Ninety-Five Retired Generals and Admirals Endorse Hillary Clinton


Update (9/9/2016): Make that 110 generals. Following the Commander-in-Chief Forum, fifteen retired generals and admirals added their names to a growing list of military personnel supporting Clinton. The additional endorsement are from:

  1. Edwin Leland, Lieutenant General, USA (ret)
  2. Norman Seip, Lieutenant General, USAF (ret)
  3. Peter Cooke, Major General, USAR (ret)
  4. Randy Manner, Major General, USA (ret)
  5. John Phillips, Major General, USAF (ret)
  6. Christopher Cole, Rear Admiral, USN (ret)
  7. Joe Sestak, Rear Admiral, USN (ret)
  8. Roosevelt Barfield, Brigadier General, USA (ret)
  9. LeAnne Burch, Brigadier General, USAR (ret)
  10. Tom King, Brigadier General, USA-NG (ret)
  11. Ronald Rokosz, Brigadier General, USA (ret)
  12. John Schuster, Brigadier General, USAR (ret)
  13. Paul Gregory Smith, Brigadier General, USA-NG (ret)
  14. George Walls, Brigadier General, USMC (ret)
  15. Gretchen Herbert, Rear Admiral, USN (ret)

In addition, two of the retired generals released the following statements:

Major General (ret.) Peter Cooke, USAF – “Anytime anyone states says that generals are rubbish or an individual is not a hero because he or she was captured I find it appalling. I am a citizen soldier with 39 years of military experience. Donald Trump has a lack of knowledge on everything from force structure to NATO to our alliances and partnerships. I’m proud to support Secretary Clinton.”

Major General (ret.) John Phillips, USAF – “Secretary Clinton has demonstrated the ability to conduct foreign affairs and achieve the objectives and goals of the United States. She has an incredible ability to engage with the international community and to build new partnerships and strengthen existing ones with our allies. I want a president with the ability to focus on the issues at hand that are the most important for the American people and that person is Hillary Clinton.”

On Monday, Hillary for America announced that Hillary Clinton has received the endorsement of 95 retired generals and admirals. HFA released the following:

Hillary for America announced that 95 retired Generals and Admirals, including a number of 4-Star Generals, have officially endorsed Hillary Clinton for president and Commander-in-Chief. Clinton is getting the backing of more senior military service members and former officials with command and management experience than any non-incumbent Democrat due to her proven record of diplomacy and steady leadership on the world stage. She will make her case tonight at the Commander-in-Chief Forum presented by NBC and the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

Donald Trump, on the other hand, lacks the knowledge, stability and values to be Commander-in-Chief. According to yesterday’s media reports, Trump has received more than 400 fewer endorsements than Mitt Romney received – 88 to Romney’s 500.

Today, General Lloyd “Fig” Newton, a 4-Star General and America’s first African-American Thunderbird pilot, joined his fellow military service members and released a statement endorsing Hillary Clinton for President:

“I was privileged to serve my country for 34 plus years — my entire adult life — in the United States Air Force. Growing up in South Carolina, respect for individual liberties and the right for every person to vote was taught to me at an early age and it is of the utmost importance to me today. These fundamental rights are why I served and care so deeply about our great nation. Given the challenges we face around the world today, and the rhetoric we are hearing from some at home, I feel I have a moral imperative to come forth and endorse Secretary Hillary Clinton for President. This is not about Democrat or Republican, this is about who is best qualified to lead the country in this complex world we live in. Hillary Clinton is the only candidate that has the experience, temperament, critical thinking and level-headed leadership to keep America safe and our partnerships strong. She has my vote in November.”

Hillary for America released the following list of service members who have officially endorsed:

  1. John Nathman, Admiral, USN (ret)*
  2. John Allen, General, USMC (ret)
  3. Wesley Clark, General, USA (ret)
  4. David Maddox, General, USA (ret)
  5. Lloyd Newton, General, USAF (ret)*
  6. Robert Sennewald, General, USA (ret)
  7. Johnnie Wilson, General, USA (ret)
  8. Edward Baca, Lieutenant General, USA (ret)
  9. Joseph Ballard, Lieutenant General, USA (ret)
  10. Julius Becton, Lieutenant General, USA (ret)
  11. John Castellaw, Lieutenant General, USMC (ret)
  12. Dan Christman, Lieutenant General, USA (ret)
  13. Al Edmonds, Lieutenant General, USAF (ret)
  14. Robert Gard, Lieutenant General, USA (ret)
  15. Walter Gaskin, Lieutenant General, USMC (ret)
  16. Arlen Jameson, Lieutenant General, USAF (ret)
  17. Claudia Kennedy, Lieutenant General, USA (ret)
  18. Don Kerrick, Lieutenant General, USA (ret)
  19. John Morgan, Lieutenant General, USA (ret)
  20. David Proythress, Lieutenant General, USA-NG (ret)
  21. Dale Vesser, Lieutenant General, USA (ret)*
  22. Willie Williams, Lieutenant General, USMC (ret)
  23. Donald Arthur, Vice Admiral, USN (ret)
  24. Sally Brice-O’Hara, Vice Admiral, USCG (ret)
  25. Kevin Green, Vice Admiral, USN (ret)
  26. Bruce Grooms, Vice Admiral, USN (ret)
  27. Anthony Winns, Vice Admiral, USN (ret)
  28. Wallace Arnold, Major General, USA (ret)
  29. Juan Ayala, Major General, USMC (ret)
  30. Donna Barbisch, Major General, USA (ret)
  31. Roger Blunt, Major General, USA (ret)*
  32. Harry Brooks, Major General, USA (ret)
  33. George Buskirk, Major General, USA-NG (ret)
  34. Paul Eaton, Major General, USA (ret)
  35. Mari K. Eder, Major General, USA (ret)
  36. Irving Halter, Major General, USAF (ret)
  37. Marcelite Harris, Major General, USAF (ret)
  38. Jerry Harrison, Major General, USA (ret)
  39. James Klugh, Major General, USA (ret)
  40. Dennis Laich, Major General, USAR (ret)
  41. Fred Leigh, Major General, USA (ret)
  42. Don Loranger, Major General, USAF (ret)
  43. Paul Monroe, Major General, USA-NG (ret)
  44. Melvyn Montaño, Major General, USA-NG (ret)
  45. Robert Nabors, Major General, USA (ret)
  46. Eric Olson, Major General, USA (ret)
  47. Terese “Marne” Peterson, Major General, USAF (ret)*
  48. Dana Pittard. Major General, USA (ret)
  49. Gale Pollock, Major General, USA (ret)
  50. Arnold Punaro, Major General, USMC (ret)
  51. Antonio Taguba, Major General, USA (ret)
  52. Abe Turner, Major General, USA (ret)
  53. Charles Williams, Major General, USA (ret)
  54. Margaret Woodward, Major General, USAF (ret)
  55. Ralph Wooten, Major General, USA (ret)
  56. Stephen Glass, Rear Admiral, USNR (ret)
  57. Jan Hamby, Rear Admiral, USN (ret)
  58. John Hutson, Rear Admiral, USN (ret)
  59. Dave Oliver, Rear Admiral, USN (ret)
  60. Stuart Platt, Rear Admiral, USN (ret)
  61. Paul Rosser, Rear Admiral, USN (ret)
  62. Alan Steinman, Rear Admiral, USCG (ret)
  63. Dick Young, Rear Admiral, USNR (ret)*
  64. Clara Adams-Ender, Brigadier General, USA (ret)
  65. Bruce Berwick, Brigadier General, USA (ret)
  66. David Brahms, Brigadier General, USMC (ret)
  67. Stephen Cheney, Brigadier General, USMC (ret)
  68. Julia Cleckley, Brigadier General, USA (ret)
  69. John Douglass, Brigadier General, USAF (ret)
  70. Michael Dunn, Brigadier General, USA (ret)
  71. Evelyn Foote, Brigadier General, USA (ret)
  72. Lawrence Gillespie, Brigadier General, USA (ret)
  73. Judy Griego, Brigadier General, ANG (ret)
  74. David Irvine, Brigadier General, USA (ret)
  75. John Johns, Brigadier General, USA (ret)
  76. Keith Kerr, Brigadier General, USA (ret)
  77. Phil Leventis, Brigadier General, ANG (ret)
  78. David McGinnis, Brigadier General, USA (ret)
  79. Donald Scott, Brigadier General, USA (ret)
  80. Earl Simms, Brigadier General, USA (ret)
  81. James Smith, Brigadier General, USAF (ret)
  82. Steve Stephens, Brigadier General, USA (ret)
  83. Loree Sutton, Brigadier General, USA (ret)
  84. James Throwe, Brigadier General, USA (ret)
  85. Robin Umberg, Brigadier General, USA (ret)
  86. John Watkins, Brigadier General, USAF (ret)
  87. Marianne Watson, Brigadier General, USA (ret)
  88. Daniel Woodward, Brigadier General, USAF (ret)
  89. Stephen Xenakis, Brigadier General, USA (ret)
  90. Jamie Barnett, Rear Admiral, USN (ret)
  91. Jay DeLoach, Rear Admiral, USN (ret)
  92. Gene Kendall, Rear Admiral, USN (ret)
  93. Deborah Loewer, Rear Admiral, USN (ret)
  94. Glen Phillips, Rear Admiral, USN (ret)
  95. Michael Smith, Rear Admiral, USN (ret)

* Previously unannounced

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