Chief petty officer

Royal Navy<ref name="UK_Navy">{{cite web |title=Shaping your career |url=https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers/navy-life/shaping-your-career |website=royalnavy.mod.uk |publisher=Royal Navy |access-date=24 September 2021}}</ref>
Royal Australian Navy<ref name="Australia">{{cite web |title=Badges of rank |url=https://www.defence.gov.au/images/Badges_of_rank.pdf |website=defence.gov.au |publisher=Department of Defence (Australia) |access-date=31 May 2021}}</ref>
Royal Bahamas Defence Force<ref>{{cite web |title=ENLISTED RATES |url=http://rbdf.gov.bs/the-enlisted/ |website=rbdf.gov.bs |publisher=Royal Bahamas Defence Force |access-date=14 January 2021}}</ref>
Bangladesh Navy<ref name="Bangladesh_Navy">{{cite web |author1=Bangladesh Navy |title=Rank of Navy & Equivalent Rank |url=https://www.navy.mil.bd/Rank-of-Navy-&-Equivalent-Rank |website=navy.mil.bd |access-date=27 May 2021}}</ref>
Barbados Coast Guard
Belize Coast Guard
Ghana Navy
Liberian National Coast Guard<ref name="Liberia">{{cite web |url=http://www.vertic.org/media/National%20Legislation/Liberia/LR_Defense%20Act%20of%202008.pdf |title=Defense Act of 2008 |date=3 September 2008 |page=8 |access-date=20 November 2017}}</ref>
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Jamaican Coast Guard<ref name="Jamaica">{{cite web |title=BADGES OF RANK |url=https://www.jdfweb.com/badges-of-rank/ |website=Official Jamaica Defence Force Website |access-date=16 November 2019 |date=2019|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20200820143541/https://www.jdfweb.com/badges-of-rank/ |archive-date=20 August 2020}}</ref>
Indian Navy<ref name="India_Navy">{{cite web |title=Ranks & Insignia |url=https://www.joinindiannavy.gov.in/en/about-us/ranks-insignia.html |website=Join Indian Navy |access-date=12 April 2021}}</ref>
Namibian Navy
Royal New Zealand Navy<ref name="NewZealand">{{cite web |title=Badges of Rank |url=https://www.nzdf.mil.nz/corporate-documents/badges-of-rank/ |website=nzdf.mil.nz |publisher=New Zealand Defence Force |access-date=11 June 2021 |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20200703193648/https://www.nzdf.mil.nz/corporate-documents/badges-of-rank/ |archive-date=3 July 2020}}</ref>
Papua New Guinea Maritime Element
Sierra Leone Navy
South African Navy<ref name="SouthAfrica_Navy">{{cite web |title=Rank Insignia |url=http://www.navy.mil.za/aboutus/Rank_Insignia.gif |website=navy.mil.za |publisher=Department of Defence (South Africa) |access-date=29 May 2021 |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20190518212959/http://www.navy.mil.za/aboutus/Rank_Insignia.gif |archive-date=18 May 2019}}</ref>
Sri Lanka Navy<ref name="SriLanka_Navy">{{cite web |title=Branches/ Ranks |url=https://www.navy.lk/branches-ranks.html |website=navy.lk |publisher=Sri Lanka Navy |access-date=24 September 2021}}</ref>
Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard<ref name="Trinidad&Tobago_Other">{{cite web |title=Rank Chart (Enlisted) |url=http://69.0.195.188/HQ/Our-Organisation/Rank-Chart-(Non-Commissioned-Officers).aspx |website=69.0.195.188 |publisher=Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force |access-date=27 May 2021}}</ref>
United States Navy
United States Coast Guard

Senior non-commissioned officer in many navies and coast guards.

- Chief petty officer
Royal Navy<ref name="UK_Navy">{{cite web |title=Shaping your career |url=https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/careers/navy-life/shaping-your-career |website=royalnavy.mod.uk |publisher=Royal Navy |access-date=24 September 2021}}</ref>

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A sergeant of the Coldstream Guards addressing through the ranks during the rehearsal for the Trooping the Colour ceremony.

Non-commissioned officer

Military officer who has not pursued a commission.

Military officer who has not pursued a commission.

A sergeant of the Coldstream Guards addressing through the ranks during the rehearsal for the Trooping the Colour ceremony.
Sergeant, Royal Artillery, on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle, firing the one o'clock gun
A First Sergeant with the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) gets his soldiers ready for a uniform inspection

"(a) In relation to the Navy, a rating of warrant officer, chief petty officer, petty officer, or leading rank; and includes—

The Regimental Sergeant Major of the Royal Bermuda Regiment, WO1 Herman Eve, in 1992

Warrant officer

Rank or category of ranks in the armed forces of many countries.

Rank or category of ranks in the armed forces of many countries.

The Regimental Sergeant Major of the Royal Bermuda Regiment, WO1 Herman Eve, in 1992
Relative ranks in the Royal Navy, c. 1810. Warrant officers are underlined in the chart.
Arm badge of a WO1 conductor RLC (British Army)
Master Chief Petty Officer
Master Warrant Officer
Master warrant officer
Insignia of a chief warrant officer
Insignia of a master warrant officer
Insignia of a warrant officer

In 1843, the wardroom warrant officers were given commissioned status, while in 1853 the lower-grade warrant officers were absorbed into the new rate of chief petty officer, both classes thereby ceasing to be warrant officers.

Service dress insignia for a colour sergeant of the Royal Marines.

Colour sergeant

Rank of non-commissioned officer found in several armies and marine corps.

Rank of non-commissioned officer found in several armies and marine corps.

Service dress insignia for a colour sergeant of the Royal Marines.
The insignia of a colour sergeant used by Canadian Foot Guards regiments on all uniforms except for ceremonial dress.
A colour sergeant of the Coldstream Guards (right) speaking to a lance sergeant (left).
Color sergeant insignia used by the United States Army during World War I

It has a NATO ranking code of OR-7 and is equivalent to the rank of staff sergeant in other branches of the Army, flight sergeant or chief technician in the Royal Air Force, and chief petty officer in the Royal Navy.

IDF Rank: סמ"ר samar (staff sergeant)

Staff sergeant

Rank of non-commissioned officer used in the armed forces of many countries.

Rank of non-commissioned officer used in the armed forces of many countries.

IDF Rank: סמ"ר samar (staff sergeant)
Staff sergeant insignia in the Army of Norway.
Rank insignia of Staff Sergeant (中士) in Taiwan.
Rank markings of a Staff Sergeant in the British Army.
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<center>Police Staff Sergeant (P/SSg) Insignia

Chief petty officer is the equivalent in the Royal Navy and colour sergeant in the Royal Marines.

A Royal Air Force flight sergeant

Flight sergeant

Senior non-commissioned rank in the Royal Air Force and several other air forces which have adopted all or part of the RAF rank structure.

Senior non-commissioned rank in the Royal Air Force and several other air forces which have adopted all or part of the RAF rank structure.

A Royal Air Force flight sergeant
Royal Australian Air Force<ref name="Australia">{{cite web |title=Badges of rank |url=https://www.defence.gov.au/images/Badges_of_rank.pdf |website=defence.gov.au |publisher=Department of Defence (Australia) |access-date=31 May 2021 |archive-date=2 May 2021 |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20210502043015/https://www.defence.gov.au/images/Badges_of_rank.pdf |url-status=live }}</ref>
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Kenya Air Force
Nigerian Air Force
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Royal New Zealand Air Force<ref name="NewZealand">{{cite web |title=Badges of Rank |url=https://www.nzdf.mil.nz/corporate-documents/badges-of-rank/ |website=nzdf.mil.nz |publisher=New Zealand Defence Force |access-date=11 June 2021 |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20200703193648/https://www.nzdf.mil.nz/corporate-documents/badges-of-rank/ |archive-date=3 July 2020}}</ref>
South African Air Force<ref name="SouthAfrica_AirForce">{{cite web |title=Rank Insignia |url=http://www.af.mil.za/uniform/rank_ins.html |website=af.mil.za |publisher=Department of Defence (South Africa) |access-date=29 May 2021 |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20190101003057/http://www.af.mil.za/uniform/rank_ins.html |archive-date=1 January 2019}}</ref>
Sri Lanka Air Force<ref>{{cite web |title=Non-Commissioned Ranks |url=http://www.airforce.lk/other_ranks.php |website=airforce.lk |publisher=Sri Lanka Air Force |access-date=24 September 2021 |archive-date=24 September 2021 |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20210924151316/http://www.airforce.lk/other_ranks.php |url-status=live }}</ref>
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Royal Air Force<ref name="UK_AirForce">{{cite web |title=RAF Ranks |url=https://www.raf.mod.uk/our-organisation/raf-ranks/ |website=raf.mod.uk/ |publisher=Royal Air Force |access-date=21 September 2021 |archive-date=6 October 2021 |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20211006100626/https://www.raf.mod.uk/our-organisation/raf-ranks/ |url-status=live }}</ref>
Flight sergeant aircrew
Air Force of Zimbabwe<ref name="Zimbabwe_AirForce">{{cite web |title=RANKS AND BADGES IN THE AFZ |url=http://www.afz.gov.zw/?page_id=1115 |website=afz.gov.zw |publisher=Air Force of Zimbabwe |access-date=29 May 2021 |archive-date=13 December 2020 |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20201213181351/http://www.afz.gov.zw/?page_id=1115 |url-status=live }}</ref>

It is equivalent to a staff sergeant or colour sergeant in the British Army, a colour sergeant in the Royal Marines, and a chief petty officer in the Royal Navy, and has a NATO rank code of OR-7.

A Royal Navy boatswain's mate in 1820.

Petty officer

Non-commissioned officer in many navies and is given the NATO rank denotion OR-5 or OR-6.

Non-commissioned officer in many navies and is given the NATO rank denotion OR-5 or OR-6.

A Royal Navy boatswain's mate in 1820.
Relative Ranks in the Royal Navy, c1810
A petty officer of the Royal Navy on parade in London in 2015. Gold chevrons on the left arm represent good conduct, each one representing 4 years of service. After 15 years of service, with no breaks in good conduct, the individual is presented with their Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (nicknamed in the RN as Long Service & Undetected Crime Medal) it is the medal on the far right of this Petty Officer's row of medals.
Five United States Navy Reserve petty officers in Service Dress Uniform. From left to right: HM1, AT1, HM1, HM1, AT1.

Often they may be superior to a seaman, and subordinate to more senior non-commissioned officers, such as a chief petty officers.

Emblem of the United States Navy

United States Navy

Maritime service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the eight uniformed services of the United States.

Maritime service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the eight uniformed services of the United States.

Emblem of the United States Navy
USS Constellation vs L'Insurgente during the Quasi-War
USS Constitution vs HMS Guerriere during the War of 1812
A carte de visite of a U.S. Navy lieutenant during the Civil War
The Great White Fleet demonstrating U.S. naval power in 1907; it was proof that the U.S. Navy had blue-water capability.
Columbia, personification of the United States, wearing a warship bearing the words "World Power" as her "Easter bonnet" on the cover of Puck, 6 April 1901
Battleship USS Idaho (BB-42) shelling Okinawa on 1 April 1945.
USS George Washington (SSBN-598), a ballistic missile submarine
U.S. Navy officers aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) monitor defense systems during early 2010s maritime security operations exercises
U.S. Navy patrol boat near Kuwait Naval Base in 2009
The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6), launched in 2012.
Organization of the United States Navy within the Department of Defense
Simplified flowchart of the U.S. Navy command structure
Areas of responsibility for each of the United States Navy fleets. Tenth Fleet serves as the numbered fleet for U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and therefore is not shown.
USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) docking at the U.S. Navy base in Yokosuka, Japan
A Marine F/A-18 from VMFA-451 preparing to launch from USS Coral Sea (CV-43)
A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter preparing to land on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD-1)
Navy SEALs at one of the entrances to the Zhawar Kili cave complex
U.S. Navy warrant officer specialty insignias
Map of naval bases in the United States
Underwater Demolition Team members using the casting technique from a speeding boat
Combat Camera Underwater Photo Team – A U.S. Navy diver during underwater photography training off the coast of Guantanamo Bay
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USS Nimitz, a
USS Bataan (LHD-5), a
USS San Antonio (LPD-17), a
USS Port Royal (CG-73), a
USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000), a Zumwalt-class stealth guided missile destroyer
USS Independence (LCS-2), a Littoral combat ship
USS Freedom (LCS-1) underway in special naval camouflage
USS Warrior (MCM-10) in port
USS Typhoon (PC-5) departing Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek in Virginia
USS Kentucky (SSBN-737), an ballistic missile submarine
USS Virginia (SSN-774), a attack submarine
Four Navy F/A-18F Super Hornets
U.S. Navy MH-60R maritime strike helicopter assigned to the HSM-78 Blue Hawks aboard the carrier USS Carl Vinson
Aviation Ordnancemen loading GBU-12 bombs in 2005
U.S. naval jack
First navy jack
Naval Aviator Badge
Submarine Officer badge
Surface Warfare Officer Insignia

Most Navy warrant officers are accessed from the chief petty officer pay grades, E-7 through E-9, analogous to a senior non-commissioned officer in the other services, and must have a minimum 14 years in service.

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Master chief petty officer

U.S. Coast Guard

U.S. Coast Guard

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Service dress blue rating badge for a CMC with more than 12 years of service
Service dress blue rating badge for a FLTCM or FORCM
MCPON rating badge
MCPOCG rating badge

Prior to 1958, chief petty officer was the highest enlisted rate in both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard.

USN insignia with more and less, respectively, than 12 consecutive years of service (12 years of consecutive good conduct is no longer required to wear gold chevrons)

Petty officer first class

Rank found in some navies and maritime organizations.

Rank found in some navies and maritime organizations.

USN insignia with more and less, respectively, than 12 consecutive years of service (12 years of consecutive good conduct is no longer required to wear gold chevrons)
Belize Coast Guard
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Ghana Navy
Liberian National Coast Guard<ref name="Liberia">{{cite web |url=http://www.vertic.org/media/National%20Legislation/Liberia/LR_Defense%20Act%20of%202008.pdf |title=Defense Act of 2008 |date=3 September 2008 |page=8 |access-date=20 November 2017}}</ref>
United States Navy

It is the sixth enlisted rate in the United States Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard, ranking just above petty officer second class and directly below chief petty officer.