The exact rank of a general may be determined by combining a prefix (e.g. In some armies, however, the rank of Captain General, General of the Army, Army General or Colonel General occupied or occupies this position.
These ranks may be considered to be equivalent to a full General or to a Field Marshal, depending on the army in question.
It is derived from the older rank of Sergeant Major General.
A major general is a high-ranking officer normally subordinate to a Lieutenant General and senior to a Brigadier General.
The rank of General began appearing around the time of the organization of professional armies in the 17th century.
At first, it was added as an adjective to existing names of ranks, yielding Colonel General, Captain General, Lieutenant General and Sergeant Major General.
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