US Navy Officer Ranks – How a seaman to Admiral complete the world’s largest and dominant navy?

We are going to know the US navy officer ranks here so; we start with a brief discussion about the US Navy. US navy (United State Navy – USN) is the world’s largest navy that has the largest aircraft careers fleets in the world. US navy has ten active and two reserve navy fleets that are always ready to defend all the national rights and keep up the national respect in any part of the world with more than three lac navy personnel (active) who are able to destroy enemies by more than 3700 aircraft and 272 combat vessels even on their own soil.

USN was established as Continental Navy during the revolutionary war of America in 1775. US navy started with converted vessels (merchant vessels to combat vessels) that made a huge foundation of world’s largest navy force. USN performed as it known for in each armed conflicts of United States as in Civil War from 1861 to 1865, World war first 1914 to 1918 and World war second 1955 to 1975 and in Gulf war in 1991. In the latest actions, US navy committed extremely successful operations in Afghanistan war in 2001 and Iraq war in 2003.

US Navy Officer Ranks 2016

US navy personnel are about 4.38 lac (active 328,186 + 110,882 reserved), and all are divided into twenty-six ranks. It is amazing to know about the various us navy officer ranks of officers and authorities in the US Navy, let’s find out these ranks from lowest to highest.

Entry level – US navy officer ranks (Seaman)

E-1

Called Seaman Recruit – SR

E-2

Seaman Apprentice – SA

E-3

Seaman – SN

Petty US navy officer ranks 2016

E-4

Petty Officer Third Class – PO3

E-5

Petty Officer Second Class – PO2

E-6

Petty Officer First Class – PO1

E-7

Chief Petty Officer – CPO

E-8

Senior Chief Petty Officer – SCPO

E-9

Master Chief Petty Officer – MCPO

E-9

Fleet/Commander Master Chief Petty Officer

E-9 (special)

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy – MCPON

Chief Warrant US navy officer ranks

W-2

Chief Warrant Officer 2 – CWO2

W-3

Chief Warrant Officer 3 – CWO3

W-4

Chief Warrant Officer 4 – CWO4

W-5

Chief Warrant Officer 5 – CWO5

Graded US Navy Officer ranks 2016

O-1

Ensign Officer – ENS

O-2

Lieutenant Junior Grade – LTJG

O-3

Lieutenant – LT

O-4

Lieutenant Commander – LCDR

O-5

Commander – CDR

O-6

Captain – CAPT

O-7

Rear Admiral (Lwr Hlf) – RDML

O-8

Rear Admiral (Uppr Hlf) – RADM

O-9

Vice Admiral – VADM

O-10

Admiral Chief of Naval Ops/commandant Of the CG

O-11 (Special in the US navy officer ranks)

Fleet Admiral – FADM

Fleet Admiral is a special rank in the US navy officer ranks 2016 that is reserved for wartime. It means then naval force has a unique strategy and program to face the enemies at any time and respond anywhere instantly.

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