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List of famous alumni from Defence Services Academy, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Defence Services Academy include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Defence Services Academy alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Defence Services Academy are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Defence Services Academy.

This list features Thein Sein, Aung Thein Lin and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Defence Services Academy?” and “Which celebrities are Defence Services Academy alumni?”
Soe Win is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Defence Services Academy Alumni
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Soe Win


General Soe Win was the Prime Minister of Burma and Secretary-1 of the State Peace and Development Council from 2004 to 2007. He was known by Burmese dissident groups as "the butcher of Depayin" for his role as mastermind of the 2003 Depayin Massacre, in which 70 National League for Democracy supporters were killed by a government-sponsored mob. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 60 (1947-2007)

Birthplace: Taunggyi, Myanmar

Maung Aye is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Defence Services Academy Alumni
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Maung Aye


Vice-Senior General Maung Aye is a Burmese military figure who was Vice Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council, the ruling military junta of Burma, from 1993 to 2011. Maung Aye was the second highest-ranking member of the SPDC. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 80

Birthplace: Kanbalu

Thein Sein is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Defence Services Academy Alumni
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Thein Sein


Thein Sein is a Burmese politician and former military commander who has been President of Burma since March 2011. He was the Prime Minister from 2007 until 2011 and considered by some as a moderate and reformist in the post-junta government. His new government undertook a series of political reforms including some deregulation of the country's censored media, releasing many political prisoners and halting the country’s controversial large Chinese-led hydro-power project. The developments that followed included Myanmar’s appointment to chair ASEAN in 2014, improved relations with the US, the reinstatement of major opposition party National League for Democracy in the by-election held on 1 ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 72

Birthplace: Ngapudaw Township, Myanmar

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Tin Aung Myint Oo


Thihathura Tin Aung Myint Oo was one of the Vice Presidents of Myanmar. He is also chairman of Burmese Trade Council, having been appointed in November 2007 by Than Shwe, in response to Saffron Revolution demonstrations in October of that year, and Minister of Military Affairs. He resigned his Vice President post in May 2012. He joined the Buddhist monkhood on 3 May, after speculation over his disappearance had circulated throughout new media. He graduated from the 12th intake of the Defence Services Academy and subsequently earned the title "Thihathura" in 1980 for fighting the Communist Party of Burma. He was nominated into the State Peace and Development Council in 2007 as Secretary, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 67

Birthplace: Myanmar