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Nov. 1, 2019

The History of Navy Rank: The Officer Corps

To outsiders, especially members of the non-maritime services, the U.S. Navy's unique rank structure can be confusing. The history of Navy ranks is equally complicated, and includes an assortment of ranks that no longer exist and some that have disappeared, reappeared, and disappeared again! In this part of a three-part series, we look at the

Nov. 1, 2019

The History of Navy Rank (or Rate): Enlisted Personnel

From left, Seaman, Lieutenant, and Petty Officer....

Nov. 1, 2019

The History of Navy Rank: Warrant Officers

Showing from left: Private, Drummer (Marine Corps), Warrant Officer, Musician, Chief Petty Officer (Master-at- Arms), Private (Marine Corps), Corporal (Marine Corps). Lithograph by Werner, copyright in 1899 by The Werner Company.To outsiders, especially members of the non-maritime services, the U.S. Navy's unique rank structure can be confusing.

Oct. 28, 2019

USS Constitution Marks 10 Years as America's Ship of State

George Ropes, Jr. 1813 Oil on Panel, USS Constitution vs. HMS Guerriere, USS Constitution Museum Collection...

Oct. 25, 2019

How Fragile Is The Line That Lashes Us To Our Past - Remembering Taffy 3

Editor's Note:On Friday, October 25, 2019, Commander Mark Lawrence, Commanding Officer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG-60), provided remarks at the Taffy III memorial event. The event commemorates the sacrifice of the Sailors who served aboard the ships of Taffy III during the Battle off Samar. It's a daunting task to discuss the history through which these