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Army Promotion to O-10 General

A General is a General Officer in the United States Army at DoD paygrade O-10. This page describes how the Army determines who is eligible for the promotion list to General.

As with Lieutenant Generals, the rank of full General is tied to the positions in which officers holding the rank serve, making it ostensibly a temporary position but in most cases a terminal one.

At the recommendation of the Secretary of the Army and the Secretary of Defense, the Commander-in-Chief nominates general officers, who meet the requirements of performance and time in service, for appointment to the rank of General.

Such nominations are then approved or disapproved by the United States Senate. Those approved see the candidate officers receive the rank and title of General upon confirmation, in which position they serve until they leave the position that required the rank or retire from service in the US Army.

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