Dwight D. Eisenhower
President Roosevelt decided that Eisenhower would be Supreme Allied Commander in Europe
Washington D.C., U.S.
In December 1943, President Roosevelt decided that Eisenhower – not Marshall – would be Supreme Allied Commander in Europe. The following month, he resumed command of ETOUSA and the following month was officially designated as the Supreme Allied Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF), serving in a dual role until the end of hostilities in Europe in May 1945.