Major general


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MAJOR GENERAL. A military officer, commanding a division or number of regiments; the next in rank below a lieutenant general.

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Cornish has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general.
RAWALPINDI -- The Inter-Services Public Relations on Wednesday announced the promotions of four major generals to lieutenant generals.
RAWALPINDI -- Four Major Generals Wednesday were promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General.
In another decree, Ayatollah Khamenei appointed Major General Salehi as new second-in-command for the Iranian Armed Forces' chief of staff upon a proposal by Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri.
In 1989 Major General Mahesh Senanayake volunteered for an inter unit transfer and joined the Regiment of Special Forces to hold the appointment of Squadron Commander of 1st Special Forces Regiment, and later on to command the 3rd Special Forces Regiment which was instrumental in introducing the LRRP concept to the Sri Lanka Army as the war for peace was taking a decisive turn.
Later, in 2015, Major General Sarfaraz Sattar was transferred to Sialkot as General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 8th Infantry Division, which is his present rank.
The Secretary-General paid tribute to Major General Lund's service with Unficyp, the first female Force Commander in the United Nations, "where her dedication, professionalism and leadership greatly contributed to the United Nations efforts in Cyprus.
In his speech on the occasion, Major General Staff Dr Obeid Al Ketbi welcomed the chairmen and members of the organising committees and the audience and conveyed the regards of Shaikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and his best wishes for success to all.
Every IG- SFF since 1963 has worn the uniform and badges of rank of a Major General because he commands troops," Uban said.
The recently appointed deputy chief of general staff for moral and orientation, Major General Martin Terento Kenyi, is also appointed commander of Eastern Equatoria Forces.
The seven generals are, Major General Benjamin Franklin Butler, Major General Nathaniel Prentice Banks, Major General Franz Sigel, Major General John Charles Fremont, Major General John Alexander McClernand, Major General Stephen Augustus Hurlbut, and Major General Lewis Wallace, the future governor of the New Mexico territory and author of Ben-Hur.
He announced the appointment of Major General Kristin Lund of Norway as the Force Commander of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).