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History of the Army General Rank

A General is a General Officer in the United States Army at DoD paygrade O-10.

The rank and tile of a full General in the US Army is a tradition adopted by the United States when we declared independence from Britain.

It has survived to this day as a rank and grade in the United States Army.

Since its inception as a rank, it has been held on a temporary basis in according with positions that require such authority by regulation and organization.

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History of the Army

The Army is the oldest and most senior among the branches. The Army's heritage is traced back to the Revolutionary War, when each State of the Union had its own Army, lended to the command of General George Washington. Almost 250 years have passed, but the organizational structure and naming is largely the same. The Army is still divided into Divisions, Brigades, Regiments, Battalions, Companies, and Platoons.