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Difference between General of the Armies and General of the Army

General of the Armiesthe highest U.S. Army rank that has only been awarded to Washington and Pershing in recognition of their special significance in the country’s history:

  • In 1919, John J. Pershing was named “General of the Armies of the United States,” and held the rank until he died, in 1948.

General of the Armya five-star U.S. Army rank that is immediately above General and conferred only in wartime:

  • George C. Marshall was one of the most renowned military figures in United States history, serving as a General of the Army…