Generalmajor

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Generalmajor, short GenMaj, (English: major general) is a general officer rank in many countries, and is identical to and translated as major general.wikipedia
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Major general

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Generalmajor, short GenMaj, (English: major general) is a general officer rank in many countries, and is identical to and translated as major general.
In the old Austro-Hungarian Army, the major general was called a Generalmajor.

Konteradmiral

counter admiralKonteradmiral (KAdm)Rear Admiral
It is equivalent to Konteradmiral in the German Navy (Marine) or to Generalstabsarzt, and Admiralstabsarzt in the Zentraler Sanitätsdienst der Bundeswehr. It was equivalent to Konteradmiral in the Kriegsmarine, and SS-Brigadeführer in the Waffen-SS until 1945.
It is equivalent to Generalmajor in the Heer and Luftwaffe or to Admiralstabsarzt and Generalstabsarzt in the Zentraler Sanitätsdienst der Bundeswehr.

Generalstabsarzt

AdmiralstabsarztMajor-GeneralSurgeon General
It is equivalent to Konteradmiral in the German Navy (Marine) or to Generalstabsarzt, and Admiralstabsarzt in the Zentraler Sanitätsdienst der Bundeswehr.
Equivalent to that two-star ranks (NATO-Rangcode OF-7) are Generalmajor (en: Major general) of the German Army or German Air Force, and the Konteradmiral (en: Rear admiral) of the German Navy.

German Air Force

LuftwaffeAir ForceWest German Air Force
It is currently the third highest general officer rank in the German Army (Heer), German Air Force (Luftwaffe).

Joint Medical Service (Germany)

Joint Medical ServiceBundeswehr Joint Medical ServiceZentraler Sanitätsdienst der Bundeswehr
It is equivalent to Konteradmiral in the German Navy (Marine) or to Generalstabsarzt, and Admiralstabsarzt in the Zentraler Sanitätsdienst der Bundeswehr.

Rank insignia of the German Bundeswehr

German officer rankGerman NCO rankGerman medical service ranks

Ranks of the National People's Army

NPA Fänrich rank(NPA rank)Ranks of the Volksmarine
;See also: Ranks of the National People's Army
Generals wore twisted golden and silver cords with five-pointed stars numbering from one (Generalmajor) to four (Armeegeneral).

Brigadeführer

SS-BrigadeführerSS BrigadeführerBrigadefuhrer
It was equivalent to Konteradmiral in the Kriegsmarine, and SS-Brigadeführer in the Waffen-SS until 1945.

General officer

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Generalmajor, short GenMaj, (English: major general) is a general officer rank in many countries, and is identical to and translated as major general. It is currently the third highest general officer rank in the German Army (Heer), German Air Force (Luftwaffe). Generalmajor (en: major general) was in the so-called armed organs of the GDR (Bewaffnete Organe der DDR), represented by Ministry of National Defence, and Ministry for State Security, the lowest general officer rank, comparable to the one-star rank in many NATO-Armed forces (Rangcode OF-6).

German Army

HeerArmyGerman
It is currently the third highest general officer rank in the German Army (Heer), German Air Force (Luftwaffe).

Austrian Armed Forces

Austrian ArmyBundesheerAustrian Bundesheer
This rank is also used in the Austrian Armed Forces, but is abbreviated as GenMjr.

NATO

North Atlantic Treaty OrganizationNorth Atlantic Treaty OrganisationNorth Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
The rank is rated OF-7 in NATO, and is grade B7 in the pay rules of the Federal Ministry of Defence.

Federal Ministry of Defence (Germany)

Federal Ministry of DefenceMinister of DefenceFederal Minister of Defence
The rank is rated OF-7 in NATO, and is grade B7 in the pay rules of the Federal Ministry of Defence.

German Navy

BundesmarineWest German NavyNavy
It is equivalent to Konteradmiral in the German Navy (Marine) or to Generalstabsarzt, and Admiralstabsarzt in the Zentraler Sanitätsdienst der Bundeswehr.

Bundeswehr

German Armed ForcesGermanGerman military
;Bundeswehr sequence of ranks ascending:

Ministry of National Defence (East Germany)

Ministry of National DefenceMinistry of National DefenseEast German Minister of National Defence
Generalmajor (en: major general) was in the so-called armed organs of the GDR (Bewaffnete Organe der DDR), represented by Ministry of National Defence, and Ministry for State Security, the lowest general officer rank, comparable to the one-star rank in many NATO-Armed forces (Rangcode OF-6).

Stasi

Ministry for State SecurityMinistry for State Security (Stasi)Ministry of State Security
Generalmajor (en: major general) was in the so-called armed organs of the GDR (Bewaffnete Organe der DDR), represented by Ministry of National Defence, and Ministry for State Security, the lowest general officer rank, comparable to the one-star rank in many NATO-Armed forces (Rangcode OF-6).

One-star rank

one-starOF-6one star rank
Generalmajor (en: major general) was in the so-called armed organs of the GDR (Bewaffnete Organe der DDR), represented by Ministry of National Defence, and Ministry for State Security, the lowest general officer rank, comparable to the one-star rank in many NATO-Armed forces (Rangcode OF-6).

Ranks and insignia of NATO

OF-5OF-1OF-2
Generalmajor (en: major general) was in the so-called armed organs of the GDR (Bewaffnete Organe der DDR), represented by Ministry of National Defence, and Ministry for State Security, the lowest general officer rank, comparable to the one-star rank in many NATO-Armed forces (Rangcode OF-6).

Warsaw Pact

Soviet blocWarsaw TreatyEastern Bloc
This was in reference to Soviet military doctrine and in line with other armed forces of the Warsaw Pact.