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LIEUTENANT GENERAL, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL and similar (abbrev LT. GEN, LTG and similar) is a three-star military rank (NATO code OF-8) used in many countries. The rank traces its origins to the Middle Ages
Middle Ages
, where the title of lieutenant general was held by the second in command on the battlefield, who was normally subordinate to a captain general .

In modern armies, lieutenant general normally ranks immediately below general and above major general ; it is equivalent to the navy rank of vice admiral , and in air forces with a separate rank structure, it is equivalent to air marshal . A lieutenant general commands an army corps , made up of typically three army divisions , and consisting of around 60,000–70,000 soldiers (U.S.).

The seeming incongruity that a lieutenant general outranks a major general (whereas a major outranks a lieutenant ) is due to the derivation of the latter rank from sergeant major general , which was also subordinate to lieutenant general. In some countries (e.g. France and Italy), the ranks of corps general or lieutenant colonel general are used instead of lieutenant general, in an attempt to solve this apparent anomaly – these ranks are often translated into English as 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, lieutenant general is the rank of divisional commander. Therefore, it corresponds to divisional general of these countries. In a number of states, 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 and Israel Defense Forces , the Chief of Staff holds this rank.

CONTENTS

* 1 Lieutenant
Lieutenant
general ranks by country

* 1.1 Army ranks * 1.2 Air Force ranks

* 2 Lieutenant
Lieutenant
general equivalent ranks * 3 Other Lieutenant
Lieutenant
general ranks * 4 See also * 5 References

LIEUTENANT GENERAL RANKS BY COUNTRY

* Lieutenant
Lieutenant
general (Australia) * Lieutenant
Lieutenant
general (Bangladesh) * Porucnik-General (Bosnia ">

Lieutenant
Lieutenant
general ( Australian Army ) *

_Generalleutnant_ ( Austrian Army ) * Lieutenant
Lieutenant
general Bangladesh Army *

_Lt général/Lt generaal_ ( Belgian Land Component ) *

Lieutenant
Lieutenant
General ( Bosnian Army ) *

Генерал-лейтенант ( Bulgarian Army ) *

_ Lieutenant
Lieutenant
General_ ( Canadian Army
Canadian Army
) *

_Zhong Jiang_ (People\'s Liberation Army ) *

_General pukovnik_ ( Croatian Army ) *

_Generálporučík_ (Czech Army ) *

_Generalløjtnant_ ( Royal Danish Army ) *

Lieutenant
Lieutenant
general -فريق ( Egyptian Army
Egyptian Army
) *

_Kindralleitnant _ (Estonia) *

_ Kenraaliluutnantti / generallöjtnant _ ( Finnish Army ) *

_გენერალ ლეიტენანტი_ ( Georgian Army ) *

_ Generalleutnant _ ( German Army
German Army
) *

Αντιστράτηγος ( Greek Army ) *

_Altábornagy_ (Hungarian Army ) *

_ Lieutenant
Lieutenant
General_ ( Pakistan Army ) *

_ Lieutenant
Lieutenant
General_ ( Indian Army
Indian Army
) *

_Letnan Jenderal_ ( Indonesian Army
Indonesian Army
) *

_Sepahbod _ (Iran Army) *

_Leifteanant-Ghinearál_ Irish Army
Irish Army
*

Генерал потполковник (_general potpolkovnik_) ( Army of the Republic of Macedonia ) *

_Tenyente Heneral_ ( Philippine Army ) *

_Luitenant-generaal_ ( Royal Netherlands Army ) *

_Generalløytnant_ ( Royal Norwegian Army ) *

_ Generał broni _ ( Polish Army ) *

_Tenente-general_ ( Portuguese Army ) *

_Teniente general_ ( Spanish Army
Spanish Army
) *

_ Generallöjtnant _ ( Swedish Army
Swedish Army
) *

_Korpskommandant_/_Commandant de corps_/_Comandante di corpo_ ( Swiss Armed Forces
Swiss Armed Forces
) *

Lieutenant-general ( Sri Lanka Army
Sri Lanka Army
) *

_Pol tho_ ( Royal Thai Army
Royal Thai Army
) *

Lieutenant-General (Russian Federation) *

Lieutenant
Lieutenant
General ( British Army
British Army
) * _ Korgeneral_ ( Turkish Land Forces ) *

Lieutenant
Lieutenant
general ( United States Army
United States Army
) * Lieutenant
Lieutenant
general (U.S. Army , September 1959 to October 2015) *

_Trung tướng_ (Vietnam People\'s Army )

AIR FORCE RANKS

* Belgian Air Component _ Lieutenant
Lieutenant
général_/_Luitenant-generaal_ * _ Генерал-лейтенант_ Bulgarian Air Force * Lieutenant-general ( Royal Canadian Air Force ) *

_Generalløjtnant_ ( Royal Danish Air Force ) *

_Teniente General_ ( Ecuadorian Air Force ) *

_ Kenraaliluutnantti / Generallöjtnant _ ( Finnish Air Force ) *

_გენერალ ლეიტენანტი_ ( Georgian Air Force ) *

_Luitenant-generaal_ ( Royal Netherlands Air Force ) *

_ Generał broni _ ( Polish Air Force ) *

_Tenente-general_ Portuguese Air Force *

_Teniente-general_ Spanish Air Force *

_Korgeneral_ ( Turkish Air Force ) *

Lieutenant
Lieutenant
General ( United States Air Force
United States Air Force
) *

Lieutenant
Lieutenant
General (Vietnam Air Force )

LIEUTENANT GENERAL EQUIVALENT RANKS

* _فريق _ (Algeria) * _General-de-Divisão _ (Brasil) * _ General de División _ (Chile) * _General pukovnik_ (Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina) * _Général de corps d\'armée _ (France) * _Sepah-Bod _ (Iran) * _ Rav Aluf _ (Israel) * _Generale di Corpo d\'Armata _ (Italy) * _Rikugun-Chūjō_陸軍中将(IJA) , _Rikushō_陸将 , and _Kūshō_空将 (JSDF,three-star rank) (Japan) * _ Chungjang _ (North Korea) * _ Jungjang _ (South Korea) * _ General de División _ (México) * _ Generał broni _ (Poland) * _Farig_ فريق (Saudi Arabia) * _General potpukovnik_ (Serbia) * _Generalpodpolkovnik_ (Slovenia) * _ Korpskommandant /Commandant de corps_ (Switzerland) * _Trung tướng_ and _Phó Đô đốc_ (Vietnam)

*

_General-de-Divisão _(Brazilian Army) *

_ Major
Major
Brigadeiro_(Brazilian Air Force) *

_Général de corps d\'armée _ (France) *

_ Rav Aluf _ (Israel) *

_Generale di Corpo d\'Armata _ (Italy) *

_Rikushō _ (Japan Ground Self-Defense Force) *

_Kūshō_(Japan Air Self-Defense Force)

OTHER LIEUTENANT GENERAL RANKS

* _ Gruppenführer _ ( Waffen-SS ) * _Feldmarschallleutnant_ ( Austro-Hungarian Army ) * _Korpskommandant_ ( Swiss Army
Swiss Army
)

SEE ALSO

* Comparative military ranks * British and United States military ranks compared * Israel Defense Forces
Israel Defense Forces
ranks

REFERENCES

* ^ http://www.gov.bw/en/Ministries--Authorities/Ministries/State-President/Botswana-Defence-Force-BDF/About-the-BDF1/Ranks-and-Insignia/ Archived 2016-08-26 at the Wayback Machine .

_ Wikimedia Commons has media related to LIEUTENANT GENERALS _.

* v * t * e

Military
Military
ranks and insignia by country

* List of comparative military ranks

AFRICA

* Algeria * Angola * Benin * Botswana
Botswana
* Burkina Faso * Burundi * Cameroon * Cape Verde * Central African Republic * Chad * Comoros * DR Congo * Republic of the Congo * Djibouti

* Egypt

* Army * Navy * Air Force

* Equatorial Guinea * Eritrea * Ethiopia * Gabon * Gambia * Ghana * Guinea * Guinea-Bissau * Ivory Coast * Kenya * Lesotho * Liberia * Libya * Madagascar * Malawi * Mali * Mauritania * Mauritius * Morocco * Mozambique * Namibia * Niger * Nigeria
Nigeria
* Rwanda * São Tomé and Príncipe * Senegal * Seychelles * Sierra Leone * Somalia * South Africa * South Sudan * Sudan * Swaziland * Tanzania * Togo * Tunisia * Uganda * Zambia * Zimbabwe

FORMER

* Biafra * Bophuthatswana * Kingdom of Egypt * Ethiopian Empire * Rhodesia * Zaire

COMPARATIVE

* Army

* Officers * Enlisted

* Air force

* Officers * Enlisted

* Navy

* Officers * Enlisted

AMERICAS

* Antigua and Barbuda * Argentina * Bahamas * Barbados * Belize * Bolivia * Brazil * Canada

* Chile

* Army * Navy * Air Force

* Colombia * Cuba * Dominican Republic * Ecuador * El Salvador * Grenada * Guatemala * Guyana * Haiti * Honduras * Jamaica

* Mexico

* Army * Navy

* Nicaragua * Panama * Paraguay * Peru * Suriname

* United States

* _Officers:_

* Army * Navy * Air Force * Coast Guard

* _Enlisted:_

* Army * Navy * Air Force * Coast Guard

* _Other:_

* Marine Corps * Warrant officer

* Uruguay * Venezuela

FORMER

* United States Army
United States Army
enlisted

* World War I * World War II

COMPARATIVE

* Army

* Officers * Enlisted

* Air force

* Officers * Enlisted

* Navy

* Officers * Enlisted

ASIA

* Afghanistan * Armenia

* Azerbaijan

* Army * Air Force * Navy

* Bahrain

* Bangladesh

* Army * Navy * Air Force

* Bhutan * Brunei * Cambodia

* PR of China

* Army * Navy * Air Force

* Republic of China(Taiwan)

* Army * Navy * Air Force

* East Timor

* India

* Army * Air Force * Navy

* Indonesia

* Iran

* Armed Forces and Police

* Iraq * Israel * Japan * Jordan * Kazakhstan * Korea (North border-left-width:2px;border-left-style:solid;width:100%;padding:0px">

* Democratic Kampuchea

* Imperial Japan

* Army * Navy

* Mengjiang * Manchukuo * South Vietnam

COMPARATIVE

* Army

* Officers * Enlisted

* Air force

* Officers * Enlisted

* Navy

* Officers * Enlisted

EUROPE

* Albania * Austria * Belarus * Belgium * Bosnia and Herzegovina * Bulgaria * Croatia * Cyprus * Czech Republic

* Denmark

* Army * Navy * Air Force

* Estonia * Finland

* France

* Army * Navy * Gendarmerie * Air Force * Foresters

* Germany

* Rank information * Rank insignia

* Georgia * Greece * Hungary

* Iceland

* Land Forces * Coast Guard

* Ireland

* Italy

* Army * Navy * Air Force * Carabinieri * Finance Guard

* Latvia * Lithuania * Macedonia * Malta * Moldova * Monaco * Netherlands * Norway * Poland * Portugal * Romania

* Russia

* Army * Navy * Air Force * Between 1994 and 2010

* Serbia * Slovakia * Slovenia

* Spain

* Army * Navy * Air Force

* Sweden * Switzerland * Turkey * Ukraine

* United Kingdom

* Army officers * Army other ranks * Navy officers * Navy ratings * Air Force officers * Air Force other ranks

* Vatican

FORMER

* Austria–Hungary * Czechoslovakia * Hungarian People\'s Republic * East Germany

* Nazi Germany

* Army * Navy * Air Force * People\'s Militia * SA * SS * Nazi Party

* Kingdom of Greece

* Army * Navy * Air Force

* Kingdom of Hungary * Ottoman Empire * Russian Empire

* Soviet Union

* 1918–35 * 1935–40 * 1940–43 * 1943–55 * 1955–91

* Kingdom of Yugoslavia * SFR Yugoslavia * FR Yugoslavia

COMPARATIVE

* Army

* Officers * Enlisted

* Air force

* Officers * Enlisted

* Navy

* Officers * Enlisted

OCEANIA

* Australia * Fiji * New Zealand * Papua New Guinea

COMPARATIVE

* Army

* Officers * Enlisted

* Air force

* Officers * Enlisted

* Navy

* Officers * Enlisted

COMMONWEALTH OF NATIONS

* Army

* Officers * Enlisted

* Air force

* Officers * Enlisted

* Navy

* Officers * Enlisted

NATO

* Army

* Officers * Enlisted

* Air Force

* Officers * Enlisted

* Navy

* Officers * Enlisted

Comparative officer ranks of

* World War I * World War II

STAR OFFICER GRADES

* General officer * Flag officer * Air officer

BY STAR RANKS

* _ Six-star rank (proposed)_ * _ Five-star rank * Four-star rank * Three-star rank * Two-star rank * One-star rank

BY TITLES

* Generalissimo _ * _Generalissimus_ of the Soviet Union * Supreme Allied Commander
Commander
* Admiral
Admiral
of the Navy * General of the Armies * _ Generalfeldmarschall _ * Field marshal * _Mareşal _ * Marshal of the air force * Marshal of the Russian Federation * Marshal of the Soviet Union * _ Mushir
Mushir
_ * _ Caudillo _ * _ Magister militum
Magister militum
_ * _ Spahbed _ * _ Ispahsalar _ * _ Beylerbey _ * Constable of France * Grand Domestic * _ Dux bellorum
Dux bellorum
_ * Grand marshal * _ Hetman _ * _ Jenderal besar _ * _ Reichsmarschall _ * _ Sardar
Sardar
_ * _ Serasker _ * _ Strategos autokrator _ * First marshal of the empire * _ Dai-gensui _ * _ Taewonsu _ * _Voivoda _ * _ Wonsu _ * _ Yuan Shuai _ * _ Da yuan shuai
Da yuan shuai
_ * _ Marshal of Yugoslavia _

HIGHEST MILITARY RANKS

* General officer * Flag officer * Air officer

* Imperator
Imperator
* Marshal of Italy * Generalissimo * Generalissimus of the Soviet Union * Supreme Allied Commander
Commander
* Admiral
Admiral
of the Navy * General of the Armies * General of the Air Force
General of the Air Force
* Generalfeldmarschall * Mareşal * Marshal of the air force * Marshal of the Soviet Union * Marshal of the Russian Federation * Mushir
Mushir
* Magister militum
Magister militum
* Spahbed * Ispahsalar * Beylerbey * Bojni Vojvoda * Chom Thap Thai * Constable of France * Domestic of the Schools * Grand Domestic * Shogun * Dux bellorum
Dux bellorum
* Grand marshal * Hetman * Jenderal besar * Polemarch * Reichsmarschall * Federal General of Switzerland * Sardar
Sardar
* Serasker * Autokrator
Autokrator
* First marshal of the empire * Da yuan shuai
Da yuan shuai
* Dai-gensui * Taewonsu * Yuan shuai * Wonsu * Marshal of Yugoslavia

AUTHORITY CONTROL

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