The United States Navy is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
U.S. Navy Ranks – Enlisted and Officer, from Lowest to Highest
An enlisted member enters the Navy as a Seaman Recruit. After completing basic training, the enlisted recuits advances to Seaman. The next notable advancement is to a Noncommissioned Officer.
The highest rank attainable in the Navy is the five-star Fleet Admiral. In 1944, Congress created the rank Fleet Admiral to be granted to four people. There has been no authorization to use the rank since the World War II era.
The table below lists all the standard ranks in the U.S. Navy and their respective pay grades, insignias, abbreviations, and classifications.
|E-1||No Insignia||Seaman Recruit||SR||Junior Enlisted|
|E-2||Seaman Apprentice||SA||Junior Enlisted|
|E-4||Petty Officer Third Class||PO3||Noncommissioned Officer|
|E-5||Petty Officer Second Class||PO2||Noncommissioned Officer|
|E-6||Petty Officer First Class||PO1||Noncommissioned Officer|
|E-7||Chief Petty Officer||CPO||Senior Noncommissioned Officer|
|E-8||Senior Chief Petty Officer||SCPO||Senior Noncommissioned Officer|
|E-9||Master Chief Petty Officer||MCPO||Senior Noncommissioned Officer|
|E-9||Command Master Chief Petty Officer||CMDCM||Senior Enlisted Advisor|
|E-9||Master Chief Petty Officer Of The Navy||MCPON||Senior Enlisted Advisor|
|W-2||Chief Warrant Officer 2||CW2||Warrant Officer|
|W-3||Chief Warrant Officer 3||CW3||Warrant Officer|
|W-4||Chief Warrant Officer 4||CW4||Warrant Officer|
|W-5||Chief Warrant Officer 5||CW5||Warrant Officer|
|O-2||Lieutenant Junior Grade||LTJG||Junior Officer|
|O-4||Lieutenant Commander||LCDR||Junior Officer|
|O-7||Rear Admiral Lower Half||RDML||Flag Officer|
|O-8||Rear Admiral||RADM||Flag Officer|
|O-9||Vice Admiral||VADM||Flag Officer|
|O-11||Fleet Admiral||FADM||Flag Officer|