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[NOAA Service Flag] by Joe McMillan, 29 August 1999



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Description

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admininstration, part of the Department of Commerce, is the scientific organization that includes the National Ocean Service, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the National Weather Service, and other related organizations. Among other things, it operates a fleet of about 15 ocean-going research ships and has a corps of about 250 uniformed commissioned officers who hold naval rank titles.

The NOAA service flag is the old U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey flag (a blue flag with a red triangle on a white circle centered on the field) altered by the addition of the NOAA logo (a dark and light blue circle divided by the stylized profile of a seagull) on the triangle. The USC&GS was one of the principal organizations that was amalgamated into NOAA. It goes back to at least 1915; I have seen photographs from that time of USC&GS vessels with it hoisted at the head of the foremast.
Joe McMillan, 29 August 1999


Personal flags of senior NOAA civilian officials consist of the NOAA service flag with the addition of stars. Those who hold concurrent appointments as under secretary or assistant secretary of commerce also rate additional personal flags in that capacity:

Administrator

[Administrator NOAA] by Joe McMillan, 29 August 1999

Administrator: Four white stars, one in each corner. The Administrator is concurrently an under secretary of commerce.
Joe McMillan, 29 August 1999


Deputy Administrator

[Deputy Administrator] by Joe McMillan, 29 August 1999

Deputy Administrator: Four red stars, one in each corner. The Deputy Administrator is concurrently an assistant secretary of commerce.
Joe McMillan, 29 August 1999


Chief Scientist

[Chief Scientist] by Joe McMillan, 29 August 1999

Chief Scientist: Three red stars arranged vertically "next to the staff."
Joe McMillan, 29 August 1999


There are also personal flags for admirals in NOAA's commissioned corps:

Vice Admiral

[Vice Admiral] by Joe McMillan, 29 August 1999

Vice Admiral: Blue with a large white triangle in the center and three white stars in a vertical line in the hoist. (There are at present no vice admirals in the NOAA Corps.)
Joe McMillan, 29 August 1999


Rear Admiral

[Rear Admiral] by Joe McMillan, 29 August 1999

Rear Admiral: Blue with a large white triangle and flanked by two white stars.
Joe McMillan, 29 August 1999


Rear Admiral (lower half)

[Rear Admiral (lower half] by Joe McMillan, 29 August 1999

Rear Admiral (lower half): White with a blue star on the center of a blue-bordered white triangle.
Joe McMillan, 29 August 1999


Ship's Pennant

[Ship's Pennant] by Joe McMillan, 29 August 1999

There is also a "ship's pennant" (i.e., commission pennant) as well. Before NOAA was established, the USC&GS used a pennant that had seven red triangles on a white hoist and a blue swallowtailed fly.
Joe McMillan, 29 August 1999

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