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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.

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