Ranks

Below are the official naval and marine ranks, compared side-by-side. Command staff are of course free to use other styles and even other ranks depending on their sim’s plot and era. But these are the defaults for the fleet and for most sims.

Officers

Navy Flag and Officer

Marine Flag and Officer

Fleet AdmiralRanksRanksField Marshall (unused)
AdmiralRanksRanksGeneral
Vice AdmiralRanksRanksLieutenant General
Rear AdmiralRanksRanksMajor General
CommodoreRanksRanksBrigadier General
CaptainRanksRanksColonel
CommanderRanksRanksLieutenant Colonel
Lieutenant CommanderRanksRanksMajor
LieutenantRanksRanksCaptain
Lieutenant J.G.RanksRanks1st Lieutenant
EnsignRanksRanks2nd Lieutenant

Warrant Officers

Navy Warrant

Marine Warrant

Master Chief Warrant OfficerRanksRanksMaster Chief Warrant Officer
Senior Chief Warrant OfficerRanksRanksSenior Chief Warrant Officer
Chief Warrant OfficerRanksRanksChief Warrant Officer
Warrant OfficerRanksRanksWarrant Officer

Enlisted

Navy Enlisted

Marine Enlisted

Master Chief Petty OfficerRanksRanksSergeant Major
Senior Chief Petty OfficerRanksRanksMaster Sergeant
Chief Petty OfficerRanksRanksGunnery Sergeant
Petty Officer 1st ClassRanksRanksStaff Sergeant
Petty Officer 2nd ClassRanksRanksSergeant
Petty Officer 3rd ClassRanksRanksCorporal
CrewmanRanksRanksLance Corporal
Crewman ApprenticeRanksRanksPrivate 1st Class
Crewman RecruitRanksRanksPrivate

Cadets

Navy Cadet

Marine Cadet

Senior CadetRanksRanksSenior Cadet
Junior CadetRanksRanksJunior Cadet
Sophomore CadetRanksRanksSophomore Cadet
Freshman CadetRanksRanksFreshman Cadet