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Fleet admiral: An exceptionally high grade of admiral, assigned to the four most senior admirals of the U.S. Navy in the Second World War; while it is technically available for use, only William Leahy, Ernest King, Chester Nimitz, and William Halsey held it
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- United States Navy : That part of the United States Department of Defense responsible for combat on, over, and under water
- World War II : War between the Allies (most notably the UK, US and Soviet Union) and the Axis (principally Germany and Japan) 1939–1945.
- William Leahy : Fleet Admiral, United States Navy; Chief of Staff to the President in the Second World War; senior member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff although not in the present role of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
- Ernest J. King : Fleet Admiral, United States Navy, Chief of Naval Operations during the Second World War
- Chester W. Nimitz : United States Navy fleet admiral (1885-1966) who was Commander in Chief, Pacific and Pacific Ocean Areas in World War II
- William Halsey : Fleet admiral of the U.S. Navy in the Pacific theater of World War II, commanding the Third United States Fleet; a colorful and inspirational fighting leader with some limitations in strategy and large fleet command