U.S. Marine Corps Dictionary

Fleet Admiral

A wartime rank given to full admirals who command a fleet. The rank insignia consists of five silver stars in a circle. Fleet Admirals do not retire. (background) This rank has been held by Admirals Leahy, King and Nimitz who were promoted in Dec. 1944. Admiral “Bull” Halsey received the rank a year later.

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