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The General Officer Commanding (GOC) is the usual title given in the armies of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth (and some other, such as in Ireland) nations to a General Officer who holds a command appointment. Thus, a General might be the GOC British II Corps or GOC British 7th Armoured Division. A General Officer heading a particularly large or important command, such as Middle East Command or the Allied Armies in Italy, may be called a General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C).
The equivalent term for naval officers is Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) and that for Air Force officers is Air Officer Commanding (AOC). In the United States Armed Forces, the equivalent is Commanding General (CG).
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