Executive & Military Experience Needed for Next U.S. President
Since WWII only two Presidents have had zero military service. Bill Clinton and Barrack Obama. Obama also had zero executive experience.
After 8 years of mismanagement and the 3 o’clock calls being answered by Obama, Biden, Hillary Clinton and Swift Boat Kerry. We greatly need a President with executive experience and a Commander in Chief who served honorably in the military. Very few of the potential 2016 Presidential candidates have executive experience either as VP or Governor or leading a large organization. Zero have military experience except for one.
Here is the list of mentioned candidates with large organization executive experience: Democrats: Biden, VP of USA; Deval, Gov. of MA; Cuomo, Gov. of NY; O’Malley, Gov. of MD, Clinton, Sec. of State. Republican: Christie, Gov. of NJ; Huckabee, Gov, of AR; Jindal, Gov. of LA; Perry, Gov. of TX; Rubio, Walker, Gov. of Wisconsin. Note: As much as I like them (& I like them a lot), Carson, Cruz, Paul, Rubio, Ryan, all have zero experience running a large organization.
Here is the list of mentioned candidates having military experience: Perry.
Rick Perry besides being Governor of Texas, was a Captain in the US Air Force. Perry is the ONLY mentioned candidate with BOTH military experience and executive experience leading a large organization.
Here are the military ranks & Executive experience for U.S. Presidents since WWII:
Truman Colonel – USAR, USA, Missouri National Guard, VP of USA
Eisenhower General of the Army – USA (counts as both)
Kennedy Lieutenant – USN, No executive experience
Johnson Lieutenant Commander – USNR, VP of USA
Nixon Lieutenant Commander – USNR, VP of USA
Ford Lieutenant Commander – USNR, VP of USA
Carter Lieutenant – USN, Governor of Georgia
Reagan Captain – USAAF, USAR, Governor of California
Bush Lieutenant – USNR, VP of USA
Clinton NONE, Governor of Arkansas
Bush 1st Lieutenant – Texas Air National Guard, Governor of Texas
Obama NONE, NONE
If you don’t think that both executive and military experience is needed; re-read the above list. Military experience is no guarantee, but the lack of military experience is very dangerous.