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NOAA Corps Insignia
 

NOAA Corps officers' uniforms are very similar to the uniforms worn by commissioned officers of the U.S. Navy. The major difference in the uniform is the NOAA Corps device and insignia. The information that follows comes from the NOAA Corps Directives, Chapter 12, Part 6. The Regulations are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

 
Grade Insignia NOAA Corps Device
NOAA Corps device
Grade Insignia Combination Cap device
Combination Cap device
 
Grade Insignia
 

Like the uniform, the ranks within the NOAA Corps are the same as the U.S. Navy, from ensign to rear admiral (upper half).

Sleeve devices: (from left to right) Vice Admiral, Rear Admiral, Rear Admiral (lower half), Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, Lieutenant, Lieutenant (junior grade), and Ensign.

Sleeve devices

Shoulder Insignia: (Hard Shoulder Boards): (from left to right) Vice Admiral, Rear Admiral, Rear Admiral (lower half), Captain, Commander, Lieutenant Commander, Lieutenant, Lieutenant (junior grade), and Ensign.

Shoulder Insignia

Metal Shoulder Grade Insignia: (from left to right)
Top row: Vice Admiral, Rear Admiral, Rear Admiral (lower half), Captain,
Bottom row:Commander, Lieutenant Commander, Lieutenant, Lieutenant (junior grade), and Ensign

Metal Shoulder Grade Insignia
 
Rating and Qualification Insignia
 

Pictured below are the NOAA Corps rating and qualification insignia worn by qualified NOAA Corps officers. NOAA officers may also wear other services insignia if they were qualified or awarded by that service.

 
Rating and Qualification Insignia, Command at Sea
Command at Sea
Rating and Qualification Insignia, Small Craft Command
Small Craft Command
Rating and Qualification Insignia, Chief of Party
Chief of Party
Rating and Qualification Insignia, NOAA Aviator
NOAA Aviator
Rating and Qualification Insignia, NOAA Diver
NOAA Diver
Rating and Qualification Insignia, Deck Officer
Deck Officer
 

For officer rank insignia for other uniformed services, visit the Department of Defense United States Military Officer Rank Insignia web site.

 

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