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AN indicates the rank of airman or E-3 in the field of aviation. not to be confused with the us airforce's use of the term airman to describe all of their personnell
The U.S. Navy's rank structure is made up of 3 primary groups, with variations on each: Enlisted - The enlisted community form the backbone of the Navy, and are …responsible for performing most of the shipboard or base operations on a daily basis. Enlisted sailors are technical specialists in their fields, and it is the primary function of senior enlisted sailors to help train junior officers, as well as to lead and train junior enlisted sailors. Warrant Officer - Warrant Officers are commissioned officers with a focus on a specific technical area not covered by regular commissioned line officers, who have a broader based focus concerning operations. They are typically senior enlisted sailors who have received commissions. Their rank insignia shows their specialty. Commissioned Officers - Commissioned Officers fall into 3 groups: Unrestricted Line, Restricted Line, and Staff Corps. Unrestricted Line Officers are the ones who command and lead combat units. Restricted Line Officers are those who perform specific functions within those commands, e.g., Engineers. Staff Corps Officers are those in other specialty areas - Chaplain Corps, Medical, Supply, etc. ENLISTED RANKS For the first 3 ranks, the designation is based on the sailor's area of training (strikers); regular operations, engineering, or aviation. At E-4 (Petty Officer 3rd Class, the Navy's Non-Commissioned Officer ranks), the individual rate specialty is designated on their rank insignia. The following information is presented as paygrade, rank, and insignia, from lowest to highest: Strikers Strikers are sailors who haven't chosen a specific career path, but are in one of 3 technical disciplines - Seaman, Fireman (Engineering Rates), and Airman (Aviation Rates). The stripes are White, Red, and Green respectively. E-1 - Seaman/Fireman/Airman Recruit (SR, FR, AR) - 1 stripe E-2 - Seaman/Fireman/Airman Apprentice (SA, FA, AA) - 2 stripes E-3 - Seaman/Fireman/Airman (SN, FN, AN)- 3 stripes Non-Commissioned Officers (Petty Officers) E-4 - Petty Officer 3rd Class - 1 Chevron E-5 - Petty Officer 2nd Class - 2 Chevrons E-6 - Petty Officer 1st Class - 3 Chevrons E-7 - Chief Petty Officer - 3 Chevrons w/cap E-8 - Senior Chief Petty Officer - 3 Chevrons w/cap, 1 silver star E-9 - Master Chief Petty Officer - 3 Chevrons w/cap, 2 silver stars The ranks of Command Master Chief, Force Master Chief or Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy still hold the paygrade of E-9; however, their positions entitle them to distinguishing rank insignia above other E-9's. The standard insignia for a Master Chief is 3 Chevrons w/cap, 2 silver stars, with a small rating badge as part of the overall insignia. For Command Master Chief, the rating insignia is replaced with one large silver star in addition to the standard 2 small silver stars of the rank; Force Master Chief, 1 large gold star and 2 small gold stars; and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, 1 large gold star and 3 small gold stars. The designation is presented as rate and rank, with any warfare designation afterward. For example, my rate/rank/warfare designation was STS1/SS, which stands for Sonar Technician (Submarines) First Class, Submersible Ships (Submarine Warfare Qualified). For Recruits and Strikers, their stripes indicate the area they're training in: White for regular sailors, Red for Engineering rates, Green for Aviation rates. For Petty Officers, Chevrons and 4-year hash marks red (red, worn on blues, and blue, worn on whites, worn on the left sleeve) until the sailor achieves 12 consecutive years of Good Conduct, at which point they are entitled to gold chevrons and gold sleeve stripes (4 years for each stripe). CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER RANKS Chief Warrant Officers are taken from the senior enlisted ranks, and are members who have completed the CWO program. After accepting a commission, they serve in their particular technical specialty, unlike commissioned line officers. W-2 - Chief Warrant Officer 2 - Black Epaulet with technical specialty insignia, 2 vertical gold bars over blue field. W-3 - Chief Warrant Officer 3 - Black Epaulet with technical specialty insignia, 3 vertical gold bars over blue field. W-4 - Chief Warrant Officer 4 - Black Epaulet with technical specialty insignia, 2 horizontal gold bars over blue field. W-5 - Chief Warrant Officer 5 - Black Epaulet with technical specialty insignia, 4 horizontal gold bars over blue field. COMMISSIONED OFFICER RANKS O-1 - Ensign - Black Epaulet w/ 1 gold star and 1" gold stripe O-2 - Lieutenant (Junior Grade (Lt.(JG)) - Black Epaulet w/ 1 gold star, one 1" gold stripe, and one 1/2" gold stripe. O-3 - Lieutenant - Black Epaulet w/ 1 gold star, two 1" gold stripes. O-4 - Lieutenant Commander - Black Epaulet w/ 1 gold star, two 1" gold stripes, and one 1/2" gold stripe. O-5 - Commander - Black Epaulet w/ 1 gold star, three 1" gold stripes. O-6 - Captain - Black Epaulet w/ 1 gold star, 4 1" gold stripes. O-7 - Rear Admiral (Lower Half) - Gold Epaulet w/ 1 silver star. O-8 - Rear Admiral - Gold Epaulet w/ 2 silver stars. O-9 - Vice Admiral - Gold Epaulet w/ 3 silver stars. O-10 - Admiral - Gold Epaulet w/ 4 silver stars. O-11 - Fleet Admiral - Gold Epaulet w/ 5 silver stars (currently inactive) Line Officers have fouled anchor insignia (Admirals) or stars/gold rank bars on their epaulets, while Staff Corps Officers will have their specialty insignia on their epaulet instead, e.g., a gold caduceus on a Medical Officer's epaulet along with rank bars. The 4-Star rank of Admiral is actually an appointed rank that comes with the position of appointment. Admirals considered for 4-Star positions are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. For example, the Chief of Naval Operations and Vice Chief of Naval Operations are both 4-Star ranks, but after they leave, they revert to their previous rank. For retirement pay purposes though, they receive the rate of their highest rank. The reason that 4-Star Admirals revert to their previous ranks is that by law, there is a specific cap limit on how many Admirals there can be, and that number is 216. Of those, only 16.3% can be of 2-Star rank, and of that percentage, only 25% can hold 4-Star rank positions. This equates to 9 Admirals. The 4-Star position includes the Coast Guard, Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and NOAA Commissioned Corps for cap limit purposes. By law, several positions are reserved for 4-Star Admirals: Chief of Naval Operations Vice Chief of Naval Operations Director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion (Naval Reactors) Commandant of the Coast Guard Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (if appointed) Some positions, however, don't count toward the limit - e.g., Director of Central Intelligence, Joint Command (Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, etc.). Of course in time of war or emergency the President can waive the cap rules. The 5-Star rank of Fleet Admiral is a ceremonial one, and hasn't been held for about 44 years. The rank is held until the person dies - the last one to hold the position was Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, who died in February 1966. Please see the related links to the U.S. Navy website for further information.
For Officers the ranks are: Admiral of the Fleet / Admiral / Vice Admiral / Rear Admiral and Commodore 1st Class / Commodore / Captain / Commander / Lieutenant
Oklahoma Cherokee Tribe member Rear Admiral Joseph James "Jocko" Clark, a Naval Aviator and commander of Aircraft Carriers in WWII, was the first Native American to graduate f…rom the Naval Academy, and first to be promoted to the rank of Admiral. Clark graduated from Annapolis in 1917. He was promoted to Rear Admiral in 1944, and commanded the USS Yorktown and USS Hornet, among others. He was commander of Task Force 58, which directed the Marianas Campaign, and later Task Force 77 during the Korean War. He was later promoted to Vice Admiral and given command of the 7th Fleet. He retired in 1953 with the rank of Admiral. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
The rank of Commodore isn't an actual Navy rank in modern times, and hasn't been since the days of sailing vessels. It's an honorary title, usually given to a senior Navy Capt…ain in charge of a Squadron of Ships or Submarines. Given that Squadron unit commands are commanded by either Captains or Commanders, the title is given to the Squadron Commander as a way of distinguishing him/her as the Senior officer in command. This applies whether or not there are Captains in the Squadron who are actually senior in rank (though that rarely occurs).
There is no such thing as a C1 rank in the Navy, Marines, Army or Air Force. The only rank listings are E-1 to E-9, W-1 to W-5, and O-1 to O-10. Then there's the General of th…e Army, General of the Air Force, and the Fleet Admiral, but they are reserved for wartime only. To find what you may be looking for go to: http://www.d8cr.org/militaryranks.htm
I'm sure without looking most people quote the wiki answer, PO 3
Admiral of the fleet
No, there is no such rank in the US Navy. There is a Vice Admiral ranking. And the assistant to the commanding officer of a vessel is called the Executive Officer..
bsn is an appointed position it isn't a rank.
An IT2 is a Navy Information Systems Technician, 2nd Class (Petty Officer 2nd Class).
There is no such thing as ITN in the Navy. There is IT which is Information Systems Technician. The 3 is their Rank, which would be 3rd class.
Ranks in Navy:- The ranks of the Indian Navy is divided into two major parts. They are Commissioned OfficersJunior Commissioned Officers. These are the ranks of the Commission…ed Officers in Indian Navy in descending order based on their power.Admiral of the FleetAdmiralVice AdmiralRear AdmiralCommodoreCaptainCommanderLieutenant CommanderLieutenantSub Lieutenant These are the Ranks of the Commissioned Officers of the Indian Navy.THE RANK OF MIDSHIPMAN IS ALSO PRESENT IN THE NAVY. CADETS BEFORE THEY BECOME COMMISSIONED OFFICERS BECOME MIDSIPMEN. THE MIDSHIPMAN IS A SUBORDINATE OFFICER. YOU CAN CONSIDER HIM TO BE A JUNIOR OFFICER. ONLY PERMANENT COMMISION OFFICERS GET TO THE RANK OF MIDSHIPMAN, OTHERS DIRECTLY BECOME SUBLIEUTENANT. The follow are the Ranks of the Junior Commissioned OfficersMaster Chief Petty Officer (1st Class)Master Chief Petty Officer (2nd Class)Chief Petty OfficerPetty OfficerLeading SeamanSeaman ISeaman II
Enlisted ranks go fro E-1 to E-9 Warrant ranks from W-1 to W-4 Officer ranks from O-1to O-9 Enlisted are recruit, apprentice, seaman, petty officer 3rd class, 2nd class and 1s…t class, Chief Petty officer, Senior chief Petty Officer and Master chief Petty Officer. Officers start at Ensign, Lieutenant Junior grade, Lieutenant, Lieutenant Commander, Commander, Captain and the Admiralty ranks.