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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2018 12:30 p.m. PST

….American General Of WWII

"There is no doubt that many officers during the two World Wars rose through the ranks on the basis of their experience and previous service. However, the need to staff a rapidly expanding army often led to men gaining their positions of authority far more rapidly than many had in previous conflicts. It's worth noting that the Allied Commander, General Dwight Eisenhower, was in fact just a Colonel at the start of 1941.

However, there was one American General who would come out of WWII in 1945 as perhaps one of the most competent officers among the Allied forces, having been honed by experience instead of quickly elevated beyond his abilities. General Lucian Truscott began the …"
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