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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-star rank, three or four-star rank in some armies, usually equivalent to that of a full general in other armies. North Korea and Russia have used the rank in that fashion throughout their histories. The rank is also clos ...
,
army general 125px, French insignia for'' général d'armée'' 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 equivale ...
, 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 between 30 European and North American countries. Th ...
(NATO) members.


Australia

In the
Australian Defence Force The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is the Armed forces, military organisation responsible for the defence of the Australia, Commonwealth of Australia and its national interests. It consists of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Australian Army, R ...
, 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 navy, naval force of Australia. Following the Federation of Australia in 1901, the ships and resources of the separate Colonial navies of Australia, colonial navies were integrated into a national force, ca ...
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 Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a Sovereign state, sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australia (continent), Australian continent, the isla ...
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 rankImage:US-O11 insignia.svg, 150px, The insignia used by the United States of America generals and admirals of OF-10 rank. A five-star rank is the highest military rank, first established in the United States in 1944, with a five-star general insignia ...
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 ranks. Usually it is the highest rank in an army and as such few persons are appointed to it. It is considered as a ...
, 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 land warfare Ground warfare or land warfare is the process of military operations eventuating in combat that takes place pre ...

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 country ...

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 for ''fight'') is a purposeful violent conflict meant to physically harm ...
four-star rank)


Brazil

* ''General de exército'' (
Brazilian Army ) , colors= Olive Green , march= ''Canção do Exército''( en, "Army Song") , mascot= Jaguar , equipment= 469 main battle tanks, 1,976 armored vehicles, 1,149 artillery pieces, 212 Self-propelled artillery Self-propelled artillery (als ...
four-star rank) * ''Almirante de esquadra'' (
Brazilian Navy ) , colors= Blue Blue is one of the three primary colours of pigments in painting, drawing (art) and traditional colour theory, as well as in the RGB color model, RGB colour model. It lies between purple and green on the optical spectrum, sp ...
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. It has ground forces which numbered 85,000 divided into eleven divisions of infantry at the Battle of the Somme (July–N ...
, 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 Chairman 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. He is the senior military spokesman of the 30-nation alliance and principa ...
, 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 File:1768 transfer of the University to Nancy.jpg, upLetters patent transferring a ...
, 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 i ...
. 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 In the fields of sociology Sociology is the study of society, human social behaviour, patterns of social relationships, social interaction, and cultu ...
, has no rank. Prince Philip held the four-star rank of admiral in the
Royal Canadian Navy , march = "Heart of Oak The heart is a muscular organ in most animals, which pumps blood through the blood vessel The blood vessels are the components of the circulatory system that transport blood througho ...
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 . Four-star officers are often the most senior commanders in the armed services, having ranks such as (full) , (full) , , , or in the case of those air forces with a separate ...

OF-9
) of the ''
Bundeswehr The ''Bundeswehr'' (, meaning literally: ''Federal Defence'') is the unified armed forces of and their civil administration and procurement authorities. The are not allowed to maintain armed forces of their own, since the states that matter ...
'' 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") was the second-highest general officer rank in the German ''Reichswehr'' and ''Wehrmacht'', the Austro-Hungarian Common Army, the East Germany, East German National People's Army and in their respective police services. T ...
'' 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 principally designated for naval warfare, naval and amphibious warfare; namely, lake-borne, riverine, littoral zone, l ...
'' 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 A military, also known collectively as armed forces, is a heavily armed, highly organized force primarily intended for warfare War is an in ...
'' (NVA) and ''
Volksmarine The ''Volksmarine'' (VM, ; en, People's Navy) was the naval force of the German Democratic Republic German(s) may refer to: Common uses * of or related to Germany ) , image_map = , map_caption = , map_width = 250px , capital = B ...
'' (
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 navy, naval branch of the Indian Armed Forces. The President of India is the Supreme Commander of the Indian Navy. The Chief of the Naval Staff (India), Chief of Naval Staff, a four-star rank, four-star Admiral (India), a ...

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 , lit: "Kartika's Fight Day") , decorations = , battle_honours = , website = , commander1 = President of Indonesia, President Joko Widodo , commander1_label ...

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 , march = " March of the Indonesian National Armed Force ...

Indonesian Navy
four-star rank *''Marsekal'' (air chief marshal) –
Indonesian Air Force '' "Wings of the Motherland" , colours = , colours_label = , march = ''Mars Swa Bhuwana Paksa'' , mascot = , anniversaries = 9 April (fo ...
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 a ...
*''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 Maritime ...

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 Armed forces, military forces of Japan established in 1954. The self-defence forces consists of the Japan Ground ...
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 branch of the Japan Self-Defense Forces, tasked with the naval defense of Japan. The JMSDF was formed following the dissolution of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) after World Wa ...
four-star rank *General – –
Japan Air Self-Defense Force The , JASDF, also informally referred to as the Japanese Air Force, is the air warfare branch of the Japan Self-Defense Forces, responsible for the defense of Japanese airspace and for other aerospace operations. The JASDF carries out combat air ...
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 of ...
(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 (''Quran, Qur'an, Al Imran, 3:173'') , type = Navy , role = , size = 54,100 total personnel * 30,300 Active duty, active-duty sailors * 5,000 Military reserve force, re ...
(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 = A ...
(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 Navy, naval branch of the Portuguese Armed Forces which, in cooperation and integrated with the other branches of 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 ...
(
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 only the Chief of the Defence Staff (Sri Lanka), Chief of the Defence Staff can hold a full general or full admiral or air chief marshal rank.


Sweden

* Admiral (Sweden), Admiral (Swedish Navy) * General (Sweden), General (Swedish Army, Swedish Air Force, Swedish Amphibious Corps) See also: * Military ranks of the Swedish Armed Forces


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 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 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 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 four-star rank)


United Kingdom

*Admiral (Royal Navy), Admiral (Royal Navy four-star rank) *General (United Kingdom), General (British Army and Royal Marines four-star rank) * Air chief marshal (Royal Air Force 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 *List of British Army full generals *List of Royal Air Force air chief marshals


United States

*Admiral (United States), Admiral (United States Navy, United States Coast Guard, Coast Guard, United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps, NOAA Corps four-star rank) *General (United States), General (United States Army, United States Marine Corps, Marine Corps, United States Air Force, Air Force, and United States Space Force, Space Force 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 *List of United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps four-star admirals *List of United States Army four-star generals *List of United States Marine Corps four-star generals *List of United States Air Force four-star generals *List of United States Space Force four-star generals


Former USSR and Russia

*''Army General (USSR), General armii'' (infantry and marines of the Red Army, Russian Russian Ground Forces, Army and Russian Air Force, Air Force four-star rank) *''Chief Marshal, Glavnii marshal'' and ''Chief Marshal#Marshal, marshal'' (four-star equivalents of the Soviet Air Force, and of the other branches of the Red Army) *''Admiral of the Fleet (USSR), Admiral flota'' (four star equivalent of the Soviet Navy, Soviet and the Russian Navy, Russian 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

*Ranks and insignia of NATO *General officer *Five-star rank *Three-star rank


Notes


References

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