Of the 44 men who have served as president of the United States, 31 had some military experience before taking office. It may not be a requirement, but military experience never hurts when taking the role of commander in chief.
American presidents have served in almost every major conflict the United States has been in since 1776. Since General George Washington took the first oath of presidential office, the United States has trusted former service members to use their experience to lead the country through difficult times.
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