Generals

BRIGADIER GENERAL

BRIGADIER GENERAL (BG)

(Addressed as "General")
Serves as Deputy Commander to the commanding general for Army divisions. Assists in overseeing the staff's planning and coordination of a mission.

MAJOR GENERAL

MAJOR GENERAL (MG)

(Addressed as "General")
Typically commands division-sized units (10,000 to 15,000 Soldiers).

LIEUTENANT GENERAL

LIEUTENANT GENERAL (LTG)

(Addressed as "General")
Typically commands corps-sized units (20,000 to 45,000 Soldiers).

GENERAL

GENERAL (GEN)

(Addressed as "General")
The senior level of Commissioned Officer typically has over 30 years of experience and service. Commands all operations that fall within their geographical area. The Chief of Staff of the Army is a four-star General.

GENERAL OF THE ARMY

GENERAL OF THE ARMY (GOA)

This is only used in time of War where the Commanding Officer must be equal or of higher rank than those commanding armies from other nations. The last officers to hold this rank served during and immediately following WWII.

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