Military Service: Members of the 106th Congress

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Military Service: Members of the 106th Congress

Updated April 19, 1999

NOTE: Listing includes branch of the military, years served and highest rank

Bill Archer (R-Texas), Air Force, 1951-53, Capt.
Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.), National Guard, 1969-71, Not reported
Cass Ballenger (R-N.C.), Naval Air Corps., 1944-45, Aviation cadet
Bill Barrett (R-Neb.), Navy, 1951-52, Not reported
Herbert Bateman (R-Va.), Air Force, 1951-53, 1st Lt.
Doug Bereuter (R-Neb.), Army, 1963-65, 1st Lt.
Michael Bilirakis (R-Fla.), Air Force, 1951-55, Rank not reported
Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.), Army Reserves, Dates and rank not reported
Tom Bliley (R-Va.), Navy, 1952-55, Lt.
Sherwood Boehlert (R-N.Y.), Army, 1956-58, Rank not reported
John Boehner (R-Ohio), Navy, 1968, Rank not reported
David Bonior (D-Mich.), Air Force, 1968-72, Staff Sgt.
Leonard Boswell (D-Iowa), Army, 1956-76, Lt. Col.
Allen Boyd (D-Fla.), Army, 1969-71, 1st Lt.
George Brown (D-Calif.), Army, 1942-46, 2nd Lt.
Ed Bryant (R-Tenn.), Army, 1970-78, Capt.
Dan Burton (R-Ind.), Army, 1957-58, Rank not reported,
and Army Reserve, 1958-64, Rank not reported
Steve Buyer (R-Ind.), Army Reserve, 1980-84, Capt.,
and Army, 1984-87, Capt., and
Army Reserve, 1987-present, Maj.
Sonny Callahan (R-Ala.), Navy, 1952-54, Seaman
William Clay (D-Mo.), Army, 1953-55, Rank not reported
Bob Clement (D-Tenn.), Army, 1969-71, Lt., <
and National Guard, 1971-present, Col.
Howard Coble (R-N.C.), Coast Guard, 1952-56, Capt.
and Coast Guard Reserve, 1960-81, Capt. Mac Collins (R-Ga.), National Guard,
1964-70, E-4
John Conyers (D-Mich.), National Guard, 1948-50, Rank not reported,
and Army, 1950-54, Rank not reported,
and Army Reserve, 1954-57, Rank not reported
John Cooksey (R-La.), Air Force, 1967-69, Rank not reported,
and Air National Guard, 1969-72, Rank not reported
William Coyne (D-Pa.), Army, 1955-57, Spec. 3
Bud Cramer (D-Ala.), Army, 1972, 2nd Lt.,
and Army Reserve, 1976-78, Capt. Philip Crane (R-Ill.), Army, 1954-56, Cpl.
Randy Cunningham (R-Calif.), Navy, 1967-87, Cmdr.
Thomas Davis (R-Va.), Army, 1971-72, 2nd Lt.,
and National Guard, 1972-79, Rank not reported,
and Army Reserve, 1972-79, 1st Lt.
Nathan Deal (R-Ga.), Army, 1966-68, Capt.
Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), Air Force, 1967-71, Lt.
Bill Delahunt (D-Mass.), Coast Guard, 1963, Rank not reported,
and Coast Guard Reserve, 1963-71, Rank not reported
John Dingell (D-Mich.), Army, 1944-46, 2nd Lt.
Julian Dixon (D-Calif.), Army, 1957-60, Sgt.
John Duncan (R-Tenn.), National Guard and , 1970-87, Capt., Army Reserve
Bob Etheridge (D-N.C.), Army, 1965-67, E-4
Lane Evans (D-Ill.), Marine Corps, 1969-71, Lance Cpl.
Terry Everett (R-Ala.), Air Force, 1955-59, Airman1st Class
Thomas Ewing (R-Ill.), Army, 1957, Spec. 4,
and Army Reserve, 1957-63, Spec. 4
Ernie Fletcher (R-Ky.), Air Force, 1974-80, Rank not reported
Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.), Army, 1969-71, Pvt.
Martin Frost (D-Texas), Army Reserve, 1966-72, Rank not reported
Greg Ganske (R-Iowa), Army Reserve, 1986-present, Lt. Col.
George Gekas (R-Pa.), Army, 1953-55, Cpl.
Richard Gephardt (D-Mo.), Air National Guard, 1965-71, Rank not reported
Jim Gibbons (R-Nev.), Air Force, 1967-71, Col.,
and Nev. Air National Guard, 1975-95, Vice Cmdr.
Wayne Gilchrest (R-Md.), Marine Corps, 1964-68, Sgt.
Paul Gillmor (R-Ohio), Air Force, 1965-66, Capt.
Benjamin Gilman (R-N.Y.), Army, 1943-45, Staff Sgt.,
and N.Y. State Guard, 1981-present, Col.
Charlie Gonzalez (D-Texas), Texas Air National Guard, 1969-75, Tech. Sgt.
Virgil Goode (D-Va.), Va. National Guard, 1969-75, Rank not reported
Bill Goodling (R-Pa.), Army, 1946-48, Pfc.
Bart Gordon (D-Tenn.), Army Reserves, Dates and rank not reported
Porter Goss (R-Fla.), Army, 1960-62, Rank not reported
Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Air Force, 1982-88; 1990, Rank not reported,
and Air National Guard, 1989-present, Maj.
Ralph Hall (D-Texas), Navy, 1942-45, Lt.
James Hansen (R-Utah), Navy, 1952-54, Rank not reported
Doc Hastings (R-Wash.), Army Reserve, 1964-69, Spec. 4
Van Hilleary (R-Tenn.), Air Force, 1982, 2nd Lt.,
and Air Force Reserve, 1982-present, Maj.
Maurice Hinchey (D-N.Y.), Navy, 1956-59, Seaman
David Hobson (R-Ohio), Ohio Air National Guard, 1958-63, Rank not reported
Joseph Hoeffel (D-Pa.), Army Reserve, 1970-76, E-4
Steve Horn (R-Calif.), Army Reserve, 1954-62, Spc.
Amo Houghton (R-N.Y.), Marine Corps, 1945-46, Pfc.
Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), Army, 1969-71, Lt.
Henry Hyde (R-Ill.), Navy, 1944-46, Ensign,
and Naval Reserve, 1946-68, Cmdr.
Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), Ga. Air National Guard, Dates and rank not reported
William Jefferson (D-La.), Army, 1969-75, Capt.
Bill Jenkins (R-Tenn.), Army, 1960-62, Lt.
Sam Johnson (R-Texas), Air Force, 1951-79, Col.
Walter Jones Jr. (R-N.C.), N.C. National Guard, 1967-71, Rank not reported
Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.), Army, 1960-61, Rank not reported
Peter King (R-N.Y.), National Guard, 1968-73, Spec. 5
Jerry Kleczka (D-Wis.), Air National Guard, 1963-69, Rank not reported
Joe Knollenberg (R-Mich.), Army, 1955-57, Cpl.
Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz.), Navy, 1967-69, Rank not reported
Steve Kuykendall (R-Calif.), Marine Corps, 1968-73, Capt.
John LaFalce (D-N.Y.), Army, 1965-67, Capt.
Ron Lewis (R-Ky.), Navy, 1972, Rank not reported
John Linder (R-Ga.), Air Force, 1967-69, Capt.
William Lipinski (D-Ill.), Army Reserve, 1961-67, Rank not reported
Ken Lucas (D-Ky.), Air Force, 1955-57, Maj.,
and Air National Guard, 1957-67, Rank not reported
Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Army Reserve, 1968-73, Rank not reported
Matthew Martinez (D-Calif.), Marine Corps, 1947-50, Pfc.
Frank Mascara (D-Pa.), Army, 1946-47, Pvt.
Bill McCollum (R-Fla.), Navy, 1969-72, Rank not reported,
and Naval Reserve, 1972-92, Cmdr.
Jim McDermott (D-Wash.), Navy Medical Corps., 1968-70, Lt. Cmdr.
Jack Metcalf (R-Wash.), Army, 1946-47, Pvt.
Gary Miller (R-Calif.), Army, 1967-68, Pvt.
Joe Moakley (D-Mass.), Navy, 1943-46, Rank not reported
Alan Mollohan (D-W.Va.), Army Reserve, 1970-83, Capt.
Dennis Moore (D-Kan.), Army, 1970, 2nd Lt.
John Murtha (D-Pa.), Marine Corps, 1952-55, Lt.,
and Marine Corps, 1966-67, Maj.,
and Marine Corps Reserve, 1967-90, Col.
Charlie Norwood (R-Ga.), Army, 1967-69, Capt.
Solomon Ortiz (D-Texas), Army, 1960-62, Spc.
Ron Packard (R-Calif.), Navy Dental Corps., 1957-59, Rank not reported
Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), Army, 1961, E-5,
and Army Reserve, 1962-67, E-5
Ron Paul (R-Texas), Air Force, 1963-65, Capt.,
and Air National Guard, 1965-68, Capt.
Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), National Guard, 1963-69, Staff Sgt.
John Peterson (R-Pa.), Army Reserve, 1958-64, Spec. 2
Joseph Pitts (R-Pa.), Air Force, 1963-69, Capt.
John Porter (R-Ill.), Army Reserve, 1958-64, Rank not reported
Jim Ramstad (R-Minn.), Army Reserve, 1968-74, 1st Lt.
Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), Army, 1948-52, Staff Sgt.
Ralph Regula (R-Ohio), Navy, 1944-46, Seaman
Silvestre Reyes (D-Texas), Army, 1966-68, Sgt.
Thomas Reynolds (R-N.Y.), Air National Guard, Rank not reported, Sgt.
Harold Rogers (R-Ky.), National, 1957-64, Rank not reported
Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), Army, 1963-68, Pvt.
Robert Scott (D-Va.), Army Reserve, 1970-74, Rank not reported,
and National Guard, 1974-76, Rank not reported
Jose Serrano (D-N.Y.), Army Medical Corps., 1964-66, Rank not reported
John Shadegg (R-Ariz.), National Guard, 1969-75, Rank not reported
Donald Sherwood (R-Pa.), Army, 1964-66, 1st Lt.
John Shimkus (R-Ill.), Army, 1980-85, Capt.
Bud Shuster (R-Pa.), Army, 1954-56, Rank not reported
Norman Sisisky (D-Va.), Navy, 1945-46, Seaman 1st Class
Joe Skeen (R-N.M.), Navy, 1945-46, Rank not reported,
and Air Force Reserve, 1949-52, Rank not reported
Nick Smith (R-Mich.), Air Force, 1959-61, Capt.
Vic Snyder (D-Ark.), Marine Corps, 1967-69, Cpl.
Floyd Spence (R-S.C.), Naval Reserve, 1952-88, Capt.,
and Navy, 1952-54, Rank not reported
John Spratt (D-S.C.), Army, 1969-71, Capt.
Pete Stark (D-Calif.), Air Force, 1955-57, Rank not reported
Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.), Air Force, 1963-67, Capt.
Bob Stump (R.-Ariz.), Navy, 1943-46, Rank not reported
John Tanner (D-Tenn.), Navy, 1968-72, Lt.,
and National Guard, 1974-present, Lt. Col.
Gene Taylor (D-Miss.), Coast Guard Reserve, 1971-84, E-6
Mike Thompson (D-Calif.), Army, 1968-69, Sgt.
Edolphus Towns (D-N.Y.), Army, 1956-58, Rank not reported
Jim Turner (D-Texas), Army, 1978, Capt.
Wes Watkins (R-Okla.), Okla. National Guard, 1960-67, 2nd Lt.
Dave Weldon (R-Fla.), Army Medical Corps., 1981-87, Maj.,
and Army Reserve, 1987-92, Rank not reported
Edward Whitfield (R-Ky.), Army Reserve, 1967-73, Lt.
Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Air Force, 1976-80, Capt.,
and Air Force Reserve, 1980-present, Lt. Col.
Heather Wilson (R-N.M.), Air Force, 1978-89, Capt.
Frank Wolf (R-Va.), Army Reserve, 1962-63, Enlisted
Bill Young (R-Fla.), National Guard, 1948-57, Rank not reported
Don Young (R-Alaska), Army, 1955-57, Rank not reported

Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), Army Corps of Engineers, 1945-47, Rank not reported
Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.), Army Reserve, 1968-74, Rank not reported
Richard Bryan (D-Nev.), Army, 1959-60, 2nd Lt.
Conrad Burns (R-Mont.), Marine Corps, 1955-57, Cpl.
Ben NighthorseCampbell (R-Colo.), Air Force, 1951-53, Airman 2nd Class
John Chafee (R-R.I.), Marine Corps, 1942-45, Capt.,
and Marine Corps, 1951-52, Capt.
Max Cleland (D-Ga.), Army, 1965-68, Capt.
Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), Navy, 1959-61, Lt. j.g.
Paul Coverdell (R-Ga.), Army, 1962-64, Capt.
Larry Craig (R-Idaho), Idaho National Guard, 1971-73, E-3
Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), Air Force, 1969-72, 1st Lt.
Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.), Army Reserve, 1969-75, Rank not reported
Michael Enzi (R-Wyo.), Wyo. Air National Guard, 1968-73, Rank not reported
Slade Gorton (R-Wash.), Army, 1946-47, Rank not reported,
and Air Force, 1953-56, Rank not reported,
and Air Force Reserve, 1956-81, Col.
Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.), Army, 1967-68, Sgt.
Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Navy, 1962-67, Lt.,
and Naval Reserve, 1968-74, Lt. Cmdr.
Jesse Helms (R-N.C.), Navy, 1942-45, Rank not reported
Ernest Hollings (D-S.C.), Army, 1942-45, Capt.
James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Army, 1957-58, Pfc.
Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), Army, 1943-47, 2nd Lt.
James Jeffords (R-Vt.), Navy, 1956-59, Rank not reported,
and Naval Reserve, 1959-90, Capt.
Tim Johnson (D-S.D.), Army, 1969, Rank not reported
Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), Army, 1951-53, Pfc.
Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.), Navy, 1966-69, Lt. j.g.
John Kerry (D-Mass.), Navy, 1966-70, Lt.
Herb Kohl (D-Wis.), Army Reserve, 1958-64, Rank not reported
Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), Army, 1942-46, Cpl.
Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), Navy, 1957-60, Lt. j.g.
John McCain (R-Ariz.), Navy, 1958-81, Capt.
Daniel P. Moynihan (D-N.Y.), Navy, 1944-47, Rank not reported,
and Naval Reserve, 1947-66, Rank not reported
Frank Murkowski (R-Alaska), Coast Guard, 1955-56, Rank not reported
Don Nickles (R-Okla.), Okla. National Guard, 1970-76, Rank not reported
Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Army, 1967-79, Capt.,
and Army Reserve, 1979-91, Rank not reported
Charles Robb (D-Va.), Marine Corps, 1961-70, Maj.
and Marine Corps Reserve, 1970-91, Lt. Col.
Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Marine Corps, 1958-62, Lt.
William Roth (R-Del.), Army, 1943-46, Capt.
Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Army, 1973, 2nd Lt.
and Army Reserve, 1973-86, Capt.
Robert Smith (R-N.H.), Navy, 1965-67, Ensign
Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), Air Force, 1951-53, 1st Lt.
Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), Army Air Corps., 1943-46, 1st Lt.
Craig Thomas (R-Wyo.), Marine Corps, 1955-59, Capt.
Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.), Army Reserve, 1924-41, Rank not reported,
and Army, 1942-46, Lt. Col.,
and Army Reserve, 1947-65, Maj. Gen.
John Warner (R-Va.), Navy, 1944-46, Rank not reported,
and Marine Corps, 1950-52, 1st Lt.

Source: Congressional Quarterly