By Marty Sems on June 27, 2018
Our public life, especially politics, is full of men and women with military careers in their backgrounds. Military service in the United States has been highly respected for most of our history, and those who have served get a bit of extra consideration when it comes to hiring or running for public office. In this quiz, we'll show you some famous faces and see if you can remember which branch of the service they served! Just for fun, we've thrown in some famous names from other world armed forces.
The United States has five branches of its armed forces: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. There are rumors of a "Space Force" yet to be created, but I think the death rays and anti-gravity boots are still in development. Each branch has its own set of requirements and jobs to do, but they all share certain core principles and values. The Marine Corps motto is Semper Fidelis, which means "always faithful," but in some respects that could apply to every branch of the service. Those who enlist are committed to serving the country, even if it means putting their lives in danger.
That, then, is an excellent explanation for why so many famous and successful people come from military backgrounds. Once you've committed to putting your life on the line for your country, a board meeting really doesn't seem so scary. See how many of these famous folks you can put in the right military branches!