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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.
APPENDIX C: OTHER TITLES FOR GENERAL OFFICERS
Within a number of military organisations, certain general officers appointments are given a special title for the duration of that appointment.
Other titles for commissioned officers of the general officer grade include:
- Adjutant General.
- Inspector General.
- Generaladmiral (General Admiral) (German Navy).
- Air General and Aviation General (Chilean Air Force; roughly equivalent to Air Chief Marshal and Air Vice-marshal).
- Wing General and Group General (Mexican Air Force; roughly equivalent to Air Commodore and acting Air Commodore).
- General-potpukovnik (‘Lieutenant Colonel General’, a Serb/Slovenian/Macedonian rank immediately inferior to Colonel General, and roughly equivalent to Commonwealth/US Major General).
- Director General: a common administrative term sometimes used as an appointment in military services. Reserved for Major Generals in the UK model.
- Director: a common administrative term sometimes used as an appointment in military services. Reserved for Brigadiers in the UK model.
- Director General of national defence (most senior rank in the Mexican Armed Forces).
- Controller General (general officer rank in the French National Police).
- Prefect General (the most senior rank of the Argentine Naval Prefecture).
- Master-General of the Ordnance – very senior British military position (Nolan, 2008, p.68).
- Police Director General (most senior rank of the Philippine National Police).
- Commissioner (highest rank of the Bureau of Immigration).
- Admiral (highest rank of the Philippine Coast Guard & Philippine Navy).
- “tranchée général. In a French army [in the 1700s], the officer immediately in charge of infantry in the trenches during a siege. This was a temporary rank, usually held for just 24 hours at a time. It designated the commander of troops doing labor in the trenches. As these men rotated out, a new tranchée general rotated in with fresh men. Other armies had a similar position, called the
- “lieutenant-general of the day” or “major-general of the day.”” (Nolan, 2008, p.475).
- English Army titles (1660 to 1700):
- “Commissary-General of the Musters” from 1693 (Walton, 1894, p.854).
- “Commissary General of the provision” from 1689 (Walton, 1894, p.796).
- “Engineer-General” from 1662 (Walton, 1894, p.842).
- “Paymaster General” from 1689 (Walton, 1894, p.796).
- “Paymaster-General of the Land Forces” from 1660 (Beatson, 1788, p.401).
- “Commissary General of Musters” from 1760 (Beatson, 1788, p.401).
- “Apothecary-General” from the 1660s (Walton, 1894, p.759).
- “Chaplain-General” from 1689 (Walton, 1894, p.660).
- “Surveyor General of the Ordnance” (Beatson, 1788, p.393).
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