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A NATO Lieutenant General's rank insignia


An officer of 3 star rank is a very senior commander in many of the armed services holding a rank described by the NATOmarker code of OF-8. The term is also used by some armed forces which are not NATO members. Typically, 3 star officers would hold the rank of Vice Admiral, Lieutenant General or in the case of those air forces with a separate rank structure, Air Marshal.

Australian 3 star ranks



Canadian 3 maple leaf ranks



The maple leaves appear with St. Edward's crown and crossed sabre and baton.

Before unification, the rank of Air Marshal was the 3 star equivalent for the RCAF.

United Kingdom 3 star ranks



United States 3 star ranks

An Army or Marine Corps Lieutenant General typically commands a corps-sized unit (20,000 to 45,000 soldiers), while an Air Force Lieutenant General commands a large Numbered Air Force consisting of several wings. Additionally, Lieutenant Generals of all services serve as high-level staff officers at various major command headquarters and The Pentagonmarker, often as the heads of their departments.

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