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rear admiral

an officer holding flag rank in any of certain navies, junior to a vice admiral

Rear Admiral

 

(Russian, kontr-admiral; from French, contre-amiral), the lowest (junior) admiral’s rank in the navies of the majority of states, corresponding to the rank of major general in the ground forces. In Russia the rank of rear admiral was introduced in 1699; for a time in the early 18th century, the Russian Navy had the ranks of shautbenakht and arir-admiral instead. The rank of rear admiral was definitively established by the Table of Ranks of Jan. 24, 1722. In the Soviet Navy the rank of rear admiral was reintroduced by the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR on May 7, 1940.

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Deputy Chief of Staff of Kuwait's Army Lieutenant-General Mohammad Khaled Al-Khodr and Chief of the Canadian Commander of Maritime Forces Pacific Rear-Admiral Bill Truelove signed an agreement on construction of a base for support and logistic operations between Kuwait and Canada.
Furthermore, Lieutenant-General Al-Khodr signed with Rear-Admiral Truelove today an agreement on construction of a base for support and logistic operations between Kuwait and Canada, said the statement.
Many believe Rear-Admiral Salt, of Birdham, West Sussex, was made a scapegoat by the authorities who had underestimated the threat posed by Argentinian forces.