- United States Coast Guard enlisted rate insignia
These charts represents the
United States Coast Guardenlisted rate insignia. Rates are used to describe an enlisted sailors pay-grade. Rates aren't to be confused with "ratings" [http://www.uscg.mil/top/graphics/enlisted.asp] , which describe the Coast Guards enlisted occupations. (The rating symbol of crossed anchors depicted in the graphics below are for a boatswain's mate).
E-1 to E-3
Junior enlisted personnel are broken up into five definable groups with colored insignia stripes designating with which group they belong. A speciality mark may be worn above the rank insignia, which denotes training in a particular field: either as an apprentice (one that is in search of a rating to join), or as a designated striker (one that has found a rating but is not yet a petty officer). The serviceperson is addressed by their group designation, if known (ie Fireman Jones, Airman Apprentice Smith); by the generic appellation 'seaman;' or by their striker designation (SNBM Watson, FNMK Johnson).
Command Master Chief
Upon obtaining Master Chief Petty Officer, the servicemember may choose to further their career by becoming a Command Master Chief (CMC). These personnel are considered to be the senior-most enlisted servicemember within their command, and are the special assistant to the Commanding Officer in all matter pertaining to the health, welfare, job satisfaction, morale, utilization, advancement and training the command's enlisted personnel. Area Command Master Chief Petty Officers and the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard-Reserve Forces wear the same rating badge as the Command Master Chief, except that two stars and shield are gold.
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard(MCPOCG) is the senior enlisted person in the Coast Guard. The MCPOCG serves as the senior enlisted leader of the Coast Guard, and as an advisor to the Commandant of the Coast Guardin matters dealing with enlisted personnel and their families. The MCPOCG is also an advisor to the many boards dealing with enlisted personnel issues; may be called upon to testify on enlisted personnel issues before Congress; and, maintains a liaison with enlisted spouse organizations.
List of United States Coast Guard ratings
* [http://www.uscg.mil/top/graphics/enlisted.asp Coast Guard graphics page]
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