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Title of 5-star US Navy grade

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Title of 5-star US Navy grade

Unread postby ELSUPREMO » Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:35 pm

I wanted to clarify a point, perhaps minor, but important, that we often abbreviate the correct title of the US Navy 5-star grade. "Fleet Admiral" would be correct in some formats, but the actual, official, Congressionally approved title of the grade is Fleet Admiral of the US Navy.
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Unread postby Medic_in_Uniform » Sat Feb 17, 2007 11:31 pm

Yes, I noticed that you always tend to use the full correct title! smilies-01

It's interesting that this is, in many ways, a more grandiose title than the proposed "Admiral of the Navy" for the speculative six-star rank - it's almost like the two somehow got reversed!
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Unread postby J.T. Broderick » Sun Feb 18, 2007 5:47 pm

Yes, I noticed that you always tend to use the full correct title!

It's interesting that this is, in many ways, a more grandiose title than the proposed "Admiral of the Navy" for the speculative six-star rank - it's almost like the two somehow got reversed!


The only place I have ever seen that full title used is in the original legislation. The navy didn't even use it officially, for instance the 1945 Navy Register is headed by "Fleet Admirals:"
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Unread postby Medic_in_Uniform » Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:52 pm

I wondered about that too - all the official USN stuff I can think of refers simply to "Fleet Admiral."
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5-star Grade in US Armed Forces

Unread postby ELSUPREMO » Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:40 pm

The correct and full title of "Fleet Admiral of the United States Navy" is a great title. I think laziness and space savings due to ink costs must be behind the practice of shortening it to "Fleet Admiral," as is commonly seen.
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