General of the Army
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General of the Army

General of the army is a military rank used to denote a senior military leader, usually a general in command of a nation's army.

General of the army ranks by country

  • East Germany: Army general (East Germany)
  • Indonesia: Jenderal Besar
  • Liberia: The "five-star" general of the army (or field marshal) rank was first used by Samuel Doe (1951-1990) who promoted himself from master sergeant to the rank after seizing control of the nation. The insignia of grade was worn as five stars in a row on the collar and a circle of five stars on headgear. The rank was later worn as a circle of five gold stars on the collar by President Charles Taylor (b. 1948). The senior professional military rank in the Liberian army is now usually a "two-star" officer.
  • Russia: General of the Army (USSR); General of the Army (Russia)
  • United States of America: General of the Army (GA)[1]
  • Uzbekistan: The rank of General of the Army (armiya generali) was until 2002 was the second highest rank after the Marshal of Uzbekistan.[2] After a law was passed on 12 December 2002, the rank of marshal was abolished and the rank of army general became the highest military rank in the Armed Forces of Uzbekistan.[3] In wartime, the rank is assigned to the Supreme Commander-in-Chief (President of Uzbekistan) and the Minister of Defense. As of 2019, no one has been assigned the rank.
  • Yugoslav People's Army - 4 star general

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See also


  1. ^ "Army Regulation 600-20 see table 1-1" (PDF). Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ ? ? «? ? ? » 3 ? 1992 ?
  3. ^ ? ? «? ? ? » 12 ? 2002 ?

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