Topics: United States, United States Army, President of the United States Pages: 3 (951 words) Published: April 29, 2013
American Presidents and their Military Experiences
President| Service| Rank| Active Service|
Barack Obama| None| None| None|
George W. Bush| Texas Air National Guard| First Lieutenant| Stateside service during Vietnam War (1698-1973)| Bill Clinton| None| None| None|
George H. W. Bush| United States Naval Reserve| Lieutenant| World War II (1942-1945) Distinguished Flying Cross| Ronald Reagan| United States Naval Reserve, Unites States Army Air Corps| Captain| Stateside service during World War II (1942-1945); Army Reserve (1937-1942)| Jimmy Carter| United States Navy| Lieutenant| World War II at the United States Naval Academy Sea duty stateside service 1946-1953 during the Korean War| Gerald Ford| United States Naval Reserve| Lieutenant Commander| World War II (1942-1945; combat on USS Monterey, discharged in 1946)| Richard Nixon| United States Naval Reserve| Commander| World War II (1942-1945) Earned two Service Stars| Lyndon B. Johnson| United States Naval Reserve| Commander| World War II received Silver Star medal after airplane he was riding in was attacked by enemy aircraft| John F. Kennedy| United States Navy| Lieutenant| World War II received Navy and Marine Corps Medal and Purple Heart| Dwight D. Eisenhower| United States Army| General of the Army| Stateside service during World War I. Served as Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during World War II (1942-1945). Visited troops in Korea in December 1952. Entire active duty career spanned from 1915-1969 (excepting his two terms as president and commander in Chief).| Harry S Truman [2]| United States Army, United States Army Reserve| Colonel| World War I (1917-1918); was then transferred to the army reserve and retired in 1953.| Franklin D. Roosevelt| None| None| Briefly witnessed World War I in France while serving as Assistant Secretary of the Navy| Herbert Hoover| None| None| None; however he did help guide US Marines in 1900...
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