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Famous Army Officers from the United States

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List of notable or famous army officers from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top army officers born in the United States and even some popular army officers who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American army officers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These army officers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known army officer from the United States is included when available.

List includes George Washington, Dwight D. Eisenhower, more.

This historic army officers from the United States list can help answer the questions "Who are some American army officers of note?" and "Who are the most famous army officers from the United States?" These prominent army officers of the United States may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected American army officers.

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  • Andrew Davis Bruce1

    Andrew Davis Bruce

    Dec. at 75 (1894-1969)

    BirthplaceArea code 557, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Area code 314, United States of America

    Lieutenant General Andrew Davis Bruce (September 14, 1894 – July 28, 1969) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Barney M. Giles2

    Barney M. Giles

    Dec. at 92 (1892-1984)

    BirthplaceMineola, Texas

    Barney McKinney Giles (September 13, 1892 – May 6, 1984) was an American military officer who... more on Wikipedia
  • Beau Biden3

    Beau Biden

    Age: 51

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware, United States of America

    Joseph Robinette "Beau" Biden III (February 3, 1969 – May 30, 2015) was an American attorney,... more on Wikipedia
  • Bob McDonnell4

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Robert Francis McDonnell (born June 15, 1954) is an American politician and lawyer who served... more on Wikipedia
  • Brent Scowcroft5

    BirthplaceOgden, Utah, United States of America

    Brent Scowcroft (; born March 19, 1925) is a former United States Air Force officer who was... more on Wikipedia
  • Brig. Gen. George Grant Gatley6

    Brig. Gen. George Grant Gatley

    Brig. Gen. George Grant Gatley is the father of actress Ann Harding.
  • Bruce M. Bailey7

    BirthplaceCrystal Springs, Mississippi

    Bruce M. Bailey, (born August 10, 1935), is an American author and humorist who also used the... more on Wikipedia
  • Bruce E. MacDonald8

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    Bruce E. MacDonald (born 1955 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a retired United States Navy vice... more on Wikipedia
  • Carlo D'Este9

    BirthplaceOakland, California

    Carlo D'Este (born 1936 in Oakland, California) is an American military historian and... more on Wikipedia
  • Charles White Whittlesey10

    Charles White Whittlesey

    Dec. at 37 (1884-1921)

    BirthplaceFlorence (CDP), Wisconsin

    Charles W. Whittlesey (January 20, 1884; disappeared November 26, 1921) was a United States... more on Wikipedia
  • Christopher Fogt11

    BirthplaceOrange Park, Florida

    Christopher Fogt (born May 29, 1983) is an United Stated Army Major, three time USA Olympian,... more on Wikipedia
  • Chuck DeVore12

    BirthplaceWashington, Area code 206, Western United States, Northwestern United States, United States of America

    Charles S. "Chuck" DeVore (born May 20, 1962) is an American politician who served as a... more on Wikipedia
  • Daniel Davis13
    Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis is a 17-year army veteran and the author of "Dereliction of Duty II:...
  • Daniel Hiester14

    Daniel Hiester

    Dec. at 57 (1747-1804)

    BirthplacePennsylvania, United States of America

    For the other Daniel Hiester, who served as a U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania from 1809... more on Wikipedia
  • David Chavchavadze15

    David Chavchavadze

    Dec. at 90 (1924-2014)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Prince David Chavchavadze (May 20, 1924 – October 5, 2014) was an American author and a former... more on Wikipedia
  • Don Bendell16

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio

    Don Bendell (born January 8, 1947, in Akron, Ohio) is an American author, rancher, tracker,... more on Wikipedia
  • Douglas MacArthur17

    Douglas MacArthur

    Dec. at 84 (1880-1964)

    BirthplaceLittle Rock, Arkansas, United States of America

    General of the Army Douglas MacArthur (January 26, 1880 – April 5, 1964) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • Dwight D. Eisenhower18

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Dec. at 79 (1890-1969)

    BirthplaceDenison, Texas, USA

    Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower ( EYE-zən-how-ər; October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was an... more on Wikipedia

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  • Elijah Gates19

    Elijah Gates

    Dec. at 88 (1827-1915)

    BirthplaceKentucky, Garrard County, United States, with Territories

    Elijah Gates (December 17, 1827 in Garrard County, Kentucky – March 4, 1915 in St. Joseph,... more on Wikipedia
  • Eric Massa20

    Eric Massa

    Age: 61

    BirthplaceCharleston, South Carolina, United States of America

    Eric James Joseph Massa (born September 16, 1959) is a former American politician who served... more on Wikipedia
  • 21

    Francis Grevemberg

    Dec. at 94 (1914-2008)

    BirthplaceBiloxi, Mississippi, United States of America

    Francis Carroll Grevemberg (June 4, 1914 – November 24, 2008), was the superintendent of the... more on Wikipedia
  • Francis Marion22

    Francis Marion

    Dec. at 63 (1732-1795)

    BirthplaceSouth Carolina, United States of America

    Francis Marion (c. 1732 – February 27, 1795) was a military officer who served in the American... more on Wikipedia
  • Friedrich Hecker23

    Friedrich Hecker

    Dec. at 70 (1811-1881)

    BirthplaceAngelbachtal, Germany

    Friedrich Franz Karl Hecker (September 28, 1811 – March 24, 1881) was a German lawyer,... more on Wikipedia
  • George G. McMurtry24

    George G. McMurtry

    Dec. at 82 (1876-1958)

    BirthplacePittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

    George Gibson McMurtry (November 6, 1876 – November 22, 1958) was a United States Army... more on Wikipedia
  • George H. W. Bush25

    BirthplaceEastern United States, Milton, New England, Norfolk County, United States of America

    George Herbert Walker Bush (June 12, 1924 – November 30, 2018) was an American politician and... more on Wikipedia

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