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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
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 ...more

George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
George Herbert Walker Bush (June 12, 1924 - November 30, 2018) was an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. Prior to assuming the ...more

Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
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 ...more

George Washington is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the ...more

Jimmy Carter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. is an American politician, author, and member of the Democratic Party who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. He was ...more

James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart was an American film and stage actor, known for his distinctive drawl voice and down-to-earth persona. Over the course of his career, he starred in many ...more

Ernest Borgnine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Ermes Effron Borgnino, known as Ernest Borgnine was an American film and television actor whose career spanned more than six decades. He was an unconventional lead in many films of the 1950s, ...more

Dwight D. Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
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

Richard Nixon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. The only U.S. president to resign the office, Nixon had previously served as a U.S. representative ...more

Christopher Lee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE, CStJ, is an English actor, singer and author. Lee initially portrayed villains and became best known for his role as Count Dracula in a string of ...more

John McCain is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
John Sidney McCain III was an American politician and naval officer who served as a United States Senator from Arizona from 1987 until his passing. He previously served two terms in the United ...more

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinbur... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. He is the longest-serving, oldest-ever spouse of a reigning British monarch, and the longest-lived male member of the ...more

John Kerry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
John Forbes Kerry is an American politician who is the 68th and current United States Secretary of State. He has served in the United States Senate, and was chairman of the Senate Foreign ...more

Napoleon Bonaparte is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Napoléon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and its associated wars. As Napoleon I, he was Emperor of the French from ...more

Pat Robertson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Marion Gordon "Pat" Robertson is an American media mogul, executive chairman, and a former Southern Baptist minister, who generally supports conservative Christian ideals. He presently ...more

Douglas MacArthur is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Douglas MacArthur was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army. He was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the ...more

Oliver North is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Oliver Laurence "Ollie" North is a political commentator and television host, military historian, New York Times best-selling author, and a former United States Marine Corps lieutenant ...more

Donald Rumsfeld is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Donald Henry Rumsfeld is an American politician and businessman. Rumsfeld served as the 13th Secretary of Defense from 1975 to 1977 under President Gerald Ford, and as the 21st Secretary of ...more

Kris Kristofferson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Kristoffer "Kris" Kristofferson is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and former soldier. He is known for writing and recording such hits as "Me and Bobby ...more

Francisco Franco is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Francisco Franco Bahamonde was a Spanish general and the dictator of Spain. Coming from a military background, he became the youngest general in Europe in the 1920s. A strong conservative, he ...more

Muammar al-Gaddafi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi, commonly known as Colonel Gaddafi, was a Libyan revolutionary and politician who governed Libya as its primary leader from 1969 to 2011. Taking power in a ...more

Hideki Tōjō is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Hideki Tojo was a general of the Imperial Japanese Army, the leader of the Imperial Rule Assistance Association, and the 40th Prime Minister of Japan during much of World War II, from October ...more

Ariel Sharon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Ariel Sharon was an Israeli politician and general who served as the 11th Prime Minister of Israel until he was incapacitated by a stroke. Sharon was a commander in the Israeli Army from its ...more

Jackie Cooper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Jackie Cooper, was an American actor, television director, producer and executive. He was a child actor who managed to make the transition to an adult career. Cooper was the first child actor to ...more

Hermann Göring is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Hermann Wilhelm Göring was a German politician, military leader, and leading member of the Nazi Party. A veteran of World War I as an ace fighter pilot, he was a recipient of the coveted ...more

James Doohan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
James Doohan was an actor and a voice actor.

David Petraeus is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
David Howell Petraeus AO is a retired American military officer and public official. He served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from September 6, 2011, until his resignation on ...more

Felipe VI of Spain is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Felipe VI is the King of Spain. He succeeded to the throne on 19 June 2014 following the abdication of his father, King Juan Carlos I. As heir apparent to the throne, he previously bore the ...more

Bob Woodward is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Robert Upshur "Bob" Woodward is an American investigative journalist and non-fiction author. He has worked for The Washington Post since 1971 as a reporter, and is now an associate ...more

Wojciech Jaruzelski is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Wojciech Witold Jaruzelski was a Polish military officer and communist politician. He was First Secretary of the Polish United Workers' Party from 1981 to 1989, and as such was the last leader ...more

Jayan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Krishnan Nair, better known by his stage name Jayan, was an Indian film actor, naval officer, stunt performer and cultural icon of the 1970s. He has starred in over 120 Malayalam films. During ...more

T. E. Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Thomas Edward Lawrence CB DSO was an archaeologist and British Army officer renowned especially for his liaison role during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign, and the Arab Revolt against Ottoman ...more

Yitzhak Rabin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Yitzhak Rabin was an Israeli politician, statesman and general. He was the fifth Prime Minister of Israel, serving two terms in office, 1974–77 and 1992 until his assassination in 1995. Rabin ...more

Prince Andrew, Duke of York is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Prince Andrew, Duke of York KG GCVO CD ADC, is the second son and third child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. At the time of his birth, he was second in the line of ...more

Adolf Eichmann is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Otto Adolf Eichmann was a German Nazi SS-Obersturmbannführer and one of the major organisers of the Holocaust. Eichmann was charged by SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich with ...more

Emiliano Zapata is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Emiliano Zapata Salazar was a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution, the main leader of the peasant revolution in the state of Morelos, and the founder of the agrarian movement called ...more

Bob McDonnell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Robert Francis "Bob" McDonnell is a former American politician. He was the 71st Governor of Virginia. McDonnell served on the executive committee of the Republican Governors ...more

Barry Goldwater is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Barry Morris Goldwater was a businessman and five-term United States Senator from Arizona and the Republican Party's nominee for president in the 1964 election. Goldwater is the politician most ...more

Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Otto I, also known as Otto the Great, was German king from 936 and emperor of the Holy Roman Empire from 962 until his death in 973. The oldest son of Henry I the Fowler and Matilda, Otto was ...more

Ulysses S. Grant is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th President of the United States. As Commanding General, Grant worked closely with President Abraham Lincoln to lead the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy. ...more

Robert E. Lee is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Robert Edward Lee was an American soldier best known for commanding the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War from 1862 until his surrender in 1865. The son of ...more

Prescott Bush is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Prescott Sheldon Bush was an American banker and politician. He was a Wall Street executive banker and a United States Senator, representing Connecticut from 1952 until January 1963. He was the ...more

Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of ... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Admiral Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, 1st Marquess of Maranhão, GCB, ODM, styled Lord Cochrane between 1778 and 1831, was a Scottish naval flag officer of the Royal Navy and ...more

Larry Ellis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Larry Rudell Ellis is a retired United States Army general, who served as the Commander of U.S. Army Forces Command from November 19, 2001 until 2004, following his assignment as the Deputy ...more

Hafez al-Assad is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Hafez al-Assad was a Syrian statesman, politician and general who was President of Syria from 1971 to 2000, Prime Minister from 1970 to 1971, Regional Secretary of the Regional Command of the ...more

Alcibiades is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Alcibiades, son of Cleinias, from the deme of Scambonidae, was a prominent Athenian statesman, orator, and general. He was the last famous member of his mother's aristocratic family, the ...more

Ernst Röhm is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Ernst Julius Günther Röhm, sometimes spelt in English language works Roehm, was a German officer in the Bavarian Army and later an early Nazi leader. He was a co-founder of the ...more

Aslan Maskhadov is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Aslan Aliyevich Maskhadov was a leader of the Chechen independence movement and the third President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. He was credited by many with the Chechen victory in the ...more

Chesty Puller is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller was a United States Marine Corps lieutenant general and one of the most decorated members of the Marine Corps. Puller is one of two servicemen to ever be ...more

James Blunt is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
James Hillier Blount, better known by his stage name James Blunt, is an English singer-songwriter. He had signed with EMI before securing a recording contract with Atlantic Records and Custard ...more