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Navy - Rear Admiral (Lower Half) (U.S.)

Last modified: 2005-12-17 by rick wyatt
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[U.S. Navy Rear Admiral (Lower Half) flag]
Indoor/Parade version
image by Rick Wyatt, 27 September 1998
[U.S. Navy Rear Admiral (Lower Half) flag]
Outdoor version
image by Joseph McMillan, 9 September 1999
Unrestricted Line Officers' Flags

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Restricted Line Officers

[U.S. Navy Rear Admiral (Lower Half) flag] image by Rick Wyatt, 27 September 1998
Supply, Medical, JAG Officers

To clarify, the white flag with blue stars is flown not only by Supply, Medical, and JAG Corps officers but by all officers not eligible for command at sea. That includes the various staff corps (Supply, Medical, Dental, Nurse, Medical Service, Chaplain, Civil Engineer, and Judge Advocate General) but also flag officers in the restricted line such as engineering duty officers, intelligence and cryptography specialists, and oceanographers. It may routinely be seen up to the three star level (for example, flown by the Surgeon General at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in Washington), although there have been a rare few instances of restricted line officers rising to four-star rank (Hyman Rickover was an engineering duty officer). But never aboard ship.
Joe McMillan, 14 June 1999


[U.S. Navy Commodore flag (obsolete)] image by Tom Gregg, 13 February 1997

This obsolete broad pennant was flown by those officers before they became Rear Admirals (Lower Half).
Tom Gregg, 13 February 1997