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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?”

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Colin Powell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous U.S. Army War College Alumni
Statesman, Politician, Soldier
Colin Luther Powell is an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State, serving under U.S. President George W. ...more

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Dwight D. Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous U.S. Army War College Alumni
Politician, Soldier
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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Walter Bedell Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous U.S. Army War College Alumni
Walter Bedell "Beetle" Smith was a senior U.S. Army general who served as General Dwight D. Eisenhower's chief-of-staff at Allied Forces Headquarters during the Tunisia Campaign and ...more

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Raymond T. Odierno is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous U.S. Army 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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James Peake is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous U.S. Army War College Alumni
Soldier, Physician
James Benjamin Peake is a former 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 served as the 40th ...more

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Muhammadu Buhari is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous U.S. Army War College Alumni
Politician
Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR is the President-elect of Nigeria and a retired Major General in the Nigerian Army who was Head of State of Nigeria from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985, after taking ...more

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John J. Pershing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous U.S. Army War College Alumni
Soldier
John J. Pershing appeared in the 1942 film For Me and My Gal.

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Mark W. Clark is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous U.S. Army War College Alumni
Soldier
Mark Wayne Clark (May 1, 1896 – April 17, 1984) was an American general during World War II and the Korean War and was the youngest lieutenant general (three-star general) in the U.S. Army.

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Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous U.S. Army War College Alumni
Writer
H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. was a United States Army general. While serving as Commander-in-Chief, United States Central Command. Born in Trenton, New Jersey, Schwarzkopf grew up in the United ...more

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Omar Bradley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous U.S. Army War College Alumni
Soldier
Omar Nelson "Brad" Bradley was a United States Army field commander in North Africa and Europe during World War II, and a General of the Army. From the Normandy landings through the ...more

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Anthony McAuliffe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous U.S. Army War College Alumni
General Anthony Clement "Nuts" McAuliffe was the United States Army general who was the acting division commander of the 101st Airborne Division troops defending Bastogne, Belgium, ...more

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Walter Krueger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous U.S. Army 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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Lyman Lemnitzer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous U.S. Army War College Alumni
Lyman Louis Lemnitzer was a United States Army general, who served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1960 to 1962. He then served as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO from 1963 to

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Richard Myers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous U.S. Army War College Alumni
Richard Bowman Myers is a retired four-star general in the United States Air Force and served as the 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. As Chairman, Myers was the highest ranking ...more

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Charles T. Menoher is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous U.S. Army War College Alumni
Charles T. Menoher
Major General Charles Thomas Menoher was a U.S. Army general, first Chief of the United States Army Air Service from 1918-1921, and commanded the U.S. Army Hawaiian Department from 1924-1925. ...more

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Dean Johnson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous U.S. Army War College Alumni
Dean Elton Johnson is a former Minnesota politician and a member of the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota. He is a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, and a ...more

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Dwayne Alons is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous U.S. Army War College Alumni
Politician, Farmer
Dwayne Arlan Alons was the Iowa State Representative from the 4th District. A Republican, he served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1999–2014. He was a retired Brigadier General in the ...more

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John Pappageorge is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous U.S. Army War College Alumni
Politician, Diplomat
John George Pappageorge is a former member of the Michigan State Senate.

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Walter Short is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous U.S. Army War College Alumni
Walter Short
Walter Campbell Short was a lieutenant general in the United States Army and the U.S. military commander responsible for the defense of U.S. military installations in Hawaii at the time of the ...more

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Hubert R. Harmon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous U.S. Army War College Alumni
Hubert R. Harmon
Lieutenant General Hubert Reilly Harmon, after a distinguished combat career in World War II, was instrumental in developing plans for the establishment of the United States Air Force Academy. ...more

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Jack Keane is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous U.S. Army War College Alumni
John M. "Jack" Keane is a retired four-star general and former Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army, and a defense analyst currently serving as Chairman of the Board for the ...more

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Floyd Lavinius Parks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous U.S. Army War College Alumni
Floyd Lavinius Parks
Floyd Lavinius Parks was a US Army General during World War II. During the war, he was chief of staff of the US Army Ground Forces and the First Allied Airborne Army. As such, he participated in ...more

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St. Clair Streett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous U.S. Army 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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Scott Perry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous U.S. Army War College Alumni
Scott Perry Politician
Scott Gordon Perry is the U.S Representative for Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district, serving since 2013. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as a member of the ...more

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Frank Corte, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous U.S. Army War College Alumni
Frank Corte, Jr. Real Estate Broker
Frank Julius Corte, Jr., is a real estate businessman in San Antonio, Texas, who served as a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from Bexar County between 1993 and 2011. In ...more