Retired Military Overwhelming Endorses Mitt Romney

A week ago, Gen. Colin Powell made national news when he endorsed Barack Obama for President.  The main-stream media played it up because Powell is a registered Republican.

I started looking to see who else in the military or retired military endorses Obama and who endorses Romney.  What I found was that retired generals and flag officers overwhelming endorse Mitt Romney over Barack Obama.

The Army Times reported last month that Romney unveiled a list of endorsements that included nearly 300 retired generals and flag officers.  Among those endorsements are Gen. Tommy Franks (Army) who commanded the initial invasion into Afghanistan and Iraq; Adm. Timothy Keating (Navy) former chief of the U.S. Pacific Command; and Gen. Ronald Fogleman (Air Force) former Air Force Chief of Staff.  These three retired military leaders were listed as being part of Romney’s Military Advisory Council.

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Former Marine Commandant, Gen. James Conway stated:

“As I listen to Mitt Romney, I am convinced that he ‘gets it.’”

While I was looking for information on military endorsements, I received one of those emails that makes you wonder just how true it really is.  After some investigation, I discovered that the information was accurate.  So here is a list of retired military officers who endorse Obama and those who endorse Romney.  Between the article in the Army Times and this list, it’s pretty obvious who our military; (or should I say retired military, in view of what Obama has done to the current military) sees as the best man to lead our nation and to serve as Commander in Chief.

Obama’s Public Military Endorsements:

General Wesley Clark, USA, (Ret)

General Colin Powell, USA (Ret)

Major General Paul Eaton, USA (Ret)

Admiral Donald Gutter, USN, former JAG of the Navy, (Ret)

Admiral John Nathman, USN, (Ret)


Mitt Romney’s Military Endorsements:

Admiral James B. Busey, USN, (Ret.)

General James T. Conway, USMC, (Ret.)

General Terrence R. Dake, USMC, (Ret)

Admiral James O. Ellis, USN, (Ret.)

Admiral Mark Fitzgerald, USM, (Ret.)

General Ronald R. Fogleman, USAF, (Ret)

General Tommy Franks, USA, (Ret)

General Alfred Hansen, USAF, (Ret)

Admiral Ronald Jackson Hays, USN, (Ret)

Admiral Thomas Bibb Hayward, USN, (Ret)

General Chuck Albert Horner, USAF, (Ret)

Admiral Jerome LaMarr Johnson, USN, (Ret)

Admiral Timothy J. Keating, USN, (Ret)

General Paul X. Kelley, USMC, (Ret)

General William Kernan, USA, (Ret)

Admiral George E.R. Kinnear II, USN, (Ret)

General William L. Kirk, USAF, (Ret)

General James J. Lindsay, USA, (Ret)

General William R. Looney III, USAF, (Ret)

Admiral Hank Mauz, USN, (Ret)

General Robert Magnus, USMC, (Ret)

Admiral Paul David Miller, USN, (Ret)

General Henry Hugh Shelton, USA, (Ret)

General Lance Smith, USAF, (Ret)

Admiral Leighton Smith, Jr., USN, (Ret)

General Ronald W. Yates, USAF, (Ret)

Admiral Ronald J. Zlatoper, USN, (Ret)

Lieutenant General James Abrahamson, USAF, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Edgar Anderson, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Marcus A. Anderson, USAF, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Buck Bedard, USMC, (Ret.)

Vice Admiral A. Bruce Beran, USCG, (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Lyle Bien, USN, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Harold Blot, USMC, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General H. Steven Blum, USA, (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Mike Bowman III, USN, (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Mike Bucchi, USN, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Walter E. Buchanan III, USAF, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Richard A. Burpee, USAF, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General William Campbell, USAF, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General James E. Chambers, USAF, (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Edward W. Clexton, Jr., USN, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General John B. Conaway, USAF, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Marvin Covault, USA, (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Terry M. Cross, USCG, (Ret.)

Vice Admiral William Adam Dougherty, USN, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Brett Dula, USAF, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Gordon E. Fornell, USAF, (Ret.)

Vice Admiral David Frost, USN, (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Henry C. Giffin III, USN, (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Peter M. Hekman, USN, (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Richard D. Herr, USCG, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Thomas J Hickey, USAF, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Walter S. Hogle, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Ronald W. Iverson, USAF, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Donald W. Jones, USA, (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Douglas J. Katz, USN, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Jay W. Kelley, USAF, (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Tom Kilcline, USN, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Timothy A. Kinnan, USAF, (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Harold Koenig, M.D., USN, (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Albert H. Konetzni, USN, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Buford Derald Lary, USAF, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Frank Libutti, USMC, (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Stephen Loftus, USN, (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Michael Malone, USN, (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Edward H. Martin, USN, (Ret.)

Vice Admiral John J. Mazach, USN, (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Justin D. McCarthy, USN, (Ret.)

Vice Admiral William McCauley, USN, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Fred McCorkle, USMC, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Thomas G. McInerney, USAF, (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Joseph S. Mobley, USN, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Carol Mutter, USMC, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Dave R. Palmer, USA, (Ret.)

Vice Admiral John Theodore “Ted” Parker, USN, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Garry L. Parks, USMC, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Charles Henry “Chuck” Pitman, USMC, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Steven R. Polk, USAF, (Ret.)

Vice Admiral William E. Ramsey, USN, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Joseph J. Redden, USAF, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Edward Rowny, USA (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Dutch Schultz, USN, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Charles J. Searock, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General E. G. “Buck” Shuler, USAF, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Alexander M. “Rusty” Sloan, USAF, (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Edward M. Straw, USN, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General David J. Teal, USAF, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Billy M. Thomas, USA, (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Donald C. “Deese” Thompson, USCG, (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Alan S. Thompson, USN, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Herman O. “Tommy” Thomson, USAF, (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Howard B. Thorsen, USCG, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General William Thurman, USAF, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Robert Allen “R.A.” Tiebout, USMC, (Ret.)

Vice Admiral John B. Totushek, USNR, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General George J. Trautman, USMC, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Garry R. Trexler, USAF, (Ret.)

Vice Admiral Jerry O. Tuttle, USN, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Claudius “Bud” Watts, USAF, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General William “Bill” Welser, USAF, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Thad A. Wolfe, USAF, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General C. Norman Wood, USAF, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Michael W. Wooley, USAF, (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Richard “Rick” Zilmer, USMC, (Ret.)

Major General Chris Adams, USAF, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Henry Amos, USN (Ret.)

Major General Nora Alice Astafan, USAF, (Ret.)

Major General Almon Bowen Ballard, USAF, (Ret.)

Major General James F. Barnette, USAF, (Ret.)

Major General Robert W. Barrow, USAF, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral John R. Batlzer, USN, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Jon W. Bayless, USN, (Ret.)

Major General John E. Bianchi, USA, (Ret.)

Major General David F. Bice, USMC, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Linda J. Bird, USN, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral James H. Black, USN, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Peter A. Bondi, USN, (Ret.)

Major General John L. Borling, USMC, (Ret.)

Major General Tom Braaten, USA, (Ret.)

Major General Robert J. Brandt, USA, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Jerry C. Breast, USN, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Bruce B. Bremner, USN, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Thomas F. Brown III, USN, (Ret.)

Major General David P. Burford, USA, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral John F. Calvert, USN, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Jay A. Campbell, USN, (Ret.)

Major General Henry Canterbury, USAF, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral James J. Carey, USN, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Nevin Carr, USN, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Stephen K. Chadwick, USN, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral W. Lewis Chatham, USN, (Ret.)

Major General Jeffrey G. Cliver, USAF, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Casey Coane, USN, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Isaiah C. Cole, USN, (Ret.)

Major General Stephen Condon, USAF, (Ret.)

Major General Richard C. Cosgrave, USANG, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Robert Cowley, USN, (Ret.)

Major General J.T. Coyne, USMC, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Robert C. Crates, USN, (Ret.)

Major General Tommy F. Crawford, USAF, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral James P. Davidson, USN, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Kevin F. Delaney, USN, (Ret.)

Major General James D. Delk, USA, (Ret.)

Major General Robert E. Dempsey, USAF, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Jay Ronald Denney, USNR, (Ret.)

Major General Robert S. Dickman, USAF, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral James C. Doebler, USN, (Ret.)

Major General Douglas O. Dollar, USA, (Ret.)

Major General Hunt Downer, USA, (Ret.)

Major General Thomas A. Dyches, USAF, (Ret.)

Major General Jay T. Edwards, USAF, (Ret.)

Major General John R. Farrington, USAF, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Francis L. Filipiak, USN, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral James H. Flatley III, USN, (Ret.)

Major General Charles Fletcher, USA, (Ret.)

Major General Bobby O. Floyd, USAF, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Veronica Froman, USN, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Vance H. Fry, USN, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral R. Byron Fuller, USN, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral George M. Furlong, USN, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Frank Gallo, USN, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Ben F. Gaumer, USN, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Harry E. Gerhard Jr., USN, (Ret.)

Major General Daniel J. Gibson, USAF, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Andrew A. Giordano, USN, (Ret.)

Major General Richard N. Goddard, USAF, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Fred Golove, USCGR, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Harold Eric Grant, USN, (Ret.)

Major General Jeff Grime, USAF, (Ret.)

Major General Robert Kent Guest, USA, (Ret.)

Major General Tim Haake, USAR, (Ret.)

Major General Otto K. Habedank, USAF, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Thomas F. Hall, USN, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Donald P. Harvey, USN, (Ret.)

Major General Leonard W. Hegland, USAF, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral John Hekman, USN, (Ret.)

Major General John A. Hemphill, USA, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Larry Hereth, USCG, (Ret.)

Major General Wilfred Hessert, USAF, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Don Hickman, USN, (Ret.)

Major General Geoffrey Higginbotham, USMC, (Ret.)

Major General Jerry D. Holmes, USAF, (Ret.)

Major General Weldon F. Honeycutt, USA, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Steve Israel, USN, (Ret.)

Major General James T. Jackson, USA, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral John S. Jenkins, USN, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Tim Jenkins, USN, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Ron Jesberg, USN, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Pierce J. Johnson, USN, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Steven B. Kantrowitz, USN, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral John T. Kavanaugh, USN, (Ret.)

Major General Dennis M. Kenneally, USA, (Ret.)

Major General Michael Kerby, USAF, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral David Kunkel, USCG, (Ret.)

Major General Geoffrey C. Lambert, USA, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Arthur Langston, USN, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Thomas G. Lilly, USN, (Ret.)

Major General James E. Livingston, USAF, (Ret.)

Major General Al Logan, USAF, (Ret.)

Major General John D. Logeman Jr., USAF, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Noah H. Long Jr, USNR, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Don Loren, USN, (Ret.)

Major General Andy Love, USAF, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Thomas C. Lynch, USN, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Steven Wells Maas, USN, (Ret.)

Major General Robert M. Marquette, USAF, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Larry Marsh, USN, (Ret.)

Major General Clark W. Martin, USAF, (Ret.)

Major General William M. Matz, USN, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Gerard Mauer, USN, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral William J. McDaniel, MD, USN, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral E.S. McGinley II, USN, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Henry C. McKinney, USN, (Ret.)

Major General Robert Messerli, USAF, (Ret.)

Major General Douglas S. Metcalf, USAF, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral John W. Miller, USN, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Patrick David Moneymaker, USN, (Ret.)

Major General Mario Montero, USA, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Douglas M. Moore, USN, (Ret.)

Major General Walter Bruce Moore, USA, (Ret.)

Major General William Moore, USA, (Ret.)

Major General Burton R. Moore, USAF, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral James A. Morgart, USN, (Ret.)

Major General Stanton R. Musser, USAF, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral John T. Natter, USN, (Ret.)

Major General Robert George Nester, USAF, (Ret.)

Major General George W. Norwood, USAF, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Robert C. Olsen, USN, (Ret.)

Major General Raymund E. O’Mara, USAF, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral Robert S. Owens, USN, (Ret.)

Rear Admiral John F. Paddock, USN, (Ret.)

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