Retired and active duty National Guard, Reserve Officers, and former officers of the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, i.e. Officers (O-1 thru O-10), Warrant Officers (WO-1 thru WO-5) and Non-commissioned Officers (E-5 thru E-9) as well as their spouses or surviving spouses.
ALL RECIPIENTS OF THE PURPLE HEART NO MATTER THEIR PAY GRADE OR LENGTH OF SERVICE.
WWII combat veterans of the Merchant Marine recognized by the Veterans Administration, as well as their spouses or surviving spouses.
Officer grade equivalents of federal employees, including GS-7 and above/FSO-8 and below, as well as their spouses or surviving spouses.
Honorably discharged or retired foreign military officers of friendly nations living in this country and meeting the service and disability retirement criteria of their respective countries, as well as their spouses or surviving spouses.
|0-2||First Lieutenant||Lieutenant Junior Grade|
|0-7||Brigadier General||Rear Admiral (Lower Half)|
|0-8||Major General||Rear Admiral (Upper Half)|
|0-9||Lieutenant General||Vice Admiral|
|Air Force||Staff Sergeant|
|Navy/Coast Guard||Petty Officer Second Class|
|Air Force||Tech Sergeant|
|Navy/Coast Guard||Petty Officer First Class|
|E-7||Army||Sergeant First Class|
|Air Force||Master Sergeant, First Sergeant|
|Navy/Coast Guard||Chief Petty Officer|
|E-8||Army||Master Sergeant, First Sergeant|
|Marines||Master Sergeant, First Sergeant|
|Air Force||Senior Master Sergeant, First Sergeant|
|Navy/Coast Guard||Senior Chief Petty Officer|
|E-9||Army||Sergeant Major, Command Sergeant Major|
|Marines||Master Gunnery Sergeant, Sergeant Major|
|Air Force||Chief Master Sergent, First Sergeant|
|Navy/Coast Guard||Master Chief Petty Officer, Command Master Chief Petty Officer, Fleet/Force Master Chief Petty Officer|