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brigadier_general

brigadier general

See also: Brigadier General

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brigadier general (plural brigadier generals)

  1. (military) A military officer who commands a brigade.
  2. (US, military) A one star general.
  3. (military) A military rank between colonel and the second lowest general rank or major general, having an O7 NATO rank scale equivalency

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When used as a title, it is always capitalized.

Example: Brigadier General John Doe.

The rank corresponds to pay grade O-7. Abbreviations: BG.

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