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General of the Army is a military rank used in some countries of the world to denote a senior military leader, usually a General in command of a nation's Army. Less specifically, a General of the Army may also be the title given to a General who commands an Army in the field. The rank is typically considered the equivalent of Field Marshal and a Fleet Admiral. This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Note: This article is about the military usage of the word marshal. For other usages, see the end of this article. ... A Fleet Admiral or a Admiral Of The Fleet, as it was first coined, is a military officer of very high rank and is a generic term for a senior admiral in command of a large group of ships, comprising a fleet or, in some cases, a group of fleets. ...


Some non-European ranks, such as Wonsu and Mushir, are considered the equivalent to all three ranks of General of the Army, Field Marshal, and Fleet Admiral. The rank of Grand General, which may also be considered a General of the Army equivalent, has appeared often in fiction but rarely in any country's actual military. A Wonsu is the highest military rank of the Republic of Korea (ROK) armed forces and is the combined equivalent of a General of the Army, Fleet Admiral and Marshal of the Royal Air Force in other nations. ... A Mushir (Marshal) is the highest rank in most militaries of the Middle East. ... A Fleet Admiral or a Admiral Of The Fleet, as it was first coined, is a military officer of very high rank and is a generic term for a senior admiral in command of a large group of ships, comprising a fleet or, in some cases, a group of fleets. ... Conjectural insignia for Grand General Grand General is a fictional military rank of the Star Wars Expanded Universe that is is considered the highest possible Imperial Army rank. ...


The essentially American rank of General of the Army should not be confused with common foreign rank of Army General. An American general of the army corresponds to other countries' Marshal or Field Marshal. The rank of General of the Army theoretically corresponds to overall command of an entire national army, while the rank of Army General is a more junior rank which only corresponds to the command of an individual army in the field. General of the Army, or less formally five-star general, is historically the second most senior rank in the United States Army. ... Marshal (also sometimes spelled marshall in American English, but not in British English) is a word used in several official titles of various branches of society. ... Note: This article is about the military usage of the word marshal. For other usages, see the end of this article. ...

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General of the Army ranks by country

General of the Army is historically the second most senior rank in the United States Army, equivalent to a field marshal in other militaries. ... General of the Army is the highest rank possible in the Army of Liberia and exists only on paper. ... General of the Army (Russian: генерал армии, general armii) is the second high military rank high in the Russian Federation, inferior only to a Marshal. ... General of the Army (Russian: генерал армии, general armii) was a rank of the Soviet Union which was first established in June 1940 as the highest rank for Red Army generals, inferior only to the Marshal of the Soviet Union. ...

Equivalent General of the Army ranks

Field Marshal Viscount Slim in his Field Marshals uniform, holding a marshals baton. ... Chom Phon is a military rank of Thailand, considered the equivalent to a General of the Army. ... Comandante en Jefe Comandante is a senior military rank used in some Central American countries. ... Jenderal Besar, translated literally as Great General, is the highest rank of the Army of Indonesia. ... Pradhan Senapati, literally meaning Chief General (with the word Pradhan meaning Chief) but usually translated as Chief of the Army Staff, is the title of the professional head of the Royal Nepalese Army. ... A generalissimo is a commissioned officer of the highest rank; the word is often translated as Supreme Commander or Commander in Chief. It is an Italian superlative substantive, which grammatically would actually be disallowed in Italian (superlatives can be made with adjectives only). ... Motto Three Principles of the People (三民主義 San-min Chu-i) Anthem National Anthem of the Republic of China Capital Taipei (de facto)  Nanking (de jure)1  Largest city Taipei Official languages Mandarin (GuóyÇ”) Government Semi-presidential system  -  President Chen Shui-bian  -  Vice President Annette Lu  -  Premier Chang Chun-hsiung... A Wonsu is the highest military rank of the Republic of Korea (ROK) armed forces and is the combined equivalent of a General of the Army, Fleet Admiral and Marshal of the Royal Air Force in other nations. ... North Korea, officially the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK; Korean: Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk; Hangul: 조선민주주의인민공화국; Hanja: 朝鮮民主主義人民共和國), is a country in eastern Asia...

Similar General of the Army titles

Heinrich Himmler as the Reichsführer-SS Reichsführer-SS was a special SS rank that existed between the years of 1925 and 1945. ... The   (German for Protective Squadron), abbreviated (Runic) or SS (Latin), was a large security and military organization of the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazi Party) in Germany. ... Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist ideology of the Nazi Party, with the Führer Adolf Hitler as dictator. ... Leadership ranks of the Sturmabteilung were titles and positions held by the supreme commanders of the Sturmabteilung (SA) of the Nazi Party between the years of 1920 and 1945. ... The Stormtroopers were special military troops which were formed in the last year of World War I as the German army developed new methods of attacking enemy trenches, called infiltration tactics. Men trained in these methods were known as in German as Sturmmann (literally storm man or assault man but... The seal of SA The   or SA (German for Storm division, usually translated as stormtroop(er)s ), functioned as a paramilitary organization of the NSDAP — the German Nazi party. ...

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General may be a rank on its own, or can be used as a generic term for "general officers".
Grades of general are also not necessarily equal in all countries (for instance, in some countries Major General is the lowest general officer rank and may well be closer to Brigadier General in countries that have them).
In some European and Commonwealth nations, the equivalent to Brigadier General is Brigadier, which is not considered to be a general officer rank, although it is generally considered to be equivalent to the rank of Brigadier General.
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The Army Staff Identification Badge is a decoration of the United States Army and is awarded to those personnel who serve for one year as a member of the Army General Staff.
General Douglas MacArthur first proposed an Army General Staff Badge in 1931, but it was not until 1933 that the United States War Department authorized the decoration.
On a United States Army uniform, the Army Staff Identification Badge is worn centered on the lower left pocket.
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