Marshal of Poland


Marshal of Poland
Marszałek Polski
Flaga Marszałka Polski.svg
Rank flag of a Marshal of Poland
Shoulder strap with the rank of Marshal of Poland
Country Poland
Service branch Polish Land Forces
NATO rank codeOF-10
Formation19 March 1920

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


Buława of the Marshal of Poland

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.

List of Marshals

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

No. Portrait Name
Appointed Information
1 Józef Piłsudski (-1930).jpg Józef Piłsudski
19 March 1920 First Marshal of Poland
2 Maarschalk Ferdinand Foch (1851-1929), Bestanddeelnr 158-1095 (cropped).jpg Ferdinand Foch
13 April 1923 French general who was Supreme Allied Commander during World War I, 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. He was a major figure during the invasion of Poland.
4 Rola-Żymierski Michał.jpg Michał Rola-Żymierski
3 May 1945 First Marshal of the People's Republic of Poland.
5 Konstanty Rokossowski w polskim mundurze.jpg Konstanty Rokossowski
5 November 1949 Also Marshal of the Soviet Union.
6 Marian Spychalski.jpg Marian Spychalski
7 October 1963 Died in office.


  1. ^ Military Committee Land Standardization Board (25 February 2010). STANAG 2116 (6th ed.). NATO Standardization Agency. p. A-3.