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A four-star rank is the rank of any four-star officer described by the NATO OF-9 code. Four-star officers are often the most senior commanders in the armed services, having ranks such as (full)
admiral Admiral is one of the highest ranks in some navy, navies, and in many navies is the highest rank. In the Commonwealth of Nations, Commonwealth nations and the United States, a "full" admiral is equivalent to a "full" general officer, general in ...

admiral
, (full)
general A general officer is an officer of high rank in the armies, and in some nations' air forces, space forces, or marines Marines or naval infantry, are typically a military force trained to operate on Littoral Zone, littoral zone in suppo ...

general
,
colonel general Colonel general is a three 3 is a number, numeral, and glyph. 3, three, or III may also refer to: * AD 3, the third year of the AD era * 3 BC, the third year before the AD era * March, the third month Books * '' Three of Them'' (Russian: ...
,
army general Army general is a title used in many countries to denote the rank of general nominally commanding an army in the field. Army general is normally the highest rank used in peacetime. The equivalent position in the Commonwealth of Nations, Commo ...
, or in the case of those air forces with a separate rank structure, air chief marshal. This designation is also used by some armed forces that are not
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO, ; french: Organisation du traité de l'Atlantique nord, ), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance A military alliance is a formal agreement betwe ...
(NATO) members.


Australia

In the
Australian Defence Force Australians, colloquially referred to as "Aussies", are the citizens Citizenship is a relationship between an individual and a state to which the individual owes allegiance and in turn is entitled to its protection. Each state determine ...
, the following
ranks Rank is the relative position, value, worth, complexity, power, importance, authority, level, etc. of a person or object within a ranking, such as: Level or position in a hierarchical organization * Academic rank * Diplomatic rank * Hierarchy * Hi ...
of commissioned officers are awarded four-star ranks: *
Admiral Admiral is one of the highest ranks in some navy, navies, and in many navies is the highest rank. In the Commonwealth of Nations, Commonwealth nations and the United States, a "full" admiral is equivalent to a "full" general officer, general in ...
(
Royal Australian Navy The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is the principal naval force A navy, naval force, or maritime force is the branch of a Nation's armed forces principally designated for naval warfare, naval and amphibious warfare; namely, lake-borne, riveri ...
four-star rank) *
General A general officer is an officer of high rank in the armies, and in some nations' air forces, space forces, or marines Marines or naval infantry, are typically a military force trained to operate on Littoral Zone, littoral zone in suppo ...
(
Australian Army The Australian Army is the military land force of Australia. Formed in 1901, as the Commonwealth Military Forces, through the amalgamation of the Colonial forces of Australia, Australian colonial forces following Federation of Australia, federat ...
four-star rank) * Air chief marshal (
Royal Australian Air Force "Through Adversity to the Stars" , colours = , colours_label = , march = Royal Australian Air Force March Past (Eagles of Australia) , mascot = , anni ...
four-star rank) The four-star rank is reserved in Australia for the Chief of the Defence Force, the highest position in peacetime. In times of major conflict, the highest ranks are the
five-star rank Five star, 5 star or ***** may refer to: Quality grading system *Five star grade in a Star (classification) Star classification is a type of utilizing a or similar . It is used by reviewers for ranking things such as films, TV shows, rest ...
s:
admiral of the fleet An admiral of the fleet or fleet admiral (equivalent rank to admiral of the navy Admiral of the Navy was the highest possible rank in the United States Navy ), (unofficial)."''Non sibi sed patriae''" ( en, "Not for self but for country" ...
,
field marshal Field marshal (or field-marshal, abbreviated as FM) is the most senior military rank, ordinarily senior to the general officer A general officer is an officer of high rank in the armies, and in some nations' air forces, space force ...
, and
marshal of the Royal Australian Air Force Marshal of the Royal Australian Air Force (MRAAF) is the highest rank Rank is the relative position, value, worth, complexity, power, importance, authority, level, etc. of a person or object within a ranking, such as: Level or position in a hi ...
.


Bangladesh

*
General A general officer is an officer of high rank in the armies, and in some nations' air forces, space forces, or marines Marines or naval infantry, are typically a military force trained to operate on Littoral Zone, littoral zone in suppo ...
(
Bangladesh Army The Bangladesh Army ( bn, বাংলাদেশ সেনাবাহিনী, ''Bangladesh Senabahini'') is the Ground warfare, land warfare Military branch, branch and the largest component of the Bangladesh Armed Forces. The primary mis ...

Bangladesh Army
four-star rank) * Air chief marshal (
Bangladesh Air Force Bangladesh (, bn, :bn:বাংলাদেশ, বাংলাদেশ, ), officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh, is a country in South Asia. It is the List of countries and dependencies by population, eighth-most populous countr ...

Bangladesh Air Force
four-star rank) *
Admiral Admiral is one of the highest ranks in some navy, navies, and in many navies is the highest rank. In the Commonwealth of Nations, Commonwealth nations and the United States, a "full" admiral is equivalent to a "full" general officer, general in ...
(
Bangladesh Navy The Bangladesh Navy ( bn, বাংলাদেশ নৌবাহিনী; ''Bangladesh Nou Bahini'') is the naval warfare Naval warfare is combat Combat (French language, French for ''fight'') is a purposeful violence, violent confli ...
four-star rank)


Brazil

* ''General de exército'' (
Brazilian Army The Brazilian Army ( pt, Exército Brasileiro) is the land arm of the Brazilian Armed Forces. The Brazilian Army has fought in several international conflicts, mostly in South America during the 19th century. In the 20th century, it fought on the ...
four-star rank) * ''Almirante de esquadra'' (
Brazilian Navy ) , colors= Blue Blue is one of the three of pigments in painting and traditional , as well as in the . It lies between and on the of . The eye perceives blue when observing light with a between approximately 450 and 495 s. Most blues c ...
four-star rank) * ''Tenente brigadeiro'' (
Brazilian Air Force "Wings that protect the country" , colours = , colours_label = , march = s:Hino dos Aviadores, Hino dos Aviadores , mascot = , anniversaries ...

Brazilian Air Force
four-star rank) The four-star rank is reserved in Brazil for the highest post in the military career. The officers in this position take part of the high command of their corporations. The commanders of army, navy and air force are also four-star generals, but they have precedence to all the others military in this rank.


Cambodia

*''Neay odom senei'' (
general A general officer is an officer of high rank in the armies, and in some nations' air forces, space forces, or marines Marines or naval infantry, are typically a military force trained to operate on Littoral Zone, littoral zone in suppo ...

general
) (
Royal Cambodian Army The Royal Cambodian Army ( km, កងទ័ពជើងគោក, ) is a part of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces french: Forces armées royales cambodgiennes , image = Royal Cambodian Armed Forces Logo.png , alt ...
, four-star rank) *''Neay odom neavi'' (
admiral Admiral is one of the highest ranks in some navy, navies, and in many navies is the highest rank. In the Commonwealth of Nations, Commonwealth nations and the United States, a "full" admiral is equivalent to a "full" general officer, general in ...

admiral
) (
Royal Cambodian Navy The Royal Cambodian Navy ( km, កងទ័ពជើងទឹក, ) is the naval warfare service branch of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and one of the three uniformed services of the Kingdom of Cambodia. It has an estimated of 4,000 active ...
, four-star rank) *''Neay odom senei'' (
general A general officer is an officer of high rank in the armies, and in some nations' air forces, space forces, or marines Marines or naval infantry, are typically a military force trained to operate on Littoral Zone, littoral zone in suppo ...

general
) (
Royal Cambodian Air Force The Royal Cambodian Air Force ( km, កងទ័ពជើងអាកាស, ''Kângtoăp Cheung Akas'') is the branch of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces which is charged with operating all military aircraft in Cambodia. Organisation The Roya ...
, four-star rank)


Canada

* Admiral/''amiral'' (
Canadian Forces The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF; french: Forces armées canadiennes; ''FAC'') is the unified military A military, also known collectively as armed forces, is a heavily armed, highly organized force primarily intended for warfare ...
officers authorized to wear naval uniform four-star-equivalent rank) * General/''général'' (Canadian Forces officers authorized to wear army and air force uniform four-star-equivalent rank) General/admiral is the highest rank within the Canadian Armed Forces as defined within the
National Defence Act The ''National Defence Act'' (NDA; French: ''Loi sur la défense nationale''; ''LDN'') is the primary enabling legislation for organizing and funding Canada Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its Provinces and territ ...
. Usually, only one officer, the Chief of the Defence Staff, carries the rank of full admiral or general at any one time. However, the
crown '' File:서봉총 금관 금제드리개.jpg, The Seobongchong Golden Crown of Ancient Silla, which is 339th National Treasure of South Korea. It is basically following the standard type of Silla's Crown. It was excavated by Swedish Crown Pri ...
may authorize additional officers at that rank for special cases such as for Canadian officers in the position of
Chairman of the NATO Military Committee The Chair of the NATO Military Committee (CMC) is the head of the NATO Military Committee, which advises the North Atlantic Council (NAC) on military policy and strategy. They are the senior military spokesman of the 30-nation alliance and princip ...
, who are usually former Chiefs of the Defence Staff seconded to NATO for that duty. The
Queen of Canada The monarchy of Canada is the institution in which a person serves as Canada Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its Provinces and territories of Canada, ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic O ...
,
Elizabeth II Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom The monarchy of the United Kingdom, commonly referred to as the British monarchy, is the constitutional monarchy A constitutional mo ...

Elizabeth II
, is
Commander-in-Chief of the Canadian Armed Forces A commander-in-chief or supreme commander is the person who exercises supreme command and control over armed forces or a military branch. As a technical term, it refers to military competencies that reside in a country's executive leadership, a ...
. However, in line with the
Letters Patent, 1947 The ''Letters Patent, 1947'' (more formally, the Letters Patent Constituting the Office of Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada) are letters patent Letters patent ( la, litterae patentes) ( always in the plural) are a type of ...
, the duties and title of commander-in-chief are normally exercised by the
Governor General of Canada The governor general of Canada (french: gouverneure générale du Canada) is the federal viceregal A viceroy () is an official who runs a polity A polity is an identifiable political entity—any group of people who have a collective ...
. The Minister of National Defence, since not a member of the Canadian forces nor within the military
chain of command A command hierarchy is a group of people who carry out orders based on others' authority within the group. It can be viewed as part of a power structure, in which it is usually seen as the most vulnerable and also the most powerful part. Milit ...
, has no rank.
Prince Philip Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark,Multiple sources: * * * * later Philip Mountbatten; 10 June 1921 – 9 April 2021), was the husband of Queen Elizabeth II Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexand ...
held the four-star rank of admiral in the
Royal Canadian Navy , march = "Heart of Oak" , mascot = SONAR (Newfoundland dog) , battles = , website = , commander1 = , Monarchy of Canada, of Can ...
in an honorary capacity from 2011 until his death in April 2021. Before unification in 1968, the rank of air chief marshal (''maréchal en chef de l'air'') was the four-star equivalent for the
Royal Canadian Air Force The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF; french: Aviation royale canadienne, ARC) is the air File:Atmosphere gas proportions.svg, Composition of Earth's atmosphere by volume, excluding water vapor. Lower pie represents trace gases that together ...

Royal Canadian Air Force
.


Germany

The equivalent modern
German German(s) may refer to: Common uses * of or related to Germany * Germans, Germanic ethnic group, citizens of Germany or people of German ancestry * For citizens of Germany, see also German nationality law * German language The German la ...

German
four-star ranks (
OF-9 A four-star rank is the rank of any four-star officer described by the NATO OF-9 code. Four-star officers are often the most senior commanders in the armed services, having ranks such as (full) admiral Admiral is one of the highest ranks i ...

OF-9
) of the ''
Bundeswehr The ''Bundeswehr'' (, meaning literally: ''Federal Defence'') is the unified armed forces of Germany Germany (german: Deutschland, ), officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in . It is the in Europe after , and the most popu ...
'' are as follows: *
General A general officer is an officer of high rank in the armies, and in some nations' air forces, space forces, or marines Marines or naval infantry, are typically a military force trained to operate on Littoral Zone, littoral zone in suppo ...
*
Admiral Admiral is one of the highest ranks in some navy, navies, and in many navies is the highest rank. In the Commonwealth of Nations, Commonwealth nations and the United States, a "full" admiral is equivalent to a "full" general officer, general in ...
Not to be confused with ''
Generaloberst A ("colonel general Colonel general is a or in some armies, usually equivalent to that of a in other armies. and have used the rank in that fashion throughout their histories. The rank is also closely associated with , where has forme ...
'' and ''
Generaladmiral General admiral or Admiral general was a Danish, Dutch, German, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish naval rank. Its historic origin is a title high military or naval dignitaries of early modern Europe sometimes held, for example the (nominal ...

Generaladmiral
'', the ''
Wehrmacht The ''Wehrmacht'' (, ) was the unified armed forces of Nazi Germany from 1935 to 1945. It consisted of the German Army (1935–1945), ''Heer'' (army), the ''Kriegsmarine'' (navy) and the ''Luftwaffe'' (air force). The designation "''Wehrmacht ...
'' and''
Kriegsmarine The ''Kriegsmarine'' (, ) was the navy A navy, naval force, or maritime force is the branch of a nation's armed forces A military, also known collectively as armed forces, is a heavily armed, highly organized force primarily inte ...
'' equivalent until 1945, or '' Armeegeneral'' and '' Flottenadmiral'', the ''
National People's Army The National People's Army (german: Nationale Volksarmee, ; NVA ) were the armed forces of the East Germany, German Democratic Republic (GDR) from 1956 to 1990. The NVA was organized into four branches: the ''Landstreitkräfte'' (Ground Force ...
'' (NVA) and ''
Volksmarine The ''Volksmarine'' (VM, ; en, People's Navy) was the naval force A navy, naval force, or maritime force is the branch of a Nation's armed forces principally designated for naval warfare, naval and amphibious warfare; namely, lake-borne, ...
'' (
East Germany East Germany, officially the German Democratic Republic (GDR; german: Deutsche Demokratische Republik, , DDR, ), was a state that existed from 1949 to 1990 in eastern Eastern may refer to: Transportation *China Eastern Airlines, a current ...
) equivalent until 1990.


India

*
General A general officer is an officer of high rank in the armies, and in some nations' air forces, space forces, or marines Marines or naval infantry, are typically a military force trained to operate on Littoral Zone, littoral zone in suppo ...
Indian Army The Indian Army is the land-based branch and the largest component of the Indian Armed Forces The Indian Armed Forces are the military forces A military, also known collectively as armed forces, is a heavily armed, highly organi ...

Indian Army
four-star rank *
Admiral Admiral is one of the highest ranks in some navy, navies, and in many navies is the highest rank. In the Commonwealth of Nations, Commonwealth nations and the United States, a "full" admiral is equivalent to a "full" general officer, general in ...
Indian Navy The Indian Navy is the naval branch of the Indian Armed Forces The Indian Armed Forces are the military forces A military, also known collectively as armed forces, is a heavily armed, highly organized force primarily intended for ...

Indian Navy
four-star rank * Air chief marshal
Indian Air Force #REDIRECT Indian Air Force#REDIRECT Indian Air Force The Indian Air Force (IAF) is the air arm of the Indian Armed Forces. Its complement of personnel and aircraft assets ranks fourth amongst the air forces of the world. Its primary mission i ...

Indian Air Force
four-star rank These four star rank officers from respective services are appointed as Chiefs of the Army ( COAS), Navy ( CNS), Air Force ( CAS). A four star rank officer from either service is appointed to the post of
Chief of Defence Staff
Chief of Defence Staff
.


Indonesia

*''Jenderal'' (general) –
Indonesian Army The Indonesian Army ( id, Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Darat (TNI-AD), literally "''Indonesian National Military-Land Force''") is the army, land branch of the Indonesian National Armed Forces. It has an estimated strength of 300,000 active ...

Indonesian Army
,
Indonesian Marine Corps '' ("Glorious on the Land and Sea") , colors= , colors_label=Beret color , march= , mascot= , equipment= , equipment_label= , battles=* Indonesian National Revolution * Operation Trikora *Operation Gunung Gede *Operation Indra *Indonesia-Malay ...
and
Indonesian National Police '' , mottotranslated = (Serving the Nation) , formed = , preceding1 = , dissolved = , superseding = , employees = 590,000+ , volunteers = , budget = , nongovernment = ...
four-star rank *''Laksamana'' (admiral) –
Indonesian Navy The Indonesian Navy ( id, Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Laut, , Indonesian National Military-Naval Force, TNI-AL) is the naval branch of the Indonesian National Armed Forces , founded = as the ('People's Security Forces') ...

Indonesian Navy
four-star rank *''Marsekal'' (air chief marshal) –
Indonesian Air Force , colours = , colours_label = , march = , mascot = , anniversaries = , equipment = , equipment_label ...
four-star rank


Italy

*''Generale di Corpo d'Armata con Incarichi Speciali'' (general with special duties) – Chief-of-Staff of the
Italian Army "The safeguard of the republic shall be the supreme law" , colors = , colors_labels = , march = ''Parata d'Eroi'' ("Heroes's parade") by Francesco Pellegrino, ''4 Maggio'' (May 4) ...

Italian Army
*''Ammiraglio di Squadra con Incarichi Speciali'' (admiral with special duties) – Chief-of-Staff of the
Italian Navy "Fatherland and Honour" , patron = , colors = , colors_label = , march = ( is the return of soldiers to their barrack, or sailors to their ship after ...
*''Generale di Squadra Aerea con Incarichi Speciali'' (general with special duties) – Chief-of-Staff of the
Italian Air Force , colours = , colours_label = , march = (Ordinance March of the Air Force) by Alberto Di Miniello , mascot = , anniversaries = 28 March ...
*''Generale di Corpo d'Armata Comandante Generale'' (commander general) – Commander of the
Carabinieri The Carabinieri (, also , ; formally ''Arma dei Carabinieri'', "Arm of Carabineers"; previously ''Corpo dei Carabinieri Reali'', "Royal Carabineers Corps") are the national gendarmerie Wrong info! --> A vedette of the French ''Gend ...

Carabinieri


Japan

*General or Admiral - -
Japan Self-Defense Forces The Japan Self-Defense Forces ( ja, 自衛隊, Jieitai; abbreviated JSDF), also known as the Japanese Armed Forces, are the unified military force A military, also known collectively as armed forces, is a heavily armed, highly organiz ...
four-star rank.   *General – –
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Japan ( ja, 日本, or , and formally ) is an island country An island country or an island nation is a country A country is a distinct territory, territorial body or political entity. It is often referred to as the land of an in ...
four-star rank *Admiral – –
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force , also simply known as the Japanese Navy, is the maritime warfare Naval warfare is human Humans (''Homo sapiens'') are the most populous and widespread species of primates, characterized by bipedality, opposable thumbs, hairlessness ...
four-star rank *General – –
Japan Air Self-Defense Force The , JASDF, also informally referred to as the Japanese Air Force, is the air The atmosphere of Earth is the layer of gas Gas is one of the four fundamental states of matter In physics Physics is the natural science t ...
four-star rank The rank designations of general and admiral are merely the status and treatment of the position of chief of staff, with lieutenant general and vice admiral being the highest ranks.


Nepal

In Nepal the
Chief of the Army Staff Chief of Army Staff (COAS) or Chief of Staff of the Army is a title commonly used for the appointment held by the most senior officer in several nations' armies. * Chief of Army (Australia) * Chief of Army Staff of the Bangladesh Army * Chief of S ...
holds a four-star rank.


Pakistan

*
General A general officer is an officer of high rank in the armies, and in some nations' air forces, space forces, or marines Marines or naval infantry, are typically a military force trained to operate on Littoral Zone, littoral zone in suppo ...

General
,
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee The Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) ( ur, ) is, in principle, the highest-ranking and senior most uniformed military officer, typically at four-star rank, in the Pakistan Armed Forces The Pakistan Armed Forces (; ) are the ...
(Four-star rank) *
General A general officer is an officer of high rank in the armies, and in some nations' air forces, space forces, or marines Marines or naval infantry, are typically a military force trained to operate on Littoral Zone, littoral zone in suppo ...

General
,
Pakistan Army The Pakistan Army (; ) is the land Land is the solid surface of Earth that is not permanently submerged in water. Most but not all land is situated at elevations above sea level (variable over geologic time frames) and consists mainly o ...
(Four-star rank) *
Admiral Admiral is one of the highest ranks in some navy, navies, and in many navies is the highest rank. In the Commonwealth of Nations, Commonwealth nations and the United States, a "full" admiral is equivalent to a "full" general officer, general in ...

Admiral
,
Pakistan Navy (''Qur'an The Quran (, ; ar, القرآن , "the recitation"), also romanized Qur'an or Koran, is the central religious text of Islam, believed by Muslims to be a revelation in Islam, revelation from God in Islam, God (''Allah''). It i ...
(Four-star rank) * Air Chief Marshal,
Pakistan Air Force , "Be it deserts or seas; all lie under our wings" (traditional) , colours = , colours_label = , march = , mascot = , anniversaries = ...
(Four star rank)


Portugal

*
General A general officer is an officer of high rank in the armies, and in some nations' air forces, space forces, or marines Marines or naval infantry, are typically a military force trained to operate on Littoral Zone, littoral zone in suppo ...
(
Portuguese Air Force , colours = , colours_label = , march = , mascot = , anniversaries = 1 July , equipment = , equipment_label ...
four-star rank) *
Admiral Admiral is one of the highest ranks in some navy, navies, and in many navies is the highest rank. In the Commonwealth of Nations, Commonwealth nations and the United States, a "full" admiral is equivalent to a "full" general officer, general in ...

Admiral
(
Portuguese Navy The Portuguese Navy ( pt, Marinha Portuguesa, also known as ''Marinha de Guerra Portuguesa'' or as ''Armada Portuguesa'') is the naval branch of the Portuguese Armed Forces The Portuguese Armed Forces ( pt, Forças Armadas) are the military o ...
four-star rank) *
General A general officer is an officer of high rank in the armies, and in some nations' air forces, space forces, or marines Marines or naval infantry, are typically a military force trained to operate on Littoral Zone, littoral zone in suppo ...
(
Portuguese Army The Portuguese Army ( pt, Exército Português) is the land component of the Armed Forces of Portugal and is also its largest branch. It is charged with the defence of Portugal Portugal (), officially the Portuguese Republic ( pt, Repúb ...
four-star rank) See also: * Military Ranks of Portugal


Sri Lanka

*In
Sri Lanka Armed Forces The Sri Lanka Armed Forces is the overall unified military A military, also known collectively as armed forces, is a heavily armed, highly organized force primarily intended for warfare. It is typically officially authorized and maintaine ...
only the Chief of the Defence Staff can hold a full general or full admiral or air chief marshal rank.


Sweden

*
Admiral Admiral is one of the highest ranks in some navy, navies, and in many navies is the highest rank. In the Commonwealth of Nations, Commonwealth nations and the United States, a "full" admiral is equivalent to a "full" general officer, general in ...
(
Swedish Navy The Swedish Navy ( sv, Svenska marinen) is the navy, naval branch of the Swedish Armed Forces. It is composed of surface and submarine naval units – the Naval fleet, Fleet () – as well as Marine (armed services), marine units, the S ...
) *
General A general officer is an officer of high rank in the armies, and in some nations' air forces, space forces, or marines Marines or naval infantry, are typically a military force trained to operate on Littoral Zone, littoral zone in suppo ...
(
Swedish Army The Swedish Army ( sv, svenska armén) is the land force An army (from Latin ''arma'' "arms, weapons" via Old French ''armée'', "armed" eminine, ground force or land force is a fighting force that fights primarily on land. In the broadest se ...
,
Swedish Air Force The Swedish Air Force ( sv, Svenska flygvapnet or just ) is the air force branch A branch ( or , ) or tree branch (sometimes referred to in botany Botany, also called , plant biology or phytology, is the science of plant life and a ...
,
Swedish Amphibious Corps The Amphibious Corps ( sv, Amfibiekåren, Amf) is the coastal defence arm of the Swedish Navy The Swedish Navy ( sv, Svenska marinen) is the naval branch of the Swedish Armed Forces. It is composed of surface and submarine naval units – t ...
) See also: *
Military ranks of the Swedish Armed Forces Military ranks of the Swedish Armed Forces shows the rank system used in the Swedish Armed Forces today, as well as changes during the 20th century due to changes in the personnel structure. Current ranks 1 October 2019 a new rank system was intro ...


Philippines

*
Admiral Admiral is one of the highest ranks in some navy, navies, and in many navies is the highest rank. In the Commonwealth of Nations, Commonwealth nations and the United States, a "full" admiral is equivalent to a "full" general officer, general in ...

Admiral
(
Philippine Navy The Philippine Navy (PN) ( fil, Hukbong Dagat ng Pilipinas) is the naval warfare Naval warfare is human Humans (''Homo sapiens'') are the most populous and widespread species of primates, characterized by bipedality, opposable thumbs, h ...
four-star rank) *
General A general officer is an officer of high rank in the armies, and in some nations' air forces, space forces, or marines Marines or naval infantry, are typically a military force trained to operate on Littoral Zone, littoral zone in suppo ...

General
(
Philippine Army The Philippine Army (PA) (Filipino Filipino may refer to: * Something from or related to the Philippines The Philippines (; fil, Pilipinas or ''Filipinas'' ), officially the Republic of the Philippines ( fil, Republika ng Pilipinas), ...
four-star rank) *
General A general officer is an officer of high rank in the armies, and in some nations' air forces, space forces, or marines Marines or naval infantry, are typically a military force trained to operate on Littoral Zone, littoral zone in suppo ...

General
(
Philippine Air Force The Philippine Air Force (PAF; fil, Hukbong Himpapawid ng Pilipinas) is the aerial warfare Aerial warfare is the use of military aircraft and other flying machines in warfare. Aerial warfare includes bombers attacking tactical bombing, en ...
four-star rank) *
Admiral Admiral is one of the highest ranks in some navy, navies, and in many navies is the highest rank. In the Commonwealth of Nations, Commonwealth nations and the United States, a "full" admiral is equivalent to a "full" general officer, general in ...

Admiral
(
Philippine Coast Guard The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) ( Filipino: ''Tanod Baybayin ng Pilipinas'') is an armed and uniformed service tasked primarily with enforcing laws within Philippine waters, conducting maritime security operations, safeguarding life and prop ...
four-star rank)


United Kingdom

*
Admiral Admiral is one of the highest ranks in some navy, navies, and in many navies is the highest rank. In the Commonwealth of Nations, Commonwealth nations and the United States, a "full" admiral is equivalent to a "full" general officer, general in ...
(
Royal Navy The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare Naval warfare is combat Combat ( French for ''fight'') is a purposeful violent conflict meant to physically harm or kill the opposition. Combat may be armed (using weapon A ...
four-star rank) *
General A general officer is an officer of high rank in the armies, and in some nations' air forces, space forces, or marines Marines or naval infantry, are typically a military force trained to operate on Littoral Zone, littoral zone in suppo ...
(
British Army The British Army is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed. The Guardian' and Telegraph' us ...
and
Royal Marines The Corps of Royal Marines (RM) is an amphibious Amphibious means able to use either land or water. In particular it may refer to: * ''Amphibious'' (film), a 2010 film * Amphibious aircraft An amphibious aircraft or amphibian is an air ...
four-star rank) * Air chief marshal (
Royal Air Force The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed. The Guardian' and Telegraph' use Britain as a synonym for th ...
four-star rank)RAF Glossary
, "Air of Authority – A History of RAF Organisation", rafweb.org See also: * List of Royal Navy admirals *
List of Royal Marines full generals This is a list of full generals in the Royal Marines The Corps of Royal Marines (RM) is an amphibious warfare, amphibious light infantry and also one of the :Fighting Arms of the Royal Navy, five fighting arms of the Royal Navy. The marines ca ...
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List of British Army full generals This is a list of full generals in the British Army The British Army is the principal Army, land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of the British Armed Forces. , the British Army comprises 80,040 regular full-time personnel and ...
* List of Royal Air Force air chief marshals


United States

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Admiral Admiral is one of the highest ranks in some navy, navies, and in many navies is the highest rank. In the Commonwealth of Nations, Commonwealth nations and the United States, a "full" admiral is equivalent to a "full" general officer, general in ...
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United States Navy ), (unofficial)."''Non sibi sed patriae''" ( en, "Not for self but for country") (unofficial). , colors = Blue and gold  , colors_label = Colors , march = "Anchors Aweigh" , mascot = , equipment = List of equipment of the United St ...
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Coast Guard A coast guard or coastguard is a maritime security Maritime may refer to: Geography * Maritime Alps, a mountain range in the southwestern part of the Alps * Maritime Region, a region in Togo * Maritime Southeast Asia * The Maritimes ...
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Public Health Service Commissioned Corps The United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (PHSCC), also referred to as the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service, is the federal uniformed service of the United States Public Health Service, U.S. Public H ...
and
NOAA Corps The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps, known informally as the NOAA Corps, is one of eight federal uniformed services of the United States The United States The United States of America (USA), ...
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General A general officer is an officer of high rank in the armies, and in some nations' air forces, space forces, or marines Marines or naval infantry, are typically a military force trained to operate on Littoral Zone, littoral zone in suppo ...
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United States Army The United States Army (USA) is the land Land is the solid surface of Earth that is not permanently submerged in water. Most but not all land is situated at elevations above sea level (variable over geologic time frames) and consists ma ...
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Marine Corps Marines, or naval infantry, are typically a military force trained to operate in in support of naval operations. Historically, tasks undertaken by marines have included helping maintain discipline and order aboard the ship (reflecting the natu ...
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Space Force A space force is a military branch Military branch (also service branch or armed service) is according to common standard a subdivision of the national armed forces A military, also known collectively as armed forces, is a heavily arme ...

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four-star rank) See also: * List of active duty United States four-star officers * List of United States Navy four-star admirals *
List of United States Coast Guard four-star admirals This is a complete list of four-star admirals in the United States Coast Guard The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is the maritime security, search and rescue, and maritime law enforcement, law enforcement military branch, service branch of t ...
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List of United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps four-star admirals This is a complete list of four-star admirals in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. The rank of Admiral (United States), admiral (or full admiral, or four-star admiral), ranks above Vice admiral (United States), vice admir ...
* List of United States Army four-star generals *
List of United States Marine Corps four-star generals This is a complete list of four-star generals in the United States Marine Corps. The rank of General (United States), general (or ''full general'', or ''4 star rank, four-star general'') is the highest rank in the Marine Corps. It ranks above Lieut ...
* List of United States Air Force four-star generals *
List of United States Space Force four-star generals This is a complete list of four-star generals in the United States Space Force The United States Space Force (USSF) is the outer space, space military branch, service branch of the United States Armed Forces, U.S. Armed Forces, one of the e ...


Former USSR and Russia

*'' General armii'' (infantry and marines of the
Red Army The Workers' and Peasants' Red Army,) frequently shortened to Red Army, was the army and air force of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (Russian SFSR or RSFSR; rus, links= ...
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Army An army (from Latin ''arma'' "arms, weapons" via Old French ''armée'', "armed" eminine, ground force or land force is a fighting force that fights primarily on land. In the broadest sense, it is the land-based military branch Military branch ...

Army
and four-star rank) *'' Glavnii marshal'' and ''
marshal Marshal is a term used in several official titles in various branches of society A society is a group A group is a number A number is a mathematical object used to counting, count, measurement, measure, and nominal number, label. T ...

marshal
'' (four-star equivalents of the
Soviet Air Force The Soviet Air Forces ( rus, Военно-воздушные силы, r=Voyenno-Vozdushnyye Sily (VVS), literally "Military Air Forces") were one of the air forces of the Soviet Union. The other was the Soviet Air Defence Forces. The Air Forces ...
, and of the other branches of the Red Army) *'' Admiral flota'' (four star equivalent of the
Soviet The Soviet Union,. officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. (USSR),. was a socialist state A socialist state, socialist republic, or socialist country, sometimes referred to as a workers' state or workers' republic, is a sove ...
and the
Russian Russian refers to anything related to Russia, including: *Russians (русские, ''russkiye''), an ethnic group of the East Slavic peoples, primarily living in Russia and neighboring countries *Rossiyane (россияне), Russian language term ...
navies) While the ''general armii'' wore shoulder insignia with four small stars, the ''marshal'' and ''admiral flota'' wore one single large star on their shoulder boards, and the ''glavnii marshal'' the same large star with a laurel wreath, very similar to the modern army general insignia of the Russian Army. Upon their formation, the Russian armed forces discontinued the ranks of ''marshal'' and ''glavnii marshal''.


See also

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Ranks and insignia of NATO Ranks and insignia of NATO are combined military insignia used by the member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO, ; french: Organisation du traité de l'Atlantique nord, ), also c ...
*
General officer A general officer is an Officer (armed forces), officer of highest military ranks, high rank in the army, armies, and in some nations' air forces, space forces, or marines. In some usages the term "general officer" refers to a rank above colo ...
*
Five-star rank Five star, 5 star or ***** may refer to: Quality grading system *Five star grade in a Star (classification) Star classification is a type of utilizing a or similar . It is used by reviewers for ranking things such as films, TV shows, rest ...
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Three-star rank An officer of three-star rank is a senior commander in many of the armed services holding a rank described by the NATO Ranks and insignia of NATO, code of OF-8. The term is also used by some armed forces which are not NATO members. Typically, thre ...


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