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For the use of this Two-star rank in other countries, see Major general.
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HD S Kragenspiegel Gen R.svg HD H 62 Generalmajor.svg LD B 62 Generalmajor.svg
Rank insignia German officer rank
Introduction 1956
Rank group General officers
Army / Air Force Generalmajor
Navy Konteradmiral
Army Major general
Air force Air vice-marshal
Navy Rear Admiral

Generalmajor, short GenMaj, (en: major general) is the fourth highest general officer rank in the armed forces of Germany (Bundeswehr), e.g. Heer, and Luftwaffe. This rank is also used in the Austrian Armed Forces, but is abbrevieated as GenMjr.


The rank is rated OF-7 in NATO, and is grade B7 in the pay rules of the Federal Ministry of Defence. It is equivalent to Konteradmiral in the German Navy or to Generalstabsarzt, and Admiralstabsarzt in the Zentraler Sanitätsdienst der Bundeswehr.

Rank insignia[edit]

On the shoulder straps (Heer, Luftwaffe) there are two golden pips (stars) in golden oak leaves.

Heer Luftwaffe
junior Rank
Bundeswehr Logo Heer with lettering.svg Bundeswehr Logo Luftwaffe with lettering.svg

(German officer rank)

senior Rank

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