U.S. Marine Corps Dictionary

Captain (Navy, Coast Guard)

1. The sixth commissioned officer grade. The rank is lieutenant and is additionally indicated on the shoulder boards and sleeves of various uniforms by two broad gold bands topped by the insignia indicating the branch of the service to which the officer is assigned (most often a gold star indicating a line officer) or, in the Coast Guard, a gold shield. 2. The pay grade is O-6.


2 Comments for this entry

  • Joe Shirghio

    Shouldn’t this be “the rank is Colonel” instead of Lieutenant? I believe that this was confused by the fact that a Marine Captain is equal to a Navy Lieutenant in pay grade.

    • Joe Shirghio

      Actually, after re-reading the entire definition, the whole second sentence is incorrect for a Navy Captain; it should say “Colonel” and “four broad gold bands”

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