Army General
For the army rank of General, as opposed to the specific rank of Army General, see General officer.

Army General is a title used in many countries to denote the rank of General nominally commanding an army in the field. Army General is normally the highest rank used in peace time.

The equivalent position in the Commonwealth
Commonwealth of Nations
The Commonwealth of Nations, normally referred to as the Commonwealth and formerly known as the British Commonwealth, is an intergovernmental organisation of fifty-four independent member states...

, U.S.
United States Army officer rank insignia
United States Army officer rank insignia in use today.-History:The structure of U.S. ranks has its roots in British military traditions. At the start of the American Revolutionary War, uniforms, let alone insignia, were barely affordable and recognition of ranks in the field was problematic...

, and several other countries is simply termed General
A general officer is an officer of high military rank, usually in the army, and in some nations, the air force. The term is widely used by many nations of the world, and when a country uses a different term, there is an equivalent title given....

, Four-star rank, or informally "full general".

The title "Army General" should not be confused with the rank "General of the Army
General of the Army
General of the Army is a military rank used in some countries to denote a senior military leader, usually a General in command of a nation's Army. It may also be the title given to a General who commands an Army in the field....

", which is more senior, and corresponds to other countries' Marshal
Marshal , is a word used in several official titles of various branches of society. The word is an ancient loan word from Old French, cf...

 or Field Marshal
Field Marshal
Field Marshal is a military rank. Traditionally, it is the highest military rank in an army.-Etymology:The origin of the rank of field marshal dates to the early Middle Ages, originally meaning the keeper of the king's horses , from the time of the early Frankish kings.-Usage and hierarchical...

. The position of "General of the Army" theoretically corresponds to overall command of an entire national army, while the position of "Army General" only corresponds to the command of an individual army in the field.

See also

  • Army General (Brazilian Army)
    Army General (Brazilian Army)
    Army General is the 4 star officer rank in the Brazilian army which is equivalent to 4 star General rank....

  • Army General (Soviet Union)
  • Army General (Russia)
    Army General (Russia)
    Army General is the second highest military rank in the Russian Federation, inferior only to a Marshal and superior to a Colonel General...

  • General Officer
  • Ranks and insignia of NATO armies officers
    Ranks and insignia of NATO armies officers
    Rank comparison chart of all armies of NATO member states.- Officers :- Warrant officers :Warrant officers rank below officers and above enlisted servicemen....

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