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  Fleet Admiral (U.S.) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Fleet Admiral in the United States Navy is an admiral considered to be the equivalent of the United States Army's General of the Army.
A close contender to the rank of Fleet Admiral was Raymond A. Spruance; however, Congressman Carl Vinson, a strong supporter of William F. Halsey, was reported to have on several occasions blocked the final promotion of Spruance to Fleet Admiral.
U.S. Naval tradition holds that the rank Admiral of the Navy is considered senior to that of Fleet Admiral.
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 Flag Officers of the U.S. Navy
As with the admiral's flag, there was a red version with white stars from 1915 to 1940 to indicate a junior vice admiral in the presence of a senior.
In that case, the admiral's flag is shifted to the starboard main yardarm for the duration of the visit.
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.
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 Navy - Admiral (U.S.)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
If the admiral is absent for more than 72 hours, his flag is hauled down and replaced by another officer's flag or command pennant or a commission pennant.
An admiral's flag is also displayed in a the bow when he is embarked in a boat of his command or a boat assigned for his use.
Ashore, an admiral's flag is displayed at his headquarters at the right yardarm of a flagmast with crosstree or at the masthead of a flagmast with gaff.
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 Admirall Robley D. Evans
Admiral Evans and his Staff photographed in San Francisco before the cruise in 1907.
At the opening of the Spanish-American War in 1898, he was in command of the USS Iowa, which began the attack on the Spanish Fleet at Santiago, Cuba.
The Fleet consisted of sixteen battleships, and the Fleet sailed from Hampton Roads, Virginia, on December 16.
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 Area 001: Fleet Adm. Juan C. Rodriguez
Admiral Juan's grandparents were killed by Romulans in what will be later termed "The Tomed Incident" in 2311.
After the loss of the San Juan and the rescue, he was transferred to the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards, where he worked in the design teams for both the Defiant and Sovereign class upgrades.
He was then promoted to Admiral after this battle which was known as the "Battle of the Front Line", transferred with ship and crew to the newly improved Star Fleet Technological and Tactical Research Center.
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 Interesting Facts of the Great White Fleet
At the time of the fleet's sailing from Hampton Roads there were four senior officers that had served during the Civil War !Serving more than 40 years on active duty is practically unheard of in the modern navy, but in 1908 the mandatory retirement age was 62.
Among the junior officers of the battleship fleet were Ensign Harold R. Stark, Midshipmen William F. Halsey, and Raymond A. Spruance.
He rose to become Vice Admiral Halsey, Third Fleet at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor and later in 1945 to Fleet Admiral Halsey.
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 Numbered Fleets
Second Fleet operates primarily in the Atlantic Ocean from the North Pole to the South Pole and from the shores of the United States to the west coast of Europe.
Third Fleet was formed as a fighting force under Admiral "Bull" Halsey on 15 March 1943, and reconstituted in the Middle and Eastern Pacific on 01 February 1975.
As in the case of the US Army, tactical organization for the Normandy invasion was delayed until the fall of 1943 when the Twelfth Fleet under Rear Adm. Alan G. Kirk was organized.
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 Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Biographical Sketch
Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, who at the height of the Pacific war commanded over two million men and women, 5,000 ships and 20,000 planes, was of humble and landlocked beginnings.
Because of the need for junior officers in Theodore Roosevelt's expanding Navy, the Admiral's class was graduated ahead of schedule on January 30, 1905, with Chester seventh in the class of 114.
The atomic attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki forced the Japanese to admit defeat, and on September 2, 1945, on board the battleship MISSOURI in Tokyo Bay, Fleet Admiral Nimitz signed the surrender document on behalf of the United States.
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 Annapolis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
In the British navy, except for the substitution of the title admiral of the fleet for that of fleet admiral, the grades are identical to those of the U.S. Navy.
The rank of admiral of the navy was created for the American naval officer George Dewey in 1899; on his death the rank was abolished.
The rank of admiral is held by the chief and vice chief of naval operations, commanders in chief of the Atlantic and Pacific fleets, and others in highest ranking posts.
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 William Daniel Leahy, Fleet Admiral, United States Navy
The ceremonies planned by Admiral Grantham and his staff, with due regard for the wishes of Rear Admiral William H. Leahy, son of the fleet admiral, followed, with one exception, the general prescriptions for a Special Military Funeral.
According to protocol, announcements of the funeral service for Admiral Leahy, which in effect were invitations to attend, were sent to all branches and principal agencies of the federal government and to the diplomatic corps.
Invitations also were extended to all active and retired admirals of the Navy and Coast Guard, all active and retired generals of the Marine Corps, and all active generals of the Army and Air Force living in the Washington area.
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 Fleet Admiral Halsey
With the rank of Admiral, and for the next 18 months he was in command of that area during the offensive operations of the U. Forces.
Admiral Halsey's flag was flying on USS Missouri on 2 September in Tokyo Bay when the formal Japanese surrender was signed onboard.
On December 11, 1945, he took the oath as Fleet Admiral becoming the fourth and last officer to hold the rank.
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 Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN
Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz was born Feb. 24, 1885, in Fredericksburg, Texas.
With the rank of Admiral, and Fleet Admiral after December 1944, he commanded American forces during their long advance across the Pacific to full victory in August 1945.
Fleet Admiral Nimitz became Chief of Naval Operations in December 1945.
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 Californians and the Military: Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz: A Five Star Submariner
Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz was born on February 24, 1885, in a tiny hotel of sun-dried brick in Fredericksburg, Texas, built by his grandfather, Charles Henry Nimitz.
Nimitz was instrumental in defeating the Japanese fleet at the Battle of Midway in June 1942 and in molding together the diverse administrative elements of the Pacific Fleet for the war against Japan.
Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, as one of his final acts as CNO, convinced by Rickover's arguments and the endorsement of the experts, approved the memorandum.
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 Fleet Admiral Chester William Nimitz - USS Nimitz Aircraft Carrier
It was many years later, after he had become a Fleet Admiral that he actually was awarded his high school diploma.
He returned to the U. in 1907 and was ordered to duty under instruction in submarines, the branch of the service in which he spent a large part of his sea duty.
On 19 December 1944, he was advanced to the newly created rank of Fleet Admiral, and on 2 September 1945, was the United States signatory to the surrender terms aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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 William Frederick Bull Halsey, Jr., Admiral, United States Navy
On the morning of 19 August the admiral's body, accompanied by his son and daughter, was flown from Floyd Bennett Field, New York, to the US Naval Air Station in Anacostia, DC Upon the arrival of the plane at 1100, the Ceremonial Guard from the Naval Air Station rendered military honors.
In preparation for the transfer of Admiral Halsey's casket at Memorial Gate, the caisson and caisson detail from the 3d Infantry were on the street in front of the military escort, facing south toward the cemetery's Roosevelt Drive.
Admiral Halsey's casket was borne to the grave through a cordon formed by the honorary pallbearers.
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 Admiral of the Fleet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
NOTE: There was only one "Admiral of the Navy" in the history of the United States.
The rank was in recognition of his exploits in destroying the Spanish Fleet at Manila Bay in the Philippine Islands.
Dewey's success allowed the U.S. to gain a foothold in the Far East, and to station peacekeeping forces close to China (essential for relief during the Boxer Rebellion, and in WWII, slowing the Japanese advance).
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 Fleet Admiral William Frederick Halsey, Jr., USN
After Guadalcanal was secured in February 1943, Admiral Halsey's forces spent the rest of the year battling up the Solomons Chain to Bougainville, then isolated the Japanese fortress at Rabaul by capturing positions in the Bismarcks and Admiralties.
Admiral Halsey left the South Pacific in May 1944, as the war surged toward the Philippines and Japan.
He returned to the combat zone in late May 1945 to command the Third Fleet through the end of the Pacific War and was present when Japan formally surrendered on the deck of his flagship, USS MISSOURI (BB 63), on 2 September 1945.
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 Fleet Admiral John Etling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Fleet Admiral John A. Etling born in 2338 and is the only child of Rear Admiral John R. and Counselor (Lieutenant Commander) Kesmeria I. Etling.
Fleet Admiral John A. Etling was promoted to Full Commander in 2385 and placed as the Executive Officer of Starbase Proxima 5.
Due to the untimely demise of Fleet Captain Rhoon, the current Commander of the 9th Fleet of the Delta Quadrant, Captain John A. Etling is hereby promoted up to Rear Admiral (lower half) and is ordered to immediately assume overall command of the Delta Quadrant and the 9th Fleet on a permanent basis.
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 Navy - Fleet Admiral (U.S.)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Until 1915, he was the only full admiral, active or retired, and therefore the only one entitled to a four-star flag.
The flag at the tomb in Washington Cathedral is a regular admiral's flag.
Admiral sleeves bore 4 stripes, in roughly 1-1-1-3 ratio.
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 Californians and the Military: Admiral Raymond Ames Spruance
Admiral Spruance, the victor of the battle of Midway, is another naval hero of World War II who made his home in California.
With due respect to Halsey, it must be said that of the two, Spruance rated higher for Fleet Admiral promotion, for he was a better commander, an admirals' admiral, not a sailors' admiral as Halsey.
Turner (U.S. Naval Academy, 1906) won Nimitz' admiration for leading amphibious groups throughout the Pacific during the war and Charles Lockwood (U.S. Naval Academy, 1908) was a submariner, like Nimitz, and became Commander Submarine Force, Pacific (COMSUBPAC) in February 1943 which force crushed the Japanese Merchant Fleet.
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 U.S. Pacific Fleet sails in friendlier waters - The Honolulu Advertiser - Hawaii's Newspaper
Before stepping down as commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and retiring from the Navy, Adm. Walter F. Doran summarized his three-year watch as one of nurturing relations with maritime forces in Asia and the Pacific.
Although the Pacific Fleet is the world's largest naval command, with 200 ships, 1,400 aircraft and 190,000 sailors and Marines, the United States needs help in meeting the demands of the 21st century.
The admiral advocated sustained military exchanges, such as port calls, with China, which he saw as a form of deterrence.
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 USN WW2 ADMIRALS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Admiral Spruance held command of the Pacific Fleet in late 1945 and early 1946.
From 1934 to 1937, Rear Admiral Stark was Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance.
Admiral Stark's diplomatic talents were much in evidence as he built and maintained close relations with British civilian and Naval leaders, and with the leaders of other Allied powers.
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 fleet admiral - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Admiral (Arabic amir al,”lord of the”), in common usage, a naval officer of the highest rank, also referred to as a flag officer.
William Frederick Halsey was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and educated at the U.S....
King, Ernest Joseph (1878-1956), American naval officer, born in Lorain, Ohio, and educated at the U.S. Naval Academy and the Naval War College....
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 Fleet Admiral William Frederick "Bull" Halsey
Under his command the U.S. naval forces in the area won the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, and lost the Battle of Santa Cruz.
Though his fleet sank the four carriers of Ozawa, it missed the two converted battleships, and a major part of the escort units.
As Fleet Admiral, Halsey spent the rest of his career in Washington, D.C., and was retired in 1947.
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 Galactic Alliance Fleet
The Fleet's primary mission is to uphold all the directives and to test all new equipment which arrives at the outpost.
All varieties of life is held in the fleet as many different races join the fleet, These include such races as: Bajoran, Klingon, Betazoid, Human, Bolian, Kzinti, Vulcan, and even a Cardassian or two.
She has been twice decorated with the Federation Star for Bravery, Also, She holds the Golden Starburst for Heroism, She was decorated with the Starfleet Cross for Courage under fire, She holds the Legion of Merit for Excellent Service and was twice decorated with the Cluster Medal for Dedication.
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 Admiral John B. Nathman's Biography
Admiral Nathman has served in a variety of sea, shore and joint assignments, and flown over 40 different types of aircraft during his career.
Admiral Nathman reported to the aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) in 1987 as Executive Officer, and subsequently assumed command of USS LASALLE (AGF 3), the flagship for Commander, Middle East Force, during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Admiral Nathman subsequently served as Director, Air Warfare, on the Chief of Naval Operations staff in Washington, D.C. In August 2000, he took command of Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet and was designated Commander, Naval Air Forces in October 2001.
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 United States Navy officer rank insignia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This chart represents the U.S. Navy and US Coast Guard officer rank insignia.
The rank Admiral of the Navy is considered in Naval tradition to be the equivalent of a six star Admiral.
U.S. Navy Warrant officer rank insignia can be found in the Warrant officer article.
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 Fleet Admiral Willian D. "Bill" Leahy
Official Chronology of Admiral William D. Leahy—Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during WW II.
Before Pearl Harbor, U.S. citizens despised the military as a waste of money....President Lincoln and his brave Protestant soldiers ensured that no foreign power would ever again threaten the Union.
Admiral Leahy presiding over a meeting of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Sept. 1944.
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 US People--King, Ernest J., Fleet Admiral, USN.
Promoted to Rear Admiral in 1933, he was made Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics.
As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he was instrumental in obtaining sufficient resources to begin and sustain offensive operations against Japan despite a grand strategy of directing the bulk of America's power into the Atlantic and European theaters.
King was promoted to the new rank of Fleet Admiral in December 1944.
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