Admiral is a senior naval rank of the United States Navy and the United States Coast Guard which is also commonly known as a "Four Star Admiral". It is the equivalent of a General in the United States Army and outranked by a Fleet Admiral. ...more on Wikipedia about "Admiral (United States)"
In the United States Navy, Admiral of the Navy is traditionally considered the equivalent of a six-star Admiral. The rank has only been held by one person in history: George Dewey. In recognition of his victory at Manila Bay in 1898, Congress authorized a single officer to hold the rank of Admiral, and promoted Dewey to this rank in March 1899. By a Congressional Act of 24 March 1903, Dewey's rank was established as Admiral of the Navy, effective retroactive to March 1899. It was specified that this rank was senior to the four-star rank of Admiral and was equal to Admiral of the Fleet in the British Royal Navy. The rank lapsed with the death of Admiral Dewey on 16 January 1917. ...more on Wikipedia about "Admiral of the Navy (US)"
Commodore Admiral was a short lived military rank of the United States Navy that existed for less than 11 months during the year 1982. The rank of Commodore Admiral was established as the Navy's one-star Admiral rank after nearly forty years of all Navy Captains receiving promotion directly to the two star position of Rear Admiral. ...more on Wikipedia about "Commodore Admiral"
A Fleet Admiral in the United States Navy is an Admiral considered the equivalent of the United States Army's General of the Army. The United States rank of Fleet Admiral was created in 1944 and was held during and after the Second World War by the following officers: ...more on Wikipedia about "Fleet Admiral (U.S.)"
Seaman Recruit is the lowest enlisted rank in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard, just below Seaman Apprentice; this rank was formerly known as Seaman Third Class. Two separate pay grades exist within this rank (and the corresponding ranks in the other branches of the American military structure) - one for those with service of less than four months, with a higher pay scale for those in service for more than four months, even if they have not yet advanced to Seaman Apprentice. ...more on Wikipedia about "Seaman Recruit"
These charts represents the U.S. Navy enlisted rate insignia (their rating symbols are generic). All rates E-4 and higher are considered non-commissioned officers (NCOs). Advancement to any rate of Chief Petty Officer (E-7) or above requires an additional step of peer review by existing Chief Petty Officers. This goes beyond the normal examination score and performance evaluation process. ...more on Wikipedia about "U.S. Navy enlisted rate insignia"
This chart represents the U.S. Navy officer rank insignia. ...more on Wikipedia about "U.S. Navy officer rank insignia"
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