It's a loose question. It could simply be the soldier who held the highest rank in the regular forces. He could be a head of government who promoted himself (Field Marshall Idi Amin and 7-star General Kim Jong Il.) He could be held as the highest-ranking soldier by act of congress/parliament (George Washington.) Then, there are the historical figures whose fame and status are difficult to contest (Julius Caesar, Alexander, and Genghis Khan.) For the Philippines, It would be Emilio Aguinaldo. He headed the revolutionary army after Bonifacio, and at 30 became the first elected President of a republic in the whole of Asia. I reckon one of the toughest call would be for the UK. Is it Alfred the Great? Nelson? Wellington? Montgomery (hehe)?