Nebraska Navy:

You too can nominate someone for the post of Admiral of the Great Navy of the State of Nebraska. The commission provides, among other things, that the governor "do[es] strictly charge and require all officers, seamen, tadpoles and goldfish under [the Admiral's] command to be obedient to his orders as Admiral."

The news hook is that Dr. Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, has just been appointed to this august post, though I can't speak to exactly how he "contributed in some way to the state" and "promote[d] the Good Life in Nebraska." Thanks to Paul Gwilt for the pointer.