Crewman is a generic term for a crew member serving in the operation of an aircraft, naval vessel, or train.[1] The term may also refer to individuals serving in a military capacity on weapon system platforms, such as those operating a tank.[2]

In some science fiction (most notably Star Trek), crewman is the lowest military rank on board a spacecraft, analogous to seaman in many real world navies.[lower-alpha 1]

The term "crewman" may also be used interchangeably with the non-gender specific form as "crewperson" or "crewmember".[5]


  1. See for example the bio on Crewman Kelly, from the Enterprise series.[3] or Crewman Green from the original series[4]


  1. "Crewman". Merriam Webster. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  2. "M1 ARMOR CREWMAN". GoArmy. U.S. Army. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  3. "Kelly, Crewman". Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  4. "Green, Crewman". Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  5. "Crewman". Retrieved 2 November 2016.

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