Surgeon Vice-Admiral

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Surgeon Vice-Admiral
CountryFlag United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.gif United Kingdom
Service branchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom from 1801.png Royal Navy
Formation1918-current
Next lower rankSurgeon Rear-Admiral

Surgeon Vice-Admiral is a flag rank of the Royal Navy's Medical Branch established in 1918. It replaced the earlier rank of Director-General (1856-1918). It is the highest rank available an officer can attain to in the Royal Naval Medical Service. It ranks above Surgeon Rear-Admiral and is equivalent to a Vice-Admiral of the navy's Executive Branch.