Many people who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces take what they’ve learned in the military – the discipline, the skills, the ability to take and execute orders, leadership – and apply it to their post-military careers. Many become successful businessmen, politicians and professionals. Some go on to pursue careers in acting and entertainment. We’ve put together a list of 16 well known celebrities that have served our country in the military. Some of these will certainly surprise you.
The Academy Award winning actor gave up the opportunity to go to college in order to join the U.S. Air Force in 1955, where he served as a radar technician and briefly trained to become a fighter pilot. He left the Air Force in 1959.
Military Branch: Air Force
Years of Service: 1955-1959
Highest Rank: Airman 1st Class