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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
Dec. at 75 (1894-1969)
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 ...more

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Barney M. Giles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
Dec. at 92 (1892-1984)
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 ...more

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Beau Biden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
age 50
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 ...more

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Bob McDonnell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
age 64
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 ...more

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Brent Scowcroft is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
age 93
Brent Scowcroft KBE is a retired United States Air Force Lieutenant General. He was the United States National Security Advisor under U.S. Presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush. He also ...more

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Brig. Gen. George Grant Gatley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
Brig. Gen. George Grant Gatley
Brig. Gen. George Grant Gatley is the father of actress Ann Harding.

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Bruce M. Bailey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
age 83
Bruce M. Bailey, is an American author and humorist who also used the pen name of R. Adam Solo. Bailey's original name was Marion Bruce Bailey, but he was called "Bruce" by family and ...more

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Bruce E. MacDonald is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
age 64
Bruce E. MacDonald is a retired United States Navy vice admiral who last served as the 40th Judge Advocate General of the Navy from July 2006 to August 2009. Prior to that, MacDonald served as ...more

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Carlo D'Este is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
age 83
Carlo D'Este is an American military historian and biographer, author of several books, especially on World War II. He is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel.

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Charles White Whittlesey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
Dec. at 37 (1884-1921)
Lt. Colonel Charles White Whittlesey was an American Medal of Honor recipient who is notable for leading the "Lost Battalion" in the Argonne Forest during World War I.

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Christopher Fogt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
age 35
Christopher "Chris" Fogt is an Army Captain who won a Bronze Medal at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi as a member of the famed Team Night Train. He also competed in the 2010 Vancouver ...more

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Chuck DeVore is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
age 56
Charles S. "Chuck" DeVore is an American politician who served as a Republican member of the California State Assembly from 2004 to 2010 and represented the 70th District, which ...more

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Daniel Davis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis is a 17-year army veteran and the author of "Dereliction of Duty II: Senior Military Leaders' Loss of Integrity Wounds Afghan War Effort," a report on the War ...more

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Daniel Hiester is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
Daniel Hiester Dec. at 57 (1747-1804)
Daniel Hiester was an American political and military leader from the Revolutionary War period to the early 19th Century. Born in Berks County, Pennsylvania, he was a member of the Hiester ...more

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David Chavchavadze is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
Dec. at 90 (1924-2014)
David Chavchavadze was an American author and a former Central Intelligence Agency officer of Georgian-Russian origin. Chavchavadze was born in London to Prince Paul Chavchavadze and Princess ...more

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Don Bendell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
age 72
Don Bendell, is an American author, rancher, tracker, and a former Green Beret. He has published 26 books and assisted in exposing former Atlantic City Mayor Bob Levy's claims of serving as a ...more

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Douglas MacArthur is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
Dec. at 84 (1880-1964)
Douglas MacArthur was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army. He was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the ...more

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Dwight D. Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
Dec. at 79 (1890-1969)
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 WWII and served as Supreme ...more

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Elijah Gates is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
Dec. at 88 (1827-1915)
Elijah Gates was an American politician from Missouri.

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Eric Massa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
age 59
Eric James Joseph Massa is a former U.S. Representative for the 29th Congressional District of New York, who served in Congress from January 2009 until his resignation in March 2010. Massa ...more

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Francis Grevemberg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
Dec. at 94 (1914-2008)
Francis Carroll Grevemberg, was the superintendent of the Louisiana State Police from 1952 to 1955, best remembered for his fight against organized crime. Grevemberg was born in Biloxi, ...more

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Francis Marion is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
Dec. at 63 (1732-1795)
Francis Marion was a military officer who served in the American Revolutionary War. Acting with Continental Army and South Carolina militia commissions, he was a persistent adversary of the ...more

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Friedrich Hecker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
Dec. at 70 (1811-1881)
Friedrich Franz Karl Hecker was a German lawyer, politician and revolutionary. He was one of the most popular speakers and agitators of the 1848 Revolution. After moving to the United States, he ...more

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George G. McMurtry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
Dec. at 82 (1876-1958)
George Gibson McMurtry was an officer in United States Army who received the Medal of Honor as the executive officer of the Lost Battalion during World War I.

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George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
age 94
George Herbert Walker Bush (June 12, 1924 - November 30, 2018) was an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. Prior to assuming the ...more