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Ensign is a rank used in Earth Starfleet and Federation Starfleet. Ensign is the most junior officer grade subordinate to lieutenant and lieutenant junior grade. Most graduates of Starfleet Academy, both Federation and Lyran, are assigned this rank and spend their first year or two earning their promotion to the lieutenant grade.

The corresponding rank in the Romulan Star Navy is sublieutenant, in the Marines is second lieutenant, and in Federation Starfighter Corps is lieutenant.

The rank was also used by the Kellarian System Defense Forces (Star Trek: Remington).

Also, the Hydran Royal Navy used the rank of ensign in both its ground forces and space forces. In both cases, the rank of ensign was the lowest rank of commissioned officers. The rank of Cornet was equivalent and used interchangeably among Hydrans. (RIS Bouteina: "Forlorn Hope")

HistoryEdit

The term comes from the armies of France's Ancien Régime, where the ensign was the flag bearer of a battalion or a regiment. However, it was used in the wet navies of that era as well. The United States Navy abbreviation was ENS.

Starfleet insigniaEdit

22nd century 2230s
ENS (ENT).png
Yellow (ENT).png
Blue (2230s)
2250s 2265-2270s Early 2270s
(Shoulders/Sleeves)
Late 2270s-2350s
(Shoulders/Sleeves)
Officer (2250s).png
Yellow (2250s).png
Yellow (TOS)
ENS Shoulder (TMP).png
White Shoulder (TMP).png
ENS Shoulder (TWOK).png
White Shoulder (TWOK).png
ENS Sleeve (TMP).png
Blue Sleeve (TMP).png
ENS Sleeve (TWOK).png
White Officer Sleeve (TWOK).png
2350s-2360s 2360s-2370s
service uniform
2360s-2370s
duty uniform
2373-
ENS (Early TNG).png
Red (Early TNG).png
ENS (TNG).png
Red (TNG).png
ENS (DS9-VOY).png
Red (VOY).png
ENS (DS9-VOY).png
Red (DS9).png

Alternate realities Edit

2250s 2380s-2400s 2390s 29th century
Yellow (STXI)
ENS (2380s).png
Red (2380s).png
ENS (2390s).png
Red (2390s).png
ENS (2800s).png
Blue (2800s).png

Other insigniaEdit

Klingon navy Kellarian Navy Lyran Starfleet
Klingon Navy - ENS
O1 (KSDF).png
Silver (KSDF).png
Lyran SE O-2

Starfleet ensignsEdit


Enlisted ranks Etc Officer ranks Flag ranks
Starfleet
Officers
Enlisted
Misc.
CR
CA
CN
PO3
PO2
PO1
CPO SCPO MCPO
CMCPO
FMCPO
MCPOSF
WO
CDT
MID
REC
ENS LTJG LT LCDR CDR CAPT
FCAPT
CDRE
RDML
RADM
VADM ADM FADM
Klingon Defense Force
(Ground forces & navy)
Bekk Cpl Sgt MSgt SgtMaj 2nd Lt 1st Lt Capt
(HoH)
Maj LtCol Col Brig
('ech)
LtGen Gen
(Sa')
PO2 PO1 CPO MCPO ENS LTJG LT
(Sogh)
LCDR CDR
(la')
CAPT
(HoD)
CDRE
(totlh)
VADM ADM


Kellarian System
Defense Force

(Navy & Ground forces)
CR
CN
PO2
PO1
CPO SCPO MCPO ENS SLT LT SCDR CDR CAPT CDRE VADM ADM FADM
PVT
PFC
CPL
SGT
SSG MSG SGM 3LT 2LT 1LT MAJ LTCOL COL MGEN LGEN GEN CGEN
Lyran ranks CR
CN
PO2
PO1
CPO SCPO MCPO CDT ENS LTJG LT LCDR CDR CAPT
FCAPT
CDRE SCDRE VADM COUNT DUKE
KING

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