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[U.S. Coast Guard Commandant's flag] image by Tom Gregg, 13 November 1998

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The positional colors of the Commandant and Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard are in most respects similar to those of the CNO and VCNO of the U.S. Navy. The principal points of difference are that the badge has a light blue background, and that the Vice Commandant's color has only three stars. (The USCG is authorized only one full (four-star) admiral, and this is invariably the Commandant.
Tom Greg, 13 November 1998

The flag was adopted in 1979, at the same time as that of the vice-commandant.
Joe McMillan, 5 July 2005

Vice Commandant

[U.S. Coast Guard Vice Commandant's flag] image by Tom Gregg, 13 November 1998

Legislation has been introduced in both the House and the Senate to increase the rank of the USCG Vice Commandant from a 3-star vice admiral, to a 4-star admiral. The vexillological impact would be the addition of a fourth star to the vice commandant's positional flag.
Dave Fowler, 23 August 2007