The Navy rank of HM3 stands for Hospital Corpsman, Third Class. A Corpsman is a medical specialist enlisted in the United States Navy. More »

A highway sign with the letters "HC" on it designates a route for vehicles transporting hazardous cargo. A similar sign with the "HC" circled in red and crossed with a diagonal red bar means that hazardous cargo is not a... More »

The colors and stripes on U.S. Navy rank insignia signify rank and pay grade. In general, more stripes indicate a higher rank. A full guide to the existing rank insignia exists at the website for the U.S. Department of D... More »

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... More »

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The official Department of the Navy website provides separate rank structure charts for enlisted personnel and commissioned and warrant officers, and the charts include the pay grade, rate, abbreviation and insignia for ... More »

Pay rates for Navy enlisted ranks vary by rank and years of service. There are two levels of enlisted ranks: E-1 to E-5 and E-6 to E-9. The Defense Finance and Accounting Service has a complete list of military pay chart... More »

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Navy pay scales are directly proportional to the rank and amount of time a person has served in the Navy. Pay scales for the Navy personnel are further modified by their full-time or part-time status. More »

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