- 1 star rank
An officer of 1 star rank is a senior commander in many of the armed services holding a rank described by the
NATOcode of OF-6. The term is also used by some armed forces which are not NATO members. Typically, 1 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.
Australian 1 star ranks
Royal Australian Navy1 star rank)
Australian Army1 star rank)
*Air Commodore (
Royal Australian Air Force1 star rank)
Canadian 1 maple leaf ranks
Canadian ForcesMaritime Command 1 star rank)
Canadian ForcesAir Command and Land Forces Command 1 star rank)
The maple leaf appears with St. Edward's crown and crossed sabre and baton.
Before unification, the rank of
Air Commodorewas the 1 star rank equivalent for the RCAFand Brigadierfor the Canadian Army.
United Kingdom 1 star ranks
Royal Navy1 star rank)
Brigadier( British Armyand Royal Marines1 star rank)
Air Commodore( Royal Air Force1 star rank) [ [http://www.rafweb.org/Glossary.htm RAF Glossary] ]
United States 1 star ranks
*Rear Admiral (lower half) (
United States Navy, Coast Guard, Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps1 star rank)
Brigadier General( United States Army, Marines and Air Force 1 star rank)
In the modern naval services of Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany and Sweden, the 1 star rank is
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