Colonel General

Colonel general is a senior rank of general. North Korea and Russia are two countries which have used the rank extensively throughout their histories. A rank sometimes erroneously translated as "colonel general" is also closely associated with Germany, where Generaloberst has been a rank above the full General and a rank below Generalfeldmarschall.

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Chief Of The General Staff (Ukraine) - Chiefs - Ukrainian Armed Forces
... the reorganization of the Soviet Kiev Military District when its head, Colonel General Viktor Chechevatov, refused pledge his allegiance to people of Ukraine ... Lieutenant General Hryhoryi Zhyvytsia - December 1991 - June 1992 Colonel General Vasyl Sobkov - June 1992 - September 1992 Colonel General Anatoliy Lopata - January 1993 - August 1996 ...
Colonel General - Vietnam
... In Vietnam, the rank of colonel general is known as thượng tướng (literally "senior lieutenant general"), equivalent to a three star general and admiral ... tướng is senior to trung tướng (usually translated as "lieutenant general") and junior to đại tướng (usually translated as "general") ...
Mestre De Camp
... a military rank in the Ancien Régime of France, equivalent to colonel ... A mestre de camp commanded a regiment and was under the authority of a Colonel General, who commanded all the regiments in one "arme" ... When the role of infantry colonel general was abolished in 1661, the mestre de camp took the title of colonel ...
Generalship - All General Officer Ranks - Common Systems
... There are two common systems of general ranks ... The general officer ranks are named by prefixing "general", as an adjective, with field officer ranks, although in some countries the highest general ... The other is derived from the French Revolution, where generals' ranks are named according to the unit they (theoretically) command ...
Maître De Camp
... was a military rank in the Ancien Régime of France, equivalent to colonel ... A mestre de camp commanded a regiment and was under the authority of a Colonel General, who commanded all the regiments in one "arme" ... When the role of infantry colonel general was abolished in 1661, the mestre de camp took the title of colonel ...

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    Chinese proverb.

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