01 January, 2015

Buhari Listed Among World’s Top Army Generals By US Army War College

General Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, has been ranked among the top 25 war generals by the famous U.S. Army War College Alumni.
Buhari is number six on the list. Others are: Generals Colin Powell, a former chairman, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff; Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War II and one time U.S. President; Walter Bedell Smith, Eisenhower’s Chief of Staff at Allied Headquarters; James Peake, a former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the 40th Surgeon General of the country and Buhari, in that order.
Born in 1942 in Daura, Katsina State, Buhari was trained at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Mons Officer Cadet School, Aldershot, England and the U.S. War College which did the ranking. One of the criteria for inclusion on the honours list, according to ranker.com is the people must “have gone to U.S. Army War College and be of some renown.”
This list is currently trending in the social media to counter the allegation that Buhari did not have any certificate and that he never passed his military examinations.
Others on the list are: John J. Pershing who led America’s Expeditionary Froces in World War I; Mark W. Clark who, in World War II, Commanded the Allied Fifth Army and Norman Schwarzkopf, who led the coalision forces in the Persian Gulf War.
Also included are Omar Bradley Anthony, Mc Auhffey, Walter Krugger, Lyman Lemnitzer, Richard Myers, Charles T. Menoher, Dean Johnson, Dwayne Alons, John Pappageorge, Walter Shorf and Hubert R. Harmon. Jack Keane, Floyd Lavinius Parks, St. Clair Streeth, Scott Perry, Frank Corte Jr are also on the list.

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