Vice admiral (abbreviated as VADM) is a three-star commissioned officer rank in the United States Navy, the United States Coast Guard, the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps, with the pay grade of O-9. Vice admiral ranks above rear admiral and below admiral. Vice admiral is equivalent to the rank of lieutenant general in the other uniformed services.

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Vice admiral
Flag of the vice admiral of the Unrestricted Line, United States Navy.
The shoulder stars, shoulder boards, and sleeve stripes of a U.S. Navy vice admiral of the "line".
Country United States of America
Service branch
AbbreviationVADM
RankThree-star
NATO rank codeOF-8
Non-NATO rankO-9
Formation1864
Next higher rankAdmiral
Next lower rankRear admiral
Equivalent ranksLieutenant general (uniformed services of the United States)
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