Flotilla admiral is the lowest flag rank, a rank above captain, in the modern navies of Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Germany and Sweden. It corresponds to the ranks of commodore or rear admiral (lower half) in the navies of the United States, United Kingdom, and certain other countries.
- Insignias of flotilla admirals
- Bulgarian флотилен адмирал
- Danish flotilleadmiral
- Finnish lippueamiraali
- Swedish flottiljamiral
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|Naval officer ranks|
|Service branch||German Navy|
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|NATO rank code||OF-6|
|Next higher rank||Konteradmiral|
|Next lower rank||Kapitän zur See|
Flottillenadmiral, short FltlAdm in lists FADM, (en: Flotilla admiral) is the lowest flag officer rank in the German Navy, corresponding to command of a US Navy Rear Admiral (lower half) or Commodore (Royal Navy). It is equivalent to Brigadegeneral in the Bundeswehr or to Admiralarzt/Generalarzt, Admiralapotheker/Generalapotheker in the Zentraler Sanitätsdienst der Bundeswehr.
Its rank insignia, worn on the sleeves and shoulders, are one five-pointed star above a big gold stripe and a narrow one (without the star when rank loops are worn). It is grade B6 in the pay rules of the Federal Ministry of Defence.
The sequence of ranks (top-down approach) in that particular group is as follows:
- OF-9: Admiral (Germany) / General (Germany)
- OF-8: Vizeadmiral / Generalleutnant
- OF-7: Konteradmiral / Generalmajor
- OF-6: Flottillenadmiral / Brigadegeneral
German Navy officer rank
Kapitän zur See
|Flotilla admiral||senior rank|
- The abbreviation "OF" stands for de: "Offizier / en: officer / fr: officier / ru: офицер"