RANKS, RATINGS AND promotion
 

There are nearly limitless opportunities for the ambitious Sailor or Officer, to make a Navy career even more significant. What’s unique about the Navy is that once you’ve embarked on your career, the only way to go from there is up. Joining the Indian Navy is only the first step up the ladder. The Navy offers a professional support system wherein as you spend time in the Navy you will be trained and groomed to rise up the career ladder.

The Navy has a very fair and just system of promotions, wherein your hard work, sincerity, skills and talent are given due recognition and rewarded. The symbolic rank structure of officers and sailors in the Navy is as follows:-

Officer

Sailor

Rank

Badge / Insignia

Rank

Badge

Admiral

   

Master Chief Petty Officer Ist Class

Vice Admiral

   

Master Chief Petty Officer IInd Class

Rear Admiral

   

Chief Petty Officer

Commodore

Petty Officer

Captain

Leading Rate

Commander

Seaman Ist Class

Lieutenant Commander

Seaman 2nd Class

Lieutenant

 

 

Sub Lieutenant

 

 

Midshipman

 

 

Promotion to Officer Rank

Sailors who possess unique leadership qualities and fulfil requisite conditions in terms of age, education etc can aspire to become Commissioned Officer in the Navy through Commission worthy (CW) scheme and Special Duties (SD) scheme. Such officer can aspire to Command Ships and Units and even rise to become Admirals! That is Navy’s way of giving an opportunity to deserving few who for some unforeseen reasons could not make it to the officer rank.

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