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  Commodore rank
The military rank of commodore is used in some navies for officers who command more than one ship, but are not senior enough to be made admirals.
In 1783, commodores of the first class were allowed to wear the uniform of a rear admiral, a distinction which continued until the two classes of commodore were consolidated in 1958.
The rank title also lost its "line command" status when, in 1863, the chiefs of the Bureaus of Medicine and Surgery, Provisions and Clothing, Steam Engineering, and Construction and Repair were given the rank of commodore.
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 Military rank: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
A separate set of ranks was also used for secular, and occasionally ecclesiastic, rulers, as discussed in Ranks of nobility and peerage.
Within military organizations, the use of ranks is almost universal with the Chinese People's Liberation Army of the 1960s and 1970s being a rare example of a military which attempted (quite unsuccessfully) to abolish rank.
The use of formalized ranks came into widespread use with the Roman Legions, after the introduction of reforms by the consul Gaius Marius which were completed around 60 CE.
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 Commodore (rank) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Commodore is a military rank used in some navies for officers whose position exceeds that of a Captain, but is less than that of a Flag Officer.
The rank of Commodore derives from the French commandeur, which was one of the highest ranks in orders of knighthood, and in military orders the title of the knight in charge of a commenda (a local part of the order's territorial possessions).
It is the equivalent rank to an army Brigadier.
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 Commodore - Memory Alpha - A Wikia wiki
Commodore is a naval rank, the equivalent of which is used by the service organizations of many civilizations.
As a traditional grade, commodore is the most junior flag officer rank of a naval organization, under an admiral rank (usually under rear admiral) but senior to a captain.
The rank of 'Commodore' appears to have been superceded by the 24th century, as no such ranked persons were seen or referenced in TNG, DS9 or VOY.
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 Officers' ranks and insignia
The actual rank held by an officer was shown by the so-called distinction lace, introduced 1783, and, for senior officers, by the presence of epaulettes, the embroidered gold shoulder straps which were introduced from 1795.
It is a common misconception that formally the only ranks used were those of captain and lieutenant, or that the ranks currently in use are a legacy of the Royal Navy and are not used beyond the reaches of imperial influence.
The rank of Commodore is a permanent rank in the RNZN.
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 Flag Officers of the U.S. Navy
The commodore's distinguishing mark came to be a "broad pennant"(or, as it was spelled until the mid-nineteenth century, "pendant") a pennant that was wider and shorter than the narrow pennant (commission pennant), the distinctive mark of a warship that is not commanded by a flag officer.
In 1857, the title of commodore was superseded by that of "flag officer" and the broad pennant by the plain rectangular flag officer's flag.
In 1899, the rank of commodore was abolished in the active Navy, although captains who had served in the Civil War continued to be promoted to it as an honorary rank upon retirement.
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 Commodore (rank) Encyclopedia Article @ Hostilities.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The German air force used the concept of a unit Commodore, although this was a unit command appointment rather than a rank.
Commodore is also a title held by the senior captain within a shipping company.
Tchéky Karyo) holdgs the rank of Commodore in Navy Intelligence.
www.hostilities.org /encyclopedia/Commodore_(rank)   (799 words)

 Commodore - LoveToKnow 1911
COMMODORE (a form of "commander"; in the 17th century the term "commandore" is used), a temporary rank in the British navy for an officer in command of a squadron.
It is also given as a courtesy title to the senior officer of a squadron of more than three vessels.
In the United States navy "commodore" was a courtesy title given to captains who had been in command of a squadron.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Commodore   (179 words)

 Military Rank, Operations, & Feudal Hierarchy
This level of rank, although once familiar in the much smaller European armies of the 18th and 19th century, has been used by the United States only as an honorary rank, not as a practical field rank, for the most celebrated Generals and Admirals.
Nevertheless, a special supreme rank, "General of the Armies of the United States," was created for William Tecumseh Sherman in 1869, and this was conferred postumously on Grant in 1885.
A Commodore's rank was shown on his sleeve with one broad stripe.
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 Naval traditions: Names of ranks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The broad stripe was inspired by the Commodore's broad pennant and, in effect, transferred it from his ship's masthead to his sleeve, a practice also adopted by many other navies and yacht clubs.
Commodore was a command rank in our Navy from 1862 to 1899.
The rank was reestablished on 9 April 1943 for World War II service, and 147 officers held it as a temporary rank.
www.history.navy.mil /trivia/triv4-5k.htm   (397 words)

 STAR WARS: Imperial Insignia: Officer Examples
The rank of Lieutenant is distinguished from the lower level of Sub-Lieutenant by the number of rank cylinders.
A commodore is in equal in status to an army brigadier.
This rank is not assigned a particular level of naval force in the Order of Battle (at least according to the incomplete and imperfectly-reliable intelligence gathered by rebel spies).
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 Wing Commander CIC Forums - Wing Commander Ranks and Uniforms
I therefore conclude that whilst the American Forces inheritted all the ranks of the Army, due to the divergence before the commodore rank was implimented there was no such rank in the US navy.
The rank came about in the mid 1860s as a replacement to "mate"(A derivation of "Master's Mate" which was a temporary warrant rank that senior midshipmen usually held in lieu of a commission during the 1700s.) Lieutenant J.G. was created in the USN when Sailing Masters were given full executive commissions.
The basic reason for commodores was to prevent a glut of flag officers after wartime conditions, which was the same reason the USN revived the rank during WW2, they needed squadron commanders, but didn't want to increase the number of flag officers(and hence their pay) after the war.
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 History of the Chinese Republic flags
These included slight modifications of the Rank Flags and a replacement of the quinta-color national flag which meant a change in the Jack.
The former naval ensign [as above] was up-graded to the National Flag and the canton or [KMT Flag] was chosen to replace the quinta-color Jack.
5.) Commodore - The commodore's rank flag was as its predecessor, but with a narrow red strip along the edges of the swallowtail/fork.
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 Section 47 - Promotions Guide
Ranks between Ensign and Commander 1st Class are awarded purely on the basis of points scored in the trivia.
The rank of commodore is awarded to officers that have fulfilled all the criteria of being Captain, and are in command of a squadron of ships.
The rank of Rear Admiral may be bestowed upon any officer that has reached the position of Commodore and has served Section 47 with distinction for over one year.
www.s47.org /rankinfo.php   (572 words)

 The Naval Paintings of Commodore Hans Peter Holm (1847-1929)
While Commodore Holm may have painted as a hobby and a form of relaxation, and as a means of creative self-expression, at least three of the four Holm paintings discussed here manifest a very serious and definite purpose in their compositional process.
Commodore Holm's father, the Danish naval Captain Peter Christian Holm, achieved historical notoriety when he commanded the famous Danish naval frigate JYLLAND at the Battle of Helgoland on May 9, 1864, against an Austrian-Prussian naval force which was seeking to break the Danish blockade of Germany's seaports.
Commodore Holm's father was born in Christiansted on the island of St. Croix.
www.milhist.dk /soldiers/holm/holm.htm   (5906 words)

 Uniform Code - Ranks and Colors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Once the rank is achieved, the rank may be kept for the duration of their active career.
Once the rank is achieved, the rank may be kept for the duration of their active career, providing no further increase of rank is awarded.
All ranks of Cadets are addressed as 'Cadet', or 'Officer Cadet.' They may be giving an 'Acting-Ensign' rank by authorization of the Commanding Officer of the starship/starbase they are currently assigned to for their 'Cadet Cruise,' or by the Academy Adjutant/Commandant or other senior Academy staff.
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 Specialist Games Forum - rank structure of the IN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Don't forget the rank of commodore, which sits just above captain (It's a the rank of the leader of a indepentant squadron, but was for a long time a tempory rank granted to the senoir captain).
The Navy rank structure is a almalgam of the british/US ones, with a few extra ranks thrown in for good mesure.
Thus, the rank structure of the Imperial Guard and Navy is going to be hidiously complex, with dozens of sub-grades and specist ranks.
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 New Page 2
In Starfleet, all Admiral ranks (ie Vice Admiral and above) are addressed as 'Admiral' or 'sir', not Vice Admiral, Rear Admiral, Fleet Admiral, etc., the Commodore rank is addressed as 'Commodore' or 'sir'.
All ranks in Starfleet are addressed by the title of the rank, except Fleet Captain, Lieutenant Commander and Lieutenant (Junior Grade).
They may be giving an 'Acting-Ensign' rank by authorisation of the Commanding Officer of the starship/starbase they are on their cruise aboard, or by the Academy Adjutant or other senior Academy staff.
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 2530 (Uckfield) Squadron Air Training Corps Web Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Promotion through the Adult NCO ranks is gained after certain periods of time at each rank, successful completion of Adult NCO courses and on appointment to specific posts.
The rank slides are made up of combinations of thin, medium and thick 'bands'.
This rank is reserved for senior Wing Staff Officers and Squadron Commanders of the largest Squadrons in the Corps (over 100 cadets).
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 Canada, naval rank flags
It is likely (but not confirmed) that if the Army and Air Force use this style of rank flag then the background colour would be red or azure respectively.
The four maple leaves (Admiral is a four star rank) are arranged in a diamond.
The flag has the same shape as a Commodore's flag (the holder is of Commodore's rank) but unlike the other flags has a red cross positioned to line up with the swallowtail indent.
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 The Quarterdeck
US Navy followed along with the use of the title and by the beginning of the Civil War, Congress had made it a permanent commissioned rank: Eighteen were authorized in 1862.
So today, the USN has the rank of rear admiral, lower half, as equivalent to brigadier general of the Army and Air Force.
Here it is! The fruits of my research and my best theory: All those Commodores, who had to suddenly retire after WWII, knew that a few rich guys who headed up certain snobbish boating organizations had taken to calling themselves "Commodore".
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 1140 (Steyning) Squadron Air Training Corps Web Site
The highest rank shown is that of Air Commodore, however it should be noted that there are a number of ranks above Air Commodore in the RAF.
The ranks above Air Commodore follow that theme by adding a medium band to the Air Commodore rank at each level until there are 4 medium bands above 1 thick band (Marshall of the Royal Air Force).
In the ATC a Wing Commander is the Commanding Officer of a Wing (e.g.
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 PC World - Commodore Computer Brand Sold   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Tulip Computers, based in Amersfoort, Netherlands, agreed to sell its subsidiary Commodore International for $32.6 million, in a letter of intent announced Wednesday.
Among the most popular products released by the former Commodore International Ltd. was the Commodore 64, an early personal computer introduced in 1982.
In July, Commodore International announced a line of digital music players under the Mpet brand and USB devices under the Fpet brand; and in November, it began selling its C64 Direct-to-TV game device in the United States.
www.pcworld.com /news/article/0,aid,119093,00.asp   (547 words)

 Star Rank Boxing for Commodore 64 - MobyGames
A full training options is included, allowing you to work on your boxer's abilities to best prepare for the next fight.
There are no Commodore 64 screenshots on file for this game.
There are 7 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.
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 Commodore - OneLook Dictionary Search
Commodore, commodore : UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
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 Union of Galactic Fleets
These ranks may not be accurate to the Star Wars films or other ‘official’ material, but we believe they are reasonably realistic whilst still remaining fairly simple.
The C-VA ranks the same as a Fleet VA, and the C-RA ranks the same as a Fleet RA.
The ranks of Warrant Officer, Crewman, and Trainee are NOT Officer’s ranks.
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 Fact Sheet: Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Embarked in a naval career as midshipman at the age of fifteen.
Advanced to the rank of Lieutenant in 1813.
Promoted to the rank of Commodore in 1842.
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