What Are Some U.S. Naval Rank Insignias?


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Commissioned officers of the United States Navy have 11 active ranks of insignia, and commissioned warrant officers have four active ranks. The U.S. Navy reserves the insignia of Fleet Admiral for wartime, and it last awarded this rank to four officers during World War II. The insignia of Warrant Officer is no longer in use, as of 2015, according to the U.S. Navy.

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What Are Some U.S. Naval Rank Insignias?
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The order of rank for U.S. Navy commissioned officers by insignia are Ensign, Lieutenant Junior Grade, Lieutenant, Lieutenant Commander, Commander, Captain, Rear Admiral (Lower Half), Rear Admiral (Upper Half), Vice Admiral and Admiral. The special rank of Fleet Admiral and Admiral of the Navy are not permanent ranks.

Commissioned warrant officers of the U.S. Navy are ordered by rank of Chief Warrant Officer two, Chief Warrant Officer three, Chief Warrant Officer four and Chief Warrant Officer five. The uniform for each rank of the U.S. Navy has rank devices for the collar, shoulder and sleeves, notes the U.S. Navy.

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