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Air marshal

an air force officer of a rank comparable to an army lieutenant general.
Contemporary Examples

Only 24 hours earlier, air marshal Houston had put the size of the search area at 18,000 square miles.
Ocean Shield, the Ship That Saved the Search for MH370 Clive Irving April 10, 2014

air marshal Houston was careful to make it clear that, however encouraging, the ping detections were not in itself enough.
Can Anyone Find MH370 If It’s in a Million Pieces? Clive Irving April 8, 2014

a senior Royal Air Force officer of equivalent rank to a vice admiral in the Royal Navy
a Royal Australian Air Force officer of the highest rank
a Royal New Zealand Air Force officer of the highest rank when chief of defence forces
a person employed to travel as an armed guard on commercial flights to protect against hijacking

an armed federal agent who is on flights for airliner protection, esp. as an anti-terrorist measure

There are air marshals on international flights.


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