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

O-1Navy EnsignEnsignENSJunior Officer
O-2Navy Lieutenant Junior GradeLieutenant Junior GradeLTJGJunior Officer
O-3Navy LieutenantLieutenantLTJunior Officer
O-4Navy Lieutenant CommanderLieutenant CommanderLCDRJunior Officer
O-5Navy CommanderCommanderCDRSenior Officer
O-6Navy CaptainCaptainCAPTSenior Officer
O-7Navy Rear Admiral Lower HalfRear Admiral Lower HalfRDMLFlag Officer
O-8Navy Rear AdmiralRear AdmiralRADMFlag Officer
O-9Navy Vice AdmiralVice AdmiralVADMFlag Officer
O-10Navy AdmiralAdmiralADMFlag Officer
O-11Navy Fleet AdmiralFleet AdmiralFADMFlag Officer

United States Navy Officer Ranks In Order

Officers in the United States Navy are highly trained seamen responsible for leading groups of seamen in the field and serving as the utmost example of Navy service and ideals.

Seamen usually receive an entry-level officer's commission in the Navy as a Ensign after successfully completing Officer Candidate School. The highest rank in the Navy is Fleet Admiral. An Navy officer receives promotions and pay raises based on experience, leadership skills, and number of years served.

This table lists the active officer ranks in the United States Navy in increasing order of senority. Choose any rank for detailed information including duties and leadership responsibilities, Navy officer pay details, officer rank insignia, and more.

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