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A NATO 1 star general's rank insignia

An officer of 1 star rank is a senior commander in many of the armed services holding a rank described by the NATO code 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.

Officers of 1 star rank are either the most junior of the flag, general and air officer ranks, or are not considered to hold the distinction at all. Specifically, in many navies, 1 star officers are not considered to be flag officers, although this is not always the case. The army and air force rank of brigadier general is, by definition, a general officer rank. However, the equivalent rank of brigadier is usually not designated as a general officer. The air force rank of air commodore is always considered to be an air officer rank.

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Australian 1 star ranks

Canadian 1 maple leaf ranks

The maple leaf appears with St. Edward's crown and crossed sabre and baton.

Before unification, the rank of Air Commodore was the 1 star rank equivalent for the RCAF and Brigadier for the Canadian Army.

Indian 1 star ranks

Pakistan 1 star ranks

United Kingdom 1 star ranks

United States 1 star ranks

Flotilla admiral

In the modern naval services of Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany and Sweden, the 1 star rank is flotilla admiral.

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