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Army General of the Army

O-10 General Officer, U.S. Army
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O-10 General of the Army - U.S. Army Ranks

Army General of the Army
Army O-10 General of the Army Army Military Ranks
Class General Officer
Abbr. GA
Title General (last name)
Paygrade O-10 (DoD Paygrade)
OF-10 (NATO Code)
Basic Pay $15,583/mo

General is a four-star General Officer rank, and the highest rank attainable by an officer besides the wartime-only General of the Army rank. The Army can have a maximum of seven four-star generals at any one time, with several of these slots filled permanently, like the Army Chief of Staff, who is a four-star general. A General typically has over 30 years of Army experience, and commands all operations taking place within their geographical area.

A four-star general is nominated for office by the President, and must be confirmed for duty by the Senate before they may begin their term of service. All four-star general ranks are temporary, and are tied to the positions held by the General. Four-star generals must retire after 40 years of service or after their 64th birthday, although this deadline can be extended by the Army Chief of Staff or the President.

General of the Army is the 29th rank in the United States Army , ranking above General. A general of the army is a General Officer at DoD paygrade O-10, with a starting monthly pay of $15,583.

What is the proper way to address a General of the Army?

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

How much does a General of the Army earn?

Basic pay for an entry-level General of the Army with Over 20 years of experience is $15,583.20 per month.

A General of the Army receives an automatic raise to their basic pay every one to two years. Basic pay is only a small percentage of a General of the Army's final compensation package.

In addition to a monthly basic pay salary, a Army General of the Army may be eligible for multiple types of allowances and bonus pay including food allowance, hazard pay, retirement benefits, and more.

For full details on the Army's General of the Army compensation and retirement plan, visit the 2017 Army General of the Army 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-10 General of the Army

Air Force General - Equivalent to General of the Army
Air Force
General
Coast Guard Admiral - Equivalent to General of the Army
Coast Guard
Admiral
Marine Corps General - Equivalent to General of the Army
Marine Corps
General

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

The Government civilian-employee equivalent of a General of the Army 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.