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List of famous army officers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top army officers in the world? This includes the most prominent army officers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable army officers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic army officers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned army officers.

Everyone from George Washington to Dwight D. Eisenhower is included on this list.

From reputable, prominent, and well known army officers to the lesser known army officers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the army officer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous army officers ever?" and "What are the names of famous army officers?" then you're in the right place. (1011 items)
John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
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John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), also referred to as John F. Kennedy, JFK, John Kennedy or Jack Kennedy, was the 35th President of the United States. He served from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. Major events during his presidency include the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the building of the Berlin Wall, the Space Race, the American Civil Rights Movement and early events of the Vietnam War. John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas, United States. Lee Harvey Oswald was charged with the crime, but was himself murdered two days later by Jack Ruby before Oswald could be put on trial. The Warren Commission ...more

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George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
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George Herbert Walker Bush is a retired American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. A Republican, he had previously served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States, a congressman, an ambassador, and Director of Central Intelligence. He is the oldest living former President and Vice President. He is also the last living former President who is a veteran of World War II. Bush is often referred to as "George H. W. Bush", "Bush 41", "Bush the Elder", or "George Bush Sr." to distinguish him from his son, former President George W. Bush. Prior to his son's presidency, he was known simply as George Bush or President Bush. Bush was born in ...more

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Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
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James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music". Born in Seattle, Washington, Hendrix began playing guitar at the age of 15. In 1961, he enlisted in the US Army; he was granted an honorable discharge the following year. Soon afterward, he moved to Clarksville, Tennessee, and began playing gigs on the chitlin' circuit, ...more

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George Washington is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
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George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the convention that drafted the United States Constitution, which replaced the Articles of Confederation and remains the supreme law of the land. Washington was unanimously elected President by the electors in both the 1788–1789 and 1792 elections. He oversaw the creation of a strong, well-financed national government that maintained neutrality in the French Revolutionary Wars, suppressed the Whiskey Rebellion, and won acceptance among Americans of all types. Washington ...more

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