General

General

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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