Only seen during prolonged crisis. The promotion must be approved by the Federation Council.
Ranking: O-13 Admiral of Starfleet would wear five pips in a box, if one existed. The last officer to hold this rank was Admiral Richard Barnard during the Romulan War. His insignia was five stars in line worn on the front of the right shoulder.
Addressed as: "Admiral" Introduced as: "Admiral of Starfleet"
Fleet Role: Immediate decisions as required during prolonged war. An Admiral of Starfleet steps in and takes direct control of all Starfleet resources and allocates without advising civilian authority. The Admiral of Starfleet is appointed by the President of the Federation, and approved by the Federation Council. The Federation President can fire or demote this person without approve of the Council. Replacement does require Council approval.