Vice Admiral

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A vice admiral is the second highest non-unique flag rank attainable in most naval organizations.

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Historical Context

The early office in the British Navy may be traced to the vice admiral of the United Kingdom which was the evolution of the ancient title lieutenant admiral or lieutenant of the Admiralty. It later became Vice Admiral of England in 1672; then became Vice Admiral of Great Britain in 1707; and finally Vice Admiral of the United Kingdom in 1801. In 1876, the officer was not hold and remained vacant until 1901 when King Edward VII revived it. On December 21, 1864, the grade of vice admiral was introduced into the American Navy. David Glasgow Farragut was the first vice admiral. When Farragut was promoted to Admiral in July 1866, Rear Admiral David D. Porter was then made a vice admiral. When Farragut died in Auguest 1870, Porter was made an admiral, and Stephen C. Rowan was made a vice admiral. After the deaths of Porter and Rowan, the grade of 'four-star admiral' became extinct until the Act of March 3, 1915.


Starfleet Usage

In Starfleet, Vice Admirals are most likely to see duty as a Chief of Division (ie: Chief of Starfleet Security) or as Chief of Starfleet Operations. As promotion within the admiralty is at the pleasure of the Chancellor and the Starfleet Commander-in-Chief, there is no minimum time in grade beyond the required twenty years of service as a commissioned (non-flag) officer. It is abbreviated to VADM in correspondence.

Starfleet used the following rank insignia to denote this rank of officer:

Period 2410-Present 2373-2410 2368-2373 2365-2373 2352-2365 2280-2352 2270-2280 2255-2270
Insignia 2410 SF O-9.png 2373 SF O-9.png 2368 SF O-9.png 2366 SF O-9.png 2352 SF O-9.png 2280 SF O-9.png 2270 SF O-9.png
2270 SF O-9 (shoulder).png
2255 SF O-9.png

Other Usage

Some military and paramilitary groups use the rank "vice admiral" in their organizations:

Bajoran Defense Force Navy

Within the Bajoran Defense Force Navy, a Vice-Admiral is the second rank with flag status and is entitled to its own paygrade of O-9.

Grade Rank Insignia (Sleeve)
O-9 Vice-Admiral BDFN-O-9.png

See Also

Starfleet Rank Structure
Grade Enlisted Training Warrant Officer
1 PVT CREC MID4 WOJG 2LT ENS
2 PFC CAPP MID3 WO 1LT LTJG
3 LCPL CRMN MID2 CWO CPT LT
4 CPL PO3 MID1 SCWO MAJ LCDR
5 SGT PO2 OC MCWO LTCOL CDR
6 SSGT PO1 COL CAPT
CDRE
7 GYSGT CPO BRGEN BADM
8 MSGT SCPO MAJGEN RADM
9 MGYSGT
SGTMAJ
MCPO LTGEN VADM
10 SGTMAJOS MCPOS GEN ADM
11 GADM
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