List of Asian Americans - Military - Individuals

Individuals

  • Jesse Aliganga – Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps. Killed in action during 1998 embassy bombing in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Leandro Aragoncillo – Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps. Convicted of spying against the United States Government
  • Raquel C. Bono – Rear Admiral (Lower Half), U.S. Navy. Command Surgeon, United States Pacific Command
  • Jose Calugas – Captain, U.S. Army. Medal of Honor recipient, World War II
  • Joseph Caravalho – Brigadier General, U.S. Army. Commanding General, Brooke Army Medical Center
  • Ming Chang – Rear Admiral (Upper Half), U.S. Navy, retired. Department of Navy Inspector General, 1987-1990
  • Dan Choi – First Lieutenant, U.S. Army. Gay rights advocate.
  • David S. C. Chu – Captain, U.S. Army. Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (2001–2008), President/CEO of the Institute for Defense Analyses
  • Gordon Pai'ea Chung-Hoon – Rear Admiral (Upper Half), U.S. Navy. First Asian American citizen graduate from United States Naval Academy; first Asian American flag officer
  • Anatolio B. Cruz – Rear Admiral (Lower Half), U.S. Navy. Deputy Commander, United States Fourth Fleet
  • Susan Ahn Cuddy – Lieutenant, U.S. Navy. First female Gunnery Officer in the navy
  • John R. D’Araujo Jr. – Major General, U.S. Army. First Filipino American to be promoted to a general officer rank. Former Director of the Army National Guard Bureau. Former Director of the Recovery Division for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
  • Rudolph Davila – First Lieutenant, U.S. Army. Medal of Honor Recipient, World War II
  • Tammy Duckworth – Major, U.S. Army. Assistant Secretary of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • John Liu Fugh – Major General, U.S. Army, retired. First Chinese American officer to be promoted to a general officer rank in the United States Army; first Chinese American to serve as Judge Advocate General of the Army
  • Barney F. Hajiro – Private, U.S. Army. Medal of Honor recipient in World War II
  • Harry B. Harris Jr. – Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy. Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; former United States Sixth Fleet commander
  • Mikio Hasemoto – Private, U.S. Army. Posthumous Medal of Honor recipient in World War II
  • Joe Hayashi – Private, U.S. Army. Posthumous Medal of Honor recipient in World War II
  • Shizuya Hayashi – Private, U.S. Army. Medal of Honor recipient in World War II
  • Oscar Hilman – Brigadier General, U.S. Army, retired.
  • Daniel Inouye – Captain, U.S. Army. Senator from Hawaii, Medal of Honor recipient World War II
  • Terry Teruo Kawamura – Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army. Posthumous Medal of Honor recipient in Vietnam War
  • Young-Oak Kim – Colonel, U.S. Army. First ethnic minority to lead a U.S. Army Battalion
  • Yeiki Kobashigawa – Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army. Medal of Honor recipient in World War II
  • Wah Kau Kong – Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Corps. First Chinese American fighter pilot
  • Alice K. Kurashige – Captain, U.S. Marine Corps. First Japanese American woman to be commissioned in the United States Marine Corps
  • Robert T. Kuroda – Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army. Posthumous Medal of Honor recipient in World War II
  • Ben Kuroki – Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Corps. Only Japanese American Army Air Force pilot to fly combat missions in the Pacific theater in World War II
  • Hazel Ying Lee (李月英) – Civilian, Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP). First Chinese American woman to earn a pilot's license; flew for the United States Army Air Forces during World War II
  • Kurt Lee – Major, US Marine Corps. First Asian American marine corps officer, Navy Cross recipient
  • Brian L. Losey – Rear Admiral (Lower Half), U.S. Navy. Navy SEAL, and Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, Africa (SOCAFRICA); Japanese American and first Asian American SEAL flag officer
  • Ron J. Maclaren – Rear Admiral (Lower Half), U.S. Navy. Director, Joint Contingency Acquisition Support Office; Filipino American
  • Eleanor Mariano – Rear Admiral (Lower Half), U.S. Navy, retired. First Filipino American to be promoted to a flag officer rank. Former White House physician
  • Susan K. Mashiko – Major General, U.S. Air Force
  • Spark Matsunaga – Captain, U.S. Army. Senator from Hawaii, 1977–1990
  • Hiroshi Miyamura – Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army. Medal of Honor recipient in Korean War
  • Kenneth P. Moritsugu – Rear Admiral (Upper Half), U.S. Public Health Service. Former acting Surgeon General of the United States
  • Kaoru Moto – Private First Class, U.S. Army. Medal of Honor recipient in World War II
  • Sadao Munemori – Private First Class, U.S. Army. Posthumous Medal of Honor recipient in World War II
  • Kiyoshi K. Muranaga – Private First Class, U.S. Army. Posthumous Medal of Honor recipient in World War II
  • Masato Nakae – Private First Class, U.S. Army. Medal of Honor recipient in World War II
  • Shinyei Nakamine – Private, U.S. Army. Posthumous Medal of Honor recipient in World War II
  • William K. Nakamura – Private First Class, U.S. Army. Posthumous Medal of Honor recipient in World War II
  • Joe M. Nishimoto – Private First Class, U.S. Army. Posthumous Medal of Honor recipient in World War II
  • José B. Nísperos – Private, U.S. Army. First Asian American Medal of Honor recipient
  • Allan M. Ohata – Captain, U.S. Army. Medal of Honor recipient in World War II
  • Fred Ohr – Captain, U.S. Army Air Corps. To date, only Korean American fighter ace
  • James K. Okubo – Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army. Posthumous Medal of Honor recipient in World War II
  • Yukio Okutsu – Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army. Medal of Honor recipient in World War II
  • Allen K. Ono – Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, retired. First Japanese American Lieutenant General; first Asian American Lieutenant General
  • Frank H. Ono – Private First Class, U.S. Army. Posthumous Medal of Honor recipient in World War II
  • Kazuo Otani – Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army. Posthumous Medal of Honor recipient in World War II
  • Quang X. Pham – Major, U.S. Marine Corps. First Vietnamese American naval aviator.
  • Coral Wong Pietsch – Brigadier General, U.S. Army Reserve, retired. First female Asian American general officer in the US Army.
  • Eldon Regua – Major General, U.S. Army Reserve. Commanding General, 75th Division(BCTD). Only non-retired Filipino American general officer.
  • Joe Roche – Specialist, U.S. Army. Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran and political commentator
  • George T. Sakato – Private, U.S. Army. Medal of Honor recipient in World War II
  • Eric Shinseki – General, U.S. Army, retired. Chief of Staff of the United States Army, 1999–2003; Secretary of Veterans Affairs, 2009–Present (As of October 2009). Highest ranked Asian American, As of October 2009, to have served in the United States military
  • Elmelindo Rodrigues Smith – Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army. Posthumous Medal of Honor recipient in Vietnam War
  • Edward Soriano – Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, retired. Former Commanding General of I Corps. Highest ranked Filipino American, As of October 2009, to have served in the United States military
  • Ramon S. Subejano – Private First Class, U.S. Army. Silver Star recipient in World War II
  • Benigno G. Tabora – Sergeant Major, U.S. Army. Purple Heart recipient, World War II
  • Antonio Taguba – Major General, U.S. Army, retired. Author of the Taguba Report
  • Peter M. Tan – Colonel, U.S. Army. DIMA Dental Corps Chief, Liaison to the Army Dental Corps Chief, Office of the Surgeon General; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon; President, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • Ted T. Tanouye – Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army. Posthumous Medal of Honor recipient in World War II
  • Bhagat Singh Thind – Private, U.S. Army. Enlisted in Army during World War I, was an acting Sergeant during training, honorably discharged at the end of the war.
  • Telesforo Trinidad – Fireman Second Class, U.S. Navy. Only Asian American naval recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • Eleanor Valentin – Rear Admiral (Lower Half), Medical Corps, U.S. Navy. Commander, Naval Medical Support Command
  • Francis B. Wai – Captain, U.S. Army. Only Chinese American to have been awarded the Medal of Honor
  • Ehren Watada – First Lieutenant, U.S. Army. First officer Operation Iraqi Freedom objector
  • Mun Charn Wong – Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force. Pilot, World War II
  • Bruce Yamashita – Captain, U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, retired. Worked to expose racial discrimination
  • Rodney James Takashi Yano – Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army. Posthumous Medal of Honor recipient in Vietnam War
  • James Yee – Captain, U.S. Army. Muslim Chaplain previously charged with Sedition

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