An officer in the US Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps ranking above colonel.
Any officer above a colonel in rank.
General-officer Sentence Examples
He was the son of a general officer in the Sardinian army who was killed at the battle of Mondovi in 1796.
Francis, seventh Lord Howard of Effingham, was created earl of Effingham in 1731, a title extinct in 1816 with the fourth earl, but revived again in 1837 for the eleventh baron, who had served as a general officer in the Peninsular campaign, the great-grandfather of the present peer.
Alexander Ivanovich (1769-1825) served with distinction under his relative Suvarov in the Turkish Wars, and took part as a general officer in the Italian and Swiss operations of 1799, and in the war against Napoleon in Poland in 1806-1807 (battle of Heilsberg).
He is a general officer and at the head of his department of the War Office, which is charged with all duties relative to personnel.
He was later appointed a general officer of the Confederacy, and assigned to the command of the Army of the Shenandoah, being opposed by the Federal army under Patterson.