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since our revolution. a painting hanging in the capitol rotunda celebrates the legacy of george washington who voluntarily resigned as commissioner to the continental army to the congress. this principle is enshrined in our constitution, which divides control of the armed forces among the president and commander in chief and congress's co-equal branches of government. since then, congress has adopted various provisions of military and civilian provisions. in the 19th century congress prohibited an army officer from accepting a civil office. more recently in the national security act in 1947 and subsequent recisions, congress has prohibited any individual from serving as secretary of defense within 7 years of active duty service as a commissioned officer in the armed forces. it was only three years later in 1950 congress granted general george marshall an exemption to that law and the senate confi confirmed him to be secretary of defense. indeed, the separation between civilian and military positions has not always been so clear. 12 of our nations' presidents previously served as
revolution, a painting hanging in the capitol rotunda celebrates the legacy of george washington who voluntarily resigned his commission as commander of the continental army to the congress and this principle is enshrined in our constitution which divides control of the armed forces among the president as commander and chief and congress as coequal branches of government. . . the separation between civilian and military positions has not always been so clear. 12 of our nations presidents previously served as generals in the armed forces. over the years numerous high-ranking civilian officials and the department of defense have had long careers in military service. our current deputy secretary of defense, for example, served 27 years in the united states marine corps. the basic responsibilities of civilian and military leaders are simple enough. for civilian leaders to seek the best professional military advice while under no obligation to follow it. for military leaders, to provide candid counsel while recognizing civilians have the final say. to insist on being heard and never insis
Search Results 0 to 4 of about 5 (some duplicates have been removed)