Technician Fifth Grade (abbreviated as Tech 5 or T/5) was a technician rank during World War II under the same pay grade as Corporal. Those who held this rank were addressed as Corporal, but did not have the authority to give commands as a corporal would. The pay grade number corresponded with the technician's grade. T/5 is under the pay grade of E-5 along with Corporal. Technicians were easily distinguished by the "T" imprinted on the standard chevron design for that pay grade