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List of Military Ranks United States Navy Enlisted Ranks (Ordered By Seniority)

E-1Navy Seaman RecruitSeaman RecruitSRJunior Enlisted
E-2Navy Seaman ApprenticeSeaman ApprenticeSAJunior Enlisted
E-3Navy SeamanSeamanSNJunior Enlisted
E-4Navy Petty Officer Third ClassPetty Officer Third ClassPO3Noncommissioned Officer
E-5Navy Petty Officer Second ClassPetty Officer Second ClassPO2Noncommissioned Officer
E-6Navy Petty Officer First ClassPetty Officer First ClassPO1Noncommissioned Officer
E-7Navy Chief Petty OfficerChief Petty OfficerCPOSenior Noncommissioned Officer
E-8Navy Senior Chief Petty OfficerSenior Chief Petty OfficerSCPOSenior Noncommissioned Officer
E-9Navy Master Chief Petty OfficerMaster Chief Petty OfficerMCPOSenior Noncommissioned Officer
E-9Navy Command Master Chief Petty OfficerCommand Master Chief Petty OfficerCMDCMSenior Enlisted Advisor
E-9Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Of The NavyMaster Chief Petty Officer Of The NavyMCPONSenior Enlisted Advisor

United States Navy Enlisted Ranks In Order

Enlisted seamen, including regular seamen and their non-commissioned officers, form the lifeblood of the United States Navy. The U.S. Navy has a total of eleven enlisted ranks.

Most seamen enter the Navy as a Seaman Recruit following successful completion of Basic Training, and receive promotions and pay raises based on experience and leadership qualities. The highest enlisted rank a soldier can achieve in the Navy is Command Master Chief Petty Officer.

This table lists the Navy enlisted ranks in order of seniority, from lowest to highest. Choose any rank for detailed information on rank insignia, Navy responsibilities, pay, and more.

Military Discounts & Benefits for Seamen:

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