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[Flag of Dept. of Justice] image by Joe McMillan, 7 December 2001



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Overview

In the Department of Justice:

Attorney General..................blue field, white stars
Deputy Attorney General......white field, blue stars
Associate Attorney General..green field, white stars
Solicitor General...................red field, white stars
Assistant Attorney General....yellow field, blue stars

The Associate AG's field looks like a dark bluish-green on Jack's chart, the Solicitor General's is a slightly purplish red, different from other red flags.

Joe McMillan and John Niggley, 6 December 2001


Order of Precedence

Sort of revisiting a photo from 2009; Lots of flags here at the Attorney General awards ceremony:
www.mainjustice.com/files/2009/10/dsc_0782.jpg

  1. United States
  2. Department of Justice
  3. Attorney General
  4. Deputy Attorney General
  5. Associate Attorney General
  6. Solicitor General
  7. Assistant Attorney General
  8. US Marshal Service
  9. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
  10. Federal Bureau of Investigation
  11. US Drug Enforcement Administration
  12. Federal Bureau of Prisons
  13. US Attorneys
  14. Office of Justice Programs
  15. Blue - Unknown - possibly Office of Inspector General
Dave Fowler, 28 August 2013


Attorney General

[Flag of the Attorney General] image by Joe McMillan, 24 October 1999

The Attorney General is head of the Department of Justice and the fourth ranking member of the cabinet (behind the Secretaries of State, Treasury, and Defense). The flag is ultramarine blue--a brighter shade than other cabinet secretaries--with the central device of the Department of Justice seal on it and a white star in each corner. Below the shield is a scroll inscribed "Qui pro Domina Justitia Sequitur," which is conventionally translated "Who prosecutes on behalf of our Lady Justice." The dimensions are 52 x 66 inches like other flags of senior officials; the fringe is white.

According to [kng49], page 642, this flag was adopted in 1932.

Joe McMillan, 24 October 1999


Deputy Attorney General

[Flag of the Deputy Attorney General] image by Joe McMillan, 7 December 2001

White field, device in color in center, 4 stars and fringe in ultramarine blue.
Jack Kowalski, 6 December 2001


Associate Attorney General

[Flag of the Associate Attorney General] image by Joe McMillan, 7 December 2001

"as for the Attorney General, except the base [field] shall be teal". No mention of any change in color of stars or fringe, or if there is any fringe or not.
Jack Kowalski, 6 December 2001

It should be pointed out that there is only one Associate AG (a number of Assistant AGs).
Nathan G. Lamm, 6 December 2001


Solicitor General

[Flag of the Solicitor General] image by Joe McMillan, 7 December 2001

"as for the Attorney General, except the base [field] shall be scarlet". As above, no mention of stars or fringe. Jack Kowalski, 6 December 2001


Assistant Attorney General

[Flag of the Assistant Attorney General] image by Joe McMillan, 8 December 2001

Assistant Attorneys General - "as for the Attorney General, except the base [field] shall be yellow". As above, no mention of stars or fringe.
Jack Kowalski, 6 December 2001

It should be pointed out that there are a number of Assistant AG's (only one Associate).
Nathan G. Lamm, 6 December 2001


United States Attorney

[Flag of the United States Attorney General] image by Joe McMillan, 7 December 2001