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For the use of this One-star rank in other countries, see Brigadier general.

Brigadegeneral, short BrigGen, (en: brigadier general) is the lowest general officer rank in the German Army (Heer), German Air Force (Luftwaffe).

Army insignia
Air Force insignia
Country Germany
Service branchBundeswehr Logo Heer with lettering.svg German Army
Bundeswehr Logo Luftwaffe with lettering.svg German Air Force
NATO rankOF-6
Non-NATO rankO-7
Next higher rankGeneralmajor
Next lower rankOberst
Equivalent ranksFlottillenadmiral


The rank is rated OF-6 in NATO, and is grade B6 in the pay rules of the Federal Ministry of Defence. It is equivalent to Flottillenadmiral in the German Navy (Marine) or to Generalarzt, Generalapotheker and Admiralarzt in the Zentraler Sanitätsdienst der Bundeswehr.

Rank insigniaEdit

On the shoulder straps (Heer, Luftwaffe) there is one golden pip (star) in golden oak leaves.

Heer Luftwaffe ... to service uniform
Bundeswehr sequence of ranks ascending
junior rank:

(German officer rank)

senior rank:

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