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Seaman

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Seaman can be a generic term for sailor.


Seaman as a rank refers to the one of the lowest ranks in a navy.  In commonwealth context it refers to the lowest rank in the navy, followed by Able Seaman and Leading Seaman, and followed by the Petty Officer ranks.  The Canadian Navy has the rank of Master Seaman between Leading Seaman and the Petty Officer ranks.


E-3 insignia (fireman)
Fireman
variation

E-3 insignia (airman)
Airman
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E-3 insignia


Seaman
insignia

Seaman is the third lowest enlisted rank in the U.S. Navy and other navies. For the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard the rank is just above Seaman Apprentice and below Petty Officer Third Class; this rank was formerly known as Seaman First Class. If applicable, the occupational titles of Airman or Fireman (and, formerly, Constructionman) are used in place of Seaman, but the rank remains the same. Advancement to Seaman is attained automatically after a certain number of months in service, barring any disciplinary action.

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U.S. military enlisted ranks

  E-1 E-2 E-3 E-4 E-5 E-6 E-7 E-8 E-9
Air Force: AB Amn A1C SRA SSgt TSgt MSgt SMSgt CMSgt -

CCM - CMSAF

Army: PV1 PV2 PFC SPC -

CPL

SGT SSG SFC MSG -

1SG

SGM -

CSM - SMA

Marine Corps: Pvt PFC LCpl Cpl Sgt SSgt GySgt MSgt -

1st Sgt

MGySgt -

SgtMaj - SMOMC

Navy: SR SA SN PO3 PO2 PO1 CPO SCPO MCPO -

CMCPO - MCPON

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