Definition of flag officer in English:
1An admiral, vice admiral, or rear admiral.
- One flag officer billet and Naval Surface Group 2 will be disestablished, creating personnel savings and alignment efficiencies.
- Also prominent at the event were the flag officer for the fleet and other top-ranking officers.
- Its battle staff, when airborne, was under the command of a flag officer - an Air Force general officer or a Navy admiral.
mid 17th century: flag, because the officer had the privilege of carrying a flag that denoted his rank.
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