US General George C Marshall (1880-1959) was a case study in persevering to get ahead. What was a prime example of this?

Answer: George Catlett Marshall was the US army chief of staff during the Second World War, and became the first five star general in October 1944.

As head of the army Marshall had an incredible number under his command. At the end of the war in 1945, there were some eight million personnel in the US Army.

As chief of staff he was in charge of such famous military luminaries as Dwight D Eisenhower and Douglas MacArthur.

Earlier in his career, Marshall was a lieutenant for 14 years; just about the lowest officer ranking. Yet he wound up a five star general.

A remarkable lesson in perseverance in getting to the top.

Source: General of the Army: George C. Marshall, Soldier and Statesman by Ed Cray

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