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

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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,, "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 Appointed brigadier general at 61 years old, Otis sailed to the Philippines. Joe Mozingo,, "Visionaries and scoundrels made the Los Angeles Times, which returns to local ownership after 18 years," 17 June 2018 Of these, there are ten generals, fifty lieutenant generals, 121 major generals, and 133 brigadier generals. Zoe Szathmary, Fox News, "US Army by the numbers," 13 June 2018 Pratt was a brigadier general on June 6, 1944, the first day of the Allied invasion of Normandy. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The highest-ranking U.S. soldier killed on D-Day in Normandy was a University of Wisconsin alum," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of brigadier general

1690, in the meaning defined above

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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

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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