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Friday, March 18, 2011

Enlisted - Rate Insignias


The use of the word "rank" for Navy enlisted personnel is incorrect. The term is "rate." The rating badge — a combination of rate (pay grade) and rating (specialty) is worn on the left upper sleeve of all uniforms in grades E-4 through E-6. E-1 through E-3 have color coded group rate marks based upon their occupational field. Group rate marks for E-2 and E-3 are worn on dress uniforms only. Personnel in paygrade E-1 do not wear group rate marks. Chief Petty Officers (E-7 through E-9) wear collar devices on their white and khaki uniforms, and rate badges on their Service Dress Blues.







Pay GradeRateAbbreviationUpper SleeveCollar and Cap
E-1Seaman RecruitSRnonenone
E-2Seaman ApprenticeSAnone
E-3SeamanSNnone
E-4Petty Officer
Third Class
PO3
E-5Petty Officer
Second Class
PO2
E-6Petty Officer
First Class
PO1
E-7Chief Petty OfficerCPO
E-8Senior Chief
Petty Officer
SCPO
E-9Master Chief
Petty Officer
MCPO
E-9Master Chief
Petty Officer
of the Navy
MCPON

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