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Memory-beta

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Andrea Brand wearing rear admiral insignia.

Rear admiral (also known as rear admiral upper half or two star admiral) is a rank of flag officer in naval services and space forces, most notably Earth Starfleet and its Federation counterpart. Rear admiral is the second most basic flag officer rank, a grade higher than a commodore or one star admiral and a grade below vice admiral and other admiral grades in most rank structures. This rank is roughly equivalent with the authority of a major general of military forces. (ST reference: Star Trek Encyclopedia; ST roleplay module: Starfleet Operations Manual)

In military parlance, is it acceptable and normal to refer to a rear admiral simply as "admiral" in most forms of address.

2260s uniform sleeve insignia.

In the Starfleet uniform insignia used in the mid-23rd century, an upper half rear admiral wore a service uniform rank insignia of a thick sleeve stripe of gold with braided edge (a commodore's insignia) with another separate braid above. This was slightly modified in the 2270s to the form of three grouped rank braids (again like a commodore's), with one stripe above. (TOS movie: The Motion Picture)

2350s-2360s uniform lapel insignia.

In the Starfleet uniform insignia introduced in the mid-24th century, a rear admiral wore a triangular rank braid with one pip underneath as their service uniform rank insignia. (TNG episodes: , "Conspiracy")

The correlation between this second lowest admiral rank and the uniform insignia worn in TNG season 1 is because other admirals were shown wearing higher and lower rank insignia, and the single braid insignia was the most basic one shown.
2360s uniform collar insignia.
2370s uniform collar insignia.

In a redesign of the admiral's service uniforms of 2365 and 2366, a new insignia of two gold pips enclosed in a rectangular gold border was worn by rear admirals, showing the origin of the "two star" name. This insignia continued into later uniform designs of the 2370s. (ST reference: Star Trek Encyclopedia; TNG episodes: "The First Duty", "The Pegasus")

The Star Trek Encyclopedia shows the insignia in a small rectangular pin, while canon appearances depict a wider rectangular pin. It is possible the insignia changed over the years between the mid 2360s and the later 2360s when those references took place, respectively.

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It should be noted that some admirals who were referred to as "rear admiral" but did not have visible insignia might actually have held the one star admiral rank of rear admiral lower half.
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US insignia.

The United States rank scheme that Starfleet was adapted from is also the origination of the insignia, background information, and alternate name for this rank. In the United States armed forces, rear admirals of the US Navy wear a pin insignia of two stars on their uniforms and hold an officer grade equivalent to a major general of other services.

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Halo

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Rear Admiral refers to two separate senior commissioned officer ranks of the UNSC Navy:


This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. If an article link referred you here, you might want to go back and fix it to point directly to the intended page.

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ST Expanded

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Rear admiral is a flag officer rank that is usually between a commodore and vice admiral.

During the 24th century, the Federation Starfleet depreciated the commodore grade, replacing it with rear admiral lower half.

Also, the Hydran rank of third admiral is roughly equivalent to the Starfleet rank of rear admiral (upper half). (RIS Bouteina: "Hilbert Hotel")

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Starwars

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Rear Admiral Michael Unther of the Imperial Navy

Rear Admiral was a naval rank, usually the lowest level of Admiral in a fleet, and the counterpart to the Army rank of Major General. The next rank up in seniority was Vice Admiral, while the rank below was Commodore. There is also some evidence for a semi-formal subordinate grade of Brevet-Admirals, necessitated by the vast expansion of military command responsibilities under the Galactic Empire, and later during the Yuuzhan Vong invasion.

The title existed in the Republic Navy at least as early as the Mandalorian Wars, when Captain Saul Karath was promoted to Rear Admiral in 3,963 BBY after the Battle of Vanquo.

However, almost the only Rear Admiral to be explicitly identified as such in the sources is the Imperial officer Michael Unther, who was promoted to Rear Admiral on retiring from active duty: somewhat bizarrely, he had previously been the commanding Admiral of a Sector Fleet, a statement which is hard to explain unless this had been a brevet posting. An analysis of rank insignia may help identify other Rear-Admirals, however—suggesting for example that Delak Krennel held this rank during his mission to Axxila in 4 ABY.

Due to the lack of evidence, it is hard to say with confidence what sort of duties Rear Admirals typically undertook in the navies of the Old Republic, Galactic Empire, Rebel Alliance, New Republic and Galactic Alliance. It can be suggested, somewhat tentatively, that officers of this rank may have commanded some individual Star Destroyers, or served as the flag officers for local squadrons and as the commodores of Systems Forces. But given that Admiral Unther was actually promoted to Rear-Admiral from a Sector Fleet command, it is not inconceivable that some Rear Admirals held the senior positions of Fleet Admiral and High Admiral within Sector Groups.

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Appearances

  • The Admiral's List: Jimas Veltraa Memorial Edition
  • The Admiral's List: Karath Home Safely
  • Star Wars Galaxies
  • Inferno
  • Star Wars Legacy 20: Indomitable, Part 1

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