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  Flag officer - Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki
Charles Whatley, a flag officer of the Federation Starfleet in 2373.
A flag officer is both a historic naval and military rank and a modern Starfleet title.
Not all flag officers are required to have commanded a starship in their career, as shown by the case of Commodore Stocker.
memory-alpha.org /en/wiki/Flag_officer   (297 words)

  
  Flag Officers of the U.S. Navy
In 1857, the title of commodore was superseded by that of "flag officer" and the broad pennant by the plain rectangular flag officer's flag.
The staff on which the admiral's flag is flown and the staff for the ensign in the stern of the boat are topped with the appropriate finial for the admiral's rank, either a spread eagle or a halberd.
Officers assigned to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations are entitled to decorated the staff with a golden yellow cord and tassels.
mysite.verizon.net /vzeohzt4/Seaflags/personal/fo.html   (2164 words)

  
  Flag Officer - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the 19th century, Flag Officer was an actual rank of the United States Navy and, during the American Civil War, also the Confederate Navy.
The rank of Flag Officer was bestowed on senior Navy Captains who were assigned to lead a squadron of vessels in addition to command of their own ship.
The 19th century rank of Flag Officer was considered strictly temporary and became obsolete upon the creation and wide spread usage of the rank Commodore.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Flag_Officer   (162 words)

  
  Flag Officer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the Canadian Forces, a Flag Officer (French: Officier général, "general officer") is the naval equivalent of a General Officer of the army or air force, and comprises the ranks of Commodore, Rear-Admiral, Vice-Admiral, and Admiral.
A Flag Officer's rank is denoted by a wide strip of gold braid on the cuff of the Service Dress tunic; one to four gold maple leafs over crossed sword and baton, all beneath a Royal crown, on slip-ons or epaulets; and two rows of gold oak leaves on the peak of the Service Cap.
The 19th century rank of Flag Officer was considered strictly temporary and became obsolete upon the creation and wide spread usage of the equivalent naval rank of Commodore.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flag_Officer   (474 words)

  
 Flag Etiquette
The main part of the flag is called either the field or ground; the upper left quarter of the flag is known as the canton or the union.
The flag usage aboard yawls is essentially the same as aboard single-masted sailing yachts, except that the mizzen offers a third possible location for the ensign, as it can be carried on the leech (normally about 2/3 up the leech).
As a matter of politeness, the courtesy flag occupies a place in the hierarchy second only to the vessel's own national ensign, but it is primarily a signal, and thus takes the position normally reserved for that sort of flag.
www.alberg37.org /Etiquette.html   (1076 words)

  
 Belgium: Air Force rank flags
The flag of a flag officer is a square fl-yellow-red tricolor flag flag with two fl lined white swords in saltire in the middle.
The flag of a colonel is a light blue triangular flag with a red border and three groups of three horieontal fl-yellow-red strips.
The flag of a major-general is a rectangular, swallow-tailed light blue flag with a red border and one group of three horizontal fl-yellow-red stripes in the middle.
www.allstates-flag.com /fotw/flags/be^afr.html   (194 words)

  
 Flag and Etiquette Committee
Flag's of associations, e.g., a cruising club or a USPS district, are generally rectangular and may be worn on a spreader halyard.
The officer flag is worn instead of the owner's private signal on all motor and sailing vessels except single-masted sailboats, where it is flown at the masthead in place of the club burgee.
For instance, the flags of all former British Commonwealth countries, including Canada, Bermuda, the Bahamas, and the British Virgin Islands, are correctly proportioned 1:2, i.e., the fly is twice the length of the hoist.
www.usps.org /f_stuff/etiquett.html   (3013 words)

  
 flag-officer - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Admiral (Arabic amir al,”lord of the”), in common usage, a naval officer of the highest rank, also referred to as a flag officer.
Flag (symbol), light pieces of cloth, usually rectangular in shape, but varying in size, color, and design, and intended for use as an emblem or as...
Flag (plant), common name for several monocotyledonous plants (Monocots) having sword-shaped leaves and bearing large, asymmetrical flowers.
encarta.msn.com /flag-officer.html   (139 words)

  
 flag@Everything2.com
The first flag is drawn at the end of the stem furthest from the note-head and additional flags are attached to the stem progressively closer to the note-head.
Flag officer, the commander of a fleet or squadron; an admiral, or commodore.
Flag of truse, a white flag carried or displayed to an enemy, as an invitation to conference, or for the purpose of making some communication not hostile.
www.everything2.com /index.pl?node=flag   (963 words)

  
 Flag Officer Insignias
Flags designating the presence of officers of American yacht clubs used to be similar to the Navy's burgee command pennant in shape but are now generally rectangular.
Such flags were in use by officers of the New York Yacht Club by at least 1874, although the NYYC now uses a completely different system based on the design of the club's burgee.
Officers fly their flags in place of a private signal, except that on a single-masted sailboat it flies at the masthead and the club burgee moves to the jackstaff.
www.mobileyachtclub.com /flag_officer_insignias.htm   (208 words)

  
 Flag - YPPedia
Flags are the only political units that can blockade an island to take control of it, and flags are also the only groupings that may go to war with one another.
The monarch of a flag is usually the one in charge of said flag, though this is not always the case, and they may be merely a figurehead depending on the way the flag has been organized.
Royalty in a flag - that is, the princes and princesses of that flag - are the members who vote on all flag issues.
yppedia.puzzlepirates.com /Flag   (480 words)

  
 Flag Officer Information
In the Canadian Forces, a Flag Officer (French: Officier général, "general officer") is the naval equivalent of a General Officer of the army or air force, and comprises the ranks of Commodore, Rear-Admiral, Vice-Admiral, and Admiral.
A Flag Officer's rank is denoted by a wide strip of gold braid on the cuff of the Service Dress tunic; one to four gold maple leafs over crossed sword and baton, all beneath a Royal crown, on slip-ons or epaulets; and two rows of gold oak leaves on the peak of the Service Cap.
The 19th century rank of Flag Officer was considered strictly temporary and became obsolete upon the creation and wide spread usage of the equivalent naval rank of Commodore.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Flag_Officer   (438 words)

  
 Military Personnel: General and Flag Officer Requirements Are Unclear Based on DOD's 2003 Report to Congress   (Site not responding. Last check: )
DOD recognized the need to identify general and flag officer positions that could conceivably be converted from the military ranks to the civilian workforce, although it deferred this assessment until after the general and flag officer study was complete.
For DOD's general and flag officer study, "authorizations" were defined as the number of general and flag officers allowed under the law (people) and "requirements" as billets the DOD components claim should be filled by a general or flag officer (positions).
The steps in the general and flag officer study were as follows: o At LMI's request, the services and the Joint Staff submitted data on all of their general and flag officer positions and on a sample of colonel and Navy captain positions.
www.washingtonwatchdog.org /documents/gao/04/GAO-04-488.html   (10197 words)

  
 American Civil War Naval Timeline
Flag Officer D. Farragut was appointed to command the Western Gulf Blockading Squadron -- the beginning of the New Orleans campaign.
Flag Officer D. Farragut's fleet successfully passed the heavy Vicksburg batteries; three days later, 1 July, his forces were joined by those of Flag Officer C. Davis: the fresh and salt-water fleets met for the first time.
Flag Officer L. Goldsborough's fleet covered the withdrawal of Major General G. McClellan's army after the battle of Malvern Hill.
www.americancivilwar.com /tcwn/civil_war/Naval_Timeline/Civil_War_Naval_Timeline_1862.html   (652 words)

  
 Sea Scouting: Sea Scout Flags
The skipper's flag is the flag of his class.
The Class Flag should be carried with the Ship flag and may be flown on separate poles or on the same pole as the Ship flag.
These flags are hoisted on the masts of ships, or on some conspicuous part of the meeting place when these individuals come aboard or visit the ship or meeting place.
www.seascout.org /about/history/flags.html   (1027 words)

  
 Tenured General Officers
We have as many flags officers commanding the 1.4 million GIs today as we had during World War II when 12 million were in uniform.
Flag officers cannot be forced to retire until age 62, except for disability or misconduct.
Careers of distinguished officers are often ruined because a single Senator is unhappy with the outcome of a contract, investigation, or action, so they personally block their promotion to 0-8, 0-9, or 0-10.
www.g2mil.com /tenured.htm   (1583 words)

  
 Belgium: Air Force rank flags
According to Album des Pavillons [pay00], the flag is a square fl-yellow-red tricolor flag with two white swords outlined in fl and placed in saltire in the middle.
Smith [smi75c] shows the flag of a Colonel as a light blue triangular flag with a red border and three groups of three horizontal fl-yellow-red strips.
Flags of All Nations [hms58] shows the flag of a Lieutenant-General as a rectangular, swallow-tailed light blue flag with a red border and two groups of three horizontal fl-yellow-red stripes.
www.crwflags.com /FOTW/FLAGS/be^afr.html   (294 words)

  
 U.S. GAO - Summary
The general and flag officer study validated requirements for general and flag officer positions that exceeded congressional authorizations for both the active and reserve components.
DOD, in conducting its 2003 general and flag officer study, incorporated some of the lessons learned from a GAO review of DOD's 1997 general and flag officer study.
DOD recognized the need to identify general and flag officer positions that could conceivably be converted from the military ranks to the civilian workforce, although it deferred this assessment until after the general and flag officer study was complete.
www.gao.gov /docdblite/details.php?rptno=GAO-04-488   (560 words)

  
 Flag Display Cases for flags and memorabilia
Officers Flag Display Case for 3ft x 5ft Flag
Officer Flag Display Case for 3ft x 5ft Flag in Black Cherry
Officers Flag Display Case for 5ft x 9.5ft Flag
www.united-states-flag.com /displaycases.html   (302 words)

  
 Navy Civil War chronology
Flag Officer D. Farragut was appointed to command the Western Gulf Blockading Squadron -- the beginning of the New Orleans campaign.
Flag Officer D. Farragut's fleet successfully passed the heavy Vicksburg batteries; three days later, 1 July, his forces were joined by those of Flag Officer C. Davis: the fresh and salt-water fleets met for the first time.
Flag Officer W. Hunter destroyed the last of the Confederate Savannah Squadron to prevent its capture by the advancing forces of General W. Sherman.
www.history.navy.mil /wars/civilwar.htm   (3042 words)

  
 Bersin & Associates | Tips & Techniques
FLAG University is a specialized program designed to offer top Navy officers throughout the world the opportunity to acquire skills, competencies, and personal feedback designed to help them constantly improve as leaders of an incredibly complex organization.
As a FLAG officer, responsible for budgets, strategy, goal-setting, as well as resource allocation – the knowledge and skills required to successfully lead a workforce that is often comprised not just of sailors, but of civilians and contractors as well can be very different.
FLAG University’s commitment is to help the senior leader find the right learning experience, at the right time, and in a manner or mode of delivery that most feasible given the tremendous constraints on these busy executive’s time.
www.bersin.com /tips_techniques/aug_mgt_flag.asp   (1939 words)

  
 flag
{Flag officer}, the commander of a fleet or squadron; an admiral, or commodore.
{Yellow flag}, the quarantine flag of all nations; also carried at a vessel's fore, to denote that an infectious disease is on board.
To convey, as a message, by means of flag signals; as to flag an order to troops or vessels at a distance.
www.beetfoundation.com /words/f/flag.html   (917 words)

  
 USCG Flags & Ensign
Coast Guard personal flags are used according to the same rules followed by the Navy, serving as a distinctive mark in lieu of the commission pennant when a flag officer is on board a ship.
The flag was adopted in 1979 simultaneously with that of the Commandant.
The flag of the Regiment of Cadets of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy at New London, Connecticut, is light blue with the Academy seal on the center.
www.dirauxwest.org /uscg-flags-ensign.htm   (1941 words)

  
 Starfleet ranks - TFC Galactopedia
Officers at this rank typically hold positions such as space station commander (or first officer of important starships.
Officers at this rank typically have some command experience, and are occasionally appointed department heads on starships.
In the modern US armed forces, service members may begin their career as an officer at the rank of lieutenant or lieutenant commander if, due to the nature of their occupation, they were required to continue their education beyond the level of a Bachelors degree prior to receiving their initial commission.
www.furryconflict.com /galactopedia/index.php/Starfleet_ranks   (764 words)

  
 Customs, Ceremonies and Traditions of the USN
The officer of the deck (that is, the senior officer on watch) seeks the captain's permission before striking eight bells at the end of the morning, forenoon, and second dog watches.
When a senior officer or official formally visits a ship of the Navy, he or she is normally "piped over the side" by a boatswain's mate and a number of sideboys corresponding to the visitor's rank as shown on the table of honors.
According to regulations, a flag officer who is the senior officer present in a port is saluted by arriving vessels, and a new senior officer arriving aboard a vessel is saluted by the former senior officer present.
mysite.verizon.net /vzeohzt4/Seaflags/customs/trads.html   (9141 words)

  
 US CODE: Title 10,526. Authorized strength: general and flag officers on active duty
(1) The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff may designate up to 12 general officer and flag officer positions that are joint duty assignments for purposes of chapter 38 of this title for exclusion from the limitations in subsection (a).
Officers in positions so designated shall not be counted for the purposes of those limitations.
Exclusion of Certain Officers.— The limitations of this section do not apply to a reserve component general or flag officer who is on active duty for training or who is on active duty under a call or order specifying a period of less than 180 days.
www4.law.cornell.edu /uscode/10/526.html   (301 words)

  
 ArmyWives.com - Types / Usage Of Other Flags   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When a general officer participating in a ceremony (host, presiding official, guest of honor) is holding a position authorized a positional flag, only the positional flag is displayed, not the general officer flag.
We'll also display the 4-star flags of both the outgoing and incoming 4-star (the personal flag of the outgoing CINC is ceremoniously furled and cased, and then presented to him as part of the ceremony).
Flags may be mounted with the staff fixed firmly to the chassis or clamped to the right front bumper.
www.armywives.com /index.php/content/view/970/331   (1185 words)

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