is a senior naval flag officer
rank, equivalent to lieutenant general
and air marshal
. A vice admiral is typically senior to a rear admiral
and junior to an admiral
. In many navies,
vice admiral is a three-star rank
with a NATO code of OF-8
, although in some navies like the French Navy
it is an OF-7
rank, the OF-8 code corresponding to the four-star rank
of squadron vice-admiral
The rank insignia for a vice admiral often involves three stars, but this is not always the case. In the navy of Iraq, vice admiral insignia involves one star. In the navies of Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, Cuba, Iran, Mexico, North Korea, and Russia, vice admiral insignia involves two stars, and in the navy of Turkey, vice admiral insignia involves four stars.
Royal Australian Navy shoulder board
Royal Canadian Navy shoulder board
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