What is the highest rank an enlisted soldier can receive coming out of training and going to war?

Just curious when you get out of basic training are some ranked higher then others? What are you grouped in and who is your "leader"? How are you assigned your position?

Asked By: - 5/9/2011
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Considering the basis of your question, the most likely answer is "E4 - Specialist (Army)". I'm assuming Army because you said "Soldier". You initially enlist as an E1. There are things that can increase this prior to departing for, and graduating from, training. If you have time in JROTC, are an Eagle Scout, or... More
Answered By: puppyfrog - 5/9/2011
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Sergeant major of the army (E-9 pay grade)
Answered By: Tor - 5/9/2011
Yes, If some people did JROTC that will more than likely be ranked higher, and your leader is the officer.
Answered By: Mark Parrilla - 5/9/2011
Technically you could be E-9 out of training. Say a Marine Corps Sergeant Major decide to re-class into the Army, they would have to do a little training maybe to learn Army ways verses USMC ways; but they'd still keep their rank. That's NEVER happened by the way...
Answered By: jar jar binx - 5/9/2011
a Halo
Answered By: Icetwinkles - 5/9/2011
Yes, some will be ranked higher than others, which depends on what you agreed to in your contract. Things like college credit, how long you sign up for, what job, etc...basically what ever is the special at the time. In the Marines you can also be promoted if your the honor recruit, as far as I know. The "leader" of... More
Answered By: Eric - 5/9/2011
To answer your question specifically, the highest rank you can graduate BASIC training with is an E-4 rank. You would have to have a college degree and enter the military as an ENLISTED soldier, and you would automatically be conferred the rank of Specialist upon entry... More
Answered By: Robert Larue - 5/9/2011
E-9 or Chief Master Sergeant in the Air Force. In the Army you can advance to Warrant Officer equal in pay to about a 2nd Leutenant... More
Answered By: BURLY - 5/13/2011
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