United States Coast Guard enlisted rate insignia
These charts represents the United States Coast Guard
United States Coast Guard
The United States Coast Guard is a branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven U.S. uniformed services. The Coast Guard is a maritime, military, multi-mission service unique among the military branches for having a maritime law enforcement mission and a federal regulatory agency...

 enlisted rate  insignia. Rates are used to describe an enlisted sailor's pay-grade. Rates aren't to be confused with "ratings"http://www.uscg.mil/top/graphics/enlisted.asp, which describe the Coast Guards enlisted occupations.

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F. Lee Bailey, Newsweek, 17 April 1967.