The various designs of Shoulder Straps in the Army and Navy indicate rank as follows:

Kind of Shoulder Strap.

Rank Indicated.

Two Stars, Shield in Center....

...Gen. of the Army.

Three Stars ..................

.....Lieut. General.

Two Stars ..................

.....Major General.

One Star ....................

...Brigadier General.

An Eagle ...................

...........Colonel.

Two Silver Leaves ...........

......Lieut. Colonel.

Two Gold Leaves ............

............Major.

Four Bars ...................

...........Captain.

Two Bars ..................

.... .First Lieutenant.

Without any Device ...........

...Second Lieutenant.

In The Navy

Four Stars and Anchor .........

.........Admiral.

Three Stars and Anchor ........

...Vice Admiral.

Two Stars and Anchor ........

.....Rear Admiral.

One Star and Two Anchors .....

.........Commodore.

Two Anchors and Eagle .......

..........Captain.

Two Silver Leaves and Anchor...

......Commander.

Two Gold Leaves and Anchor...

Lieut. Commander.

Four Bars and Anchor .........

....Lieutenant.