The smooth functioning of any country is as much dependent on its political and economic system as it is on its military. Courageous, valiant and heroic, both on and off the field, military personnel secure the country and its country men and help in safeguarding from enemies and rivals. Today, history is full of leaders and revolutionaries who through their sheer brilliance and daring spirit became most famous military figures of all times. It is due to their dauntless audacity that they helped change not just the future of the country but the world at large. Every country boasts of umpteen military leaders and revolutionaries who helped in securing their land. The United States of America has had numerous military leaders who have left an indelible mark on human civilization with their acts of courage. Some of the illustrious American military leaders include Dwight Eisenhower, General Patton, George Washington, Douglas MacArthur, George Dewey, David D Porter, Winfield Scott, Henry H Arnold and so on. Explore this section and find out in details about the life, conquests, battles and wars of great American military leaders. Their act of bravery and courage is sure to leave you startled!
George WashingtonGeorge Washington
22 February 1732
First U.S. President
Dwight D. EisenhowerDwight D. Eisenhower
14 October 1890
34th U.S. President

Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg
19 January 1982
Politician

Colin PowellColin Powell
05 April 1937
65th United States Secretary of State

Robert E. LeeRobert E. Lee
19 January 1807
Confederate General in the American Civil War

Douglas MacArthurDouglas MacArthur
26 January 1880
 
Michael FlynnMichael Flynn
30 November 1958
Former United States National Security Advisor

George Armstrong CusterGeorge Armstrong Custer
05 December 1839
Military Officer

Jim MattisJim Mattis
08 September 1950
Former United States Secretary of Defense
William Tecumseh ShermanWilliam Tecumseh Sherman
08 February 1820
General in the Union Army During the American

John F. KellyJohn F. Kelly
11 May 1950
Former White House Chief of Staff
Sitting BullSitting Bull
1831 AD
Warrior

Richard WintersRichard Winters
21 January 1918
Army officer

Stonewall JacksonStonewall Jackson
21 January 1824
General

Nathan Bedford ForrestNathan Bedford Forrest
13 July 1821
Military commander

Chester W. NimitzChester W. Nimitz
24 February 1885
Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet in
Robert Gould ShawRobert Gould Shaw
10 October 1837
Military Personnel

Paul TibbetsPaul Tibbets
23 February 1915
Pilot

Jimmy DoolittleJimmy Doolittle
14 December 1896
Military General

John J. PershingJohn J. Pershing
13 September 1860
US Army Officer During WW I
Herbert SobelHerbert Sobel
26 January 1912
U.S. Army Officer

George MarshallGeorge Marshall
31 December 1880
Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army
Kit CarsonKit Carson
24 December 1809
Explorer & Soldier

George B. McClellanGeorge B. McClellan
03 December 1826
Soldier

Alexander HaigAlexander Haig
02 December 1924
Former United States Secretary of State
Chesty PullerChesty Puller
26 June 1898
United States Marine Corps lieutenant general

Smedley ButlerSmedley Butler
30 July 1881
 
Ira HayesIra Hayes
12 February 1923
Military Leader

James LongstreetJames Longstreet
08 January 1821
General

Winfield ScottWinfield Scott
13 June 1786
Military Officer
J. E. B. StuartJ. E. B. Stuart
06 February 1833
Military Leader

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John C. BreckinridgeJohn C. Breckinridge
16 January 1821
Former Vice President of the United States
Matthew C. PerryMatthew C. Perry
10 April 1794
Naval Officer

Friedrich Wilhelm von SteubenFriedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
17 September 1730
Military Officer

Benjamin TallmadgeBenjamin Tallmadge
25 February 1754
Military Leader

Albert PikeAlbert Pike
29 December 1809
Military Leader
Joshua ChamberlainJoshua Chamberlain
08 September 1828
Educator & War Hero
Philip SheridanPhilip Sheridan
06 March 1831
Military Leader

John Bell HoodJohn Bell Hood
01 June 1831
Confederate General

Carwood LiptonCarwood Lipton
30 January 1920
United States Army Officer

Nathanael GreeneNathanael Greene
07 August 1742
Military Commander
Braxton BraggBraxton Bragg
22 March 1817
Military Leader

Henry KnoxHenry Knox
25 July 1750
Former United States Secretary of War

George MeadeGeorge Meade
31 December 1815
Army Officer

Ambrose BurnsideAmbrose Burnside
23 May 1824
Military Leader

David FarragutDavid Farragut
05 July 1801
Officer
Alfred Thayer MahanAlfred Thayer Mahan
27 September 1840
Naval Officer

Anthony WayneAnthony Wayne
01 January 1745
 
George DeweyGeorge Dewey
26 December 1837
Military Leader

Caspar WeinbergerCaspar Weinberger
18 August 1917
Politician

Henry H. ArnoldHenry H. Arnold
25 June 1886
Military Leader
Joseph E. JohnstonJoseph E. Johnston
03 February 1807
Officer

George PickettGeorge Pickett
16 January 1825
Army Officer
Joseph WarrenJoseph Warren
11 June 1741
Physician, Military Leader

Creighton AbramsCreighton Abrams
15 September 1914
General

Abner DoubledayAbner Doubleday
26 June 1819
Military Leader

Benjamin LincolnBenjamin Lincoln
24 January 1733
Officer

Henry Ossian FlipperHenry Ossian Flipper
21 March 1856
Military Leader
Adna ChaffeeAdna Chaffee
14 April 1842
Army General

George PattonGeorge Patton
11 November 1885
Military Officer

P.G.T. BeauregardP.G.T. Beauregard
28 May 1818
Army General

Curtis LemayCurtis Lemay
15 November 1906
U. S. Air Force General During World War II
William Barret TravisWilliam Barret Travis
01 August 1809
Military Leader

Stanley A McChrystalStanley A McChrystal
14 August 1954
Retired Armed Force Officer
William Childs WestmorelandWilliam Childs Westmoreland
26 March 1914
Military Leader

Tulsi GabbardTulsi Gabbard
12 April 1981
Politician

Lindsey GrahamLindsey Graham
09 July 1955
Politician
Jocko WillinkJocko Willink
08 September 1971
Podcaster

Chesley SullenbergerChesley Sullenberger
23 January 1951
Aviator
Dan CrenshawDan Crenshaw
14 March 1984
Politician

George Smith Patton, Jr.George S. Patton
11 November 1885
General

Tom CottonTom Cotton
13 May 1977
Lawyer
Rob RiggleRob Riggle
21 April 1970
Actor

Joni ErnstJoni Ernst
01 July 1970
Politician
Mark EsperMark Esper
26 April 1964
Politicians

William H. McRavenWilliam H. McRaven
06 November 1955
Officer

William Halsey Jr.William Halsey Jr.
30 October 1882
Military officer

Stanley A. McChrystalStanley A. McChrystal
14 August 1954
Armed Force Officer
Glenn MillerGlenn Miller
01 March 1904
Trombonist
Erik PrinceErik Prince
06 June 1969
Businessman

David PetraeusDavid Petraeus
07 November 1952
Officer

Ralph NorthamRalph Northam
13 September 1959
Politician

Prescott BushPrescott Bush
15 May 1895
Politician
Theodore Roosevelt Jr.Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
13 September 1887
Military Leader

Richard E. ByrdRichard E. Byrd
25 October 1888
Naval officer

Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.
22 August 1934
General

James BowieJames Bowie
10 April 1796
Pioneer

Dale DyeDale Dye
08 October 1944
Actor
James ClapperJames Clapper
14 March 1941
Military officer

John ConnallyJohn Connally
27 February 1917
Politician
Tom CarperTom Carper
23 January 1947
Politician

P. G. T. BeauregardP. G. T. Beauregard
28 May 1818
Military personnel, Artilleryman, Inventor,
Francis MarionFrancis Marion
26 February 1732
Military officer
John EisenhowerJohn Eisenhower
03 August 1922
Diplomat, Military historian, Author, Writer,