READ List of Famous Army Officers

Reference
25k views 1,011 items

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. As Napoleon I, he was Emperor of the French from 1804 until 1814, and ...more
Pat Robertson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Army Officers
Marion Gordon Robertson is an American media mogul, executive chairman, and a former Southern Baptist minister, who generally supports conservative Christian ideals. He presently serves as ...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 WWII, from October 17, 1941 ...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