General officer commanding

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from General Officer Commanding)
Jump to: navigation, search

The General officer commanding (GOC) is the usual title given in the armies of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth (and some other, such as in Ireland) nations to a general officer who holds a command appointment. Thus, a general might be the GOC British II Corps or GOC British 7th Armoured Division. A general officer heading a particularly large or important command, such as Middle East Command or the Allied Armies in Italy, may be called a general officer commanding-in-chief (GOC-in-C).

The equivalent term for air force officers is air officer commanding (AOC). In the United States Armed Forces, the equivalent is commanding general (CG).