Big names in Military world affairs, past and current, are coming out for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Endorsements are piling up. Both men are supported, but female Flag Officers are only supporting one candidate. The definition below is from Wikipedia. If it is not correct, or is lacking in clarity, Smitty will stop by make it right 🙂 See the entire list here.
A flag officer is a commissioned officer in a nation’s armed forces senior enough to be entitled to fly a flag to mark where the officer exercises command.
The term usually, but not exclusively, refers to the senior officers in an English-speaking nation’s navy, specifically those who hold any of theadmiral ranks; in some cases it applies also to those holding the rank of commodore.
In U.S. usage it is additionally applied to Coast Guard officers and general officers in the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps entitled to fly their own flags.
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