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List of generals of the Lithuanian Army

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List of generals of the Lithuanian Army includes people that were awarded the rank of general by the independent Republic of Lithuania in 1918–40 or since 1990.

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Interwar

There were 54 generals awarded the rank in interwar Lithuania. Seven of them earned their rank in foreign military, i.e. Imperial Russian Army, Russian White Army, and British Army. Four men earned rank of general in foreign military and served in the Lithuanian Army, but were not awarded the rank of general in Lithuania and are therefore not included in the list below.

On September 13, 1919, Lithuania established two ranks of generals – lieutenant general and general. On December 11, 1936, these ranks were changed to brigadier general, divisional general, and general. After the Soviet occupation of Lithuania on June 15, 1940, the Lithuanian Army was reorganized into the 179th Rifle and 184th Rifle Divisions of the Red Army and adopted Russian ranks.

Anti-Soviet resistance

Three men were posthumously awarded the rank of general for their contributions to the anti-Soviet Lithuanian Freedom Army and Lithuanian partisans in 1998. They did not serve in the Lithuanian Army as it ceased to exist in 1940.

Post-Soviet

On March 11, 1990, Lithuania declared independence from the Soviet Union. The reestablished Lithuanian Army initially had two general ranks (lieutenant general and general), but the system was changed in 1998 to three ranks: brigadier general, major general, lieutenant general. In the Lithuanian Naval Force, the equivalent ranks are viceadmiral and admiral.

References

List of generals of the Lithuanian Army Wikipedia


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