Roberts of Kansas introduced coin legislation to
honor five-star Generals and the United States
Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC)
for its service in educating the nation’s
military leaders since its founding in 1881.
The newly published bill, "Five-Star Generals
Commemorative Coin Act, S. 3456," authorizes the
Secretary of the Treasury to mint 100,000 five
dollar gold coins, 500,000 one dollar silver
coins, and 750,000 half-dollar copper-nickel
clad coins for issuance in 2013.
The 50 cent clad, $1 silver and $5 gold coins
would portray Five-Star Generals George
Marshall, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight Eisenhower,
Henry "Hap" Arnold, and Omar Bradley — each
alumni of the CGSC, which was founded in 1881 at
Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas.
"Kansas is proud to be the home of the oldest,
largest and arguably the most prestigious
military staff college in the United States. The
school is a first class center of excellence for
leadership development and joint operational
education," said Senator Roberts.
The coin design honors the CGSC’s most famous
graduates, who led U.S. forces to victory in
World War II. Their minting would coincide with
the celebration of the 132nd anniversary of the
founding of the college.
S. 3456 includes surcharges of $35 for each $5
gold coin, $10 for every silver dollar coin, and
$5 for each half-dollar clad coin. Surcharges
would be paid to the Command and General Staff
College Foundation, a not for profit
organization that is chartered to support the
For any legislation to become law, it must pass
both the House and the Senate, and get signed by