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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.

Navies Armies Air forces
Commissioned officers
Admiral of
the fleet
Field marshal or
General of the army
Marshal of
the air force
Admiral General Air chief marshal
Vice admiral Lieutenant general Air marshal
Rear admiral Major general Air vice-marshal
Commodore Brigadier or
brigadier general
Air commodore
Captain Colonel Group captain
Commander Lieutenant colonel Wing commander
Lieutenant
commander
Major or
commandant
Squadron leader
Lieutenant Captain Flight lieutenant
Lieutenant
junior grade
or
sub-lieutenant
Lieutenant or
first lieutenant
Flying officer
Ensign or
midshipman
Second lieutenant Pilot officer
Officer cadet Officer cadet Flight cadet
Enlisted grades
Warrant officer or
chief petty officer
Warrant officer or
sergeant major
Warrant officer
Petty officer Sergeant Flight sergeant
Leading seaman Corporal or
bombardier
Corporal
Seaman Private or
gunner or
trooper
Aircraftman or
airman
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General of the army ranks by countryEdit

  • East Germany: Army general (East Germany)
  • Indonesia: Jenderal Besar
  • 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 nation. The insignia of grade 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 President Charles Taylor (b. 1948). The senior professional military rank in the Liberian army is now usually a "two-star" officer.
  • Russia: General of the Army (USSR); General of the Army (Russia)
  • United States of America: General of the Army (GA)[1]
  • Uzbekistan: The rank of General of the Army (armiya generali) was until 2002 was the second highest rank after the Marshal of Uzbekistan.[2] After a law was passed on 12 December 2002, the rank of marshal was abolished and the rank of army general became the highest military rank in the Armed Forces of Uzbekistan.[3] In wartime, the rank is assigned to the Supreme Commander-in-Chief (President of Uzbekistan) and the Minister of Defense. As of 2019, no one has been assigned the rank.
  • Yugoslav People's Army – 4 star general

Ranks equivalent to general of the armyEdit

Similar title to general of the armyEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Army Regulation 600-20 see table 1-1" (PDF). Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ Закон Республики Узбекистан «О всеобщей воинской обязанности и военной службе» от 3 июля 1992 года
  3. ^ Закон Республики Узбекистан «О всеобщей воинской обязанности и военной службе» от 12 декабря 2002 года