List of centenarians (military commanders and soldiers)

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The following is a list of centenarians – specifically, people who became famous as military commanders or soldiers – known for reasons other than their longevity. Living people are listed bolded and italicized. For more lists, see lists of centenarians.

Name Lifespan Age Notability
Susan Ahn Cuddy 1915–2015 100 American Navy Officer; first female gunnery officer in U.S. Navy[1]
Hassan Alavikia 1910–2013 102 Iranian Army General[2]
Mariano Álvarez 1818–1924 106 Filipino General and President of the Magdiwang[3]
Kurt Andersen 1898–2003 104 German Luftwaffe General[4]
Walter Stratton Anderson 1881–1981 100 American Vice Admiral of the Navy[5]
Stuart Archer 1915–2015 100 British Army Officer; recipient of the George Cross[6]
Aaron Bank 1902–2004 101 American Army Officer; founder of the Special Forces[citation needed]
Bill Bell 1912–2012 100 British Army Officer[7]
Bir Protik Noorjahan Kakon Bibi 1915–2018 102/103 Bangladeshi spy and freedom fighter.[8]
Sir Clarence Bird 1885–1986 101 British Army General [9]
Aubrey J. Bourgeois 1907–2011 103 American Navy Officer[10]
Waldemar Levy Cardoso 1900–2009 108 Last surviving Brazilian Field Marshal[11]
Robert Carter 1910–2012 102 British Royal Air Force Officer[12]
Sir Philip Christison 1893–1993 100 British Army General[citation needed]
Lewis Combs 1895–1996 101 American Navy Admiral; known as "the uncle of the Seabees"[citation needed]
Michael Lindsay Coulton Crawford 1917–2017 100 British Royal Navy officer and submariner[13]
Aaron S. Daggett 1837–1938 100 Last surviving Union Army General of the American Civil War[citation needed]
Dai Zijin 1916–2017 101 Chinese Air Force Major[14]
Emma Didlake 1904–2015 110 United States soldier (Women's Army Auxiliary Corps)[15]
William J. Ely 1911–2017 105 American Army Officer[16]
William A. Enemark 1913–2016 102 American Army Officer[17]
Henry St John Fancourt 1900–2004 103 British Royal Navy Officer[citation needed]
John William Finn 1909–2010 100 American Navy Officer[18]
James Flint 1913–2013 100 British Royal Air Force Officer and businessman[19]
Dorothy Frooks 1896–1997 101 American author, publisher, military officer, and military lawyer[20]
Robert B. Fulton 1910–2015 104 American Navy Officer[10]
Harry E. Goldsworthy 1914– 104 American Air Force Officer[21]
Amedeo Guillet 1909–2010 101 Italian Army Officer[22]
Julia E. Hamblet 1916–2017 100 American military officer; Director of the Marine Corps Women's Reserve (1946–48) and Director of Women Marines (1953–59)[23]
Reinhard Hardegen 1913–2018 105 German U-boat commander[24]
Sir Cosmo Haskard 1916–2017 100 British Army Officer[citation needed]
Charles D. Herron 1877–1977 100 American Army Lieutenant-General[25]
Sir George Higginson 1826–1927 100 British Army General[citation needed]
Air Commodore Dame Felicity Hill 1915– 102 British Royal Air Force officer; Director of the Women's Royal Air Force (WRAF; 1966–69)[26]
John L. Hines 1868–1968 100 American General and Chief of Staff of the United States Army [27]
Frederick Augustus Irving 1894–1995 101 American Army General and West Point Military Academy Superintendent[citation needed]
Albin F. Irzyk 1917–2018 101 American Brigadier General[28]
Richard H. Jackson 1866–1971 105 American Navy Admiral[citation needed]
Wacław Jędrzejewicz 1893–1993 100 Polish Land Forces Officer; also diplomat and college professor[citation needed]
Ed Keats 1915– 103 American Navy Officer[29]
Hedley Kett 1913–2014 100 British Royal Navy Officer[30]
Dame Marion Kettlewell 1914–2016 102 British Naval Officer; Director of the Wrens (1966–1970)[31]
Bill King 1910–2012 102 British Navy Officer, yachtsman and author[32]
Franciszek Kornicki 1916–2017 100 Polish fighter pilot[33][34]
Hermann von Kuhl 1856–1958 102 German Army General[35]
Reidar Kvaal 1916–2016 100 Norwegian Army Officer[36]
Lu Zhengcao 1905–2009 104 Chinese Army General[37]
Bill Lucas 1917–2018 101 British RAF officer and Olympic long-distance runner (1948)[38]
Stanisław Maczek 1892–1994 102 Polish Army General[citation needed]
Roy Matsumoto 1913–2014 101 American Army Officer[39]
Kenneth Mayhew 1917– 101 British Army Officer; recipient of the Military William Order[40]
Seth J. McKee 1916–2016 100 American Air Force Officer[41]
James Megellas 1917– 101 American Army Officer[citation needed]
Masaichi Niimi 1887–1993 106 Japanese Navy Admiral[citation needed]
Paul R. Norby 1913–2015 102 American Navy Officer[42]
Sir Henry Oliver 1865–1965 100 British Admiral of the Fleet[citation needed]
Stylianos Pattakos 1912–2016 103 Greek military officer and politician[43]
Frederick R. Payne Jr. 1911–2015 104 American Marine Corps Officer[10][44]
Erich Priebke 1913–2013 100 German Nazi SS captain and war criminal[45]
Yitzhak Pundak 1913–2017 105 Israeli General (also diplomat and politician)[46]
Mary Louise Rasmuson 1911–2012 101 American Army Officer; director, Women's Army Corps[47]
David C. Richardson 1914–2015 101 American Navy Officer[48]
Paul Royle 1914–2015 101 Australian Royal Air Force pilot[49]
Heinrich Ruhl 1915–2015 100 German Army Officer[50]
Mary Rundle 1907–2010 103 English superintendent of the Women's Royal Naval Service[51]
Du Runsheng 1913–2015 102 Chinese military officer and agricultural reformer[52]
Helmuth Schlömer 1893–1995 102 German Army General[53]
Ralph C. Smith 1893–1998 104 American Major-General[54]
Sergey Leonidovich Sokolov 1911–2012 101 Russian Marshal of the Soviet Union and Soviet Minister of Defence[55]
Deryck Stapleton 1918–2018 100 British Royal Air Force Air Marshal[56]
Dorothy C. Stratton 1899–2006 107 American SPARS director[citation needed]
Elliott B. Strauss 1903–2003 100 American Navy Rear Admiral[57]
Sun Yuanliang 1904–2007 103 Chinese National Revolutionary Army General[citation needed]
Teiichi Suzuki 1888–1989 100 Japanese Lieutenant General[58]
Zbigniew Ścibor-Rylski 1917–2018 101 Polish Brigadier General[59]
Arsène Tchakarian 1916–2018 101 Armenian-born French resistance fighter (FTP-MOI) and historian[60]
Connell Thode 1911–2014 103 New Zealand Naval Officer[61]
James Van Fleet 1892–1992 100 American Army General[citation needed]
Neil D. Van Sickle 1915– 103 American Air Force general[62]
Telmo Vargas 1912–2013 100 Ecuadorian General (Chief of Staff)[63]
Eugene Vielle 1913–2015 101 British Royal Air Force Officer[64]
Vo Nguyen Giap 1911–2013 102 Vietnamese General and Minister of Defence[65]
Sir Provo Wallis 1791–1892 100 British Admiral of the Fleet[citation needed]
Neville Wigram, 2nd Baron Wigram 1915–2017 101 British Army Major[66]
D. B. H. Wildish 1914–2017 103 British Royal Navy officer[67]
Gus Winckel 1912–2013 100 Dutch military officer and pilot[68]
Xiao Ke 1907–2008 101 Chinese General[69]
Xue Yue 1896–1998 101 Chinese General[citation needed]
Dov Yermiya 1914–2016 101 Israeli lieutenant-colonel in the Israeli Defence Forces[70]
Zhang Xueliang 1901–2001 100 Chinese General[citation needed]
Zhang Zhen 1914–2015 100 Chinese General[71]
Nikolai Zhugan 1917–2017 100 Soviet Air Force Major General[72]

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