brigadier general


Definition of brigadier general

: a commissioned officer in the army, air force, or marine corps who ranks above a colonel and whose insignia is one star

Examples of brigadier general in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kryvyi Rih is the hometown of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who visited Friday to meet with Vilkul and the brigadier general who commands troops in the region. Arkansas Online, 10 July 2022 Among the glass ceilings shattered by Vaught include being the first woman deployed to a Strategic Air Command unit and the first woman promoted to brigadier general in the comptroller career field, according to the Air Force. Howard Koplowitz |, al, 7 July 2022 On Sunday, March 7, 1965, John Lewis, then the organization’s 25-year-old chair, began leading 600 marchers across the Edmund Pettus Bridge—a crossing out of Selma and over the Alabama River named for a Confederate brigadier general. Nathan Heller, Vogue, 22 June 2022 Several top officials, including a brigadier general who led the mission for several months, have resigned or been replaced. Rachel Monroe, The New Yorker, 26 Apr. 2022 She is demoted from brigadier general to colonel by President Bush after an extensive investigation and is cited for two of four allegations against her, dereliction of duty and shoplifting. CNN, 11 Mar. 2022 When the Spanish-American War erupted, Otis wangled a brigadier general appointment from now-commander in chief McKinley, and returned from the Philippines as a major general. Los Angeles Times, 15 Feb. 2022 He was later moved to the defense ministry and named brigadier general in the Sandinista Army. New York Times, 16 Feb. 2022 In a late night address posted on his Facebook page Thursday night, Mr. Zelensky named the men as Andriy O. Naumov and Serhiy Kryvoruchko, who had both held the rank of brigadier general. New York Times, 1 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of brigadier general

1690, in the meaning defined above

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brigadier general

brig·​a·​dier general | \ ˌbri-gə-ˈdir- \

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: a commissioned officer in the army, air force, or marine corps ranking above a colonel


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