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United States Coast Guard - O-7 Rear Admiral Lower Half

O-7 Rear Admiral Lower Half

Yearly Base Pay

$101,257 - $151,283

Monthly Base Pay

$8,438.10 - $12,606.90

Hourly Base Pay *

$52.74 - $78.79

Coast Guard Rear Admiral Lower Half - Rank Details


Rear Admiral Lower Half (DRML)

Classification Flag Officer
Abbreviation DRML
NATO Code OF-6
Service United States Coast Guard
Address Rear Admiral (last name)
What are a Rear Admiral Lower Half's Responsibilities?

The Rear-Admiral Lower Half (RDML) is a one-star flag officer in the US Coast Guard, the 23rd rank in the Coast Guard. The rank is roughly equivalent to that of a brigadier-general in the other services. The RDML is usually a mature and experienced leader in command of a small flotilla of cutters, or a group of air wings in the Coast Guard. He or she holds the appointment for a term of five years, after which the RDML usually retires from the service, unless he or she is reappointed.

The Rear Admiral is a District Commander in charge of a few sectors along the United States' coastline. Sectors are relatively new commands intended to offer rapid, coordinated responses to emergencies and Sector Commanders, usually holding the rank of Captain, report to the District Commander.

What is a Rear Admiral Lower Half's Paygrade?

A Rear Admiral Lower Half is considered a Flag Officer, with a paygrade of O-7. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly SES Level 5 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

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

Seal of the Coast Guard Coast Guard Rear Admiral Lower Half Pay Calculator

Starting pay for a Rear Admiral Lower Half is $8,438.10 per month, with raises for experience resulting in a maximum base pay of $12,606.90 per month. You can use the simple calculator below to see basic and drill pay for a Rear Admiral Lower Half, or visit our Coast Guard pay calculator for a more detailed salary estimate.


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Equivalent Ranks to a Coast Guard Rear Admiral Lower Half

A Rear Admiral Lower Half is a Flag Officer, with a military paygrade of O-7. The civilian equivalent of this military rank is roughly SES Level 5 under the federal government's General Schedule payscale.

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


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