These ranks may be considered to be equivalent to a full General or to a Field Marshal, depending on the army in question.While historically an army rank, General is also used in most air forces, although those based on the British Royal Air Force use Air Marshal instead, with Air Officer being the generic title.
During the Cold War, with the rise of the Strategic Air Command, it was proposed that General of the Air Force be reestablished and granted to senior Air Force generals, such as the commander of NORAD.
As a result, General of the Air Force can still be seen on modern insignia charts and it is still considered an official rank of the United States Air Force.
A major general is a high-ranking officer normally subordinate to a Lieutenant General and senior to a Brigadier General.
In countries that do not maintain the rank of Brigadier General, including much of Eastern Europe, Major General normally serves as the lowest General Officer rank.
Two more Korean cruises were made in USS Valley Forge in 1951-52, then USS Boxer and USS Lake Champlain in 1953.