brigadier general

noun

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

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After his confederate tenure, Castleman was pardoned by President Andrew Johnson and later became a brigadier general in the U.S. Army. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, "Arts group will file appeal to fight removal of Castleman statue in Cherokee Triangle," 10 June 2019 There, in 1780, he was made brigadier general and, working alongside Gen. Nathanael Greene, contributed mightily to the destruction of the British army in Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia. Alan Pell Crawford, WSJ, "‘Daniel Morgan: A Revolutionary Life’ Review: A Brawling Upstart and His Victory," 14 Dec. 2018 More ‘Word on the Street’ During the Civil War, the nickname was extended to a Confederate brigadier general, Daniel Frost, who set up a training base for the Missouri militia outside of St. Louis known as Camp Jackson. Ben Zimmer, WSJ, "The Evolution of ‘Kingpin,’ From Lawn Bowling to Drug Trafficking," 9 Nov. 2018 However, in April, Moe Yan Naing, a police captain called by the prosecution as a witness, admitted that a brigadier general had ordered police officers to meet the journalists and give them documents to entrap them. Jon Emont, WSJ, "Reporters Face Formal Charges in Myanmar for Investigation Into Rohingya Massacre," 9 July 2018 Isadore John Vaccarino, a retired brigadier general in the Maryland National Guard and former director of the Fifth Regiment Armory, died July 9 of vascular dementia at Gilchrist Hospice of Howard County. Jacques Kelly, baltimoresun.com, "Isadore John Vaccarino, retired National Guard commander, dies," 13 July 2018 He was demoted one rank, to brigadier general. Col. Richard Goldstein, New York Times, "Ernest Medina, Army Captain Acquitted in My Lai Massacre, Dies at 81," 13 May 2018 With me now, terrific group, retired army brigadier general, Antony Tata, also with me, Tom Rogan from the Washington Examiner, and my colleague Juan Williams, Fox's political analysist. Fox News, "Will Trump authorize a retaliation against the Assad regime?," 9 Apr. 2018 One of Carroll's sons, Thomas C. Carroll, reached the rank of brigadier general. Mark Thiessen, Anchorage Daily News, "Valdez honors Alaska Guardsmen killed in plane crash after 1964 earthquake," 23 June 2018

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1690, in the meaning defined above

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brigadier general

noun

English Language Learners Definition of brigadier general

: an officer in the U.S. Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps who is ranked above a colonel also : the rank of a brigadier general

brigadier general

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

Kids Definition of brigadier general

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

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