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For the use of this One-star rank in other countries, see Brigadier general.
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Brigadegeneral
HD S Kragenspiegel Gen R.svg HD H 61 Brigadegeneral.svg LD B 61 Brigadegeneral.svg
Rank insignia German officer rank
Introduction 1956
Rank group General officers
Army / Air Force Brigadegeneral
Navy Flottillenadmiral
NATO
equivalent
OF-6
Army Brigadier general
Air force Air commodore
Navy Commodore

Brigadegeneral, short BrigGen, (en: brigadier general) is the lowest general officer rank in the armed forces of Germany (Bundeswehr), e.g. Heer, and Luftwaffe.

Rank[edit | edit source]

The rank is rated OF-6 in NATO, and is grade B6 in the pay rules of the Federal Ministry of Defence. It is equivalent to Flottillenadmiral in the German Navy or to Generalarzt, Generalapotheker and Admiralarzt in the Zentraler Sanitätsdienst der Bundeswehr.

Rank insignia[edit | edit source]

On the shoulder straps (Heer, Luftwaffe) there is one golden pip (star) in golden oak leaves.

Heer Luftwaffe
junior Rank
Oberst
Bundeswehr Logo Heer with lettering.svg Bundeswehr Logo Luftwaffe with lettering.svg

(German officer rank)
Brigadegeneral

senior Rank
Generalmajor

See also[edit | edit source]

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