I'm researching a friend's Dad who served in the Navy during WWII. In reading a period summary report of officers the report has a column with the title; Date of Precedence. Doing further reading I think I understand the field title to mean the date to which a person is entitled to that pay grade. Anyone know for sure? In this case I am trying to isolate his enlistment date, which has not been easy and I think this date represents when he was given his Ensign rank. I have located several muster reports after this date that show him serving on various ships. I've attached the report heading and part of a sample page. Thanks in advance.