Rear Admiral (United States)
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is a naval commissioned officer rank above that of a
, and below that of a
uniformed services of the United States
are unique in having two grades of
Rear admiral (lower half)
United States Navy
United States Coast Guard
United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps
rear admiral (lower half)
(RDML) is a
, with the
of O-7. Rear admiral (lower half) ranks above
and below rear admiral. Rear admiral (lower half) is equivalent to the rank of
in the other
, and equivalent to the rank of
in most other navies.Commodore was historically a wartime rank in the U.S. Navy, as in the case of
. Commodore continues to be an operational role, typically filled by senior Navy captains. In the United States uniformed services, rear admiral (lower half) replaced the rank of
in 1985.<gallery>File:US Navy O7 insignia.svg|The star and shoulder boards of a US Navy rear admiral (lower half)File:US CG O7 insignia.svg|The star and shoulder boards of a US Coast Guard rear admiral (lower half)File:USA - PHS - O7 insignia.png|The star and shoulder boards of a US Public Health Service rear admiral (lower half)File:USA - NOAA - O7 insignia.png|The stars, shoulder boards, and sleeve stripes of a National...
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