flag bridge

flag bridge

[′flag ‚brij]
(naval architecture)
A separate structure built above the deck of a ship, designed for the use of a naval officer higher than the rank of captain; the visual control and communications center from which the officer exercises command of the tactical units and is separate from and at a different level from the navigation bridge.
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Brian and Matt's expertise will help us further address these challenges, and add depth to an already extraordinary Flag Bridge team.
In addition to Peterman and Branigan, Flag Bridge members include: Admiral Tom Collins, 22nd Commandant of the USCG; Vice Admiral Jim Hull; former USCG Area Commander; Rear Admiral Norm Saunders, former USCG District Commander; and Dan Sheehan, former USCG Chief Information Officer.
Though sales in those markets have declined, larger boats such as ACB's new 34-foot flag bridge boat continue to do well.
Then add foreign naval officers observing the show from the flag bridge.
The island also contains the primary flight-control center, where the air boss controls flight operations, and the flag bridge, where the admiral commanding the Enterprise's carrier strike group--half a dozen or so ships, depending on the mission-can keep an eye on what's going on.