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Rear Admiral


Promotion Criteria

Time in Previous Rank
None but achieving this rank is done through extensive dedication to Bravo Fleet over long periods of time.
Nomination Process
Only members of the Bravo Fleet Senior Staff can nominate someone to the rank of rear admiral.
Below is what considered when a nomination is under review by the Chief of Staff and Bravo Fleet Commanding Officer.
  • The second flag rank, rear admiral, is granted to members who have spent substantial time and energy into not just their own activity in Bravo Fleet but into facilitating and supporting the activity of others. Members holding this rank are exemplars of strong activity and mentorship that others may look to for guidance. Promotion to this rank is obtained through exceptional personal activity and/or service to the organization over a sustained period of time, and will take most members at least a year beyond fleet captain to obtain. Successful nominations to this rank generally are for members who have obtained multiple Merit and/or Recognition Awards as commodores.
  • Leadership through recruitment, mentoring, staff positions held, and measurable project work will count highly in OCS considerations of nominations. Consistency in activity and/or service must be seen across the TIG; if a member spends some time in the Reserves or does not demonstrate measurable activity for a period of time, they should demonstrate consistent activity equivalent to the full TIG before they are nominated for promotion to fleet captain. Meeting the TIG does not mean that a member will be automatically nominated for this rank, as it will take someone with less activity longer to demonstrate their suitability for promotion.
  • For this rank, members may meet the leadership requirement through one of the following, or an equivalent combination:
    - Serve 12 months as a Staff Officer, JAG Investigator, or JAG Defender
    - Serve 6 months as a Department Deputy or Task Force Executive Officer
    - Serve 3 months as a TFCO
    - Serve 6 weeks on the Bravo Fleet Senior Staff or as Judge Advocate General

    For example, a member serving concurrently as a Staff Officer in one department and a Deputy in another would meet this requirement in 4 months (4/12 + 4/6 = 12/12). A member does not need to hold the staff position at the time of their promotion, but must have had the equivalent time of service following their previous promotion.
  • A nomination must have a supporting nomination from the other department head(s) if multiple staff roles are being used to meet the leadership requirement.

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