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Unlike his predecessors - two retired Coast Guard admirals - Angelle lacks any experience in maritime safety.
Since the position was created in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, almost every director except for the first (who was a career ambassador) has been a three-star general or admiral with deep experience in the intelligence agencies.
Then, Kraft recalls, the admiral stood up and threw his cigar down on a table.
Military sources claim that during the last six years over 200 generals and admiralswere ousted by the Obama administration.
An admiral and captain in charge of U.S. naval units in Asia were removed from their commands due to loss of confidence in their abilities, the Navy said Monday.
Nebraska has admirals, for instance, and Indiana has the Sagamore of the Wabash award.
News of the stuck ships reached French general Jean-Charles Pichegru, who told Johan Williem de Winter, a Dutch admiral who worked for the French, to deal with it.
In many cases the generals and admirals have more experience on some issues than anyone else.
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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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