Army Lieutenant GeneralO-9 General Officer, U.S. Army
O-9 Lieutenant General - General Officer - U.S. Army Ranks
Lieutenant General is a three-star General Officer rank, one pay grade above the highest permanent rank of Major General. Lieutenant General is a temporary position reserved for times of war, and expires with the end of the general's active tour of duty, usually 3 to 5 years. A Lieutenant General commands a corps-sized units of 20,000 to 45,000 soldiers, or occasionally as a senior staff officer or department head in various domestic and overseas headquarters.
Lieutenant General is the 27th rank in the United States Army , ranking above Major General and directly below General. A lieutenant general is a General Officer at DoD paygrade O-9, with a starting monthly pay of $16,445.
What is the proper way to address a Lieutenant General?
The correct way to address a Lieutenant General named Mr. Garelick is "General Garelick", or written as LTG Garelick. In formal situations, a Lieutenant General should always be addressed by their full rank.
How much does a Lieutenant General earn?
Basic pay for an entry-level Lieutenant General with Over 20 years of experience is $16,444.80 per month.
A Lieutenant General receives an automatic raise to their basic pay every one to two years. Basic pay is only a small percentage of a Lieutenant General's final compensation package.
In addition to a monthly basic pay salary, a Army Lieutenant General may be eligible for multiple types of allowances and bonus pay including education allowance, retirement benefits, hostile fire pay, housing allowance, and more.
For full details on the Army's Lieutenant General compensation and retirement plan, visit the 2023 Army Lieutenant General Pay Chart. A full table of the Army's current paygrades are available at the Army Pay Chart.
Military Occupational Specialties for Army's O-9 Lieutenant General
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Equivalent Ranks to the Army's O-9 Lieutenant General
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The Government civilian-employee equivalent of a Lieutenant General is paid under the General Schedule payscale. For more details, see this Army rank to GS grade conversion table .
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