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General of the Armies

Definition/Scope: Unique four-star rank of General of the Armies of the United States, created in 1799 for George Washington but never held by him, was conferred upon John J. Pershing in 1919.

Broader Terms:

Army officer
Army ranks

Related Terms:

General Officer
Pershing John J.

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