The General has served in the army for many years. The soldiers know him and trust him. Even on the ships in his presence the work goes faster and doesn't seem heavy.

+2% speed fleet. From 15 levels +25% speed and fuel economy when you travel between solar systems where your own Alliance stations are situated (covered by the bonus from Alliance network).
The maximum level is 15 (with the order +5, which is available from level 10th).