What Military Rank Would You Be?
The military has a rigid ranking system, which allows it to run smoothly. Some candidates rise to the top military rank. Others reach a mid-ranking level. And others remain at the lowest ones. Every single rank has something important to contribute, and military culture is keen to make this clear. Just be aware that the pay grades vary wildly!
So how high through the ranks of the Army, the Navy, or the Air Force would you climb? This quiz assesses just that. Through a series of questions, it works out whether or not you have the aptitude for leadership, or if you’re better at following orders than giving them. Find out if you’d lead your troops to victory or fail to get through basic training. And by the way, for simplicity’s sake, this quiz only uses army ranks in its results. But the equivalent officer groupings still apply to a member of the Navy, a member of the Air Force, or even a member of the Space Force. They all have a similar rank structure, just with different names.
Military ranks are hard to fill. Spotting the perfect person to function in a specific part of the military's command authority is difficult. All branches of the military encounter this issue, including the Army and Marine Corps. You may even have no idea if you personally would become a chief warrant officer, a sergeant major, a rear admiral lower half, a petty officer second class, a lieutenant general, or one of the many other ranks that exist in the military.
Long gone are the days of conscription, such as in World War II and the Vietnam War, when people had little choice about becoming enlisted personnel. Instead, today, training troops involves rigorous assessment as to whether the individuals are fit to serve in one of the military branches. Those who do pass still have a long way to climb through the enlisted ranks before they can become anywhere close to being in the upper half of the military hierarchy. But some don't need this. They are perfectly happy to remain a petty officer. And there's nothing wrong with that. All army ranks serve important purposes.