United States Army - O-10 General of the Army

O-10 General of the Army

Yearly Base Pay

$197,302

Monthly Base Pay

$16,441.80

Hourly Base Pay *

$102.76

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General of the Army (GA)

Classification General Officer
Abbreviation GA
NATO Code OF-10
Service United States Army
Address General (last name)
What are a General of the Army's Responsibilities?

Only nine soldiers in US Army history have ever held the rank of General of the Army.

The rank, grade, and position of General of the Army is only conferred upon the most qualified of soldiers—demonstrated by excellence across a career in leadership, tactics, and techniques—in a time of need in war when the Commander-in-Chief feels such position is of value or is necessary to protecting the interests of the United States.

Generals of the Army are the highest-ranking soldier in the Army, equaled by no one.

They hold command of all the units in the Army, deciding how to deploy them to best achieve the ultimate mission of the United States Army, destroy the enemies of the United States to protect its interests and preserve the way of life enshrined in its Constitution.

What is a General of the Army's Paygrade?

A General of the Army is considered a General Officer, with a paygrade of O-10.

On this page you can learn more about a General of the Army's payscale, the process of becoming a General of the Army, and the history of the rank in the United States Army.

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Starting pay for a General of the Army is $16,441.80 per month. You can use the simple calculator below to see basic and drill pay for a General of the Army, or visit our Army pay calculator for a more detailed salary estimate.


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Equivalent Ranks to an Army General of the Army

A General of the Army is a General Officer, with a military paygrade of O-10.

The table below lists the equivalent ranks of an Army General of the Army, and their insignia, in the other four branches of the United States' Armed Services.


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