United States Coast Guard - O-10 Admiral
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Coast Guard Admiral - Rank Details
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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. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.
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.
Coast Guard Admiral Pay Calculator
Starting pay for an Admiral is $17,675.10 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 civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.
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.