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Royal Navy and Royal Marines Ranks and Rates. Rank systems, why? -Ranking systems have been known through military history to be useful in military operations,

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1 Royal Navy and Royal Marines Ranks and Rates

2 Rank systems, why? -Ranking systems have been known through military history to be useful in military operations, in particular with regards to logistics, command and coordination. -As time continued and military operations became larger and more complex, ranks increased and ranking systems themselves became more complex.

3 −Royal Marine Lance Corporal is an appointment as 2IC of a Section Royal Navy/Royal Marines Rates −Ordinary Seaman – No badge of rate but in Rig 2/3/4 will have Royal Navy epaulettes. −Able Seaman – No badge of Rate but in Rig 2/3/4 will have Royal Navy epaulettes

4 Leading HandCorporal Royal Navy Royal Marines

5 Petty Officer Sergeant Royal Navy Royal Marines

6 Chief Petty Officer Colour Sergeant Royal Navy Royal Marines

7 Warrant Officer 2 nd Class Royal Navy Royal Marines

8 Warrant Officer 1 st Class Royal Navy Royal Marines

9 Midshipman2nd Lieutenant Royal Navy Royal Marines

10 Sub Lieutenant Lieutenant Royal Navy Royal Marines

11 Lieutenant Captain Royal Navy Royal Marines

12 Lieutenant CommanderMajor Royal Navy Royal Marines

13 CommanderLieutenant Colonel Royal Navy Royal Marines

14 CaptainColonel Royal Navy Royal Marines

15 Commodore Brigadier Royal Navy Royal Marines

16 Rear AdmiralMajor General Royal Navy Royal Marines

17 Vice AdmiralLieutenant General Royal Navy Royal Marines

18 Admiral General Note: The highest Rank in the RM is Lt Gen (NATO appointment), however, the equivalent rank to Admiral is General (Army). Royal Navy Royal Marines

19 Admiral of the Fleet Royal Navy

20 Ordinary Seaman Able Seaman

21 Marine

22 Officers of Cdr / Lt Col and above have ‘laurel’ on the peak. Officers of Rear Admiral and above have 2 rows Royal Navy Royal Marines Officers’ Cap Badge

23 Chief Petty Officer Warrant Officer Cap Badges Royal Marines officers and WOs wear the above badge. Below WO the same badge worn but the Lion & Crown sit on the Globe (not separate as shown) Petty Officer

24 Any Questions?


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