Major general

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Major General (abbreviated MG, Maj. Gen. and similar) is a military rank used in many countries.wikipedia
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Lieutenant general

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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.
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.

Generalmajor

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

Brigadier

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In the Commonwealth and the United States, it is a division commander's rank subordinate to the rank of lieutenant general and senior to the ranks of brigadier and brigadier general.
It ranks above colonel and below major general.

Two-star rank

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A General de Brigada wears two-stars as this is the entry level for general officers in the Brazilian Army.
Typically, two-star officers hold the rank of rear admiral, counter admiral, major general, or in the case of those air forces with a separate rank structure, air vice-marshal.

Brazilian Army

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General de Brigada (Brigade General) is the lowest rank of general officers in the Brazilian Army.
The army's contribution was composed of a full Infantry Division (about 25,000 men, replacements included), commanded by Major-General (later Marshal) João Baptista Mascarenhas de Morais, which in Italy was attached to the US IV Corps at the US Fifth Army, into the 15th Allied Army Group.

Military rank

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Major General (abbreviated MG, Maj. Gen. and similar) is a military rank used in many countries.
This was eventually shortened to major general, while captain general was shortened to simply general.

Divisional general

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The French equivalent to the rank of major general is général de division.
For convenience such ranks are often translated into English as "major-general", the equivalent rank used by most English-speaking nations.

Flag officer

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A major-general is a general officer, the equivalent of a naval flag officer.
In India, it is applied to brigadiers, major generals, lieutenant generals and generals in the Army (and their equivalents in the Navy and Air Force).

Adjutant-General to the Forces

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The major general assists the chief of staff of the French army with matters such as human resources, management, and discipline, and his role is roughly analogous with the British Army position of Adjutant-General to the Forces.
Despite his administrative role, the Adjutant-General, like most officers above the rank of major general, was invariably drawn from one of the combat arms, not from the support corps.

Division (military)

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In the Commonwealth and the United States, it is a division commander's rank subordinate to the rank of lieutenant general and senior to the ranks of brigadier and brigadier general.
Each division is headed by a General Officer Commanding (GOC) holding the rank of major general.

Sergeant major general

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It is derived from the older rank of Sergeant Major General.
At the same time, the sergeant portion of the title was more and more commonly dropped; by the early 18th century, the rank's name had been permanently shortened to major general.

Brigadier general

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In the Commonwealth and the United States, it is a division commander's rank subordinate to the rank of lieutenant general and senior to the ranks of brigadier and brigadier general. General de Brigada (Brigade General) is the lowest rank of general officers in the Brazilian Army. The major-general rank is senior to the ranks of brigadier-general and commodore, and junior to lieutenant-general and vice-admiral.
It is the lowest ranking general officer in some countries, usually sitting between the ranks of colonel and major general.

Army corps general

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In the French military, major général is not a rank but an appointment conferred on some generals, usually of général de corps d'armée rank, acting as head of staff of one of the armed forces.
The rank of général de corps d'armée was created in November 1994 as the highest rank in the Armée nationale populaire (ANP), the rank below it being Major General.

Lieutenant-general (Canada)

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The major-general rank is senior to the ranks of brigadier-general and commodore, and junior to lieutenant-general and vice-admiral.
A lieutenant-general is senior to a major general or rear-admiral, and junior to a general or admiral.

Rear admiral

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In the Commonwealth, major general is equivalent to the navy rank of rear admiral, and in air forces with a separate rank structure, it is equivalent to air vice-marshal. In the Canadian Armed Forces, the rank of major-general (MGen) (major-général and Mgén in French) is both a Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Air Force rank equivalent to the Royal Canadian Navy's rank of rear-admiral.
In the Royal Canadian Navy, the rank of rear-admiral (RAdm) (contre-amiral or CAm in French) is the Navy rank equivalent to major-general of the Army and Air Force.

Vice admiral

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The major-general rank is senior to the ranks of brigadier-general and commodore, and junior to lieutenant-general and vice-admiral.
A vice-admiral is senior to a rear-admiral and major general, and junior to an admiral and general.

Royal Canadian Air Force

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In the Canadian Armed Forces, the rank of major-general (MGen) (major-général and Mgén in French) is both a Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Air Force rank equivalent to the Royal Canadian Navy's rank of rear-admiral.
The 1 Canadian Air Division serves as the operational command and control of Air Force activities and is commanded by Major-General J.P.A. Pelletier.

Air vice-marshal

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In the Commonwealth, major general is equivalent to the navy rank of rear admiral, and in air forces with a separate rank structure, it is equivalent to air vice-marshal.
Canadian air vice-marshals then became major-generals.

Maréchal de camp

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These sergents-majors généraux became a new rank, the maréchal de camp (not the same as a field marshal, in the French Army from antiquity called a Maréchal de France), which was the equivalent of the rank of major general.
In English-speaking countries, the rank of sergeant major general became known as simply major general.

Canadian Armed Forces

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In the Canadian Armed Forces, the rank of major-general (MGen) (major-général and Mgén in French) is both a Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Air Force rank equivalent to the Royal Canadian Navy's rank of rear-admiral.
This group is represented, though not commanded, at NDHQ by the Chief of Reserves and Employer Support, who is usually a major general or rear admiral, and is divided into four components that are each operationally and administratively responsible to its corresponding environmental command in the Regular Force – the Naval Reserve (NAVRES), Land Force Reserve (LFR), and Air Reserve (AIRRES) – in addition to one force that does not fall under an environmental command, the Health Services Reserve under the Canadian Forces Health Services Group.

Israel Defense Forces

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In the Israel Defense Forces, a major general is called an aluf and is the second-highest rank, subordinate to rav aluf (lieutenant general or general), the rank held by the chief of staff.

Pakistan Army

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Major general in the Pakistan Army is equivalent to rear admiral in the Navy and air vice marshal in the Air Force.
Sporadic fighting between militia and Indian Army broke out, and units of the Pakistan Army under Maj-Gen. Akbar Khan, eventually joined the militia in their fight against the Indian Army.

Indonesian Marine Corps

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In the Indonesian Army and Indonesian Marine Corps the rank "Major general" is known as Mayor general or Mayjen in short.
The highest rank obtainable in the Marine Corps is Major General, as it is the rank of Commandant of the Marine Corps.

General officer

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A major-general is a general officer, the equivalent of a naval flag officer. In some countries, including much of Eastern Europe, major general is the lowest of the general officer ranks, with no brigadier-grade rank.

Somali Armed Forces

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In Somalia, major general is used within the Somali Armed Forces (SAF) for the highest-ranking military official.
Major General Mohamed Siad Barre, who had succeeded Hersi as Chief of Army in 1965, was installed as President of the Supreme Revolutionary Council (SRC), the new government of Somalia.