Rear admiral (United States)

A rear admiral in the U.S. uniformed services is either of two different ranks of commissioned officers: one-star flag officers and two-star flag officers. By contrast, in most nations, the term "rear admiral" refers to an officer of two-star rank.

Michelle Howard when she was a U.S. Navy rear admiral (lower half) on the USS Wasp (LHD-1) in 2009.

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