United States Air Force - O-10 General of the Air Force
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Air Force General of the Air Force - Rank Details
General of the Air Force (GAF)
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What are a General of the Air Force's Responsibilities?
The General of the Air Force is the five-star general rank and was the highest rank possible until it was retired. It is equivalent to the rank of General of the Army in the Army and fleet admiral in the Navy and Coast Guard. The GAF was responsible for the operations and mission of the Air Force during wartime.
No officer has ever worn the five-star rank while on active duty. This is quite different from the other services where several flag officers have indeed worn the equivalent rank. Many have argued that some positions within the Air Force such as MAJCOM commanders should have the five-star rank. However, this idea never took off and proved unnecessary in the end.
Changing situations in the future may require the reinstatement for the five-star rank though.
What is a General of the Air Force's Paygrade?
A General of the Air Force is considered a General Officer, with a paygrade of O-10.
On this page you can learn more about a General of the Air Force's payscale, the process of becoming a General of the Air Force, and the history of the rank in the United States Air Force.
Air Force General of the Air Force Pay Calculator
Starting pay for a General of the Air Force is $16,025.10 per month. You can use the simple calculator below to see basic and drill pay for a General of the Air Force, or visit our Air Force pay calculator for a more detailed salary estimate.
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Equivalent Ranks to an Air Force General of the Air Force
A General of the Air Force is a General Officer, with a military paygrade of O-10.
The table below lists the equivalent ranks of an Air Force General of the Air Force, and their insignia, in the other four branches of the United States' Armed Services.