Real World Definition Edit
Fleet Admiral, is a five-star flag officer rank and is presently considered the highest possible rank in the United States Navy. A special grade of Admiral of the Navy, which ranks above Fleet Admiral, does exist but has only been confirmed once in the history of the Navy. Fleet Admiral ranks immediately above admiral and is equivalent to General of the Army and General of the Air Force; there is no established equivalent five-star rank in the other four uniformed services. The Fleet Admiral rank is reserved for war-time use only and the grade is not currently active in the 21st century military.
Definition in the Star Trek Universe Edit
The most senior flag rank in Starfleet.
The fleet admiral insignia for the system used after TNG Season 1 would be five pips enclosed in a rectangular border. At this point, this insignia has not been identified in any onscreen source, but is derived from the Star Trek Encyclopedia. The rank has been canonically mentioned in that era, however, but the officers in question wore the insignia of lower ranked admirals, a possible costume mistake, or simply a confusion in nomenclature (they were admirals in command of fleets, but perhaps not fleet admirals). Possibly this rank is only differentiated by this insignia under special circumstances, such as wartime.
Use of the rank in Star Trek: Second Fleet Online Edit
The rank of Fleet Admiral in Star Trek: Second Fleet Online would be used when a full fleet has been established (when the RPG has between 800 and 1,000 active members). They would oversee all of the operations in ST: SFO as well as has administrative capabilities on the ST: SFO Forums and other sites. They are responsible for appointing the promotions of the flag officers.
Currently there are no Fleet Admirals in Star Trek: Second Fleet Online. This rank is offered in the Command Division only.
Rank Insignia History Edit