General George Marshall’s WWII Career

Overview of Marshall’s Early Military Life General George Marshall, considered by many to be one of the top US Generals of World War II, began his military career in the United States Army in 1902 after graduating from Virginia Military Institute.  During WWI,...

Omar Bradley – General of the US Army

The military career of Omar Bradley – one of the top US Generals of World War II – began in 1915.  Born in 1875, Bradley was encouraged by his Sunday school teacher to take the entrance exams for the US Military Academy at West Point.  He placed second in scoring, but...

Military Life of Dwight D. Eisenhower

  Though well-known as the 34th President of the United States of America, Dwight D. Eisenhower also had a prominent military life, in which he became one of the top US Generals in the U.S. Army.  Eisenhower’s military career began in 1915 upon his graduation...

George S. Patton and WWII

At the onset of World War II, before the United States became involved, George S. Patton - who would become one of the greatest Generals of WWII - was continuing to make his mark in the US Army.  He spent the early years of the war building up the power of the United...