AN ADMIRAL IS THE SENIOR RANKING OFFICER IN THE U.S.
BUT HIS TITLE COMES FROM THE NAME GIVEN THE
SENIOR RANKING OFFICER IN THE MOORISH ARMY OF MANY
A MOORISH CHIEF WAS AN EMIR AND THE
CHIEF OF ALL CHIEFS WAS THE EMIR-AL.
WORD IS DERIVED DIRECTLY FROM THE MOORISH.
Figure 9-1.-The origin of the term admiral.
The staff corps of the Navy consists of the
following nine members, listed in their order of
U.S. Navy Band (Musicians)
*The Medical Corps consists of physicians and
surgeons. The Medical Service Corps is made up
of pharmacists, medics, administrative officers,
medical technologists, and so forth.
While commissioned officers of the staff corps
have the rights and privileges of their grades, they
may only assume command in their own corps.
A medical officer, for example, can command