For the similarly named rank, please see generalmajor.

Major general was a military rank, the equivalent of which was used by the service organizations of many civilizations. As a traditional army flag officer grade, major general was a junior level general rank of a fighting organization, traditionally between the grades of brigadier and lieutenant general. In comparison to naval ranking systems, this rank was equivalent to the naval rear admiral rank.

This grade existed in some form in many Earth militaries, including that of Old Britain. Dr. Beverly Crusher once convinced Geordi La Forge to attempt to sing "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General", a song from the 19th century operetta The Pirates of Penzance. (TNG: "Disaster"; ST: "Q&A")


Background information

According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 2, p. 9), major general was a rank in the Military Assault Command Operations in the 2150s. The insignia for this rank was on display in a diagram of MACO rank and insignia.

According to unseen background material created for Star Trek Generations, Georges Picard was a major general who worked for UESPA in 2161.

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