This article may be in need of reorganization to comply with Wikipedia's layout guidelines.
Please help by editing the article to make improvements to the overall structure. While different titles or ranks may be used among the eight uniformed services, pay grades are uniform and equivalent between the services and can be used to quickly determine seniority among a group of members from different services.
Merchant Marine Academy USMMAand the six state-operated maritime academies   is also authorized, but does not currently employ, enlisted  or warrant officer grades.
By law, regulation, and traditional customs and courtesies across the military services, warrant officers serving in pay grade W-1 have the same privileges as commissioned officers with certain exceptions grounded in the distinction required in the Constitution that all "officers of the United States" be commissioned,  which affects the command authority and specific standing of warrant officer-1's under the Uniform Code of Military Justice UCMJ and the Manual for Courts-Martial.