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Gen. Pershing Reviews the Troops
Panorama of Gen. John J. Pershing reviewing the troops at Jackson Barracks, 1920

Gen. Pershing held the highest rank, General of the Armies of the U.S., a rank created especially for him.  He led the American Expeditionary Forces in WWI and was considered a mentor by the generals who led the U.S. Army in Europe in WWII.