Rear admiral is a naval commissioned officer rank above that of a commodore and captain, and below that of a vice admiral. It is generally regarded as the lowest of the "admiral" ranks, which are also sometimes referred to as "flag officers" or "flag ranks". In many navies it is referred to as a two-star rank (OF-7).

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  • Rear admiral is a naval commissioned officer rank above that of a commodore and captain, and below that of a vice admiral. It is generally regarded as the lowest of the "admiral" ranks, which are also sometimes referred to as "flag officers" or "flag ranks". In many navies it is referred to as a two-star rank (OF-7). It originated from the days of naval sailing squadrons and can trace its origins to the Royal Navy. Each naval squadron would be assigned an admiral as its head, who would command from the centre vessel and direct the activities of the squadron. The admiral would in turn be assisted by a vice admiral, who commanded the lead ships which would bear the brunt of a naval battle. In the rear of the naval squadron, a third admiral would command the remaining ships and, as this section of the squadron was considered to be in the least danger, the admiral in command of the rear would typically be the most junior of the squadron admirals. This has survived into the modern age, with the rank of rear admiral the most-junior of the admiralty ranks of many navies. In some European navies (e.g., that of France), and in the Canadian Forces' French rank translations, the rank of rear admiral is known as contre-amiral. In the German Navy the rank is known as Konteradmiral, superior to the flotilla admiral (Commodore in other navies). In the Royal Netherlands Navy, this rank is known as schout-bij-nacht (lit.: supervisor during night), denoting the role junior to the squadron admiral, and fleet admiral. (en)
  • Quello di retroammiraglio (talvolta scritto anche come retro ammiraglio o retro-ammiraglio) è un grado militare in vigore presso svariate marine militari del mondo. Nella Marina Militare Italiana il grado omologo è quello di contrammiraglio (OF-6) o ammiraglio di divisione (OF-7). Il nome deriva dall'uso originario di assegnare a quest'ufficiale il comando della retroguardia, da cui appunto retroammiraglio, con un ruolo quindi contrapposto a quello dell'ammiraglio, responsabile della condotta dell'azione, e del viceammiraglio, comandante dell'avanguardia. Con il tempo il titolo di retroammiraglio si è trasformato in quello di contrammiraglio, terminologia adottata generalmente da tutte le marine, mentre nei paesi anglosassoni e del Commonwealth tuttora il grado corrispondente a contrammiraglio è rear admiral, letteralmente "ammiraglio di retroguardia". (it)
  • Rear Admiral is een militaire rang (tweesterrenfunctie) in de marine van het Verenigd Koninkrijk en de Verenigde Staten, maar ook bekend in Duitsland: Konteradmiral, en Frankrijk: contre-amiral. In veel voormalige communistische landen is de term overgenomen van het Russische 'Контр-адмирал' (Kontr-admiral) met dezelfde betekenis. Het betreft de bevelhebber die de manoeuvres van de achterhoede van het eskader coördineert. De rang komt overeen met de Nederlandse rang schout-bij-nacht. (nl)
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  • RADM
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  • The RADM insignia
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  • Rear Admiral is een militaire rang (tweesterrenfunctie) in de marine van het Verenigd Koninkrijk en de Verenigde Staten, maar ook bekend in Duitsland: Konteradmiral, en Frankrijk: contre-amiral. In veel voormalige communistische landen is de term overgenomen van het Russische 'Контр-адмирал' (Kontr-admiral) met dezelfde betekenis. Het betreft de bevelhebber die de manoeuvres van de achterhoede van het eskader coördineert. De rang komt overeen met de Nederlandse rang schout-bij-nacht. (nl)
  • Rear admiral is a naval commissioned officer rank above that of a commodore and captain, and below that of a vice admiral. It is generally regarded as the lowest of the "admiral" ranks, which are also sometimes referred to as "flag officers" or "flag ranks". In many navies it is referred to as a two-star rank (OF-7). (en)
  • Quello di retroammiraglio (talvolta scritto anche come retro ammiraglio o retro-ammiraglio) è un grado militare in vigore presso svariate marine militari del mondo. Nella Marina Militare Italiana il grado omologo è quello di contrammiraglio (OF-6) o ammiraglio di divisione (OF-7). Il nome deriva dall'uso originario di assegnare a quest'ufficiale il comando della retroguardia, da cui appunto retroammiraglio, con un ruolo quindi contrapposto a quello dell'ammiraglio, responsabile della condotta dell'azione, e del viceammiraglio, comandante dell'avanguardia. Con il tempo il titolo di retroammiraglio si è trasformato in quello di contrammiraglio, terminologia adottata generalmente da tutte le marine, mentre nei paesi anglosassoni e del Commonwealth tuttora il grado corrispondente a contrammira (it)
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  • Rear admiral (en)
  • Retroammiraglio (it)
  • Rear Admiral (nl)
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