Famous U.S. Army War College Alumni

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

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

Dwight D. Eisenhower and Colin Powell are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to U.S. Army War College?” and “Which celebrities are U.S. Army War College alumni?”

  • Colin Powell
    Statesman, Politician, Soldier
    • Age: 85
    • Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America
    Colin Luther Powell (April 5, 1937 – October 18, 2021) was an American statesman, diplomat, and four-star general who served as the 65th United States secretary of state from 2001 to 2005. He was the ...more
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Politician, Soldier
    • Age: Dec. at 78 (1890-1969)
    • Birthplace: Denison, Texas, United States of America
    Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower ( EYE-zən-how-ər; October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was an American army general and statesman who served as the 34th president of the United States from 1953 to 1961. ...more
  • General Walter Bedell "Beetle" Smith (5 October 1895 – 9 August 1961) was a senior officer of the United States Army who served as General Dwight D. Eisenhower's chief of staff at Allied Forces ...more
  • Raymond Thomas "Ray" Odierno (; born 8 September 1954) is a retired four-star general of the United States Army who served as the 38th Chief of Staff of the Army. Prior to his service as Chief of ...more
  • James Peake
    Soldier, Physician
    • Age: 78
    • Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
    James Benjamin Peake (born June 18, 1944) was the sixth United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs, serving from 2007 to 2009. In 2004, he retired from a 38-year United States Army career. He also ...more
    • Age: 80
    • Birthplace: Katsina, Nigeria
    Muhammadu Buhari (born 17 December 1942) is a Nigerian politician currently serving as the President of Nigeria, in office since 2015. He is a retired major general in the Nigerian Army and ...more