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Encyclopedia > 4 star rank
A NATO General's rank insignia[1]

An officer of 4 star rank is a very senior commander in some of the armed services holding a rank described by the NATO code of OF-9. The term is also used by some armed forces which are not NATO members. Typically, 4 star officers would hold the rank of Admiral, General or in the case of those air forces with a separate rank structure, Air Chief Marshal. This article is about the military alliance. ... For other uses, see Admiral (disambiguation). ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Air Chief Marshal Sir Richard Johns in RAF No 1 Dress uniform Air Chief Marshal (Air Chf Mshl or ACM) is a senior air officer rank in the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom as well as in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and in the air forces...


Australian 4 star ranks

  • Admiral (Royal Australian Navy 4 star rank)
  • General (Australian Army 4 star rank)
  • Air Chief Marshal (Royal Australian Air Force 4 star rank)

The 4 star rank is reserved in Australia for the Chief of the Defence Force, the highest position in peace time.
In times of major conflict, the highest ranks are the 5 star ranks: Admiral of the Fleet (RAN), Field Marshal (Army), and Marshal of the Royal Australian Air Force. General is the highest active rank of the Australian Army and was created as a direct equivalent of the British military rank of General, it is also considered a 4 star rank. ... Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, current CDF The Chief of the Defence Force (CDF) is the most senior appointment in the Australian Defence Force (ADF). ... 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. ... Admiral of the Fleet is a supreme naval position that has existed in historical navies and still exists in several modern-day navies. ... The Duke of Edinburgh is a current Admiral of the Fleet within the Royal Australian Navy, a position he has held since 1954 ... Note: This article is about the military usage of the word marshal. For other usages, see the end of this article. ... Field Marshal is the highest rank of the Australian Army and was created as a direct equivalent of the British military rank of Field Marshal. ... Marshal of the Air Force is both a generic term for the most senior rank in an air force, equivalent to Field Marshal or Fleet Admiral and, in some air forces, a rank title. ...


United States 4 star ranks

  • Admiral (United States Navy, Coast Guard, and Public Health Service Commissioned Corps 4 star rank)
    • See List of United States Navy four-star admirals for further information
  • General (United States Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps 4 star rank)
    • See List of United States Army four-star generals, List of United States Air Force four-star generals and List of United States Marine Corps four-star generals for more information

There are currently 39 active duty four-star officers in the uniformed services of the United States: 11 in the Army, 11 in the Navy, 12 in the Air Force, 4 in the Marine Corps, 1 in the Coast Guard, and 0 in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... There have been 242 four-star admirals in the history of the U.S. Navy. ... A General is a high rank in the United States military. ... There have been 204 four-star generals in the history of the U.S. Army. ... There have been 183 four-star generals in the history of the U.S. Air Force. ... There have been sixty (60) four-star generals in the history of the U.S. Marine Corps. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Note: This rank insignia is not used by the Australian or United Kingdom Forces.
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. ... A lieutenant generals rank insignia 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. ... 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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