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US Branches - Service Dates

Branches of service - Order of dates

Alot of people think NAVY is before Marines.  Not so.

1. United States Army                 - 14JUN 1775
2. United States Marine Corps    - 10 NOV 1775
3. United States Navy                 - 13 OCT 1775 Old Continetal Navy with British Ships   - 20 JAN 1794 US Navy with US Ships
4. United States Air Force
5. United States Coast Guard
6. Sunited States Space Force

Order of Precedence    Click here

This directive established the order of precedence for the Armed Forces.

October 31, 1977  Number 1005.8
SUBJECT: Order of Precedence of Members of Armed Forces of the United States When in Formations

Refs: (a) DOD Directives 1005.8, subject as above, October 8, 1957 (hereby cancelled)
(b) Title 10, United States Code, Section 133(b)

This Directive reissues reference (a) to update the listing of organizations and to change the order of precedence. Reference (a) is hereby superseded and cancelled.
The provisions of this Directive apply to the Military Departments.
By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of Defense, under the provisions of reference (b), and pursuant to agreement with the Secretary of Transportation and the Secretary of Commerce, members of the Armed Forces of the United States and Merchant Marine midshipmen shall take precedence in the following order when in formations:

1. Cadets, United States Military Academy
2. Midshipmen, United States Naval Academy
3. Cadets, United States Air Force Academy
4. Cadets, United States Coast Guard Academy
5. Midshipmen, United States Merchant Marine Academy
6. United States Army
7. United States Marine Corps
8. United States Navy
9. United States Air Force
10. United States Space Force
11. United States Coast Guard
12. Army National Guard of the United States
13. Army Reserves
14. Marine Corps Reserve
15. Naval Reserve
16. Air National Guard of the United States
17. Air Force Reserve
18. Coast Guard Reserve
19. Other training organizations of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard, in that order, respectively.

Provided, however, that during any period when the United States Coast Guard shall operate as part of the United States Navy, the Cadets, United States Coast Guard Academy, the United States Coast Guard, and the Coast Guard Reserve, shall take precedence, respectively, next after the Midshipmen, United States Naval Academy, the United States Navy, and the Naval Reserve.

This Directive is effective immediately. Forward two copies of implementing regulations to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Manpower, Reserve Affairs, and Logistics) within 30 days.

Deputy Secretary of Defense

 Source: Department of Defense Directive, October 31, 1977, Number 1005.8

1 October 1998