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In his new book, The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today, Thomas E. Ricks argues that General George C. Marshall, the army’s chief of staff during World War II, established a model for leadership that continues as the standard today. See an excerpt from the book in MHQ’s Winter 2013 issue, on newsstands or at

Here are some of the iconic photos of Marshall’s career, including images from World War I.

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