Who Are the Five-Star Generals in U.S. History?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 5, 2020 9:13:32 AM ET

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-star general when his title was redesignated as "general of the Air Force" in 1949.