USA Trivia Answer #8
True or False:
No one can hold a military rank as high as George Washington.
True: President Washington was posthumously given the special rank of General of the Armies. This is ranked above the 5-Star General (General of the Army).
Admittedly, the rank is also held by John J. Pershing during WWII, although, it was decided that Pershing would outrank all five-star generals by order of seniority, meaning that even if he did not have a higher rank, he was considered senior by virtue of an earlier date of promotion into that rank. He was still, technically, a 5-Star General, not a 6-Star General.