2. John J. Pershing, 1919, General of the Armies of the United States
3. General George C. Marshall, 1944, Army five-star General
4. General Douglas MacArthur, 1944, Army five-star General
5. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1944, Army five-star General
6. General Henry Arnold, 1944, Air Force five-star general.
7. Admiral William D. Leahy, 1944, Navy five-star fleet Admiral
8. Admiral Ernest J. King, 1944, Navy five-star fleet Admiral
9. Admiral Chester Nimitz, 1944, Navy five-star fleet Admiral
10. Admiral William F. Halsey, 1944, Navy five-star fleet Admiral
11. General Omar N. Bradley, 1950, Army five-star General
Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant held the rank of General of the Army with four-stars, followed upon his retirement by William T. Sherman. Prior to World War II, only one person could hold the rank of four-star general. The rank of five-stars is a war time designation created in 1944 that gave U.S. commanders an equal rank with British Field Marshall’s.