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4101 - Officer Rank Insignia
4102 - Sleeve Designs for Line and Staff Corps
4103 - Shoulder Insignia
4104 - Collar Grade Insignia
4311 - Headgear Insignia
4321 - CPO Headgear
4331 - E1-E6 Headgear
Part 1: CPO Rate Insignia
Part 2: E-1 to E-6 Rate Insignia
Part 3: Service Stripes
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Uniform Components
Awards Order of Precedence
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Navy Awards Precedence Chart
4101 - Officer Rank Insignia 



CHAPTER FOUR

RANK/RATE INSIGNIA

 

 

 

SECTION 1:

OFFICER RANK INSIGNIA

 

 

 

Article

1.

SLEEVE INSIGNIA

4101

2.

SLEEVE DEVICES FOR LINE AND STAFF CORPS

4102

3.

SHOULDER INSIGNIA

4103

4.

COLLAR GRADE INSIGNIA

4104

 

4101.  SLEEVE INSIGNIA

 

1.  Description.  They are gold stripes in widths of either 2 inch, ½ inch, or 1/4 inch indicating the individual's rank.

 

2.  Position.  Stripes encircle the sleeve with the lower edge of the first stripe 2 inches from the edge of the sleeve.  Multiple stripes have 1/4 inch intervals in between.

 

 

         3.  Entitlements

 

FADM

ADM

VADM

RADM

RADM(LH)

CAPT

  

 

   CDR  

 

   LCDR

  LT

  LTJG

    ENS

a.  Officer.  Officers wear sleeve insignia as indicated below:

 

                        (1) FLEET ADMIRAL.  Wear one 2 inch stripe with four ½ inch stripes above it.

 

                        (2) ADMIRAL.  Wear one 2 inch stripe with three ½ inch stripes above it.

 

                        (3) VICE ADMIRAL.  Wear one 2 inch stripe with two ½ inch stripes above it.

 

                        (4) REAR ADMIRAL.  Wear one 2 inch stripe with one ½ inch stripe above it.

 

                        (5) REAR ADMIRAL (Lower Half).  Wear one 2 inch stripe.

 

                        (6) CAPTAIN.  Wear four ½ inch stripes.

 

                        (7) COMMANDER.  Wear three ½ inch stripes.

 

                        (8) LIEUTENANT COMMANDER.  Wear two ½ inch stripes with one 1/4
                             inch stripe in between.

 

                        (9) LIEUTENANT.  Wear two ½ inch stripes.

 

                       (10) LIEUTENANT (JUNIOR GRADE).  Wear one ½ inch stripe with one 1/4 inch 
                              stripe above it.

 

                        (11) ENSIGN.  Wear one ½ inch stripe.

b.  Warrant Officers

    (1) Warrant Officers wear sleeve insignia appropriate to their grade as indicated below:

             

  

 

         W-5

     W-4

 

   W-3

 W-2

 W-1

                              (a) CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER, W-5. Wear one 1/2 inch stripe with 1/8 inch bluestrip broken by one hash mark, centered on the outer face of thesleeve.

 

                              (b) CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER, W-4.  Wear one ½ inch stripe with one break, centered on the outer face of the sleeve.

 

                              (c) CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER, W-3.  Wear one ½ inch stripe with breaks 2 inches apart, two breaks centered symmetrically on outer face of sleeve.

 

                               (d) CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER, W-2.  Wear one ½ inch stripe with breaks 2 inches apart, three breaks centered symmetrically on outer face of sleeve.

 

                               (e) WARRANT OFFICER, W-1.  Wear one 1/4 inch stripe with breaks 2 inches apart, three breaks cen­tered symmetrically on outer face of sleeve.

 

                          (2) Sleeve stripes are single, ½ inch gold stripes with ½ inch break(s) of bright blue.  

 

 

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