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Army Promotion to O-9 Lieutenant General

A Lieutenant General is a General Officer in the United States Army at DoD paygrade O-9. This page describes how the Army determines who is eligible for the promotion list to Lieutenant General.

As noted above, the rank of Lieutenant General is one tied to positions that require an officer with the authority that the rank of LTG provides.

The President of the United States nominates—often at the recommendation of the Secretary of the Army and the Secretary of Defense—general officers, who meet the requirements of performance and time in service, of either the MG or BG rank, though more often the MG rank, for appointment to the rank of Lieutenant General.

Nominees must then have their appointments confirmed by a majority vote in the US Senate before they can official take on the rank and grade of LTG.

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