The highest ranking person in the United States Army, John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing is the only person to be appointed General of the Armies of the United States in his/her lifetime. During his service, Pershing was involved with the Indian Wars, Spanish- and Philippine-American war, Russo-Japanese War, Mexican Revolution, and World War I.
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- "The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle" 1
- General of the Armies of the United States 1
- Institution: United States Military Academy at West Point 1
- Institution: North Missouri Normal School 1
- From: 1882 1
- From: 1880 1
- To: 1886 1
- To: 1882 1
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