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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Naval War College and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Naval War College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Naval War College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Naval War College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Naval War College 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 Naval War College.

Alan Shepard and Alexander Haig are only the beginning of the graduates on this list.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Naval War College?” and “Which celebrities are Naval War College alumni?”

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Alan Shepard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Pilot, Astronaut, United States Naval Aviator Alan Bartlett "Al" Shepard, Jr., was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, flag officer, one of the original NASA Mercury Seven astronauts, and businessman, who in 1961 ...more

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Alexander Haig is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Soldier, Civil servant Alexander Meigs Haig Jr. was a United States Army general who served as the United States Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and White House Chief of Staff under Presidents Richard ...more

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Jeremiah Denton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Pilot, Writer Jeremiah Andrew Denton, Jr. was a Rear Admiral and Naval Aviator in the United States Navy and, following his retirement from naval service, was a United States Senator from the state of ...more

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Raymond T. Odierno is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
General Raymond T. "Ray" Odierno is a United States Army general and the 38th and current Chief of Staff of the Army. General Odierno most recently commanded United States Joint Forces ...more

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William J. Fallon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
William J. Fallon William Joseph Fallon is a retired United States Navy four-star admiral who retired after serving for over 41 years. His last military assignment was as Commander, U.S. Central Command from ...more

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Hugo Teufel III is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Hugo Teufel III was appointed as Chief Privacy Officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security by Secretary Michael Chertoff on 21 July 2006, after a ten-month vacancy that was filled by ...more

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Anthony Carwardine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Military Officer Rear Admiral Anthony Carwardine AO is a retired Australian naval officer, Chief of Naval Personnel in the Royal Australian Navy and former Commandant of the Australian Defence Force Academy.

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Holland Smith is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Lawyer Holland McTyeire "Howlin' Mad" Smith, KCB was a General in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He is sometimes called the "father" of modern U.S. amphibious ...more

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Joseph Prueher is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Joseph Wilson Prueher served as United States Ambassador to the People's Republic of China from 1999 to 2001. He was succeeded as ambassador by Clark T. Randt, Jr. Prior to his posting as ...more

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Thomas A. Schwartz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Thomas A. Schwartz Thomas Allen Schwartz is a retired United States Army four-star general who commanded the United States Army Forces Command from 1998 to 1999 and United States Forces Korea from 1999 to 2002.

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Christopher R. Hill is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Diplomat Christopher Robert Hill is an American diplomat who served as the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq. On July 1, 2010, Hill was chosen to be the dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at ...more

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Walter Krueger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Military Officer Walter Krueger was an American soldier and general officer in the first half of the 20th century. He is best known for his command of the Sixth United States Army in the South West Pacific Area ...more

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Ernest King is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Fleet Admiral Ernest Joseph King was Commander in Chief, United States Fleet and Chief of Naval Operations during World War II. As COMINCH-CNO, he directed the United States Navy's operations, ...more

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Barbara E. McGann is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Barbara E. McGann is a retired Rear Admiral.

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Frank Jack Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Frank Jack Fletcher was an admiral in the United States Navy during World War II. Fletcher was the operational commander at the pivotal Battles of Coral Sea and of Midway. As a lieutenant, ...more

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Frank Jimenez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Lawyer Frank R. Jimenez became the 21st General Counsel of the U.S. Department of the Navy on September 25, 2006, following his nomination by George W. Bush and confirmation by the United States ...more

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John B. Hayes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
John B. Hayes John Briggs Hayes was a United States Coast Guard admiral who served as the 16th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard from 1978 to 1982.

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Bill Studeman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
William Oliver Studeman is a retired Admiral of the United States Navy and former Deputy Director of the United States' Central Intelligence Agency, with two extended periods as Acting Director ...more

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Richmond K. Turner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Military Officer Admiral Richmond Kelly Turner, commonly known as Admiral Kelly Turner, served in the United States Navy during World War II, and is best known for commanding the Amphibious Force during the ...more

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Charles McMorris is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Charles McMorris Charles "Soc" Horatio McMorris was an American rear admiral during World War II, most notably commanding forces at the Battle of the Komandorski Islands and Aleutian Islands.

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Thomas Hinman Moorer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Thomas Hinman Moorer Thomas Hinman Moorer was an admiral and naval aviator in the United States Navy who served as Chief of Naval Operations from 1967 to 1970, and as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from ...more

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Chester W. Nimitz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Chester William Nimitz was a fleet admiral of the United States Navy. He played a major role in the naval history of World War II as Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet, for U.S. ...more

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Bruce E. Grooms is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Bruce E. Grooms Bruce Estes Grooms, is a vice admiral in the United States Navy. He is Deputy Chief of Staff for Capability Development at Allied Command Transformation. He has served as Commander of Submarine ...more

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Robert W. Cone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Robert W. Cone Robert William Cone is a United States Army four-star general who last served as the commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. He assumed command of TRADOC on 29 April 2011. ...more

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Joe Campa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Joe Campa Joe R. Campa, Jr. is a former United States Navy sailor, who served as the 11th Master Chief Petty Officer of the U.S. Navy.

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Angela Salinas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Angela Salinas Major General Angela Salinas, born in Alice, Texas, the youngest of five children to native Texan parents. She is a descendant of one of the first civilian settlers in Texas, granted a Porcion ...more

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Shephard W. Hill is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Shephard Hill is president of Boeing International and a member of the company's Executive Council. Named to this position in October 2007, Hill, 55, oversees the company's international affairs ...more

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Carol Mutter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Carol Mutter Carol A. Mutter is a former United States Marine Corps lieutenant general. She is the first woman in the history of the U.S. Armed Forces to be appointed to a three-star grade. She retired from ...more

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Dennis Hejlik is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Dennis Hejlik Lieutenant General Dennis J. Hejlik, USMC was the commanding general of Marine Corps Forces Europe and United States Marine Corps Forces Command. Until early 2008, Hejlik commanded the newly ...more

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Francis Terry McNamara is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Diplomat Francis Terry McNamara is a retired career Foreign Service Officer, ambassador and author.

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Michael L. Oates is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Michael L. Oates Michael Oates is a retired United States Army Lieutenant General from San Antonio, Texas. He was commissioned in the Infantry upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1979.

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Jerome F. O'Malley is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Jerome F. O'Malley General Jerome Francis O'Malley was a United States Air Force four-star general who served as Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force from 1982 to 1983; Commander in Chief, Pacific Air Forces from ...more

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John E. Wilkes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
John E. Wilkes John E. Wilkes was a vice admiral in the United States Navy, who served in World War I and World War II. In December 1941 he was appointed Commander of Submarines, Asiatic Fleet. In 1944 Wilkes ...more

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Thomas A. Betro is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Thomas A. Betro Thomas A. Betro is the former director of Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Betro earned a bachelor's degree in government from Colby College and a masters degree from the Naval War College ...more

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Ernie Leidiger is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Ernie Leidiger Legislator Ernest Gilbert "Ernie" Leidiger is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District ...more

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Michael J. Aguilar is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Michael J. Aguilar Michael J. Aguilar is a retired United States Marine Corps brigadier general and the Federal Security Director of the San Diego International Airport. Aguilar is the first Hispanic of Mexican ...more

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St. Clair Streett is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
St. Clair Streett St. Clair Streett, known as "Bill", was a United States Air Force major general and writer who first organized and led the Strategic Air Command. Streett served as aide to air power ...more

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Al Melvin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Albert Anthony "Al" Melvin is a Republican member of the Arizona Senate. Melvin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1969 from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and earned his MBA ...more

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James A. Winnefeld, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
James A. Winnefeld, Jr. James Alexander "Sandy" Winnefeld, Jr. is a United States Navy, admiral who currently serves as the ninth Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He previously served as the fourth ...more

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Holly Graf is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Holly Graf Holly Ann Graf is a retired Captain in the United States Navy. Until January 2010 she was commanding officer of the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens, a major surface ...more

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Arnold E. True is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Arnold E. True Arnold E. True was an American military officer in the U.S. Navy. He commanded the Sims-class destroyer USS Hammann.

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S. Robert Foley is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
S. Robert Foley Admiral S. Robert Foley is a retired United States Navy admiral. After graduating as a member of the United States Naval Academy's Class of 1950, Foley served in the Navy for 35 years. Foley ...more

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Wendi B. Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Wendi B. Carpenter Rear Admiral Wendi B. Carpenter, United States Navy flag officer and naval aviator, was president of the State University of New York Maritime College.

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John N. Christenson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
John N. Christenson John N. Christenson is a rear admiral in the United States Navy and currently the Deputy United States Military Representative to the NATO Military Committee, in Brussels, Belgium. He was the ...more

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Radhakrishna Hariram Tahiliani is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Naval War College Alumni
Radhakrishna Hariram Tahiliani Radhakrishna Hariram Tahiliani also known as R. H. Tahiliani is a retired Indian Navy admiral who served as the 13th Chief of the Naval Staff from December 1, 1984 until November 30, 1987. His ...more