Chief Petty Officer (IA)
|Imperial Army Nautical Force Command ranks|
|O8 » Sea Admiral (various grades)|
|O7 » Sea Commodore|
|O6 » Sea Captain|
|O5 » Commander|
|O4 » Lieutenant Commander|
|O3 » Lieutenant|
|O2 » Sub-Lieutenant|
|O1 » Ensign|
|O0 » Officer Cadet (Sea Cadet) / Midshipman|
|E9 » Master Chief Petty Officer (MCPO)|
|E8 » Senior Chief Petty Officer (SCPO)|
|E7 » Chief Petty Officer (CPO)|
|E6 » Petty Officer First Class (PO1)|
|E5 » Petty Officer Second Class (PO2)|
|E4 » Petty Officer Third Class (PO3)|
|E3 » Able Sailor (AS)|
|E2 » Sailor (SO)|
|E1 » Sailor Apprentice (SA)|
|E0 » Sailor Recruit (SR)|
Chief Petty Officers are typically the third most senior of the petty officers aboard ship and are rated "Mate". e.g. Machinist's mate. Aboard smaller vessels, they may be the most senior petty officer aboard.
- The equivalent rank in the Imperial Army (Close Orbit and Airspace Control Command) is Senior Flight Sergeant.
- The equivalent rank in the Imperial Army (Ground Force Command) is Leading Sergeant.
- The equivalent rank in the Imperial Marines is also Leading Sergeant.
- The equivalent rank in the Imperial Navy is Chief Petty Officer.
The term petty officer dates back to the Age of Sail. They were a senior sailor, less than the officers but more senior than other ordinary sailors, was known as a petty or lesser officer.
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