U.S. Army Officer Rank: Army General Rank


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

Army General Rank

Army General Rank

Army General rank consists of four silver stars. General is the tenth in the series of Army Commissioned Officer ranks after Lieutenant General and before General of the Army.

An Army General abbreviated GEN, is addressed as “General” by subordinate officers, and Non-Commissioned Officers NCOs such as Army Sergeants and Army Privates. A Lieutenant General is commonly assigned to oversee all operations that fall within their geographical area. The Chief of Staff of the Army is a four-star General. The phrase “Four-Star General” is often used when referring to an officer of this rank but not when addressing them.

An Army General has a pay grade of O-10 with a starting salary of $16,072.20 per month as of 2015. The salary range is $16,072.20 – $19,762.50 mo.


Rank:GeneralAbbr:GEN
Grade:O-10Formal:” General”
Salary:$16,072.20 – $19,762.50 mo.Other:“Four-Star General”
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