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


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

Army Major General Rank

Army Major General Rank

Army Major General rank consists of two silver stars. Major General is the eighth in the series of Army Commissioned Officer ranks after Brigadier General and before Lieutenant General.

An Army Major General abbreviated MG, is addressed as “General” by subordinate officers, and Non-Commissioned Officers NCOs such as Army Sergeants and Army Privates. A Major General is commonly assigned as a Division Commander. The phrase “Two-Star General” is often used when referring to an officer of this rank but not when addressing them.

An Army Major General has a pay grade of O-8 with a starting salary of $9,946.20 per month as of 2015. The salary range is $9,946.20 – $12,827.10 mo.


Rank:Major GeneralAbbr:MG
Grade:O-8Formal:“General”, “Sir”
Salary:$9,946.20 – $12,827.10 mo.Other:“Two-Star General”
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