The Best Military TV Shows

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List Criteria: Live-action shows that have stories centered primarily around the military and military characters only.

The very best military shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest military shows also includes pictures from the shows, when available. Popular military TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining military show of all time is. Don't let your favorite military television programs fall to the bottom of the list - be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of military television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator, and premiere date when available.

Everything from M.A.S.H. to Band of Brothers, and even that old standby of military sitcoms, Hogan's Heroes, is included on this list. There are lots of military shows on TV - new army TV shows, and old armed forces series - so checking out this ranked list will help you decide which to watch... maybe during your next Netflix binge?

What is the best military show of all time? What are the greatest military shows? From army TV shows to navy TV shows and any other top rated military shows you can think of, it's time to vote for the best of the best!
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    M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Military TV Shows

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    M*A*S*H Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi

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    NCIS is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Military TV Shows

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    NCIS Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

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    Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Military TV Shows

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    Band of Brothers Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston

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    The Unit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Military TV Shows


    The Unit Dennis Haysbert, Regina Taylor, Audrey Marie Anderson

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    JAG is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Military TV Shows


    JAG David James Elliott, Catherine Bell, Patrick Labyorteaux

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    Travis Van Winkle, Jocko Sims, Eric Dane

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    Hogan's Heroes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Military TV Shows


    Hogan's Heroes Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner

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    NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Military TV Shows

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    NCIS: Los Angeles Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa

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    Strike Back is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Military TV Shows

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    Strike Back Sullivan Stapleton, Philip Winchester, Michelle Lukes

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    NCIS: New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Military TV Shows

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    NCIS: New Orleans Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan

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    Black Sheep Squadron is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Military TV Shows


    Black Sheep Squadron Robert Conrad, Simon Oakland, Dana Elcar

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    Stargate SG-1 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Military TV Shows


    Stargate SG-1 Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping

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    McHale's Navy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Military TV Shows


    McHale's Navy Ernest Borgnine, Joe Flynn, Tim Conway

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    Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Military TV Shows


    Battlestar Galactica Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

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    Combat! is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Military TV Shows


    Combat! Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Pierre Jalbert

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    The Rat Patrol is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Military TV Shows


    The Rat Patrol Christopher George, Gary Raymond, Eric Braeden

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    Generation Kill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Military TV Shows

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    Generation Kill Alexander Skarsgård, James Ransone, Lee Tergesen

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    China Beach is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Military TV Shows


    China Beach Dana Delany, Michael Boatman, Robert Picardo

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    Star Trek: Enterprise is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Military TV Shows


    Star Trek: Enterprise Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock

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    The A-Team is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Military TV Shows

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    The A-Team George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz

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    Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Military TV Shows


    Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Jim Nabors, William Christopher, Allan Melvin

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    Stargate Atlantis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Military TV Shows


    Stargate Atlantis Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell, David Hewlett

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    Last Resort is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Military TV Shows

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    Last Resort Andre Braugher, Scott Speedman, Daisy Betts

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    Frank Overton, Paul Burke, Chris Robinson

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    The Pacific is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Military TV Shows

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    The Pacific Hugh Ambrose, Ed Tracy

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    Tour of Duty is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Military TV Shows

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    Tour of Duty Terence Knox, Stephen Caffrey, Tony Becker

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    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Military TV Shows


    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Cirroc Lofton

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    Laurence Olivier, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill

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    Jericho is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Military TV Shows


    Jericho Hans Matheson, Clarke Peters, Jessica Raine

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    F Troop is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Military TV Shows


    F Troop Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry

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    Ultimate Force is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Military TV Shows


    Ultimate Force Ross Kemp, Miles Anderson, Christopher Fox

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    Army Wives is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Military TV Shows

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    Army Wives Wendy Davis, Catherine Bell, Brian McNamara

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    Chicago Fire is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Military TV Shows

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    Chicago Fire Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Monica Raymund

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    R. Lee Ermey

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    seaQuest DSV is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Military TV Shows

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    seaQuest DSV Jonathan Brandis, Don Franklin, Ted Raimi

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    The Phil Silvers Show is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Military TV Shows

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    The Phil Silvers Show Dick Van Dyke, Alan Alda, Julie Newmar

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    E-Ring is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Military TV Shows


    E-Ring Benjamin Bratt, Aunjanue Ellis, Dennis Hopper

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    Combat Missions is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Military TV Shows

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    Combat Missions Rudy Boesch, Dexter Fletcher, Eric Johnson

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    Over There is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Military TV Shows

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    Over There Ana Ortiz, Josh Henderson, Brigid Brannagh

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    Space: Above and Beyond is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Military TV Shows

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    Space: Above and Beyond James Morrison, Joel de la Fuente, Kristen Cloke

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    John Batchelor, Matthew Holmes, Lisa McCune

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    Victory at Sea is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Military TV Shows


    Victory at Sea

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    Major Dad is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Military TV Shows

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    Major Dad Gerald McRaney, Matt Mulhern, Marisa Ryan

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    Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Military TV Shows

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    Star Trek: The Original Series William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

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    Stargate Universe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Military TV Shows


    Stargate Universe Robert Carlyle, Louis Ferreira, Brian J. Smith

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    Private Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Military TV Shows


    Private Benjamin Craig T. Nelson, Eileen Brennan, Wendie Jo Sperber

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    Sarah Daykin^! Alex Macqueen^! Vicki Pepperdine

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    Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Military TV Shows

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    Star Trek: The Next Generation Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes

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