Brigade Commander


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Brigade Commander

 

(Russian acronym, kombrig), a military rank in the ground forces and the air force of the Red Army from 1935 to 1940.

The rank was established by a resolution on Sept. 22, 1935, of the Central Executive Committee and the Council of People’s Commissars of the USSR. The corresponding rank in the navy was captain first class and for the military-political personnel of the army and navy, brigade commissar. The rank of brigade commander was abolished on May 7, 1940.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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