command pennant

in the United States Navy : a swallow-tailed pennant flown by an officer below flag rank who is temporarily in command of a division or of a comparable or greater unit — see broad command pennant, burgee command pennant

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  • burgee command pennant — noun : a personal command pennant flown by United States Naval vessels to denote an officer below flag rank commanding a division of warships or a major subdivision of an aircraft wing compare broad command pennant …   Useful english dictionary

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