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United States Navy - O-10 Admiral

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Navy Admiral - Rank Details

Admiral (ADM)

Classification Flag Officer
Abbreviation ADM
NATO Code OF-10
Service United States Navy
Address Admiral (last name)
What are an Admiral's Responsibilities?

Admirals hold the highest major Navy Commands, or Combatant or Geographic Commands. Examples include the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO); the Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO); the Director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (NAVSEA 08); the Director of Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM); and the Director of the National Security Administration and US Cyber Command (DIRNSA/COMUSCYBERCOM).

Flag-rank officers from any service may be chosen for Joint Commands, such as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS).

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 Navy.

Seal of the Navy Navy Admiral Pay Calculator

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 Navy pay calculator for a more detailed salary estimate.

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Equivalent Ranks to a Navy Admiral

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

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

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