It took some exploring of my own to figure out the issue of the "journal" feats...but here's what I discovered to my relief.
The General (and other feats) found in the Journal Tab are only recorded and kept while in a mission (or during freeplay). The moment you enter the reward screen to tally your feats, xp, and alliance bonus....the journal menu resets to zero. Its just a tracking system for the live gameplay....anything you complete will be rewarded per expedition. Take a look at the journal mid mission and it should update based on your performance. Hope this clears it up for people.
February 2019 - last edited February 2019
LOL, I said that in comment #3.
There's an additional problem, though. I wondered why sometimes I get more badges at mission end than I see in the inventory screen. It turns out that sometimes the counter in the inventory gets stuck--even though I've completed the feat (and seen the popup saying it was completed), it still shows as incomplete in the inventory, and doesn't increment any more. I still get the badge and XP at mission end, and it still applies to relevant challenges, though.
This is another one where I wonder "how is that even possible", but alas.