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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?”
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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 (; born April 5, 1937) is an American politician and retired four-star general in the United States Army. During his military career, Powell also served as National Security ...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 ( 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 ...more

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Walter Bedell Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous U.S. Army War College Alumni
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 ...more
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Raymond T. Odierno is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous U.S. Army War College Alumni
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 ...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 (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 ...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 (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
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John J. Pershing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous U.S. Army War College Alumni
Soldier
General of the Armies John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing (September 13, 1860 – July 15, 1948) was a senior United States Army officer. His most famous post was when he served as the ...more
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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 a United States Army officer who saw service during World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. He was the youngest four-star general in ...more

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Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous U.S. Army War College Alumni
Writer
Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (; August 22, 1934 – December 27, 2012) was a United States Army General. While serving as the commander of United States Central Command, he led all coalition ...more

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Omar Bradley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous U.S. Army War College Alumni
Omar Bradley Soldier
General of the Army Omar Nelson Bradley (February 12, 1893 – April 8, 1981) was a senior officer of the United States Army during and after World War II. Bradley was the first Chairman of 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 (July 2, 1898 – August 11, 1975) was a senior United States Army officer who earned fame as the acting commander of the U.S. 101st Airborne ...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 (26 January 1881 – 20 August 1967) 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 ...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 (August 29, 1899 – November 12, 1988) 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 ...more
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Richard Myers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous U.S. Army War College Alumni
Richard Bowman Myers (born March 1, 1942) is the 14th president of Kansas State University and a retired four-star general in the United States Air Force who served as the 15th Chairman of the ...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 (March 20, 1862 – August 11, 1930) was a U.S. Army general, first Chief of the United States Army Air Service from 1918 to 1921, and commanded the U.S. Army ...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 (born June 24, 1947 in Lanesboro, Minnesota) 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 ...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 (October 30, 1946 – November 29, 2014) was the Iowa State Representative from the 4th District. A Republican, he served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1999–2014. He ...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 (born July 19, 1931) 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 (March 30, 1880 – September 3, 1949) was a lieutenant general in the United States Army and the U.S. military commander responsible for the defense of U.S. military ...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 (April 3, 1892 – February 22, 1957), after a distinguished combat career in World War II, was instrumental in developing plans for the establishment of ...more
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Jack Keane is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous U.S. Army War College Alumni
John M. Keane (born February 1, 1943) is a retired American four-star general and former Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army, and a defense analyst serving as chairman of the board for ...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 (9 February 1896 – 10 March 1959) was a United States Army general during World War II. During the war, he was chief of staff of the US Army Ground Forces and the First ...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 (October 6, 1893 – September 28, 1970), known as "Bill", was a United States Air Force (USAF) major general and writer who first organized and led the Strategic Air ...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 (born May 27, 1962) is the U.S Representative for Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district, serving in congress since 2013. The district, numbered as the 4th District from ...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