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United States Coast Guard - O-10 Admiral

O-10 Admiral

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Admiral (ADM)

Classification Flag Officer
Abbreviation ADM
NATO Code OF-9
Service United States Coast Guard
Address Admiral (last name)
What are an Admiral's Responsibilities?

The rank of Admiral is assigned to the Commandant of the Coast Guard. It is a four star flag officer rank, equivalent in rank to a full general in other services. It is a very responsible position, in charge of Coast Guard operations and units throughout the world and overseeing 41 700 active duty military personnel, 7 800 reserves, 8 300 full-time civilian employees, and 31 000 civilian auxiliary volunteers.

The main goal of the Admiral is to ensure safe, secure and environmentally sound use of the waterways around the United States. In addition to the Pacific and Atlantic Area Commands, there are three operational commands outside the United States, covering the Far East, Europe and Southwest Asia. The tour of office of the Commandant is four years. The Commandant of the Coast Guard reports directly to the President of the United States.

What is an Admiral's Paygrade?

An Admiral is considered a Flag Officer, with a paygrade of O-10.

On this page you can learn more about an Admiral's payscale, the process of becoming a Admiral, and the history of the rank in the United States Coast Guard.

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Starting pay for an Admiral is $16,441.80 per month. You can use the simple calculator below to see basic and drill pay for an Admiral, or visit our Coast Guard pay calculator for a more detailed salary estimate.

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Equivalent Ranks to a Coast Guard Admiral

An Admiral is a Flag Officer, with a military paygrade of O-10.

The table below lists the equivalent ranks of a Coast Guard Admiral, and their insignia, in the other four branches of the United States' Armed Services.

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