What is a GS-12 equivalent to?

Equivalent Civilian to Military Ranks

Civilian Grade Military Rank Army Title
GS-11, GS-12 O-3 Captain
GS-13 O-4 Major
GS-14 O-5 Lieutenant Colonel
GS-15 O-6 Colonel

What is the GS equivalent to NF 4?

Military Civilian Grade Group
O-5 Lt. Colonel NF-5
O-4 Major NF-4
O-3 Captain NF-4
O-2 1st Lieutenant NF-4

What medals can be given to civilians?

These awards are in hierarchical order from the highest to the lowest.

  • Distinguished Public Service Medal.
  • Superior Public Service Medal.
  • Meritorious Public Service Medal.
  • Public Service Commendation Medal.
  • Patriotic Public Service Lapel Pin.
  • Civilian Award for Humanitarian Service.
  • Certificate of Appreciation.

Is civilian a rank?

Although GS civilians do not have military rank by virtue of their GS position, regulations include civilian and military grade equivalencies for pay and protocol comparison purposes.

What do GS-15 make?

Starting salary for a GS-15 employee is $109,366.00 per year at Step 1, with a maximum possible base pay of $142,180.00 per year at Step 10. The hourly base pay of a Step 1 GS-15 employee is $52.40 per hour1.

Can civilians earn medals?

What Are the Highest Civilian Awards? The highest awards that a civilian can receive are the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Since the American Revolution, the US Congress has awarded gold medals to recognize distinguished achievements.

Do military ever salute civilians?

Enlisted personnel in uniform are required to render the military salute in the presence of commissioned officers, warrant officers, and authorized civilians, such as the US President. However, the salute is only rendered indoors when reporting to an officer. Instead of saluting, the soldier stands at attention.