Here are the rank names for the new Space Force

Rank names took effect February 1
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Posted at 9:01 AM, Feb 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-25 09:33:53-05

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The newest branch of the U.S. military has released service-specific rank names.

The rank names for the Space Force took effect February 1.

Members will continue to wear Air Force rank insignia until the Space Force finalizes its own designs, which is expected to happen later this year.

The Space Force says they took "crowdsourced feedback" into consideration when determining the rank names.

Here are the ranks as released by the Space Force:

GradeRankAbbreviationTerms of Address
E1Specialist 1Spc1Preferred term is Specialist but Spec1 or Specialist 1 are both acceptable
E2Specialist 2Spc2Preferred term is Specialist but Spec2 or Specialist 2 are both acceptable
E3Specialist 3Spc3Preferred term is Specialist but Spec3 or Specialist 3 are both acceptable
E4Specialist 4Spc4Preferred term is Specialist but Spec4 or Specialist 4 are both acceptable
E6Technical SergeantTSgtSergeant or Technical Sergeant or Tech Sergeant
E7Master SergeantMSgtSergeant or Master Sergeant
E8Senior Master SergeantSMSgtSenior or Senior Master Sergeant
E9Chief Master SergeantCMSgtChief or Chief Master Sergeant
E9Chief Master Sergeant of the Space ForceCMSSFChief or Chief Master Sergeant of the Space Force
O1Second Lieutenant2d LtSecond Lieutenant or Lieutenant
O2First Lieutenant1st LtFirst Lieutenant or Lieutenant
O5Lieutenant ColonelLt ColLieutenant Colonel or Colonel
O7Brigadier GeneralBrig GenBrigadier General or General
O8Major GeneralMaj GenMajor General or General
O9Lieutenant GeneralLt GenLieutenant General or General