The rank is mostly used in countries where it is used as a modern alternative to a previous older rank of Major-General.
The rank is almost always above a rank corresponding to command of a brigade, and normally below a rank corresponding to command of a corps.
In Poland the symbols of this rank are the general's wavy line and two stars, featured both on the rogatywka, sleeves of the uniform and above the breast pocket of a field uniform.
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