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Nominee for NSA chief pledges transparency, protection of privacy

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- Vice Adm. Michael Rogers, President Obama's pick to head the National Security Agency, pledged to protect privacy rights and improve transparency.

Midshipman says alleged rape victim didn't seen overly intoxicated

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A U.S. Naval Academy midshipman says a classmate who alleges she was raped at a party while drunk didn't seem too intoxicated to know what she was doing.
Military tells SEAL team to destroy photos from Osama bin Laden raid

Military tells SEAL team to destroy photos from Osama bin Laden raid

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Soon after the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, the head of the U.S. special forces ordered photos of the body be turned in or destroyed, a document indicates.

Australian admiral defends submarine procurement

CANBERRA, Australia, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A senior Australian admiral has denied the purchase of the country's next generation submarines is a "gold-plated $30 billion sinkhole."
Obama says he wants to help middle class

Obama says he wants to help middle class

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama says he has "concrete, practical proposals" to help the middle class, excerpts from his State of the Union address Tuesday night show.

Naval Academy dismisses rape charges against second midshipman

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Sexual assault charges against a second former U.S. Naval Academy football player have been dismissed on a technicality, the school's top official says.

Coast Guard lauds global teamwork in antarctic rescue

ALAMEDA, Calif., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard praised the international collaboration involved in the rescue of Russian and Chinese ships that were trapped in thick ice off Antarctica.

Israel moves closer to anti-missile shield with Arrow 3 test

TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Israel's latest test-firing of its high-altitude Arrow 3 anti-ballistic missile system marks a major step toward the Jewish state's plan to build a multi-layered missile defense shield against everything from Iranian intermediate-range ballistic weapons to humble home-made rockets built by Palestinian militants.

U.S. Coast Guard cutter sent to help ships caught in antarctic ice

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard said Saturday one of its cutters was on its way to the antarctic to assist two ice-bound Russian and Chinese vessels.
Washington Navy Yard building to remain headquarters after shooting

Washington Navy Yard building to remain headquarters after shooting

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The Washington Navy Yard building, which was renovated after a gunman killed 12 people in September, will remain the command headquarters, an admiral said.

Three Australian sailors suspended for suspected hazing

CANBERRA, Australia, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The Australian Defense Force Investigative Service said it suspended three sailors suspected of sexually assaulting others as part of a hazing ritual.

Two U.S. admirals suspended in bribery investigation

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A bribery investigation within the U.S. Navy has expanded, with two admirals in the intelligence service placed on leave, the Pentagon said.

Australian sailors allegedly being sexually assaulted in hazings

CANBERRA, Australia, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The Australian Defense Ministry said it is investigating reports sailors aboard a navy ship were sexually assaulted as part of a hazing ritual.

Navy plays game for ideas on maintaining service capabilities

NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy is launching a novel online Internet game to generate innovative ideas on maintaining service capabilities in an era of budget restraints.

Naval Academy superintendent challenged in sex assault case

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A Naval Academy midshipman is joining a legal plea with the woman who says he sexually assaulted her to get a superintendent tossed from the case.
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Vice Admiral is a senior naval rank of a 3 star flag officer, which is equivalent to Lieutenant General in the other uniformed services. A Vice Admiral is typically senior to a Rear Admiral and junior to an Admiral. In many navies, Vice Admiral is a three star rank with a NATO Code of OF-8, although in some navies like the French Navy it is an OF-7 rank, the OF-8 code corresponding to the four star rank of Squadron Vice-Admiral.

The rank insignia for a Vice Admiral usually involves three stars, but this is not always the case. In the navy of Iraq, Vice Admiral insignia involves one star. In the navies of Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, Cuba, Iran, Mexico, North Korea, and Russia, Vice Admiral insignia involves two stars, and in the navy of Turkey, Vice Admiral insignia involves four stars.

Australian Vice Admiral shoulder board

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