Général is the French word for general.
In France, army generals are named after the type of unit they command. In ascending order there are two ranks :
- Général de brigade ("brigade general").
- Général de division ("divisional general").
Officers of the rank of général de division can receive different positions and styles (rang et appellation) :
- Général de corps d'armée ("corps general").
- Général d'armée ("army general").
The appointment of maréchal de France, wearing seven stars, is purely honorary.
- Maréchal de France ("Marshal of France").
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