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03/31/2009

Well back in my day, we banned gays, uphill, in the snow, barefoot

by Jeremy Hooper

Elaine Donnelly, whose professional life is spent advocating for keeping discrimination in the armed forces, has rounded up the names of over 1,000 retired military officers who share her mindset. And that crew has sent a letter to President Obama, asking him to forget about his own principles and views on the subject of fairness for gays and lesbians, and instead keep kicking 'em out old school style:


Military Ban Keepers
We genuinely thank them all for their service. At the same time, we unabashedly condemn the disservice that they wish to foist onto gay people. And saying the latter does not negate the patriotism of our first comment -- it enhances it!

Their medaling deserves respect. Their meddling does not.

*Note: It should be noted that in Bill Clinton's autobiography, My Life, he pointedly mentions the first signer of this document, Carl Mundy, as being Don't Ask Don't Tell's biggest opponent. Clinton wrote:
"But the most adamant opponent was the commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Carl Mundy"..."He believed homosexuality was immoral, and that if gays were permitted to serve openly, the military would be condoning immoral behavior and could no longer attract the finest young Americans."
So let's not pretend it's even just DADT that most of these guys would want to keep in place. It's clear that if many of them had their way, we'd still be fighting for even that short-sighted compromise!

*The full list of signers:

General E. E. Anderson, USMC (Ret.)
General Robert W. Bazley, USAF (Ret.)
General Walter E. Boomer, USMC (Ret.)
General Arthur E. Brown, Jr., USA (Ret.)
General Edwin H. Burba Jr., USA (Ret.)
General John R. Dailey, USMC (Ret.)

General Terrence R. Dake, USMC (Ret.)
General James B. Davis, USAF (Ret.)
General John K. Davis, USMC (Ret.)

General John R. Deane, Jr., USA (Ret.)
General Michael J. Dugan, USAF (Ret.)

General Ronald R. Fogleman, USAF (Ret.)
General John W. Foss, USA (Ret.)
General Carlton W. Fulford, Jr., USMC (Ret.)
General Paul F. Gorman, USA (Ret.)

General Richard E. Hawley, USAF (Ret.)
Admiral Ronald J. Hays, USN (Ret.)

Admiral Thomas B. Hayward, USN (Ret.)
General C. A. Horner, USAF (Ret.)
Admiral Jerome L. Johnson, USN (Ret.)
General P. X. Kelley, USMC (Ret.)

General William F. Kernan, USA (Ret.)
General William L. Kirk, USAF (Ret.)

General Frederick J. Kroesen, USA (Ret.)
General James J. Lindsay, USA (Ret.)
Admiral James A. "Ace" Lyons, Jr., USN (Ret.)
General Robert Magnus, USMC (Ret.)
Admiral Henry H. Mauz, Jr., USN (Ret.)
General Louis C. Menetrey, USA (Ret.)
General Edward C. Meyer, USA (Ret.)
General Thomas R. Morgan, USMC (Ret.)
General Carl E. Mundy, Jr., USMC (Ret.)
General Wallace H. Nutting, USA (Ret.)
General Glenn K. Otis, USA (Ret.)
General Joseph T. Palastra, Jr., USA (Ret.)
General Crosbie E. Saint, USA (Ret.)
General Henry H. Shelton, USA (Ret.)
General Lawrence A. Skantze, USAF (Ret.)
Admiral Leighton W. “Snuffy” Smith, USN (Ret.)
General Carl W. Stiner, USA (Ret.)
General Richard H. Thompson, USA (Ret.)
General John W. Vogt, USAF (Ret.)
General Louis C. Wagner, Jr., USA (Ret.)
General Volney F. Warner, USA (Ret.)
General Joseph J. Went, USMC (Ret.)
General John A. Wickham, Jr., USA (Ret.)
General Charles E. Wilhelm, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Teddy G. Allen, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Edward G. Anderson III, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Edgar R. Anderson, Jr., USAF (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Marcus A. Anderson, USAF (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Spence M. Armstrong, USAF (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. George C. Axtell, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Donald M. Babers, USA (Ret.)
Vice Adm. Albert J. Baciocco, USN (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Robert J. Baer, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Charles W. Bagnal, USA (Ret.)
Vice Adm. Robert B. Baldwin, USN (Ret.)
Vice Adm. John A. Baldwin, USN (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. John L. Ballantyne III, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Jared L. Bates, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Emil R. Bedard, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Robert R. Blackman, Jr., USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Paul E. Blackwell, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Arthur C. Blades, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Harold W. Blot, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. John B. Blount, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Lawrence E. Boese, USAF (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. James A. Brabham, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. John N. Brandenburg, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Martin L. Brandtner, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Devol Brett, USAF (Ret.)
Vice Adm. Edward S. Briggs, USN (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. George M. Browning, Jr., USAF (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. John D. Bruen, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Peter G. Burbules, USA (Ret.)
Vice Adm. E. A. Burkhalter, Jr., USN (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Richard A. Burpee, USAF (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Tony Burshnick, USAF (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. John S. Caldwell, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Vice Adm. James F. Calvert, USN (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. William J. Campbell, USAF (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Richard E. Carey, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Paul K. Carlton, Jr., USAF (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Carney, USA (Ret.)
Vice Adm. Kenneth M. Carr, USN (Ret.)
Vice Adm. K. J. Carroll, USN (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. William G. Carter III, USA (Ret.)

Lt. Gen. Carmen J. Cavezza, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Dennis D. Cavin, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Ernest C. Cheatham, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Richard A. Chilcoat, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. George R. Christmas, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Marc A. Cisneros, USA (Ret.)

Lt. Gen. Charles G. Cleveland, USAF (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Charles G. Cooper, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. George A. Crocker, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. John S. Crosby, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. James W. Crysel, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. John M. Curran, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. John J. Cusick, USA (Ret.)
Vice Adm. George Davis, USN (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. David K. Doyle, USA (Ret.)
Vice Adm. James H. Doyle, USN (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Brett M. Dula, USAF (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Leo J. Dulacki, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Charles B. Eichelberger, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. James R. Ellis, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Robert M. Elton, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. William R. Etnyre, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. William Harold Fitch, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Merle Freitag, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Edward S. Fris, USMC (Ret.)
Vice Adm. Richard C. Gentz, USN (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Alvan C. Gillem, II, USAF (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Wm. H. Ginn, Jr., USAF (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Charles P. Graham, USA (Ret.)
Vice Adm. Howard E. Greer, USN (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Wallace C. Gregson, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Thomas N. Griffin, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Earl B. Hailston, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. James R. Hall, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Vice Adm. Patrick J. Hannifin, USN (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Edgar S. Harris, Jr., USAF (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Bruce R. Harris, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Henry J. Hatch, USA (Ret.)
Vice Adm. Peter M. Hekman, USN (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Richard C. Henry, USAF (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Fred Hissong, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Jefferson D. Howell, Jr., USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. John I. Hudson, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Jan C. Huly, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Neal T. Jaco, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Theodore G. Jenes, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Johnny J. Johnston, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Robert B. Johnston, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. James M. Keck, USAF (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Robert Prescott Keller, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. David J. Kelley, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. William M. Keys, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Joseph W. Kinzer, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Jack W. Klimp, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Bruce B. Knutson, Jr., USMC (Ret.)
Vice Adm. E. R. Kohn, Jr., USN (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Alcide M. La Noue, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Richard D. Lawrence, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. James M. Lee, USA (Ret.)
Vice Adm. Tony Less, USN (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Kenneth E. Lewi, USA (Ret.)

Lt. Gen. Bennett Lewis, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Frank Libutti, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. James M. Link, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Anthony Lukeman, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Robert J. Lunn, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Lawson W. Magruder III, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Charles S. Mahan, USA (Ret.)

Lt. Gen. William R. Maloney, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Caryl G. Marsh, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Charles A. May, Jr., USAF (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Frederick McCorkle, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Gary McKissock, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Gary H. Mears, USAF (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. John H. Miller, USMC (Ret.)
Vice Adm. Gerald E. Miller, USN (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Robert F. Milligan, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Vice Adm. J. P. Moorer, USN (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. G. S. Newbold, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Jack P. Nix, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Vice Adm. John W. Nyquist, USN (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Edmund F. O'Connor, USAF (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. David H. Ohle, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Stephen G. Olmstead, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Allen K. Ono, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Robert L. Ord III, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. John P. Otjen, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Dave R. Palmer, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Anthony L. Palumbo, USA (Ret.)
Vice Adm. Jimmy Pappas, USN (Ret.)
Vice Adm. John T. Parker, Jr., USN (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Garry L. Parks, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Burton D. Patrick, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Ernest D. Peixotto, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. John Phillips, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Charles H. Pitman, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Benjamin F. Register, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. John H. Rhodes, USMC (Ret.)
Vice Adm. David C. Richardson, USN (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Thomas M. Rienzi, USA (Ret.)

Lt. Gen. Randall L. Rigby, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. James C. Riley, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Thurman D. Rodgers, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Craven C. Rogers, USAF (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Donald E. Rosenblum, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. John B. Sams, USAF (Ret.)
Vice Adm. James R. Sanderson, USN (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Daniel R. Schroeder, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. James T. Scott, USA (Ret.)
Vice Adm. James E. Service, USN (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Wilson A. Shoffner, USA (Ret.)
Vice Adm. Robert F. "Dutch" Shoultz, USN (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. E. G. Shuler, Jr., USAF (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Jeffrey G. Smith, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Norman H. Smith, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Lawrence F. Snowden, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Michael F. Spigelmire, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. H. C. Stackpoke III, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. William M. Steele, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Howard F. Stone, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. George R. Stotser, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. John B. Sylvester, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Billy M. Thomas, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Nathaniel J Thompson, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. James M. Thompson, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Robert A. Tiebout, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Richard F. Timmons, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Richard G. Trefry, USA (Ret.)
Vice Adm. Frederick C. Turner, USN (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Paul K. Van Riper, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. John F. Wall, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Claudius E. Watts, III, USAF (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Ronald L. Watts, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Weber, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Robert L. Wetzel, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Alexander M. Weyand, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Orren R. Whiddon, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. William J. White, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Robert J. Winglass, USMC (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Leonard P. Wishart III, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. Jack D. Woodall, USA (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. John J. Yeosock, USA (Ret.)
Vice Adm. Lando W. Zech, Jr., USN (Ret.)
Rear Adm. J. L. Abbot, Jr., USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. William P. Acker, USAF (Ret.)

Maj. Gen. Christopher S. Adams, Jr., USAF (Ret.)
Rear Adm. John W. Adams, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Jere H. Akin, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Jerald N. Albrecht, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Willie A. Alexander, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Gary M. Alkire, USAF (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. James B. Allen, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Phillip R. Anderson, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Ronald K. Andreson, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Philip Anselmo, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Richard W. Anson, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Victor A. Armstrong, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Wallace C. Arnold, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. John C. Atkinson, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Marvin G. Back, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Donald M. Bagley, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Darrel P. Baker, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Charles Baldwin, USAF (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Thomas P. Ball, Jr., USAF (Ret.)

Maj. Gen. Craig Bambrough, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. David J. Baratto, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Eldon A. Bargewell, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. J. M. Barr, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Raymond D. Barrett, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. John R. Batzler, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. George V. Bauer, AUS (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. James B. Baylor, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. James E. Beal, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Ronald L. Beckwith, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Calvert P. Benedict, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. James B. Best, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Gerald H. Bethke, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Thomas C. Betterton, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. John Bianchi, CSMR (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. David F. Bice, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Charles S Bishop, Jr., USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. John E Blair, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. William Bland, Jr., USAF (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Jonas L. Blank, USAF (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Buford C. Blount III, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. William M. Boice, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. William L. Bond, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Peter B. Booth, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Richard T. Boverie, USAF (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Albert J. Bowley, USAF (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Edward R. Bracken, USAF (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Patrick H. Brady, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Robert J. Brandt, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. John A. Brashear, USAF (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Bobby F. Brashears, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. James A. Brooke, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. James G. Browder, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Thomas F. Brown III, USN (Ret.)
Rear Adm. D. Earl Brown, Jr., USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Edward M. Browne, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Robert O. Bugg, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Robert H. Buker, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Lyle F. Bull, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. James W. Bunting, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Lawrence Burkhardt III, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. William F. Burns, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Bobby G. Butcher, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Colin C. Campbell, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Henry D. Canterbury, USAF (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Walter H. Cantrell, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. John H. Capalbo, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. William C. Carlson, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Fred H. Casey, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Frank A Catalano, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. George L. Cates, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. James C. Cercy, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Stephen K. Chadwick, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Richard L. Chastain, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Robert W. Chewning, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Vernon Chong, USAF (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Albert H. Clancy, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Peter W Clegg, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. John R. D. Cleland, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Reginal G. Clemmons, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Fletcher C. Coker, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Thomas F. Cole, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Joseph L. Coleman, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Richard E. Collier, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Paul G. Collins, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Anthony H. Conrad, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Louis Conti, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Richard M. Cooke, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Andrew L. Cooley, USA (Ret.)

Maj. Gen. J. Gary Cooper, USMCR (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Gregory A. Corliss, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Edward L. Correa, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. John V. Cox, USMC (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Michael Coyle, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. J. T. (Mike) Coyne, USMCR (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Wesley E. Craig, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. W. D. Crittenberger, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Robert E Crosser, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. John J. Cuddy, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Richard E. Curtis, USN (Ret.)
Rear Adm. William D. Daniels, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. John R. D'Araujo, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Thomas G. Darling, USAF (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. William J. Davies, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Harley C. Davis, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Richard E. Davis, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Jack A. Davis, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Hollis Davison, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. William B. Davitte, USAF (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Gene A. Deegan, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. David P. Delavergne, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Frank M. Denton, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Kenneth E. Dohleman, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Ralph O. Doughty, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. James W. Duffy, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Travis N. Dyer, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. David B. Easson, USAF (Ret.)
Rear Adm. L. F. Eggert, USN (Ret.)
Rear Adm. J. J. Ekelund, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Billy J. Ellis, USAF (Ret.)

Rear Adm. George Ellis, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. James W. Emerson, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Thomas R. M. Emery, USN (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Paul H. Engel, USN (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Robert B. Erly, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. W. P. Eshelman, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Harry Falls, Jr., USAF (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Vincent E. Falter, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Eugene H. Farrell, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. John R. Farrington, USAF (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Edward L. Feightner, USN (Ret.)
Rear Adm. D. L. Felt, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Charles J. Fiala, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Philip B. Finley, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Jackson L. Flake, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Robert M. Flanagan, USMC (Ret.)
Rear Adm G. J. "Rod" Flannery, USN (Ret.)
Rear Adm. James H. Flatley, III, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Thomas C. Foley, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Harry J. P. Foley, USN (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Arthur Fort, CEC, USN (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Robert R. Fountain, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Joseph P. Franklin, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Ray Franklin, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Paul Fratarangelo, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Stuart French, USAF (Ret.)

Rear Adm. Richard D. Friichtenicht, USN (Ret.)
Rear Adm. S. David Frost, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. John L. Fugh, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Martin C. Fulcher, USAF (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Donald J. Fulham, USMC (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Skip Furlong, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Jon A. Gallinetti, USMC (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Albert A. Gallotta, Jr. USN(Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Bradley D. Gambill, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Peter A. Gannon, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. James H Garner, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. George T Garrett, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. William F. Garrison, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Richard T. Gaskill, USN (Ret.)
Rear Adm. John D. Gavan, USN (Ret.)
Rear Adm. H. E. Gerhard, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Timothy Ghormley, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Greg L.. Gile, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Louis H. Ginn III, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Harold G. Glasgow, USMC (Ret.)
Rear Adm. James M. Gleim, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Richard N. Goddard, USAF (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Robert A. Goodbary, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Fred A. Gorden, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Robert L. Gordon, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. John "Ted" Gordon, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. William H. Gossell, USMCR (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Todd P. Graham, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Roy C. Gray, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. James V. Grealish, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Lee V. Greer, USAF (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Robert H. Griffin, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. John S. Grinalds, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. W. C. Groeniger, III, USMCR (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. William J Grove, Jr., USAF (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. James A. Guest, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Robert K. Guest, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. George L. Gunderman, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Gaylord T. Gunhus, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. William A. Gureck, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. David R. Gust, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Richard A. Gustafson, USMC (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Frank S. Haak, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Timothy M. Haake, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Robert E. Haerel, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Craig A. Hagan, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Kenneth L. Hagemann, Jr., USAF (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Henry M. Hagwood, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Raphael J. Hallada, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Francis X. Hamilton, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Rudolph E. Hammond, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Gus L Hargett Jr, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. William E. Harmon, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. James E. Harrell, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Gary L. Harrell, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. William H. Harris, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Ronald O. Harrison, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Donald P. Harvey, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. James E. Haught, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Ralph L Haynes, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Richard E. Haynes, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Fred Haynes, USMC (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Kenneth G. Haynes, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Guy L. Hecker, Jr., USAF (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Frank F. Henderson, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Clyde A. Hennies, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Curtis B. Herbert III, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Brooks Higginbotham, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen.Donald C. Hilbert, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. John W. Hill, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. William B. Hobgood, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Carl W. Hoffman, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Jerry D. Holmes, USAF (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Charles E. Honore, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. J. T. Hood, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Marvin T. Hopgood, Jr., USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Patrick G. Howard, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Richard A. Huck, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Jerry Humble, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Donald R. Infante, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Dewitt T. Irby, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. James T. Jackson, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Grady L. Jackson, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Billy F. Jester, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. C. A. E. Johnson, Jr., USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Alan D. Johnson, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. James H. Johnson, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Stephen T. Johnson, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Kenneth A. Jolemore, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Alvin W. Jones, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. William G. Joslyn, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Jerry J. Josten, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Angelo D. Juarez, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Thomas A. Kamm, USNR (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. John F. Kane, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Harry G. Karegeannes, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Jerry M. Keeton, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Maurice W. Kendall, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Thomas D. Kinley, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Eugene P Klynoot, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. J. Weldon Koenig, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Herbert Koger, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Joseph Koler, Jr., USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Charles H. Kone, AUS (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Glenn H. Kothmann, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Lloyd E. Krase, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Richard A. Kuci, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Kevin B. Kuklok, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Robert A. Lame, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Lee E. Landes, SC, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Frank C. Lang, USMC (Ret.)
Rear Adm. James R. Lang, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Leo J. LeBlanc, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Paul M. Lee, Jr., USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Larry E. Lee, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Kenneth C. Leuer, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Frederick L. Lewis, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Thomas G. Lightner, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Charles D. Link, USAF (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. John H. Little, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. James E. Livingston, USMC (Ret.)
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Maj. Gen. Donald A. Logeais, USAF (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Homer S. Long, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. John E. Longhouser, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Federico Lopez III, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Bernard F. Losekamp, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Bradley M. Lott, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. J. D. Lynch, Jr., USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Robert G. Lynn, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Malcolm MacKinnon, III, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Richard H. MacMillan, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Philip H. Mallory, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Donald L. Marks, USAF (Ret.)
Rear Adm. John L. Marocchi, USN (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Larry R. Marsh, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Wayne D. Marty, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Michael R. Mazzucchi, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Charles E McCartney, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Robert B. McClinton, USN (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Dan McCormick, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Ray E. McCoy, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Darrel W. McDaniel, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. William J. McDaniel, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. James M. McDougal, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. James C. McElroy, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. E. S. "Skip" McGinley II, USN (Ret.)

Maj. Gen. Chester M. McKeen, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. James J. McMonagle, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. John R. McWaters, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. David C. Meade, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Guy S. Meloy III, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Robert E. Messerli, USAF (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Frederick Metz, USN (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Floyd H. Miller, Jr., USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Geoffrey D. Miller, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Robert G. Mills, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Gerald P. Minetti, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Riley D. Mixson, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. John P. Monahan, USMC (Ret.)
Rear Adm. A. J. Monger, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Mario F. Montero, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. James W. Montgomery, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Thomas L. Moore, Jr., USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Royal N. Moore, Jr., USMC (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Douglas M. Moore, Jr., USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. James E. Moore, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. William C. Moore, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Burton R. Moore, USAF (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Marc A. Moore, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Robert D. Morgan, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Jack Moriarty, USN (Ret.)
Rear Adm. James B. Morin, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Richard Mulberry, USMCR (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Mark B. Mullin, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Thomas B Murchie, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Dennis J. Murphy, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. James A. Musselman, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Willie B. Nance, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Thomas H. Needham, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. George W. Norwood, USAF (Ret.)
Rear Adm. James K. Nunneley, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. John M. O'Connell, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Thomas R. Olsen, USAF (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Ray E. O'Mara, USAF (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. G. R. Omrod, USMCR (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Daniel J. O'Neill, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Rudolph Ostovich III, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Robert S. Owens, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. William C. Page, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. James W. Parker, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. John R. Paulk, USAF (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Donald A. Pearson, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Earl G. Peck, USAF (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Robert F. Pennycuick, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Harry D. Penzler, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. John S. Peppers, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Charles H. Perenick, Sr., USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Elbert N. Perkins, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Richard L. Phillips, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. John R. Piatak, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Ross Plasterer, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Arthur J. Poillon, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Gerald L. Prather, USAF (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Don G. Primeau, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Gerald H. Putman, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. James I. Pylant, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Kenneth J. Quinlan, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Hugh J. Quinn, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. W. R. Quinn, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Richard J. Quirk III, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. David C. Ralston, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. John B. Ramey, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Norbert J. Rappl, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Robert R. Reimann, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Claude Reinke, USMC (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Thomas H. Replogle, USN (Ret.)
Rear Adm. William A. Retz, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. W. H. Rice, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. R. G. Richard, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. D. A. Richwine, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. John Ricottilli, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. G. L. Riendeau, USN (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Roland Rieve, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. William H. Riley, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Claude J. Roberts, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Henry D. Robertson, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. George R. Robertson, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Kenneth L. Robinson, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Wayne E. Rollings, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. William A. Roosma, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. C. J. Rorie, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Charles L. Rosenfeld, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Robert B. Rosenkranz, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. William H. Russ, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. James A Ryan, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Michael D. Ryan, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Thomas M. Sadler, USAF (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Reymaldo Sanchez, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. C. Dean Sangalis, USMCR (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Louis R. Sarosdy, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. John W. Schaeffer, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Richard S. Schneider, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Edison E. Scholes, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Hugh P. Scott, (MC) USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Charles E. Scott, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Robert H. Shumaker, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Richard S. Siegfried, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Thomas F. Sikora, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Stephen Silvasy, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Wilbur F. Simlik, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. James E. Simmons, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Frank J. Simokaitis, USAF (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Darwin H. Simpson, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. John K. Singlaub, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Monroe T. Smith, USAF (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Ray L. Smith, USMC (Ret.)
Rear Adm. C. Bruce Smith, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. James R. Snider, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. John F. Sobke, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Robert H. Spiro, Jr., USNR (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Harry V. Steel, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Orlo K. Steele, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Elmer L. Stephens, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Richard E. Stephenson, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Pat M. Stevens IV, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. John F. Stewart, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Joseph D. Stewart, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. James B. Stodart, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. F. Bradford Stone, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Henry W. Stratman, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Michael D. Strong III, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Jack Strukel, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Duane H. Stubbs, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. John Anthony Studds, USMC (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Donald L. Sturtz, MC, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Michael P. Sullivan, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Lawrence F. Sullivan, USMC (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Paul E. Sutherland, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Charles H. Swannack, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Samuel H. Swart, Jr., USAF (Ret.)
Rear Adm. John J. Sweeney, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. James R. Taylor, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Larry S. Taylor, USMCR (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Melvin C. Thrash, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Robert C. Thrasher, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Larry N. Tibbetts, USAF (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Harold L. Timboe, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. W. D. Toole, Jr., USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Richard W. Tragemann, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Terry L. Tucker, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Lloyd R. Vasey, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Clyde L. Vermilyea, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. John M. Vest, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Hal W. Vincent, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Robert E. Wagner, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Wayne F. Wagner, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. James E. Wagner, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. E. K. Walker, Jr., USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Stewart W. Wallace, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. William F. Ward, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Gerald G. Watson, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Robert H. Waudby, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. John C. Weaver, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. William L. Webb, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Hugh L. Webster, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Kenneth W. Weir, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Barclay O. Wellman, AUS (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Billy G. Wellman, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. R. S. Wentworth, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Albin G. Wheeler, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Gary J. Whipple, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Jerry A. White, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. David E. White, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Claude A Williams, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Norman E. Williams, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Peter D. Williams, USMC (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Allen D. Williams, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Guilford J. Wilson, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Charles L. Wilson, USAF (Ret.)
Rear Adm. John R. Wilson, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Charles J. Wing, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Dennis Wisely, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. George K. Withers, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. John J. Womack, USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Woods, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. George R. Worthington, USN (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Edwin H. Wright, USA (Ret.)
Rear Adm. William C. Wyatt, USN (Ret.)
Rear Adm. Earl P. Yates, USN (Ret.)
Rear Adm. H. L. Young, USN (Ret.)
Rear Adm. W. M. Zobel, USN (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Norris P. Abts, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. W. T. Adams, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. David M. Adamson, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Michael j. Aguilar, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Carroll G. Allen, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. George L. Allen, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. John R. Allen, Jr., USAF (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. David J. Allen, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Richard F. Allen, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Benny P. Anderson, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Charles H. Anderson, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Dorian T. Anderson, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Dale F. Andres, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. William S. Anthony, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Joseph W. Arbuckle, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. John C. Arick, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Terrence L. Arndt, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Edwin J. Arnold, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Maurice C. Ashley, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Loring R. Astorino, USAF (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. James M. AuBuchon, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Richard W. Averitt, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Terry O. Ballard, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Naman X. Barnes, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Thomas P. Barrett, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. George L. Bartlett, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Hugh J. Bartley, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Dana D. Batey, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. James L Bauerle, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Sheila R. Baxter, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Robert H. Beahm, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. James D. Beans, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Julius L. Berthold, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. William C. Bilo, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Harry E. Bivens, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Darrel E. Bjorklund, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Richard A. Black, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Vincent T. Blaz, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. William A. Bloomer, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Spessard Boatright, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. James W. Boddie, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. F. P. Bodenheimer, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. David D. Boland, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Stephen C. Boone, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Ronald I. Botz, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Guy M. Bourn, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Gary D. Bray, USANG (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. A. E. Brewster, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. John P. Brickley, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. James F. Brickman, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. John C. Bridges, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. George R. Brier, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Ernest D. Brockman, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Matthew E. Broderick, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Donald H. Brooks, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. William R. Brooksher, USAF (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Jeremiah Brophy, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Ralph H. Brown, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Lewis E Brown, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Stanford E. Brown, USAF (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Gary E. Brown, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Bruner, USA (Ret.)

Brig. Gen. James M. Bullock, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Edward R. Burka, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. John C. Burney, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. James H. Burns, USA (Ret.)

Brig. Gen. Walter L. Busbee, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Michael E. Byrne, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Bruce B. Byrum, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Sherian G. Cadoria, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Eddie Cain, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. James E. Caldwell III, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Danny B. Callahan, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Joseph W. Camp, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. James R Carpenter, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. James T. Carper, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Jimmy L. Cash, USAF (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Lomer R. Chambers, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Paul Y. Chinen, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. G. Wesley Clark, USAF (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Robert V. Clements, USAF (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Samuel G. Cockerham, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. William P. Cody, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. George P. Cole, Jr., USAF (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Dan M. Colglazier, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Augustus L. Collins, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Joseph F. Conlon III, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Vernon L. Conner, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. David E. K. Cooper, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Paul D. Costilow, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Christian B. Cowdrey, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Carroll E. Crawford, ARNG (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Stephen J. Curry, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Thomas S. Cushing, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Robert J. Dacey, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. John N. Dailey, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Robert L. Davis, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Robert S. Davis, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Benjamin W. Day Jr, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Richard D. Dean, AUS (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Alan E. Deegan, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Thomas J. DeGraw, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Arnaldo J. Dejesus, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Richard D. DeMara, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. John F. DePue, AUS (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Ralph O. DeWitt, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Frances Dillon, USAF (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Lyle C. Doerr, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Walter Donovan, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Wilson T. Dreger III, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Robert A. Drolet, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Clifford A. Druit, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Charles M. Duke, USAF (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. James T Dunn, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Raymond W. Edwards, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Randy J. Ence, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. John L Enright, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Burney H. Enzor, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Frederick H. Essig, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Andrew N. Farley, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. James M. Feigley, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. W. Daniel Fillmore, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Arvid M. Flanum, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Robert L. Floyd II, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Melvin V. Frandsen, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Joe N. Frazar III, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Uri S. French III, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. H. J. Fruchtnicht, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. David L. Funk, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Bernard W. Gann, USAF (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Larry Garrett, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Augusto R. Gautier, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. David W. Gay, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Gordon D. Gayle, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Stuart W. Gerald, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Charles E. Getz, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Jacob E. Glick, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Bryghte D. Godbold, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Joseph W. Godwin, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Harold M. Goldstein, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. William W. Goodwin, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. David L. Grange, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Roger H. Greenwood, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Tommy F. Grier, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Robert F. Griffin, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Bruce G. Grover, AUS (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Clyde E. Gutzwiller, USA (Ret.)

Brig. Gen. Harvey M. Haakenson, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Harry T. Hagaman, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Max G. Halliday, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Donald W. Hansen, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Gary G. Harber, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Keith L. Hargrove, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Michael H. Harris, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Larry D. Haub, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Donald F. Hawkins, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Edison O. Hayes, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. John A. Hays, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Lewis M. Helm, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Leif Hendrickson, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Terence M. Henry, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. James A. Herbert, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Ralph E. Hickman, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Keith T. Holcomb, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Terry L. Holden, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Bob Hollingsworth, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. William S. Hollis, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Alben N. Hopkins, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Ronald A. Hoppes, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. John D. Howard, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Frank A Huey, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Francis A. Hughes, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Joseph C. Hurteau, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Thomas R. Ice, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Roderick J. Isler, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Wesley V. Jacobs, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Gerald F. Janelle, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Manning T. Jannell, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. James M. Jellett, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Julius F. Johnson, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. James C. Johnson, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Warren R. Johnson, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. M. A. Johnson, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. John L. Jones, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Jones, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Alan D. Jones, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Thomas M. Jordan, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Robert R. Jorgensen, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. James R. Joy, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Frederick J. Karch, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Kenneth J. Kavanaugh, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Paul F. Kavanaugh, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. John H. Kern, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Hugh T. Kerr, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Ronald K. Kerwood, AUS (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Boyd E. King, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Roy L. Kline, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Jack H. Kotter, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. J. J. Krasovich, USMC (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Charles E. Kruse, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Alan J. Kunschner, USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Stanley Kwieciak, Jr., USA (Ret.)
Brig. Gen. Joseph G. Labrie, USA (Ret.)
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I'm sure if we looked hard enough, we could find a bunch of WWII vets who are still unhappy about the racial integration of the military.

Posted by: RainbowPhoenix | Mar 31, 2009 7:03:45 PM

Next, just like Prop 8 voters, they're gonna complain about their names becoming public.

Posted by: a | Mar 31, 2009 7:54:46 PM

I thought I recognized that address. Does anyone find it strange that Ms. Donnelly shares the same address as the Flag and General Officers for the Military. I wonder how many of those listed are actually living members, or members at all.

Posted by: sammyseattle | Mar 31, 2009 8:45:52 PM

"the military would be condoning immoral behavior and could no longer attract the finest young Americans." This is what they're doing now with gang members and neo-nazi's enlisting. And competent and intelligent gay people are being denied?

Posted by: John Ozed | Apr 1, 2009 9:15:10 AM

Is it just a typo that the first 42 names are on the list twice?? I mean I'm not going crazy right.

Posted by: Kitt | Apr 1, 2009 9:17:43 AM

Kitt: It was a typo. Should be fixed now

Posted by: G-A-Y | Apr 1, 2009 9:40:44 AM

Yes, endorsing the "global decriminalization of homosexuality" is progress, but isn't it curious that, here at home, addressing anything LGBT on the White House To Do List seems too much for our multitalented, multitasking Commander in Chief? For over two months, when anyone's dared suggest that contrary to "avoiding the same mistakes Clinton made" Obama has been repeating them, we've been denounced as reactionary, cynical, heretical.

Now, two days after the fabric of the fiction that he's been busy behind the scenes fully unraveled in the admission by Secretary of Defense Gates that nothing has been done nor is even being contemplated, the fears of "Unfriendly Fire" author Nathaniel Frank and others, including myself, have come true: Obama’s inexplicable and indefensible refusal to immediately and publicly frame the narrative for repeal of DADT has allowed the ruthless enemies of equality to plant their fascist flag in an abandoned battlefield.

Not surprising to see the assault’s design knitted together by the Antigay Industry’s own Madame Defarge, nor that her charge was led by the apparently still venomous and virulently homophobic Carl Mundy. As Commandant of the Marines in 1993 during Clinton's efforts to dump the decades old policy of banning gays, Mundy trumped Colin Powell’s insubordinate deviousness with more direct action, distributing countless copies of the notoriously homohating, semi-pornographic video “The Gay Agenda” throughout the Pentagon. Pray his VCR isn’t warming up again.

Mundy comes from a long line of shameless Marine bigots. When racial integration of the services was being debated in the ‘40s, Marine Commandant Thomas Holcomb declared, “If it were a question of having a Marine Corps of 5,000 whites or 250,000 Negroes, I would rather have the whites.”

Within months of helping force Clinton to surrender with his barrage of gay terrorist tapes, Mundy was forced to apologize for remarks during a “60 Minutes” segment on racism in the Marine corps suggesting that black Marines were inherently inferior to their white peers. Essentially he said they cain't shoot good, git lost in the dark, and....wait for it....cain't swim worth a damn. He claimed his comments were edited out of context but offers no such disclaimer for recycling his rancid homophobia and willful ignorance.

Continuing to ban out gays from the military is not the only poisonous personal prejudice he’s attempted to paint over with his perception of what “American society” wants. In 1992, he said “I do not believe the American people want [women in combat because combat is] debasing”—a similar, persistent obsession of Madame Defarge er Donnelly—proving once again that the root of homophobia is ancient sexism and atrophied gender role expectations.

Admirers of Mundy frequently quote his well-worn Marine “Core Values” speech. Cue scratchy "patriotic" tune:

“At the foundation of our core value system is honor. A person cannot be a Marine without honor. It’s the bedrock of our character. Honor is integrity, honesty, and responsibility. It’s the quality that guides Marines to exemplify ethical and moral behavior; never to lie, cheat, or steal; to abide by an uncompromising code of integrity; to respect human dignity; and to have respect and concern for each other. We subscribe to a creed that an individual is entitled to be judged on his or her merit as a Marine . . . . The Corps cannot foster or tolerate discrimination . . . or any other form of mean-spirited behavior.”

By his own definitions, by his disgusting actions in 1993 and today, by his continuing to defend a policy that forces gay Marines to lie, that discriminates against them regardless of their merit, Carl Mundy has tarnished the very service and servicemembers he prides himself on honoring and loving.

One can only hope that he one day realizes the difference between what he says and what he does. ........And that our Commander in Chief will cease being Missing in Action.

Michael Bedwell
www.leonardmatlovich.com

Posted by: Michael Bedwell | Apr 1, 2009 9:41:55 AM

I have written a letter to Dearest Elaine, and I plan to copy it to every person on that list whose email I can track down.

http://fundytroll.blogspot.com/2009/04/to-elaine-donnelly.html

Yes, that stench in the air is shameless self-endorsement.

Posted by: Harrison | Apr 1, 2009 12:43:41 PM

Big f'ing deal. The overwhelming majority of these dinosaurs retired away from relevance some time ago. And, it happens that nearly of them identify as either Republican or Evangelical - and many as both.
They have lost touch with the current disposition of the forces they are hoping to protect from the evils of homosexuality and virtually none of them have commanded during these current wars.
Who gives a shit what these old men think? The sooner they die, and that will be soon enough, the sooner we can get putting our military on the right side of history.

Posted by: TB | Apr 1, 2009 3:37:56 PM

PLEASE don't waste your time writing Donnelly or anyone else on the list!

THE SHORTHAND: only Obama’s active lobbying could have killed DADT before; only his active lobbying can kill it now. Without a long overdue, PUBLIC, full-frontal assault by our Commander-in-Chief, Congress will simply pull this letter over their heads like a huge camouflage blanket to cover up their own homophobia and/or that of their constituents.

If you understand that opening the military to out gays is the single most powerful weapon to advance every other area of gay equality, CALL/WRITE the White House and DEMAND that Obama do just that. Or was his promise to repeal DADT just political smile fucking?

Posted by: Michael Bedwell | Apr 1, 2009 3:52:32 PM

I am so disappointed to see so many names on this list, especially M/G Gary Alkire who told me personally that he was seeking guidance from his pastor on this. During my tenure at Air Force Village, I found Gary Alkire to be a man of much higher thought. I considered him to be a rare breed that was "in touch." I was wrong.

Todd Spann
San Antonio, Tx.

Posted by: Todd | Apr 27, 2009 4:50:20 PM

I'm late to this party....but. Let's remember that the men on this list without question fought hard for our right to speak free and live free. It was a different time that these men grew up in (a large portion of them are highly decorated WWII vets)... getting angry at them or calling them "dinosaurs" sort of defeats the purpose. These old boys aren't the problem. Saying stuff like the sooner they die the better, is just incredibly ignorant and disrespectful. Equality for all should be the standard for military service and don't forget the number one role of the military is to protect us. These men did their job that they were asked to do, and many of their friends died in the process.


The number one role of the military is not to make everyone feel warm and fuzzy.Leave the heroes alone. And if you don't think they are heroes, do a bit of research on the names on that list and tell me what you think then.

Posted by: Chip richter | May 28, 2009 2:39:53 PM

Thank you, Chip Richter, for addressing the hateful and hurtful comments of TB regarding the military officers who endorsed this letter and its contents. I am the daughter of one of the officers who signed this letter, and on September 2, we will lay him to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. So your suggestion, TB, that the sooner my father dies the better, was very personal and piercingly painful to me. I was saddened to see my father's signature on this letter because I do not now and really never did agree with my father's position on this and many other issues. However, because of my father's life-long service in the U.S. Marine Corps, we continue to live in a country where we can disagree on issues such as this without being beheaded or imprisoned. But to personally denigrate these military heroes is uncalled for and painful to their families. My father was a Marine's Marine, and I am proud of him. You, TB, should have thought twice before you insulted those whose lifetime of service has guaranteed your right to speak your mind. I will think of you and your soulless comments when they play taps at my father's burial in two weeks.

Posted by: Kathy Karch Kingston | Aug 19, 2009 7:32:02 AM

Pretty sure none of the pro commenters ever spent time in the military. Did my 15 years in the Marine Corps and fought in both Iraq wars. I can tell you that no matter what is passed, this will cause alot of physical abuse at home and friendly fire deaths on the battlefield. When you reply please mention how much time you have served your country.

Posted by: BB | Sep 3, 2009 3:53:13 PM

BB -- My five years (2001-2006) as a straight man in the Army taught me that gay troops are exactly the same as straight troops. Period.

All of the anti-repeal folks who stumble across this article, whether or not you served in the military, and ESPECIALLY if you served back in the 70s, 80s, or 90s, can take your fossilized moral standards and shove them up your bigoted a$$es.

Service people being gay won't cause any violence -- service people with 1800s mindsets will, and gay troops will be the victims.

Leave the post-9/11 military to the post-9/11 generation -- the one that DOESN'T CARE a bit about sexual identity.

Posted by: Dylan | Feb 20, 2010 9:37:54 PM

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