Beneath the uniform worn by every member of our nation’s armed forces lies a unique story. That is one of the beauties and strengths of our military: Americans from all walks of life can serve our country honorably and rise through the ranks without regard to status in society.
In the last two months, I’ve participated in dozens of events around the state of North Carolina as a member of the Veterans and Military Families for Obama Leadership Council. As a group, the council comes from different personal backgrounds, different branches of the military and different generations of service. And of all the issues that have been debated in this campaign, there are few on which we all agree.