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From: David Zabecki <email@example.com> Subject: Re: REPLY: Rank of US Navy Commodore Date: March 6, 2010 1:52:00 AM EST To: H-NET Military History Discussion List <H-WAR@H-NET.MSU.EDU> Yes, but that lasted until 1968. After 10 years, those NCOs woth a rank-pat grade mismatch who mad not been promoted in the last ten years were forced to take the rocker off. I can well remember the grumblings when the few SFC E-6s who were left had to revert to wearing SSG stripes. D.T. Zabecki Freiburg, Germany > Original Message: > From: daniel spector <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Subject: Re: QUERY: Rank of US Navy Commodore > Date: March 4, 2010 5:46:23 PM EST > To: H-NET Military History Discussion List <H-WAR@H-NET.MSU.EDU> > > > > I cannot speak for the Navy, but the Army had a similar issue when ranks > were added to enlisted grades. Soldiers kept their stripes and rockers, but > were paid at the grades they held before the change, until promoted. Thus > we had sergeants first class with three stripes and two rockers became > sergeants first class, E-6, or E-7. The sergeants first class, E-6, retained > their ranks on their uniform, but remained E-6's, until promoted---which in > the pre-Vietanm era was not likely. > > Dan Spector > > > > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Scott Hendrix" <hendsn1@GMAIL.COM> > To: <H-WAR@H-NET.MSU.EDU> > Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 1:39 PM > Subject: QUERY: Rank of US Navy Commodore > > > From: Stuart Kohn <email@example.com> > Subject: Navy Commodore > Date: March 3, 2010 8:28:59 PM EST > To: firstname.lastname@example.org, H-NET Military History Discussion List > <H-WAR@H-NET.MSU.EDU> > > > > In 1982, the Navy reinstated the one star rank of Commodore Admiral, this > was changed to Commodore a year later. In 1985, the rank of commodore was > abolished and the rank of Rear Admiral (lower Half) was reinstituted as a > one star rank (prior to 1982, it was a two star rank, but those on the > lower > half of the RAdm's list were paid as O-7's, but wore two stars). My > question is what happened to those RAdm (LH) who were promoted to that > grade > just prior to the institution of the Commodore Rank - did they revert to > commodore, or did they keep their RAdm rank and two stars? > > > > Stu Kohn > > > > ----- For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ To change your subscription settings, go to http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war -----