general officer

general officer
noun Date: 1681 any of the officers in the army, air force, or marine corps above colonel — compare company officer, field officer, flag officer

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  • General Officer Commanding the Forces (Canada) — The General Officer Commanding the Forces (Canada) was the most senior member of the Canadian Army from 1875 until 1904. Previously, the position was held by the Commander in Chief, North America. Subsequent to the withdrawal of the majority of… …   Wikipedia

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  • general officer — noun officers in the Army or Air Force or Marines above the rank of colonel • Topics: ↑military, ↑armed forces, ↑armed services, ↑military machine, ↑war machine • Hypernyms: ↑commissioned military officer …   Useful english dictionary

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