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1775 - 1783Edit

1784 - 1865Edit

  • rank vacant

1866 - 1868Edit

1869Edit

1970 - 1884Edit

  • William T. Sherman

1885 - 1887Edit

  • rank vacant

1888Edit

1889 - 1916Edit

  • rank vacant

1917Edit

1918Edit

  • Tasker H. Bliss (retired 19 May 1918)
  • John J. Pershing
  • Peyton C. March (appointed 20 Mar 1918)

1919Edit

  • John J. Pershing (promoted 03 Sep 1919)
  • Peyton C. March

1920Edit

  • Peyton C. March (retired 30 Jun 1920)

1921 - 1928Edit

  • rank vacant

1929Edit

1930Edit

  • Charles P. Summerall (retired 20 Nov 1930)
  • Douglas MacArthur (appointed 21 Nov 1930)

1931 - 1934Edit

  • Douglas MacArthur

1935Edit

  • Douglas MacArthur (retired 01 Oct 1935)
  • Malin Craig (appointed 02 Oct 1935)

1936 - 1938Edit

  • Malin Craig

1939Edit

1940Edit

  • George C. Marshall

1941 - 1942Edit

01 Jan 1939 26 Sep 1941 12 Dec 1941
George C. Marshall George C. Marshall George C. Marshall
Malin Craig Malin Craig
Douglas MacArthur

1943Edit

01 Jan 1939 11 Feb 1943 01 Sep 1943
George C. Marshall George C. Marshall George C. Marshall
Malin Craig Malin Craig Malin Craig
Douglas MacArthur Douglas MacArthur Douglas MacArthur
Dwight D. Eisenhower Dwight D. Eisenhower
Henry H. Arnold

1944Edit

General of the Army

  • George C. Marshall (appointed 16 Dec 1944)
  • Douglas MacArthur (appointed 18 Dec 1944)
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower (appointed 20 Dec 1944)
  • Henry H. Arnold (appointed 21 Dec 1944)

General

01 Jan 1944 01 Aug 1944 16 Dec 1944 18 Dec 1944 20 Dec 1944 21 Dec 1944
George C. Marshall George C. Marshall Malin Craig Malin Craig Malin Craig Malin Craig
Malin Craig Malin Craig Douglas MacArthur Dwight D. Eisenhower Henry H. Arnold Joseph W. Stilwell
Douglas MacArthur Douglas MacArthur Dwight D. Eisenhower Henry H. Arnold Joseph W. Stilwell
Dwight D. Eisenhower Dwight D. Eisenhower Henry H. Arnold Joseph W. Stilwell
Henry H. Arnold Henry H. Arnold Joseph W. Stilwell
Joseph W. Stilwell

1945Edit

General of the Army

  • George C. Marshall
  • Douglas MacArthur
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Henry H. Arnold

General

01 Jan 1945 05 Mar 1945 06 Mar 1945 07 Mar 1945 08 Mar 1945 09 Mar 1945 10 Mar 1945 11 Mar 1945 12 Mar 1945 13 Mar 1945 14 Apr 1945
Malin Craig Malin Craig Malin Craig Malin Craig Malin Craig Malin Craig Malin Craig Malin Craig Malin Craig Malin Craig Malin Craig
Joseph W. Stilwell Joseph W. Stilwell Joseph W. Stilwell Joseph W. Stilwell Joseph W. Stilwell Joseph W. Stilwell Joseph W. Stilwell Joseph W. Stilwell Joseph W. Stilwell Joseph W. Stilwell Joseph W. Stilwell
Walter Krueger Walter Krueger Walter Krueger Walter Krueger Walter Krueger Walter Krueger Walter Krueger Walter Krueger Walter Krueger Walter Krueger
Brehon B. Somervell Brehon B. Somervell Brehon B. Somervell Brehon B. Somervell Brehon B. Somervell Brehon B. Somervell Brehon B. Somervell Brehon B. Somervell Brehon B. Somervell
Joseph T. McNarney Joseph T. McNarney Joseph T. McNarney Joseph T. McNarney Joseph T. McNarney Joseph T. McNarney Joseph T. McNarney Joseph T. McNarney
Jacob L. Devers Jacob L. Devers Jacob L. Devers Jacob L. Devers Jacob L. Devers Jacob L. Devers Jacob L. Devers
George C. Kenney George C. Kenney George C. Kenney George C. Kenney George C. Kenney George C. Kenney
Mark W. Clark Mark W. Clark Mark W. Clark Mark W. Clark Mark W. Clark
Carl A. Spaatz Carl A. Spaatz Carl A. Spaatz Carl A. Spaatz
Omar N. Bradley Omar N. Bradley Omar N. Bradley
Thomas T. Handy Thomas T. Handy
George S. Patton, Jr.
15 Apr 1945 25 Jul 1945 05 Sep 1945 21 Dec 1945
Malin Craig Joseph W. Stilwell Joseph W. Stilwell Joseph W. Stilwell
Joseph W. Stilwell Walter Krueger Walter Krueger Walter Krueger
Walter Krueger Brehon B. Somervell Brehon B. Somervell Brehon B. Somervell
Brehon B. Somervell Joseph T. McNarney Joseph T. McNarney Joseph T. McNarney
Joseph T. McNarney Jacob L. Devers Jacob L. Devers Jacob L. Devers
Jacob L. Devers George C. Kenney George C. Kenney George C. Kenney
George C. Kenney Mark W. Clark Mark W. Clark Mark W. Clark
Mark W. Clark Carl A. Spaatz Carl A. Spaatz Carl A. Spaatz
Carl A. Spaatz Omar N. Bradley Omar N. Bradley Omar N. Bradley
Omar N. Bradley Thomas T. Handy Thomas T. Handy Thomas T. Handy
Thomas T. Handy George S. Patton, Jr. George S. Patton, Jr. Courtney H. Hodges
George S. Patton, Jr. Courtney H. Hodges Courtney H. Hodges Jonathan M. Wainwright IV
Courtney H. Hodges Jonathan M. Wainwright IV

1946Edit

General of the Army

  • George C. Marshall
  • Douglas MacArthur
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Henry H. Arnold (retired 30 Jun 1946)

General

  • Joseph W. Stilwell (died 12 Oct 1946)
  • Walter Krueger (retired 20 Jul 1946)
  • Brehon B. Somervell (retired 30 Apr 1946)
  • Joseph T. McNarney
  • Jacob L. Devers
  • George C. Kenney
  • Mark W. Clark
  • Carl A. Spaatz
  • Omar N. Bradley
  • Thomas T. Handy
  • Courtney H. Hodges
  • Jonathan M. Wainwright IV

1947Edit

General of the Army

  • George C. Marshall (resigned 28 Feb 1947)
  • Douglas MacArthur
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower

General

  • Joseph T. McNarney (service switch 18 Sep 1947)
  • Jacob L. Devers
  • George C. Kenney (service switch 18 Sep 1947)
  • Mark W. Clark
  • Carl A. Spaatz (service switch 18 Sep 1947)
  • Omar N. Bradley
  • Thomas T. Handy
  • Courtney H. Hodges
  • Jonathan M. Wainwright IV (retired 31 Aug 1947)
  • Lucius D. Clay (appointed 28 Mar 1947)

1948Edit

General of the Army

  • Douglas MacArthur
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower

General

  • Jacob L. Devers
  • Mark W. Clark
  • Omar N. Bradley
  • Thomas T. Handy
  • Courtney H. Hodges
  • Lucius D. Clay
  • J. Lawton Collins (appointed 24 Jan 1948)

1949Edit

General of the Army

  • George C. Marshall (placed on active duty 01 Mar 1949)
  • Douglas MacArthur
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower

General

  • Jacob L. Devers (retired 30 Sep 1949)
  • Mark W. Clark
  • Omar N. Bradley
  • Thomas T. Handy
  • Courtney H. Hodges (retired 31 Jan 1949)
  • Lucius D. Clay (retired 31 May 1949)
  • J. Lawton Collins
  • Wade H. Haislip (appointed 01 Oct 194)

1950Edit

General of the Army

  • George C. Marshall
  • Douglas MacArthur
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Omar N. Bradley

General

  • Mark W. Clark
  • Omar N. Bradley (appointed 22 Dec 1950)
  • Thomas T. Handy
  • J. Lawton Collins
  • Wade H. Haislip

1951Edit

General of the Army

  • George C. Marshall
  • Douglas MacArthur
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Omar N. Bradley (appointed 22 Sep 1950)

General

1952Edit

General of the Army

  • George C. Marshall
  • Douglas MacArthur
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower (resigned 18 Jul 1952)
  • Omar N. Bradley

General

  • Mark W. Clark
  • Thomas T. Handy
  • J. Lawton Collins
  • Mark W. Clark
  • Thomas T. Handy
  • J. Lawton Collins
  • Matthew B. Ridgway
  • Walter B. Smith
  • John E. Hull
  • James A. Van Fleet
  • Alfred M. Gruenther
  • John R. Hodge (appointed 05 Jul 1952)

1953Edit

General of the Army

  • George C. Marshall
  • Douglas MacArthur
  • Omar N. Bradley

General

  • Mark W. Clark (retired 31 Oct 1953)
  • Thomas T. Handy
  • J. Lawton Collins
  • Matthew B. Ridgway
  • Walter B. Smith (retired 31 Jan 1953)
  • John E. Hull
  • James A. Van Fleet (retired 31 Mar 1953)
  • Alfred M. Gruenther
  • John R. Hodge (retired 30 Jun 1953)
  • Maxwell D. Taylor (appointed 23 Jun, 1953)
  • Charles L. Bolte (appointed 30 Jul 1953)
  • William M. Hoge (appointed 23 Oct 1953)

1954Edit

General of the Army

  • George C. Marshall
  • Douglas MacArthur
  • Omar N. Bradley

General

  • Thomas T. Handy (retired 31 Mar 1954)
  • J. Lawton Collins
  • Matthew B. Ridgway
  • John E. Hull
  • Alfred M. Gruenther
  • Maxwell D. Taylor
  • Charles L. Bolte
  • William M. Hoge
  • John E. Dahlquist (appointed 18 Aug 1954)

1955Edit

General of the Army

  • George C. Marshall
  • Douglas MacArthur
  • Omar N. Bradley

General

  • J. Lawton Collins
  • Matthew B. Ridgway (retired 30 Jun 1955)
  • John E. Hull (retired 30 Apr 1955)
  • Alfred M. Gruenther
  • Maxwell D. Taylor
  • Charles L. Bolte (retired 30 Apr 1955)
  • William M. Hoge (retired 31 Jan 1955)
  • John E. Dahlquist
  • Anthony C. McAuliffe (appointed 01 Mar 1955)
  • Lyman L. Lemnitzer (appointed 25 Mar 1955)
  • Williston B. Palmer (appointed 01 May 1955)
  • Isaac D. White (appointed 22 Jun 1955)

1956Edit

General of the Army

  • George C. Marshall
  • Douglas MacArthur
  • Omar N. Bradley

General

  • J. Lawton Collins (retired 31 Mar 1956)
  • Alfred M. Gruenther (retired 31 Dec 1956)
  • Maxwell D. Taylor
  • John E. Dahlquist (retired 29 Feb 1956)
  • Anthony C. McAuliffe (retired 31 May 1956)
  • Lyman L. Lemnitzer
  • Williston B. Palmer
  • Isaac D. White
  • Willard G. Wyman (appointed 01 Mar 1956)
  • Cortlandt V. R. Schuyler (appointed 18 Mar 1956)
  • George H. Decker (appointed 31 May 1956)
  • Henry I. Hodes (appointed 01 Jun 1956)

1957Edit

General of the Army

  • George C. Marshall
  • Douglas MacArthur
  • Omar N. Bradley

General

  • Maxwell D. Taylor
  • Lyman L. Lemnitzer
  • Williston B. Palmer
  • Isaac D. White
  • Willard G. Wyman
  • Cortlandt V. R. Schuyler
  • George H. Decker
  • Henry I. Hodes

1958Edit

General of the Army

  • George C. Marshall
  • Douglas MacArthur
  • Omar N. Bradley

General

  • Maxwell D. Taylor
  • Lyman L. Lemnitzer
  • Williston B. Palmer
  • Isaac D. White
  • Willard G. Wyman (retired 01 Aug 1958)
  • Cortlandt V. R. Schuyler
  • George H. Decker
  • Henry I. Hodes
  • Bruce C. Clarke (appointed 01 Aug 1958)

1959Edit

General of the Army

  • George C. Marshall (died 16 Oct 1959)
  • Douglas MacArthur
  • Omar N. Bradley

General

  • Maxwell D. Taylor (retired 01 Jul 1959)
  • Lyman L. Lemnitzer
  • Williston B. Palmer (retired 01 Dec 1959; immediately placed on active duty)
  • Isaac D. White
  • Cortlandt V. R. Schuyler (retired 01 Nov 1959)
  • George H. Decker
  • Henry I. Hodes (retired 01 Apr 1959)
  • Bruce C. Clarke
  • Clyde D. Eddleman (appointed 01 Apr 1959)
  • Carter B. Magruder (appointed 01 Jul 1959)
  • Charles D. Palmer, Jr. (appointed 01 Oct 1959)

1960Edit

General of the Army

  • Douglas MacArthur
  • Omar N. Bradley

General

  • Lyman L. Lemnitzer
  • Williston B. Palmer
  • Isaac D. White
  • George H. Decker
  • Bruce C. Clarke
  • Clyde D. Eddleman
  • Carter B. Magruder
  • Charles D. Palmer, Jr.
  • Clark L. Ruffner (appointed 01 Mar 1960)
  • James E. Moore (appointed 21 Apr 1960)
  • Herbert B. Powell (appointed 01 Oct 1960)

1961Edit

General of the Army

  • Douglas MacArthur
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower (placed on active duty 30 Mar 1961)
  • Omar N. Bradley

General

  • Maxwell D. Taylor (placed on active duty 01 Jul 1961)
  • Lyman L. Lemnitzer (retired 31 Aug 1961; immediately placed on active duty)
  • Williston B. Palmer
  • Isaac D. White (retired 01 Apr 1961)
  • George H. Decker
  • Bruce C. Clarke
  • Clyde D. Eddleman
  • Carter B. Magruder (retired 30 Jun 1961)
  • Charles D. Palmer, Jr.
  • Clark L. Ruffner
  • James E. Moore
  • Herbert B. Powell
  • James F. Collins (appointed 01 Apr 1961)
  • Guy S. Meloy, Jr. (appointed 01 Jul 1961)
  • Paul D. Adams (appointed 03 Oct 1961)

1962Edit

General of the Army

  • Douglas MacArthur
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Omar N. Bradley

General

  • Maxwell D. Taylor
  • Lyman L. Lemnitzer
  • Williston B. Palmer (relieved of active duty 1962)
  • George H. Decker (retired 30 Sep 1962)
  • Bruce C. Clarke (retired 30 Apr 1962)
  • Clyde D. Eddleman (retired 31 Mar 1962)
  • Charles D. Palmer, Jr. (retired 28 Feb 1962)
  • Clark L. Ruffner (retired 31 Oct 1962)
  • James E. Moore
  • Herbert B. Powell
  • James F. Collins
  • Guy S. Meloy, Jr.
  • Paul D. Adams
  • Paul D. Harkins (appointed 02 Jan 1962)
  • Earle G. Wheeler (appointed 01 Mar 1962)
  • Barksdale Hamlett, Jr. (appointed 02 Apr 1962)
  • Paul L. Freeman, Jr. (appointed 01 May 1962)
  • Robert J. Wood (appointed 01 Sep 1962)

1963Edit

General of the Army

  • Douglas MacArthur
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Omar N. Bradley

General

  • Maxwell D. Taylor
  • Lyman L. Lemnitzer
  • James E. Moore (retired 30 Jun 1963)
  • Herbert B. Powell (retired 31 Jan 1963)
  • James F. Collins
  • Guy S. Meloy, Jr. (retired 31 Jul 1963)
  • Paul D. Adams
  • Paul D. Harkins
  • Earle G. Wheeler
  • Barksdale Hamlett, Jr.
  • Paul L. Freeman, Jr.
  • Robert J. Wood
  • John K. Waters (appointed 28 Feb 1963)
  • Andrew P. O'Meara (appointed 06 Jun 1963)
  • Theodore W. Parker (appointed 01 Jul 1963)
  • Hamilton H. Howze (appointed 01 Aug 1963)

1964Edit

General of the Army

  • Douglas MacArthur (died 05 Apr 1964)
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Omar N. Bradley

General

  • Maxwell D. Taylor (relieved of active duty 01 Jul 1964)
  • Lyman L. Lemnitzer
  • James F. Collins (retired 29 Feb 1964)
  • Paul D. Adams
  • Paul D. Harkins (retired 31 Jul 1964)
  • Earle G. Wheeler
  • Barksdale Hamlett, Jr. (retired 04 Sep 1964)
  • Paul L. Freeman, Jr.
  • Robert J. Wood
  • John K. Waters
  • Andrew P. O'Meara
  • Theodore W. Parker
  • Hamilton H. Howze
  • Hugh P. Harris (appointed 01 Mar 1964)
  • Frank S. Besson, Jr. (appointed 27 May 1964)
  • Harold K. Johnson (appointed 03 Jul 1964)
  • William C. Westmoreland (appointed 01 Aug 1964)
  • Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. (appointed 04 Sep 1964)

1965Edit

General of the Army

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Omar N. Bradley

General

  • Lyman L. Lemnitzer
  • Paul D. Adams
  • Earle G. Wheeler
  • Paul L. Freeman, Jr.
  • Robert J. Wood (retired 31 Aug 1965)
  • John K. Waters
  • Andrew P. O'Meara
  • Theodore W. Parker
  • Hamilton H. Howze (retired 30 Jun 1965)
  • Hugh P. Harris (retired 28 Feb 1965)
  • Frank S. Besson, Jr.
  • Harold K. Johnson
  • William C. Westmoreland
  • Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.
  • Robert W. Porter Jr. (appointed 18 Mar 1965)
  • Dwight E. Beach (appointed 01 Jul 1965)
  • Charles H. Bonesteel III (appointed 01 Jul 1965)

1966Edit

General of the Army

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Omar N. Bradley

General

  • Lyman L. Lemnitzer
  • Paul D. Adams (retired 01 Nov 1966)
  • Earle G. Wheeler
  • Paul L. Freeman, Jr.
  • John K. Waters (retired 01 Aug 1966)
  • Andrew P. O'Meara
  • Theodore W. Parker
  • Frank S. Besson, Jr.
  • Harold K. Johnson
  • William C. Westmoreland
  • Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.
  • Robert W. Porter Jr.
  • Dwight E. Beach
  • Charles H. Bonesteel III
  • Theodore J. Conway (appointed 01 Nov 1966)

1967Edit

General of the Army

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Omar N. Bradley

General

  • Lyman L. Lemnitzer
  • Earle G. Wheeler
  • Paul L. Freeman, Jr. (30 Jun 1967)
  • Andrew P. O'Meara (00 Jun 1967)
  • Theodore W. Parker
  • Frank S. Besson, Jr.
  • Harold K. Johnson
  • William C. Westmoreland
  • Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.
  • Robert W. Porter Jr.
  • Dwight E. Beach
  • Charles H. Bonesteel III
  • Theodore J. Conway
  • James H. Polk (appointed 31 May 1967)
  • Ralph E. Haines, Jr. (appointed 01 Jun 1967)
  • James K. Woolnough (appointed 01 Jul 1967)

1968Edit

General of the Army

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Omar N. Bradley

General

  • Lyman L. Lemnitzer
  • Earle G. Wheeler
  • Theodore W. Parker
  • Frank S. Besson, Jr.
  • Harold K. Johnson (retired 1968)
  • William C. Westmoreland
  • Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.
  • Robert W. Porter Jr.
  • Dwight E. Beach (retired 01 Aug 1968)
  • Charles H. Bonesteel III
  • Theodore J. Conway
  • James H. Polk
  • Ralph E. Haines, Jr.
  • James K. Woolnough
  • Andrew J. Goodpaster (appointed 03 Jul 1968)
  • Ben Harrell (appointed 04 Jul 1968)
  • Berton E. Spivy, Jr. (appointed 31 Jul 1968)
  • Bruce Palmer, Jr. (appointed 01 Aug 1968)

1969Edit

General of the Army

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower (died 29 Mar 1969)
  • Omar N. Bradley

General

  • Lyman Lemnitzer (relieved of active duty 1969)
  • Earle G. Wheeler
  • Theodore W. Parker (retired 1969)
  • Frank S. Besson, Jr.
  • William C. Westmoreland
  • Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.
  • Robert W. Porter Jr. (retired 1969)
  • Charles H. Bonesteel III (retired 1969)
  • Theodore J. Conway (retired 00 Jul 1969)
  • James H. Polk
  • Ralph E. Haines, Jr.
  • James K. Woolnough
  • Andrew J. Goodpaster
  • Ben Harrell
  • Berton E. Spivy, Jr.
  • Bruce Palmer, Jr.
  • George R. Mather (appointed 01 Mar 1969)
  • Ferdinand J. Chesarek (appointed 10 Mar 1969)
  • William B. Rosson (appointed 15 May 1969)
  • John L. Throckmorton (appointed 01 Aug 1969)
  • John H. Michaelis (appointed 01 Oct 1969)
  • Lewis B. Hershey (appointed 23 Dec 1969)

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