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Famous U.S. Army War College Alumni

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List of famous alumni from U.S. Army War College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from U.S. Army War College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished U.S. Army War College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended U.S. Army War College are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from U.S. Army War College.

Dwight D. Eisenhower and Colin Powell are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to U.S. Army War College?” and “Which celebrities are U.S. Army War College alumni?”


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    Colin Luther Powell is an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State, serving under U.S. President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005, the first African American to serve in that position. During his military career, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Statesman, Politician, Soldier, Diplomat
    • Age: age 78
    • Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Credits: Ballou, For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots, King: Man of Peace in a Time of War, America Beyond the Color Line
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    Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe; he had responsibility for planning and supervising the invasion of ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Politician, Soldier
    • Age: Died at 79 (1890-1969)
    • Birthplace: Denison, Texas, United States of America
    • Credits: Sputnik Mania, Town Meeting of the World
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    Walter Bedell "Beetle" Smith was a senior U.S. Army general who served as General Dwight D. Eisenhower's chief-of-staff at Allied Forces Headquarters during the Tunisia Campaign and the Allied invasion of Italy in 1943. Beginning in the next year, he was General Eisenhower's chief-of-staff at the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 66 (1895-1961)
    • Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America
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    General Raymond T. "Ray" Odierno is a United States Army general and the 38th and current Chief of Staff of the Army. General Odierno most recently commanded United States Joint Forces Command from October 2010 until its disestablishment in August 2011. He served as Commanding General, United States ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: Hibernia, New Jersey, United States of America
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    James Benjamin Peake is a former United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs, serving from 2007 to 2009. In 2004, he retired from a 38-year United States Army career. He also served as the 40th Surgeon General of the United States Army. more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Soldier, Physician
    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
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    Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR is the President-elect of Nigeria and a retired Major General in the Nigerian Army who was Head of State of Nigeria from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985, after taking power in a military coup d'état. The term Buharism is ascribed to the Buhari military government. He ran ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Politician
    • Age: age 73
    • Birthplace: Katsina, Nigeria
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    John J. Pershing appeared in the 1942 film For Me and My Gal. more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Soldier
    • Age: Died at 88 (1860-1948)
    • Birthplace: Laclede, Missouri, United States of America
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    Mark Wayne Clark (May 1, 1896 – April 17, 1984) was an American general during World War II and the Korean War and was the youngest lieutenant general (three-star general) in the U.S. Army. more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Soldier
    • Age: Died at 88 (1896-1984)
    • Birthplace: Sackets Harbor, New York, United States of America
    • Credits: I Was an American Spy
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    H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. was a United States Army general. While serving as Commander-in-Chief, United States Central Command, he led all coalition forces in the Persian Gulf War. Born in Trenton, New Jersey, Schwarzkopf grew up in the United States and later in Iran. He was accepted into the U.S. more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Writer
    • Age: Died at 78 (1934-2012)
    • Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States of America
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    Omar Nelson "Brad" Bradley was a United States Army field commander in North Africa and Europe during World War II, and a General of the Army. From the Normandy landings through the end of the war in Europe, Bradley had command of all U.S. ground forces invading Germany from the west; he ultimately ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Soldier
    • Age: Died at 88 (1893-1981)
    • Birthplace: Clark, Missouri, United States of America
    • Credits: Patton
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    General Anthony Clement "Nuts" McAuliffe was the United States Army general who was the acting division commander of the 101st Airborne Division troops defending Bastogne, Belgium, during World War II's Battle of the Bulge. He is famous for his single-word reply of "Nuts!" in response to a German ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 77 (1898-1975)
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
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    Walter Krueger was an American soldier and general officer in the first half of the 20th century. He is best known for his command of the Sixth United States Army in the South West Pacific Area during World War II. He rose from the rank of private to general in the United States Army. Born in Flatow, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Military Officer
    • Age: Died at 86 (1881-1967)
    • Birthplace: Złotów, Poland
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    Lyman Louis Lemnitzer was a United States Army general, who served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1960 to 1962. He then served as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO from 1963 to 1969. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 89 (1899-1988)
    • Birthplace: Honesdale, Pennsylvania, United States of America
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    Richard Bowman Myers is a retired four-star general in the United States Air Force and served as the 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. As Chairman, Myers was the highest ranking uniformed officer of the United States' military forces. General Myers became the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs on ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 73
    • Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America
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    Charles T. Menoher

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    Major General Charles Thomas Menoher was a U.S. Army general, first Chief of the United States Army Air Service from 1918-1921, and commanded the U.S. Army Hawaiian Department from 1924-1925. The son of a Civil War veteran, Menoher was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1862 and graduated from the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 68 (1862-1930)
    • Birthplace: Johnstown, Pennsylvania, United States of America
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    Dean Elton Johnson is a former Minnesota politician and a member of the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota. He is a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, and a former member, majority leader and minority leader of the Minnesota Senate. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: Minnesota, United States of America
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    Dwayne Arlan Alons was the Iowa State Representative from the 4th District. A Republican, he served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1999–2014. He was a retired Brigadier General in the Iowa Air National Guard and served as Chief of Staff at its headquarters. Alons died of cancer on November ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Politician, Farmer
    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: Hull, Iowa, United States of America
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    John George Pappageorge is a former member of the Michigan State Senate. more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Politician, Diplomat
    • Age: age 84
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
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    Walter Short

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    Walter Campbell Short was a lieutenant general in the United States Army and the U.S. military commander responsible for the defense of U.S. military installations in Hawaii at the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 69 (1880-1949)
    • Birthplace: Alton, Illinois, United States of America
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    Hubert R. Harmon

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    Lieutenant General Hubert Reilly Harmon, after a distinguished combat career in World War II, was instrumental in developing plans for the establishment of the United States Air Force Academy. He was the first superintendent of the academy and was one of the persons most influential in establishing it ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 65 (1892-1957)
    • Birthplace: Pennsylvania, United States of America
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