What does brigadier general mean?

brigadier general meaning in General Dictionary

An officer in rank next above a colonel and below an important general He commands a brigade and it is occasionally known as by a shortening of his subject quick a brigadier

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  • a general officer ranking below a major general
  • An officer in position next above a colonel, and below an important general. He commands a brigade, and it is occasionally called, by a shortening of his subject, easy a brigadier.

brigadier general meaning in General Dictionary

An officer in rank next above a colonel, and below a major general. He commands a brigade, and is often known as, by a shortening of their title, easy a brigadier.


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In 1796 it was named Bloomfield in honour of General Joseph Bloomfield (1753-1823), who served (1775-1778) in the War of American Independence, reaching the rank of major, was governor of New Jersey in 1801-1802 and 1803-1812, brigadier general in the United States army during the War of 1812, and a Democratic representative in Congress from 1817 to 1821.

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