Talk:Commodore (United States)

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Summary[edit]

Excellent summary of the rank in the US Navy. Just made one change at the end about commodoare in Naval Aviation. The title only applies to type wing commanders, such as Commander, Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic (who is responsible for administrative command of all F-18s and the few remaining F-14s on the east coast). Type wing commander is not to be confused with a Carrier Air Wing commander, who is never refered to as Commodore. Type wing commander is also functionally equivalent to, for instance, a Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) commander, who also has the title of Commodore.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary usage[edit]

The term "Commodore" (abbreviated to COMO) is still in use in the civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Coast Guard, though the USCG itself follows USN practise of RADM upper/lower half. The USCGAUX uses silver sleeve braid and shoulder boards to differentiate itself from the actual Coast Guard (Auxiliarists often refer to the "silver side" and "gold side" of the Coast Guard).--MarshallStack 04:42, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Ship's Captain and on-board guest with rank Captain[edit]

What about when an officer with the rank of Captain boards another ship, where that officer is not the skipper of the ship? Isn't that officer referred to as a Commodore? While the skipper is titled Captain, regardless of actual rank? Group29 (talk) 15:07, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

yacht clubs[edit]

This seems mostly a military article (even the USCG Aux), is it appropriate to have stuff on yacht clubs? 65.93.15.80 (talk) 07:51, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

Commodore vs Commodore Admiral[edit]

This section states that the O-7 rank was first titled "Commodore Admiral" then shortened to "Commodore" and finally "Rear Admiral (lower half)". That contradicts the introduction, which states that the sequence was "Commodore" then "Commodore Admiral" then RADL. My memory is that the introduction is correct, but this should be resolved with reference to reliable sources. For that matter, the article needs better sourcing. Robert A.West (Talk) 20:50, 16 July 2012 (UTC)