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Encyclopedia > 3 star rank
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An officer of 3 star rank is a very senior commander in some of the armed services holding a rank described by the NATO code of OF-8. The term is also used by some armed forces which are not NATO members. Typically, 3 star officers would hold the rank of Vice Admiral, Lieutenant General or in the case of those air forces with a separate rank structure, Air Marshal. This article is about the military alliance. ... Vice Admiral is a naval rank of three star level, equivalent to Lieutenant General in seniority. ... Lieutenant General is a military rank used in many countries. ... An air marshals sleeve/shoulder insignia Air Marshal (Air Mshl or AM) is a rank in the Royal Air Force. ...


United States 3 star ranks

An Army or Marine Corps Lieutenant General typically commands a corps-sized unit (20,000 to 45,000 soldiers), while an Air Force Lieutenant General commands a large Numbered Air Force consisting of several wings. Additionally, Lieutenant Generals of all services serve as high-level staff officers at various major command headquarters and The Pentagon, often as the heads of their departments. Vice Admiral is a naval rank of three star level, equivalent to Lieutenant General in seniority. ... USN redirects here. ... US Lieutenant General insignia In three branches of the United States Army, United States Marine Corps and United States Air Force, a Lieutenant General is also called a three-star general, named for the three stars worn on the uniform. ... The United States Army is the largest and oldest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... “The U.S. Air Force” redirects here. ... This article is about a military unit. ... This is a list of Numbered Air Forces (NAF) of the United States Air Force Historically, a NAF is a level of command below a MAJCOM (Major Command), and above one or more Wings or independent Groups. ... This article is about the United States military building. ...

General is a military rank, in most nations the highest rank, although some nations have the higher rank of Field Marshal. ... A Flag Officer is a naval officer of a high rank entitling him to fly a personal flag, especially on his flagship. ... An Air Officer is a U.K. Royal Air Force officer of rank Air Commodore or higher. ... An officer of 5 star rank is a very senior commander in any of the armed services holding a rank described by the NATO code of OF-10. ... An officer of 4 star rank is a very senior commander in any of the armed services holding a rank described by the NATO code of OF-9. ... A NATO and U.S. 2 star generals rank insignia An officer of 2 star rank is a senior commander in any of the armed services holding a rank described by the NATO code of OF-7. ... A brigadier generals rank insignia An officer of 1 star rank is a senior commander in some of the armed services holding a rank described by the NATO code of OF-6. ...

 
 

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