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Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 530
12-02-2010, 02:47 AM
Originally Posted by Bratprinceuk View Post
US is one of the only places in the world to se Rear Admiral Lower and Upper Half.
Well Star Trek is an American invention, and the Federation is based on US military/naval structure, the Starfleet HQ is located in California, San Franciso to be precise, so get over it.

And by the way Belgian naval forces don't use Commodore anymore, as you might have noticed your information is from 1991, they use Flotilla Admiral and Division Admiral instead of Rear Admiral lower and upper half.

Historicly for me Commodore never really was a nice rank to have anyway. Actually it wasn't even a rank it was more of a title first. It became a rank a bit later. It just meant they didn't want to promote you to Admiral, but you still had to do the job. Captains could be promoted straight to Admiral without even seeing the Commodore rank. It was invented to prevent a flood of Admirals.