I am not familiar with the bands a General can operate on. ( I know, I could look it up, but since I live in Canada it is not a requirement for me to know what bands you can use in the states)
But if you can operate 40 and 75 meters those are good rag chewing bands. If you want to chase DX go to the higher bands.
I operate a lot of digital and I find the low bands best for rag chewing. Same goes for SSB.
Glad you passed, good luck setting up your HF station!