ⓘ List of Jewish Americans in the military

                                     

ⓘ List of Jewish Americans in the military

This is a list of notable Jewish Americans in the U.S. military. For other Jewish Americans, see Lists of Jewish Americans.

  • Brigadier General Edward S. Salomon Civil War
  • Eric Greitens, Rhodes Scholar; United States Navy SEAL; served in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars; humanitarian who founded The Mission Continues
  • Francis Salvador American Revolution, "Paul Revere of the South"
  • Jeffrey S. Feinstein, colonel, flying ace of the USAF in the
  • Tibor Rubin Korea, recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions in battle and in Chinese POW camp
  • George Stern Civil War, enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps as "Charles Stein" in June 1864 in Philadelphia, promoted to sergeant and later captured by the Confederates and imprisoned in Pensacola
  • Leon Klinghoffer World War II Veteran U.S. Army Air Corps
  • Arnold Resnicoff, navy chaplain, special assistant for Values and Vision to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force Equivalent military rank: brigadier general
  • Martin Dannenberg, U.S. Army intelligence officer during World War II
  • Leopold Karpeles Civil War, sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient, Battle of the Wilderness, 1864
  • Benjamin Levy Civil War, private, Medal of Honor recipient, Battle of Glendale, 1862
  • David "Mickey" Marcus World War II, Army lieutenant colonel, West Point graduate, divisional judge advocate, division commander; attended the "Big Five" meetings; volunteered to join D-Day airborne assault without formal training; received Distinguished Service Cross, Bronze Star, and British decorations; volunteered to Israeli Army to defend against Transjordan Arab Legion; became first Israeli brigadier general; served as commander of Jerusalem front
  • Morris W. Morris, aka Lewis Morrison, first Black-Jewish commissioned officer in both the Confederate 1861 and Union 1861-1865 armies; served with the 2nd Louisiana Native Guard Confederate and also with the 2nd Louisiana Native Guard U.S. after its reorganization as a Union regiment
  • Solomon Bush, soldier and signer of the non-importation agreement of October 1765
  • Max Rose, U.S. Army infantry officer, veteran of the War in Afghanistan. Recipient of the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in the detonation of an improvised explosive device.
  • Robert Magnus, general, former assistant commandant of the Marine Corps
  • Hal Glassman, US Army sergeant major, active duty and USAR, Vietnam, Persian Gulf War, Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo; Legion of Merit, CIB; career as civilian senior executive in Federal government on Task Forces that organized FEMA, 1978 and TSA, 2001.
  • Jack L. Rives, lieutenant general, USAF, TJAG The Judge Advocate General of the Air Force
  • Jack H. Jacobs, Medal of Honor recipient, Vietnam
  • Judah Touro War of 1812, civilian volunteer in the American Army; philanthropist
  • David Max Eichhorn, Reform Jewish rabbi, author, and chaplain in the army who was among the troops that liberated Dachau; founded Merritt Islands Temple Israel
  • Moses Jacob Ezekiel, Confederate Army soldier
  • Uriah P. Levy War of 1812, first Jewish commodore; first Jewish American to have a full U.S. Navy career 1812-1862; hero of the War of 1812; instrumental in ending the practice of flogging; bought, repaired, restored, and preserved Monticello Jeffersons home 1834-1862; namesake of the Jewish Chapel at the Norfolk Naval Base and the Jewish Chapel at the United States Naval Academy
  • Maurice Rose, major general World War II; negotiated the unconditional surrender of the Germans in Tunisia, Commanded 3rd Armored Division, the first division to cross the German border and the first to breach the Siegfried line; killed in combat
  • Haym Salomon American Revolution, Sons of Liberty, financier
  • Judah Nadich, Jewish chaplain and advisor on Jewish affairs on Gen Dwight D. Eisenhowers staff
  • Joshua L. Goldberg, first rabbi to serve as a navy chaplain in WWII
  • Jacob Hirschorn, Mexican War veteran
  • Norton A. Schwartz, general, Chief of Staff of the Air Force
  • Alexander D. Goode, was a rabbi and a lieutenant in the United States Army. He was one of the Four Chaplains who gave their lives to save other soldiers during the sinking of the troop transport Dorchester during World War II.
  • Michel Thomas World War II, awarded Silver Star for service with 45th Infantry Division in 1944; CIC Agent, 1945–47
  • Sergeant Sam Dreben, served in the United States Army in the Philippines, Panama Canal Zone, the Pancho Villa Expedition, and World War I, also fought in Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and the Mexican revolution; noted for his prowess with machine guns
  • Hyman Rickover, United States Navy admiral, "Father of the Nuclear Navy"
  • Kirk Douglas World War II {US Navy}
  • Mark Polansky, NASA, USAF Ret., Space Shuttle commander
                                     
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