Navy ranks begin with Chief Warrant Officers and end with Fleet Admiral, a wartime-only rank. In between are junior officers -- Ensigns, Lieutenants Junior Grade, Lieutenants, Lieutenant Commanders -- and senior officers -- Commanders and Captains. Rear Admiral, Lower a...
The U.S. Navy basic pay structure is based on a combination of rank or rating, and years of service. Enlisted personnel are assigned ratings rather than ranks, and there are separate pay structures for warrant officers and commissioned officers.
The lowest commissioned officer rank in the U.S. Navy is Ensign, followed by Lieutenant Junior Grade, Lieutenant, Lieutenant Commander, Commander and Captain. The next ranks are Rear Admiral (lower half), Rear Admiral (upper half), Vice Admiral and Admiral. The highest ...
Including special ranks, there are 26 different ranks in the US Navy, ranging from Seaman Recruit to the Fleet Admiral, which is reserved only for wartime. 11 of these ranks are officer ranks, and out of those, five are admiral ranks.
The order of commissioned officers from lowest seniority to highest is Ensign, Lieutenant Junior Grade, Lieutenant, Lieutenant Commander, Commander, Captain, Rear Admiral (lower half), Rear Admiral (upper half), Vice Admiral, Admiral and Fleet Admiral. It should be note...
In ascending order, the ranks for Navy officers are Ensign, Lieutenant Junior Grade, Lieutenant, Lieutenant Commander, Commander, Captain, Rear Admiral (lower half), Rear Admiral (upper half), Vice Admiral, Admiral and Fleet Admiral. There are also five ranks of warrant...
The highest rank normally achieved in the U.S. Navy is admiral. Admiral is a four-star flag officer ranking and is typically only used in times of war. Admiral is considered the equivalent of a general in other branches of the armed forces.