U.S. ARMY GENERAL OF THE ARMY EPAULETS

Five-star General of the Army epaulets are one of the most rare sights in the Armed Forces of the United States. While the designation “General of the Army” has been in existence since the Civil War, it was not until 1944 that Congress authorized five stars as the insignia for that rank and an equivalent rank (Fleet Admiral) in the Navy. Since that time, only five Army Generals—George Marshall, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight Eisenhower, Henry Arnold, and Omar Bradley—have ever donned a five star insignia. In September 1947, Henry “Hap’ Arnold earned the distinction of being the only officer ever to hold a five-star rank in more than one branch of the Armed Forces when he was named General of the Air Force.

Other Army luminaries who held the title “General of the Army of the United States” include Ulysses S. Grant, who was awarded the title as a four-star rank; his successor, William T. Sherman, who ordered the insignia changed to just two stars and the Coast of Arms; and Philip Sheridan, who passed away just a little over a month after Congress appointed him to the rank in 1888.
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