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An officer of TWO-STAR RANK is a senior commander in many of the armed services holding a rank described by the NATO code of OF-7. The term is also used by some armed forces which are not NATO members. Typically, two-star officers hold the rank of rear admiral , counter admiral , major general , or in the case of those air forces with a separate rank structure, air vice-marshal .

CONTENTS

* 1 Australian two-star ranks * 2 Brazil two-star ranks * 3 Canadian two-maple-leaves ranks * 4 Germany * 5 Indian two-star ranks * 6 Pakistani two-star ranks * 7 Philippine two-star ranks * 8 United Kingdom two-star ranks * 9 United States two-star ranks * 10 USSR / Russian Federation * 11 See also * 12 References

AUSTRALIAN TWO-STAR RANKS

RAN rear admiral Army major general RAAF air air vice-marshal

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

* Rear admiral ( Royal Australian Navy two-star rank) * Major general ( Australian Army two-star rank) * Air vice-marshal ( Royal Australian Air Force two-star rank)

BRAZIL TWO-STAR RANKS

Brazilian General de Brigada

* General de Brigada ( Brazilian Army two-star rank) * Contra Almirante ( Brazilian Navy two-star rank) * Brigadeiro ( Brazilian Air Force two-star rank)

The two-star rank in Brazil is the first rank in a general career. The officers in this position are normally brigade commanders.

CANADIAN TWO-MAPLE-LEAVES RANKS

* Rear-admiral/_contre-amiral_ (Royal Canadian Navy two-star-equivalent rank) * Major general/_major-général_ ( Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Air Force two-star-equivalent rank)

Rather than stars, the Canadian Forces insignia use maple leaves. The maple leaves appear with St. Edward\'s crown and crossed sabre and baton. Before unification, air vice marshal was the two-star rank for the RCAF .

GERMANY

The equivalent modern German two-star ranks ( OF-7 ) of the _ Bundeswehr _ are as follows:

* _ Generalmajor _ and _ Konteradmiral _ * _ Generalstabsarzt _ and _ Admiralstabsarzt _

Not to be confused with _Generalmajor_ and _Vizeadmiral_ (one-star ranks ; OF-6 ) of the _Wehrmacht_ until 1945 or the National People´s Army (East Germany) until 1990.

INDIAN TWO-STAR RANKS

An Indian Navy Rear Admiral in a car having two-stars.

* Air vice-marshal ( Indian Air Force two-star rank) * Major-general ( Indian Army two-star rank) * Rear admiral ( Indian Navy two-star rank) * Inspector-general ( Indian Police Service two-star rank)

PAKISTANI TWO-STAR RANKS

* Additional inspector general of police ( Pakistan Police two-star rank) * Air vice-marshal ( Pakistan Air Force two-star rank) * Major-general ( Pakistan Army two-star rank) * Rear admiral ( Pakistan Navy two-star rank)

A British major-general wearing US two-star insignia

PHILIPPINE TWO-STAR RANKS

* Major General ( Philippine Army two-star rank) * Major General ( Philippine Air Force two-star rank) * Rear Admiral ( Philippine Navy two-star rank) * Rear Admiral ( Philippine Coast Guard two-star rank) * Police Director ( Philippine National Police two-star rank) * Fire Director ( Bureau of Fire Protection two-star rank) * Jail Director ( Bureau of Jail Management and Penology two-star rank)

UNITED KINGDOM TWO-STAR RANKS

* Rear admiral ( Royal Navy two-star rank) * Major general ( British Army two-star rank) * Air vice marshal ( Royal Air Force two-star rank)

UNITED STATES TWO-STAR RANKS

* Rear admiral ( United States Navy , Coast Guard , Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps two-star rank) * Major general ( United States Army , Marine Corps and Air Force two-star rank)

USSR / RUSSIAN FEDERATION

In the Russian and Soviet armies, the rank wearing two stars is lieutenant-general (Russian: Генерал-лейтенант), however the general in charge of a unit equivalent to the one led by a NATO two-star general (a division ) is major-general (генерал-майор). This also applies to the air force, MVD, police, FSB and some others, and is caused by a Russian brigades being commanded by colonel, with the smallest unit commanded by a general being a division. In the navy, the equivalent rank is kontr-admiral (Russian: контр-адмирал).

SEE ALSO

* Ranks and insignia of NATO * Three-star rank * One-star rank

REFERENCES

* ^ 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

BY TITLES

* Generalissimo _ * _Generalissimus_ of the Soviet Union * Supreme Allied Commander * 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 _ * _ Caudillo _ * _ Magister militum _ * _ Spahbed _ * _ Ispahsalar _ * _ Beylerbey _ * Constable of France * Grand Domestic * _ Dux bellorum _ * Grand marshal * _ Hetman _ * _ Jenderal besar _ * _ 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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