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Friday 24th October 2014
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Why is a Lieutenant General higher than a Major General?

Question

Miltary ranks: A Lieutenant is a lower rank than a Major, so why is a Lieutenant General a higher rank than a Major General?
George, Basildon

Answer

Name: Dan, Luton
Qualification: I was in the Army and I asked about it.
Answer: The rank of Major General, used to be Sergeant Major General, but was shortened. And Sergeant Major is below Lieutenant.