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ADMIRAL, officer. In some countries is the commander in chief of the naval forces. This office does not exist in the United States.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Rear Admiral Crosby completed his 38-year career in 1978 after serving as Deputy Director, Defense Logistics Agency, Alexandria, Va.
Rear Admiral Naveed Ashraf was commissioned in Operations Branch of Pakistan Navy in 1989.
ISLAMABAD -- Two Commodores of Pakistan Navy were promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral on Wednesday.