Talk:List of United States naval officer designators

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Should this be moved to: List of Naval Officer designations (i.e. lowercase 'd')? Thryduulf 15:31, 26 August 2005 (UTC) Actually, do any of the words need capitalising? - i.e. should the article be at List of naval officer designations? Thryduulf 15:34, 26 August 2005 (UTC)

More complete list of LDO/CWO designators found here: [1] Jigen III 14:48, 9 May 2006 (UTC)

No more USNR[edit]

I understand that there is no longer a distinction between USN and USNR officers regardless of whether they are active duty, drilling reservists or in the Individual Ready Reserve (also known as the Inactive Reserve). I believe this policy changed earlier this year in order to further integrate the active and reserve components.

We should probably update this wiki to reflect this.

Designators still reflect active/reserve status in the last digit. 5 is reserve, 0 is active duty — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:49, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Other designation systems[edit]

I think I've seen another navy officer designation system that used D, E, M.C., S.C., and a few other letters. I think M.C. and S.C. referred to medical and supply specialties respectively. Is that an old system or does it refer to something else? 00:51, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

These aren't actually a designation system. Staff Officers (Civil Engineers, Supply Officers and Doctors, for example) are organized into corps (Civil Engineering Corps, Supply Corps and Medical Corps, respectively), and when referred to in writing are formally distinguished from Line officers by listing the abbreviation for their corps (CEC, SC, MC, to continue with the previous examples) alongside their name and rank (for example, a Line Officer would be listed as John Smith, LT, USN, whereas a doctor would be listed as John Smith, LT, MC, USN). CruiserBob 03:34, 16 April 2007 (UTC)


As this article appears to only apply to the US Navy, I would suggest moving it, using the Move button on the top of the page to something like List of United States Naval Officer Designators or something similar. Unless this also applies to other navies, which should be made clear in the lead section. This is to avoid the appearance that the page is "US-centric" as Wikipedia is worldwide. Mr.Z-mantalk¢ 20:41, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

The article has been moved, per this suggestion and the above section from 26 August 2005. Chris the speller yack 04:23, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

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