Flag officers wore gold shoulder marks on the white uniform and slate gray shoulder marks on the gray uniform. The blue uniform has cuff braid. Pin-on miniature stars were worn on the collar of the khaki shirt, similar to Marine or Army grade insignia in appearance.
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The grade of Fleet Admiral was created by act of Congress December 14, 1944. The original admirals given this grade were Leahy, King and Nimitz.