241,294 Pages

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".

This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).