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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
NATO
code of OF-7. The term is also used by some armed forces which are not NATO
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 Indonesian two-star ranks 7 Pakistani two-star ranks 8 Bangladesh two-star ranks 9 Philippine two-star ranks 10 United Kingdom two-star ranks 11 United States two-star ranks 12 USSR / Russian Federation 13 See also 14 References

Australian two-star ranks[edit]

RAN rear admiral

Army major general

RAAF air vice-marshal

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

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

Brazil two-star ranks[edit]

Brazilian General de Brigada

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

Rear-admiral/contre-amiral ( Royal Canadian Navy
Royal Canadian Navy
two-star-equivalent rank) Major general/major-général ( Canadian Army
Canadian Army
and Royal Canadian Air Force two-star-equivalent rank)

Rather than stars, the Canadian Forces
Canadian Forces
insignia use maple leaves. The maple leaves appear with St. Edward's crown
St. Edward's crown
and crossed sabre and baton. Before unification, air vice marshal was the two-star rank for the RCAF. Germany[edit] The equivalent modern German two-star ranks (OF-7) of the Bundeswehr are as follows:

Generalmajor and Konteradmiral Generalstabsarzt
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[edit]

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

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

Indonesian two-star ranks[edit]

Major Jendral (Major General) - Indonesian Army
Indonesian Army
and Indonesian Marine Corps two-star rank Laksamana Muda (Rear Admiral) - Indonesian Navy
Indonesian Navy
and Indonesian Maritime Security Agency two-star rank Marsekal Muda (Air Vice Marshal) - Indonesian Air Force
Indonesian Air Force
two-star rank Inspektur Jenderal (Inspector-general of police) - Indonesian National Police two-star rank

Pakistani two-star ranks[edit]

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

Bangladesh two-star ranks[edit]

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

Philippine two-star ranks[edit]

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

United Kingdom two-star ranks[edit]

A British major-general wearing two-star insignia

Rear admiral
Rear admiral
( Royal Navy
Royal Navy
two-star rank) Major general
Major general
( British Army
British Army
and Royal Marines
Royal Marines
two-star rank) Air vice marshal
Air vice marshal
( Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
two-star rank)[1]

United States two-star ranks[edit]

Rear admiral
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
Major general
(United States Army, Marine Corps and Air Force two-star rank)

USSR / Russian Federation[edit] 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
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[edit]

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

References[edit]

^ RAF Glossary

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Six-star rank
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