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U. S. Navy Captain - C A P T Rank Insignia over Gold Great Seal Eagle and Flag
Digital Art - Digital Painting
Introducing project 'Military Insignia', showcasing top quality military heraldry designs. Here you will find pieces featuring US Navy Captain - CAPT Rank Insignia over Gold Great Seal Eagle and Flag.
Navy officers serve either as a line officer or as a staff corps officer. Regular line officers wear an embroidered gold star above their rank of the Navy service dress uniform while staff corps officers and chief warrant officers wear unique specialty devices.
In the Navy, captain (abbreviated CAPT) is a senior officer rank, with the pay grade of O-6. It ranks above commander and below rear admiral (lower half). It is equivalent to the rank of colonel in the other uniformed services. Promotion to captain is governed by Department of Defense policies derived from the Defense Officer Personnel Management Act of 1980. DOPMA guidelines suggest 50% of commanders should be promoted to captain after serving a minimum of three years at their present rank and after attaining 21�23 years of cumulative commissioned service
Navy captains with sea commands in the surface warfare community generally command ships of cruiser size or larger. The more senior the officer, the larger the ship. In the submarine community, a captain will typically command a ballistic-missile submarine (SSBN), or a squadron of attack submarines (SSN). In naval aviation, captains with sea commands generally command aircraft carriers, air-capable amphibious assault ships, carrier air wings, functional air wings or special mission air wings or air groups. Commanders of aircraft carrier strike groups and expeditionary strike groups are normally rear admirals, while subordinate destroyer squadron commodores, amphibious squadron commodores, carrier air wing commanders and the individual ship commanding officers within the strike group are of captain rank or lower. Adding to the confusion, all Navy ship commanders are called "captain" regardless of rank.
Navy captains who are line officers may also fill important senior staff positions or have shore based command assignments, such as commanding officer of naval stations, naval air stations, naval air facilities, naval support activities, logistics groups, specialized centers or schools, or commanders of test wings or training air wings. Staff corps captains will command facilities and organizations appropriate to their designators, such as naval hospitals commanded by medical corps, dental corps, medical service corps or nurse corps officers; supply centers by supply corps officers; or trial service offices commanded by judge advocate general corps officers.
February 20th, 2015
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