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Underscoring its importance in the fight against opioid addiction, the Commissioned Corps is overseen by HHS' assistant secretary for health, Brett Giroir, a four-star admiral and physician who is HHS' point person on the epidemic.
The admiral's tour was scheduled for April 18 - just five days away.
After separate investigations, the Justice Department declined to press charges, and the Navy cleared the four-star admiral of wrongdoing.
Smith’s name was scrubbed from a selection list for admiral, although prosecutors said Monday his delayed promotion now has been forwarded to the White House for approval.
After all, McCain had denied the North Vietnamese a propaganda victory by turning down an early release, offered because his father was an admiral.
Some photos were from a banquet in Singapore that Francis had hosted for the admiral and other Navy officers that featured prostitutes as entertainment, according to the documents and people familiar with the case.
The University of Texas System is seeking to fill the post soon, as current Chancellor William McRaven, a former Navy SEAL and four-star admiral, announced his intention to step down in May for health reasons.
The mathematician Ada Lovelace wrote the first computer program in 1842; the navy admiral and mathematician Grace Hopper helped create the Cobol programming language.
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It is a curiosity of history that the word admiral has its source in Arabic, the language of a desert people who acquired their seafaring skills after the great expansion of Islam in the seventh century. As the name for a Muslim chieftain, the Arabic word amir appears as a loanword in medieval Latin documents in spellings such as amiratus, admirandus, and admirallus. These words display a variety of suffixes and an added d, through confusion with the Latin verb admirari, “to admire.” The ending -allus is probably from the Arabic article al, which actually belongs to the following word in phrases such as amir al-‘ali, “supreme commander.” The application of admirallus to a commander of a fleet originated in 12th-century Sicily, was adopted by the Genoese, and then spread to countries throughout western Europe, including France and England.
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: a high-ranking officer in the navy
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