NOAA Corps ranks mirror U.S. Navy ranks, as do the abbreviations for each of those ranks. The table below shows the abbreviations used by the NOAA Corps and other uniformed services, including the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Public Health Service, and those commonly used by media who adhere to Associated Press style. The NOAA Corps does not have enlisted personnel. Please note that Vice Admiral is the highest rank attainable in the NOAA Corps.
|Full Rank Name||Standard Uniformed Service Abbreviation||Associated Press (Media) Style|
|Vice Admiral||VADM||Vice Adm.|
|Rear Admiral||RADM||Rear Adm.|
|Rear Admiral (lower half)||RDML||Rear Adm. (lower half)|
|Lieutenant Commander||LCDR||Lt. Cmdr.|
|Lieutenant Junior Grade||LTJG||Lt. j.g.|
Award Ribbons and Insignia
Pictured below in order of precedence are the ribbons awarded by the Department of Commerce, NOAA and NOAA Corps. NOAA officers may also receive awards from other services such as the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard. NOAA Corps insiginia are also pictured below.
NOAA Corps Flag
NOAA Corps flags may be purchased from U.S. Flag & Signal in Virginia Beach, Virgina (phone: 877-497-8947).