major general definition

  • noun:
    • A commissioned rank in the U.S. Army, Air Force, or aquatic Corps that's above brigadier general and below lieutenant-general.
    • a person who keeps this position.
    • A military officer in armies on most nations, typically ranking below a lieutenant general and above a brigadier.
    • A military officer next in position below a lieutenant-general.
    • an over-all officer position above a brigadier general and below a lieutenant general
  • others:
    • An officer regarding the military holding a rank next above that brigadier general and next below that lieutenant general, and which generally commands a division or a corps.

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