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NJROTC Orders To The Sentry

1.  Take charge of this post and all government property in view.

2.  Walk my post in a military manner, keeping always on the alert, and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing.

3.  Report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce.

4.  Repeat all calls from posts more distant from the guardhouse or the quarter-deck than my own.

5.  Quit my post only when properly relieved.

6.  Receive, obey, and pass on to the sentry who relieves me, all orders from the commanding officer, command duty officer, officer of the day, officer of the deck, and officers and petty officers of the watch only.

7.  Talk to no one except of the line of duty.

8.  Give the alarm in case of fire or disorder.

9.  Call the corporal of the guard or officer of the deck in any case not covered by instructions.

10. Salute all officers and all colors and standards not cased.

11. Be especially watchful at night, and during the time for challenging, challenge all persons on or near my post, and to allow no one to pass without proper authority. 

NJROTC Rank/Rate Structure Enlisted/Officer

Insignia (Rank Emblem) Rate Rate Abbreviations
(No Insignia)Cadet Seaman Recruit SR
Cadet Seaman Apprentice SA
Cadet SeamanSN
Cadet Petty Officer 3rd Class PO3
Cadet Petty Officer 2nd Class PO2
Cadet Petty Officer 1st Class PO1
Cadet Chief Petty Officer CPO
Cadet Senior Chief Petty Officer SCPO
Cadet Master Chief Petty Officer MCPO

 

Insignia (Rank Emblem) Rate Rate Abbreviations
Cadet Ensign ENS
Cadet Lieutenant (Junior Grade) LTJG
Cadet Lieutenant LT
Cadet Lieutenant Commander LCDR
Cadet Commander CDR

Navy Enlisted Rank Structure

Paygrade Title Insignia
worn on left arm
E-1 Seaman
Recruit
None
E-2 Seaman
Apprentice
seaman fireman airman conman
E-3 Seaman
E-4 Petty Officer
Third Class
Standard Good Conduct
E-5 Petty Officer
Second Class
E-6 Petty Officer
First Class
E-7 Chief
Petty Officer
E-8 Senior Chief
Petty Officer
E-9 Master Chief
Petty Officer
Command
Master Chief
Petty Officer
Fleet/Force
Master Chief
Petty Officer
Master Chief
Petty Officer
of the Navy
unique post

Navy Officer Rank Structure

Paygrade Title Insignia
dress uniform collar device
shoulder boards sleeves
O-1 Ensign
O-2 Lieutenant Junior Grade
O-3 Lieutenant
O-4 Lieutenant Commander
O-5 Commander
O-6 Captain
O-7 Rear Admiral (lower half)
O-8 Rear Admiral (upper half)
O-9 Vice Admiral
O-10 Admiral
Special Fleet Admiral
wartime rank only

Department of the Defense Military Enlisted Ranks

The U.S. Coast Guard is a part of the Department of Homeland Security in peacetime and the Navy in times of war. Coast Guard rank insignia are the same as the Navy except for color and the seaman recruit rank, which has one stripe.


Army title

Navy title

Marine Corps title


 Air Force title
Coast Guard title
E1 Private Seaman Recruit (SR) Private Airman Basic
E2
Private E-2
(PV2)



Army Private E2

Seaman Apprentice
(SA)


Navy/Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice E2

Private First Class
(PFC)


Marine Private 1st Class E2

Airman

((Amn)

Air Force Airman E2
 
E3
Private First Class

(PFC)

Army Private 1st Class E3

Seaman (SN)



Navy/Coast Guard Seaman E3

Lance Corporal
(LCpl)


Marine Lance Corporal E3

Airman First Class
(A1C)

Air Force Airman 1st Class E3
E4
Corporal
(CPL)

Army Corporal E4

Specialist
(SPC)


Petty Officer
Third Class(PO3) **


Navy/Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class E4

Corporal
(Cpl)

Marine Corporal E4

Senior Airman
(SrA)


Air Force Senior Airman E4
  Leadership responsibility significantly increases in the mid-level enlisted ranks. This responsibility is given formal recognition by use of the terms noncommissioned officer and petty officer. An Army sergeant, an Air Force staff sergeant, and a Marine corporal are considered NCO ranks. The Navy NCO equivalent, petty officer, is achieved at the rank of petty officer third class.
Army title Navy title
Marine Corps title Air Force title
Coast Guard title
E5
Sergeant
(SGT)

Army Sergeant E5
Petty Officer
Second Class
(PO2) **

Navy/CoastGuard Petty Officer 2nd Class E5
Sergeant
(Sgt)

Marine Sergeant E5 Sergeant

Staff Sergeant
(SSgt)


Air Force Staff Sergeant E5
 
E6
Staff Sergeant
(SSG)

Army Staff Sergeant E6

Petty Officer
First Class
(PO1) **

Navy/CoastGuard Petty Officer 1st Class E6
Staff Sergeant
(SSgt)

Marine Sergeant E6 Staff Sergeant
Technical Sergeant
(TSgt)



Air Force E6 Technical Sergeant
E7
Sergeant First Class
(SFC)

Army Sergeant 1st Class E7

Chief Petty Officer
(CPO) **

Navy/CoastGuard Chief Petty Officer E7

Gunnery Sergeant
(GySgt)

Marine Sergeant E7 Gunnery Sergeant

Master Sergeant
(MSgt)


Air Force E7 Master Sergeant

First Sergeant




 

At the E-8 level, the Army, Marines and Air Force have two positions at the same pay grade. Whether one is, for example, a senior master sergeant or a first sergeant in the Air Force depends on the person's job. The same is true for the positions at the E-9 level. Marine Corps master gunnery sergeants and sergeants major receive the same pay but have different responsibilities. All told, E-8s and E-9s have 15 to 30 years on the job, and are commanders' senior advisers for enlisted matters.

A third E-9 element is the senior enlisted person of each service. The sergeant major of the Army, the sergeant major of the Marine Corps, the master chief petty officer of the Navy and the chief master sergeant of the Air Force are the spokespersons of the enlisted force at the highest levels of their services.

Army title Navy title Marine Corps title Air Force title
Coast Guard title
E8 Master
Sergeant
(MSG)

Army Master Sergeant E8
First
Sergeant
(1SG)

Army First Sergeant E8
Senior Chief Petty Officer
(SCPO) **


Navy/CoastGuard Senior Chief Petty Officer E8
Master Sergeant
(MSgt)


Marine Sergeant E8 Master Sergeant

First Sergeant





Senior
Master Sergeant
(SMSgt)

Air Force Senior Master Sergeant E8
First Sergeant





E9
Sergeant Major
(SGM)




Army Sergeant Major E9


Command
Sergeant Major
(CSM)



Army Command Sergeant Major E9

Master Chief
Petty Officer

(MCPO)
**
***


Navy/CoastGuard Master Chief Petty Officer E9

Fleet/Command
Master
Chief Petty
Officer
**
***


Navy/CoastGuard Fleet/Command Master Chief Petty Officer E9

Sergeant Major
(SgtMaj)




Marine Sergeant E9 Sergeant Major

Master Gunnery
Sergeant (MGySgt)




Marine Sergeant E9 Master Gunnery Sergeant

Chief Master
Sergeant
(CMSgt)





First Sergeant




Command

Chief Master
Sergeant
(CCM)




Air Force Chief Master Sergeant E9

E9
Sergeant Major
of the
Army

(SMA)


Army Sergeant Major of the Army E9


Master Chief
Petty Officer
of the
Navy
(MCPON)

and
Coast Guard
(MCPOCG)

Navy Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy E9
**
***


Sergeant Major
of the
Marine Corps

(SgtMajMC)


Marine Sergeant E9 Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps

 


Chief Master
Sergeant of the Air Force

(CMSAF)


Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force E9

Department of the Defense Military Officer Ranks 

U.S. Army U.S. Navy U.S. Marine Corps U.S. Air Force
U.S. Coast Guard

Naval officers wear distinctively different rank devices depending upon the uniform they're wearing. The three basic uniforms and rank devices used are: khakis, collar insignia pins; whites, stripes on shoulder boards; and blues, stripes sewn on the lower coat sleeves.

W1
Warrant Officer 1
WO1

U.S. Army Warrant Officer 1
USN Warrant
Officer 1 — WO1

USN Warrant Officer 1 


Warrant Officer 1
WO

U.S. Marine Corps Warrant Officer 1
NO WARRANT
W2 Chief Warrant Officer 2
CW2


U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2
USN Chief Warrant
Officer 2 — CWO2
U.S. Navy/Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer 2

USCG
USCG Chief Warrant Officer CWO2

Chief Warrant Officer 2
CWO2

U.S. Marine Corps Warrant Officer 2

NO WARRANT

W3 Chief Warrant Officer 3
CW3


U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3
USN Chief Warrant
Officer 3 — CWO3
Navy/Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer 3

USCG
USCG Chief Warrant Officer CWO3
Chief Warrant Officer 3
CWO3

Marine Corps Warrant Officer 3

NO WARRANT
W4 Chief Warrant Officer 4
CW4

Army Chief Warrant Officer 4
USN Chief Warrant
Officer 4 — CWO4
U.S. Navy/Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer 4

USCG
USCG Chief Warrant Officer 4
Chief Warrant Officer 4
CWO4

U.S. Marine Corps Warrant Officer 4
NO WARRANT
W5 Chief Warrant Officer
CW5

U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 5

USN Chief Warrant
Officer
CWO5


USN Warrant Officer 5
Chief Warrant Officer 5
CWO5

U.S. Marine Corps Warrant Officer 5
NO WARRANT
  U.S. Army U.S. Navy
U.S. Marine Corps U.S. Air Force
U.S. Coast Guard
O1
Second Lieutenant
2LT

U.S. Army Officer Second LT

Ensign
ENS

Second Lieutenant
2nd Lt.

U.S. Marine Corps Officer Second Lt
Second Lieutenant
2nd Lt.

U.S. Air Force Officer Second Lt
O2 First Lieutenant
1LT

U.S. Army Officer First LT

Lieutenant Junior Grade
LTJG

U.S. Navy/CoastGuard Officer Lieutenant Junior Grade

First Lieutenant
1st Lt.

U.S. Marine Corps Officer First Lt

First Lieutenant
1st Lt.

U.S. Air Force Officer First Lt

O3 Captain
CPT

U.S. Army Officer Captain
Lieutenant
LT

U.S. Navy/CoastGuard Officer Lieutenant
Captain
Capt.


U.S. Marine Corps Officer Captain


Captain
Capt.

U.S. Air Force Officer Captain


O4
Major
MAJ

Army Officer Major

Lieutenant Commander
LCDR

Navy/CoastGuard Officer Lieutenant Commander


Major
Maj.

Marine Corps Officer Major

Major
Maj.

Air Force Officer Major
O5
Lieutenant Colonel
LTC

Army Officer LT Colonel

Commander
CDR


Navy/CoastGuard Officer Commander
Lieutenant Colonel
Lt. Col.

Marine Corps Officer Lt Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Lt. Col.

Air Force Officer Lt. Colonel
O6 Colonel
COL

Army Officer Colonel
Captain
CAPT

Navy/CoastGuard Officer Captain
Colonel
Col.

Marine Corps Officer Colonel
Colonel
Col.

Air Force Officer Colonel
O7 Brigadier General
BG

Army Officer Brigadier General
Rear Admiral
Lower Half

RDML

Navy/CoastGuard Officer Rear Admiral Lower Half
Brigadier General
Brig. Gen.

Marine Corps Officer Brigadier General

Brigadier General
Brig. Gen.

Air Force Officer Brigadier General

O8
Major General
MG

Army Officer Major General
Rear Admiral
Upper Half

RADM
Navy/CoastGuard Officer Rear Admiral Upper Half
Major General
Maj. Gen.


Marine Corps Officer Major General
Major General
Maj. Gen.

Air Force Officer Major General
O9 Lieutenant
General
LTG


Army Officer LT General
Vice Admiral
VADM

Navy/CoastGuard Officer Vice Admiral

Lieutenant
General
Lt. Gen.

Marine Corps Officer Lt General
Lieutenant
General
Lt. Gen.

Air Force Officer Lt General
O10


General
GEN
Army Chief of Staff

Army Officer General


Admiral
ADM
Chief of Naval Operations


and

Commandant of the
Coast Guard


Navy/CoastGuard Officer Admiral

General
Gen.
Commandant of the
Marine Corps


Marine Corps Officer General

General
Gen.
Air Force Chief of Staff




General of the Army
(Reserved for wartime only)

Army Officer General of the Army


Fleet Admiral
(Reserved for wartime only)

Navy/CoastGuard Officer Fleet Admiral

 


General of the Air Force

(Reserved for wartime only)

Air Force Officer General of the Air Force
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