A general officer, commonly kent as general, is an officer o heich militar ranks, uisually in the airmy, an in some naitions, the air force. The term is widely uised bi mony naitions o the warld, an when a kintra uises a different term, thare is an equivalent teetle gien.
The term "general" is uised in twa ways: as the generic teetle for aw grades o general officer; an as a specific rank. Syne the late twentiet century, the rank o general is uisually the heichest active rank o a militar nae at war.
- In the Unitit States, general officers authorized tae display a flag shawin their rank are cried "flag officers". Refer: "Flag officer – Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster ..." Cite journal requires
|journal=(help)[deid airtin]. In ither naitions the term "flag officer" uisually applies tae admirals.