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DoD Photo by Staff Sgt. Wesley Farnsworth

The Democratic and Republican party nominees in 2016, and likely their vice presidential nominees, will almost certainly have the same thing in common as the nominees in 2012; Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Mitt Romney, and Paul Ryan — no military service.

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Photo by Senior Airman Kasey Zickmund

America has a lot of veterans service organizations. I would know. I work for one — The Bunker, a Chicago-based organization supporting veteran entrepreneurs and early-stage, veteran-owned businesses.

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Photo via U.S. Marine Corps

What do Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Elizabeth Warren, Ben Carson, Martin O’Malley, Bernie Sanders, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, Joe Biden, Carly Fiorina, and Chris Christie all have in common?

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Photo by Staff Sgt. Katie Gray

I have hung out at The Reliable Source, a members-only bar at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. I have also hung out at Kickers, a not-so-fine establishment in Clarksville, Tennessee, a short distance from Fort Campbell, where eight male enlisted soldiers fight (sometimes physically) for the attention of every one female.

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