Quiz: Can You Identify Which Branch of the Military These Presidents Served In?
Can You Identify Which Branch of the Military These Presidents Served In?
By: John Miller
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About This Quiz

To become president of the United States, you don’t need to meet a lot of fancy prerequisites. You don’t need a record of military service of any kind, and when you’re elected, you’ll become the commander-in-chief of the most powerful armed forces the world has ever seen. That said, most of America’s presidents have served in some capacity … while others ran the other way screaming in hopes of avoiding combat. In this quiz, if we name a president, can you match him to the branch of the military in which he served?

Wartime heroism is sometimes a barometer for political greatness. Some leaders seem to seamlessly transition from actual combat to political battlefields in Washington D.C. Others would be more at home in their camo fatigues than in a power suit. 

A few presidents did everything they could to avoid dodging bullets. Other ran toward danger like moths to a flame – Mr. Jackson and Mr. Roosevelt, we’re talking to you.

We’ll give you a vital clue before you begin -- U.S. presidents have emerged from just three of the five branches of the military. Lock and load in this presidential military service history quiz now!

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