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An officer of ONE-STAR RANK is a senior commander in many of the armed services holding a rank described by the NATO code of OF-6. The term is also used by some armed forces which are not NATO members. Typically, one-star officers hold the rank of commodore , flotilla admiral , brigadier general , brigadier , or in the case of those air forces with a separate rank structure, air commodore .

Officers of one-star rank are either the most junior of the flag , general and air officer ranks, or are not considered to hold the distinction at all. Specifically, in many navies, one-star officers are not considered to be flag officers, although this is not always the case. The army and air force rank of brigadier general is, by definition, a general officer rank. However, the equivalent rank of brigadier is usually not designated as a general officer. The air force rank of air commodore is always considered to be an air-officer rank.

CONTENTS

* 1 Australian one-star ranks * 2 Canadian one–maple-leaf ranks * 3 German one-star ranks * 4 Indian one-star ranks * 5 Pakistani one-star ranks * 6 Philippine one-star ranks * 7 United Kingdom one-star ranks * 8 United States one-star ranks * 9 Other naval one-star ranks * 10 See also * 11 References

AUSTRALIAN ONE-STAR RANKS

RAN commodore Army brigadier RAAF air commodore

In the Australian Defence Force the following ranks of commissioned officers are awarded one-star ranks:

* Commodore ( Royal Australian Navy one-star rank) * Brigadier ( Australian Army one-star rank) * Air commodore ( Royal Australian Air Force one-star rank)

CANADIAN ONE–MAPLE-LEAF RANKS

* Commodore ( Royal Canadian Navy one-star-equivalent rank) * Brigadier-general/_brigadier-général_ ( Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Air Force one-star-equivalent rank)

The maple leaf appears with St. Edward's crown and crossed sabre and baton.

Before unification in 1968, the rank of air commodore was the one-star rank equivalent for the Royal Canadian Air Force, and brigadier for the Canadian Army.

GERMAN ONE-STAR RANKS

Army and Air Force:

* _Brigadegeneral_ (brigadier general) * _ Generalarzt _ ("surgeon general") * _Generalapotheker_ ("pharmacist general")

Navy:

* _ Flottillenadmiral _ ("flotilla admiral ") * _Admiralarzt_ ("surgeon admiral") * _Admiralapotheker_ ("pharmacist admiral")

INDIAN ONE-STAR RANKS

This car has one star (on the blue box), indicating that it belongs to a one-star ranking Indian police officer.

* Air commodore ( Indian Air Force one-star rank) * Brigadier ( Indian Army
Indian Army
one-star rank) * Commodore ( Indian Navy one-star rank) * Deputy inspector-general ( Indian Police Service one-star rank)

PAKISTANI ONE-STAR RANKS

Pakistani air commodore 's rank insignia.

* Deputy inspector general of police ( Pakistan Police one-star rank) * Air commodore ( Pakistan Air Force one-star rank) * Brigadier ( Pakistan Army one-star rank) * Commodore ( Pakistan Navy one-star rank)

PHILIPPINE ONE-STAR RANKS

* Brigadier General ( Philippine Army one-star rank) * Brigadier General ( Philippine Air Force one-star rank) * Commodore ( Philippine Coast Guard one-star rank) * Commodore ( Philippine Navy one-star rank) * Police Chief Superintendent ( Philippine National Police one-star rank) * Fire Chief Superintendent ( Bureau of Fire Protection one-star rank) * Jail Chief Superintendent (Bureau of Jail Management and Penology one-star rank)

UNITED KINGDOM ONE-STAR RANKS

* Commodore ( Royal Navy one-star rank) * Brigadier ( British Army and Royal Marines one-star rank) * Air commodore ( Royal Air Force one-star rank)

UNITED STATES ONE-STAR RANKS

A Brigadier General of U.S., having one star on his collar

* Rear admiral (lower half) ( United States Navy , Coast Guard , Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps one-star rank) * Brigadier general ( United States Army , Marines and Air Force one-star rank)

OTHER NAVAL ONE-STAR RANKS

In the modern naval services of Belgium, Denmark, Finland and Sweden, the one-star rank is flotilla admiral .

SEE ALSO

* Ranks and insignia of NATO * Two-star rank

REFERENCES

* ^ British Army - Ranks * ^ RAF Glossary

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

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