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Old 04-28-2009, 07:26 PM
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M29since14 - I believe it was used as an actual rank ( for seniority and pay). You went from Captain to Rear Admiral, Lower Half. Then to Rear Admiral, Upper Half. Then to Vice Admiral. The Commanding Officer of the Ship I was on, (USS TARAWA) went from Captain to Rear Admiral, Lower Half. You'll also remember in the John Wayne (God bless him) epic IN HARMS WAY when he is promoted at the dinner party, Admiral Nimitz (Played by Henry Fonda) reads the citation promoting him to Rear Admiral, Lower Half. I'm sure they did this for a reason, but damned if I know why.
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