Eric K. Army officer who was the first Asian American to achieve the rank of four-star general. He commanded North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO peacekeeping forces in Bosnia-Herzegovina —98 , served as army chief of staff — , and was secretary of veterans affairs —14 in the administration of Pres. Barack Obama. Shinseki was born less than a year after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor , and his parents, like other Japanese Americans at the time, were classified by the U.
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Military history of Asian Americans - Wikipedia
This is a complete list of four-star generals in the United States Army , past and present. The rank of general or full general , or four-star general is the highest rank normally achievable in the U. It ranks above lieutenant general three-star general and below General of the Army five-star general. There have been four-star generals in the history of the U.
General officers in the United States
For Veterans Day, we wanted to recognize some of the top African-American military officers in the U. Austin became the 12th commander of Central Command—and the first African American to hold the position—in charge of U. As head of Centcom, the four-star general is the top military commander leading the fight against ISIS militants near the Iraq-Syria border. Prior to taking over Centcom, Austin was the vice chief of staff of the Army and the last commanding general for U.
Shinseki is a veteran of two tours of combat in the Vietnam War , in which he was awarded three Bronze Star Medals for valor and two Purple Hearts. His grandparents emigrated from Hiroshima to Hawaii in Shinseki served in a variety of command and staff assignments in the Continental United States and overseas, including two combat tours with the 9th and 25th Infantry Divisions in the Republic of Vietnam as an artillery forward observer and as commander of Troop A, 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry Regiment during the Vietnam War.