Rank (Japanese Navy)

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categories

by career

  • officers (士官 Shikan)
    • commissioned officer (将校 Shoko)
    • specific duty officer (将校相当官 Shoko Sotokan)
  • enlisted
    • specialized officer (特務士官 Tokumu Shikan)
    • warrant officer (准士官 Jun-Shikan)
    • petty officer (下士官 Ka-Shikan)
    • private (兵 Hei)
  • navy reserve (予備員 Yobi-in)
    • reserve officer (予備将校 Yobi Shoko)
    • reserve warrant officer (予備准士官 Yobi Jun-Shikan)
    • reserve petty officer (予備下士官 Yobi Ka-Shikan)
    • reserve private (予備兵 Yobi Hei)

by grade

  • High grade official (高等官 Kotokan)
    • Direct appointment by the Emperor (Admiral)
    • Appointment by an Imperial order, first grade (Vice Admiral, and corresponds)
    • Appointment by an Imperial order, second grade (Rear Admiral, and corresponds)
    • Appointment approved by the Emperor, first grade (Captain, and corresponds)
    • Appointment approved by the Emperor, second grade (Commander, and corresponds)
    • Appointment approved by the Emperor, third grade (Lieutenant Commander, and corresponds)
    • Appointment approved by the Emperor, fourth grade (Lieutenant, and corresponds)
    • Appointment approved by the Emperor, fifth grade (Lieutenant Junior Grade, and corresponds)
    • Appointment approved by the Emperor, sixth grade (Sublieutenant, and corresponds)
  • Entrusted-appointment official (判任官 Hanningan)
    • Appointment entrusted by the Emperor, first grade (Warrant officers, and corresponds)
    • Appointment entrusted by the Emperor, second grade (Petty officers first class, and corresponds)
    • Appointment entrusted by the Emperor, third grade (Petty officers second class, and corresponds)
    • Appointment entrusted by the Emperor, fourth grade (Petty officers third class, and corresponds)
  • Private

history

12 Dec 1915

officer

 Commissioned officerEngineer officerspecial duty officer
Surgeon divisionApothecary divisionPaymaster divisionShipbuilder divisionEngine builder divisionOrdnance divisionHydrography division
Direct appointAdmiral        
Order appoint 1st gradeVice AdmiralVice Admiral, EngineerSurgeon GeneralPaymaster GeneralShipbuilder GeneralEngine builder GeneralOrdnance General
Order appoint 2nd gradeRear AdmiralRear Admiral, Engineer
Approved appoint 1st gradeCaptainCaptain, EngineerSurgeon Senior MasterApothecary Senior MasterPaymaster Senior MasterShipbuilder Senior MasterEngine builder Senior MasterOrdnance Senior MasterHydrography Senior Master
Approved appoint 2nd gradeCommanderCommander, EngineerSurgeon Medium MasterApothecary Medium MasterPaymaster Medium MasterShipbuilder Medium MasterEngine builder Medium MasterOrdnance Medium MasterHydrography Medium Master
Approved appoint 3rd gradeLieutenant CommanderLt Commander, EngineerSurgeon Junior MasterApothecary Junior MasterPaymaster Junior MasterShipbuilder Junior MasterEngine builder Junior MasterOrdnance Junior MasterHydrography Junior Master
Approved appoint 4th gradeLieutenantLieutenant, EngineerSurgeon Senior OfficerApothecary Senior OfficerPaymaster Senior OfficerShipbuilder Senior OfficerEngine builder Senior OfficerOrdnance Senior OfficerHydrography Senior Officer
Approved appoint 5th gradeLieutenant Junior GradeLieutenant JG, EngineerSurgeon Medium OfficerApothecary Medium OfficerPaymaster Medium OfficerShipbuilder Medium OfficerEngine builder Medium OfficerOrdnance Medium OfficerHydrography Medium Officer
Approved appoint 6th gradeSublieutenantSublieutenant, EngineerSurgeon Junior OfficerApothecary Junior OfficerPaymaster Junior OfficerShipbuilder Junior OfficerEngine builder Junior OfficerOrdnance Junior OfficerHydrography Junior Officer
 MidshipmanMidshipman, EngineerSurgeon Officer MidshipmanApothecary Officer MidshipmanPaymaster Officer MidshipmanShipbuilder Officer MidshipmanEngine builder Officer MidshipmanOrdnance Officer MidshipmanHydrography Officer Midshipman

enlisted

 Seaman divisionEngineer divisionBand divisionCarpenter divisionNurse divisionPaymaster division
Specialized officerApproved appoint 6th gradeSeaman chief petty officerEngineer chief petty officerBandman chief sergentCarpenter chief sergentNurse chief sergentSecretary chief sergent
Warrant officerEntrusted appoint 1st gradeSeaman petty officer upper classEngineer petty officer upper classBandman staff sergentCarpenter staff sergentNurser staff sergentSecretary staff sergent
Petty officerEntrusted appoint 2nd gradeSeaman petty officer first classEngineer petty officer first classBandman sergent first classCarpenter sergent first classNurse sergent first classSecretary sergent first classCook sergent first class
Entrusted appoint 3rd gradeSeaman petty officer second classEngineer petty officer second classBandman sergent second classCarpenter petty officer second classNurse sergent second classSecretary sergent second classCook sergent second class
Entrusted appoint 4th gradeSeaman petty officer third classEngineer petty officer third classBandman sergent third classCarpenter sergent third classNurse sergent third classSecretary third classCook sergent third class
PrivateSeaman first classEngineer first classFirst class BandmanFirst class CarpenterFirst class Nurse First class Cook
Seaman second classEngineer second classSecond class BandmanSecond class CarpenterSecond class NurseSecond class Cook
Seaman third classEngineer third classThird class BandmanThird class CarpenterThird class NurseThird class Cook
Seaman fourth classEngineer fourth classFourth class BandmanFourth class CarpenterFourth class NurseFourth class Cook
Seaman fifth classEngineer fifth classFifth class BandmanFifth class CarpenterFifth class NurseFifth class Cook

navy reserve

 Reserve officerReserve Engineer officer 
Approved appoint 2nd gradeReserve Commander 
Approved appoint 3rd gradeReserve Lieutenant CommanderReserve Lt Commander, Engineer
Approved appoint 4th gradeReserve LieutenantReserve Lieutenant, Engineer
Approved appoint 5th gradeReserve Lieutenant Junior GradeReserve Lieutenant JG, Engineer
Approved appoint 6th gradeReserve SublieutenantReserve Sublieutenant, EngineerReserve Seaman chief petty officerReserve Engineer chief petty officerReserve Specialized officer
Entrusted appoint 1st grade Reserve Seaman petty officer upper classReserve Engineer petty officer upper classReserve Warrant officer
Entrusted appoint 2nd gradeReserve Seaman petty officer first classReserve Engineer petty officer first classReserve Petty officer
Entrusted appoint 3rd gradeReserve Seaman petty officer second classReserve Engineer petty officer second class
Entrusted appoint 4th gradeReserve Seaman petty officer third classReserve Engineer petty officer third class

1 Apr 1942

officer

 Commissioned officerspecific duty officer
Seaman divisionEngineer divisionSurgeon divisionApothecary divisionPaymaster divisionShipbuilder divisionEngine builder divisionOrdnance divisionHydrography divisionDental divisionJustice division
Direct appointAdmiral         
Order appoint 1st gradeVice AdmiralVice Admiral, SurgeonVice Admiral, PaymasterVice Admiral, ShipbuilderVice Admiral, Engine builderVice Admiral, OrdnanceVice Admiral, Justice
Order appoint 2nd gradeRear AdmiralRear Admiral, SurgeonRear Admiral, ApothecaryRear Admiral, PaymasterRear Admiral, ShipbuilderRear Admiral, Engine builderRear Admiral, OrdnanceRear Admiral, DentistRear Admiral, Justice
Approved appoint 1st gradeCaptainCaptain, EngineerCaptain, SurgeonCaptain, ApothecaryCaptain, PaymasterCaptain, ShipbuilderCaptain, Engine builderCaptain, OrdnanceCaptain, HydrographyCaptain, DentistCaptain, Justice
Approved appoint 2nd gradeCommanderCommander, EngineerCommander, SurgeonCommander, ApothecaryCommander, PaymasterCommander, ShipbuilderCommander, Engine builderCommander, OrdnanceCommander, HydrographyCommander, DentistCommander, Justice
Approved appoint 3rd gradeLieutenant CommanderLt Commander, EngineerLt Commander, SurgeonLt Commander, ApothecaryLt Commander, PaymasterLt Commander, ShipbuilderLt Commander, Engine builderLt Commander, OrdnanceLt Commander, HydrographyLt Commander, DentistLt Commander, Justice
Approved appoint 4th gradeLieutenantLieutenant, EngineerLieutenant, SurgeonLieutenant, ApothecaryLieutenant, PaymasterLieutenant, ShipbuilderLieutenant, Engine builderLieutenant, OrdnanceLieutenant, HydrographyLieutenant, DentistLieutenant, Justice
Approved appoint 5th gradeLieutenant Junior GradeLieutenant JG, EngineerLieutenant JG, SurgeonLieutenant JG, ApothecaryLieutenant JG, PaymasterLieutenant JG, ShipbuilderLieutenant JG, Engine builderLieutenant JG, OrdnanceLieutenant JG, HydrographyLieutenant JG, DentistLieutenant JG, Justice
Approved appoint 6th gradeSublieutenantSublieutenant, EngineerSublieutenant, SurgeonSublieutenant, ApothecarySublieutenant, PaymasterSublieutenant, ShipbuilderSublieutenant, Engine builderSublieutenant, OrdnanceSublieutenant, HydrographySublieutenant, Dentist 
 MidshipmanMidshipman, EngineerMidshipman, SurgeonMidshipman, ApothecaryMidshipman, PaymasterMidshipman, ShipbuilderMidshipman, Engine builderMidshipman, OrdnanceMidshipman, HydrographyMidshipman, Dentist 

enlisted

 Seaman divisionAirman divisionMaintenance divisionEngineer divisionConstruction divisionBand divisionHealth divisionPaymaster division
Specialized officerApproved appoint 4th gradeSpecialized LieutenantSpecialized Lieutenant, AirmanSpecialized Lieutenant, MaintenanceSpecialized Lieutenant, EngineerSpecialized Lieutenant, ConstructorSpecialized Lieutenant, BandSpecialized Lieutenant, HealthSpecialized Lieutenant, Paymaster
Approved appoint 5th gradeSpecialized Lieutenant Junior GradeSpecialized Lieutenant JG, AirmanSpecialized Lieutenant JG, MaintenanceSpecialized Lieutenant JG, EngineerSpecialized Lieutenant JG, ConstructorSpecialized Lieutenant JG, BandSpecialized Lieutenant JG, HealthSpecialized Lieutenant JG, Paymaster
Approved appoint 6th gradeSpecialized SublieutenantSpecialized Sublieutenant, AirmanSpecialized Sublieutenant, MaintenanceSpecialized Sublieutenant, EngineerSpecialized Sublieutenant, ConstructorSpecialized Sublieutenant, BandSpecialized Sublieutenant, HealthSpecialized Sublieutenant, Paymaster
Warrant officerEntrusted appoint 1st gradeSeaman chief petty officerAirman chief petty officerMaintainer chief petty officerEngineer chief petty officerConstructor chief petty officerBandman chief petty officerHealth chief petty officerPaymaster chief petty officer
Petty officerEntrusted appoint 2nd gradeSeaman petty officer first classAirman petty officer first classMaintainer petty officer first classEngineer petty officer first classConstructor petty officer first classBandman petty officer first classHealth petty officer first classPaymaster petty officer first class
Entrusted appoint 3rd gradeSeaman petty officer second classAirman petty officer second classMaintainer petty officer second classEngineer petty officer second classConstructor petty officer second classBandman petty officer second classHealth petty officer second classPaymaster petty officer second class
Entrusted appoint 4th gradeSeaman petty officer third classAirman petty officer third classMaintainer petty officer third classEngineer petty officer third classConstructor petty officer third classBandman petty officer third classHealth petty officer third classPaymaster petty officer third class
Private
Seaman first classAirman first classMaintainer first classEngineer first classConstructor first classBandman first classHealthkeeper first classPaymaster first class
Seaman second classAirman second classMaintainer second classEngineer second classConstructor second classBandman second classHealthkeeper second classPaymaster second class
Seaman third classAirman third classMaintainer third classEngineer third classConstructor third classBandman third classHealthkeeper third classPaymaster third class
Seaman fourth classAirman fourth classMaintainer fourth classEngineer fourth classConstructor fourth classBandman fourth classHealthkeeper fourth classPaymaster fourth class

navy reserve

 Seaman divisionAirman divisionEngineer divisionConstruction division
Reserve officerApproved appoint 1st gradeReserve CaptainReserve Captain, Engineer
Approved appoint 2nd gradeReserve CommanderReserve Commander, Engineer
Approved appoint 3rd gradeReserve Lieutenant CommanderReserve Lt Commander, Engineer
Approved appoint 4th gradeReserve LieutenantReserve Lieutenant, Engineer
Approved appoint 5th gradeReserve Lieutenant Junior GradeReserve Lieutenant JG, Engineer
Approved appoint 6th gradeReserve SublieutenantReserve Sublieutenant, Engineer
Reserve Warrant officerEntrusted appoint 1st gradeReserve Seaman chief petty officerReserve Airman chief petty officerReserve Engineer chief petty officerReserve Constructor chief petty officer
Reserve Petty officerEntrusted appoint 2nd gradeReserve Seaman petty officer first classReserve Airman petty officer first classReserve Engineer petty officer first classReserve Constructor petty officer first class
Entrusted appoint 3rd gradeReserve Seaman petty officer second classReserve Airman petty officer second classReserve Engineer petty officer second classReserve Constructor petty officer second class
Entrusted appoint 4th gradeReserve Seaman petty officer third classReserve Airman petty officer third classReserve Engineer petty officer third classReserve Constructor petty officer third class
Reserve Private
Reserve Seaman first class Reserve Engineer first classReserve Constructor first class
Reserve Seaman second classReserve Engineer second classReserve Constructor second class
Reserve Seaman third classReserve Engineer third classReserve Constructor third class

1 Nov 1942

officers

 Commissioned officerspecific duty officer
Surgeon divisionApothecary divisionPaymaster divisionTechnology divisionDental divisionJustice division
Direct appointAdmiral      
Order appoint 1st gradeVice AdmiralVice Admiral, SurgeonVice Admiral, PaymasterVice Admiral, TechnologyVice Admiral, Justice
Order appoint 2nd gradeRear AdmiralRear Admiral, SurgeonRear Admiral, ApothecaryRear Admiral, PaymasterRear Admiral, TechnologyRear Admiral, DentistRear Admiral, Justice
Approved appoint 1st gradeCaptainCaptain, SurgeonCaptain, ApothecaryCaptain, PaymasterCaptain, TechnologyCaptain, DentistCaptain, Justice
Approved appoint 2nd gradeCommanderCommander, SurgeonCommander, ApothecaryCommander, PaymasterCommander, TechnologyCommander, DentistCommander, Justice
Approved appoint 3rd gradeLieutenant CommanderLt Commander, SurgeonLt Commander, ApothecaryLt Commander, PaymasterLt Commander, TechnologyLt Commander, DentistLt Commander, Justice
Approved appoint 4th gradeLieutenantLieutenant, SurgeonLieutenant, ApothecaryLieutenant, PaymasterLieutenant, TechnologyLieutenant, DentistLieutenant, Justice
Approved appoint 5th gradeLieutenant Junior GradeLieutenant JG, SurgeonLieutenant JG, ApothecaryLieutenant JG, PaymasterLieutenant JG, TechnologyLieutenant JG, DentistLieutenant JG, Justice
Approved appoint 6th gradeSublieutenantSublieutenant, SurgeonSublieutenant, ApothecarySublieutenant, PaymasterSublieutenant, TechnologySublieutenant, Dentist 
 MidshipmanMidshipman, SurgeonMidshipman, ApothecaryMidshipman, PaymasterMidshipman, TechnologyMidshipman, Dentist 

enlister

 Seaman divisionAviator divisionMaintenance divisionEngineer divisionConstruction divisionBand divisionHealth divisionPaymaster divisionTechnology division
Specialized officerApproved appoint 3rd grade Lt Commander, BandLt Commander, Health 
Approved appoint 4th gradeLieutenantLieutenant, BandLieutenant, HealthLieutenant, PaymasterLieutenant, Technology
Approved appoint 5th gradeLieutenant Junior GradeLieutenant JG, BandLieutenant JG, HealthLieutenant JG, PaymasterLieutenant JG, Technology
Approved appoint 6th gradeSublieutenantSublieutenant, BandSublieutenant, HealthSublieutenant, PaymasterSublieutenant, Technology
Warrant officerEntrusted appoint 1st gradeSeaman chief petty officerAviator chief petty officerMaintainer chief petty officerEngineer chief petty officerConstructor chief petty officerBandman chief petty officerHealth chief petty officerPaymaster chief petty officerTechnician chief petty officer
Petty officerEntrusted appoint 2nd gradeSeaman petty officer upper classAviator petty officer upper classMaintainer petty officer upper classEngineer petty officer upper classConstructor petty officer upper classBandman petty officer upper classHealth petty officer upper classPaymaster petty officer upper classTechnician petty officer upper class
Entrusted appoint 3rd gradeSeaman petty officer first classAviator petty officer first classMaintainer petty officer first classEngineer petty officer first classConstructor petty officer first classBandman petty officer first classHealth petty officer first classPaymaster petty officer first classTechnician petty officer first class
Entrusted appoint 4th gradeSeaman petty officer second classAviator petty officer second classMaintainer petty officer second classEngineer petty officer second classConstructor petty officer second classBandman petty officer second classHealth petty officer second classPaymaster petty officer second classTechnician petty officer second class
Private
Chief SeamanChief AviatorChief MaintainerChief EngineerChief ConstructorChief BandmanChief HealthkeeperChief PaymasterChief Technician
Seaman upper classAviator upper classMaintainer upper classEngineer upper classConstructor upper classBandman upper classHealthkeeper upper classPaymaster upper classTechnician upper class
Seaman first classAviator first classMaintainer first classEngineer first classConstructor first classBandman first classHealthkeeper first classPaymaster first classTechnician first class
Seaman second classAviator second classMaintainer second classEngineer second classConstructor second classBandman second classHealthkeeper second classPaymaster second classTechnician second class

navy reserve

 Seaman divisonAviator divisionEngineer divisionConstruction division
Reserve officerApproved appoint 1st grade
Reserve Captain
Approved appoint 2nd grade
Reserve Commander
Approved appoint 3rd grade
Reserve Lieutenant Commander
Approved appoint 4th grade
Reserve Lieutenant
Approved appoint 5th grade
Reserve Lieutenant Junior Grade
Approved appoint 6th grade
Reserve Sublieutenant
Reserve Warrant officerEntrusted appoint 1st gradeReserve Seaman chief petty officerReserve Aviator chief petty officerReserve Engineer chief petty officerReserve Constructor chief petty officer
Reserve Petty officerEntrusted appoint 2nd gradeReserve Seaman petty officer upper classReserve Aviator petty officer upper classReserve Engineer petty officer upper classReserve Constructor petty officer upper class
Entrusted appoint 3rd gradeReserve Seaman petty officer first classReserve Aviator petty officer first classReserve Engineer petty officer first classReserve Constructor petty officer first class
Entrusted appoint 4th gradeReserve Seaman petty officer second classReserve Aviator petty officer second classReserve Engineer petty officer second classReserve Constructor petty officer second class
Reserve Private
Reserve Chief Seaman Reserve Chief EngineerReserve Chief Constructor
Reserve Seaman upper classReserve Engineer upper classReserve Constructor upper class
Reserve Seaman first classReserve Engineer first classReserve Constructor first class

29 Jun 1943

officers

 Commissioned officerspecific duty officer
Surgeon divisionApothecary divisionPaymaster divisionTechnology divisionDental divisionJustice division
Direct appointAdmiral      
Order appoint 1st gradeVice AdmiralVice Admiral, SurgeonVice Admiral, PaymasterVice Admiral, TechnologyVice Admiral, Justice
Order appoint 2nd gradeRear AdmiralRear Admiral, SurgeonRear Admiral, ApothecaryRear Admiral, PaymasterRear Admiral, TechnologyRear Admiral, DentistRear Admiral, Justice
Approved appoint 1st gradeCaptainCaptain, SurgeonCaptain, ApothecaryCaptain, PaymasterCaptain, TechnologyCaptain, DentistCaptain, Justice
Approved appoint 2nd gradeCommanderCommander, SurgeonCommander, ApothecaryCommander, PaymasterCommander, TechnologyCommander, DentistCommander, Justice
Approved appoint 3rd gradeLieutenant CommanderLt Commander, SurgeonLt Commander, ApothecaryLt Commander, PaymasterLt Commander, TechnologyLt Commander, DentistLt Commander, Justice
Approved appoint 4th gradeLieutenantLieutenant, SurgeonLieutenant, ApothecaryLieutenant, PaymasterLieutenant, TechnologyLieutenant, DentistLieutenant, Justice
Approved appoint 5th gradeLieutenant Junior GradeLieutenant JG, SurgeonLieutenant JG, ApothecaryLieutenant JG, PaymasterLieutenant JG, TechnologyLieutenant JG, DentistLieutenant JG, Justice
Approved appoint 6th gradeSublieutenantSublieutenant, SurgeonSublieutenant, ApothecarySublieutenant, PaymasterSublieutenant, TechnologySublieutenant, Dentist 
 MidshipmanMidshipman, SurgeonMidshipman, ApothecaryMidshipman, PaymasterMidshipman, TechnologyMidshipman, Dentist 

enlister

 Seaman divisionAviator divisionMaintenance divisionEngineer divisionConstruction divisionBand divisionHealth divisionPaymaster divisionTechnology division
Specialized officerApproved appoint 3rd grade Lt Commander, BandLt Commander, Health 
Approved appoint 4th gradeLieutenantLieutenant, BandLieutenant, HealthLieutenant, PaymasterLieutenant, Technology
Approved appoint 5th gradeLieutenant Junior GradeLieutenant JG, BandLieutenant JG, HealthLieutenant JG, PaymasterLieutenant JG, Technology
Approved appoint 6th gradeSublieutenantSublieutenant, BandSublieutenant, HealthSublieutenant, PaymasterSublieutenant, Technology
Warrant officerEntrusted appoint 1st gradeSeaman chief petty officerAviator chief petty officerMaintainer chief petty officerEngineer chief petty officerConstructor chief petty officerBandman chief petty officerHealth chief petty officerPaymaster chief petty officerTechnician chief petty officer
Petty officerEntrusted appoint 2nd gradeSeaman petty officer upper classAviator petty officer upper classMaintainer petty officer upper classEngineer petty officer upper classConstructor petty officer upper classBandman petty officer upper classHealth petty officer upper classPaymaster petty officer upper classTechnician petty officer upper class
Entrusted appoint 3rd gradeSeaman petty officer first classAviator petty officer first classMaintainer petty officer first classEngineer petty officer first classConstructor petty officer first classBandman petty officer first classHealth petty officer first classPaymaster petty officer first classTechnician petty officer first class
Entrusted appoint 4th gradeSeaman petty officer second classAviator petty officer second classMaintainer petty officer second classEngineer petty officer second classConstructor petty officer second classBandman petty officer second classHealth petty officer second classPaymaster petty officer second classTechnician petty officer second class
Private
Chief SeamanChief AviatorChief MaintainerChief EngineerChief ConstructorChief BandmanChief HealthkeeperChief PaymasterChief Technician
Seaman upper classAviator upper classMaintainer upper classEngineer upper classConstructor upper classBandman upper classHealthkeeper upper classPaymaster upper classTechnician upper class
Seaman first classAviator first classMaintainer first classEngineer first classConstructor first classBandman first classHealthkeeper first classPaymaster first classTechnician first class
Seaman second classAviator second classMaintainer second classEngineer second classConstructor second classBandman second classHealthkeeper second classPaymaster second classTechnician second class

navy reserve

 Seaman divisionAviator divisionEngineer divisionConstruction division
Reserve officerApproved appoint 1st grade
Captain
Approved appoint 2nd grade
Commander
Approved appoint 3rd grade
Lieutenant Commander
Approved appoint 4th grade
Lieutenant
Approved appoint 5th grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Approved appoint 6th grade
Sublieutenant
Reserve warrant officerEntrusted appoint 1st gradeSeaman chief petty officerAviator chief petty officerEngineer chief petty officerConstructor chief petty officer
Reserve Petty officerEntrusted appoint 2nd gradeSeaman petty officer upper classAviator petty officer upper classEngineer petty officer upper classConstructor petty officer upper class
Entrusted appoint 3rd gradeSeaman petty officer first classAviator petty officer first classEngineer petty officer first classConstructor petty officer first class
Entrusted appoint 4th gradeSeaman petty officer second classAviator petty officer second classEngineer petty officer second classConstructor petty officer second class
Reserve PrivateChief Seaman Chief EngineerChief Constructor
Seaman upper classEngineer upper classConstructor upper class
Seaman first classEngineer first classConstructor first class

1 Nov 1943

officers

 Commissioned officerspecific duty officer
Surgeon divisionApothecary divisionPaymaster divisionTechnology divisionDental divisionJustice divisionBand divisionHealth division
Direct appointAdmiral        
Order appoint 1st gradeVice AdmiralVice Admiral, SurgeonVice Admiral, PaymasterVice Admiral, TechnologyVice Admiral, Justice
Order appoint 2nd gradeRear AdmiralRear Admiral, SurgeonRear Admiral, ApothecaryRear Admiral, PaymasterRear Admiral, TechnologyRear Admiral, DentistRear Admiral, Justice
Approved appoint 1st gradeCaptainCaptain, SurgeonCaptain, ApothecaryCaptain, PaymasterCaptain, TechnologyCaptain, DentistCaptain, Justice
Approved appoint 2nd gradeCommanderCommander, SurgeonCommander, ApothecaryCommander, PaymasterCommander, TechnologyCommander, DentistCommander, Justice
Approved appoint 3rd gradeLieutenant CommanderLt Commander, SurgeonLt Commander, ApothecaryLt Commander, PaymasterLt Commander, TechnologyLt Commander, DentistLt Commander, JusticeLt Commander, BandLt Commander, Health
Approved appoint 4th gradeLieutenantLieutenant, SurgeonLieutenant, ApothecaryLieutenant, PaymasterLieutenant, TechnologyLieutenant, DentistLieutenant, Justice  
Approved appoint 5th gradeLieutenant Junior GradeLieutenant JG, SurgeonLieutenant JG, ApothecaryLieutenant JG, PaymasterLieutenant JG, TechnologyLieutenant JG, DentistLieutenant JG, Justice
Approved appoint 6th gradeSublieutenantSublieutenant, SurgeonSublieutenant, ApothecarySublieutenant, PaymasterSublieutenant, TechnologySublieutenant, DentistSublieutenant, Justice
 MidshipmanMidshipman, SurgeonMidshipman, ApothecaryMidshipman, PaymasterMidshipman, TechnologyMidshipman, Dentist 

enlisted

 Seaman divisionAviator divisionMaintenance divisionEngineer divisionConstruction divisionBand divisionHealth divisionPaymaster divisionTechnology division
Specialized officerApproved appoint 4th gradeLieutenantLieutenant, BandLieutenant, HealthLieutenant, PaymasterLieutenant, Technology
Approved appoint 5th gradeLieutenant Junior GradeLieutenant JG, BandLieutenant JG, HealthLieutenant JG, PaymasterLieutenant JG, Technology
Approved appoint 6th gradeSublieutenantSublieutenant, BandSublieutenant, HealthSublieutenant, PaymasterSublieutenant, Technology
Warrant officerEntrusted appoint 1st gradeSeaman chief petty officerAviator chief petty officerMaintainer chief petty officerEngineer chief petty officerConstructor chief petty officerBandman chief petty officerHealth chief petty officerPaymaster chief petty officerTechnician chief petty officer
Petty officerEntrusted appoint 2nd gradeSeaman petty officer upper classAviator petty officer upper classMaintainer petty officer upper classEngineer petty officer upper classConstructor petty officer upper classBandman petty officer upper classHealth petty officer upper classPaymaster petty officer upper classTechnician petty officer upper class
Entrusted appoint 3rd gradeSeaman petty officer first classAviator petty officer first classMaintainer petty officer first classEngineer petty officer first classConstructor petty officer first classBandman petty officer first classHealth petty officer first classPaymaster petty officer first classTechnician petty officer first class
Entrusted appoint 4th gradeSeaman petty officer second classAviator petty officer second classMaintainer petty officer second classEngineer petty officer second classConstructor petty officer second classBandman petty officer second classHealth petty officer second classPaymaster petty officer second classTechnician petty officer second class
Private
Chief SeamanChief AviatorChief MaintainerChief EngineerChief ConstructorChief BandmanChief HealthkeeperChief PaymasterChief Technician
Seaman upper classAviator upper classMaintainer upper classEngineer upper classConstructor upper classBandman upper classHealthkeeper upper classPaymaster upper classTechnician upper class
Seaman first classAviator first classMaintainer first classEngineer first classConstructor first classBandman first classHealthkeeper first classPaymaster first classTechnician first class
Seaman second classAviator second classMaintainer second classEngineer second classConstructor second classBandman second classHealthkeeper second classPaymaster second classTechnician second class

navy reserve

 Seaman divisionAviator divisionEngineer divisionConstruction division
Reserve officerApproved appoint 1st grade
Captain
Approved appoint 2nd grade
Commander
Approved appoint 3rd grade
Lieutenant Commander
Approved appoint 4th grade
Lieutenant
Approved appoint 5th grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Approved appoint 6th grade
Sublieutenant
Reserve warrant officerEntrusted appoint 1st gradeSeaman chief petty officerAviator chief petty officerEngineer chief petty officerConstructor chief petty officer
Reserve Petty officerEntrusted appoint 2nd gradeSeaman petty officer upper classAviator petty officer upper classEngineer petty officer upper classConstructor petty officer upper class
Entrusted appoint 3rd gradeSeaman petty officer first classAviator petty officer first classEngineer petty officer first classConstructor petty officer first class
Entrusted appoint 4th gradeSeaman petty officer second classAviator petty officer second classEngineer petty officer second classConstructor petty officer second class
Reserve PrivateChief Seaman Chief EngineerChief Constructor
Seaman upper classEngineer upper classConstructor upper class
Seaman first classEngineer first classConstructor first class

15 May 1945 (final)

officers

 commissioned officerspecific duty officer
Surgeon divisionApothecary divisionPaymaster divisionTechnology divisionDental divisionJustice divisionBand divisionHealth division
Direct appointAdmiral        
Order appoint 1st gradeVice AdmiralVice Admiral, SurgeonVice Admiral, PaymasterVice Admiral, TechnologyVice Admiral, Justice
Order appoint 2nd gradeRear AdmiralRear Admiral, SurgeonRear Admiral, ApothecaryRear Admiral, PaymasterRear Admiral, TechnologyRear Admiral, DentistRear Admiral, Justice
Approved appoint 1st gradeCaptainCaptain, SurgeonCaptain, ApothecaryCaptain, PaymasterCaptain, TechnologyCaptain, DentistCaptain, Justice
Approved appoint 2nd gradeCommanderCommander, SurgeonCommander, ApothecaryCommander, PaymasterCommander, TechnologyCommander, DentistCommander, Justice
Approved appoint 3rd gradeLieutenant CommanderLt Commander, SurgeonLt Commander, ApothecaryLt Commander, PaymasterLt Commander, TechnologyLt Commander, DentistLt Commander, JusticeLt Commander, BandLt Commander, Health
Approved appoint 4th gradeLieutenantLieutenant, SurgeonLieutenant, ApothecaryLieutenant, PaymasterLieutenant, TechnologyLieutenant, DentistLieutenant, Justice  
Approved appoint 5th gradeLieutenant Junior GradeLieutenant JG, SurgeonLieutenant JG, ApothecaryLieutenant JG, PaymasterLieutenant JG, TechnologyLieutenant JG, DentistLieutenant JG, Justice
Approved appoint 6th gradeSublieutenantSublieutenant, SurgeonSublieutenant, ApothecarySublieutenant, PaymasterSublieutenant, TechnologySublieutenant, DentistSublieutenant, Justice
 MidshipmanMidshipman, SurgeonMidshipman, ApothecaryMidshipman, PaymasterMidshipman, TechnologyMidshipman, Dentist 

enlisted

 Seaman divisionAviator dvisionMaintenance divisionEngineer divisionConstruction divisionBand divisionHealth divisionPaymaster divisionTechnology divisionJustice division
Speclialized officerApproved appoint 4th gradeLieutenantLieutenant, BandLieutenant, HealthLieutenant, PaymasterLieutenant, TechnologyLieutenant, Justice
Approved appoint 5th gradeLieutenant Junior GradeLieutenant JG, BandLieutenant JG, HealthLieutenant JG, PaymasterLieutenant JG, TechnologyLieutenant JG, Justice
Approved appoint 6th gradeSublieutenantSublieutenant, BandSublieutenant, HealthSublieutenant, PaymasterSublieutenant, TechnologySublieutenant, Justice
Warrant officerEntrusted appoint 1st gradeSeaman chief petty officerAviator chief petty officerMaintainer chief petty officerEngineer chief petty officerConstructor chief petty officerBandman chief petty officerHealth chief petty officerPaymaster chief petty officerTechnician chief petty officerJustice chief petty officer
Petty officerEntrusted appoint 2nd gradeSeaman petty officer upper classAviator petty officer upper classMaintainer petty officer upper classEngineer petty officer upper classConstructor petty officer upper classBandman petty officer upper classHealth petty officer upper classPaymaster petty officer upper classTechnician petty officer upper classJustice petty officer upper class
Entrusted appoint 3rd gradeSeaman petty officer first classAviator petty officer first classMaintainer petty officer first classEngineer petty officer first classConstructor petty officer first classBandman petty officer first classHealth petty officer first classPaymaster petty officer first classTechnician petty officer first classJustice petty officer first class
Entrusted appoint 4th gradeSeaman petty officer second classAviator petty officer second classMaintainer petty officer second classEngineer petty officer second classConstructor petty officer second classBandman petty officer second classHealth petty officer second classPaymaster petty officer second classTechnician petty officer second classJustice petty officer second class
Private
Chief SeamanChief AviatorChief MaintainerChief EngineerChief ConstructorChief BandmanChief HealthkeeperChief PaymasterChief TechnicianChief Justice
Seaman upper classAviator upper classMaintainer upper classEngineer upper classConstructor upper classBandman upper classHealthkeeper upper classPaymaster upper classTechnician upper classJustice upper class
Seaman first classAviator first classMaintainer first classEngineer first classConstructor first classBandman first classHealthkeeper first classPaymaster first classTechnician first class 
Seaman second classAviator second classMaintainer second classEngineer second classConstructor second classBandman second classHealthkeeper second classPaymaster second classTechnician second class

navy reserve

 Seaman divisionAviator divisionEngineer divisionConstruction division
Reserve officerApproved appoint 1st grade
Captain
Approved appoint 2nd grade
Commander
Approved appoint 3rd grade
Lieutenant Commander
Approved appoint 4th grade
Lieutenant
Approved appoint 5th grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Approved appoint 6th grade
Sublieutenant
Reserve warrant officerEntrusted appoint 1st gradeSeaman chief petty officerAviator chief petty officerEngineer chief petty officerConstructor chief petty officer
Reserve Petty officerEntrusted appoint 2nd gradeSeaman petty officer upper classAviator petty officer upper classEngineer petty officer upper classConstructor petty officer upper class
Entrusted appoint 3rd gradeSeaman petty officer first classAviator petty officer first classEngineer petty officer first classConstructor petty officer first class
Entrusted appoint 4th gradeSeaman petty officer second classAviator petty officer second classEngineer petty officer second classConstructor petty officer second class
Reserve PrivateChief Seaman Chief EngineerChief Constructor
Seaman upper classEngineer upper classConstructor upper class
Seaman first classEngineer first classConstructor first class

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