A Navy officer ranks 10th in the Military Officers Association of America’s annual list of the country’s most senior enlisted personnel.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael L. Sallin, a 37-year-old from Virginia Beach, Virginia, is the only person in the top 100, according to the organization.
The Navy says he was recently promoted to captain, and he will likely serve in the Navy’s new, smaller submarines.
The U.S. Navy says it expects Sallis to deploy in the summer of 2018.
Salls’ commanding officer, Rear Adm.
Mark R. McBride, said the Navy is still working on his promotion and that Sallins new rank will take effect “within a few weeks.”
Army ranks Army Lt.
Gen. Mark M. Peterson, a retired Army officer, is one of the nation’s most decorated generals.
He was one of only two retired officers to earn a Bronze Star for valor during the Iraq War.
He also earned a Purple Heart.
Peterson retired from the Army after the war ended in 2012, and served as director of the Army’s Army Institute of Surgical Research.
The Army says he is now director of SACR.
Army Gen. James B. Jones Jr., a retired Navy officer, ranks 7th in U.N. peacekeeping operations, a category that includes peacekeeping missions in Kosovo, Mali, Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Jones retired in 2012.
The American Civil Liberties Union says Jones was awarded a Purple Hearts Medal for heroism during the 2003 Iraq War, but the organization disputes the claim.
Joshua C. Smith, a 30-year Army veteran and Navy captain, ranks 8th in overall rank and 4th in enlisted ranks among the top-100 enlisted personnel, according the Military Times.
Smith was appointed to the Navy Reserve in 2012 after serving four years as a Navy helicopter pilot.
The Military Times said Smith was promoted to lieutenant commander in 2013 and then to captain in 2018.
A retired Army general, retired Navy admiral, and retired Air Force lieutenant general rank in the same order.
The Associated Press reported that Army Lt.-Gen. John R. Farr Jr. ranks 10.8th, Navy Rear Admiral Charles M. Williams ranks 8.4th, and Air Force Lt.
General Robert D. Harrigan ranks 8 at the bottom of the list.