According to the U.S. Department of Defense, enlisted sailors in the U.S. Navy are referred to by the term "rate," rather than "rank," based on their pay grades E-1 to E-9. Enlisted sailor rates range from Seaman Recruit to the highest-level Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy.
The starting salary for a person who enlists in the Navy at an E1 ranking is $1,532 per month, according to the January 2014 pay scale on the Navy website. Most enlisted sailors qualify for a promotion from E1 to E2 ranking after nine months, earning $1,717 per month.
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 and Higher Half, Vice Admiral a
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 rank, Fleet Admiral, is only u
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 enlisted ranks in the Air Force include Airman ranks (E-1 to E-4), Air Force Non-Commissioned Officer ranks (E-5 and E-6) and Air Force Senior Non-Commissioned Office ranks (E-7 to E-9), according to Military.com. Officers can also qualify for the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force position,
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 officers, who in all cases ar
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 noted that Fleet Admiral (O-11) is
The ranks in the United States Navy are, for officers: Ensign, Lieutenant Junior Grade, Lieutenant, Lieutenant Commander and Commander. Higher grades are Captain, Rear Admiral lower half, Rear Admiral upper half, Vice Admiral and Admiral.
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.