serviceman

Definitions of serviceman
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n someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force

Synonyms:
man, military man, military personnel
Antonyms:
civilian
a nonmilitary citizen
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Ethan Allen
a soldier of the American Revolution whose troops helped capture Fort Ticonderoga from the British (1738-1789)
Chevalier de Bayard
French soldier said to be fearless and chivalrous (1473-1524)
Cesare Borgia
Italian cardinal and military leader; model for Machiavelli's prince (1475-1507)
Richard Evelyn Byrd
explorer and United States naval officer; led expeditions to explore Antarctica (1888-1957)
Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac
a French soldier and dramatist remembered chiefly for fighting many duels (often over the size of his nose); was immortalized in 1897 in a play by Edmond Rostand (1619-1655)
Stephen Decatur
United States naval officer remembered for his heroic deeds (1779-1820)
Admiral Dewey
a United States naval officer remembered for his victory at Manila Bay in the Spanish-American War
Alfred Dreyfus
French army officer of Jewish descent whose false imprisonment for treason in 1894 raised issues of anti-Semitism that dominated French politics until his release in 1906 (1859-1935)
David Glasgow Farragut
United States admiral who commanded Union ships during the American Civil War (1801-1870)
Thomas Wentworth Storrow Higginson
United States writer and soldier who led the first Black regiment in the Union Army (1823-1911)
Isaac Hull
United States naval officer who commanded the `Constitution' during the War of 1812 and won a series of brilliant victories against the British (1773-1843)
John Paul Jones
American naval commander in the American Revolution (1747-1792)
Tadeusz Andrzej Bonawentura Kosciuszko
Polish patriot and soldier who fought with Americans in the American Revolution (1746-1817)
Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier
French soldier who served under George Washington in the American Revolution (1757-1834)
Thomas Edward Lawrence
Welsh soldier who from 1916 to 1918 organized the Arab revolt against the Turks; he later wrote an account of his adventures (1888-1935)
Lighthorse Harry Lee
soldier of the American Revolution (1756-1818)
Alfred Thayer Mahan
United States naval officer and historian (1840-1914)
Mohammed Ali
Albanian soldier in the service of Turkey who was made viceroy of Egypt and took control away from the Ottoman Empire and established Egypt as a modern state (1769-1849)
Daniel Morgan
soldier in the American Revolution who defeated the British in the battle of Cowpens, South Carolina (1736-1802)
Chester William Nimitz
United States admiral of the Pacific fleet during World War II who used aircraft carriers to destroy the Japanese navy (1885-1966)
Sir Henry Percy
English soldier killed in a rebellion against Henry IV (1364-1403)
Juan Domingo Peron
Argentine soldier who became president of Argentina (1895-1974)
Matthew Calbraith Perry
United States admiral who led a naval expedition to Japan and signed a treaty in 1854 opening up trade relations between United States and Japan; brother of Oliver Hazard Perry (1794-1858)
Hyman George Rickover
United States admiral who advocated the development of nuclear submarines (1900-1986)
Jan Christian Smuts
South African statesman and soldier (1870-1950)
Tancred
Norman leader in the First Crusade who played an important role in the capture of Jerusalem (1078-1112)
Baron Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding
British marshal of the RAF who commanded the British air defense forces that defeated the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain (1882-1970)
Sir Arthur Travers Harris
British marshal of the Royal Air Force; during World War II he directed mass bombing raids against German cities that resulted in heavy civilian casualties (1892-1984)
Duc d'Elchingen
French marshal in the Napoleonic Wars (1769-1815)
Oliver Hazard Perry
United States commodore who led the fleet that defeated the British on Lake Erie during the War of 1812; brother of Matthew Calbraith Perry (1785-1819)
Hermann Maurice Saxe
a French marshal who distinguished himself in the War of the Austrian Succession (1696-1750)
Gnaeus Julius Agricola
Roman general who was governor of Britain and extended Roman rule north to the Firth of Forth (37-93)
Alcibiades
ancient Athenian statesman and general in the Peloponnesian War (circa 450-404 BC)
Antigonus Cyclops
a general of Alexander the Great and king of Macedonia; lost one eye; killed in a battle at Ipsus (382-301 BC)
Marcus Antonius
Roman general under Julius Caesar in the Gallic wars; repudiated his wife for the Egyptian queen Cleopatra; they were defeated by Octavian at Actium (83-30 BC)
Benedict Arnold
United States general and traitor in the American Revolution; in 1780 his plan to surrender West Point to the British was foiled (1741-1801)
Belisarius
Byzantine general under Justinian I; he recovered former Roman territories in northern Africa and fought against the Persians
Belshazzar
(Old Testament) Babylonian general and son of Nebuchadnezzar II; according to the Old Testament he was warned of his doom by divine handwriting on the wall that was interpreted by Daniel (6th century BC)
Captain Bligh
British admiral; was captain of the H.M.S. Bounty in 1789 when part of the crew mutinied and set him afloat in an open boat; a few weeks later he arrived safely in Timor 4,000 miles away (1754-1817)
El Libertador
Venezuelan statesman who led the revolt of South American colonies against Spanish rule; founded Bolivia in 1825 (1783-1830)
Omar Nelson Bradley
United States general who played an important role in the Allied victory in World War II (1893-1981)
Braxton Bragg
Confederate general during the American Civil War who was defeated by Grant in the battle of Chattanooga (1817-1876)
Gentleman Johnny
British general in the American Revolution who captured Fort Ticonderoga but lost the battle of Saratoga in 1777 (1722-1792)
Ambrose Everett Burnside
United States general in the American Civil War who was defeated by Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Fredericksburg (1824-1881)
Gaius Julius Caesar
conqueror of Gaul and master of Italy (100-44 BC)
Chiang Chung-cheng
Chinese military and political figure; in the Chinese civil war that followed World War II he was defeated by the Chinese communists and in 1949 was forced to withdraw to Taiwan where he served as president of Nationalist China until his death (1897-1975)
First Duke of Marlborough
English general considered one of the greatest generals in history (1650-1722)
Mark Wayne Clark
United States general who was Allied commander in Africa and Italy in World War II and was commander of the United Nations forces in Korea (1896-1984)
Karl von Clausewitz
Prussian general and military theorist who proposed a doctrine of total war and war as an extension of diplomacy (1780-1831)
Lucius DuBignon Clay
United States general who commanded United States forces in Europe from 1945 to 1949 and who oversaw the Berlin airlift (1897-1978)
Baron Clive of Plassey
British general and statesman whose victory at Plassey in 1757 strengthened British control of India (1725-1774)
First Marquess Cornwallis
commander of the British forces in the American War of Independence; was defeated by American and French troops at Yorktown (1738-1805)
Oliver Cromwell
English general and statesman who led the parliamentary army in the English Civil War (1599-1658)
Butcher Cumberland
English general; son of George II; fought unsuccessfully in the battle of Fontenoy (1721-1765)
George Armstrong Custer
United States general who was killed along with all his command by the Sioux at the Battle of Little Bighorn (1839-1876)
Moshe Dayan
Israeli general and statesman (1915-1981)
Charles Andre Joseph Marie de Gaulle
French general and statesman who became very popular during World War II as the leader of the Free French forces in exile (1890-1970)
Demetrius Poliorcetes
son of Antigonus Cyclops and king of Macedonia; he and his father were defeated at the battle of Ipsus (337-283 BC)
James Harold Doolittle
United States Air Force officer who electrified the world in 1942 by leading a squadron of 16 bombers on a daylight raid over Tokyo (1896-1993)
Sir Francis Drake
English explorer and admiral who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe and who helped to defeat the Spanish Armada (1540-1596)
Dwight David Eisenhower
United States general who supervised the invasion of Normandy and the defeat of Nazi Germany; 34th President of the United States (1890-1961)
Prince Eugene of Savoy
Austrian general in the service of the Holy Roman Empire during the War of the Spanish Succession (1663-1736)
Gaius Flaminius
Roman statesman and general who built the Flaminian Way; died when he was defeated by Hannibal (died 217 BC)
Francisco Franco
Spanish general whose armies took control of Spain in 1939 and who ruled as a dictator until his death (1892-1975)
Giuseppe Garibaldi
Italian patriot whose conquest of Sicily and Naples led to the formation of the Italian state (1807-1882)
Ulysses Simpson Grant
18th President of the United States; commander of the Union armies in the American Civil War (1822-1885)
Leslie Richard Groves
United States general who served as military director of the atomic bomb project (1896-1970)
Hannibal
general who commanded the Carthaginian army in the second Punic War; crossed the Alps and defeated the Romans but was recalled to defend Carthage and was defeated (247-182 BC)
Hasdrubal
general who commanded a Carthaginian army in Spain; joined his brother Hannibal in Italy and was killed by the Romans at the battle of Metaurus River (died 207 BC)
Paul Ludwig von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg
German field marshal and statesman; as president of the Weimar Republic he reluctantly appointed Hitler as chancellor in 1933 (1847-1934)
Holofernes
(Apocrypha) the Assyrian general who was decapitated by the biblical heroine Judith
Fighting Joe Hooker
United States general in the Union Army who was defeated at Chancellorsville by Robert E. Lee (1814-1879)
Samuel Houston
United States politician and military leader who fought to gain independence for Texas from Mexico and to make it a part of the United States (1793-1863)
Andrew Jackson
7th president of the US; successfully defended New Orleans from the British in 1815; expanded the power of the presidency (1767-1845)
Thomas Jonathan Jackson
general in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War whose troops at the first Battle of Bull Run stood like a stone wall (1824-1863)
Joseph Jacques Cesaire Joffre
French field marshal who commanded the Allied armies in France during World War II (1852-1931)
Joseph Eggleston Johnston
Confederate general in the American Civil War; led the Confederate troops in the West (1807-1891)
Joseph ben Matthias
Jewish general who led the revolt of the Jews against the Romans and then wrote a history of those events (37-100)
First Earl Kitchener of Khartoum
British field marshal (1850-1916)
Mikhail Ilarionovich Kutuzov
Russian field marshal who commanded the Russian opposition to Napoleon (1745-1813)
Robert Edward Lee
American general who led the Confederate Armies in the American Civil War (1807-1870)
Lucius Licinius Lucullus
Roman general famous for self-indulgence and giving lavish banquets (circa 110-57 BC)
Lucius Licinius Luculus
Roman general famous for giving lavish banquets (110-57 BC)
Lysander
Spartan general who defeated the Athenians in the final battle of the Peloponnesian War (died in 395 BC)
Lysimachus
Macedonian general under Alexander the Great; with Seleucus he defeated Antigonus and Demetrius at the battle of Ipsus (circa 355-281 BC)
Douglas MacArthur
United States general who served as chief of staff and commanded Allied forces in the South Pacific during World War II; he accepted the surrender of Japan (1880-1964)
George Catlett Marshall
United States general and statesman who as Secretary of State organized the European Recovery Program (1880-1959)
George Gordon Meade
United States general in charge of the Union troops at the Battle of Gettysburg (1815-1872)
Miltiades
Athenian general who defeated the Persians at Marathon (540-489)
William Mitchell
United States aviator and general who was an early advocate of military air power (1879-1936)
1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
English general during World War II; won victories over Rommel in North Africa and led British ground forces in the invasion of Normandy (1887-1976)
Napoleon Bonaparte
French general who became emperor of the French (1769-1821)
Viscount Nelson
English admiral who defeated the French fleets of Napoleon but was mortally wounded at Trafalgar (1758-1805)
John Joseph Pershing
United States general who commanded the American forces in Europe during World War I (1860-1948)
George Edward Pickett
American Confederate general known for leading a disastrous charge at Gettysburg (1825-1875)
Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus
Roman general and statesman who quarrelled with Caesar and fled to Egypt where he was murdered (106-48 BC)
Colin luther Powell
United States general who was the first African American to serve as chief of staff; later served as Secretary of State under President George W. Bush (born 1937)
Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur
French general who commanded French troops in the American Revolution, notably at Yorktown (1725-1807)
Erwin Rommel
German field marshal noted for brilliant generalship in North Africa during World War II (1891-1944)
Karl Rudolf Gerd von Rundstedt
German field marshal in World War II who directed the conquest of Poland and led the Ardennes counteroffensive (1875-1953)
Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
Mexican general who tried to crush the Texas revolt and who lost battles to Winfield Scott and Zachary Taylor in the Mexican War (1795-1876)
Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus Major
Roman general who commanded the invasion of Carthage in the second Punic War and defeated Hannibal at Zama (circa 237-183 BC)
Winfield Scott
United States general who was a hero of the War of 1812 and who defeated Santa Anna in the Mexican War (1786-1866)
Seleucus I Nicator
Macedonian general who accompanied Alexander the Great into Asia; founded a line of kings who reigned in Asia Minor until 65 BC (358-281 BC)
William Tecumseh Sherman
United States general who was commander of all Union troops in the West; he captured Atlanta and led a destructive march to the sea that cut the Confederacy in two (1820-1891)
Siraj-ud-daula
Indian general and nawab of Bengal who opposed the colonization of India by England; he captured Calcutta in 1756 and many of his prisoners suffocated in a crowded room that became known as the Black Hole of Calcutta; he was defeated at the battle of Plassey by a group of Indian nobles in alliance with Robert Clive (1728-1757)
Joseph Warren Stilwell
United States general who commanded the Allied forces in China and Burma and India during World War II (1883-1946)
Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix
Roman general and dictator (138-78 BC)
Albrecht Eusebius Wenzel von Wallenstein
Austrian general who fought for the Hapsburgs during the Thirty Years' War (1583-1634)
President Washington
1st President of the United States; commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution (1732-1799)
Archibald Percival Wavell
British field marshal in North Africa in World War II; he defeated the Italians before being defeated by the Germans (1883-1950)
Mad Anthony Wayne
American general during the American Revolution (1745-1796)
First Duke of Wellington
British general and statesman; he defeated Napoleon at Waterloo; subsequently served as Prime Minister (1769-1852)
Xenophon
Greek general and historian; student of Socrates (430-355 BC)
Isoroku Yamamoto
Japanese admiral who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 (1884-1943)
Georgi Konstantinovich Zhukov
Soviet general who during World Warr II directed the counteroffensive at Stalingrad and relieved Leningrad and captured Berlin (1896-1974)
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air force officer, commander
an officer in the airforce
artilleryman, cannoneer, gunner, machine gunner
a serviceman in the artillery
bluejacket, navy man, sailor, sailor boy
a serviceman in the navy
commando, ranger
a member of a military unit trained as shock troops for hit-and-run raids
conscript, draftee, inductee
someone who is drafted into military service
enlisted person
a serviceman who ranks below a commissioned officer
Marine, devil dog, leatherneck, shipboard soldier
a member of the United States Marine Corps
military officer, officer
any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command
noncombatant
a member of the armed forces who does not participate in combat (e.g. a chaplain or surgeon)
occupier
a member of a military force who is residing in a conquered foreign country
striper
a serviceman who wears stripes on the uniform to indicate rank or years of service
ex-serviceman, vet, veteran
a person who has served in the armed forces
veteran, veteran soldier
a serviceman who has seen considerable active service
military volunteer, voluntary, volunteer
(military) a person who freely enlists for service
adjutant, aide, aide-de-camp
an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer
army officer
an officer in the armed forces
brass hat
a high-ranking military officer
chief of staff
the senior officer of a service of the armed forces
coastguardsman
a member of a coastguard
commandant, commander, commanding officer
an officer in command of a military unit
commissioned officer
a military officer holding a commission
desk officer
a military officer who is not assigned to active duty
enlisted man
a male enlisted person in the armed forces
enlisted woman
a female enlisted person in the armed forces
executive officer
the officer second in command
inspector general
a military officer responsible for investigations
KP, kitchen police
an enlisted person who is assigned to assist the cooks
Legionnaire
a member of the American Legion
military adviser, military advisor
a military officer who serves as an adviser to the troops of an allied nation
naval officer
an officer in the navy
Navy SEAL, SEAL
a member of a Naval Special Warfare unit who is trained for unconventional warfare
enlisted officer, noncom, noncommissioned officer
a military officer appointed from enlisted personnel
soldier
an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army
striker
someone receiving intensive training for a naval technical rating
submariner
a member of the crew of a submarine
warrant officer
holds rank by virtue of a warrant
Grigori Aleksandrovich Potemkin, Grigori Potemkin, Grigori Potyokin, Potemkin, Potyokin
a Russian officer and politician who was a favorite of Catherine II and in 1762 helped her to seize power; when she visited the Crimea in 1787 he gave the order for sham villages to be built (1739-1791)
Type of:
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker
a worker who has acquired special skills

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