A General Officer refers to a group of senior military ranks, usually above OF-6. This is the army equivalent of Flag Officers
The various grades of general officer are at the top of the rank structure; lower-ranking officers are known as Field Officers. The General Officer ranks came about by adding General as an adjective to existing names of ranks, although in some countries the highest general officers are titled Field Marshal or Marshal. All officers who commanded more than a single regiment (the most significant level of unit) came to be known as a "general officer".
- The US Military count all ranks from OF-6, which includes Brigadier General, Major General, Lieutenant General, General and General of the Army (or equivalent)
- The British Armed Forces and other commonwealth forces only count OF-7 and above, which is Major General to Field Marshal. A Brigadier is not considered a General Officer, but is still equivalent in rank to a Brigadier General.
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