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Military Service

This is a list of members of Congress and governors who have served in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard or the Reserves.

Senate (12R, 12D)
Member Party State Branch and Years
Richard Blumenthal D Conn. Marine Corps Res., 1970-76
Thomas Carper D Del. Navy, 1968-73; Naval Res., 1973-91
Dan Coats R Ind. Army Corps of Engineers, 1966-68
Thad Cochran R Miss. Navy, 1959-61
Michael Enzi R Wyo. Wyo. Natl. Guard, 1967-73
Lindsey Graham R S.C. Air Force, 1982-88; S.C. Air Natl. Guard, 1989-94; Air Force Res., 1995-present
Tom Harkin D Iowa Navy, 1962-67; Naval Res., 1969-72
James Inhofe R Okla. Army, 1957-58
Johnny Isakson R Ga. Ga. Air Natl. Guard, 1966-72
John Kerry D Mass. Navy, 1966-70; Naval Res. 1970-78
Mark Kirk R Ill. Navy Res., 1989-Present
Frank Lautenberg D N.J. Army Signal Corps, 1942-46
John McCain R Ariz. Navy, 1958-80
Bill Nelson D Fla. Army, 1968-70; Army Res., 1965-71
Jack Reed D R.I. Army, 1967-79; Army Res., 1979-91
Pat Roberts R Kan. Marine Corps, 1958-62
Jeff Sessions R Ala. Army Res., 1973-86
Roger Wicker R Miss. Air Force, 1976-80; Air Force Res., 1980-present
House (63R, 25D)
Member Party State Branch and Years
Rodney Alexander R La. Air Force Res., 1965-71
Spencer Bachus R Ala. Natl. Guard, 1969-71
Sanford Bishop D Ga. Army, 1970-71
John Boehner R Ohio Navy, 1969
Paul Broun R Ga. Marine Corps Res., 1964-67; Naval Res., 1967-73; Ga. Air Natl. Guard, 1972-73; Air Force Res., 1973-88
Vern Buchanan R Fla. Mich. Air Natl. Guard, 1970-76
Larry Bucshon R Ind. Navy Res., 1989-98
G.K. Butterfield D N.C. Army, 1968-70
Howard Coble R N.C. Coast Guard, 1952-56, 1977-78; Coast Guard Res., 1960-81
Mike Coffman R Colo. Army, 1972-79; Marine Corps, 1979-94, 2005-06
Mike Conaway R Texas Army, 1970-72
John Conyers D Mich. Natl. Guard, 1948-50; Army, 1950-54; Army Res., 1954-57
Rick Crawford R Ark. Army, 1985-89
Peter DeFazio D Ore. Air Force, 1967-71
Jeff Denham R Calif. Air Force, 1984-89; Air Force Res., 1989-2000
John Dingell D Mich. Army, 1944-46
John Duncan R Tenn. Army Natl. Guard & Army Res., 1970-87
Eni F.H. Faleomavaega D Am. Samoa Army, 1966-69
John Fleming R La. Navy, 1976-82
Rodney Frelinghuysen R N.J. Army, 1969-71
Chris Gibson R N.Y. Army Natl. Guard, 1981-86; Army, 1986-2010
Louie Gohmert R Texas Army, 1978-82
Tim Griffin R Ark. Army Res., 1996-present
Michael Grimm R N.Y. Marine Corps, 1991
Brett Guthrie R Ky. Army, 1987-2001
Ralph Hall R Texas Navy, 1942-45
Andy Harris R Md. Navy Res., 1988-94
Doc Hastings R Wash. Army Res., 1964-69
Joe Heck R Nev. Army Res., 1991-present
Duncan D. Hunter R Calif. Marine Corps, 2002-05; Marine Res, 2005-present
Darrell Issa R Calif. Army, 1970-72, 1976-80
Bill Johnson R Ohio Air Force, 1973-99
Sam Johnson R Texas Air Force, 1950-79
Walter Jones R N.C. N.C. Natl Guard, 1967-71
Peter King R N.Y. Army Natl. Guard, 1968-73
Adam Kinzinger R Ill. Air Natl. Guard, 2003-present
John Kline R Minn. Marine Corps, 1969-94
Edward Markey D Mass. Army Res., 1968-73
Jim McDermott D Wash. Navy Medical Corps, 1968-70
Gary Miller R Calif. Army, 1967
Richard Nugent R Fla. Ill. Air Natl. Guard, 1969-75
Pete Olson R Texas Navy, 1988-98; Naval Res., 1998-present
Steven Palazzo R Miss. Marine Res., 1988-96; Miss. Army Natl. Guard, 1997-present
Bill Pascrell D N.J. Army, 1961; Army Res., 1962-67
Steve Pearce R N.M. Air Force, 1970-76
Gary Peters D Mich. Naval Res., 1993-2005
Collin Peterson D Minn. Army Natl. Guard, 1963-69
Joe Pitts R Pa. Air Force, 1963-69
Ted Poe R Texas Air Force Res., 1970-76
Mike Pompeo R Kan. Army., 1986-91
Charles Rangel D N.Y. Army, 1948-52
Dave Reichert R Wash. Air Force Res., 1971-76
Scott Rigell R Va. Marine Corps Res., 1978-84
Phil Roe R Tenn. Army, 1973-74
Harold Rogers R Ky. Army Natl. Guard, 1957-64
Mike Rogers R Mich. Army, 1985-88
Tom Rooney R Fla. Army JAG, 2000-04; Army Res., 2004-07
Bobby Rush D Ill. Army, 1963-68
Del. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan D C.N.M.I. Army, 1981-86
Bobby Scott D Va. Army Natl. Guard, 1970-73; Army Res., 1973-76
José Serrano D N.Y. Army Medical Corps, 1964-66
John Shimkus R Ill. Army, 1980-85; Army Res., 1985-2008
Steve Stivers R Ohio Ohio Army Natl. Guard, 1988-2008
Mike Thompson D Calif. Army, 1969-73
Tim Walz D Minn. Army Natl. Guard, 1981-2005
Ed Whitfield R Ky. Army Res., 1967-73
Joe Wilson R S.C. Army Res., 1972-75; S.C. Natl. Guard, 1975-2003
Frank Wolf R Va. Army, 1962-63; Army Res., 1963-67
Steve Womack R Ark. Ark. Army Natl. Guard, 1979-2009
Bill Young R Fla. Army Natl. Guard, 1948-57
Don Young R Alaska Army, 1955-57
Todd Young R Ind. Marine Corps, 1996-2000
Tom Cotton R Ark. Army, 2004-09
Paul Cook R Calif. Marine Corps, 1966-92
Ron DeSantis R Fla. Navy, 2004-present
Doug Collins R Ga. Chaplain, Air Force Reserves, 2002-present; Iraq, 2008
Tulsi Gabbard D Hawaii Army National Guard, 2003-present; Iraq, 2003-04
Tammy Duckworth D Ill. Army National Guard, 1992-present
Bill Enyart D Ill. Army National Guard, 1982-2012; Air Force Reserves, 1972-75; Air Force 1969-73
Kerry Bentivolio R Mich. Army, Michigan Army National Guard
Brad Wenstrup R Ohio Army Reserve, 1998-2007; Combat Surgeon, Iraq, 2005-6
Jim Bridenstine R Okla. Navy pilot, 1998-2007; Afghanistan, 2002; Iraq, 2003
Scott Perry R Pa. Pennsylvania Army National Guard, 1980-present; Iraq, 2009
Chris Stewart R Utah U.S. Air Force, 1984-98
Governors (10R, 2D)
Member Party State Branch and Years
Mike Beebe D Ark. Army Res., 1968-74
Robert Bentley R Ala. Air Force., 1969-71
Rick Scott R Fla. Navy, 1971-74
Nathan Deal R Ga. Army, 1966-68
Steve Beshear D Ky. Army Res., 1969-75
Terry Branstad R Iowa Army, 1969-71
Dave Heineman R Neb. Army Ranger, 1970-75
Tom Corbett R Pa. Pa. Army Natl. Guard., 1971-84
C.L. "Butch" Otter R Idaho Idaho Natl. Guard, 1967-73
Rick Perry R Texas Air Force, 1972-77
Gary Herbert R Utah Utah Army Natl. Guard, 1970-76
Bob McDonnell R Va. Army, 1976-81
 
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