The vice admiral is a naval admiralty rank in most states.
|NATO rank code||OF-8|
|Rank Army / Air Force||Lieutenant General|
|Marine rank||Vice admiral|
|Abbreviation (in lists)||VAdm (VADM)|
|Grade||B 9 according to BBesO|
The Vice Admiral is one of the ranks of the Bundeswehr for naval uniform wearers . The legal basis is the order of the Federal President on the rank designations and uniforms of soldiers and the Soldiers Act .
The vice admiral is mostly employed in prominent top service positions such as deputy inspector general , inspector of the armed forces base , inspector of the navy and as their deputy or department head in the ministry . A use as a fleet commander in one of the NATO command staff is also conceivable .
In the central guideline A2-2630 / 0-0-3 "Military forms and celebrations of the Bundeswehr" (formerly ZDv 10/8), the salutation of all naval uniform wearers (except the corresponding medical officers ) from the rank group of the generals is set as "Mr. Admiral".
The rank designation of air force and army uniform carriers of the same rank is Lieutenant General . With regard to authority, appointment , pay , the subordinate and superior ranks, vice admirals and lieutenants general are treated equally.
|Lower rank||Higher rank|
General Staff Doctor Admiral Staff
Vice Admiral Chief Medical
Officer Admiral Chief Medical Officer
Rank group : Teams-NCOs-NCO-NCOs-Lieutenant-Captains-Staff officers-Generals
French armed forces
In the French Navy corresponding vice-amiral the rear admiral ; the vice- admiral would be the vice-amiral d'escadre . The conversion of the French admiral ranks is not clear, however, since according to the star counting the "one-star admiral" OF-6 ( flotilla admiral ) is not provided.
More modern armed forces
The badges of rank for vice admirals usually contain three admiral stars. However, deviations from this are possible and are shown as examples below.
- There are vice admirals with an admiral star: in Iraq, in Azerbaijan, and in North Korea.
- Vice admiral with two admiral stars: in Russia, Bangladesh, China, Cuba, Iran, and Mexico.
- Vice admiral with four admiral stars: in Turkey.
National Peoples Army
The Vice-Admiral was the second lowest rank in the People's Navy in the Admiral Rank and corresponded to the Lieutenant General of the National People's Army . The rank badge consisted of shoulder pieces with a navy blue background and a braided gold-silver cord on which two pentagonal silver-colored general stars ("pimples") were attached. Shoulder pieces were worn with all parts of the uniform. The sleeve badge consisted of a wide yellow stripe and two other simple stripes. Above it was a five-pointed star, inside of which was the coat of arms of the GDR. In contrast to all other German naval forces, the sleeve badges only covered about 40% of the sleeve circumference. The admiral's collar tabs showed a gold-colored tendril that had an angle of 90 ° at the lower end. The cap badge corresponded to that of the Vice Admiral of the German Navy.
In the Navy , the Vice Admiral was the second lowest, two-star admiral rank.
- Left: Rank badge on an epaulette for naval uniform wearers in troop service . Right: sleeve badge of the jacket of the service suit of a naval uniform wearer in troop service. In both versions, the star is the career badge for officers in service, who in practice are the only ones who can hold this rank. Other (theoretically conceivable) career badges do not exist in practice for this grade.
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- In the ZDv 37/10, in addition to the form of sleeve badges described in the order of the Federal President on the rank designations and the uniform of the soldiers , corresponding (i.e. similarly designed) shoulder badges for naval uniform wearers are described. It is noticeable that in the case of admirals, the hand-width sleeve stripes (5.2 cm) of the sleeve badges on the epaulets are only half as wide (2.6 cm). All other weft widths for all other ranks are otherwise always the same width for sleeve and shoulder badges.
- Hartmut Bagger , Command Staff of the Armed Forces I 3, Federal Ministry of Defense (Ed.): ZDv 37/10. Suit regulations for soldiers in the Bundeswehr . July 1996. Reprint from October 2008. Bonn July 16, 2008, 4 labels, p. 539 ( digitized version [PDF; 3.5 MB ] Reprint October 2008 replaces first edition from July 1996). Digitized version ( memento from September 19, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
- The Federal Minister of Defense (ed.): ZDv 14/5. Soldiers Act . DSK AV110100174, change status July 17, 2008. Bonn August 21, 1978, rank designations in the Bundeswehr, p. B 185 (Not to be confused with the Law on the Legal Status of Soldiers (Soldiers Law) ).
- Agreed English texts. STANAG 2116 . NATO standardization agreement (STANAG) . NATO codes for grades of military personnel. 5th edition. 1992 (English, NATO Rank Codes - 1992 [accessed March 25, 2014]).
- The Federal President (Ed.): Order of the Federal President on the rank designations and the uniform of the soldiers . BPresUnifAnO. July 14, 1978 ( gesetze-im-internet.de [PDF] Order of the Federal President on the rank designations and uniforms of soldiers from July 14, 1978 ( Federal Law Gazette I p. 1067 ), last amended by Article 1 of the order of 31. May 1996 ( BGBl. I p. 746 ) has been changed).
- Federal Minister of Defense ; Command Staff of the Armed Forces IV 1 (Ed.): Abbreviations for use in the Bundeswehr - German Abbreviations - ZDv 64/10 . Bonn January 19, 1979 ( ucoz.de [PDF] as of September 17, 1999).
- Appendix I (to § 20, paragraph 2, sentence 1) Bundesbesoldungsgesetz orders of A and B . ( Online [accessed on March 25, 2014] Federal salary regulations (BBesO) only apply to professional and temporary soldiers and are an annex to the Federal Salary Act (BBesG)).
- The Federal Minister of Defense (ed.): Law on the legal status of soldiers (Soldiers Act - SG) . Bonn March 19, 1956, § 4 para. 3 (2) - ( gesetze-im-internet.de [PDF; accessed on March 25, 2014] Newly drafted by notice of May 30, 2005 I 1482. Last amended by Art . 1 G of April 8, 2013 I 730).
- The Federal Minister of Defense (ed.): ZDv 10/8 Military Forms and Celebrations of the Bundeswehr . Cape. 6 Greeting and salutation.
- cf. also The Federal Minister of Defense (Ed.): ZDv 10/4 greeting and address . (The former ZDv 10/4 "Greetings and Salutation" is no longer in force. The content of the former ZDv 10/4 can be found today in Chapter 6 of ZDv 10/8 "Military Forms and Celebrations of the Bundeswehr". The later adopted "new “ZDv 10/4 (ZDv 10/4“ Life Science Lessons - Living Responsibly - Taking Responsibility for Others ”) does not contain a passage on salutation and greeting.).
- cf. also Werner Besch : Duzen , Siezen , titulating . To address in German today and yesterday (= Kleine Reihe V&R 4009 ). 2nd Edition. Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht , Göttingen 1998, ISBN 3-525-34009-5 , p. 58 ff . ( Digitized in the Google book search - note in particular the quote from No. 262 from ZDv 10/8).
- The equivalent, higher and lower ranks are given in accordance with ZDv 14/5 B 185, cf. The Federal Minister of Defense (ed.): ZDv 14/5. Soldiers Act . DSK AV110100174, change status July 17, 2008. Bonn August 21, 1978, rank designations in the Bundeswehr, p. B 185 (Not to be confused with the Law on the Legal Status of Soldiers (Soldiers Act) . The order of the ranks shown in the info box does not necessarily correspond to one of the regular rank sequences provided for in the Soldiers' Career Ordinance , nor does it necessarily correspond to the rank hierarchy described in the Superiors Ordinance a managerial relationship ).