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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Omar Bradley

Omar Bradley, 1950

General Omar Bradley was a senior officer of the United States Army during and after World War II. On August 11, 1949, President Harry S. Truman appointed Bradley the first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In 1950, the first time he was photographed by Karsh, Bradley was promoted to the rank of General of the Army, the fifth – and last – person to achieve that rank. That same year, Bradley was made the first Chairman of the NATO Military Committee.

Bradley was photographed by Karsh on three occasions – see the records.