General is a high military rank, in most nations the highest rank, although some nations refer to high-ranking generals as marshals. The title general is used by land and sometimes air forces. In the navies of the world, the rank of full admiral is equivalent.
In the US military, a General of the Army wears five stars, a general wears four stars, a Brigadier General wears one star, a Lieutenant General wears three, and a Major General wears two.
General is also the title of the leader of the Salvation Army religous group.
See also: wiktionary definition of General. Comparative military ranks