Vice Admiral

Inner Sphere Military Ranks
Field Officer
General Officer
For specific ranks see Military Ranks

Depending on the faction, a Vice Admiral is the naval equivalent to one of several General ranks, usually Major General.


In the first Star League Defense Force Naval Service, a Vice Admiral was the highest-ranking Naval officer in a military region. This typically meant that the SLDF Vice Admiral commanded all naval assets in a region covering a Successor State.[1]

Like all SLDF admirals, these officers wore cuff stripes in gold with a purple background on their sleeves as their rank insignia. Each stripe was equivalent to a General officer's star. A Vice Admiral wore two of these cuff stripes.

Lyran Commonwealth and Lyran Alliance[edit]

This rank isn't used by the LAAF.

Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery[edit]

This rank isn't used by the Draconis Combine Admiralty.

Armed Forces of the Federated Suns[edit]

In the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns, a Vice Admiral is the equivalent of a Major General.[2] They command an AFFS WarShip.[3]

AFFS Vice Admirals wear epaulets with three broad bands across the base.

Rank MechWarrior Aerospace fighter Infantry Armor Naval crew Technical
Administrative Medical Legal Logistics/
Major General
(Vice Admiral)
MajorGeneralMW.png MajorGeneralASF.png MajorGeneralInf.png MajorGeneralarmor.png MajorGeneralnaval.png MajorGeneraltech.png MajorGeneraladmin.png MajorGeneralmedical.png MajorGenerallegal.png MajorGenerallogistics.png

Capellan Confederation Armed Forces[edit]

This rank isn't used by the CCAF.

Free Worlds League[edit]

In the FWLM, Admiral is the highest commissioned naval rank. Only the Captain-General and the Marshals outrank officers who hold the rank of Admiral. Prior to Thomas Marik's military reforms of 3047, seniority among admirals was determined based on time in grade. Therefore the admirals who had served the longest were the most senior.[4] These admirals are separated into Vice-Admirals and Admirals based on service.[5]

A Free Worlds League admiral's rank insignia is a single strip of silver set into a single strip of gold, which is further mounted on a single purple stripe. This is identical to the rank insignia of a FWLM General.

FWLM Admiral's Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
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The Clans[edit]

This rank isn't used by the Clans.

ComStar/Word of Blake[edit]

This rank isn't used by the Com Guards or Word of Blake Militia.

Free Rasalhague Republic[edit]

This rank isn't used by the KungsArmé.

Periphery Powers[edit]

Magistracy of Canopus[edit]

This rank isn't used by the Magistracy Armed Forces.

Taurian Defense Force[edit]

This rank isn't used by the TDF.

Marian Hegemony[edit]

This rank isn't used by the Hegemony Armed Forces.

Outworlds Alliance[edit]

This rank isn't used by the Alliance Military Corps.


  1. The Star League, p. 140
  2. House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 129: "Major General"
  3. Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 28
  4. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 84
  5. Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 21