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The Order of Precedence list is used to determine the precedence for Executive Schedule, General Officer/Flag Officer, and Civilian Senior Executive employees of the Department of Defense for the following purposes:

  1. Official visit activities;
  2. Seating arrangements and similar requirements at official functions, aboard government aircraft, and other activities requiring precedence decisions;
  3. Assignment of government quarters; and
  4. For other administrative matters as prescribed in Department of Defense issuances.

Current DoD Order of Precedence listing:

Historical DoD Order of Precedence listings: