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Vice Admiral

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Vice Admiral is a naval rank of three star level, equivalent to Lieutenant General in seniority. In the United States Navy, Vice Admirals generally command the numbered fleets around the world that make up the naval components of each of the regional unified commands. Of the five numbered fleets, four have command ships which act as the Vice Admiral's flagship.

A Vice Admiral is typically senior to a Rear Admiral and junior to an Admiral.

In the Royal Navy the rank of Vice Admiral should be distinguished from the office of Vice-Admiral of the United Kingdom, which is an Admiralty position usually held by a retired full Admiral.

See also

Template:UK officer ranksda:Viceadmiral de:Vizeadmiral sl:Viceadmiral

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