General of the army

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General of the army is a military rank used to denote a senior military leader, usually a general in command of a nation's army. This rank is higher than that of just a general.[1]

General of the army ranks by country

  • Indonesia: General of the Army (Indonesia)
  • Liberia: The "five-star" general of the army (or field marshal) rank was first used by Samuel Doe (1951–1990) who promoted himself from master sergeant to the rank after seizing control of the state. The rank insignia was worn as five stars in a row on the collar and a circle of five stars on headgear. The rank was later worn as a circle of five gold stars on the collar by warlord President Charles Taylor (b. 1948). The rank has not been reintroduced since the Armed Forces of Liberia were recreated after 2004.
  • United States of America: General of the Army (GA)[2]


  1. ^ Forester, C. S. (Cecil Scott), 1899-1966, author. (23 February 2015). The general. HarperCollins Publishers Limited. ISBN 978-0-00-758007-1. OCLC 898152814. {{cite book}}: |last= has generic name (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "Army Regulation 600-20 see table 1-1" (PDF).