JMAR elects retired Navy vice admiral

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- California-based JMAR Technologies Inc. announced the election of a retired U.S. Navy vice admiral to the company's board of directors.

New Navy surgeon general facing problems

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Vice Adm. Adam Robinson Jr. has been facing a litany of problems since he took on the role of the surgeon general for the U.S. Navy earlier this year.

FEMA apologizes for fake 'journalists'

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has apologized for having agency staffers appear to be reporters at a news briefing in Washington.

Nat'l terror center head quits for health

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The head of the U.S. National Counter-Terrorism Center has stepped down, saying he has health problems and wants to spend more time with his family.

USCG transfers cutter to Colombia

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard has announced an official transfer of former cutter Gentian to the Colombian navy at a ceremony in Washington.

Navy to help Kazakhstan with security

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- A top U.S. Navy commander met with officials in Kazakhstan in an effort to help the country's fledgling naval and border-security operations.

U.S. Navy and Turkmenistan officials meet

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A U.S. military commander recently met with Turkmenistan officials over engagement opportunities for the United States in the Caspian Sea region.

Navy to unveil new maritime strategy

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A top commander of the U.S. Navy announced plans in Washington Thursday to unveil a new maritime strategy in October.

Retired U.S. generals criticize war effort

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- More than 20 retired U.S. generals have gone public with their disapproval of how the United States has approached the war in Iraq.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007.
By United Press International

Adm. Greenert tapped for Fleet Forces post

NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- A veteran submarine officer has been nominated to replace the man selected to be the new U.S. chief of naval operations.

Analysis: India focuses on defense ties

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Top officials from Australia, Japan and the United States are in India this week ahead of naval exercises, highlighting New Delhi’s growing military clout.
KRISHNADEV CALAMUR, UPI International Security Editor

India, Israel gear up naval ties

NEW DELHI, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- India and Israel have decided to step up mutual cooperation between two navies to expand their defense relationship.

Busy Atlantic hurricane season forecast

SILVER SPRINGS, Md., May 22 (UPI) -- U.S. meteorologists expect the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season to be above normal levels, urging people in hurricane-prone areas to begin emergency planning. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is projecting a 75 percent probability the Atl

Officials work on 'Day After' nuclear plan

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- A group of current and former senior officials met in Washington recently to consider the effect of a terrorist nuclear attack on a large U.S. city.
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Vice Adm
During full military burial honors for Adm. Thomas H. Moorer at Arlington National Cemetery, Mrs. Carrie Moorer receives the National Ensign from retired Vice Adm. Joe P. Moorer, Adm. MoorerÕs surviving brother, on February 20, 2004. Adm. Moorer is a graduate of the Naval Academy class of1933 and went on to served as the Chief of Naval Operations from 1967-1970, whereupon he was appointed Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a post he held until his retirement in 1974. A former naval aviator, Moorer earned many medals and honors during his career, including the Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross. (UPI Photo/Mark J. Rebilas/US Navy).

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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