Marshal of Poland
|Marshal of Poland|
Uniform shoulder strap with the rank of Marshal of Poland.
Rank flag of a Marshal of Poland.
|Service branch||Polish Land Forces|
|Formation||19 March 1920|
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.
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.
|19 March 1920||First Marshal of Poland|
|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|
|10 November 1936||Served as Marshal until World War II|
|3 May 1945||First Marshal of the People's Republic of Poland|
|5 November 1949||Also Marshal of the Soviet Union|
|7 October 1963||Died in office|