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The article is organised as follows:
- Part 01: Background.
- Part 02: One-Star General Officer Ranks.
- Part 03: Two-Star General Officer Ranks.
- Part 04: Three-Star General Officer Ranks.
- Part 05: Four-Star General Officer Ranks.
- Part 06: Five-Star General Officer Ranks.
- Part 07: Six-Star General Officer Ranks.
- Part 08: Seven-Star General Officer Ranks.
- Part 09: Miscellaneous.
PART EIGHT: SEVEN-STAR GENERAL OFFICER RANKS
No person have ever been awarded or promoted to a seven-star rank, although some commentators might argue that General George Washington posthumously became a seven-star general in 1976 (see Part Seven).
If such a rank did exist, it would have an unofficial NATO code of OF-12, and most likely be the most senior commander within the armed forces of a nation, and would be given a national title.
It would probably serve as a temporary military rank for a specific officer or as a quasi-military/political appointment for a nation’s leader.
8.1 History of the Rank and Formation
8.2 Country-Specific Examples
8.3 Service Equivalents
8.4 Level of Formation Commanded
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