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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 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 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 ">

Dagar Jenral ( Afghan National Army ) *

Lieutenant
Lieutenant
general ( Australian Army
Australian Army
) *

Generalleutnant ( Austrian Army ) *

Lieutenant
Lieutenant
general ( Bangladesh Army
Bangladesh Army
) *

Lt général / Lt generaal ( Belgian Land Component ) *

Lieutenant
Lieutenant
general ( Bosnian Army ) *

Генерал-лейтенант ( Bulgarian Army ) *

Lieutenant
Lieutenant
general ( Canadian Army ) *

Zhong Jiang (People\'s Liberation Army ) *

General pukovnik ( Croatian Army ) *

Generálporučík (Czech Army ) *

Generalløjtnant ( Royal Danish Army
Royal Danish Army
) *

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

Letnan Jenderal ( Indonesian Army
Indonesian Army
) *

Sepahbod (Iran Army) *

Leifteanant-ghinearál Irish Army
Irish Army
*

Gjenerallejtnant Kosovo Security Forces *

Генерал потполковник (general potpolkovnik) ( Army of the Republic of Macedonia ) *

Luitenant-generaal ( Royal Netherlands Army
Royal Netherlands Army
) *

Generalløytnant ( Royal Norwegian Army ) *

Lieutenant
Lieutenant
general ( Pakistan Army ) *

Tenyente Heneral ( Philippine Army ) *

Generał broni ( Polish Army
Polish Army
) *

Tenente-general ( Portuguese Army
Portuguese Army
) *

Lieutenant-general (Russian Federation) *

Teniente general ( Spanish Army ) *

Generallöjtnant ( Swedish Army ) *

Korpskommandant / Commandant de corps / Comandante di corpo ( Swiss Armed Forces ) *

Pol tho ( Royal Thai Army
Royal Thai Army
) *

Korgeneral ( Turkish Land Forces ) *

Lieutenant
Lieutenant
general (UK (British) Army ) *

Lieutenant
Lieutenant
general ( United States Army
United States Army
) *

Lieutenant
Lieutenant
general (US Army , September 1959 to October 2015) *

Trung tướng (Vietnam People\'s Army )

AIR FORCE RANKS

*

Lieutenant
Lieutenant
général / Luitenant-generaal ( Belgian Air Component ) *

Генерал-лейтенант ( Bulgarian Air Force ) *

Generalløjtnant ( Royal Danish Air Force ) *

Teniente general ( Ecuadorian Air Force
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 ) *

Generallöjtnant ( Swedish 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) * 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) Генерал-потпуковник (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) featuring 4 stars instead of the typical 3 stars *

Rav Aluf (Israel) *

Generale di Corpo d\'Armata (Italy) *

Rikushō (Japan Ground Self-Defense Force) *

Kūshō(Japan Air Self-Defense Force) *

Генерал-потпуковник (Serbian Army) *

Генерал-потпуковник (Serbian Air Force)

OTHER LIEUTENANT GENERAL RANKS

* Gruppenführer ( Waffen-SS ) * Feldmarschallleutnant ( Austro-Hungarian Army
Austro-Hungarian Army
) * Korpskommandant ( Swiss Army
Swiss Army
)

SEE ALSO

* Comparative military ranks * British and United States military ranks compared * 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
Wayback Machine
.

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Military
Military
ranks and insignia by country

* List of comparative military ranks

AFRICA

* Algeria * Angola * Benin * 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 * Morocco * Mozambique * Namibia * Niger * 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 * Ciskei * Kingdom of Egypt * Ethiopian Empire * Rhodesia * South West Africa * Transkei * Venda * Zaire

COMPARATIVE

* Army

* Officers * Enlisted

* Air force

* Officers * Enlisted

* Navy

* Officers * Enlisted

* Apartheid States in Southern Africa

AMERICAS

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

* Chile

* Army * Air Force * Navy

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

* Mexico

* Army * Navy

* Nicaragua * Paraguay * Peru * Saint Kitts and Nevis * Suriname * Trinidad and Tobago

* United States

* Officers:

* Army * Navy * Air Force * Coast Guard

* Enlisted:

* Army * Navy * Air Force * Coast Guard

* Other:

* Marine Corps * Warrant officer
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 * 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

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

* Russia

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

* San Marino * Serbia * Slovakia * Slovenia * Spain * 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 * Independent State of Croatia * 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 * Kingdom of Italy * 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 * Tonga * Vanuatu

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

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Star officer grades

* General officer
General officer
* Flag officer * Air officer

BY STAR RANKS

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

BY TITLES

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

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Highest military ranks

* General officer
General officer
* Flag officer * Air officer

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

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