359 U.S. generals and admirals support Mitt Romney

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Update (Nov. 5, 2012):

The 359 has now grown to 500 retired U.S. generals and admirals who are explicitly endorsing Gov. Romney, including 5 formers members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

On the eve of the third and last 2012 presidential debate — on foreign policy — comes news that Governor Mitt Romney has the support of more than 300 retired U.S. generals and admirals.

The Mitt Romney campaign announced Wednesday it has formed a Military Advisory Council made up of 359 retired generals and admirals, each of whom has expressed his willingness to support a President Romney by providing expert national security advice if called upon to do so.

Gov. Romney said in a statement: “I am deeply honored to have the support of so many of our most accomplished military leaders. Together we will restore our military might and ensure that America can defend and protect our interests, our allies, and our people, both at home and abroad. I will never forget that the greatest responsibility of an American president is in exercising the role of commander-in-chief. That role is sacred, and when I am president, I will never put my own political interests ahead of our military and our men and women in uniform.”

Among the better-known military men on Romney’s Military Advisory Council are Army Gen. Tommy Franks, the key architect of the military plan to oust Saddam Hussein, former Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James Conway, former Pacific Command chief Adm. Timothy Keating, and former Joint Chiefs Chairman Army Gen. Hugh Shelton, who was the top military officer at the end of the Clinton administration and who led the planning for the 1999 intervention in Kosovo. Shelton had endorsed Hillary Clinton for president in 2008.

Gen. Franks said: “I’m proud to be supporting Mitt Romney in this critical election about our nation’s future. Governor Romney is committed to restoring America’s leadership role in the world. Instead of playing politics with our military, he will strengthen our defense posture by reversing the president’s devastating defense cuts. The fact of the matter is that we cannot afford another four years of feckless foreign policy. We need level-headed leadership which will protect our interests and defend our values with clarity and without apology.”

Gen. Conway said: “I consider the unprecedented national debt amongst the five greatest threats to the security of our great nation. And yet, I see no indication the current administration, if re-elected, is intent on changing that trajectory.  Clearly defense should bear a portion of the burden in order to regain control of our debt, but the idea of massive military cuts — at a time of increased global instability — should not even be in the cards. As I listen to Mitt Romney, I am convinced that he ‘gets it’.”

Here are the 359 members of Romney For President Military Advisory Council:

  1. Admiral James B. Busey, USN, (Ret.)
  2. General James T. Conway, USMC, (Ret.)
  3. General Terrence R. Dake, USMC, (Ret)
  4. Admiral James O. Ellis, USN, (Ret.)
  5. Admiral Mark Fitzgerald, USM, (Ret.)
  6. General Ronald R. Fogleman, USAF, (Ret)
  7. General Tommy Franks, USA, (Ret)
  8. General Alfred Hansen, USAF, (Ret)
  9. Admiral Ronald Jackson Hays, USN, (Ret)
  10. Admiral Thomas Bibb Hayward, USN, (Ret)
  11. General Chuck Albert Horner, USAF, (Ret)
  12. Admiral Jerome LaMarr Johnson, USN, (Ret)
  13. Admiral Timothy J. Keating, USN, (Ret)
  14. General Paul X. Kelley, USMC, (Ret)
  15. General William Kernan, USA, (Ret)
  16. Admiral George E.R. Kinnear II, USN, (Ret)
  17. General William L. Kirk, USAF, (Ret)
  18. General James J. Lindsay, USA, (Ret)
  19. General William R. Looney III, USAF, (Ret)
  20. Admiral Hank Mauz, USN, (Ret)
  21. General Robert Magnus, USMC, (Ret)
  22. Admiral Paul David Miller, USN, (Ret)
  23. General Henry Hugh Shelton, USA, (Ret)
  24. General Lance Smith, USAF, (Ret)
  25. Admiral Leighton Smith, Jr., USN, (Ret)
  26. General Ronald W. Yates, USAF, (Ret)
  27. Admiral Ronald J. Zlatoper, USN, (Ret)
  28. Lieutenant General James Abrahamson, USAF, (Ret.)
  29. Lieutenant General Edgar Anderson, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
  30. Lieutenant General Marcus A. Anderson, USAF, (Ret.)
  31. Lieutenant General Buck Bedard, USMC, (Ret.)
  32. Vice Admiral A. Bruce Beran, USCG, (Ret.)
  33. Vice Admiral Lyle Bien, USN, (Ret.)
  34. Lieutenant General Harold Blot, USMC, (Ret.)
  35. Lieutenant General H. Steven Blum, USA, (Ret.)
  36. Vice Admiral Mike Bowman III, USN, (Ret.)
  37. Vice Admiral Mike Bucchi, USN, (Ret.)
  38. Lieutenant General Walter E. Buchanan III, USAF, (Ret.)
  39. Lieutenant General Richard A. Burpee, USAF, (Ret.)
  40. Lieutenant General William Campbell, USAF, (Ret.)
  41. Lieutenant General James E. Chambers, USAF, (Ret.)
  42. Vice Admiral Edward W. Clexton, Jr., USN, (Ret.)
  43. Lieutenant General John B. Conaway, USAF, (Ret.)
  44. Lieutenant General Marvin Covault, USA, (Ret.)
  45. Vice Admiral Terry M. Cross, USCG, (Ret.)
  46. Vice Admiral William Adam Dougherty, USN, (Ret.)
  47. Lieutenant General Brett Dula, USAF, (Ret.)
  48. Lieutenant General Gordon E. Fornell, USAF, (Ret.)
  49. Vice Admiral David Frost, USN, (Ret.)
  50. Vice Admiral Henry C. Giffin III, USN, (Ret.)
  51. Vice Admiral Peter M. Hekman, USN, (Ret.)
  52. Vice Admiral Richard D. Herr, USCG, (Ret.)
  53. Lieutenant General Thomas J Hickey, USAF, (Ret.)
  54. Lieutenant General Walter S. Hogle, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
  55. Lieutenant General Ronald W. Iverson, USAF, (Ret.)
  56. Lieutenant General Donald W. Jones, USA, (Ret.)
  57. Vice Admiral Douglas J. Katz, USN, (Ret.)
  58. Lieutenant General Jay W. Kelley, USAF, (Ret.)
  59. Vice Admiral Tom Kilcline, USN, (Ret.)
  60. Lieutenant General Timothy A. Kinnan, USAF, (Ret.)
  61. Vice Admiral Harold Koenig, M.D., USN, (Ret.)
  62. Vice Admiral Albert H. Konetzni, USN, (Ret.)
  63. Lieutenant General Buford Derald Lary, USAF, (Ret.)
  64. Lieutenant General Frank Libutti, USMC, (Ret.)
  65. Vice Admiral Stephen Loftus, USN, (Ret.)
  66. Vice Admiral Michael Malone, USN, (Ret.)
  67. Vice Admiral Edward H. Martin, USN, (Ret.)
  68. Vice Admiral John J. Mazach, USN, (Ret.)
  69. Vice Admiral Justin D. McCarthy, USN, (Ret.)
  70. Vice Admiral William McCauley, USN, (Ret.)
  71. Lieutenant General Fred McCorkle, USMC, (Ret.)
  72. Lieutenant General Thomas G. McInerney, USAF, (Ret.)
  73. Vice Admiral Joseph S. Mobley, USN, (Ret.)
  74. Lieutenant General Carol Mutter, USMC, (Ret.)
  75. Lieutenant General Dave R. Palmer, USA, (Ret.)
  76. Vice Admiral John Theodore “Ted” Parker, USN, (Ret.)
  77. Lieutenant General Garry L. Parks, USMC, (Ret.)
  78. Lieutenant General Charles Henry “Chuck” Pitman, USMC, (Ret.)
  79. Lieutenant General Steven R. Polk, USAF, (Ret.)
  80. Vice Admiral William E. Ramsey, USN, (Ret.)
  81. Lieutenant General Joseph J. Redden, USAF, (Ret.)
  82. Lieutenant General Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
  83. Lieutenant General Edward Rowny, USA (Ret.)
  84. Vice Admiral Dutch Schultz, USN, (Ret.)
  85. Lieutenant General Charles J.  Searock, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
  86. Lieutenant General E. G. “Buck” Shuler, USAF, (Ret.)
  87. Lieutenant General Alexander M. “Rusty” Sloan, USAF, (Ret.)
  88. Vice Admiral Edward M. Straw, USN, (Ret.)
  89. Lieutenant General David J. Teal, USAF, (Ret.)
  90. Lieutenant General Billy M. Thomas, USA, (Ret.)
  91. Vice Admiral Donald C. “Deese” Thompson, USCG, (Ret.)
  92. Vice Admiral Alan S.  Thompson, USN, (Ret.)
  93. Lieutenant General Herman O. “Tommy” Thomson, USAF, (Ret.)
  94. Vice Admiral Howard B. Thorsen, USCG, (Ret.)
  95. Lieutenant General William Thurman, USAF, (Ret.)
  96. Lieutenant General Robert Allen “R.A.” Tiebout, USMC, (Ret.)
  97. Vice Admiral John B. Totushek, USNR, (Ret.)
  98. Lieutenant General George J. Trautman, USMC, (Ret.)
  99. Lieutenant General Garry R. Trexler, USAF, (Ret.)
  100. Vice Admiral Jerry O. Tuttle, USN, (Ret.)
  101. Lieutenant General Claudius “Bud” Watts, USAF, (Ret.)
  102. Lieutenant General William “Bill” Welser, USAF, (Ret.)
  103. Lieutenant General Thad A. Wolfe, USAF, (Ret.)
  104. Lieutenant General C. Norman Wood, USAF, (Ret.)
  105. Lieutenant General Michael W. Wooley, USAF, (Ret.)
  106. Lieutenant General Richard “Rick” Zilmer, USMC, (Ret.)
  107. Major General Chris Adams, USAF, (Ret.)
  108. Rear Admiral Henry Amos, USN (Ret.)
  109. Major General Nora Alice Astafan, USAF, (Ret.)
  110. Major General Almon Bowen Ballard, USAF, (Ret.)
  111. Major General James F. Barnette, USAF, (Ret.)
  112. Major General Robert W. Barrow, USAF, (Ret.)
  113. Rear Admiral John R. Batlzer, USN, (Ret.)
  114. Rear Admiral Jon W. Bayless, USN, (Ret.)
  115. Major General John E. Bianchi, USA, (Ret.)
  116. Major General David F. Bice, USMC, (Ret.)
  117. Rear Admiral Linda J. Bird, USN, (Ret.)
  118. Rear Admiral James H. Black, USN, (Ret.)
  119. Rear Admiral Peter A. Bondi, USN, (Ret.)
  120. Major General John L. Borling, USAF, (Ret.)
  121. Major General Tom Braaten, USMC, (Ret.)
  122. Major General Robert J. Brandt, USA, (Ret.)
  123. Rear Admiral Jerry C. Breast, USN, (Ret.)
  124. Rear Admiral Bruce B. Bremner, USN, (Ret.)
  125. Rear Admiral Thomas F. Brown III, USN, (Ret.)
  126. Major General David P. Burford, USA, (Ret.)
  127. Rear Admiral John F. Calvert, USN, (Ret.)
  128. Rear Admiral Jay A. Campbell, USN, (Ret.)
  129. Major General Henry Canterbury, USAF, (Ret.)
  130. Rear Admiral James J. Carey, USN, (Ret.)
  131. Rear Admiral Nevin Carr, USN, (Ret.)
  132. Rear Admiral Stephen K. Chadwick, USN, (Ret.)
  133. Rear Admiral W. Lewis Chatham, USN, (Ret.)
  134. Major General Jeffrey G. Cliver, USAF, (Ret.)
  135. Rear Admiral Casey Coane, USN, (Ret.)
  136. Rear Admiral Isaiah C. Cole, USN, (Ret.)
  137. Major General Stephen Condon, USAF, (Ret.)
  138. Major General Richard C. Cosgrave, USANG, (Ret.)
  139. Rear Admiral Robert Cowley, USN, (Ret.)
  140. Major General J.T. Coyne, USMC, (Ret.)
  141. Rear Admiral Robert C. Crates, USN, (Ret.)
  142. Major General Tommy F. Crawford, USAF, (Ret.)
  143. Rear Admiral James P. Davidson, USN, (Ret.)
  144. Rear Admiral Kevin F. Delaney, USN, (Ret.)
  145. Major General James D. Delk, USA, (Ret.)
  146. Major General Robert E. Dempsey, USAF, (Ret.)
  147. Rear Admiral Jay Ronald Denney, USNR, (Ret.)
  148. Major General Robert S. Dickman, USAF, (Ret.)
  149. Rear Admiral James C. Doebler, USN, (Ret.)
  150. Major General Douglas O. Dollar, USA, (Ret.)
  151. Major General Hunt Downer, USA, (Ret.)
  152. Major General Thomas A. Dyches, USAF, (Ret.)
  153. Major General Jay T. Edwards, USAF, (Ret.)
  154. Major General John R. Farrington, USAF, (Ret.)
  155. Rear Admiral Francis L. Filipiak, USN, (Ret.)
  156. Rear Admiral James H. Flatley III, USN, (Ret.)
  157. Major General Charles Fletcher,  USA, (Ret.)
  158. Major General Bobby O. Floyd, USAF, (Ret.)
  159. Rear Admiral Veronica Froman, USN, (Ret.)
  160. Rear Admiral Vance H. Fry, USN, (Ret.)
  161. Rear Admiral R. Byron Fuller, USN, (Ret.)
  162. Rear Admiral George M. Furlong, USN, (Ret.)
  163. Rear Admiral Frank Gallo, USN, (Ret.)
  164. Rear Admiral Ben F. Gaumer, USN, (Ret.)
  165. Rear Admiral Harry E. Gerhard Jr., USN, (Ret.)
  166. Major General Daniel J. Gibson, USAF, (Ret.)
  167. Rear Admiral Andrew A. Giordano, USN, (Ret.)
  168. Major General Richard N. Goddard, USAF, (Ret.)
  169. Rear Admiral Fred Golove, USCGR, (Ret.)
  170. Rear Admiral Harold Eric Grant, USN, (Ret.)
  171. Major General Jeff Grime, USAF, (Ret.)
  172. Major General Robert Kent Guest, USA, (Ret.)
  173. Major General Tim Haake, USAR, (Ret.)
  174. Major General Otto K. Habedank, USAF, (Ret.)
  175. Rear Admiral Thomas F. Hall, USN, (Ret.)
  176. Rear Admiral Donald P. Harvey, USN, (Ret.)
  177. Major General Leonard W. Hegland, USAF, (Ret.)
  178. Rear Admiral John Hekman, USN, (Ret.)
  179. Major General John A. Hemphill, USA, (Ret.)
  180. Rear Admiral Larry Hereth, USCG, (Ret.)
  181. Major General Wilfred Hessert, USAF, (Ret.)
  182. Rear Admiral Don Hickman, USN, (Ret.)
  183. Major General Geoffrey Higginbotham, USMC, (Ret.)
  184. Major General Jerry D. Holmes, USAF, (Ret.)
  185. Major General Weldon F. Honeycutt, USA, (Ret.)
  186. Rear Admiral Steve Israel, USN, (Ret.)
  187. Major General James T. Jackson, USA, (Ret.)
  188. Rear Admiral John S. Jenkins, USN, (Ret.)
  189. Rear Admiral Tim Jenkins, USN, (Ret.)
  190. Rear Admiral Ron Jesberg, USN, (Ret.)
  191. Rear Admiral Pierce J. Johnson, USN, (Ret.)
  192. Rear Admiral Steven B. Kantrowitz, USN, (Ret.)
  193. Rear Admiral John T. Kavanaugh, USN, (Ret.)
  194. Major General Dennis M. Kenneally, USA, (Ret.)
  195. Major General Michael Kerby, USAF, (Ret.)
  196. Rear Admiral David Kunkel, USCG, (Ret.)
  197. Major General Geoffrey C. Lambert, USA, (Ret.)
  198. Rear Admiral Arthur Langston, USN, (Ret.)
  199. Rear Admiral Thomas G. Lilly, USN, (Ret.)
  200. Major General James E. Livingston, USMC, (Ret.)
  201. Major General Al Logan, USAF, (Ret.)
  202. Major General John D. Logeman Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
  203. Rear Admiral Noah H. Long Jr, USNR, (Ret.)
  204. Rear Admiral Don Loren, USN, (Ret.)
  205. Major General Andy Love, USAF, (Ret.)
  206. Rear Admiral Thomas C. Lynch, USN, (Ret.)
  207. Rear Admiral Steven Wells Maas, USN, (Ret.)
  208. Major General Robert M. Marquette, USAF, (Ret.)
  209. Rear Admiral Larry Marsh, USN, (Ret.)
  210. Major General Clark W. Martin, USAF, (Ret.)
  211. Major General William M. Matz, USN, (Ret.)
  212. Rear Admiral Gerard Mauer, USN, (Ret.)
  213. Rear Admiral William J. McDaniel, MD, USN, (Ret.)
  214. Rear Admiral E.S. McGinley II, USN, (Ret.)
  215. Rear Admiral Henry C. McKinney, USN, (Ret.)
  216. Major General Robert Messerli, USAF, (Ret.)
  217. Major General Douglas S. Metcalf, USAF, (Ret.)
  218. Rear Admiral John W. Miller, USN, (Ret.)
  219. Rear Admiral Patrick David Moneymaker, USN, (Ret.)
  220. Major General Mario Montero, USA, (Ret.)
  221. Rear Admiral Douglas M. Moore, USN, (Ret.)
  222. Major General Walter Bruce Moore, USA, (Ret.)
  223. Major General William Moore, USA, (Ret.)
  224. Major General Burton R. Moore, USAF, (Ret.)
  225. Rear Admiral James A. Morgart, USN, (Ret.)
  226. Major General Stanton R. Musser, USAF, (Ret.)
  227. Rear Admiral John T. Natter, USN, (Ret.)
  228. Major General Robert George Nester, USAF, (Ret.)
  229. Major General George W. Norwood, USAF, (Ret.)
  230. Rear Admiral Robert C. Olsen, USN, (Ret.)
  231. Major General Raymund E. O’Mara, USAF, (Ret.)
  232. Rear Admiral Robert S. Owens, USN, (Ret.)
  233. Rear Admiral John F. Paddock, USN, (Ret.)
  234. Major General Robert W. Paret, USAF, (Ret.)
  235. Rear Admiral Robert O. Passmore, USN, (Ret.)
  236. Major General Earl G. Peck, USAF, (Ret.)
  237. Major General Richard E. Perraut Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
  238. Major General Gerald F. Perryman, USAF, (Ret.)
  239. Rear Admiral W.W. Pickavance, USN, (Ret.)
  240. Rear Admiral John J. Prendergast, USN, (Ret.)
  241. Rear Admiral Fenton F. Priest, USN, (Ret.)
  242. Major General David C. Ralston, USA, (Ret.)
  243. Major General Bentley B. Rayburn, USAF, (Ret.)
  244. Rear Admiral Harold Rich, USN , (Ret.)
  245. Rear Admiral Roland Rieve, USN, (Ret.)
  246. Rear Admiral Tommy F. Rinard, USN , (Ret.)
  247. Major General Richard H. Roellig, USAF, (Ret.)
  248. Rear Admiral Michael S. Roesner, USN, (Ret.)
  249. Rear Admiral William J. Ryan, USN, (Ret.)
  250. Major General Loran C. Schnaidt, USAF, (Ret.)
  251. Major General Carl Schneider, USAF , (Ret.)
  252. Major General John P. Schoeppner, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
  253. Major General Edison E. Scholes, USAF, (Ret.)
  254. Rear Admiral Robert H. Shumaker, USN, (Ret.)
  255. Rear Admiral William S. Schwob, USCG, (Ret.)
  256. Major General David J. Scott, USAF, (Ret.)
  257. Rear Admiral Hugh P. Scott, USN, (Ret.)
  258. Major General Richard Secord, USAF, (Ret.)
  259. Rear Admiral William H. Shawcross, USN, (Ret.)
  260. Major General Joseph K. Simeone, USAF and ANG , (Ret.)
  261. Major General Darwin Simpson, ANG , (Ret.)
  262. Rear Admiral Greg Slavonic, USN , (Ret.)
  263. Rear Admiral David Oliver “D.O.” Smart, USNR, (Ret.)
  264. Major General Richard D. Smith, USAF, (Ret.)
  265. Major General Donald Bruce Smith, USAF, (Ret.)
  266. Rear Admiral Paul O. Soderberg, USN, (Ret.)
  267. Rear Admiral Robert H. “Bob” Spiro, USN, (Ret.)
  268. Major General Henry B. Stelling, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
  269. Rear Admiral Daniel H. Stone, USN, (Ret.)
  270. Major General William A. Studer, USAF, (Ret.)
  271. Rear Admiral Hamlin Tallent, USN, (Ret.)
  272. Brigadier General Hugh Banks Tant III, USA, (Ret.)
  273. Major General Larry S. Taylor, USMC, (Ret.)
  274. Major General J.B. Taylor, USA, (Ret.)
  275. Major General Thomas R. Tempel, USA , (Ret.)
  276. Major General Richard L. Testa, USAF, (Ret.)
  277. Rear Admiral Jere Thompson, USN (Ret.)
  278. Rear Admiral Byron E. Tobin, USN, (Ret.)
  279. Major General Larry Twitchell, USAF, (Ret.)
  280. Major General Russell L. Violett, USAF, (Ret.)
  281. Major General David E.B. “DEB” Ward, USAF, (Ret.)
  282. Major General Charles J. Wax, USAF, (Ret.)
  283. Rear Admiral Donald Weatherson, USN, (Ret.)
  284. Major General John Welde, USAF, (Ret.)
  285. Major General Gary Whipple, USA , (Ret.)
  286. Rear Admiral James B. Whittaker, USN, (Ret.)
  287. Rear Admiral Charles Williams, USN, (Ret.)
  288. Rear Admiral H. Denny Wisely, USN, (Ret.)
  289. Rear Admiral Theodore J. Wojnar, USCG, (Ret.)
  290. Rear Admiral George R. Worthington, USN, (Ret.)
  291. Brigadier General Arthur Abercrombie, USA, (Ret.)
  292. Brigadier General John R. Allen, USAF, (Ret.)
  293. Brigadier General Loring R. Astorino, USAF, (Ret.)
  294. Brigadier General Richard Averitt, USA, (Ret.)
  295. Brigadier General Garry S. Bahling, USANG, (Ret.)
  296. Brigadier General Donald E. Barnhart, USAF, (Ret.)
  297. Brigadier General Charles L. Bishop, USAF, (Ret.)
  298. Brigadier General Clayton Bridges, USAF, (Ret.)
  299. Brigadier General Jeremiah J. Brophy, USA, (Ret.)
  300. Brigadier General R. Thomas Browning, USAF, (Ret.)
  301. Brigadier General David A. Brubaker, USAF, (Ret.)
  302. Brigadier General Chalmers R. Carr, USAF, (Ret.)
  303. Brigadier General Fred F. Castle, USAFR, (Ret.)
  304. Brigadier General Robert V. Clements, USAF, (Ret.)
  305. Brigadier General Christopher T Cline, USAR, (Ret.)
  306. Brigadier General George Peyton Cole, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
  307. Brigadier General Richard A. Coleman, USAF, (Ret.)
  308. Brigadier General Mike Cushman, USAF, (Ret.)
  309. Brigadier General Peter Dawkins, USA, (Ret.)
  310. Brigadier General Sam. G. DeGeneres, USAF, (Ret.)
  311. Brigadier General George Demers, USAF, (Ret.)
  312. Brigadier General Howard G. DeWolf, USAF, (Ret.)
  313. Brigadier General Arthur F. Diehl, USAF, (Ret.)
  314. Brigadier General David Bob Edmonds, USAF, (Ret.)
  315. Brigadier General Anthony Farrington, USAF, (Ret.)
  316. Brigadier General Norm Gaddis, USAF, (Ret.)
  317. Brigadier General Robert H. Harkins, USAF, (Ret.)
  318. Brigadier General Thomas W. Honeywill, USAF, (Ret.)
  319. Brigadier General Stanley V. Hood, USAF, (Ret.)
  320. Brigadier General James J. Hourin, USAF, (Ret.)
  321. Brigadier General Jack C. Ihle, USAF, (Ret.)
  322. Brigadier General Thomas G. Jeter, USAF, (Ret.)
  323. Brigadier General William Herbert Johnson, USAF, (Ret.)
  324. Brigadier General Kenneth F. Keller, USAF, (Ret.)
  325. Brigadier General Wayne W. Lambert, USAF, (Ret.)
  326. Brigadier General Jerry L. Laws, USA, (Ret.)
  327. Brigadier General Thomas J. Lennon, USAF, (Ret.)
  328. Brigadier General John M. Lotz, USAF, (Ret.)
  329. Brigadier General Robert S. Mangum, USA, (Ret.)
  330. Brigadier General Frank Martin, USAF, (Ret.)
  331. Brigadier General Joe Mensching, USAF, (Ret.)
  332. Brigadier General Richard L. Meyer, USAF, (Ret.)
  333. Brigadier General Lawrence A. Mitchell, USAF, (Ret.)
  334. Brigadier General Michael P. Mulqueen, USMC, (Ret.)
  335. Brigadier General Ben Nelson, Jr., USAF, (Ret.)
  336. Brigadier General Jack W. Nicholson, USA, (Ret.)
  337. Brigadier General Maria C. Owens, USAF, (Ret.)
  338. Brigadier General Dave Papak, USMC, (Ret.)
  339. Brigadier General Gary A. Pappas, USANG, (Ret.)
  340. Brigadier General Robert V. Paschon, USAF, (Ret.)
  341. Brigadier General Allen K. Rachel, USAF, (Ret.)
  342. Brigadier General Jon Reynolds, USAF, (Ret.)
  343. Brigadier General Edward F. Rodriguez, Jr., USAFR, (Ret.)
  344. Brigadier General Roger Scearce, USA, (Ret.)
  345. Brigadier General Dennis Schulstad, USAFR, (Ret.)
  346. Brigadier General John Serur, USAF, (Ret.)
  347. Brigadier General Joseph L. Shaefer, USAF, (Ret.)
  348. Brigadier General Graham Shirley, USAF, (Ret.)
  349. Brigadier General Raymond Shulstad, USAF, (Ret.)
  350. Brigadier General Stan Smith, USAF, (Ret.)
  351. Brigadier General Ralph S. Smith, USAF, (Ret.)
  352. Brigadier General Donald Smith, USA, (Ret.)
  353. Brigadier General David M. Snyder, USAF, (Ret.)
  354. Brigadier General Michael Joseph Tashjian, USAF, (Ret.)
  355. Brigadier General Richard Louis Ursone, USA, (Ret.)
  356. Brigadier General Earl Van Inwegen, USAF, (Ret.)
  357. Brigadier General Terrence P. Woods, USAF, (Ret.)
  358. Brigadier General Mitchell Zais, USA, (Ret.)
  359. Brigadier General Allan Ralph Zenowitz, USA, (Ret.)
  360. Major General Neil L Eddins, USAF (Ret.)
  361. Brigadier General Duane H. Erickson, USAF (Ret.)

Note: Nos. 360 and 361 (in green) asked FOTM to add their names to Romney’s list.


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0 responses to “359 U.S. generals and admirals support Mitt Romney

  1. Fine list of supporters!

    Much better than Chavez, Putin and Castro…

  2. The troops supported Ron Paul while he ran for Republican primary, he had more troop donations than all other candidates, including and especially Obama, combined. I wonder if this show of solidarity from the military leadership is a continuation of that spirit onto anyone other than Obama, or if they actually would choose him over the Third Party candidates who want to end the imperialism and bring them home.

  3. The photo of ZERO standing showing no respect for our national anthem has never been forgotten by my wife..She has bought this up many times over the last 4 yrs,he showed no respect then and hates us still.{ how could any American have voted for a man who showed no respect]..Now that we have lived it for 4 yrs, I am amazed he has even 1 supporter left.

  4. Mr Romney, this is a distinct honor. You have some tall orders to fill. These fine men and the American people are going to hold you to your word. Trust has to be earned along with respect. We will be watching you, like a chicken on a bug. Every step of the way.

  5. I believe that Ron Paul had it right, with less government in our lives. Obama is trying to bankrupt the country…..He is a traitor. All this talk about Romney being rich…..shit…Would you rather have a president who has done nothing but mooch of the system for his whole life, or someone who actually knows how to do business?

  6. Ghost Of Cromwell

    Well, it looks like we just might get a military state under Romney after all. I suppose we should send all our children to military academies in the deep South as well. How about that one close to ole Miss?

    The funniest one is number 218: Rear Admiral Patrick David Moneymaker, USN, (Ret.). I almost burst out laughing.

    But don’t forget Sherman, that war is hell. Don’t forget George McGovern, veteran of 35 bombing missions over Europe in WWII, and one of our best Liberals. Don’t forget Smedley, deflecting the plot against Roosevelt. Please forget all of your chickenhawk conservatives.

    • Hey, “Ghost of Cromwell” Passerby1,

      Pretending to be someone else doesn’t fool us ’cause — GASP! — you have the exact same IP address in Seattle, WA, as that religious bigot and fallen Catholic Passerby1.

      As for your at-once hysterical and childish comment (“The funniest one is number 218: Rear Admiral Patrick David Moneymaker, USN, (Ret.). I almost burst out laughing”), I’m embarrassed for you. Seriously, at age 47, you really should try to grow up.

      • Dr. E,
        Thank you for your expertise in the fine art of accurate troll stomping.
        Perhaps we can give this move a name, like “Accu-Stomp”.
        ~ TD

      • Ghost of Cromwell (yeah, that guy)

        Re “Ghost of Cromwell” moniker: I wouldn’t necessarily say “troll”, as I have blogged in the past, and I know, that you know, that this is coming from the same IP. I was just seeking a moniker that seemed to fit how I really feel, as I think Cromwell is one of history’s most interesting figures, and like it or not as to his methods,, he at least rendered to the American colonists the idea that there existed the possibility of establishing a country not under the British crown, or some kind of overwhelming power. In that way we still stand on the shoulders of this giant. There is a great 1970 movie about him starring Richard Harris. As per the admiral, I am sure he is a fine fellow, but I do have a sense of humor and was laughing with, not at. Don’t you ever laugh? I’m sure you’ve seen Letterman or Leno.

        The chickenhawks referred to are the clique in the previous prez administration who were avid for war, and for sending others to war, but had shirked the draft themselves. I think Smedley had something to say about this kind of phenomenon in his 1935 book. And yes, please feel free to add a previous Dem president to the chickenhawk list if you like. I really don’t mind. And note, nowhere have I said anywhere that I am actually a fan of Barack Obama. And, by the way, we do have the (natural) right to accept or reject any religion, and reason against any one we would like, or at least last I thought about it. We are not “permitted” it by the government, we have it already as a natural right.

        Well, this election is shaping up to be close. May the lesser of the two evils win? And, if you’re ever in or around Seattle, enjoy one of the fine microbrews.

  7. This is great news for many reasons. The reason I value most is that they stand as a barrier to the use of any military force against American citizens. Our volunteer military is made up of people who will say no to a Commander in Chief who issues an evil order to round up conservatives.

  8. This is awesome news. We NEED a president who cares for our men and women in uniform.

  9. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this most wonderful post! I hope that Governor Romney can state his support tonight from all of this top brass military personnel. And, the picture of Obama not saluting the flag and standing there reluctantly looking bored, tells us so much of the amount of disdain and hatred that he has for our country. Even Hilary is saluting the flag with reverence. Amazing!

  10. Bush III arrives. But watch out for the corporatism after the war and worsening Human Rights potential. That and the Mormon Xian fundo factor which the top brass should be very wary off. Obama on the other hand has spend too much time among those of a faith not exactly in love with USA’s liberalism.

  11. Perhaps to assuage the USA and world’s secular voters, how about Obama making an example of an ambivalent fundo state like Malaysia and putting out the Muslim based Apartheid in law and constitution they have there?

  12. I just want to throw out the fact that a group of retired Generals / Admirals agreeing to support and advise any American President who calls on them is NOT the same as a group endorsement of a specific candidate for President, no matter how much the Romney campaign wants to spin it that way. True, one or two have spoken favorably of Governor Romney, but most are strictly unpartisan.

  13. This is unprecendented in the US. This means the US Military is gravely concerned about the direction of the US.

    You only see endorsements such as this in third world countries and in my experience is a veiled threat of a coup d’ etat. I don’t think this is the case in the US but for a professional armed forces like what the US has, this means these generals have gotten feedback from the current serving officers and they are expressing their concern through these retired officers.

    This is absolutely unprecedented and just means it is absolutely imperative that Romney is elected. What I see this to mean if Obama wins is that the next division that Obama will foster will be to divide the military.

    That seems to be the motto of Obama – divide and conquer just to get elected.

  14. Maj. Gen. Neil L Eddins, USAF Ret. Please add my name.

  15. Duane H. Erickson, Brig Gen USAF retired

    Please add my name Duane H. Erickson, Brig Gen USAF retired

  16. Pray with every ounce of your being that good will triumph over evil on November 6th. May our Lord protect our active and retired members of the military and special forces.

  17. Mitt Romney made a tactical error in not choosing Senator Marco Rubio as his running mate in 2012. The Spanish-speaking voters sadly went to
    Barry Obama with a 73% plurality. Think about that, folks! – reb
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