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Rear Admiral is a flag officer rank above Captain and Commodore and ranking below Vice Admiral. It has a ranking code of A-2. The rank is equivalent to Major General in the Starfleet Marine Corps. The rank insignia consists of two full pips on a square plate.
Rear Admirals most often command large starbases. Rear Admirals may also command planetary outposts or serve as division heads for Starfleet bases on major worlds. They usually have an officer ranking between Commander and Commodore acting as an adjutant to assist them in their duties. Most Rear Admirals have desk jobs, but those in command of bases are usually granted important outposts. Occasionally, a Rear Admiral can be found in command of a starship, but only in rare occasions, and usually only when in command of a Task Force as well.