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Who was the youngest US Navy Admiral?

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05/18/2009

According to the the Naval Historical Center, Admiral Elmo Russell Zumwalt, Jr., USN was the youngest naval officer ever promoted to Rear Admiral, at age 44. He also was the youngest four-star Admiral in U. S. naval history, and the youngest to serve as Chief of Naval Operations, at age 49.