One-star rank


One-star rank
A NATO one-star general's rank insignia

An officer of one-star rank is a senior commander in many of the armed services holding a rank described by the NATO code of OF-6. The term is also used by some armed forces which are not NATO members. Typically, one-star officers would hold the rank of commodore, flotilla admiral, brigadier general, brigadier, or in the case of those air forces with a separate rank structure, air commodore.

Officers of one-star rank are either the most junior of the flag, general and air officer ranks, or are not considered to hold the distinction at all. Specifically, in many navies, one-star officers are not considered to be flag officers, although this is not always the case. The army and air force rank of brigadier general is, by definition, a general officer rank. However, the equivalent rank of brigadier is usually not designated as a general officer. The air force rank of air commodore is always considered to be an air-officer rank.

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Australian one-star ranks

Australian commodore shoulder board

Canadian 1–maple leaf ranks

The maple leaf appears with St. Edward's crown and crossed sabre and baton.

Before unification in 1968, the rank of air commodore was the one-star rank equivalent for the Royal Canadian Air Force and brigadier for the Canadian Army.

Indian one-star ranks

Pakistani one-star ranks

British one-star ranks

US one-star ranks

Flotilla admiral

In the modern naval services of Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany and Sweden, the one-star rank is flotilla admiral.

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