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Major General

Major General is a military rank used in many countries. It is derieved from the older rank of "Sergeant Major General".

A Major General ranks immediately below a Lieutenant General and above a Brigadier General in the US Army and Brigadier in the British Army.

In the US Army, Marine Corps and Airforce a Major General is a two-star General. For insignia in the British Army see General.

A Major General is equivalent to a Rear Admiral (upper half) in the US Navy and Rear Admiral in the Royal Navy. Its equivalent rank in the Royal Air Force and airforces of many Commonwealth countries is Air Vice Marshal

In the Israeli Defence Forces a Major General is called Aluf and it is the second highest rank. It is followed by Rav Aluf (Lieutenant General or General).

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