Marshal of Poland

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Marshal of Poland
Flaga Marszałka Polski.svg

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OF-10

Marshal of Poland (Marszałek Polski) is the highest rank in the Polish Army. It has been granted to only six officers. At present, this rank is equivalent to a Field Marshal or General of the Army (OF-10) in other NATO armies.[1]

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Today there are no living Marshals of Poland, since this rank is bestowed only on military commanders who have achieved victory in war. Recently, however, the rank of four-star with modernized name Generał has been introduced, and on August 15, 2002, was granted to Czesław Piątas, at present civilian, former Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Poland.

In all, the following persons have served as Marshals of Poland.

Marshals of Poland
# Name Appointed Information
1. Jozef Pilsudski1.jpg
Józef Piłsudski
19 March 1920 First Marshal of Poland
2. Foch.jpg
Ferdinand Foch
13 April 1923 French general who was supreme commander of the Allied armies of World War I on the Western Front, also made Marshal of France and an honorary British Field Marshal
3. Marshal Rydz-Smigly LOC hec 27123.jpg
Edward Rydz-Śmigły
10 November 1936 Served as Marshal until World War II
4. Rola-Żymierski Michał.jpg
Michał Rola-Żymierski
3 May 1945 First Marshal of the People's Republic of Poland
5. RokossovskyKK.jpg
Konstanty Rokossowski
5 November 1949 Also Marshal of the Soviet Union
6. Marian Spychalski.jpg
Marian Spychalski
7 October 1963 Died in office

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