The Amestrian military in Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is filled with skilled soldiers. Among them are the state alchemists, who are empowered by the government to deploy alchemy for a variety of purposes, including warfare, scientific experimentation, and more.
In order to become a state alchemist, a contender must demonstrate superior strength and alchemic ability. But who are the strongest state alchemists? Depends on who you ask. One major contender is Roy Mustang, the Flame Alchemist. His fire powers are truly impressive, but could Alex Armstrong's combat alchemy prove superior? What about Edward Elric's ability to perform transmutations without drawing a circle first?
The state alchemists are amazing, but they aren't the only ones worth paying attention to. Riza Hawkeye might not be able to transmute matter, but with a gun in her hand she can run circles around an alchemist. The same can be said of Olivier Armstrong, who was strong enough to defeat her alchemist brother, and runs Fort Briggs like a well-oiled machine.
Vote up the members of the Amestrian military that you think stand out among the rest, and vote down the ones who don't deserve their title.