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Encyclopedia > U.S. Navy officer rank insignia
Rank
Pay Grade
Abbreviation Collar
devices
Dress uniform
Shoulder Sleeve
Fleet Admiral
O-11
(wartime only)
FADM O-11 collar insignia O-11 shoulder insignia O-11 sleeve insignia
Admiral
O-10
ADM O-10 collar insignia O-10 shoulder insignia O-10 sleeve insignia
Vice Admiral
O-9
VADM O-9 collar insignia O-9 shoulder insignia O-9 sleeve insignia
Rear Admiral
(upper half)

O-8
RADM O-8 collar insignia O-8 shoulder insignia O-8 sleeve insignia
Rear Admiral
(lower half)

(formerly Commodore)
O-7
RDML O-7 collar insignia O-7 shoulder insignia O-7 sleeve insignia
Captain
O-6
CAPT O-6 collar insignia O-6 shoulder insignia O-6 sleeve insignia
Commander
O-5
CDR O-5 collar insignia O-5 shoulder insignia O-5 sleeve insignia
Lieutenant
Commander

O-4
LCDR O-4 collar insignia O-4 shoulder insignia O-4 sleeve insignia
Lieutenant
O-3
LT O-3 collar insignia O-3 shoulder insignia O-3 sleeve insignia
Lieutenant,
Junior Grade

O-2
LTJG O-2 collar insignia O-2 shoulder insignia O-2 sleeve insignia
Ensign
O-1
ENS O-1 collar insignia O-1 shoulder insignia O-1 sleeve insignia

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Other U.S. armed
forces insignia

Army enlisted
Army officer
Navy enlisted
Navy officer
Air Force enlisted
Air Force officer
Marine Corps enlisted
Marine Corps officer
Warrant Officer insignia It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with U.S. Army. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with US Army. ... This chart represents the U.S. Navy enlisted rate insignia (their rating symbols are generic). ... This chart represents the U.S. Air Force enlisted rank insignia. ... This chart displays the United States Air Force officer rank insignia. ... E-9 E-8 E-7 E-6 E-5 E-4 E-3 E-2 E-1 This chart represents the U.S. Marine Corps enlisted rank insignia with seniority increasing left-to-right inside a given pay grade. ... This chart represents the U.S. Marine Corps Officer Rank Insignia. ... A warrant officer (WO) or a chief warrant officer (CWO) is a member of a military organization, with a rank subordinate to other commissioned officers and senior to noncommissioned officers. ...

The rank Admiral of the Navy is considered in Naval tradition to be the equivalent of a six star Admiral. The rank has only been held by one person in history, George Dewey. In the United States Navy, Admiral of the Navy is traditionally considered the equivalent of a six-star Admiral. ... The 4-star Manor House Hotel at Castle Combe, Wiltshire, England. ... George Dewey (December 26, 1837–January 16, 1917) was an admiral of the United States Navy, best known for his victory at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War. ...


Officers serve in either as a line officer (with a star above the stripes on the sleeve), or in one of the eight Staff Corps:

  • Supply Corps (three gold oakleaves and three gold acorns)
  • Chaplain Corps (a gold cross, cresent moon, Law Tablet, or prayer wheel, depending on the religion serviced)
  • Civil Engineer Corps
  • Medical Corps (single gold oakleaf with a silver acorn in the center)
  • Medical Service Corps (single gold oakleaf on a slanted twig)
  • Dental Corps (single gold oakleaf with two silver acorns on the stem)
  • Nurse Corps (single gold oakleaf)
  • Judge Advocate General's Corps (mill rind with a curved oak leaf on both sides)

U.S. Navy Midshipman rank insignia can be found in the Midshipman article. For the fishes called midshipman, see Midshipman fish In the navies of English-speaking countries, a midshipman is a low-ranking commissioned officer, usually the lowest rank. ...


U.S. Navy Warrant officer rank insignia can be found in the Warrant officer article. A warrant officer (WO) or a chief warrant officer (CWO) is a member of a military organization, with a rank subordinate to other commissioned officers and senior to noncommissioned officers. ...


References

  • U.S. Navy Office of Information
    • Specialty Insignia
    • Officer Insignia

Links

  • History of Navy uniforms

 
 

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