Flotilla admiral is the lowest flag rank, a rank above captain, in the modern navies of Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Germany and Sweden. It corresponds to the ranks of commodore or rear admiral (lower half) in the navies of the United States, United Kingdom, and certain other countries.

Insignias of flotilla admirals

Germany

Flotilla admiral
Flottillenadmiral
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Shoulder board and mounting loop
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Cuff title
Country Germany
Service branch German Navy
AbbreviationFltlAdm
RankGeneral officer group
NATO rankOF-6
Non-NATO rankB6
Next higher rankKonteradmiral
Next lower rankKapitän zur See
Equivalent ranksBrigadegeneral

Flottillenadmiral, short FltlAdm in lists FADM, (en: Flotilla admiral) is the lowest flag officer rank in the German Navy, corresponding to command of a US Navy Rear Admiral (lower half) or Commodore (Royal Navy). It is equivalent to Brigadegeneral in the Bundeswehr or to Admiralarzt/Generalarzt, Admiralapotheker/Generalapotheker in the Zentraler Sanitätsdienst der Bundeswehr.

Its rank insignia, worn on the sleeves and shoulders, are one five-pointed star above a big gold stripe and a narrow one (without the star when rank loops are worn). It is grade B6 in the pay rules of the Federal Ministry of Defence.

The sequence of ranks (top-down approach) in that particular group is as follows:

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German Navy officer rank
junior rank
Kapitän zur See
Flotilla admiral senior rank
Konteradmiral

See also

References

  1. ^ The abbreviation "OF" stands for de: "Offizier / en: officer / fr: officier / ru: офицер"