Brigadier

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  • a general officer ranking below a major general

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  • a general officer ranking below a major general

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Brigadier Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Brigadier an army rank, the seniority of which depends on the country. In the British tradition, this officer commands a brigade, which is one-third of a division. As well as the British Army and the Royal Marines, this also applies to the Australian Army, the Indian Army, the New Zealand Army and the Pakistan Army. The rank is above Colonel and below Major-General. The badge on the uniform is three pips with a national symbol on top.

In other countries it is a non-commissioned rank (e.g. Spain, Italy, France, the Netherlands). Instead, these countries use Brigadier general as equivalent. All NATO forces use OF-6 as the equivalent rank.



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  • Brig. K J Jayaweera new Military Spokesman
    Brigadier K.J Jayaweera has been temporarily appointed as new Military Spokesman with immediate effect, in addition to his present duties at the Army Headquarters, the Army said. Read more on this news related to 'Brigadier'
  • Support Services Brigade urged to eschew crime
    Brigadier General Ransford Kwame Agbemasu (Rtd) has admonished personnel of the Support Services Brigade of the Armed Forces to refrain from social vices. Read more on this news related to 'Brigadier'
  • Son of Wirral war hero Brigadier Philip Toosey backs campaign to collect Japanese war mementoes
    Brigadier's Bridge over the River Kwai Samurai sword is reminder of prisoners' suffering says son Read more on this news related to 'Brigadier'

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