ⓘ Commodore admiral

Commodore admiral

ⓘ Commodore admiral

Commodore admiral was a short-lived military rank of the United States Navy and United States Coast Guard that existed for less than 11 months during the year 1982. The rank of commodore admiral was established as the Navys one-star admiral rank after over forty years during which all promoted Navy and Coast Guard captains were advanced directly to the two-star position of rear admiral, but were still paid as one-star officers in the pay grade of O-7 while in a "rear admiral, lower half" category. This was a result of the Navy Personnel Act of 3 March 1899 that eliminated the "rank" of commodore in the US Navy. The same protocol was adopted by the US Coast Guard when it was established as a military service in its current form and title in the early 1900s. In the early 1940s, commodore was briefly reinstituted as a one-star wartime rank in the US Navy and US Coast Guard, but most promoted captains were still advanced to the two-star insignia rank of rear admiral, lower half. With nearly all of the one-star commodore incumbents promoted to rear admiral by the end of World War II, the rank of commodore was again suspended.

A new rank of Commodore Admiral was established as a means to pacify the other three arms of the U.S. who believe that the promotion of the USN and the USCG o-6 to O-7, still does not give them the right to wear the insignia-8, was unfair, and also as a means to distinguish between the Navy and the coast guard one-star admirals were in fact flag officers. This was a serious problem during the Second world war, when cultural errors led to several of the Commodore of the U.S. Navy is regarded as senior captains and members of foreign military and, in turn, denied honors because of the United States flag-officer.

After its establishment, many in the leadership of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. coast guard believes that the rank of Commodore Admiral violated over a century of tradition and were repeated appeals to the chief of naval operations to eliminate rank. As a compromise, the rank of Commodore Admiral was changed to simply "Commodore" in early 1983. However, this change caused more problems inside the dark, because the senior captains commanding multiple units, for example, those who are responsible for air wings and air groups, the destroyer squadron, submarine squadron, etc. has held the honorary title "Commodore" for decades. In addition, many admirals, the Commodore found that their mail is routed on the basis of the officers club, also known as entered in the officers mess, an open aka Como. As a result, "the title of" Commodore in the USN and the US coast guard was himself eliminated as a class In 1985. It was replaced by the new rank of rear Admiral lower half, in fact the same name As before relating to the period before the Second world war. However, this time, officers produced in o-7 wore a star of distinction.

The title of Commodore Admiral is one of the rarest ranks in the history of the U.S. Navy and coast guard of the United States. Only a handful of officers, mainly those captains are produced in-7 in 1982, when he held the position, for example, the Admiral A. the average Leon, who was nominated as commandant of midshipmen at the naval Academy USA. Another famous example of rear Admiral grace Hopper.