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Famous U.S. Army War College Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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 Powell1

    Colin Powell

    Statesman, Politician


    BirthplaceHarlem, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Colin Luther Powell (; born April 5, 1937) is an American politician and retired four-star...  more

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  • Dwight D. Eisenhower2

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Politician, Soldier

    AgeDec. at 79 (1890-1969)

    BirthplaceDenison, Texas, USA

    Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower ( EYE-zən-how-ər; October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was an...  more

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  • Walter Bedell Smith3
    General Walter Bedell "Beetle" Smith (5 October 1895 – 9 August 1961) was a senior officer of...  more
  • Raymond T. Odierno4
    Raymond Thomas "Ray" Odierno (; born 8 September 1954) is a retired four-star general of the...  more
  • James Peake5

    James Peake

    Soldier, Physician


    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    James Benjamin Peake (born June 18, 1944) was the sixth United States Secretary of Veterans...  more
  • Muhammadu Buhari6


    BirthplaceKatsina, Nigeria

    Muhammadu Buhari (born 17 December 1942) is a Nigerian politician currently serving as the ...  more
  • John J. Pershing7

    AgeDec. at 88 (1860-1948)

    BirthplaceLaclede, Missouri

    General of the Armies John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing (September 13, 1860 – July 15, 1948)...  more

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  • Mark W. Clark8

    AgeDec. at 88 (1896-1984)

    BirthplaceSackets Harbor, New York, United States of America

    Mark Wayne Clark (May 1, 1896 – April 17, 1984) was a United States Army officer who saw...  more
  • Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr.9

    AgeDec. at 78 (1934-2012)

    BirthplaceTrenton, New Jersey, United States of America

    Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (; August 22, 1934 – December 27, 2012) was a United States...  more
  • Omar Bradley10

    Omar Bradley


    AgeDec. at 88 (1893-1981)

    BirthplaceClark, Missouri, United States of America

    General of the Army Omar Nelson Bradley (February 12, 1893 – April 8, 1981) was a senior...  more
  • Anthony McAuliffe11
    General Anthony Clement "Nuts" McAuliffe (July 2, 1898 – August 11, 1975) was a senior United...  more

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  • Walter Krueger12

    Walter Krueger

    Military Officer

    AgeDec. at 86 (1881-1967)

    BirthplaceZłotów, Poland

    Walter Krueger (26 January 1881 – 20 August 1967) was an American soldier and general officer...  more
  • Lyman Lemnitzer13
    Lyman Louis Lemnitzer (August 29, 1899 – November 12, 1988) was a United States Army general,...  more
  • Richard Myers14
    Richard Bowman Myers (born March 1, 1942) is the 14th president of Kansas State University and...  more
  • Charles T. Menoher15

    Charles T. Menoher

    Major General Charles Thomas Menoher (March 20, 1862 – August 11, 1930) was a U.S. Army...  more
  • Dean Johnson16
    Dean Elton Johnson (born June 24, 1947 in Lanesboro, Minnesota) is a former Minnesota...  more
  • 17

    Dwayne Alons

    Politician, Farmer


    BirthplaceHull, Iowa

    Dwayne Arlan Alons (October 30, 1946 – November 29, 2014) was the Iowa State Representative...  more
  • 18

    John Pappageorge

    Politician, Diplomat


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    John George Pappageorge (born July 19, 1931) is a former member of the Michigan State Senate. ...  more
  • Walter Short19

    Walter Short

    Walter Campbell Short (March 30, 1880 – September 3, 1949) was a lieutenant general in the...  more
  • Hubert R. Harmon20

    Hubert R. Harmon

    Lieutenant General Hubert Reilly Harmon (April 3, 1892 – February 22, 1957), after a...  more
  • Jack Keane21
    John M. Keane (born February 1, 1943) is a retired American four-star general and former Vice...  more
  • Floyd Lavinius Parks22

    Floyd Lavinius Parks

    Floyd Lavinius Parks (9 February 1896 – 10 March 1959) was a United States Army general during...  more
  • 23

    St. Clair Streett

    St. Clair Streett (October 6, 1893 – September 28, 1970), known as "Bill", was a United States...  more
  • 24

    Scott Perry



    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, United States of America

    Scott Gordon Perry (born May 27, 1962) is the U.S Representative for Pennsylvania's 10th...  more
  • 25

    Frank Corte, Jr.

    Real Estate Broker


    Frank Julius Corte, Jr., is a real estate businessman in San Antonio, Texas, who served as a...  more