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Army general (East Germany)

Army general (German: Armeegeneral) was a senior military rank of East Germany, used until 1990.

Army general
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Country German Democratic Republic
Service branchEast Germany National People's Army
NATO rankOF-9
Non-NATO rankO-10
Formation1 March 1956
Abolished2 October 1990
Next higher rankMarshal of the German Democratic Republic
Next lower rankGeneraloberst
Equivalent ranksFlottenadmiral



It was the equivalent of a four-star rank in NATO-nations and ranked below the Marschall der DDR ("marshal of the German Democratic Republic"), although no one was ever promoted to the latter rank.

East German officers who achieved the rank of Armeegeneral were:

Army general in other countriesEdit

This four-star rank OF-9 was largely used in other armed forces of the former Warsaw Pact countries. Some examples are described below.

See alsoEdit



  • Klaus-Ulrich Keubke, Manfred Kunz, Militärische Uniformen in der DDR 1949–1990, E.S. Mittler & Sohn GmbH, 2005, ISBN 978-3-8132-0915-0
  • Günter Wollert, NVA Kalender 1985, Militärverlag der DDR, 1984