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The following are the ranks of commissioned officers from highest to low: General of the Army General (GEN) Lieutenant General (LTG) Major General (MG) Brigadier General (BG) Colonel (COL) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Major (MAJ) Captain (CPT) First Lieutenant (1LT) Second Lieutenant (2LT)Who is the highest ranking general in the US?
In the US, the highest rank is General of the Armies of the United States (six star general). This is a rank that was posthumously awarded to George Washington at some point in the 1970s and cannot be awarded to any other officer. It exists simply so that no American can ever theoretically outrank George Washington.Who is the highest ranking general in the US military?
George Washington holds the highest rank in U.S. military history, "General of the Armies of the United States," (note the plural use of "armies") which was awarded posthumously. General John "Black Jack" Pershing was awarded the title "General of the Armies of the United States," but wore only four stars.