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Encyclopedia > Fleet admiral (Star Trek)
Starfleet ranks and insignia
Fleet Admiral
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Fleet Admiral is the highest commissioned Starfleet rank in the Star Trek fictional universe. This flag rank is analogous to the actual rank of Fleet Admiral, the highest military rank – above Admiral – in many navies, particularly the naval officer rank system of the United States Navy, after which the rank system in Starfleet is largely based. The insignia of Starfleet in the late 23rd century Starfleet ranks and insignia are hierarchical titles and badges of office which appear in the science fiction universe of Star Trek. ... The starship Enterprise (NX-01) Star Trek: Enterprise is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. ... In the Star Trek television series, the Mirror Universe is an alternate reality. ... The starship Enterprise as it appeared on Star Trek Star Trek is a culturally significant science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry in the 1960s. ... Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Paramount Pictures, 1979; see also 1979 in film) is the first feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series and is released on Friday, December 7. ... Star Trek collectively refers to a science-fiction franchise spanning six unique television series, 726 episodes and ten feature films in addition to hundreds of novels, computer and video games, fan stories and other works of fiction all set within the same fictional universe created by Gene Roddenberry in the... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... Space station Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (ST:DS9 or STDS9 or DS9 for short) is a science fiction television series produced by Paramount and set in the Star Trek universe. ... The starship Voyager (NCC-74656), an Intrepid-class starship. ... The insignia of Starfleet in the late 23rd century Starfleet ranks and insignia are hierarchical titles and badges of office which appear in the science fiction universe of Star Trek. ... Star Trek collectively refers to a science-fiction franchise spanning six unique television series, 726 episodes and ten feature films in addition to hundreds of novels, computer and video games, fan stories and other works of fiction all set within the same fictional universe created by Gene Roddenberry in the... A fictional universe is a cohesive imaginary world that serves as the setting or backdrop for one or (more commonly) multiple works of fiction. ... A flank rank is one of naval officer ranks that permit its holder to fly a flag to represent where he exercises his command. ... Look up Rank in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Generally, rank is a system of hierarchy used to classify like things. ... A Fleet Admiral is a generic term for a senior admiral in command of a large group of ships, comprising a Fleet or, in some cases, a group of Fleets. ... Military rank, or simply rank, is a system of grading seniority and command within military organizations. ... Admiral is a word from the Arabic term Amir-al-bahr (commander of the sea). ... The multinational Combined Task Force One Five Zero (CTF-150) The British Grand Fleet, the supreme naval force of WW1 A rare occurrence of a 5-country multinational fleet, during Operation Enduring Freedom in the Oman Sea. ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for conducting naval operations around the globe. ... Starfleet Command In the Star Trek fictional universe, Starfleet is the defense, research, diplomacy, and exploration force of the United Federation of Planets (UFP), with hundreds of advanced starships of various class and size at its disposal. ...


As early as Star Trek: The Original Series (TOS), "Fleet Admiral" was used as a generic title to describe any Admiral of Starfleet. It was not until Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (ST3:TSFS) that an actual Fleet Admiral was seen on camera, the character of Fleet Admiral Morrow played by actor Robert Hooks. Three other Fleet Admirals would be seen in subsequent motion pictures, and officers of this position would appear rather frequently in the later series. The starship Enterprise as it appeared on Star Trek Star Trek is a culturally significant science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry in the 1960s. ... Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (Paramount Pictures, 1984; see also 1984 in film) is the third feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Fleet Admiral Morrow Fleet Admiral Morrow is a character in the fictional universe of Star Trek who makes an appearance as the Commander-in-Chief of Starfleet circa 2285. ... Robert Dean Hooks (April 18, 1937 in Washington, DC) is an African American actor. ...


Fleet Admiral was first mentioned in TOS in the episode "Space Seed" when Doctor Leonard McCoy, observing a dinner set for Khan Noonian Singh, commented that the ship must be expecting a Fleet Admiral for dinner. However, other than this one remark, an actual Fleet Admiral was never seen in TOS. In Star Trek: The Motion Picture a character named Fleet Admiral Nogura is mentioned briefly in dialogue, but again this character is never seen by the viewing audience. Space Seed is a first-season episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, that was first broadcast on February 16, 1967 and repeated on August 24, 1967. ... Leonard Horatio McCoy, M.D., nicknamed Bones (as in Sawbones, an old-fashioned colloquialism for a doctor or a surgeon), is a fictional character in the Star Trek universe, played by the late DeForest Kelley. ... Khan Noonien Singh Khan Noonien Singh is a fictional villain in the Star Trek universe. ... Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Paramount Pictures, 1979; see also 1979 in film) is the first feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series and is released on Friday, December 7. ... Fleet Admiral Nogura is a fictional character of the Star Trek universe who is mentioned in a brief dialogue segment in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. ...

It was not until ST3:TSFS that an actual Fleet Admiral, Morrow, was seen on camera. In subsequent feature films, three more Fleet Admirals would make appearances, bringing the total Fleet Admirals in the feature films to four, those being: Fleet Admiral Morrow (Star Trek III) This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... Fleet Admiral Morrow (Star Trek III) This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... Fleet Admiral Morrow Fleet Admiral Morrow is a character in the fictional universe of Star Trek who makes an appearance as the Commander-in-Chief of Starfleet circa 2285. ...

In Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG), the rank of Fleet Admiral again became generic, often used to describe any Admiral appearing on the show. However, in Star Trek fanon, the rank of Fleet Admiral was established in the follow-on Star Trek series, with the new insignia conjectured to be five gold pips within a gold collar rectangle. Fleet Admiral Cartwright is a character of the Star Trek universe who appears in two feature films, those being Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. ... Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (Paramount Pictures, 1986; see also 1986 in film) is the fourth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (Paramount Pictures, 1991; see also 1991 in film) is the sixth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (Paramount Pictures, 1989; see also 1989 in film) is the fifth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... Fanon is a fact or ongoing situation (mostly in fan fiction stories) related to a television program, book, movie, or video game that has been used so much by fan writers or among the fandom that it has been more or less established as having happened in the fictional world...


An unnamed Fleet Admiral can also be seen in the opening act of Star Trek: Generations and there is at least one additional Fleet Admiral present in the briefing room shown in ST6:TUC. Neither character is given a name nor do the Fleet Admirals in question have any spoken dialogue. Star Trek: Generations (Paramount Pictures, 1994, see also 1994 in film) is the seventh feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ...


Fan literature has speculated the existence of even higher ranks than Fleet Admiral to include such ranks as "Sector Admiral" and "Flag Admiral" [1]. None of these ranks has ever been declared official by the producers of Star Trek, with the highest rank mentioned in live action producers being that of Fleet Admiral. Sector Admiral is a ficticious military rank which has appeared in numerous science fiction sources both live action production and literature. ... Flag Admiral was a proposed rank of the United States Navy during the last year of World War II. As preparations grew for the invasion of Japan, the United States War Department proposed creating a six star Admiral rank equivalent to the former title of Admiral of the Navy. ...



Junior rank:
Admiral
Starfleet ranks and insignia Senior rank:
N/A

The insignia of Starfleet in the late 23rd century Starfleet ranks and insignia are hierarchical titles and badges of office which appear in the science fiction universe of Star Trek. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ The Star Trek Encyclopedia (2nd ed.), p. 211
  2. ^ Klingon Covert Operations Manual, p. 91

The Star Trek Encyclopedia: A Reference Guide to the Future is an encyclopedia of all things related to Star Trek. ...

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