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Navy - Secretary of the Navy (U.S.)

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Here are the personal flags of the senior civilian officials of the U.S. Department of the Navy. They are depicted in the form flown aboard ships.

U.S. Navy civilian officials' personal flags (not "positional colors"--that term is used only by the Army) come in four sizes:

By Navy Regulations, these flags are broken at the main truck of a vessel of the Navy, or at the normal point of hoist of the commander's flag at a shore installation, throughout the visit of the corresponding official. Only the flag of the senior official visiting is flown. Joe McMillan, 17 August 1999


Secretary of the Navy

[Secretary of the Navy] by Joe McMillan, 22 August 1999

Secretary of the Navy - Adopted 1867. Blue with a white upright foul anchor and a white star in each corner. For indoor or ceremonial display, or when flown in the bow of a boat, the staff is topped with a brass spread eagle.
Joe McMillan, 22 August 1999


Under Secretary of the Navy

[Under Secretary of the Navy] by Joe McMillan, 22 August 1999

Under Secretary of the Navy - Adopted 1940. Same with a white anchor and stars on red field. The finial for indoor, ceremonial, or boat use is a brass halberd.
Joe McMillan, 22 August 1999


Assistant Secretary of the Navy

[Assistant Secretary of the Navy] by Joe McMillan, 22 August 1999

Assistant Secretary of the Navy - Adopted 1892. Same with a blue anchor and stars on a white field. The finial for indoor, ceremonial, or boat use is a brass halberd.
Joe McMillan, 22 August 1999

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