General of the army

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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. This rank is higher than that of just a general.[1]

General of the army ranks by country[edit]

  • East Germany: Army general (East Germany)
  • Indonesia: General of the Army (Indonesia)
  • 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)[2]
  • Uzbekistan: The rank of General of the Army (armiya generali) was until 2002 was the second highest rank after the Marshal of Uzbekistan.[3] 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.[4] 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

Ranks equivalent to general of the army[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Forester, C. S. (Cecil Scott), 1899-1966, author. The general. ISBN 978-0-00-758007-1. OCLC 898152814. {{cite book}}: |last= has generic name (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "Army Regulation 600-20 see table 1-1" (PDF). {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ Закон Республики Узбекистан «О всеобщей воинской обязанности и военной службе» от 3 июля 1992 года
  4. ^ Закон Республики Узбекистан «О всеобщей воинской обязанности и военной службе» от 12 декабря 2002 года