Number of brigadier generals

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How many brigadier generals are there?

230 in the Army, 208 in the Air Force and 60 in the Marine Corps

Not too many people know that a brigadier general, abbreviated BG, in the United States Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps, is a one-star general officer, with the pay grade of O-7.  Moreover, it is important to know that the brigadier general ranks above a colonel and below major general.  Keep in mind that there are 230 brigadier generals for the Army, 208 brigadier generals for the Air Force and 60 brigadier generals for the Marine Corps.  It is important to mention the fact that defense may increase the number of general slots in one branch.


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