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Marine Corps Brigadier General

O-7 General Officer, U.S. Marine Corps
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Marine Corps O-7 Brigadier General

Class General Officer
Abbr. BGen
Title General (last name)
Paygrade O-7 (DoD Paygrade)
OF-7 (NATO Code)
Salary $7919.10/mo

What is a Brigadier General?

A Brigadier General is a one-star General Officer grade rank in the USMC, the lowest-ranking of the General Officer ranks. A Brigadier General serves as the advisor and Deputy Commander to a Major General commanding a division-sized unit of 10,000 to 15,000 Marines, and assists in overseeing the tactical planning and coordination of division operations.

All brigadier generals in the Marine Corps must retire after five years in grade or thirty years of service, whichever is later, unless selected or appointed for promotion, or reappointed to grade to serve longer.

Brigadier General is the 25th rank in the United States Marine Corps, ranking above Colonel and directly below Major General. A brigadier general is a General Officer at DoD paygrade O-7, with a starting monthly pay of $7919.10.

What is the proper way to address a Brigadier General?

The correct way to address a Brigadier General named Mr. Gutierrez is "General Gutierrez", or written as BGen Gutierrez. In formal situations, a Brigadier General should always be addressed by their full rank.

How much does a Brigadier General earn?

Basic pay for an entry-level Brigadier General with no years of experience is $7,919.10 per month. A Brigadier General receives an automatic raise to their basic pay every one to two years.

Basic pay is only a small percentage of a Brigadier General's final compensation package. In addition to a monthly basic pay salary, a Marine Corps Brigadier General may be eligible for multiple types of allowances and bonus pay including housing allowance, education allowance, food allowance, retirement benefits, and more.

For full details on the Marine Corps' Brigadier General compensation and retirement plan, visit the 2014 Marine Corps Brigadier General Pay Chart. A full table of the Marine Corps' current paygrades are available at the Marine Corps Pay Chart.

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