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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 Bruce is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
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Andrew Davis Bruce was an American academic and soldier who served as the third president of the University of Houston. He retired from the United States Army in 1954 as a lieutenant general after seeing action in both World War I and World War II and founding Fort Hood. Three countries, France, the Philippines, and the United States, awarded him service medals, including the Distinguished Service Cross, the U.S. Army's second highest military decoration. Bruce is interred in Arlington National Cemetery. ...more

Age: Died at 75 (1894-1969)

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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Barney M. Giles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
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Barney McKinney Giles was an American military officer who helped develop strategic bombing theory and practice. Giles stepped outside of established bomber doctrine during World War II to develop long-range capabilities for fighter aircraft in use by the United States Army Air Forces. Giles served as commanding general of the Fourth Air Force then as commander of the Twentieth Air Force in the Pacific Ocean Areas. In 1945 Giles was appointed honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire by King George VI of the United Kingdom. ...more

Age: Died at 92 (1892-1984)

Birthplace: Mineola, Texas, United States of America

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Beau Biden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
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Joseph Robinette "Beau" Biden III is an American attorney, Army JAG officer, and politician from Wilmington, Delaware. He served as the Attorney General of Delaware and a major in the Delaware Army National Guard. He is a member of the Democratic Party; and is also the older son of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and older step-son of Second Lady of the United States Jill Biden. ...more

Age: 49

Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States of America

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Bob McDonnell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
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Robert Francis "Bob" McDonnell is a former American politician. He was the 71st Governor of Virginia. McDonnell served on the executive committee of the Republican Governors Association. McDonnell was a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army Reserve. He served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1992 to 2006, and was Attorney General of Virginia from 2006 to 2009. McDonnell was elected Governor of Virginia after using the campaign slogan "Bob's for Jobs." He defeated Democratic state Senator Creigh Deeds by a 17-point margin in the 2009 general election, which was marked by the severe recession of the late 2000s. McDonnell succeeded Democrat Tim Kaine. Virginia law does not allow a ...more

Age: 63

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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