|Glavny starshina of the ship|
in the Russian navy
(shoulder board) (sleeve insignia)
|Rank insignia||Russian Navy|
|Rank group||Petty officer|
|Army / Air Force||Starshina|
Glavny starshina of the ship (Russian: ; lit. senior petty officer of the ship) is in the Navy of the Russian Federation the designation to the most senior rank in the petty officer´s career group. The rank is equivalent to Starshina in Army and Air Force. Under the NATO rank system the rank might be comparable to OR-8 in Anglophone armed forces.
In the navy of the Russian Federation there are four ranks in the petty officer´s career group, which means:
Glavny starshina of the ship
after 1963 to
The rank was introduced to the Soviet Navy November 18, 1971. Before the equivalent OR8-rank designation, including rank insignia was michman.