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What is the sequence of Army officer ranks?

Asked by kelly (1908points) March 8th, 2007
especially the general ranks, i.e. a brigadier general is what number of stars, etc.; on up and down
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Top to bottom:
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General of the Army (5 stars)
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General (4 stars)
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Lieutenant General (3 stars)
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Major General (2 stars)
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Brigadier General (1 star)
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Colonel (silver eagle with arrows and branches)
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Lieutenant Colonel (Silver oak leaf)
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Major (gold oak leaf)
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Captain (two silver bars)
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First Lieutenant (one silver bar)
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Second Lieutenant (one gold bar)
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I think you have Major General and Lieutenant General reversed.
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bpeoples is correct... I'm in the Army
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I stand corrected, SIR!
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Is it the Army where you start and end with "Sir"? Or is that the Marines? E.g., Sir, Yes! Sir! (ergo, some old joke where the punch line is "Sir, Sir! Sir!")
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bpeoples is correct I served in the Army. We used a mnumonic device to remember our general order. it was "Be My Little General" Brig. General, Maj. General, Lt. General, General, General of the Army

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