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United States Coast Guard Ranks (Ordered By Seniority)
E-1Coast Guard Seaman RecruitSeaman RecruitSRSeaman[more]
E-2Coast Guard Seaman ApprenticeSeaman ApprenticeSASeaman[more]
E-3Coast Guard SeamanSeamanSNSeaman[more]
E-4Coast Guard Petty Officer Third ClassPetty Officer Third ClassPO3Petty Officer[more]
E-5Coast Guard Petty Officer Second ClassPetty Officer Second ClassPO2Petty Officer[more]
E-6Coast Guard Petty Officer First ClassPetty Officer First ClassPO1Petty Officer[more]
E-7Coast Guard Chief Petty OfficerChief Petty OfficerCPOChief Petty Officer[more]
E-8Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty OfficerSenior Chief Petty OfficerSCPOChief Petty Officer[more]
E-9Coast Guard Master Chief Petty OfficerMaster Chief Petty OfficerMCPOChief Petty Officer[more]
E-9Coast Guard Command Master Chief Petty OfficerCommand Master Chief Petty OfficerCMCChief Petty Officer[more]
E-9Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer Of The Coast GuardMaster Chief Petty Officer Of The Coast GuardMCPOCChief Petty Officer (Special)[more]
W-2Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer 2Chief Warrant Officer 2CWO-2Chief Warrant Officer[more]
W-3Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer 3Chief Warrant Officer 3CWO-3Chief Warrant Officer[more]
W-4Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer 4Chief Warrant Officer 4CWO-4Chief Warrant Officer[more]
O-1Coast Guard EnsignEnsignENSJunior Officer[more]
O-2Coast Guard Lieutenant Junior GradeLieutenant Junior GradeLTJGJunior Officer[more]
O-3Coast Guard LieutenantLieutenantLTJunior Officer[more]
O-4Coast Guard Lieutenant CommanderLieutenant CommanderLCDRJunior Officer[more]
O-5Coast Guard CommanderCommanderCDRSenior Officer[more]
O-6Coast Guard CaptainCaptainCAPTSenior Officer[more]
O-7Coast Guard Rear Admiral Lower HalfRear Admiral Lower HalfDRMLFlag Officer[more]
O-8Coast Guard Rear AdmiralRear AdmiralRADMFlag Officer[more]
O-9Coast Guard Vice AdmiralVice AdmiralVADMFlag Officer[more]
O-10Coast Guard AdmiralAdmiralADMFlag Officer[more]

United States Coast Guard Ranks In Order

This table of the United States Coast Guard ranks from lowest to highest shows the Coast Guard's rank structure from lowest to highest including rank insignia, abbreviation, and rank classification.

The United States Coast Guard has twenty four grades of enlisted sailors and officers, with most sailors enlisting at the entry-level rank of Seaman Recruit (SR, paygrade E-1). The highest rank achievable in the Coast Guard is Admiral.

Click any rank for detailed rank information including duties and responsibilities, promotion information, salary, and more.