College of Arts and Sciences
Master of Arts in History - Thesis (MA)
George C. Marshall, VMI, War Planning, World War I, World War II
History | Military History | United States History
Emmert, John Robert Isaiah, "George C. Marshall, A Dynamic Leader of Transition & Adaptation" (2018). Masters Theses. 501.
George Catlett Marshall was the Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the tumultuous years of the Second World War. Prior to the war, Marshall headed various officers’ schools and professional development centers, mentoring an entire generation of young officers who would become field commanders and general officers during the World War II. Eventually, he oversaw the monumental task of modernizing and enlarging the United States Army as World War II began and escalated. Together with President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his opposites in the British military, he helped formulate the grand strategy that the Allied powers implemented to eventually defeat Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, and Imperial Japan.