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!
Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg
19 January 1982
Politician
George WashingtonGeorge Washington
22 February 1732
First U.S. President

Dwight D. EisenhowerDwight D. Eisenhower
14 October 1890
34th U.S. President

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

Douglas MacArthurDouglas MacArthur
26 January 1880
 

Colin PowellColin Powell
05 April 1937
65th United States Secretary of State
Nathan Bedford ForrestNathan Bedford Forrest
13 July 1821
Military commander

George Armstrong CusterGeorge Armstrong Custer
05 December 1839
Military Officer

William Tecumseh ShermanWilliam Tecumseh Sherman
08 February 1820
General in the Union Army During the American

Stonewall JacksonStonewall Jackson
21 January 1824
General
Sitting BullSitting Bull
1831 AD
Warrior

Chesty PullerChesty Puller
26 June 1898
United States Marine Corps lieutenant general
Herbert SobelHerbert Sobel
26 January 1912
U.S. Army Officer

George MarshallGeorge Marshall
31 December 1880
Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army

Michael FlynnMichael Flynn
30 November 1958
Former United States National Security Advisor
Smedley ButlerSmedley Butler
30 July 1881
 

Kit CarsonKit Carson
24 December 1809
Explorer & Soldier
Carwood LiptonCarwood Lipton
30 January 1920
United States Army Officer

Joshua ChamberlainJoshua Chamberlain
08 September 1828
Educator & War Hero

John C. BreckinridgeJohn C. Breckinridge
16 January 1821
Former Vice President of the United States
Anthony WayneAnthony Wayne
01 January 1745
 

Benjamin TallmadgeBenjamin Tallmadge
25 February 1754
Military Leader
Caspar WeinbergerCaspar Weinberger
18 August 1917
Politician

Benjamin LincolnBenjamin Lincoln
24 January 1733
Officer

George PattonGeorge Patton
11 November 1885
Military Officer

Curtis LemayCurtis Lemay
15 November 1906
U. S. Air Force General During World War II
Sun Yat-senSun Yat-sen
12 November 1866
Politician, Physician, Philosopher
William H. McRavenWilliam H. McRaven
06 November 1955
Officer

David PetraeusDavid Petraeus
07 November 1952
Officer

John J. PershingJohn J. Pershing
13 September 1860
Officer, Lawyer, Politician

Chester W. NimitzChester W. Nimitz
24 February 1885
Officer
Stanley A. McChrystalStanley A. McChrystal
14 August 1954
Military personnel

Paul TibbetsPaul Tibbets
23 February 1915
Officer, Aviator

George B. McClellanGeorge B. McClellan
03 December 1826
Officer

Jimmy DoolittleJimmy Doolittle
14 December 1896
Aviator, Officer

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William WestmorelandWilliam Westmoreland
26 March 1914
Officer, Politician
James LongstreetJames Longstreet
08 January 1821
Diplomat, Military personnel

Winfield ScottWinfield Scott
13 June 1786
Officer
Yonatan NetanyahuYonatan Netanyahu
13 March 1946
Paratrooper, Officer

John EisenhowerJohn Eisenhower
03 August 1922
Diplomat, Military historian, Author, Writer,

Alexander HaigAlexander Haig
02 December 1924
Diplomat, Politician, Military personnel,
Francis MarionFrancis Marion
26 February 1732
Military officer

P. G. T. BeauregardP. G. T. Beauregard
28 May 1818
Military personnel, Artilleryman, Inventor,
Kyle CarpenterKyle Carpenter
17 October 1989
Military personnel

John Bell HoodJohn Bell Hood
01 June 1831
military personnel

Philip SheridanPhilip Sheridan
06 March 1831
Officer, Politician

J. E. B. StuartJ. E. B. Stuart
06 February 1833
Politician, Officer

Albert PikeAlbert Pike
29 December 1809
Judge, Lawyer, Diplomat, Journalist, Poet lawyer
Creighton AbramsCreighton Abrams
15 September 1914
Officer

George MeadeGeorge Meade
31 December 1815
Military personnel

Braxton BraggBraxton Bragg
22 March 1817
Officer, Military personnel

Ambrose BurnsideAmbrose Burnside
23 May 1824
Politician, Officer
Nathanael GreeneNathanael Greene
07 August 1742
Major

William F. GarrisonWilliam F. Garrison
 
George PickettGeorge Pickett
16 January 1825
Military personnel

Bradford BishopBradford Bishop
01 August 1936
Diplomat, Fugitive

William B. TravisWilliam B. Travis
01 August 1809
Military personnel
Joseph E. JohnstonJoseph E. Johnston
03 February 1807
Politician, Military personnel

Hyman G. RickoverHyman G. Rickover
27 January 1900
Officer, Submariner
Joseph HookerJoseph Hooker
13 November 1814
Officer, Soldier

Mark W. ClarkMark W. Clark
01 May 1896
Officer

Raymond A. SpruanceRaymond A. Spruance
03 July 1886
Officer, Diplomat
Joseph StilwellJoseph Stilwell
19 March 1883
Basketball coach, Military personnel

Maxwell D. TaylorMaxwell D. Taylor
26 August 1901
Diplomat, Military personnel
Oliver Hazard PerryOliver Hazard Perry
23 August 1785
Officer

William AndersWilliam Anders
17 October 1933
Air force officer

William D. LeahyWilliam D. Leahy
06 May 1875
Officer, Diplomat

Tommy FranksTommy Franks
17 June 1945
Soldier
Joseph BrantJoseph Brant
29 February 1743
Military leader
Paula BroadwellPaula Broadwell
09 November 1972
journalist, biographer

Daniel SicklesDaniel Sickles
20 October 1819
Politician, Officer, Lawyer, Diplomat

Jubal EarlyJubal Early
03 November 1816
Lawyer, Politician, Military personnel

Zhang XueliangZhang Xueliang
03 June 1901
statesman
William KunstlerWilliam Kunstler
07 July 1919
Lawyer, Actor

James L. JonesJames L. Jones
19 December 1943
Officer

Władysław SikorskiWładysław Sikorski
20 May 1881
Politician, Military personnel

Oliver Otis HowardOliver Otis Howard
08 November 1830
officer, historian, biographer

Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr.Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr.
18 July 1886
 
Charles White WhittleseyCharles White Whittlesey
20 January 1884
Lawyer, Military personnel

Alexander VandegriftAlexander Vandegrift
13 March 1887
Officer
Chester NimitzChester Nimitz
23 February 1885
Admiral

Holland SmithHolland Smith
20 April 1882
Officer

Henry Ossian FlipperHenry Ossian Flipper
21 March 1856
Military Leader
Don Carlos BuellDon Carlos Buell
23 March 1818
Military personnel

James B. McPhersonJames B. McPherson
14 November 1828
Officer
Marc MitscherMarc Mitscher
26 January 1887
Officer

William Halsey, Jr.William Halsey, Jr.
30 October 1882
 

Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr.Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr.
22 August 1934
 

George StonemanGeorge Stoneman
08 August 1822
Officer, Politician
Thomas C. KinkaidThomas C. Kinkaid
03 April 1888
Officer

Jim BowieJim Bowie
 
Irvin McDowellIrvin McDowell
15 October 1818
Officer

John C. PembertonJohn C. Pemberton
10 August 1814
 

Walter KruegerWalter Krueger
26 January 1881
Military personnel

Hugh SheltonHugh Shelton
02 January 1942
Military personnel
Michelle J. HowardMichelle J. Howard
30 April 1960