France, Italy, Spain
The division general is the equivalent of the two-star rank (OF-7) in the land forces of the NATO countries France ( général de division ), Italy ( generale di divisione ) and Spain ( general de división ). In France and some francophone countries, the three-star general général de division usually leads a division and ranks above the général de brigade and below the général de corps d'armée . For Spanish medical officers , the rank is called General de División Médico .
From 1980 to 2002 the rank was also officially in use in the Austrian Armed Forces .
In the Austro-Hungarian Army , the commanders of divisions - regardless of their charge, they were mostly major-general or field marshal lieutenant - bore the title of "division officer" to designate their position.
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There are similar rank designations in other countries, for example in Poland. There the division general ( Polish: Generał dywizji - gen.dyw. ) In the Polish armed forces is the third highest military rank or grade to which an officer can be promoted in peacetime. The rank is comparable to the major general in other NATO forces.
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Divisionär (Div; divisionnaire, divisionario) is the degree designation for the two-star rank (OF-7) of the rank group of senior staff officers in the Swiss Army . Until 1977, the degree was referred to as a Colonel Division . In dealings with foreign countries, the divisional officer is referred to as a major general (Maj Gen). NATO code: OF-7. In the Swiss Army, the rank badge shows two stars framed with gold laurel leaves on the armpit loops and a laurel wreath with a narrow stripe on the upper edge of the uniform cap.
Officer rank of division general
Higher rank of
Classification: crews - NCOs - senior NCOs - subaltern officers - captains - staff officers - senior staff officers - commander in chief of the army
All ranks at a glance: degrees of the Swiss Army
From 1935 to 1940 the name KomDiw was the abbreviation for Komandir diwisii ( Russian Комдив / Командир дивизии ; English commander of the division / division commander , German division commander, division leader or division commander ) a Soviet general rank and corresponded to the rank of Lieutenant General OF-7.
- Swiss Armed Forces pay table ( memento from April 20, 2009 in the Internet Archive ): accessed on March 13, 2016.
- designations and ranking "Red Workers 'and Peasants' Army" (RABA) according to Decree No. 2590 "Central Executive Committee of the USSR" and "Council of People's Commissars" of September 22, 1935. Further regulations and stipulations for land forces and navy of the RABA were made according to Decree No. 2591.