United States Navy » Officer Rank Structure
United States Navy Officer Ranks (Ordered By Seniority)
|O-2||Lieutenant Junior Grade||LTJG||Junior Officer||[more]|
|O-4||Lieutenant Commander||LCDR||Junior Officer||[more]|
|O-7||Rear Admiral Lower Half||RDML||Flag Officer||[more]|
|O-8||Rear Admiral||RADM||Flag Officer||[more]|
|O-9||Vice Admiral||VADM||Flag Officer||[more]|
|O-11||Fleet Admiral||FADM||Flag Officer||[more]|
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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