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O-7 Brigadier General - U.S. Army Ranks

Army Brigadier General
Army O-7 Brigadier General Army Military Ranks
Class General Officer
Abbr. BG
Title General (last name)
Paygrade O-7 (DoD Paygrade)
OF-6 (NATO Code)
Basic Pay $8,438/mo

A Brigadier General is a one-star General Officer grade rank, and 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 soldiers, and assists in overseeing the tactical planning and coordination of division operations.

Brigadier General is the 25th rank in the United States Army , 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 $8,438.

What is the proper way to address a Brigadier General?

The correct way to address a Brigadier General named Mr. Jones is "General Jones", or written as BG Jones. 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 2 or less years of experience is $8,438.10 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 Army Brigadier General may be eligible for multiple types of allowances and bonus pay including housing allowance, retirement benefits, personal money allowance, clothing allowance, and more.

For full details on the Army's Brigadier General compensation and retirement plan, visit the 2017 Army Brigadier General Pay Chart. A full table of the Army's current paygrades are available at the Army Pay Chart.

Equivalent Ranks to the Army's O-7 Brigadier General

To learn more about the Army's rank structure, see our complete list of Army ranks.

The Government civilian-employee equivalent of a Brigadier General is paid under the General Schedule payscale. For more details, see this Army rank to GS grade conversion table .

To see a list of military medals and decorations that can be earned by servicemembers in the Army and other branches of the military, see our list of military decorations and medals.