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General was a senior military rank. On Earth, it was the rank above Brigadier. (PROSE: The Dying Days, TV: Spearhead from Space, et al.)

Named generals[]


Mark Antony was a co-leader of Rome. (PROSE: The Last Pharaoh)

R. Asquith was the Chief of the Defence Staff. (TV: Aliens of London / World War Three)

George Carrington was a British military officer and the head of the Space Security Department. (TV: Ambassadors of Death)

Chellak was the leader of the troop sent to Androzani Minor to force out Sharaz Jek. (TV: The Caves of Androzani)

Cheng Teik was a Chinese army officer and the Chinese delegate to the World Peace Conference. (TV: The Mind of Evil)

Cobb was a general encountered by the Tenth DoctorDonna and later Martha on the planet Messaline.  (TV: The Doctor's Daughter)

Cutler was the American military officer in command of the Snowcap base in Antarctica. (TV: The Tenth Planet)

Finch was an officer in the British Army.  (TV: Invasion of the Dinosaurs)

Nikolai Hermack was a long-time Space Corps officer.  (TV: The Space Pirates)

Hindenberg was a German general during World War I. He commanded the Germans at the battle of Tannenberg. (PROSE: Illegal Alien)

Reginald Hemmings was a general who covered for Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart when he was in Oslo in 1979. (AUDIO: The Valley of Death)

Adrienne Kramer was the leader of the United States division of UNIT in the 1990s and 2000s. (PROSE: Vampire Science)

Mariah Learman was the ruler of New Britain sometime in the 2050s. (AUDIO: The Time of the Daleks)

Matt Robinson worked for the Ministry of Defence. (PROSE: The Secret Lives of Monsters)

Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart was promoted to general but was still referred to as Brigadier. (PROSE: The Dying Days)

Maxwell-Lennon was a general working for UNIT. (COMIC: Doomcloud)

Raymar was an Egyptian general. (PROSE: The Last Pharaoh)

Stillmun was the leader of the Luminus expedition to colonise Olleril. (PROSE: Tragedy Day)

Otto Strasser was the commanding officer of the Britischer Freikorps in an alternate timeline. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Exodus)

Tchike was a member of UNISYC. (PROSE: Alien Bodies)

John Williams was an Earth military officer and military advisor to the President of Earth, (TV: Frontier in Space, PROSE: Doctor Who and the Space WarDora, (AUDIO: The Transcendence of Ephros) in the year 2540. (TV: Frontier in Space)

Xiaolian was a high-ranking official in the Chinese army. She led the Chinese forces stationed in Turmezistan. (TV: The Pyramid at the End of the World)

Time Lord[]

The General led the War Council of Gallifrey during the Last Great Time War. (TV: The Day of the Doctor, Hell Bent)

Historians who had studied the Time War believed that the Master had been awarded the rank of general upon his resurrection. (PROSE: Dalek: The Astounding Untold History of the Greatest Enemies of the Universe)


Fakrid was a general of the Chelonian military at Vaagon. (PROSE: The Highest Science)

Jafrid was a general of the Chelonian military at the battle on Barclow. (PROSE: The Well-Mannered War)


Grugger was the leader of a group of Gaztak mercenaries. (TV: Meglos)

Ice Warrior[]

Azznesh Azzar was a New Mars delegate for the Queen Bastrovan peace conference. (AUDIO: The Dance of the Dead)


Orryx was the commander of the loba forces in their war with human colonists on Lobos. (PROSE: The Good Doctor)


Ironicus was the robot regent of an alternate Earth where Rome never fell, and the general of its Iron Legion.  (COMIC: Doctor Who and the Iron Legion)


Staal of the Tenth Sontaran Battle Fleet was a general during the Sontaran invasion of Earth in 2009. (TV: The Sontaran Stratagem / The Poison Sky)

War Lord[]

Smythe was the name used by one of the War Lords when he posed as a general in the British Army in their simulated version of World War I. (TV: The War Games)


Orlo was a Zerugian who, as a gift, gave a duplicate of the Mortal Mirror to mark the beginning of the negotiations.  (PROSE: Martha in the Mirror)

Unnamed species[]

Sholakh was the aide to the Graff Vynda-K. (TV: The Ribos Operation)

Nor-Din was a military leader native to Anhaut. (COMIC: The Return of the Daleks)

Unnamed generals[]

A General was a survivor of an age-old conflict on a planet. (COMIC: The Last Soldier)