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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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George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
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Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
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George Washington is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
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Jimmy Carter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
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James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
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Ernest Borgnine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
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Dwight D. Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
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Richard Nixon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
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Christopher Lee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
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John McCain is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
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Prince Philip, Duke of E... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
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John Kerry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
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Napoleon Bonaparte is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
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Pat Robertson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
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Douglas MacArthur is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
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Oliver North is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
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Donald Rumsfeld is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
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Kris Kristofferson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
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Francisco Franco is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
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Muammar al-Gaddafi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
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Hideki Tōjō is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
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Ariel Sharon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
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Jackie Cooper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
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Hermann Göring is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
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