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Vice Admiral is a naval rank of three star level, equivalent to Lieutenant General in seniority. A Vice Admiral is typically senior to a Rear admiral and junior to an Admiral. Lieutenant General is a military rank used in many countries. ... The term Rear Admiral originated from the days of Naval Sailing Squadrons, and can trace its origins to the British Royal Navy. ... For other uses, see Admiral (disambiguation). ...

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Australia

In the Royal Australian Navy the rank of Vice Admiral is usually only held by the Chief of the Navy and the Vice Chief of the Defence Force when the job is held by a Navy Officer The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is the naval branch of the Australian Defence Force. ...


Vice Admiral is the Navy equivalent of a Lieutenant General in the Army and Air Marshal in the Air Force. Lieutenant General is a military rank used in many countries. ... An air marshals sleeve/shoulder insignia Air Marshal (Air Mshl or AM) is a rank in the Royal Air Force. ...


Canada

In the Canadian Navy, the rank of Vice-Admiral (VAdm) (Vice-amiral or Vam in French) is equal to a Lieutenant General of the Canadian Army or Canadian Air Force. A Vice-Admiral is a Flag Officer, the naval equivalent of a General Officer. A Vice-Admiral is senior to a Rear-Admiral or Major General, and junior to an Admiral or General. Canadian Forces Maritime Command (MARCOM) is responsible for naval operations of the navy of the Canadian Armed Forces. ... Lieutenant General is a military rank used in many countries. ... Canadian Forces Land Force Command (LF) is responsible for army operations within the Canadian Armed Forces. ... The RCAF Roundel is based on that of the British Royal Air Force with a maple leaf, a symbol of Canada in the centre. ... A Flag Officer is a naval officer of a high rank entitling him to fly a personal flag, especially on his flagship. ... General is a military rank, in most nations the highest rank, although some nations have the higher rank of Field Marshal. ... Rear admiral is a naval commissioned officer rank that originated from the days of Naval Sailing Squadrons and can trace its origins to the Royal Navy. ... Insignia of a United States Air Force Major General German Generalmajor Insignia Major General is a military rank used in many countries. ... For other uses, see Admiral (disambiguation). ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


The rank insignia for a Vice-Admiral is three gold maple leaves, beneath crossed sword and baton, all surmounted by St. Edward's Crown, worn on the shoulder straps of the Service Dress tunic, and on slip-ons on other uniforms. The Service Dress tunic also features a wide strip of gold braid around the cuff. On the visor of the service cap are two rows of gold oak leaves. A braid Step by step creation of a basic braid using three strings To braid is to interweave or twine three or more separate strands of one or more materials in a diagonally overlapping pattern. ...


Vice-Admirals are addressed by rank and name; thereafter by subordinates as "Sir" or "Ma'am". Vice-Admirals are normally entitled to staff cars; the car will normally bear a flag, dark blue with three gold maple leaves arranged one over two. The Buick Century Series 60 A staff car is a vehicle used by a senior military officer, and is part of their countrys white fleet. ...


A Vice-Admiral generally holds only the most senior command or administrative appointments, barring only Chief of the Defence Staff, which is held by a full Admiral or General. Appointments held by Vice-Admirals may include Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff (VCDS); Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (DCDS); Commander of an operational command (such as Canada Command); Chief of the Maritime Staff (CMS); Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) of Defence in various capacities; or commander of or representative to a multinational force, alliance, or treaty organization. Positions currently (as of August 30, 2006) held by Vice-Admirals are: The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) (French: le Chef détat-major de la défense) is the senior member of the Canadian Forces and reports directly to the Minister of National Defence. ... For other uses, see Admiral (disambiguation). ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Vice Chief of the Defence Staff (VCDS) is the deputy to the professional head of the British Armed Forces. ... In Canada, the Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff oversees the planning, co ordination and conduct of all Canadian Forces operations, and is actively involved in the development of joint army, navy and air force capabilities. ... Canada Command (Canada COM) is responsible for all domestic (Canadian) and North American continental joint military operations. ... August 30 is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

  • Chief of the Maritime Staff (CMS): Vice-Admiral Drew W. Robertson, OMM, MSC, CD[1]
  • Chief Military Personnel: Vice-Admiral Gregory E. Jarvis, CMM, CD[2]
  • Canadian Military Representative to the Military Committee at NATO Headquarters: Vice-Admiral Glenn V. Davidson, CMM, CD[3]

France

In France, vice-amiral is the most senior of the ranks in the French Navy; higher ranks, vice-amiral d'escadre and amiral, are permanents function, style and position (in french rang et appellation) given to a vice-amiral-ranking officer. The vice-amiral rank used to be an OF-8 rank in NATO charts, but nowadays, it is more an OF-7 rank. The rank insignia of the French Navy are worn on epaulettes of shirts and white jackets, and on sleeves for navy jackets and mantels. ...


The rank of vice-amiral d'escadre (litteraly, "Squadron Vice-Admiral", with more precision, "Fleet Vice-Admiral") equals a NATO OF-8 rank.

Italy

In Italy, the equivalent to Vice Admiral is the Ammiraglio di Squadra.


United Kingdom

In the Royal Navy the rank of Vice-Admiral should be distinguished from the office of Vice-Admiral of the United Kingdom, which is an Admiralty position usually held by a retired full Admiral. The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore the Senior Service). ... The Vice-Admiral of the United Kingdom is an (now honorary) office generally held by a senior retired Royal Navy admiral. ... Flag of the Lord High Admiral The Admiralty was formerly the authority in the United Kingdom responsible for the command of the Royal Navy. ...

United States Armed Forces & Uniformed Services

In the United States Navy, Vice Admirals generally command the numbered fleets around the world that make up the naval components of each of the regional unified commands. Of the five numbered fleets, four have command ships which act as the Vice Admiral's flagship. American Vice Admirals fly a blue flag with three white stars as a command flag. The United States Navy, also known as the USN or the U.S. Navy, is a branch of the United States armed forces responsible for conducting naval operations. ... The multinational Combined Task Force One Five Zero (CTF-150) The British Grand Fleet, the supreme naval force of World War I A rare occurrence of a 5-country multinational fleet, during Operation Enduring Freedom in the Oman Sea. ... A Unified Combatant Command is composed of forces from two or more services, has a broad and continuing mission, and is organized either on a geographical basis (known as Area Of Responsibility, AOR) or on a functional basis. ... A flagship is the ship used by the commanding officer of a group of naval ships. ...


In the United States Coast Guard, the Vice Commandant, the Chief of Staff, and the Atlantic and Pacific Area commanders hold the rank of Vice Admiral. USCG HH-65 Dolphin The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the United States armed forces and is involved in maritime law enforcement, mariner assistance, search and rescue, and national defense. ...


The Surgeon General of the United States is the head of the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (PHSCC) and is the only officer in the PHSCC to hold the rank of Vice Admiral. US Public Health Service US Public Health Service Collar Device US Public Health Service Cap Device The Surgeon General of the United States is the head of the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and, ex officio, is the leading spokesperson on matters of public health in the government... The Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is the uniformed division of the United States Public Health Service (PHS) and one of the seven Uniformed Services of the United States. ...


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps also commission a Vice Admiral rank, but they no longer utilize the 3-star rank. The current highest ranking officer in the NOAA Corps is a 2-star Rear Admiral.
Seal of the NOAA Commissioned Corps The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps (NOAA Corps) is the smallest of the seven Uniformed Services of the United States, having only approximately 300 commissioned officers. ... The term Rear Admiral originated from the days of Naval Sailing Squadrons, and can trace its origins to the British Royal Navy. ...

See also

The tri-service badge
Officer ranks of the Flag of the United Kingdom British Armed Forces
Student Officer OF(D) OF-1 OF-2 OF-3 OF-4 OF-5 OF-6 OF-7 OF-8 OF-9 OF-10
Royal Navy: Mid SLt Lt Lt Cdr Cdr Capt Cdre RAdm VAdm Adm Adm of the Fleet
Royal Marines: 2Lt Lt Capt Maj Lt Col Col Brig Maj Gen Lt Gen Gen
Army: OCdt 2Lt Lt Capt Maj Lt Col Col Brig Maj Gen Lt Gen Gen FM
Royal Air Force: OC / SO APO / Plt Off Fg Off Flt Lt Sqn Ldr Wg Cdr Gp Capt Air Cdre AVM Air Mshl Air Chf Mshl MRAF
U.S. commissioned officer ranks
  Student
Officer
O-1 O-2 O-3 O-4 O-5 O-6 O-7 O-8 O-9 O-10 O-11
(wartime only)
Special
Grade
Army: CDT/OC 2LT 1LT CPT MAJ LTC COL BG MG LTG GEN GOA General of
the Armies
Marine Corps: Midn 2ndLt 1stLt Capt Maj LtCol Col BGen MajGen LtGen Gen (no equivalent) (no equivalent)
Navy: MIDN/OC ENS LTJG LT LCDR CDR CAPT RDML RADM VADM ADM FADM Admiral of
the Navy
Air Force: Cadet 2d Lt 1st Lt Capt Maj LtCol Col BrigGen MajGen LtGen Gen GOAF (no equivalent)
Coast Guard: CDT ENS LTJG LT LCDR CDR CAPT RDML RADM VADM ADM (no equivalent) (no equivalent)
PHSC Corps: (no equivalent) ENS LTJG LT LCDR CDR CAPT RDML RADM VADM ADM (no equivalent) (no equivalent)
NOAA Corps: (no equivalent) ENS LTJG LT LCDR CDR CAPT RDML RADM VADM (no equivalent) (no equivalent) (no equivalent)

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Vice Admiral - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (417 words)
Vice Admiral is a naval rank of three star level, equivalent to Lieutenant General in seniority.
A Vice Admiral is typically senior to a Rear Admiral and junior to an Admiral.
In the Royal Navy the rank of Vice Admiral should be distinguished from the office of Vice-Admiral of the United Kingdom, which is an Admiralty position usually held by a retired full Admiral.
Admiral - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (359 words)
Admiral is a word from the Arabic term Amir-al-bahr (commander of the sea).
As the word was used by people speaking Latin or Latin-based languages it gained the "d" and endured a series of different endings and spellings leading to the English spelling "admyrall" in the 14th century and to "admiral" by the 16th century.
The word Admiral has today come to be almost exclusively associated with the highest naval rank in most of the world's navies, equivalent to the rank of (Full) General.
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