Flag-officer meaning

An officer in the navy or coast guard holding a rank higher than captain, such as rear admiral, vice admiral, or admiral.
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(u.s. navy) Any officer above the rank of captain, entitled to display a flag indicating rank.
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A naval officer with the rank of rear admiral or above, such officers are entitled to fly a personal flag, especially on the flagship.
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(US military, informal) In addition to naval officers of Navy and the Coast Guard, a general officer in the Army, Marines, or Air Force with the rank of brigadier general or higher.
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