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Sweden
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Finland
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Brigadgeneral

Generalmajor is an officer's rank in Sweden and Finland, immediately above Brigadgeneral and below Generallöjtnant.

Finnish Defence Forces rank of Kenraalimajuri is comparable to Ranks of NATO armies officers as OF-7

Holders of the rank in Sweden

  • The Inspectors of the Army and Air Force hold this rank. As commanders of (respectively) the Army Tactical Staff and the Air Force Tactical Staff, they command all units within their respective areas of responsibility defined as being operational and active.
  • The commander of the Military Intelligence and Security Directorate "MUST".

History and related ranks

In Sweden, the equivalent Naval rank is Konteramiral

Origin - Middle Ages

The rank was originally a pure staff officers rank used for those who served a general. Those staff servants were named Sergeant Major Generals. The sergeant part was later dropped.

See also


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