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Slyoldawg
05-29-2013, 05:33 PM
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Greg
05-29-2013, 06:02 PM
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Ha-ha-ha, hilarious!

Greg
05-29-2013, 06:07 PM
I'm not familiar with LBJ's time in.

Nixon, supposedly, was a good strategist.

Ford was described as, well, nondescript. Someone who blended into the background.

I've read where Jimmy Carter was a very good submarine commander, a CO who pushed the envelope.

Bush, Sr., it has been written, was a outstanding pilot, but contributed to the downing of his aircraft.

I'll take squids for the win, Alex.

JD2780
05-29-2013, 06:24 PM
I'm not familiar with LBJ's time in.

Nixon, supposedly, was a good strategist.

Ford was described as, well, nondescript. Someone who blended into the background.

I've read where Jimmy Carter was a very good submarine commander, a CO who pushed the envelope.

Bush, Sr., it has been written, was a outstanding pilot, but contributed to the downing of his aircraft.

I'll take squids for the win, Alex.

They also tried to blame the pilot in the f-22 crash. It crashed when he went unconscious from hypoxia. Sill pilot should've known better when he was blacking out.

Chief_KO
05-29-2013, 06:44 PM
Bush 43 started out as an Enlisted Airman. Cool picture of him down at the Enlisted Heritage Museum at Gunter as a single-winger pinger getting his butter bars pinned on by his Dad & Mom.

Pullinteeth
05-29-2013, 06:46 PM
I'm not familiar with LBJ's time in.

Nixon, supposedly, was a good strategist.

Ford was described as, well, nondescript. Someone who blended into the background.

I've read where Jimmy Carter was a very good submarine commander, a CO who pushed the envelope.

Bush, Sr., it has been written, was a outstanding pilot, but contributed to the downing of his aircraft.

I'll take squids for the win, Alex.

Ahhhhnot so fast there slick...the Army has produced WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY more presidents than the Navy...

AF:
George W. Bush

USA:
Ronald Regan (USAAC)
Dwight Eisenhower
Harry Truman
Theodore Roosevelt
William McKinley
Benjamin Harrison
James Garfield
Rutherford Hayes
Ulysses Grant
Andrew Johnson
Franklin Pierce
Zachary Taylor
John Tyler
William Harrison
Andrew Jackson
James Monroe (Continental Army)
George Washington (Continental Army)

State Militias (not National Guard):
Chester Arthur (NY)
Abraham Lincoln (IL)
James Buchanan (PA)
Millard Fillmore (NY)
James Polk (TN)
James Madison (VA)
Thomas Jefferson (VA)

USN:
George H.W. Bush
Jimmy Carter
Gerald Ford
Richard Nixon
Lyndon Johnson
John Kennedy

As to Bush's plane being shot down, it is actually an ancillary topic in the James Bradley book Flyboys...good read if you have the time/inclination.

Mr. Happy
05-29-2013, 07:55 PM
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Really puts things into perspective. I think military service of some sort should be a mandatory requirement before becoming the Commander in Chief.

weathtd
05-29-2013, 08:18 PM
Shannon Faulkner had more military service than Clinton and Obama combined, 3 days.

DocBones
05-30-2013, 02:00 AM
Carter was qualified to be a CO on a sub, but he never was a CO of a sub. Qualifying on paper doesn't make one a CO. He quit the Navy to run the family business, in Georgia.

Qualifications are just that. He was qualified, yes, but he never moved on to being a CO on a sub.

JD2780
05-30-2013, 02:16 AM
Dang peanut farmer.

Pullinteeth
05-30-2013, 02:24 PM
I'm not familiar with LBJ's time in.

Odd....very odd... He was appointed as an O-4 in 1940 (how the hell did that happen?), spent pretty much all his time in DC until '42 when he went overseas, got a Silver Star for volunteering to be an observer on a mission over New Zealand, went to the Naval Reserve in '42, was promoted in '49, and RESIGNED his commission in '64...

Greg
05-30-2013, 03:34 PM
Odd....very odd... He was appointed as an O-4 in 1940 (how the hell did that happen?), spent pretty much all his time in DC until '42 when he went overseas, got a Silver Star for volunteering to be an observer on a mission over New Zealand, went to the Naval Reserve in '42, was promoted in '49, and RESIGNED his commission in '64...

"Two years later Johnson decided to change career fields and accepted a position as secretary to Representative Richard M. Kleberg in his Washington, D.C. office. In 1935 Johnson spent one year at Georgetown Law School and then became the State Director of the National Youth Administration of Texas. In 1937, Johnson resigned this position to become a candidate for the unexpired term of Congressman James P. Buchanan from the Tenth District of Texas. During a special election, he was elected on 10 April to the 75th Congress. In 1938, Johnson was re-elected to a full term in the 76th Congress.

Appointed Lieutenant Commander in the United States Naval Reserve on 21 June 1940, Johnson reported for active duty on 9 December 1941, after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. He was ordered to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Navy Department, Washington, D.C. After completing his training in Washington, Johnson proceeded to Headquarters, Twelfth Naval District, San Francisco, CA for inspection duty in the Pacific. While stationed in New Zealand and Australia, he worked as an observer of bomber missions in the South Pacific, for which he was later awarded the Army Silver Star Medal."

Maybe he was commissioned to a rank equal to his experience, or it's possible he was affective in "selling himself."

http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq60-6.htm