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What is the correct term for the pay grade insignia for enlisted personnel?
Rates
What is the correct term for the pay grade insignia for officers?
Ranks
In the Navy, the use of the term “rank” is only used in reference to which type of Navy personnel?
Officers
Is it correct to refer to an enlisted person's pay grade insignia as a rank?
No, only officers have rank, enlisted have rates.
For enlisted rates, what sleeve are the insignia patches worn?
Left
What is the small horizontal patch worn on the upper right sleeve of E-1 thru E-6 Sailors
Unit Identification Mark (UIM)
What are Service Stripes?
Long diagnal stripes worn by enlisted personnel dress uniforms on the lower portion of the left sleeve to indicate number of years in service.
In general, what does one service stripe represent?
4 years of active duty in any of the armed services.
For E-2 & E-3, what is the insignia patch called that is worn on the left sleeve?
Group Rate Mark
What are the lines on a Group Rate Mark called?
Short diagonal stripes
Can there ever be a Specialty Mark on a Group Rate Mark?
Yes, if they have qualified in that rating. (Might also be called a striker mark)
On what uniforms to Seaman & Apprentices wear the Group Rate Mark?
Dress uniofrms only
Do E1 thru E-3 Sailors wear collar devices?
No
For Petty Officers (E4-E9), what is the insignia patch called that is worn on the left sleeve?
Rating Badge.
On a Petty Officer's rating badge, what is the bird at the top of the badge called?
Perched eagle
What direction does the perched eagle's head point?
Right
What makes up a Rating Badge?
The combination of the Rate and the Rating.
On a Rating Badge, what indicates the Rate?
The chevrons, rockers, and stars
On a Rating Badge, what indicates the specialty or Rating?
The symbol just above the chevrons.
On a Rating Badge, what is the Rating symbol called?
Specialty Mark
On what uniforms do Petty Officers wear Rating Badges?
Blues and Whites uniforms
Do E4-E9 Petty Officers wear collar devices on certain uniforms?
Yes
What makes up a Petty Officer's (E4-E6) collar device?
Chevrons and perched eagle
What makes up a Chief Petty Officer's (E7-E9) collar device?
Gold fouled anchor, silver letters “USN” on stock of anchor, and stars above anchor stock.
On what uniforms do Petty Officers wear Collar Devices?
Whites, Khakis and coveralls
Do Petty Officers ever wear rate insignia on their shoulders?
Yes, only Chief Petty Officers
What are the are insignia worn on the shoulders called?
Shoulder boards
What insignia do Chief Petty Officers wear on their shoulder boards?
Gold fouled anchor, silver letters “USN” on stock of anchor, and stars above anchor stock. (same as collar devices)
Who are Flag officers?
Officers O-7 and above (Admirals)
What are Staff Corps officers
Officers in specialty areas such as medical, religious, supply & legal.
What are Line officers?
Officers who are not Staff Corps or Warrant officers, not in specialty areas.
What are Warrant officers?
Officers who are technical experts in their field, they wear specialty marks with their rank insignia
For Officers, what is the rank insignia (stripes) that encircle the sleeve called?
Sleeve Insignia
What are the 3 sizes of stripes on officer Sleeve Insignia?
2 inch; half (½) inch; and quarter (¼) inch
For officers, what is the specialty mark above the stripes on the sleeve called?
Sleeve Device
What makes up a Sleeve Insignia?
Gold stripes of varying sizes and a Sleeve Device
What is the most common sleeve device on a sleeve insignia?
Gold star
On what uniforms do officers wear sleeve insignia?
Blues uniform
For Officers, what is the rank insignia that are worn on the shoulders called?
Shoulder boards or shoulder insignia
What makes up shoulder boards for flag officers?
Gold background, silver fouled anchor, stars
What makes up shoulder board for non-flag officers?
Black background, half & quarter inch stripes, and specialty mark same as sleeve device.
On what uniforms do officers wear shoulder boards?
Whites uniform
Do officers wear collar devices on certain uniforms?
Yes
What makes up the collar device for officers?
The designated symbol that represents their rank.
On what uniforms do officers wear collar devices?
Khakis uniform, coveralls, jackets, and garrison caps
For Warrant Officers insignia, the colored squares that seem to interrupt the stripes or the collar bar blue background are called what?
Breaks
What is the purpose of an armed forces identification card?
Identify the person holding the card;
identifying their status as active duty, reserve, or retired members;
and as an authorization card for Uniformed Services' benefits.
What basic information is contained in an armed forces identification card?
Name;
Service status;
Grade;
Service number;
Date of birth
What basic information is contained in an armed forces identification card?
Name;
Service status;
Grade;
Service number;
Date of birth