Which branch of the military has the most members that have risen to the rank of President of the United States?
The answer is: Army
Serving in the military isn’t a prerequisite for becoming president. Nonetheless, out of the 45 presidents of the United States, 29 had some military experience, according to the US Department of Veterans Affairs. This seems fitting, given that the president is the commander-in-chief of America’s military. As of 2020, no member of the U.S. Marine Corps or U.S. Coast Guard has yet been elected President. The most frequent military experience is Army/Army Reserve with 15 presidents, followed by State Militias at 9, Navy/Naval Reserve at 6 and the Continental Army with 2 presidents serving.