10 U.S. Code § 3282 - General officers: title of office

An officer holding an appointment as a general officer in the Regular Army may be called a general officer in the Regular Army. In addition, a general officer of the Regular Army in the Medical Corps, Dental Corps, Veterinary Corps, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, or the Chaplains, may be called a general officer of that branch.


(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 181.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
3282 10:506(b) (less 2d sentence). Aug. 7, 1947, ch. 512, § 502(b) (less 2d sentence), 61 Stat. 884.

The words “may be called” are substituted for the words “shall be known as” and “may be specifically referred to”. The words “of that branch” are substituted for the enumeration of branches.


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