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Lieutenant general (Lt Gen, LTG and similar) is a three-star
military A military, also known collectively as armed forces, is a heavily armed, highly organized force primarily intended for warfare War is an intense armed conflict between State (polity), states, governments, Society, societies, or pa ...

military
rank (NATO code OF-8) used in many countries. The rank traces its origins to the
Middle Ages In the history of Europe The history of Europe concerns itself with the discovery and collection, the study, organization and presentation and the interpretation of past events and affairs of the people of Europe since the beginning of ...
, where the title of lieutenant general was held by the
second-in-command {{unreferenced, date=May 2007 Second-in-command (2i/c or 2IC) is a title denoting that the holder of the title is the second-highest authority within a certain organisation. In the British Army The British Army is the principal Army, land ...
on the battlefield, who was normally subordinate to a
captain general Captain general (and its literal equivalent in several languages) is a high military rank of general officer grade, and a Governor, gubernatorial title. History The term "Captain General" started to appear in the 14th century, with the meaning of ...
. In modern armies, lieutenant general normally ranks immediately below
general A general officer is an officer of high rank in the armies, and in some nations' air forces, space forces, or marines Marines or naval infantry, are typically a military force trained to operate on Littoral Zone, littoral zone in suppo ...

general
and above
major general Major general (abbreviated MG, maj. gen. and similar) is a military rank used in many countries. It is derived from the older rank of sergeant major general. The disappearance of the "sergeant" in the title explains the apparent confusion of a lie ...

major general
; it is equivalent to the navy rank of
vice admiral Vice admiral is a senior naval flag officer rank, equivalent to lieutenant general and air marshal. A vice admiral is typically senior to a rear admiral and junior to an admiral. In many navies,Vice admiral is a three-star rank in the navies of N ...

vice admiral
, and in air forces with a separate rank structure, it is equivalent to air marshal. A lieutenant general commands an
army corps Corps (; plural ''corps'' ; from French , from the Latin Latin (, or , ) is a classical language belonging to the Italic languages, Italic branch of the Indo-European languages. Latin was originally spoken in the area around Rome, known as ...

army corps
, made up of typically three army divisions, and consisting of around 60 000 to 70 000 soldiers (U.S.). The seeming incongruity that a lieutenant general outranks a major general (whereas a
major Major is a military rank Military ranks are a system of hierarchical A hierarchy (from the Greek: , from , 'president of sacred rites') is an arrangement of items (objects, names, values, categories, etc.) in which the items are repre ...

major
outranks a
lieutenant A lieutenant ( or abbreviated Lt., Lt, LT, Lieut and similar) is a commissioned officer An officer is a person who holds a position of authority as a member of an armed force A military, also known collectively as armed forces, i ...

lieutenant
) is due to the derivation of the former rank from
sergeant major general Sergeant major general is a now mostly extinct name of military rank Military ranks are a system of hierarchical relationships in armed forces A military, also known collectively as armed forces, is a heavily armed, highly organized fo ...
, which was also subordinate to lieutenant general. However, some countries of Latin America (such as Brazil and Chile) use divisional general as the equivalent of lieutenant general. In addition, because no brigadier general rank is used in Japan and Taiwan, lieutenant general is the rank of divisional commander. Therefore, it corresponds to divisional general of these countries. In a number of smaller states which employ NATO and western style military organizational structures, because of the limited number of soldiers in their armies, the rank of lieutenant general is the highest army rank in use. In Latvia, Lithuania, and Singapore, the chief of defence is a lieutenant general, and in the
Irish Defence Forces The Defence Forces ( ga, Fórsaí Cosanta, officially styled ) derives its origins from the Irish Volunteers. Whilst the Irish for ''Defence Forces'' is , as Ó Cearúil (1999) points out, the Defence Forces are officially styled . is used in ...
and
Israel Defence Forces The Israel Defense Forces (IDF; he, צְבָא הַהֲגָנָה לְיִשְׂרָאֵל , ''lit.'' "The Army of Defense for Israel"; ar, جيش الدفاع الإسرائيلي), commonly known in Israel by the Hebrew acronym An acron ...
, the Chief of Staff holds this rank.


Lieutenant general ranks by country

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Lieutenant general (Australia) Lieutenant general (Lt Gen, LTG and similar) is a three-star rank, three-star military rank (NATO code OF-8) used in many countries. The rank traces its origins to the Middle Ages, where the title of lieutenant general was held by the second-in ...
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Lieutenant general (Bangladesh) Lieutenant General (abbreviated as Lt. Gen. and in contraction simply known as 'general') is a senior rank in the Bangladesh Army. It is the second-highest active rank of the Bangladesh Army and was created as a direct equivalent of the British mil ...
* '' General-pukovnik'' (Bosnia & Herzegovina) *
Lieutenant-general (Canada) Lieutenant-general (LGen; ) is a Canadian Forces rank used by commissioned officers An officer is a member of an armed forces A military, also known collectively as armed forces, is a heavily armed, highly organized force primarily inte ...
* (Finland) * (Germany) *
Lieutenant General (India) Lieutenant general is a three-star general officer A general officer is an officer of high rank in the armies, and in some nations' air forces, space forces, or marines Marines or naval infantry, are typically a military force traine ...
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Lieutenant general (Pakistan) Lieutenant General is a Three-star rank, three-star army officer rank in the Pakistan Army. It is equivalent to a Federal Secretary in the Central Superior Services, civil service, a vice admiral in the Pakistan Navy and an air marshal in the Pak ...
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Lieutenant general (Sri Lanka) Lieutenant general (abbreviated as Lt. Gen. and pronounced 'lef-tenant general') (Sinhala language, Sinhala: ලුතිනන් ජෙනරාල් ''Lutinan Jenaral'') is the second-highest active rank of the Sri Lanka Army. It was created ...
* (Sweden) *
Lieutenant general (United Kingdom) Lieutenant general (Lt Gen), formerly more commonly lieutenant-general, is a senior rank in the British Army The British Army is the principal Army, land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of the British Armed Forces. , the Bri ...
*
Lieutenant general (United States) In the United States Armed Forces The United States Armed Forces are the military forces A military, also known collectively as armed forces, is a heavily armed, highly organized force primarily intended for warfare War ...


Army ranks

File:ALB-Army-OF-8.svg,
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Albanian Army The Albanian Land Force ( sq, Forca Tokësore të Republikës së Shqipërisë) is a branch of the Albanian Armed Forces The Albanian Armed Forces ( sq, Forcat e Armatosura të Republikës së Shqipërisë (FARSH)) are the military of Albania ...
) File:Angola-Army-OF-8.svg,
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Angolan Army The Angolan Armed Forces (Portuguese Portuguese may refer to: * anything of, from, or related to the country and nation of Portugal Portugal (), officially the Portuguese Republic ( pt, República Portuguesa, links=no ), is a country loca ...
) File:Argentina-Army-OF-9.svg,
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Argentine Army The Argentine Army (''Ejército Argentino'', EA) is the Army, land armed force branch of the Armed Forces of the Argentine Republic and the senior military service of Argentina. Under the Argentine Constitution, the President of Argentina is the ...
) File:Armenia-Army-OF-7.svg,

( Armenian Ground Forces) File:Australian Army OF-8.svg, Lieutenant general
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Australian Army The Australian Army is the military land force of Australia. Formed in 1901, as the Commonwealth Military Forces, through the amalgamation of the Colonial forces of Australia, Australian colonial forces following Federation of Australia, federat ...
) File:Bundesheer - Rank insignia - Generalleutnant.png,
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Austrian Army in Rossauer Kaserne, Vienna en, Viennese , iso_code = AT-9 , registration_plate = Vehicle registration plates of Austria, W , postal_code_type = Postal code , postal_code ...

Austrian Army
) File:17.AzLF-LG.png,
(
Azerbaijani Land Forces The Azerbaijani Land Forces ( az, Azərbaycan Silahlı Qüvvələri Quru Qoşunları) are the land force component of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, Azerbaijan has been trying to create professional, well trained, ...

Azerbaijani Land Forces
) File:Bangladesh-army-OF-8.svg, Lieutenant general

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Bangladesh Army The Bangladesh Army ( bn, বাংলাদেশ সেনাবাহিনী, ''Bangladesh Senabahini'') is the Ground warfare, land warfare Military branch, branch and the largest component of the Bangladesh Armed Forces. The primary mis ...

Bangladesh Army
) File:Post-Soviet-Army-OF-7.svg,

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Belarusian Ground Forces The Belarusian Ground Forces is a service branch of the Armed Forces of Belarus. It is considered to be the seniormost and notable service branch in the armed forces. History The ground forces were founded on March 20, 1992, on the same day the ...
) File:Army-BEL-OF-08.svg,
(
Belgian Land Component french: Composante terre , image = Flag of the Belgian Land Component.svgborder , caption = Flag of the Land Component since 1982 , dates = 1830–2002 (as the Belgian Army ...
) File:15.Bhutan Army-LG.svg,
Lieutenant general
(
Royal Bhutan Army The Royal Bhutan Army (RBA; dz, བསྟན་སྲུང་དམག་སྡེ་ ) is a branch of the armed forces A military, also known collectively as armed forces, is a heavily armed, highly organized force primarily intended f ...
) File:Rank insignia of Генерал-лейтенант of the Bulgarian Army.png,

(
Bulgarian Land Forces The Bulgarian Land Forces ( bg, Сухопътни войски на България) are the ground warfare Ground warfare or land warfare is the process of military operations eventuating in combat that takes place predominantly on the battles ...
) File:Botswana-Army-OF-8.svg, Lieutenant general
(
Botswana Ground Force The Botswana Ground Forces is the army of the country of Botswana, and the land component of the Botswana Defence Force. Chiefs of the Defence Staff Ground Force (1966–present) The former heads of the Botswana Ground Force Armed Forces were r ...
) File:18.RBrLF-LG.svg,
( Royal Brunei Land Forces) File:Blank.svg,

( Burundi Army) File:Canadian Army OF-8.svg, Lieutenant-general

(
Canadian Army The Canadian Army (french: Armée canadienne) is the command (military formation), command responsible for the operational readiness of the conventional ground forces of the Canadian Armed Forces. , the Canadian Army has 23,000 regular soldiers, 1 ...
) File:DR Congo Army OF-8.svg,
( Land Forces of the DR Congo) File:CzArmy 2011 OF8-Generalporucik shoulder.svg,
( Czech Land Forces) File:Denmark-Army-OF-8-M11.svg,
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Royal Danish Army The Royal Danish Army ( da, Hæren, fo, Herurin, kl, Sakkutuut) is the land-based branch of the Danish Defence, together with the Danish Home Guard. For the last decade, the Royal Danish Army has undergone a massive transformation of structures ...
) File:Capona Teniente General Ejercito Nacional.svg,
( Dominican Army) File:Estonia-Army-OF-8.svg,
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Estonian Land Forces The Estonian Land Forces ( et, Maavägi), unofficially referred to as the Estonian army, is the name of the unified army, ground forces among the Estonian Defence Forces, Estonian Defense Forces where it has an offensive military formation role. ...
) File:Kenraaliluutnantti M05.svg,

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Finnish Army The Finnish Army (Finnish Finnish may refer to: * Something or someone from, or related to Finland * Finnish culture * Finnish people or Finns, the primary ethnic group in Finland * Finnish language, the national language of the Finnish people * ...

Finnish Army
) File:15.Gambian Army-LG.svg, Lieutenant general
( Gambian National Army) File:Georgia-Army-OF-8.svg,

( Georgian Land Forces) File:HD H 63 Generalleutnant.svg,
(
German Army The German Army () is the land component of the armed forces of Federal Republic of Germany, Germany. The present-day German Army was founded in 1955 as part of the newly formed West German ''Bundeswehr'' together with the German Navy, ''Marine' ...
) File:15-Ghana Army-LG.svg, Lieutenant general
(
Ghana Army The Ghana Army (GA) is the main ground warfare organizational military branch of the Ghanaian Armed Forces (GAF). In 1959, two years after the Gold Coast (British colony), Gold Coast obtained independence as Ghana, the Gold Coast Regiment was withd ...

Ghana Army
) File:14. Guinea-Bissau LG.svg,
( Army of Guinea-Bissau) File:Haiti-Army-OF-8.svg,
(
Haitian Army The Armed Forces of Haiti (french: Forces Armées d'Haïti—FAd'H), consisted of the Haitian Army, Haitian Navy (at times), the Haitian Air Force, Haitian Coast Guard, Agence Nationale d’Intelligence (ANI) and some police forces (Port-au-Prin ...
) File:Lieutenant General of the Indian Army.svg, Lieutenant general

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Indian Army The Indian Army is the land-based branch and the largest component of the Indian Armed Forces The Indian Armed Forces are the military forces A military, also known collectively as armed forces, is a heavily armed, highly organi ...

Indian Army
) File:21-TNI Army-LG.svg,
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Indonesian Army The Indonesian Army ( id, Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Darat (TNI-AD), literally "''Indonesian National Military-Land Force''") is the army, land branch of the Indonesian National Armed Forces. It has an estimated strength of 300,000 active ...

Indonesian Army
) File:Ireland-Army-OF-8.svg, Lieutenant-general

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Irish Army The Irish Army, known simply as the Army ( ga, an tArm), is the land component of the Defence Forces (Ireland), Defence Forces of Republic of Ireland, Ireland.The Defence Forces are made up of the Permanent Defence Forces - the standing branches ...
) File:IT-Army-OF8.svg,
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Italian Army "The safeguard of the republic shall be the supreme law" , colors = , colors_labels = , march = ''Parata d'Eroi'' ("Heroes's parade") by Francesco Pellegrino, ''4 Maggio'' (May 4) ...

Italian Army
) File:Jamaica-Army-OF-8 (new).svg, Lieutenant general
( Jamaican Army) File:18-RKGF-LG.svg,

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Kazakh Ground Forces The Kazakh Ground Forces (; ) is the land Military branch, service branch of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan. It is one of the three uniformed military services, and is the most senior branch of the Kazakh military in order of preced ...
) File:15. Kenyan Army LG.svg, Lieutenant general
(
Kenya Army The Kenya Army is the land arm of the Kenya Defence Forces. History The origin of the present day Kenya Army lie with the British Army The British Army is the principal Army, land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of the British ...
) File:Kosovo-Army-OF-8.svg,
(
Kosovo Security Force , image = KSF logo.svg , alt = , caption = Emblem , image2 = Flag of the Kosovo Security Force.svg , alt2 = , caption2 = Flag , motto = , founded ...

Kosovo Security Force
) File:LV-Army-OF8.png,
( Latvian Land Forces) File:Blank.svg, Lieutenant general
( Lesotho Army) File:Liberia-Army-OF-8.svg, Lieutenant general
( Liberian Ground Forces) File:21-Lithuania Army-LG.svg,
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Lithuanian Land Forces The Lithuanian Land Forces (LLF) form the backbone of the country's defence force, capable of acting as an integral part of NATO The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO, ; french: Organisation du traité de l'Atlantique nord, ), also c ...
) File:15. Malawi Army - LG.svg, Lieutenant general
( Malawi Army) File:Malaysia-army-OF-8.svg,
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Malaysian Army The Malaysian Army ( ms, Tentera Darat Malaysia; Jawi alphabet, Jawi: تنترا دارت مليسيا) is the land component of the Malaysian Armed Forces. Steeped in British Army traditions, the Malaysian Army does not carry the title ‘royal ...
) File:Mongolian Army-LTG-service.svg,

( Mongolian Ground Forces) File:Mozambique-Army-OF-7.svg,
( Mozambican Army) File:15-Namibia Army-LG.svg, Lieutenant general
(
Namibian Army The Namibian Army is the ground warfare Ground warfare or land warfare is the process of military operations eventuating in combat that takes place predominantly on the battlespace land surface of the Earth, planet. Land warfare is categoriz ...
) File:Nl-landmacht-luitenant generaal.svg,
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Royal Netherlands Army The Royal Netherlands Army ( nl, Koninklijke Landmacht) is the Ground warfare, land branch of the Netherlands Armed Forces. Though the Royal Netherlands Army was raised on 9 January 1814, its origins date back to 1572, when the was raised – m ...

Royal Netherlands Army
) File:19.Nepalese Army-LG.svg, Lieutenant general

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Nepali Army The Nepali Army ( ne, नेपाली सेना, translit=Nēpālī Sēnā), technically the Gorkhali Army ( ne, गोरखाली सेना, translit=Gōrakhālī Sēnā, label=none; see ''Gorkhas''), is the Ground warfare, land ...
) File:New Zealand-Army-OF-8.svg, Lieutenant-general
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New Zealand Army , image = New Zealand Army Logo.png , image_size = 175px , caption = , start_date = , country = , branch = ...

New Zealand Army
) File:Nigeria-Army-OF-8.svg, Lieutenant general
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Nigerian Army The Nigerian Army (NA) is the largest component of the Nigerian Armed Forces, and is responsible for land warfare operations. It is governed by the Nigerian Army Council (NAC). History The original elements of the Royal West African Front ...
) File:Norway-army-OF-8.svg,
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Norwegian Army The Norwegian Army ( no, Hæren) is the land warfare Ground warfare or land warfare is the process of military operations eventuating in combat that takes place predominantly on the battlespace land surface of the planet. Land warfare is ca ...
) File:OF-8 PakistanArmy.svg, Lieutenant general

(
Pakistan Army The Pakistan Army (; ) is the land Land is the solid surface of Earth that is not permanently submerged in water. Most but not all land is situated at elevations above sea level (variable over geologic time frames) and consists mainly o ...
) File:PA Lt. Gen.png, Lieutenant general
(
Philippine Army The Philippine Army (PA) (Filipino Filipino may refer to: * Something from or related to the Philippines The Philippines (; fil, Pilipinas or ''Filipinas'' ), officially the Republic of the Philippines ( fil, Republika ng Pilipinas), * ...
) File:Army-POR-OF-08.svg,
(
Portuguese Army The Portuguese Army ( pt, Exército Português) is the land component of the Armed Forces of Portugal and is also its largest branch. It is charged with the defence of Portugal Portugal (), officially the Portuguese Republic ( pt, Repúb ...
) File:Romania-Army-OF-8.svg,
(
Romanian Land Forces The Romanian Land Forces ( ro, Forțele Terestre Române) is the army An army (from Latin ''arma'' "arms, weapons" via Old French ''armée'', "armed" eminine, ground force or land force is a fighting force that fights primarily on land. In the ...
) File:Russia-Army-OF-7-2010.svg,

(
Russian Ground Forces The Ground Forces of the Russian Federation ( rus, Сухопутные войска Российской Федерации, r=Sukhoputnye Voyska Rossiyskoy Federatsii, SVR) are the Army, land forces of the Russian Armed Forces. It is also simply ...

Russian Ground Forces
) File:15-Rwanda Army-LG.svg, Lieutenant general
( Rwandan Land Forces) File:Blank.svg, Lieutenant general
(
Sierra Leone Army The Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) is the armed forces of Sierra Leone, responsible for the territorial security of Sierra Leone's border and defending the national interests of Sierra Leone, within the framework of its internatio ...
) File:10-RSA-OF08.svg, Lieutenant general
(
Singapore Army The Singapore Army is the service of the Singapore Armed Forces The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is the military component of the Ministry of Defence (Singapore), Ministry of Defence of the Singapore, Republic of Singapore as part of the ci ...
) File:Army-SVK-OF-08.svg,
( Slovak Ground Forces) File:Spain-Army-OF-8.svg,
(
Spanish Army The Spanish Army ( es, Ejército de Tierra, lit=Land Army) is the terrestrial army of the responsible for land-based military operations. It is one of the oldest — dating back to the late 15th century. The Spanish Army has existed continuou ...
) File:Sri Lanka-army-OF-8.svg, Lieutenant general
(
Sri Lanka Army ta, இலங்கை இராணுவம் , image = , image_size = , caption = Emblem of the Sri Lanka Army , start_date = , dates ...
) File:SAA-OF-8.svg, Lieutenant general
(
South African Army The South African Army is the ground warfare branch of South African National Defence Force. Its roots can be traced to its formation after the Union of South Africa was created in 1910. The South African military evolved within the tradition ...

South African Army
) File:Blank.svg, Lieutenant general
( South Sudan Army) File:Blank.svg, Lieutenant general
( Eswatini Army) File:Sweden-Field-OF-8 (2019).svg,
(
Swedish Army The Swedish Army ( sv, svenska armén) is the land force An army (from Latin ''arma'' "arms, weapons" via Old French ''armée'', "armed" eminine, ground force or land force is a fighting force that fights primarily on land. In the broadest se ...
) File:Tajikistan-Army-OF-7.png,

(
Tajik National Army The Armed Forces of the Republic of Tajikistan (Tajik Language, Tajik: Қувваҳои Мусаллаҳи Ҷумҳурии Тоҷикистон, ''Quvvahoi Musallahi jumhurii Tojikiston''), also known as the Tajik National Army () is the national ...
) File:16-Tanzania Army-LG.svg, Lieutenant general

(
Tanzanian Army Tanzania (;This approximates the Kiswahili pronunciation. However, is also heard in English. ), officially the United Republic of Tanzania ( sw, Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania), is a country in East Africa within the African Great Lakes regi ...
) File:Timor-Leste-Army-OF-8.svg,
( Timor-Leste Army) File:Post-Soviet-Army-OF-7.svg,
(
Turkmen Ground Forces The Turkmen Ground Forces () is the army branch of the Armed Forces of Turkmenistan. The ground forces include the 2nd Training Motor Rifle Division "Alp Arslan", 2nd, 3rd, 11th Motor Rifle Division "Sultan Sanjar", 11th, and 22nd Motor Rifle Divi ...
) File:Uganda-Army-OF-8.svg, Lieutenant general
( Ugandan Army) File:Погон генерал-лейтенанта ЗСУ (2020).svg,

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Ukrainian Ground Forces The Ukrainian Ground Forces ( uk, Сухопутні Війська ЗСУ ''ZSU are the land force component of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. They were formed from Soviet Ground Forces formations, units, and establishments, including three mi ...

Ukrainian Ground Forces
) File:British Army OF-8.svg, Lieutenant-general
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British Army The British Army is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed. The Guardian' and Telegraph' us ...
) File:US Army O9 (Army greens).svg, Lieutenant general
(
United States Army The United States Army (USA) is the land Land is the solid surface of Earth that is not permanently submerged in water. Most but not all land is situated at elevations above sea level (variable over geologic time frames) and consists ma ...
) File:Blank.svg,
( National Army of Uruguay) File:Uzbekistan-army-OF-7.svg,
( Uzbek Ground Forces) File:Blank.svg, Lieutenant general
( Zambian Army) File:Zimbabwe-Army-OF-8.svg, Lieutenant general
(
Zimbabwe National Army The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) is the primary army, branch of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces responsible for land warfare, land-oriented military operations. It is the largest service branch under the Zimbabwean Joint Operations Command (Zimbabwe ...
)


Air force ranks

File:ALB-Airforce-OF-8.svg, Gjeneral lejtant
(
Albanian Air Force The Albanian Air Force ( sq, Forca Ajrore e Republikës së Shqipërisë - Air Force of heRepublic of Albania) is the national air force of Albania Albania ( ; sq, Shqipëri or Shqipëria), officially the Republic of Albania ( sq, Republ ...
) File:BE-Air Force-OF8.svg, ''Lieutenant général'' / ''Luitenant-generaal''
(
Belgian Air Component The Belgian Air Component ( nl, Luchtcomponent, french: Composante air) is the air arm of the Belgian Armed Forces french: La Défense belgegerman: Belgische Streitkräfte , image = Coats of arms of Belgium Military Forces.svg , a ...
) File:Rank insignia of Генерал-лейтенант of the Bulgarian Air forces.png, ''Генерал-лейтенант''
(
Bulgarian Air Force The Bulgarian Air Force ( bg, Военновъздушни сили, Voennovazdushni sili) is one of the three branches of the Military of Bulgaria, the other two being the Bulgarian Navy and Bulgarian land forces. Its mission is to guard and pr ...
) File:RDAF Lt Gen.svg, ''Generalløjtnant''
(
Royal Danish Air Force The Royal Danish Air Force ( da, Flyvevåbnet, lit=The Flying weapon) (RDAF) is the aerial warfare force of The Kingdom of Denmark and one of the four branches of the Danish Defence. Initially being components of the Army and the Navy, it was ...
) File:16 - FAE - Pala de Teniente General - Lieutenant General.jpg, ''Teniente general''
(
Ecuadorian Air Force The Ecuadorian Air Force ( es, Fuerza Aérea Ecuatoriana, FAE) is the Air arm of the Military of Ecuador and responsible for the protection of the Ecuadorian airspace. Mission To develop the military air wing, in order to execute institutional o ...
) File:Kenraaliluutnantti kauluslaatta.svg, ''
Kenraaliluutnantti ''Kenraaliluutnantti'' (Lieutenant General) is an officer's rank in Finland Finland ( fi, Suomi ; sv, Finland , ), officially the Republic of Finland (, ), is a Nordic country located in Northern Europe. It shares land borders with Sweden ...
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Generallöjtnant Lieutenant General (LtGen) ( sv, Generallöjtnant, Genlt) is a Three-star rank, three-star commissioned Officer (armed forces), officer rank in the Swedish Army, Swedish Air Force and Swedish Amphibious Corps. Lieutenant general ranks immediately ...
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Finnish Air Force The Finnish Air Force (FAF or FiAF; fi, Ilmavoimat, , Air Forces; sv, Flygvapnet, , Air Arm) is one of the branches of the Finnish Defence Forces. Its peacetime tasks are airspace surveillance, identification flights, and production of Finnish R ...
) File:Georgia Air Force OF-9.png, ''გენერალ ლეიტენანტი''
(
Georgian Air Force The Aviation and Air Defence Command of the Defense Forces of Georgia, Defence Forces ( ka, თავდაცვის ძალების ავიაციისა და საჰაერო თავდაცვის სარდლო ...
) File:Nl-luchtmacht-luitenant generaal.svg, ''Luitenant-generaal''
(
Royal Netherlands Air Force , colours = , colours_label = , march = ''Parade March of the Royal Netherlands Air Force'' , mascot = , anniversaries = , equipment ...

Royal Netherlands Air Force
) File:PAF LTGEN Svc.svg, ''Tenyente heneral''
(
Philippine Air Force The Philippine Air Force (PAF; fil, Hukbong Himpapawid ng Pilipinas) is the service branch of the . Initially formed as part of the (), the PAF is responsible for both defending the Philippine , and conducting aerial operations throughout t ...
) File:Rank insignia of generał broni of the Air Force of Poland.svg, ''Generał broni''
(
Polish Air Force The Polish Air Force ( pl, Siły Powietrzne, , Air Forces) is the aerial warfare Aerial warfare is the use of military aircraft and other flying machines in warfare. Aerial warfare includes bombers attacking enemy installations or a concent ...
) File:TenGen t.jpg, ''Tenente-general''
(
Portuguese Air Force , colours = , colours_label = , march = , mascot = , anniversaries = 1 July , equipment = , equipment_label ...
) File:Russia-Airforce-OF-7-2010.svg, ''Генера́л-лейтена́нт''
(
Russian Aerospace Forces The Russian Aerospace Forces ( rus, Воздушно-космические силы, r=Vozdushno-kosmicheskiye sily) or VKS ( rus, ВКС}) comprise the aerospace Aerospace is a term used to collectively refer to the atmosphere and outer sp ...
) File:SP-08 Teniente General EA.svg, ''Teniente-general''
(
Spanish Air Force "Through hardships to the stars" , colours = , colours_label = , march = Spanish Air Force Anthem , mascot = , anniversaries = 10 Decembe ...
) File:OF-8_Generallöjtnant_FV.jpg, ''Generallöjtnant''
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Swedish Air Force The Swedish Air Force ( sv, Svenska flygvapnet or just ) is the air force branch A branch ( or , ) or tree branch (sometimes referred to in botany Botany, also called , plant biology or phytology, is the science of plant life and a ...
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Turkish Air Force The Turkish Air Force ( tr, ) is the aerial warfare service branch of the Turkish Armed Forces. The Turkish Air Force can trace its origins back to June 1911 when it was founded by the Ottoman Empire The Ottoman Empire (; ota, دو ...
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Ukrainian Air Force The Ukrainian Air Force ( ua, Повітряні Сили України, Povitryani Syly Ukrayiny) is a part of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The Ukraine, Ukrainian Air Force headquarters is located in the city of Vinnytsia. When the Soviet Union ...
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Lieutenant general Lieutenant general (Lt Gen, LTG and similar) is a three-star rank, three-star military rank (NATO code OF-8) used in many countries. The rank traces its origins to the Middle Ages, where the title of lieutenant general was held by the second-in ...

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Naval infantry

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Colombian Naval Infantry The Colombian Naval Infantry and also referred to as Colombian Marines ( es, Infantería de Marina Colombiana) is the marine Marine is an adjective meaning of or pertaining to the sea or ocean The ocean (also the sea or the world ocean) ...
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Indonesian Marine Corps '' ("Glorious on the Land and Sea") , colors= , colors_label=Beret color , march= , mascot= , equipment= , equipment_label= , battles=* Indonesian National Revolution * Operation Trikora *Operation Gunung Gede *Operation Indra *Indonesia-Malay ...
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Lieutenant general
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Netherlands Marine Corps The Netherlands Marine Corps ( nl, Korps Mariniers) is the elite naval infantry corps of the Royal Netherlands Navy. The marines trace their origins back to the establishment of the on 10 December 1665, by the then grand pensionary of the Dutch ...
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Spanish Marine Infantry The Spanish Naval Infantry ( es, Infantería de Marina; lit) is the naval infantry unit of the Spanish Navy The Spanish Navy ( es, link=no, Armada Española) is the maritime branch of the Spanish Armed Forces and one of the oldest active nava ...
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Swedish Amphibious Corps The Amphibious Corps ( sv, Amfibiekåren, Amf) is the coastal defence arm of the Swedish Navy The Swedish Navy ( sv, Svenska marinen) is the naval branch of the Swedish Armed Forces. It is composed of surface and submarine naval units – t ...
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Royal Marines The Corps of Royal Marines (RM) is an amphibious Amphibious means able to use either land or water. In particular it may refer to: * ''Amphibious'' (film), a 2010 film * Amphibious aircraft An amphibious aircraft or amphibian is an airc ...
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United States Marine Corps The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is the maritime land force service branch Military branch (also service branch or armed service) is according to common standard the subdivision of the na ...
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Ukrainian Naval Infantry The Ukrainian Naval Infantry Corps ( uk, Морська піхота України) is part of coastal defense troops of the Ukrainian Navy The Ukrainian Naval Forces ( uk, Військово-Морські Сили України, ВМСУ, Viys ...
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See also

* British and United States military ranks compared * Comparative military ranks * Israel Defense Forces ranks * List of lieutenant generals in the United States Army before 1960


References


External links

* {{Authority control Military ranks Lieutenant generals, Military ranks of Singapore Military ranks of the Nepali Army