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A Field Marshal (sometimes incorrectly spelled "Marshall") is a military officer of the highest rank, one step above a full General, Army General or Colonel General. It is of a comparable rank to the similar position of General of the Army. The rank of Marshal dates to the early Middle Ages, originally meaning the keeper of the King's horses (mare scalci) from the time of the early Frankish Kings. Military rank, or simply rank, is a system of grading seniority and command within military organizations. ... A General is an officer of high military rank. ... Colonel General is a senior military rank which is used in some of the world’s militaries. ... General of the Army, or less formally five-star general, is historically the second most senior rank in the United States Army. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... Binomial name Equus caballus Linnaeus, 1758 nugget For other uses, see Horse (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Franks (disambiguation). ...


Some nations use the title of Marshal instead. The Air Force equivalent is Marshal of the Air Force. While there is no exact corresponding naval rank, Fleet Admiral, Grand Admiral and Admiral of the Fleet are close approximations. Marshal (also sometimes spelled marshall in American English, but not in British English) is a word used in several official titles of various branches of society. ... An air force is a military organization that primarily operates in aerial warfare. ... Marshal of the Air Force is a generic term for the most senior rank in an air force, equivalent to Field Marshal or Fleet Admiral. ... A Fleet Admiral is a generic term for a senior admiral in command of a large group of ships, comprising a Fleet or, in some cases, a group of Fleets. ... German Grand Admiral Sleeve Insignia Grand Admiral Shoulder Insignia In the German Navy the rank of Grand Admiral (Großadmiral) was considered the highest Naval rank. ... Admiral of the Fleet is a supreme naval position that has existed in historical navies and still exists in several modern-day navies. ...


During China's Dynastic period, successful generals were given the title of Field Marshal (元帥 Yuan Shuai)/Grand Field Marshal ( 大元帥 Da Yuan Shuai). One of the most famous of these generals was Yue Fei from the Song Dynasty. Statue of Yue Fei, from the Yue Fei Mausoleum in Hangzhou. ... The Song Dynasty (Chinese: 宋朝) was a ruling dynasty in China from 960-1279. ...


Until the end of World War II, Japan also bestowed the honorary title of Field Marshal (元帥 gensui) on successful generals and admirals; they would, however, retain their ranks of general and admiral. Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total dead: 12 million World War II... A General is an officer of high military rank. ... Admiral is the rank, or part of the name of the ranks, of the highest naval officers. ...


Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington was a Field Marshal in twelve different armies. His twelve field marshal batons are on display in Apsley House. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS (c. ... Apsley House in 1829 by TH Shepherd. ...

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Field Marshal ranks

Field Marshal is the highest rank of the Australian Army and was created as a direct equivalent of the British military rank of Field Marshal. ... Shoulder boards of a Generalfeldmarschall Generalfeldmarschall ( â–¶(?)) (General Field Marshal, usually translated simply as Field Marshal, and sometimes written only as Feldmarschall) was a rank in the armies of several German states, the Holy Roman Empire, and Austrian Empire. ... A Mushir (Marshal) is the highest rank in most militaries of the Middle East. ... Only two Army appointments have been made by the Government of India since independence in 1947. ... The following officers held the rank of Field Marshal in Iran (Persia). ... Since c. ... Since 1954 HRH the Duke of Edinburgh has been Field Marshal of the New Zealand Army. ... Not to be confused with Ayub Khan (Afghan commander), (1857-1914). ... Douglas MacArthur in 1944, wearing the headgear of a Philippine Field Marshal A Field Marshal of the Philippines is a rank that existed during the Second World War as a position held by Douglas MacArthur. ... The following sixty-four officers held the rank of Field Marshal during the Russian Empire. ... Jan Smuts was a Field Marshal from 1941, though whether of the South African Army or of the British Army remains unclear. ... The rank of Field Marshal is a high rank in the military of Uganda. ... Field Marshal Viscount Slim in his Field Marshals uniform, holding a marshals baton. ...

Fictional Field Marshals

The rank of Surface Marshal is a science fiction equivalent to the present day rank of Field Marshal, and is found in several science fiction sources, most notably Star Wars. Hypothetical Surface Marshal insignia Surface Marshal is a military rank used in some science fiction sources to denote an Army or other military officer who commands all military forces on an entire planet. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... The cover of the 2004 DVD widescreen release of the modified original Star Wars Trilogy. ...


The rank of Grand Marshal is another title which has appeared in some science fiction sources and also rarely in the militaries of actual countries. The title of Grand Marshal may also be found in several fraternity organisations, normally held by the head of the organisation. A Grand Marshal is a court -, military and/or political office of very high rank. ... While the terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words frater and soror, meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe any number of social and charitable organizations, including the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, and the Shriners, in the United States and Canada fraternities and...


The rank of Sky Marshal is featured in Robert Heinlein's science fiction novel, Starship Troopers. In the book, a potential Sky Marshal is required to rise through the ranks in both the Army and the Navy before consideration for Sky Marshal. Starship Troopers is a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein published in 1959. ...


Field Marshal is also a high Alliance PVP rank (13) in World of Warcraft.   World of Warcraft (commonly abbreviated as WoW) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by Blizzard Entertainment. ...


Field Marshal Noventa is the fictional surpreme commander of the Earth Sphere Alliance Military in the popular anime "Mobile Suit Gundam Wing".


Other meanings

Marshall is the name of several places in the United States of America: Marshall, Alaska Marshall, Arkansas Marshall, Illinois Marshall, Indiana Marshall, Michigan Marshall, Minnesota Marshall, Missouri Marshall, Oklahoma Marshall, North Carolina Marshall, Texas Marshall, Virginia Marshall, Wisconsin Marshall, Dane County, Wisconsin Marshall, Richland County, Wisconsin Marshall, Rusk County, Wisconsin... William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke (1146–1219) was an English aristocrat and statesman. ... George C. Marshall George Catlett Marshall (December 31, 1880–October 16, 1959), an American military leader and statesman, was born into a middle-class family in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. ... The Flag of the Chief of Staff of the United States Army The Chief of Staff of the United States Army (CSA) is the professional head of the United States Army who is responsible for insuring readiness of the Army. ... Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total dead: 12 million World War II... The United States Marshals Service (sometimes incorrectly spelled Marshals Service), a bureau within the United States Department of Justice (see ), is the United Statess oldest federal law enforcement agency. ... Sky marshal (also known as air marshal or flight marshal) is a popular term for an undercover armed guard on board a commercial aircraft, to counter aircraft hijackings (skyjackings). Many carriers are known to have sky marshals on board on selected flights, for example, Swiss (since 1970; formerly Swissair), El... The Royal Air Force (often abbreviated to RAF) is the air force branch of the British Armed Forces. ... An Air Vice Marshals sleeve/shoulder insignia Air Vice Marshal is the third most senior rank active in the Royal Air Force today, after the inactivation of Marshal of the Royal Air Force as a substantive rank in peacetime during defence cuts of the 1990s. ... An air marshals sleeve/shoulder insignia Air Marshal is the second most senior rank active in the Royal Air Force today, after the inactivation of Marshal of the Royal Air Force as a substantive rank in peacetime during defence cuts of the 1990s. ... An Air Chief Marshals sleeve/shoulder insignia Air Chief Marshal is the most senior rank active in the Royal Air Force (RAF) today, after the inactivation of Marshal of the Royal Air Force as a substantive rank in peacetime during defence cuts of the 1990s. ... Insignia of a United States Air Force Major General German Generalmajor Insignia Major General is a military rank used in many countries. ... Lieutenant General is a military rank used in many countries. ... A General is an officer of high military rank. ... Note: This article is about the military usage of the word marshal. For other usages, see the end of this article. ...

See also

This page aims to list articles related to ranks and titles associated with the term Field Marshal. This is so that those interested in the subject can monitor changes to the pages by following the Related changes link. This list is not necessarily complete or up to date; if you see an article that should be here but is not (or one that should not be here but is), please update the page accordingly. This is a list of the officers who have held the rank of Field Marshal or Marshal. ...


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