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United States Navy Ranks (Ordered By Seniority)
E-1Navy Seaman RecruitSeaman RecruitSRSeaman[more]
E-2Navy Seaman ApprenticeSeaman ApprenticeSASeaman[more]
E-3Navy SeamanSeamanSNSeaman[more]
E-4Navy Petty Officer Third ClassPetty Officer Third ClassPO3Petty Officer[more]
E-5Navy Petty Officer Second ClassPetty Officer Second ClassPO2Petty Officer[more]
E-6Navy Petty Officer First ClassPetty Officer First ClassPO1Petty Officer[more]
E-7Navy Chief Petty OfficerChief Petty OfficerCPOChief Petty Officer[more]
E-8Navy Senior Chief Petty OfficerSenior Chief Petty OfficerSCPOChief Petty Officer[more]
E-9Navy Master Chief Petty OfficerMaster Chief Petty OfficerMCPOChief Petty Officer[more]
E-9Navy Command Master Chief Petty OfficerCommand Master Chief Petty OfficerCMDCMChief Petty Officer[more]
E-9Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Of The NavyMaster Chief Petty Officer Of The NavyMCPONChief Petty Officer (Special)[more]
W-2Navy Chief Warrant Officer 2Chief Warrant Officer 2CW2Warrant Officer[more]
W-3Navy Chief Warrant Officer 3Chief Warrant Officer 3CW3Warrant Officer[more]
W-4Navy Chief Warrant Officer 4Chief Warrant Officer 4CW4Warrant Officer[more]
W-5Navy Chief Warrant Officer 5Chief Warrant Officer 5CW5Warrant Officer[more]
O-1Navy EnsignEnsignENSJunior Officer[more]
O-2Navy Lieutenant Junior GradeLieutenant Junior GradeLTJGJunior Officer[more]
O-3Navy LieutenantLieutenantLTJunior Officer[more]
O-4Navy Lieutenant CommanderLieutenant CommanderLCDRJunior Officer[more]
O-5Navy CommanderCommanderCDRSenior Officer[more]
O-6Navy CaptainCaptainCAPTSenior Officer[more]
O-7Navy Rear Admiral Lower HalfRear Admiral Lower HalfRDMLFlag Officer[more]
O-8Navy Rear AdmiralRear AdmiralRADMFlag Officer[more]
O-9Navy Vice AdmiralVice AdmiralVADMFlag Officer[more]
O-10Navy AdmiralAdmiralADMFlag Officer[more]
O-10Navy Fleet AdmiralFleet AdmiralFADMFlag Officer[more]

United States Navy Ranks In Order

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

The United States Navy has twenty six 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 Navy is Fleet Admiral.

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