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A five-star general is also referred to as a "General of the Army" and holds the second-highest rank in the U.S. Army. This designation is superior to other general positions and is typically conferred during wartime. Th... More »

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Five U.S. Army generals have held the rank of five-star general, beginning in 1944: George Marshall, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight Eisenhower, Henry Arnold and Omar Bradley. Arnold also became the U.S. Air Force's only five-... More »

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Famous five-star generals include General of the Army George C. Marshall, designated Dec.16, 1944, General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, designated Dec. 18, 1944, and General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower, designated... More »

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Army Generals are ranked from one star to five stars: Brigadier General, Major General, Lieutenant General, General and General of the Army, the five star rank reserved for wartime. The U.S. Army provides a list of ranks... More »

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Five U.S. Army generals have held the rank of five-star general, beginning in 1944: George Marshall, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight Eisenhower, Henry Arnold and Omar Bradley. Arnold also became the U.S. Air Force's only five-... More »

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There are 11 four-star generals in the U.S. Army, 9 admirals (equivalent to four-star general) in the Navy, 4 in the Marine Corps and 14 in the Air Force. The general rank comes above the other general officer ranks: lie... More »

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Some influential retired Army generals include David Petraeus, Wesley Clark and David D. McKiernan. These generals all had respected careers in the U.S. Army, and Petraeus and Clark both went on to prominent political ca... More »

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