Definitions for vice admiral
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an admiral ranking below a full admiral and above a rear admiral
A naval rank between rear admiral and admiral
A flag officer in the United States Navy, Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps, or Public Health Service Commissioned Corps having a grade superior to rear admiral (upper half) and junior to admiral. A vice admiral is equal in grade or rank to a lieutenant general, which is indicated by a 3-star insignia.
Vice admiral is a senior naval flag officer rank, which is 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.
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