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For the army rank(s) of general, as opposed to the specific rank of army general, see general officer.
Army general is a title used in many countries to denote the rank of general nominally commanding an army in the field. Army general is normally the highest rank used in peace time.
The title "army general" should not be confused with the rank "general of the army", which is more senior, and corresponds to other countries' marshal or field marshal. The position of "general of the army" theoretically corresponds to overall command of an entire national army, while the position of "army general" only corresponds to the command of an individual army in the field.
In Chile the Army General is called Commander in Chief of the Army (Comandante en Jefe del Ejército in Spanish). Is the highest authority of the Chilean Army under the President of Chile. It exercises command and leadership of the institution in accordance with current legislation, accounting for its effectiveness and efficiency. Ensures morality, discipline and general welfare of the Army.
Army General is the first antiquity in the army. The President of Chile, from a 5-name list that includes the top five antiquities from the institution, appoint the army general. The non-elected general should be eligible to retirement.