbone of the service. After serving in Japan and the Philippines w.,, I came back to be xstationed at Edwards AFB. INN THE MOJAVE DESERT. SHORTLY AFTER. MY TRANSFER TO Edward's > became the ward master oof the med surg unit of t he e hospital with 25 med techs working for covering 3 shifts. The nursing staff was. 12 RN first lieutenants under an O4 long service major. It was a good group of. Peoplrr. As a staff sergeant I was also the senior. Single enlistedtd man in the barracks so I became responsible for all the. enlisted men living there. I loved serving. If I had it to do all over again, I would have gone career