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Seaman Recruit

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Seaman Recruit is the lowest enlisted rank in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard, just below Seaman Apprentice; this rank was formerly known as Seaman Third Class. Barring cases of demotion, seaman recruits are almost exclusively found in basic training, as advancement to Seaman Apprentice is automatic after completion of basic training. Two separate pay grades exist within this rank (and the corresponding ranks in the other branches of the American military structure) - one for those with service of less than four months, with a higher pay scale for those in service for more than four months, even if they have not yet advanced to Seaman Apprentice.

Seaman recruits do not bear any uniform rank insignia (although at one time they did, in the form of one diagonal stripe - green in color for an Airman Recruit, red for a Fireman Recruit, and formerly, blue for a Constructionman Recruit; otherwise white), which would normally be worn on the left sleeve (holders of the same rank in the United States Coast Guard continue to wear one diagonal stripe).

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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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