Lieutenant general

Lieutenant-GeneralLt. Gen.Lt GenLt. Generallieutenant généralLTGFeldmarschal-LeutnantGeneral-LieutenantLt-GenLt General
Lieutenant general, lieutenant-general and similar (abbrev Lt Gen, LTG and similar) is a three-star military rank (NATO code OF-8) used in many countries.wikipedia
5,143 Related Articles

Three-star rank

three-starOF-8three-star general
Lieutenant general, lieutenant-general and similar (abbrev Lt Gen, LTG and similar) is a three-star military rank (NATO code OF-8) used in many countries.
Typically, three-star officers hold the rank of vice admiral, lieutenant general, or in the case of those air forces with a separate rank structure, air marshal.

Captain general

Captain-GeneralCapitán Generalcaptaincy general
The rank traces its origins to the Middle Ages, where the title of lieutenant general was held by the second in command on the battlefield, who was normally subordinate to a captain general.
Other ranks of general officer, as distinct from field officer, had the suffix "general"; e.g. major general, lieutenant general, brigadier general, colonel general.

Major general

Major-GeneralMaj. Gen.General-major
In modern armies, lieutenant general normally ranks immediately below general and above major general; it is equivalent to the navy rank of vice admiral, and in air forces with a separate rank structure, it is equivalent to air marshal.
The disappearance of the "sergeant" in the title explains the apparently confusing phenomenon whereby a Lieutenant General outranks a Major General while a Major outranks a Lieutenant.

Vice admiral

Vice-Admiralvice-amiralVAdm
In modern armies, lieutenant general normally ranks immediately below general and above major general; it is equivalent to the navy rank of vice admiral, and in air forces with a separate rank structure, it is equivalent to air marshal.
Vice admiral is a senior naval flag officer rank, equivalent to lieutenant general and air marshal.

Corps

Army Corpsarmyadministrative corps
A lieutenant general commands an army corps, made up of typically three army divisions, and consisting of around 60,000–70,000 soldiers (U.S.).
In many armies, a corps is a battlefield formation composed of two or more divisions, and typically commanded by a lieutenant general.

General officer

GeneralgeneralsGen.
In modern armies, lieutenant general normally ranks immediately below general and above major general; it is equivalent to the navy rank of vice admiral, and in air forces with a separate rank structure, it is equivalent to air marshal.
In the old European system, a general, without prefix or suffix (and sometimes referred to informally as a "full general"), is usually the most senior type of general, above lieutenant general and directly below field marshal as a four-star rank (NATO OF-9).

Israel Defense Forces

IDFIsraeli Defense ForcesIsraeli Army
In Latvia, Lithuania and Singapore, the chief of defence is a lieutenant general, and in the Irish Defence Forces and Israel Defense Forces, the Chief of Staff holds this rank.
The IDF is headed by its Chief of General Staff, the Ramatkal, subordinate to the Defense Minister of Israel; Lieutenant General (Rav Aluf) Aviv Kochavi has served as Chief of Staff since January 15, 2019.

Lieutenant colonel general

In some countries (e.g. France and Italy), the ranks of corps general or lieutenant colonel general are used instead of lieutenant general, in an attempt to solve this apparent anomaly – these ranks are often translated into English as lieutenant general.
The rank of lieutenant colonel general represents a rationalisation of the situation in some armies of a lieutenant general outranking a major general, when a major outranks a lieutenant.

Lieutenant

Lt.LtJunior Lieutenant
The seeming incongruity that a lieutenant general outranks a major general (whereas a major outranks a lieutenant) is due to the derivation of the former rank from sergeant major general, which was also subordinate to lieutenant general.
However, their efforts failed, and the French word is still used, along with its many variations (e.g. lieutenant colonel, lieutenant general, lieutenant commander, flight lieutenant, second lieutenant and many non-English language examples), in both the Old and the New World.

Division (military)

divisiondivisionsinfantry division
A lieutenant general commands an army corps, made up of typically three army divisions, and consisting of around 60,000–70,000 soldiers (U.S.).
The division commander is a lieutenant general.

Army corps general

Général de corps d'arméeCorps GeneralGenerale di Corpo d'Armata
In some countries (e.g. France and Italy), the ranks of corps general or lieutenant colonel general are used instead of lieutenant general, in an attempt to solve this apparent anomaly – these ranks are often translated into English as lieutenant general.
The rank is the equivalent of a lieutenant general in the armies of many other countries.

Lieutenant-General (France)

Lieutenant-GeneralLieutenant GeneralLieutenant general of the King's armies
While the French Navy's equivalent of a Lieutenant General is a Vice-Admiral, the equivalent of today's Lieutenant-Général in the French Armed Forces would be partially that of Général de corps d'armée (Général de corps d'armée), such was due to the fact that the concept of an Army Corps (Corps d'Armée) wasn't adopted first until November 19, 1873 by a Presidential Decree, and the actual rank of Général de corps d'armée was not officially formed until a Law Decree on June 6, 1939.

Sergeant major general

Sergeant"-Major Generalsergeant-general
The seeming incongruity that a lieutenant general outranks a major general (whereas a major outranks a lieutenant) is due to the derivation of the former rank from sergeant major general, which was also subordinate to lieutenant general.
Since sergeant major general had ranked below lieutenant general, the newly named rank of major general appeared to create a precedence issue, in that a major outranks a lieutenant but a lieutenant general outranks a major general.

Kindral

KindralmajorMajor generalBrigaadikindral
Kindralleitnant (Lieutenant General)

Aluf

Major GeneralRav AlufTat Aluf
It has a slightly compacted rank structure; for instance, the Chief of Staff (Ramatkal) is seemingly only equivalent to a lieutenant general (NATO OF-8) in other militaries.

Divisional general

General of Divisiongénéral de divisionDivision General
However, some countries of Latin America such as Brazil and Chile use divisional general as the equivalent of lieutenant general.
Some countries of Latin America such as Brazil, Mexico and Chile use divisional general as the equivalent of "lieutenant-general".

Lieutenant general (Bangladesh)

Lieutenant GeneralLieutenant-GeneralLt. Gen.
The insignia for the rank of lieutenant general is the shapla (water lily) taken from the Bangladesh coat of arms, above a pip and ‘crossed sword and baton’ since 2013; till 2013 the insignia was used for ‘full general’ rank and lieutenant-general's insignia was only shapla over crossed sword and baton.

Spahbed

ispahbadhSpahbodIspahbad
The title was revived in the 20th century by the Pahlavi dynasty, in the Modern Persian form sepahbod, equivalent to a three-star Lieutenant General, ranking below arteshbod (full General).

Generallöjtnant

Lieutenant GeneralKenraaliluutnanttiLieutenant-general
In Sweden, the rank is translated as lieutenant general.

Jungjang

ChungjangLieutenant General
Jungjang is the South Korean equivalent of a lieutenant general.

Israel Defense Forces ranks

IDF rank structurecolonelMajor General
This is reflected in the slightly compacted rank structure: for instance, the Chief of Staff (rosh ha-mate ha-klali, initials: Ramatkal) is seemingly only equivalent to a lieutenant general in other militaries.

Generał broni

gen. broniGeneral
Depending on the context, it is equivalent to the modern grade of Lieutenant General or (especially in French-speaking countries) Corps General (French: Général de corps d'armée).