Major general

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Union Army major general rank insignia

A major general (or two-star general) is a rank in an army. It is between the ranks of lieutenant general and brigadier general. A major general usually commands a division.[1] It comes from the older rank of sergeant major general. The disappearance of the "sergeant" in the title explains the apparently confusing system whereby a lieutenant general outranks a major general (although a major outranks a lieutenant, a lieutenant outranks a sergeant-major.) A Major general is addressed as "general".[2]

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  1. "Army Major General". Military-Ranks.org. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  2. "Army Officer Ranks". Military.com. Retrieved 5 July 2016.