What is an Admiralissimo?

Introduction Admiralissimo is an informal title for a chief naval officer, usually implying supreme naval command. It does not correspond to any particular rank and is a naval equivalent of generalissimo. Brief History The history of this title is unknown but it may have an Italian origin like its army equivalent, generalissimo. List of Senior… Read More


What is a Generalissimo?

Introduction Generalissimo is a military rank of the highest degree, superior to field marshal and other five-star ranks in the states where they are used. Refer to Stars & Generals article and Admiralissimo. Usage The word generalissimo, an Italian term, is the absolute superlative of generale (‘general’) thus meaning “the highest-ranking of all generals”. The… Read More

What is a Vojvoda?

Introduction Vojvoda (Serbian Cyrillic: Војвода lit. ’war-leader’) from old Serbian was the highest rank in the army of the Kingdom of Serbia and Kingdom of Yugoslavia from 1901 until end of Second World War in 1945. It has roots from the medieval term Voivode used during medieval Kingdom, Empire and Principality of Serbia. Vojvoda in medieval… Read More

Function of the Navy…

“It is a function of the navy to carry the war to the enemy so that it will not be fought on U.S. soil.” Chester Nimitz (1885 to 1966) Chester William Nimitz was an Admiral in the US Navy. He was the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet during World War II. One of the… Read More

The Hope of All Mankind…

“It is my earnest hope – indeed the hope of all mankind – that from this solemn occasion a better world shall emerge out of the blood and carnage of the past, a world found upon faith and understanding, a world dedicated to the dignity of man and the fulfilment of his most cherished wish… Read More

Military Weapons: Future vs Past…

“We must hold our minds alert and receptive to the application of unglimpsed methods and weapons. The next wear will be won in the future, not the past. We must go on, or we will go under.” General Douglas MacArthur (1880 to 1964) A US Army General who is widely known for his exploits during… Read More

Appalling Professional Penalties…

“In no other profession are the penalties for employing untrained personnel so appalling or so irrevocable as in the military.” General Douglas MacArthur (1880 to 1964) A US Army General who is widely known for his exploits during World War II, where he commanded the Southwest Pacific Theatre, as military administrator of post-war Japan during… Read More