U.S. Marine Corps Dictionary

Chief of Staff of the Army

The highest ranking general in the Army, reporting to the Secretary of the Army. He sits as a regular member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and is eligible to serve as Chairman. (background) Prior to the Civil War, an officer in this position was often called General-in-Chief. It was last applied to Winfield Scott, commander of U. S. troops in the Mexican War.

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