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UNITED STATES MILITARY OFFICER RANK INSIGNIA
| Insignia || Army, Air Force, Marines || Navy, Coast Guard |
| Six silver stars || General of the Armies || Admiral of the Navy |
| Five silver stars || General of the Army || Fleet Admiral |
| Four silver stars || General || Admiral |
| Three silver stars || Lieutenant General || Vice Admiral |
| Two silver stars || Major General || Rear Admiral (Upper Half) |
| One silver star || Brigadier General || Rear Admiral (Lower Half) |
| Silver eagle || Colonel || Captain |
| Silver oak leaf || Lieutenant Colonel || Commander |
| Gold oak leaf || Major || Lieutenant Commander |
| Two silver bars || Captain || Lieutenant |
| One silver bar || First Lieutenant || Lieutenant, Junior Grade |
| One gold bar || Second Lieutenant || Ensign |
Notes: The six-star rank exists only in the Army and Navy. The five-star rank exists only
in the Army (General of the Army), Navy (Fleet Admiral), and Air Force (General of the Air Force).
The four-star rank is the highest rank in the Marine Corps and Coast Guard. The two-star rank is the
highest rank in the Public Health Service and NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps.
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