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- (military) A military officer who commands a brigade.
- (US, military) A one star general.
- (military) A military rank between colonel and the second lowest general rank or major general, having an O7 NATO rank scale equivalency
When used as a title, it is always capitalized.
- Example: Brigadier General John Doe.
The rank corresponds to pay grade O-7. Abbreviations: BG.
an officer commanding a brigade