General-of-the-army meaning

A commissioned military officer of the highest rank in the United States, ranking directly above a general, and corresponding to marshal or field marshal in other countries. A general of the army is equal in grade or rank to an admiral of the fleet.
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One who holds this rank.
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(u.s. army) An officer of the highest rank, with an insignia of five stars: a WWII rank.
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A military officer of the highest rank in several countries that follow the United States military rank system, including Liberia.
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The highest commissioned rank in the US Army.
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