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'''General officer commanding''' ('''GOC''') is the usual title given in the armies of [[Commonwealth of Nations|Commonwealth]] (and some other) nations to a [[general officer]] who holds a command appointment. Thus, a general might be the GOC [[II Corps (United Kingdom)|II Corps]] or GOC [[British 7th Armoured Division|7th Armoured Division]]. A general officer heading a particularly large or important command may be called a '''general officer commanding-in-chief''' ('''GOC-in-C''').
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'''General officer commanding''' ('''GOC''') is the usual title given in the armies of Commonwealth (and some other) nations to a [[general officer]] who holds a command appointment. Thus, a general might be the GOC [[II Corps (United Kingdom)|II Corps]] or GOC [[British 7th Armoured Division|7th Armoured Division]]. A general officer heading a particularly large or important command may be called a '''general officer commanding-in-chief''' ('''GOC-in-C''').
   
 
The equivalent term for air force officers is [[air officer commanding]]. In the United States Armed Forces, the equivalent is [[Commanding officer|commanding general]].
 
The equivalent term for air force officers is [[air officer commanding]]. In the United States Armed Forces, the equivalent is [[Commanding officer|commanding general]].
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General officer commanding (GOC) is the usual title given in the armies of Commonwealth (and some other) nations to a general officer who holds a command appointment. Thus, a general might be the GOC II Corps or GOC 7th Armoured Division. A general officer heading a particularly large or important command may be called a general officer commanding-in-chief (GOC-in-C).

The equivalent term for air force officers is air officer commanding. In the United States Armed Forces, the equivalent is commanding general.

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