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ChrisF202
11 Feb 08,, 11:31
Who was he? MacArthur? Winfield Scott?

TopHatter
11 Feb 08,, 12:14
Who was he? MacArthur? Winfield Scott?

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S2
11 Feb 08,, 15:11
Wasn't he kept on active duty until his death?

ChrisF202
11 Feb 08,, 17:11
Wikipedia claims that the longest serving is Winfield Scott (on active duty from 1808 - 1861 - 53 years). According to them as well Bradley was on active duty from 1915 - 1953 ... I think that although persons holding the rank of General of the Army are kept on the active roster they dont actually hold any command.

ghost88
11 Feb 08,, 17:56
Wikipedia claims that the longest serving is Winfield Scott (on active duty from 1808 - 1861 - 53 years). According to them as well Bradley was on active duty from 1915 - 1953 ... I think that although persons holding the rank of General of the Army are kept on the active roster they dont actually hold any command.
Bradley was not a General in 1915 but along about 1940 till 1953.
Mac was a General from the mid 1920s till he was fired during Korea.
Scott was a General from at least 1814 till his retirement in 1861, He was the commander of the US Regulars at Lundy's Lane in 1814 with the rank of Brigadier General.
Some of the younger ACW Generals saw service in Cuba Fitzhugh Lee having been commissioned in the US Army about 1855, his service was interrupted between 1861 and about 1898 as he participated on the "wrong side" in the ACW he was however granted General officer rank for the Cuba Campaign. Yes there was Joe Wheeler but he was West Point 59.

Not sure on Arthur MacArthur, Doug's Dad but he was an ACW veteran also.

TopHatter
11 Feb 08,, 19:10
Mac was a General from the mid 1920s till he was fired during Korea.

MacArthur was promoted to Brigadier General during World War I in 1918, I believe.

Albany Rifles
11 Feb 08,, 19:36
1. McArthur had a break in service between 1937 and 1941 when he was on the retired list but served as Field Marshall of the Phillipine Army. He became a BG in 1917

2. Bradley retired from active duty in 1953 but served as Chairman of Bulova watch company until 1973. While as a General of the Army he technically never retired, he never sereved directly on active duty again other than on advisory panels. He lieved in quarters built for him on the grounds of FT Bliss, TX. He was promoted to BG in March 41 when he became Chief of Infantry

3. Winfield Scott was brevetted brigadier general in Mar 1814. He won a sterling victory at Chippewa on 5 July 1814 (REGULARS, BY GOD!!!!). Lundy's Lane was several weeks later and was a draw. Scott was severely wounded at the height of the battle.

ghost88
11 Feb 08,, 21:42
1. McArthur had a break in service between 1937 and 1941 when he was on the retired list but served as Field Marshall of the Phillipine Army. He became a BG in 1917

2. Bradley retired from active duty in 1953 but served as Chairman of Bulova watch company until 1973. While as a General of the Army he technically never retired, he never sereved directly on active duty again other than on advisory panels. He lieved in quarters built for him on the grounds of FT Bliss, TX. He was promoted to BG in March 41 when he became Chief of Infantry

3. Winfield Scott was brevetted brigadier general in Mar 1814. He won a sterling victory at Chippewa on 5 July 1814 (REGULARS, BY GOD!!!!). Lundy's Lane was several weeks later and was a draw. Scott was severely wounded at the height of the battle.
Was never sure about Scott's status as General when was he commisioned as one in the Regulars, still he was called General Scott for 47 years of service.:eek:

Roosveltrepub
25 Apr 08,, 17:57
Washington led the army in 1776 and was called back up in 1798. 22 year spread as leader of US forces...of course he had a side job in between :)

TopHatter
25 Apr 08,, 23:27
Washington led the army in 1776 and was called back up in 1798. 22 year spread as leader of US forces...of course he had a side job in between :)

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CyberMurph
31 Oct 09,, 00:39
Winfield Scott - 47 years total service
Bernard W. Rogers - 47 years uninterrupted service

Albany Rifles
01 Nov 09,, 18:45
Winfield Scott - 47 years total service
Bernard W. Rogers - 47 years uninterrupted service


Bernie Rogers commissioned in 1943....Retired in 1987. 44 years.

Winfield Scott commissioned captain of artillery in 1808....commissioned brigadier general in 1813....retired in 1862. That's 54 years of active duty minus 1 year of seniority for a court martial for arguing with James Wilkerson.

He had 47 years as a general officer.

Bernie Rogers was a great American Hero but he does not match Old Fuss and Feathers' career length.

Albany Rifles
01 Nov 09,, 18:49
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BD1
01 Nov 09,, 19:55
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Knaur Amarsh
02 Nov 09,, 09:58
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