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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 49 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 63 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 82 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 63 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 82 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 34 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 55 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 71 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 58 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 93 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

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George Washington is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
Dec. at 67 (1732-1799) George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the ...more

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Henry Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
Henry Timberlake Dec. at 35 (1730-1765) Henry Timberlake was a colonial Anglo-American officer, journalist, and cartographer. He was born in Virginia and died in England. He is best known for his work as an emissary from the British ...more

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Henry Warner Slocum is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
Dec. at 67 (1827-1894) Henry Warner Slocum, was a Union general during the American Civil War and later served in the United States House of Representatives from New York. During the war, he was one of the youngest ...more

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Hyman G. Rickover is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
Dec. at 86 (1900-1986) Hyman George Rickover was a United States Navy admiral who directed the original development of naval nuclear propulsion and controlled its operations for three decades as director of Naval ...more

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J.E.B. Stuart is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
Dec. at 31 (1833-1864) James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart was a United States Army officer from the U.S. state of Virginia who later became a Confederate States Army general during the American Civil War. He was ...more

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Jack Reed is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
age 68 John Francis Reed, known as Jack Reed, is the senior United States Senator from Rhode Island, serving since 1997. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served in the United States ...more

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Jake Allex is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
Dec. at 72 (1887-1959) Aleksa Mandušić, or Jake Allex, was a Serbian American soldier who received the Medal of Honor for his service in the U.S. Army during World War I.

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James B. McPherson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
Dec. at 36 (1828-1864) James Birdseye McPherson was a career United States Army officer who served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was killed at the Battle of Atlanta, facing the army ...more

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Jim Bowie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
James "Jim" Bowie was a nineteenth-century American pioneer, soldier, smuggler, slave trader, and land speculator, who played a prominent role in the Texas Revolution, culminating in ...more

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Jimmy Carter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
age 93 James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. is an American politician, author, and member of the Democratic Party who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. He was ...more

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John Alexander McClernand is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
Dec. at 88 (1812-1900) John Alexander McClernand was an American lawyer and politician, and a Union general in the American Civil War. He was a classic case of the politician-in-uniform coming into conflict with ...more

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John Aspinwall Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
Dec. at 64 (1917-1981) John Aspinwall Roosevelt was the sixth and last child of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and his wife, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the only Roosevelt son who never sought political office.

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John Brown is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
Dec. at 77 (1842-1919) John Frippo Brown, a Seminole of the Tiger Clan, was a Confederate States Army officer during the American Civil War. He was elected by the tribal council as the last principal chief of the ...more

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John C. Frémont is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
Died at 77 (1813-1890) John Charles Frémont was a politician, military officer and explorer.

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John Horne Burns is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
Dec. at 37 (1916-1953) John Horne Burns was a United States writer, the author of three novels. The first, The Gallery, is his best known work, which was very well received when published and has been reissued several ...more

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John MacDowell Dunaway Jr. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
John MacDowell Dunaway Jr. John MacDowell Dunaway Jr. is a career non-commissioned officer in the United States Army and the father of Faye Dunaway.

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John Napier is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
age 31 John Napier is an American bobsledder.

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John Pippy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
age 47 John Pippy is an American politician from the U.S. State of Pennsylvania. A member of the Republican Party, he served in the Pennsylvania State Senate from 2003 to 2012 and the Pennsylvania ...more

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Joseph Bouchard is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
age 63 Joseph F. Bouchard is an American politician of the Democratic Party. From 2008 to 2010 he was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. He represented the 83rd district in Virginia Beach. He ...more

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Joseph Hooker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
Dec. at 65 (1814-1879) Joseph Hooker was a career United States Army officer, achieving the rank of major general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Although he served throughout the war, usually with ...more

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Kathryn Frost is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
Dec. at 58 (1948-2006) Major General Kathryn G. Frost was the commander of the United States Army and Air Force Exchange Service from August 2002 to April 2005. At the time of her retirement, she was the ...more

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Kit Carson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
Dec. at 59 (1809-1868) Christopher Houston "Kit" Carson was an American frontiersman. The few paying jobs he had during his lifetime included mountain man, wilderness guide, Indian agent, and American Army ...more

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Kurt Bock is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
Kurt Bock age 60 Kurt Bock is the chief executive officer of Country Financial.

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Kyndra Miller Rotunda is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
age 45 Kyndra Kaye Rotunda is an American lawyer, author, and former officer in the U.S. Army JAG Corps . She is a law professor at the Chapman University School of Law.

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Lance Sijan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Army Officers from the United States
Dec. at 26 (1942-1968) Lance Peter Sijan was a United States Air Force officer and fighter pilot. On March 4, 1976, he posthumously received the Medal of Honor, the United States' highest military award, for his ...more