How to Address a Lieutenant General

Lieutenant General, USA, USMC, USAF

—-Envelope, official:

—-—-Lieutenant General (Full Name), USA/USAF/USMC
—-—-(Title/position)
—-—-(Address)

——–—-LTG (Full Name), USA
——–—-(Title/position)
——–—-(Address)

—-—-—-Lt Gen (Full Name), USAF
——–—-(Title/position)
——–—-(Address)

——–—-LtGen (Full Name), USMC
——–—-(Title/position)
——–—-(Address)

—-Envelope, social:
—-—-Lieutenant General (Full Name)
—-—-(Address)

—-Letter salutation:
—-—-Dear General (Surname):

—-Each service has service-specific abbreviations for its ranks. Both spelling out and using service-specific abbreviations are correct. If you are looking for more detailed information, look in my book: I get into it all there.

—-See also General, Major General and Brigadier General

— Robert Hickey

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How to Address a Retired Lieutenant General?

I would like to write a note of condolence to a retired Lt. General. What salutation do I use to start the letter with? How do I address the envelope? T
________________– Joan Gillman

Dear Ms. Gillman:

You need the social form for a note of condolence. For a social letter Department of Defense (DoD) guides suggest ‘full rank’ without the ‘branch of service’ or ‘Retired.’

—–Social envelope is the ‘full rank’:
—–—–Lieutenant General (Full Name)
—–—–(Address)


—–Salutation is the just the ‘basic rank’:
—–—–Dear General (Surname):

– Robert Hickey

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