U.S. Army Officer Rank: Army Brigadier General Rank

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The following describes the U.S. Army Brigadier General rank insignia, salary, formal and informal ways to address a Brigadier General.

Army Brigadier General Rank

Army Brigadier General Rank

Army Brigadier General rank consists of a silver star. Brigadier General is the seventh in the series of Army Commissioned Officer ranks after Colonel and before Major General.

An Army Brigadier General abbreviated BG, is addressed as “General” or “Sir” by subordinate officers, and Non-Commissioned Officers NCOs such as Army Sergeants and Army Privates. A Brigadier General is commonly assigned as a Deputy Commander to the commanding general for Army divisions. They assist in overseeing the staff’s planning and coordination of a mission. The phrase “One-Star General” is often used when referring to an officer of this rank but not when addressing them.

An Army Brigadier General has a pay grade of O-7 with a starting salary of $8,264.40 per month as of 2015. The salary range is $8,264.40 – $12,043.80 mo.

Rank:Brigadier GeneralAbbr:BG
Grade:O-7Formal:“General”, “Sir”
Salary:$8,264.40 – $12,043.80 mo.Other:“One-Star General”


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