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Copy of Insignia[edit]

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How can I obtain the High resolution images of this Rank insignia? I am putting together a Family history collage on my ancestors in the Military and would like to use High resolution images of the Medal and Rank insignia's to represent what they earned.

I hope you can help him out. Capitalistroadster 10:34, 24 November 2005 (UTC)

NATO ranks[edit]

This seems to imply that a US Admiral is a higher rank (OF10) than a British Admiral (OF9). Surely this can't be right? Petsco (talk) 12:04, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Replied to in User_talk:Petsco.    ¥    Jacky Tar  17:38, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Address of US Naval Officers[edit]

The text says that officers are addressed by the more senior component of the title. A Lieutenant JG would be addressed as "Lieutenant," and a Lieutenant Commander would be addressed as "Commander."

Wrong. Ensigns, JayGees, Lieutenants and Lieutenant Commanders are considered "Junior" officers and are addressed as Mister. Commanders and higher ranks are addressed by their ranks. Call a LTC a Commander and if you're lucky, your section chief will ream you a new one. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:09, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Preceding comment is only half right, the junior officer part. If you call a LTC (Lieutenant Colonel) a Commander (CDR) then you don't know your services and should shut up. If you meant to use the example of LCDR (Lieutenant Commander) being addressed as Commander then you would be correct. However that only works when you are addressing one in person and you can clearly see that they are actually a Lieutenant Commander (LCDR).Федоров (talk) 05:46, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

This article is not well sourced, but my quick research found that addressing junior officers as 'Mister' was common during the Cold War, but today they are addressed by their rank. Kirk (talk) 13:31, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

The Cold War had absolutely NOTHING to do with how US naval officers were/are addressed.Федоров (talk) 17:24, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

We're off track; all I'm saying is its possible both are true and the article needs a source for these assertions. Kirk (talk) 15:53, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

What is a lieutenant commander, really?[edit]

A rank where there is an assumption of capability in leadering a mid-sized vehicule complex enough to require at least 1 full platoon in manpower, that platoon providing full internal support, repairs, maintenance & maneuvarability onto that vehicule.

The civilian equivalency is a mid sized merchant marine vessel, or, for what pertains to land formations, a 6 lorry truck sized group with 6 mechanics, or for that matter, the owner of a taxi corporation with 10 taxi´s, a garage, and own maintenance crew.

And no, a lieutenant commander is NOT a james bond, that james bond functionality being a function that even a partisan or resistance fighter could accomplish. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:57, 7 March 2013 (UTC)


So what are the stages to pass through in order to become a captain? Royalhommie (talk) 07:42, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

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