brigadier generalbrigadier general
U.S. Mil. a military officer with an insignia of one star, ranking above a colonel and below a major general
- A commissioned rank in the US Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps that is above colonel and below major general.
- One who holds this rank.
(plural brigadier generals)
When used as a title, it is always capitalized.
- Example: Brigadier General John Doe.
The rank corresponds to pay grade O-7. Abbreviations: BG.