List of Military Commanders - Modern Era - World War II and Later

World War II and Later

See also: Commanders of World War II
  • Adan, Abraham (1947–1973 Israel)
  • Arnold, Henry (World War II, US)
  • An, Nguyen Huu (First Indochina War and Vietnam War, Vietnam)
  • Aung San (1915–1947)
  • Anh, Le Duc (Vietnam War and Cambodian-Vietnamese War, Vietnam)
  • Anders, Wladyslaw (World War II Poland)
  • Alexander, Harold (World War II, UK)
  • Auchinleck, Claude (World War II UK)
  • Biao, Lin (World War II, China)
  • Blamey, Thomas (World War II, Australia)
  • Buckner Jr., Simon Bolivar (World War II, US)
  • Bradley, Omar (World War II, US)
  • Lord Alan Brooke (World War II, UK)
  • K.M. Cariappa (World War II & 1st Indo-Pak War 1948, India)
  • Castro, Fidel (1950s Cuba)
  • Clark, Mark (World War II US)
  • Creagh, Michael (World War II UK)
  • Crerar, Henry Duncan Graham (Canada's leading general during World War II)
  • Cunningham, Alan Gordon (World War II UK)
  • Cunningham, Andrew Brown (World War II UK)
  • Dayan, Moshe (Israel)
  • Peng Dehuai (World War II, Chinese Civil War and Korean War, China)
  • Dempsey, Miles (World War II UK)
  • De Wiart, Adrian Carton (World War II UK)
  • De, Zhu (Chinese communist revolutionary leader)
  • Dinh, Nguyen Thi (Vietnam War, Vietnam)
  • Dung, Van Tien (First Indochina War, Vietnam War and Sino-Vietnamese War, Vietnam)
  • Eisenhower, Dwight (World War II US)
  • Fraser, Simon (World War II UK)
  • Freyberg, Bernard (World War I World War II NZ)
  • Göring, Hermann (World War I World War II Germany)
  • Gott, William (World War II UK)
  • Giap, Vo Nguyen (First Indochina War and Vietnam War, Vietnam)
  • Guevara, Che (1950s Cuba)
  • Graziani, Rodolfo (World War II Italy)
  • De Gaulle, Charles (World War II France)
  • Guderian, Heinz (World War II Germany)
  • Harris Arthur (World War II RAF)
  • Heinrici, Gotthard (World War II Germany)
  • Horrocks, Brian (World War II UK)
  • Kesselring, Albert (World War II Germany)
  • Kjærnested, Guðmundur (Anglo-Icelandic Cod War's I, II & III Iceland)
  • Koenig, Marie Pierre (World War II France)
  • Konev, Ivan (World War II Soviet Union)
  • Krueger, Walter (World War II US)
  • de Lattre de Tassigny, Jean (World War II France)
  • Leclerc, Philippe (France World War II)
  • Leese, Oliver (World War II UK)
  • MacArthur, Douglas (World War II and Korea, US)
  • Maczek, Stanislaw (World War II Poland)
  • McNaughton, Andrew (World War I, World War II Canada)
  • Manekshaw, Sam (3rd Indo-Pak War 1971, India)
  • Mannerheim, Carl Gustaf Emil (Winter War and World War II Finland)
  • Marshall, George (World War II US Army))
  • Massoud, Ahmad Shah (1979–2001 Afghanistan)
  • Ushijima, Mitsuru (World War II Japan)
  • Model, Walther (World War II Germany)
  • Montgomery, Bernard (World War II UK)
  • Morshead, Leslie (World War II Australia)
  • Mountbatten, Louis (World War II UK)
  • Mukhtar, Omar (Libyan freedom fighter who fought against the Italians from 1911 to 1931)
  • Prince Higashikuni Naruhiko (World War II Japan)
  • Nimitz, Chester (World War II US Navy)
  • O'Connor, Richard (World War II UK)
  • Papagos, Alexandros (World War II Greece)
  • Patton, George (World War II US)
  • Portal, Charles (World War II UK)
  • Powell, Colin (Persian Gulf US)
  • "Chesty" Puller (World War II US Marines)
  • Rabin, Yitzhak (Israel)
  • Ramos, Fidel (Korean War)
  • Ridgway, Matthew (World War II and Korea, US)
  • Ritchie, Neil (World War II UK)
  • Rommel, Erwin (World War II Germany)
  • von Rundstedt, Gerd (World War II Germany)
  • Franc Rozman (World War II Slovene partisans)
  • Singh, Arjan (2nd Indo-Pak War 1965,India)
  • William Slim (World War II UK)
  • Sharon, Ariel (Israel)
  • Schlemm, Alfred (World War II Germany)
  • Spaatz Carl (World War II USAF)
  • Spruance, Raymond (World War II US Navy)
  • Student, Kurt (World War II Germany)
  • Mihailović, Dragoljub "Draža" (World War II General of Serbian Royalists)
  • Tito, Josip Broz (World War II Yugoslav partisans)
  • Kodandera Subayya Thimayya (World War II, Korea, Congo & Cyprus, India)
  • Wavell, Archibald (World War II UK)
  • Westmoreland, William (Vietnam War US)
  • Woodward, Sandy (Falklands War)
  • Voroshilov, Kliment (Winter War and World War II)
  • Isoroku, Yamamoto (World War II Japan)
  • Yi, Chen (World War II China )
  • Tan, Le Trong (Vietnam War and Cambodian-Vietnamese War, Vietnam)
  • Thanh, Chi Nguyen (First Indochina War and Vietnam War, Vietnam)
  • Thai, Hoang Van (First Indochina War and Vietnam War, Vietnam)
  • Zedong, Mao (Chinese communist leader)
  • Tra, Pham Van (Vietnam War and Cambodian-Vietnamese War, Vietnam)
  • Tra, Tran Van (First Indochina War and Vietnam War, Vietnam)
  • Maneckshaw, Sam ( 1971 Indo Pak WAR, India)
  • Hans Frank Hitler's lawyer and later senior Nazi official in occupied Poland (Germany)
  • Hermann Göring Reichsmarschall, Commander of the Luftwaffe, founder of the Gestapo. (Germany)
  • Reinhard Heydrich chief of the Reich Main Security Office (head of the Gestapo) (Germany)
  • Heinrich Himmler leader of the SS, key figure in the Holocaust and the "Final Solution" (Germany)
  • Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose(Indian Liberation War, World War II, India)
  • Ji Cheong-cheon (Leader of the Korean Liberation Army)
  • Kim Wonbong (Leader of the Korean volunteer corps)
  • Kim Tu-bong (Leader of the Korean volunteer army)
  • Alfred Jodl senior nazi military commander (Germany)
  • Erwin Rommel The "Desert Fox" German tank commander in Africa, and Field Marshal of Germany. Remained the toughest German commander to beat for the allies. Wrote the book Infantry Attacks. (Germany)
  • Wilhelm Keitel military Field Marshal during World War II (Germany)
  • Sudirman,First TNI General after Indonesian independence declaration (Indonesia)
  • Yos Sudarso, Commander of Laut Aru battle. (Indonesia)
  • Robert Wolter Monginsidi, Commander of Makassar battle (Indonesia)
  • Sutomo, also known as Bung Tomo, commander of Surabaya battle against British Army (Indonesia)
  • I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Commander of Puputan Margarana Battle against Dutch Army at Bali (Indonesia)
  • Aleksandra Samusenko, World War II tank commander (Soviet Union)
Year(s) Name Party War(s) Battle(s)
1982 Hew Pike United Kingdom Falklands War Battle of Mount Longdon
Michael Scott (British Army officer) Battle of Mount Tumbledown
Nick Vaux Battle of Mount Harriet
1983 Hudson Austin Grenada Cold War Invasion of Grenada
Joseph Metcalf, III United States
Ronald Reagan
1983–1991 Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr.
Gulf War Battle of Khafji
1984 Hossein Kharrazi Iran Persian Gulf Conflict Iran–Iraq War Battle of the Marshes
Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale Khalistan movement Operation Blue Star
Kanwar Pal Singh Gill Punjab Police (India)
Kuldip Singh Brar Indian Army
Shabeg Singh Khalistan movement
1988 Ali Sayad Shirazi Iran Persian Gulf Conflict Iran–Iraq War Operation Mersad
Massoud Rajavi People's Mujahedin of Iran
1989–1990 George H. W. Bush United States United States invasion of Panama
Manuel Noriega Panamanian Public Forces
Maxwell R. Thurman United States
1991 Anton Tus Croatia Breakup of Yugoslavia Yugoslav Wars Croatian War of Independence Battle of the Barracks
Blago Zadro Battle of Vukovar
Fahd of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Gulf War Battle of Khafji
Goran Hadžić Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Syrmia Breakup of Yugoslavia Yugoslav Wars Croatian War of Independence Battle of Vukovar
H. R. McMaster United States Gulf War Battle of 73 Easting
Khalid bin Sultan Saudi Arabia Battle of Khafji
Marko Babić (soldier) Croatia Breakup of Yugoslavia Yugoslav Wars Croatian War of Independence Battle of Vukovar
Montgomery Meigs United States Gulf War Battle of Medina Ridge
Salah Aboud Mahmoud Iraq Battle of 73 Easting
Battle of Khafji
Veljko Kadijević Yugoslav People's Army Breakup of Yugoslavia Yugoslav Wars Croatian War of Independence Battle of the Barracks
Veselin Šljivančanin Battle of Vukovar
Života Panić
1991–1993 Željko Ražnatović Republic of Serbian Krajina Operation Maslenica
Serb Volunteer Guard Battle of Vukovar
1991–1995 Mile Mrkšić Republic of Serbian Krajina Bosnian War Operation Storm
Croatian War of Independence
Yugoslav People's Army Battle of Vukovar
1991–2003 Saddam Hussein Ba'ath Party War on Terror Iraq War 2003 invasion of Iraq
Iraq Gulf War Battle of Khafji
1992 Giorgi Karkarashvili Georgian Armed Forces Georgian–Abkhazian conflict War in Abkhazia (1992–1993) Battle of Gagra
Sultan Sosnaliyev Confederation of Mountain Peoples of the Caucasus
1992–1994 Stanislav Galić Republika Srpska Breakup of Yugoslavia Yugoslav Wars Bosnian War Siege of Sarajevo
1992–1995 Mustafa Hajrulahović Talijan Bosnia and Herzegovina
1993 Agim Çeku Croatia Croatian War of Independence Operation Maslenica
Gurgen Daribaltayan Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Nagorno-Karabakh War Battle of Kalbajar
Janko Bobetko Croatia Breakup of Yugoslavia Yugoslav Wars Croatian War of Independence Operation Maslenica
Mohamed Farrah Aidid Somali National Alliance Conflicts in the Horn of Africa Somali Civil War Operation Gothic Serpent Battle of Mogadishu (1993)
Monte Melkonian Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Nagorno-Karabakh War Battle of Kalbajar
Shamil Asgarov Azerbaijan
William F. Garrison United States Conflicts in the Horn of Africa Somali Civil War Operation Gothic Serpent Battle of Mogadishu (1993)
1994–1995 Akhmed Zakayev Chechen Republic of Ichkeria First Chechen War Battle of Grozny (1994–1995)
Lev Rokhlin Russia
Pavel Grachev
Salman Raduyev Chechen Republic of Ichkeria
Turpal-Ali Atgeriyev
1994–1996 Dragomir Milošević Republika Srpska Breakup of Yugoslavia Yugoslav Wars Bosnian War Siege of Sarajevo
1994–2000 Anatoly Kvashnin Russia First Chechen War Battle of Grozny (1994–1995)
Second Chechen War Battle of Grozny (1999–2000)
Aslan Maskhadov Chechen Republic of Ichkeria First Chechen War Battle of Grozny (1994–1995)
Second Chechen War Battle of Grozny (1999–2000)
Ruslan Gelayev First Chechen War Battle of Grozny (1994–1995)
Second Chechen War Battle of Grozny (1999–2000)
1994–2005 Shamil Basayev First Chechen War Battle of Grozny (1994–1995)
Second Chechen War Battle of Grozny (1999–2000)
Yarmuk Jamaat 2005 Nalchik raid
1994–2008 Vladimir Shamanov Russia First Chechen War Battle of Grozny (1994–1995)
Georgian–Abkhazian conflict Battle of the Kodori Valley
1995 Atif Dudaković Bosnia and Herzegovina Breakup of Yugoslavia Yugoslav Wars Bosnian War Operation Storm
Croatian War of Independence
Fikret Abdić Autonomous Province of Western Bosnia Bosnian War
Croatian War of Independence
Zvonimir Červenko Croatia Bosnian War
Croatian War of Independence
1999 Agim Ramadani Kosovo Liberation Army Kosovo War Battle of Košare
Pervez Musharraf Pakistan Indo-Pakistani wars and conflicts Kargil War
Ved Prakash Malik India
1999–2000 Ibn Al-Khattab Chechen Republic of Ichkeria Second Chechen War Battle of Grozny (1999–2000)
Mikhail Malofeyev Russia
Viktor Kazantsev
2001 Abdul Majid Rouzi Northern Alliance Afghan civil war War in Afghanistan (2001–present) Battle of Qala-i-Jangi
War on Terror
Abdul Rashid Dostum Afghan civil war
Fall of Mazari Sharif
War on Terror Battle of Qala-i-Jangi
Fall of Mazari Sharif
Atta Muhammad Nur Afghan civil war
War on Terror
Bismillah Khan Mohammadi Afghan civil war Battle of Tora Bora
War on Terror
Gul Agha Sherzai Afghanistan Afghan civil war Fall of Kandahar
War on Terror
Hamid Karzai Afghan civil war Battle of Tarin Kowt
Fall of Kandahar
War on Terror Battle of Tarin Kowt
Fall of Kandahar
Ismail Khan Northern Alliance Afghan civil war 2001 uprising in Herat
War on Terror
Jason Amerine United States Afghan civil war Battle of Tarin Kowt
War on Terror
Mohammad Mohaqiq Northern Alliance Afghan civil war Fall of Mazari Sharif
War on Terror
Osama bin Laden Al-Qaeda Afghan civil war Battle of Tora Bora
War on Terror
Yahya Rahim Safavi Iran Afghan civil war 2001 uprising in Herat
War on Terror
2001–2003 Tommy Franks United States Afghan civil war
Battle of Tora Bora
Fall of Kabul
Fall of Kandahar
Fall of Mazari Sharif
War on Terror Iraq War 2003 invasion of Iraq
War in Afghanistan (2001–present) 2001 uprising in Herat
Battle of Tora Bora
Fall of Kabul
Fall of Kandahar
Fall of Mazari Sharif
2002 Aviv Kochavi Israel Arab–Israeli conflict Israeli–Palestinian conflict Second Intifada Operation Defensive Shield Battle of Nablus
Franklin L. Hagenbeck United States Afghan civil war War in Afghanistan (2001–present) Operation Anaconda
War on Terror
Mahmoud Tawalbe Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine Arab–Israeli conflict Israeli–Palestinian conflict Second Intifada Operation Defensive Shield Battle of Jenin
Shaul Mofaz Israel Battle of Nablus
Yasser Arafat Fatah
Yitzhak Gershon Israel Battle of Nablus
Zakaria Zubeidi al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades Battle of Jenin
2003 Ahmed Chalabi Iraqi National Congress War on Terror Iraq War 2003 invasion of Iraq
Ali Hassan al-Majid Iraq Battle of Nasiriyah
Babaker Shawkat B. Zebari Kurdistan Democratic Party
Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti Iraqi Armed Forces
Brian Burridge United Kingdom
George W. Bush United States
Izzat Ibrahim ad-Douri Ba'ath Party
Jalal Talabani Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
Kosrat Rasul Ali
Massoud Barzani Kurdistan Democratic Party
Qusay Hussein Fedayeen Saddam
Uday Hussein
2003–2004 Richard F. Natonski United States Battle of Nasiriyah
Second Battle of Fallujah
2004 Abdullah al-Janabi al-Qaeda in Iraq First Battle of Fallujah
Ba'ath Party Second Battle of Fallujah
Ali Muhammad Jan Orakzai Pakistan Army War in North-West Pakistan Battle of Wana
Ayman al-Zawahiri Al-Qaeda
James Mattis United States Iraq War Second Battle of Fallujah
James T. Conway First Battle of Fallujah
Nek Muhammad Wazir Taliban War in North-West Pakistan Battle of Wana
2004–2005 Abu Musab al-Zarqawi al-Qaeda in Iraq Iraq War Battle of Al Qaim
First Battle of Fallujah
2005 Anzor Astemirov Yarmuk Jamaat Second Chechen War 2005 Nalchik raid
Ilyas Gorchkhanov
2006 Abdi Hasan Awale Qeybdiid Ethiopia Conflicts in the Horn of Africa Somali Civil War War in Somalia (2006–2009) Battle of Bandiradley
War on Terror
Abu Ayyub al-Masri al-Qaeda in Iraq Iraq War Operation Together Forward
David Fraser (soldier) Canadian Army Afghan civil war War in Afghanistan (2001–present) Operation Mountain Thrust
War on Terror
George W. Casey, Jr. United States Army Iraq War Operation Together Forward
Mohamed Afrah Qanyare Alliance for the Restoration of Peace and Counter-Terrorism Conflicts in the Horn of Africa Somali Civil War Advance of the Islamic Courts Union Battle of Mogadishu (2006)
War on Terror
Mohamud Muse Hersi Puntland Conflicts in the Horn of Africa Somali Civil War War in Somalia (2006–2009) Battle of Bandiradley
War on Terror
Musa Sudi Yalahow Alliance for the Restoration of Peace and Counter-Terrorism Conflicts in the Horn of Africa Somali Civil War Advance of the Islamic Courts Union Battle of Mogadishu (2006)
War on Terror
Rahmatullah Raufi Afghan National Army Afghan civil war War in Afghanistan (2001–present) Operation Mountain Thrust
War on Terror
2006–2007 Akhtar Mohammad Osmani Taliban Afghan civil war Operation Mountain Fury
War on Terror
David Richards (British Army officer) United Kingdom Afghan civil war
War on Terror
2006–2008 Barre Adan Shire Hiiraale Somalia Conflicts in the Horn of Africa Somali Civil War War in Somalia (2006–2009) Battle of Kismayo (2008)
War on Terror
Transitional Federal Parliament Conflicts in the Horn of Africa Somali Civil War Battle of Jilib
Battle of Ras Kamboni
Fall of Kismayo
War on Terror Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa Battle of Ras Kamboni
War in Somalia (2006–2009) Battle of Jilib
Battle of Ras Kamboni
Fall of Kismayo
Dan Halutz Israel Defense Forces Arab–Israeli conflict Israeli–Palestinian conflict Second Intifada 2006 Israel–Gaza conflict
2007–2008 Israel–Gaza conflict Operation Hot Winter
Muqtada al-Sadr Mahdi Army War on Terror Iraq War Iraqi insurgency Civil war in Iraq Battle of Basra (2008)
Iraq spring fighting of 2008
Operation Together Forward
2006–2009 Ismail Haniyeh Hamas Arab–Israeli conflict Israeli–Palestinian conflict Gaza War
Second Intifada 2006 Israel–Gaza conflict
2007–2008 Israel–Gaza conflict Operation Hot Winter
Khaled Mashal Gaza War
Second Intifada 2006 Israel–Gaza conflict
2007–2008 Israel–Gaza conflict Operation Hot Winter
Mohammed Deif Gaza War
Second Intifada 2006 Israel–Gaza conflict
Yoav Galant Israel Defense Forces Gaza War
Second Intifada 2006 Israel–Gaza conflict
2007–2008 Israel–Gaza conflict Operation Hot Winter
2006–2011 Sharif Sheikh Ahmed Islamic Courts Union Conflicts in the Horn of Africa Somali Civil War Advance of the Islamic Courts Union Battle of Mogadishu (2006)
War in Somalia (2006–2009) Battle of Jilib
Battle of Ras Kamboni
Fall of Kismayo
War on Terror Advance of the Islamic Courts Union Battle of Mogadishu (2006)
Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa Battle of Ras Kamboni
War in Somalia (2006–2009) Battle of Jilib
Battle of Ras Kamboni
Fall of Kismayo
Transitional Federal Government Conflicts in the Horn of Africa Somali Civil War War in Somalia (2009–) Battle of Mogadishu (2010–2011)
War on Terror
2006–2012 Hassan Abdullah Hersi al-Turki Al-Shabaab Conflicts in the Horn of Africa Somali Civil War War in Somalia (2009–2012) Operation Linda Nchi
War on Terror
Ras Kamboni Brigades Conflicts in the Horn of Africa War in Somalia (2006–2009)
War on Terror
Hassan Dahir Aweys Al-Shabaab Conflicts in the Horn of Africa War in Somalia (2009–2012) Operation Linda Nchi
War on Terror
Hizbul Islam Conflicts in the Horn of Africa Battle of Mogadishu (2010–2011)
War on Terror
Islamic Courts Union Conflicts in the Horn of Africa Advance of the Islamic Courts Union Battle of Mogadishu (2006)
War on Terror
Sheikh Mukhtar Robow Al-Shabaab Conflicts in the Horn of Africa War in Somalia (2006–2009)
War in Somalia (2009–2012) Battle of Mogadishu (2010–2011)
Operation Linda Nchi
War on Terror War in Somalia (2006–2009)
War in Somalia (2009–2012) Battle of Mogadishu (2010–2011)
Operation Linda Nchi
2007 Abboud Qanbar Iraqi Army Iraq War Operation Phantom Thunder Operation Imposing Law
Abdirahman Janaqow Islamic Courts Union Conflicts in the Horn of Africa Somali Civil War War in Somalia (2006–2009) Battle of Ras Kamboni
War on Terror Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
War in Somalia (2006–2009)
Abdul Matin (Taliban leader) Taliban Afghan civil war War in Afghanistan (2001–present) Battle of Musa Qala
War on Terror
Abdul Salaam Alizai Afghan civil war
War on Terror
Abu Youssef Sharqieh Jund al-Sham 2007 Lebanon conflict
Ahmed Hassani al-Yemeni Soldiers of Heaven Iraq War Iraqi insurgency Battle of Najaf (2007)
Andrew Mackay (British Army officer) United Kingdom Afghan civil war War in Afghanistan (2001–present) Battle of Musa Qala
War on Terror
Dadullah Taliban Afghan civil war Operation Achilles
War on Terror
Dan K. McNeill United States Afghan civil war
War on Terror
David Petraeus United States Army Iraq War Operation Phantom Thunder Operation Imposing Law
Dia Abdul Zahra Kadim Soldiers of Heaven Iraqi insurgency Battle of Najaf (2007)
François al-Hajj Lebanon 2007 Lebanon conflict
Jacko Page United Kingdom Afghan civil war War in Afghanistan (2001–present) Operation Achilles
War on Terror
Michel Suleiman Lebanon 2007 Lebanon conflict
Patrick M. Walsh Maritime Security Operations Conflicts in the Horn of Africa Somali Civil War War in Somalia (2006–2009) Battle of Ras Kamboni
War on Terror Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
War in Somalia (2006–2009)
Shaker al-Abssi Fatah al-Islam 2007 Lebanon conflict
Timothy F. Ghormley United States Conflicts in the Horn of Africa Somali Civil War War in Somalia (2006–2009) Battle of Ras Kamboni
War on Terror Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
War in Somalia (2006–2009)
Yusuf Mohammed Siad Islamic Courts Union Conflicts in the Horn of Africa Somali Civil War War in Somalia (2006–2009)
War on Terror Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa
War in Somalia (2006–2009)
2007–2008 William J. Fallon United States
2008 Abdelwahid Aboud Mackaye Union of Forces for Democracy and Development–Fundamental Civil war in Chad (2005–2010) Battle of N'Djamena (2008)
Ali Ghaidan Majid Iraq War on Terror Iraq War Iraqi insurgency Civil war in Iraq Battle of Basra (2008)
Iraq spring fighting of 2008
Anatoly Khrulyov Russia Georgian–Abkhazian conflict 2008 South Ossetia war Battle of Tskhinvali
Georgian–Ossetian conflict
Davit Kezerashvili Georgia (country) Georgian–Abkhazian conflict
Battle of the Kodori Valley
Georgian–Ossetian conflict 2008 South Ossetia war Battle of Tskhinvali
Eliezer Shkedi Israel Defense Forces Arab–Israeli conflict Israeli–Palestinian conflict Second Intifada 2007–2008 Israel–Gaza conflict Operation Hot Winter
Isaias Afewerki Eritrea Djiboutian–Eritrean border conflict
Ismaïl Omar Guelleh Djibouti
Mahamat Nouri Union of Forces for Democracy and Development Civil war in Chad (2005–2010) Battle of N'Djamena (2008)
Mamuka Kurashvili Georgia (country) Georgian–Abkhazian conflict 2008 South Ossetia war Battle of Tskhinvali
Georgian–Ossetian conflict
Marat Kulakhmetov Russia Georgian–Abkhazian conflict
Georgian–Ossetian conflict
Mikheil Saakashvili Georgia (country) Georgian–Abkhazian conflict
Georgian–Ossetian conflict
Mohan al-Furayji Iraq War on Terror Iraq War Iraqi insurgency Civil war in Iraq Battle of Basra (2008)
Iraq spring fighting of 2008
Nouri al-Maliki Iraqi insurgency Civil war in Iraq
Iraq spring fighting of 2008
Sebhat Ephrem Eritrea Djiboutian–Eritrean border conflict
Sergei Bagapsh Abkhazia Georgian–Abkhazian conflict Battle of the Kodori Valley
Sulim Yamadayev Russia 2008 South Ossetia war Battle of Tskhinvali
Georgian–Ossetian conflict
Timane Erdimi Rally of Democratic Forces (rebel group) Civil war in Chad (2005–2010) Battle of N'Djamena (2008)
Vano Merabishvili Georgia (country) Georgian–Abkhazian conflict 2008 South Ossetia war Battle of Tskhinvali
Georgian–Ossetian conflict
Zaza Gogava Georgian–Abkhazian conflict
Georgian–Ossetian conflict
2008–2009 Abu Zakaria al-Jamal Hamas Arab–Israeli conflict Israeli–Palestinian conflict Gaza War
Ahmed Jabari
Second Intifada 2007–2008 Israel–Gaza conflict Operation Hot Winter
Babacar Gaye United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo Civil War Second Congo War Kivu conflict 2008 Nord-Kivu campaign
Ehud Barak Israel Arab–Israeli conflict Israeli–Palestinian conflict Gaza War
Ehud Olmert
Second Intifada 2007–2008 Israel–Gaza conflict Operation Hot Winter
Eli Marom Israel Defense Forces Gaza War
Eyal Eisenberg
Gabi Ashkenazi
Second Intifada 2007–2008 Israel–Gaza conflict Operation Hot Winter
Ido Nehoshtan Gaza War
Idriss Déby Chad Civil war in Chad (2005–2010) Battle of Am Dam
Military of Chad Battle of N'Djamena (2008)
Ignace Murwanashyaka Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda Congo Civil War Second Congo War Kivu conflict 2008 Nord-Kivu campaign
Jagath Jayasuriya Sri Lanka Armed Forces Sri Lankan Civil War Eelam War IV Northern Theater of Eelam War IV 2008–2009 Sri Lankan Army Northern offensive Battle of Chalai
Battle of Mullaitivu (2009)
José Eduardo dos Santos Angola Congo Civil War Second Congo War Kivu conflict 2008 Nord-Kivu campaign
Joseph Kabila Democratic Republic of the Congo
Laurent Nkunda National Congress for the Defence of the People
Mahmoud al-Zahar Hamas Arab–Israeli conflict Israeli–Palestinian conflict Gaza War
Second Intifada 2007–2008 Israel–Gaza conflict Operation Hot Winter
Nizar Rayan Gaza War
Osama Mazini
Ramadan Abdullah Mohammad Shallah Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine
Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe Congo Civil War Second Congo War Kivu conflict 2008 Nord-Kivu campaign
Said Seyam Hamas Arab–Israeli conflict Israeli–Palestinian conflict Gaza War
Sarath Fonseka Sri Lanka Armed Forces Sri Lankan Civil War Eelam War IV Northern Theater of Eelam War IV 2008–2009 Sri Lankan Army Northern offensive Battle of Chalai
Battle of Mullaitivu (2009)
Tawfik Jaber Hamas Arab–Israeli conflict Israeli–Palestinian conflict Gaza War
Velupillai Prabhakaran Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Sri Lankan Civil War Eelam War IV Northern Theater of Eelam War IV 2008–2009 Sri Lankan Army Northern offensive Battle of Chalai
Battle of Mullaitivu (2009)
Yuval Diskin Shin Bet Arab–Israeli conflict Israeli–Palestinian conflict Gaza War
2008–2011 Khalil Ibrahim Justice and Equality Movement 2008 attack on Omdurman and Khartoum
Sudan–SPLM-N conflict (2011)
2008–2012 Omar al-Bashir Sudan 2008 attack on Omdurman and Khartoum
Sudan People's Armed Forces Sudan–SPLM-N conflict (2011)
2009 Hifazat Ullah Khan Pakistan Air Force War on Terror War in North-West Pakistan Second Battle of Swat
Masood Aslam Pakistan Army
Maulana Fazlullah Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi
Mohammed Yusuf (Boko Haram) Boko Haram Nigerian Sharia conflict 2009 Nigerian sectarian violence
Muslim Khan Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi War on Terror War in North-West Pakistan Second Battle of Swat
Nandana Udawatta Sri Lanka Armed Forces Sri Lankan Civil War Eelam War IV Northern Theater of Eelam War IV 2008–2009 Sri Lankan Army Northern offensive Battle of Mullaitivu (2009)
Rao Qamar Suleman Pakistan Air Force War on Terror War in North-West Pakistan Second Battle of Swat
2009–2011 Ali Muhammad Mujawar Yemen South Yemen insurgency
War on Terror Yemeni al-Qaeda crackdown
Ali Salim al-Beidh South Yemen Movement South Yemen insurgency
John Abizaid United States War on Terror
Yasin Said Numan South Yemen Movement South Yemen insurgency
2009–2012 Ali Abdullah Saleh Military of Yemen Arab Spring 2011 Yemeni revolution Battle of Sana'a (2011)
Yemen South Yemen insurgency
War on Terror Yemeni al-Qaeda crackdown
2010 Bruce Golding Jamaica Constabulary Force 2010 Kingston unrest
Christopher Coke Shower Posse
Nick Carter (British Army officer) United Kingdom Afghan civil war War in Afghanistan (2001–present) Operation Moshtarak
War on Terror
Stanley A. McChrystal United States Afghan civil war
War on Terror
2010–2011 Abdihakim Mohamoud Haji-Faqi Transitional Federal Government Conflicts in the Horn of Africa Somali Civil War War in Somalia (2009–) Battle of Mogadishu (2010–2011)
War on Terror
Abdikarim Yusuf Adam Conflicts in the Horn of Africa Somali Civil War
War on Terror
Abdullah Mehdar Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula Yemeni al-Qaeda crackdown
Abu Mansoor Al-Amriki Al-Shabaab Conflicts in the Horn of Africa Somali Civil War War in Somalia (2009–) Battle of Mogadishu (2010–2011)
War on Terror
Alassane Ouattara Forces Nouvelles de Côte d'Ivoire Second Ivorian Civil War
Rally of the Republicans 2010–2011 Ivorian crisis
Anwar al-Awlaki Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula War on Terror Yemeni al-Qaeda crackdown
Choi Young-jin United Nations 2010–2011 Ivorian crisis
United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire Second Ivorian Civil War
Cyprien Hakiza Burundi Conflicts in the Horn of Africa Somali Civil War War in Somalia (2009–) Battle of Mogadishu (2010–2011)
War on Terror
Fazul Abdullah Mohammed Al-Qaeda Conflicts in the Horn of Africa Somali Civil War
War on Terror
Fredrick Mugisha Uganda Conflicts in the Horn of Africa Somali Civil War
War on Terror
Fuad Mohamed Qalaf Hizbul Islam Conflicts in the Horn of Africa Somali Civil War
War on Terror
Gilbert Aké Ivorian Popular Front Second Ivorian Civil War
Guillaume Soro Forces Nouvelles de Côte d'Ivoire 2010–2011 Ivorian crisis
Second Ivorian Civil War
Ibrahim Haji Jama Mee'aad Al-Shabaab Conflicts in the Horn of Africa Somali Civil War War in Somalia (2009–) Battle of Mogadishu (2010–2011)
War on Terror
Laurent Gbagbo Ivorian Popular Front Second Ivorian Civil War
National Armed Forces of Côte d'Ivoire 2010–2011 Ivorian crisis
Nasir al-Wuhayshi Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula War on Terror Yemeni al-Qaeda crackdown
Nathan Mugisha Uganda Conflicts in the Horn of Africa Somali Civil War War in Somalia (2009–) Battle of Mogadishu (2010–2011)
War on Terror
Omar Mo’allim Nur Ahlu Sunna Waljama'a Conflicts in the Horn of Africa Somali Civil War
War on Terror
Omar Muhammad Farah Conflicts in the Horn of Africa Somali Civil War
War on Terror
Qasim al-Raymi Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula Yemeni al-Qaeda crackdown
Said Ali al-Shihri
Sheikh Ali Dhere Al-Shabaab Conflicts in the Horn of Africa Somali Civil War War in Somalia (2009–) Battle of Mogadishu (2010–2011)
War on Terror
2010–2012 Moktar Ali Zubeyr Conflicts in the Horn of Africa Somali Civil War War in Somalia (2009–2012) Battle of Mogadishu (2010–2011)
Operation Linda Nchi
War on Terror Battle of Mogadishu (2010–2011)
Operation Linda Nchi
2011 Abdelhakim Belhadj Tripoli Brigade Arab Spring Libyan civil war 2011 Libyan rebel coastal offensive Battle of Tripoli (2011)
Abdel Rahman Abdel Hamid Libyan Army Second Gulf of Sidra offensive Battle of Sirte (2011)
Abdul Ati al-Obeidi History of Libya under Muammar Gaddafi
Abdul Fatah Younis National Liberation Army (Libya) Battle of Bin Jawad
Battle of Brega–Ajdabiya road
Battle of Ra's Lanuf
First Battle of Benghazi
Fourth Battle of Brega
Third Battle of Brega
Abdul Hafiz Ghoga National Transitional Council
Abdul Hassan National Liberation Army (Libya) Battle of the Misrata frontline Battle of Tawergha
Abdullah II of Jordan Jordan 2011 military intervention in Libya
Abdullah Senussi Libyan Army Battle of the Misrata frontline Battle of Zliten
Abu-Bakr Yunis Jabr History of Libya under Muammar Gaddafi 2011 military intervention in Libya Operation Ellamy
Opération Harmattan
Operation Mobile
Operation Odyssey Dawn
Operation Unified Protector
Libyan Army Second Gulf of Sidra offensive Battle of Sirte (2011)
Abu Oweis Tripoli Brigade 2011 Libyan rebel coastal offensive Battle of Tripoli (2011)
Abuzed Omar Dorda History of Libya under Muammar Gaddafi
Ahmad Ramadan
Ahmed al-Gaddafi al-Qahsi Libyan Army
Alain Juppé France 2011 military intervention in Libya
Ali Attalah Obeidi National Liberation Army (Libya) Battle of the Misrata frontline
Ali Sharif al-Rifi History of Libya under Muammar Gaddafi 2011 military intervention in Libya Operation Ellamy
Opération Harmattan
Operation Mobile
Operation Odyssey Dawn
Operation Unified Protector
Al-Saadi Gaddafi Libyan Armed Forces 2011 Libyan rebel coastal offensive Battle of Tripoli (2011)
2011 military intervention in Libya
First Battle of Benghazi
Libyan Army First Gulf of Sidra offensive
Anders Fogh Rasmussen NATO 2011 military intervention in Libya
André Deschamps (RCAF officer) Canada Operation Mobile
Baghdadi Mahmudi History of Libya under Muammar Gaddafi
Barack Obama United States 2011 military intervention in Libya Operation Odyssey Dawn
Carter Ham
Charles Bouchard Canada Operation Unified Protector
NATO 2011 Libyan rebel coastal offensive Battle of Tripoli (2011)
Daou al-Salhine al-Jadak National Liberation Army (Libya) Battle of Bani Walid
David Cameron United Kingdom 2011 military intervention in Libya Operation Ellamy
David Johnston Canada Operation Mobile
Édouard Guillaud France Opération Harmattan
Elrick Irastorza
Fares Mana'a Houthis 2011 Yemeni revolution Battle of Sa'dah
François Fillon France Libyan civil war 2011 military intervention in Libya Opération Harmattan
George Athor South Sudan Democratic Movement Sudanese nomadic conflicts 2011–2012 South Sudan tribal clashes
Ghanem Ibrahim al-Hassan Syrian Army Arab Spring Syrian civil war 2011–2012 Idlib clashes
Grete Faremo Norway Libyan civil war 2011 military intervention in Libya
Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani Qatar
Hamid Hassy National Liberation Army (Libya) Ra's Lanuf raid
Second Gulf of Sidra offensive Battle of Sirte (2011)
Second Battle of Bin Jawad
Harald Sunde (general) Norway 2011 military intervention in Libya
Harry Harris (admiral) United States Operation Odyssey Dawn
Hasan al-Kabir al-Gaddafi Libyan Armed Forces
Helle Thorning-Schmidt Denmark
Hussein Darbouk National Liberation Army (Libya) First Battle of Zawiya
Jalal al-Digheily National Transitional Council
James G. Stavridis United States 2011 military intervention in Libya Operation Unified Protector
Jean-Paul Paloméros France Opération Harmattan
Jens Stoltenberg Norway
Khaled Kaim History of Libya under Muammar Gaddafi
Khalid Shahmah National Liberation Army (Libya)
Khalifa Belqasim Haftar First Gulf of Sidra offensive
Third Battle of Brega
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan United Arab Emirates 2011 military intervention in Libya
Khamis Gaddafi History of Libya under Muammar Gaddafi Operation Ellamy
Opération Harmattan
Operation Mobile
Operation Odyssey Dawn
Operation Unified Protector
Libyan Armed Forces 2011 Libyan rebel coastal offensive Battle of Tripoli (2011)
Battle of Misrata
First Battle of Zawiya
Libyan Army Battle of the Misrata frontline Battle of Zliten
Zliten uprising
Knud Bartels Denmark
Lars Løkke Rasmussen
Liam Fox United Kingdom 2011 military intervention in Libya Operation Ellamy
Mahdi al-Arabi Libyan Armed Forces First Battle of Zawiya
Libyan Army 2011 Libyan rebel coastal offensive Second Battle of Zawiya
Zawiya raid
Mahdi al-Harati Tripoli Brigade 2011 Libyan rebel coastal offensive Battle of Tripoli (2011)
Mahmoud Jibril National Transitional Council
Mansour Dhao Libyan Armed Forces Second Gulf of Sidra offensive Battle of Sirte (2011)
Margaret H. Woodward United States 2011 military intervention in Libya Operation Odyssey Dawn
Massoud Abdelhafid Libyan Army Fezzan campaign Battle of Sabha
Mohamed Abu Al-Quasim al-Zwai History of Libya under Muammar Gaddafi
Mohamed Gayth Libyan Armed Forces First Battle of Zawiya
Mohammed Ali Madani National Liberation Army (Libya) 2011 Nafusa Mountains Campaign
Moussa Ibrahim History of Libya under Muammar Gaddafi
Muammar Gaddafi 2011 military intervention in Libya Operation Ellamy
Opération Harmattan
Operation Mobile
Operation Odyssey Dawn
Operation Unified Protector
Libyan Armed Forces 2011 Libyan rebel coastal offensive Battle of Tripoli (2011)
Politics of Libya Second Gulf of Sidra offensive Battle of Sirte (2011)
Muftah Anaqrat Libyan Armed Forces First Battle of Zawiya
Mustafa Abdul Jalil National Transitional Council
Mustafa Bin Dardef National Liberation Army (Libya) Second Gulf of Sidra offensive Battle of Sirte (2011)
Mutassim Gaddafi Libyan Armed Forces 2011 Libyan rebel coastal offensive Battle of Tripoli (2011)
Libyan Army Battle of Brega–Ajdabiya road
Fourth Battle of Brega
Second Gulf of Sidra offensive Battle of Sirte (2011)
Nicolas Sarkozy France 2011 military intervention in Libya Opération Harmattan
Omar El-Hariri National Liberation Army (Libya)
Peter MacKay Canada 2011 military intervention in Libya Operation Mobile
Philip Hammond United Kingdom Operation Ellamy
Pierre-François Forissier France Opération Harmattan
Ralph Jodice United States Operation Unified Protector
Rinaldo Veri Italy
Robert Gates United States Operation Odyssey Dawn
Saif al-Arab Gaddafi Libyan Army
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi Libyan Armed Forces 2011 Libyan rebel coastal offensive Battle of Tripoli (2011)
2011 military intervention in Libya
Battle of Bani Walid
Salih Rajab al-Mismari Libyan Army
Samuel J. Locklear United States 2011 military intervention in Libya Operation Odyssey Dawn
Silvio Berlusconi Italy
Stephen Harper Canada 2011 military intervention in Libya Operation Mobile
Stuart Peach United Kingdom Operation Ellamy
Suleiman Mahmoud National Liberation Army (Libya) Battle of Brega–Ajdabiya road
Battle of the Misrata frontline Battle of Zliten
Sverker Göranson Sweden 2011 military intervention in Libya
Traian Băsescu Romania
2011–2012 Abdelaziz al-Hilu Sudan People's Liberation Movement (northern sector) Sudan–SPLM-N conflict (2011)
Abd Rabbuh Mansur al-Hadi Politics of Yemen Arab Spring 2011 Yemeni revolution Battle of Sana'a (2011)
Adel Safar Politics of Syria Syrian civil war
Ahmed Mohamed Islam Raskamboni movement Conflicts in the Horn of Africa Somali Civil War War in Somalia (2009–2012) Operation Linda Nchi
War on Terror
Ahmed Saleh Republican Guard (Yemen) Arab Spring 2011 Yemeni revolution Battle of Sana'a (2011)
Ali Habib Mahmud Syrian Navy Syrian civil war
Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar Political parties in Yemen 2011 Yemeni revolution Battle of Sana'a (2011)
Assef Shawkat Syrian Army Syrian civil war
Bashar al-Assad Politics of Syria 2011–2012 Damascus clashes
Burhan Ghalioun Syrian National Council
Dawoud Rajiha Syrian Army
Haitham al-Maleh Syrian National Council
Hilde Frafjord Johnson United Nations Mission in South Sudan Sudanese nomadic conflicts 2011–2012 South Sudan tribal clashes
Hussein Arab Isse Transitional Federal Government Conflicts in the Horn of Africa Somali Civil War War in Somalia (2009–2012) Operation Linda Nchi
War on Terror
Ibrahim al-Afghani Al-Shabaab Conflicts in the Horn of Africa
War on Terror
Maher al-Assad Republican Guard (Syria) Arab Spring Syrian civil war 2011–2012 Damascus clashes
Malik Agar Sudan People's Liberation Movement (northern sector) Sudan–SPLM-N conflict (2011)
Mohamed Yusuf Haji Kenya Conflicts in the Horn of Africa Somali Civil War War in Somalia (2009–2012) Operation Linda Nchi
War on Terror
Riad al-Asaad Free Syrian Army Arab Spring Syrian civil war 2011–2012 Damascus clashes
Siege of Homs
Riek Machar Armed forces of South Sudan Sudanese nomadic conflicts 2011–2012 South Sudan tribal clashes
Sadiq al-Ahmar Political parties in Yemen Arab Spring 2011 Yemeni revolution Battle of Sana'a (2011)
Salva Kiir Mayardit Armed forces of South Sudan Sudanese nomadic conflicts 2011–2012 South Sudan tribal clashes
Samir Nashar Syrian National Council Arab Spring Syrian civil war
Walid Muallem Politics of Syria

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