Commodore (rank)

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Commodore is a naval rank used in many navies that is superior to a navy captain, but below a rear admiral.wikipedia
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One-star rank

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It is often regarded as a one-star rank with a NATO code of OF-6 (which is known in the U.S. as "rear admiral (lower half)"), but whether it is regarded as a flag rank varies between countries. It is a one-star rank and has essentially the same rank insignia as the British air commodore.
Typically, one-star officers hold the rank of commodore, flotilla admiral, brigadier general, brigadier, or in the case of those air forces with a separate rank structure, air commodore.

Rear admiral

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It is often regarded as a one-star rank with a NATO code of OF-6 (which is known in the U.S. as "rear admiral (lower half)"), but whether it is regarded as a flag rank varies between countries. Commodore is a naval rank used in many navies that is superior to a navy captain, but below a rear admiral.
Rear admiral is a naval commissioned officer rank above that of a commodore and captain, and below that of a vice admiral.

Military rank

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Commodore is a naval rank used in many navies that is superior to a navy captain, but below a rear admiral.
In some navies, such as Canada's, the rank of commodore is a flag rank.

Counter admiral

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Non-English-speaking nations often use the rank of flotilla admiral, counter admiral, or senior captain as an equivalent, although counter admiral may also correspond to rear admiral.
In modern navies that use it, rear (counter) admiral is generally, although not always, the lowest flag officer rank (in the German Navy, for instance, Flottillenadmiral ranks below Konteradmiral; in the Royal Canadian Navy, contre-amiral/rear admiral ranks above commodore).

Broad pennant

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A commodore's ship is typically designated by the flying of a broad pennant, as opposed to an admiral's flag.
(a) a Royal Navy officer in the rank of Commodore, or

Commander

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The Dutch Navy also used the rank of commandeur from the end of the 16th century for a variety of temporary positions, until it became a conventional permanent rank in 1955.
The Dutch use of the title as a rank lives on in the Royal Netherlands Navy, as the equivalent of commodore.

Flotilla

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As an official rank, a commodore typically commands a flotilla or squadron of ships as part of a larger task force or naval fleet commanded by an admiral.
A flotilla is usually commanded by a rear admiral, a commodore or a captain, depending on the importance of the command (a vice admiral would normally command a squadron).

Flag officer

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It is often regarded as a one-star rank with a NATO code of OF-6 (which is known in the U.S. as "rear admiral (lower half)"), but whether it is regarded as a flag rank varies between countries.
The generic title of flag officer is used in several modern navies and coast guards to denote those who hold the rank of rear admiral (or its equivalent) and above, also called "flag ranks"; in some navies, this also includes the rank of commodore.

Squadron (naval)

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As an official rank, a commodore typically commands a flotilla or squadron of ships as part of a larger task force or naval fleet commanded by an admiral.
A fleet is usually commanded by a flag officer such as a vice admiral or a rear admiral, but squadrons are sometimes commanded by commodores or simply the most senior captain (often one and the same), depending on the importance of the command.

Captain (naval)

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Commodore is a naval rank used in many navies that is superior to a navy captain, but below a rear admiral.
Maritime battlestaff commanders of one-star rank (commodores or rear admirals lower half) will normally embark on large capital ships such as aircraft carriers, which will function as the flagship for their strike group or battle group, but a captain will retain command of the actual ship, and assume the title of "flag captain".

Navy

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Commodore is a naval rank used in many navies that is superior to a navy captain, but below a rear admiral.

Kommodore

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Kommodore (pronounced kom-o-'dor-eh) was the highest senior officer rank (Stabsoffizier Rang) in the German Kriegsmarine, comparable to commodore in anglophone naval forces.

Flotilla admiral

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Non-English-speaking nations often use the rank of flotilla admiral, counter admiral, or senior captain as an equivalent, although counter admiral may also correspond to rear admiral.
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.

Senior captain

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Non-English-speaking nations often use the rank of flotilla admiral, counter admiral, or senior captain as an equivalent, although counter admiral may also correspond to rear admiral.
Sometimes, this is also called or indicated as commodore or flotilla captain.

Group captain

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This rank is the equivalent of a colonel in the Argentine Army, and a colonel or group captain in other air forces of the world.
In the Argentine Air Force commodoro (commodore) is the rank in Argentine Spanish while in the Chilean Air Force, the rank in Chilean Spanish is colonel de aviacion or "colonel of aviation".

Air commodore

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It is a one-star rank and has essentially the same rank insignia as the British air commodore.
The name of the rank is always the full phrase and is never shortened to Commodore, which is a rank in various naval forces.

Commodore-in-Chief

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Holding an appointment of commodore-in-chief does not confer upon the holder the rank of commodore or indeed any other rank.

Argentine Air Force

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Commodore, in Spanish comodoro, is a rank in the Argentine Air Force.
There are also shoulderboards with the same insignia (albeit in gray) for the ranks between Ensign and Commodore.

Vanderbilt University

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Vanderbilt University's intercollegiate athletics teams are nicknamed the "Commodores", a reference to Cornelius Vanderbilt's self-appointed title (he was the master of a large shipping fleet).
The term commodore was used by the Navy during the mid-to-late 19th century.

Vanderbilt Commodores

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Vanderbilt University's intercollegiate athletics teams are nicknamed the "Commodores", a reference to Cornelius Vanderbilt's self-appointed title (he was the master of a large shipping fleet).
Vanderbilt's intercollegiate athletics teams are nicknamed the Commodores, in honor of the nickname given to Cornelius Vanderbilt, who made his fortune in shipping.

Task force

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As an official rank, a commodore typically commands a flotilla or squadron of ships as part of a larger task force or naval fleet commanded by an admiral.

Naval fleet

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As an official rank, a commodore typically commands a flotilla or squadron of ships as part of a larger task force or naval fleet commanded by an admiral.