Open Letter from Retired Generals and Admirals


Open Letter from Retired Generals and Admirals

Our Nation is in deep peril. We are in a fight for our survival as a Constitutional Republic like no other time since our founding in 1776. The conflict is between supporters of Socialism and Marxism vs. supporters of Constitutional freedom and liberty.

During the 2020 election an “Open Letter from Senior Military Leaders” was signed by 317 retired Generals and Admirals and, it said the 2020 election could be the most important election since our country was founded. “With the Democrat Party welcoming Socialists and Marxists, our historic way of life is at stake.” Unfortunately, that statement’s truth was quickly revealed, beginning with the election process itself.

Without fair and honest elections that accurately reflect the “will of the people” our Constitutional Republic is lost. Election integrity demands insuring there is one legal vote cast and counted per citizen. Legal votes are identified by State Legislature’s approved controls using government IDs, verified signatures, etc. Today, many are calling such commonsense controls “racist” in an attempt to avoid having fair and honest elections. Using racial terms to suppress proof of eligibility is itself a tyrannical intimidation tactic. Additionally, the “Rule of Law” must be enforced in our election processes to ensure integrity. The FBI and Supreme Court must act swiftly when election irregularities are surfaced and not ignore them as was done in 2020. Finally, H.R.1 & S.1, (if passed), would destroy election fairness and allow Democrats to forever remain in power violating our Constitution and ending our Representative Republic.

Aside from the election, the Current Administration has launched a full-blown assault on our Constitutional rights in a dictatorial manner, bypassing the Congress, with more than 50 Executive Orders quickly signed, many reversing the previous Administration’s effective policies and regulations. Moreover, population control actions such as excessive lockdowns, school and business closures, and most alarming, censorship of written and verbal expression are all direct assaults on our fundamental Rights. We must support and hold accountable politicians who will act to counter Socialism, Marxism and Progressivism, support our Constitutional Republic, and insist on fiscally responsible governing while focusing on all Americans, especially the middle class, not special interest or extremist groups which are used to divide us into warring factions.

Additional National Security Issues and Actions:

• Open borders jeopardize national security by increasing human trafficking, drug cartels, terrorists entry, health/CV19 dangers, and humanitarian crises. Illegals are flooding our Country bringing high economic costs, crime, lowering wages, and illegal voting in some states. We must reestablish border controls and continue building the wall while supporting our dedicated border control personnel. Sovereign nations must have controlled borders.

  • China is the greatest external threat to America. Establishing cooperative relations with the Chinese Communist Party emboldens them to continue progress toward world domination, militarily, economically, politically and technologically. We must impose more sanctions and restrictions to impede their world domination goal and protect America’s interests.
  • The free flow of information is critical to the security of our Republic, as illustrated by freedom of speech and the press being in the 1st Amendment of our Constitution. Censoring speech and expression, distorting speech, spreading disinformation by government officials, private entities, and the media is a method to suppress the free flow of information, a tyrannical technique used in closed societies. We must counter this on all fronts beginning with removing Section 230 protection from big tech.
  • Re-engaging in the flawed Iran Nuclear Deal would result in Iran acquiring nuclear weapons along with the means to deliver them, thereby upsetting Mideast peace initiatives and aiding a terrorist nation whose slogans and goals include “death to America” and “death to Israel” . We must resist the new China/Iran agreement and not support the Iran Nuclear Deal. In addition, continue with the Mideast peace initiatives, the “Abraham Accords,” and support for Israel.
  • Stopping the Keystone Pipeline eliminates our recently established energy independence and causes us to be energy dependent on nations not friendly to us, while eliminating valuable US jobs. We must open the Keystone Pipeline and regain our energy independence for national security and economic reasons.
  • Using the U.S. military as political pawns with thousands of troops deployed around the U.S. Capitol Building, patrolling fences guarding against a non-existent threat, along with forcing Politically Correct policies like the divisive critical race theory into the military at the expense of the War Fighting Mission, seriously degrades readiness to fight and win our Nation’s wars, creating a major national security issue. We must support our Military and Vets; focus on war fighting, eliminate the corrosive infusion of Political Correctness into our military which damages morale and war fighting cohesion.
  • The “Rule of Law” is fundamental to our Republic and security. Anarchy as seen in certain cities cannot be tolerated. We must support our law enforcement personnel and insist that DAs, our courts, and the DOJ enforce the law equally, fairly, and consistently toward all.
  • The mental and physical condition of the Commander in Chief cannot be ignored. He must be able to quickly make accurate national security decisions involving life and limb anywhere, day or night. Recent Democrat leadership’s inquiries about nuclear code procedures sends a dangerous national security signal to nuclear armed adversaries, raising the question about who is in charge. We must always have an unquestionable chain of command.Under a Democrat Congress and the Current Administration, our Country has taken a hard left turn toward Socialism and a Marxist form of tyrannical government which must be countered now by electing congressional and presidential candidates who will always act to defend our Constitutional Republic. The survival of our Nation and its cherished freedoms, liberty, and historic values are at stake.

We urge all citizens to get involved now at the local, state and/or national level to elect political representatives who will act to Save America, our Constitutional Republic, and hold those currently in office accountable. The “will of the people” must be heard and followed.

Signed by:

RADM Ernest B. Acklin, USCG, ret. MG Joseph T. Anderson, USMC, ret. RADM Philip Anselmo, USN, ret. MG Joseph Arbuckle, USA, ret.

BG John Arick, USMC, ret.
RADM Jon W. Bayless, Jr. USN, ret. RDML James Best, USN, ret.
BG Charles Bishop, USAF, ret.
BG William A. Bloomer, USMC, ret.
BG Donald Bolduc, USA, ret.
LTG William G. Boykin, USA, ret.
MG Edward R. Bracken, USAF, ret.
MG Patrick H. Brady, MOH, USA, ret. VADM Edward S. Briggs, USN, ret. LTG Richard “Tex’ Brown III USAF, ret. BG Frank Bruno, USAF, ret.
VADM Toney M. Bucchi, USN, ret. RADM John T. Byrd, USN, ret.
BG Jimmy Cash, USAF, ret.
LTG Dennis D. Cavin, USA, ret.
LTG James E. Chambers, USAF, ret.
MG Carroll D. Childers, USA, ret.
BG Clifton C. “Tip” Clark, USAF, ret. VADM Ed Clexton, USN, ret.
MG Jay Closner, USAF, ret
MG Tommy F. Crawford, USAF, ret. MG Robert E. Dempsey, USAF, ret.
BG Phillip Drew, USAF, ret.
MG Neil L. Eddins, USAF, ret.

RADM Ernest Elliot, USN, ret.
BG Jerome V. Foust, USA, ret.
BG Jimmy E. Fowler, USA, ret. RADMU J. Cameron Fraser, USN, ret. MG John T. Furlow, USA, ret.

MG Timothy F. Ghormley, USMC, ret. MG Francis C. Gideon, USAF, ret. MG William A. Gorton, USAF, ret. MG Lee V. Greer, USAF, ret.

RDML Michael R. Groothousen, Sr., USN, ret. BG John Grueser, USAF, ret.
MG Ken Hagemann, USAF, ret.

BG Norman Ham, USAF, ret.
VADM William Hancock, USN, ret.
LTG Henry J. Hatch, USA, ret.
BG James M. Hesson, USA, ret.
MG Bill Hobgood, USA, ret.
BG Stanislaus J. Hoey, USA, ret.
MG Bob Hollingsworth, USMC, ret.
MG Jerry D. Holmes, USAF, ret.
MG Clinton V. Horn, USAF, ret.
LTG Joseph E. Hurd, USAF, ret.
VADM Paul Ilg, USN, ret.
MG T. Irby, USA, ret.
LTG Ronald Iverson, USAF, ret.
RADM (L) Grady L. Jackson
MG William K. James, USAF, ret.
LTG James H. Johnson, Jr. USA, ret. ADM. Jerome L. Johnson, USN, ret.
BG Charles Jones, USAF, ret.
BG Robert R. Jordan, USA, ret.
BG Jack H. Kotter, USA, ret.
MG Anthony R. Kropp, USA, ret.
RADM Chuck Kubic, USN, ret.
BG Jerry L. Laws, USA, ret.
BG Douglas E. Lee, USA, ret.
MG Vernon B. Lewis, USA, ret.
MG Thomas G. Lightner, USA, ret.
MG James E. Livingston, USMC, ret. MOH MG John D. Logeman, USAF, ret.
MG Jarvis Lynch, USMC, ret.
LTG Fred McCorkle, USMC, ret.
MG Don McGregor, USAF, ret.
LTG Thomas McInerney, USAF, ret. RADM John H. McKinley, USN, ret.
BG Michael P. McRaney, USAF, ret.
BG Ronald S. Mangum, USA, ret.
BG James M. Mead, USMC, ret.
BG Joe Mensching, USAF, ret.
RADM W. F. Merlin, USCG, ret.
RADM (L) Mark Milliken, USN, ret.
MG John F. Miller, USAF, ret.
RADM Ralph M. Mitchell, Jr. USN, ret. MG Paul Mock, USA. ret.
BG Daniel I. Montgomery, USA, ret., RADM John A. Moriarty, USN, ret., RADM David R. Morris, USN, ret.
RADM Bill Newman, USN, ret.
BG Joe Oder, USA, ret.
MG O’Mara, USAF, ret.
MG Joe S. Owens, USA, ret.

VADM Jimmy Pappas, USN, ret.
LTG Garry L. Parks, USMC, ret.
RADM Russ Penniman, RADM, USN, ret.
RADM Leonard F. Picotte, ret.
VADM John Poindexter, USN, ret.
RADM Ronald Polant, USCG, ret.
MG Greg Power, USAF, ret.
RDM Brian Prindle, USN, ret.
RADM J.J. Quinn, USN, ret.
LTG Clifford H. Rees, Jr. USAF, ret.
RADM Norman T. Saunders, USCG, ret.
MG Richard V. Secord, USAF, ret.
RADM William R. Schmidt, USN, ret.
LTG Hubert Smith, USA, ret.
MG James N. Stewart, USAF, ret.
RADM Thomas Stone, USN., ret.
BG Joseph S. Stringham, USA, ret.
MG Michael Sullivan, USMC, ret.
RADM (U) Jeremy Taylor, USN, ret.
LTG David Teal, USAF, ret.
VADM Howard B. Thorsen, USCG, ret.
RADM Robert P. Tiernan, USN, ret.
LTG Garry Trexler, USAF, ret.
BG James T. Turlington, M.D., USAF, ret.
BG Richard J. Valente, USA ret.
MG Paul Vallely, USA, ret.
MG Russell L. Violett, USAF, ret.
BG George H. Walker, Jr. USAR Corp of Engineers, ret. MG Kenneth Weir, USMCR, ret.
BG William O. Welch, USAF, ret.
MG John M. White, USAF, ret.
MG Geoffrey P. Wiedeman, JR. USAF, ret.
MG Richard O. Wightman, Jr., USA, ret.
RADM Denny Wisely, USN, ret.
RADM Ray Cowden Witter, USN, ret.
LTG John Woodward, ret.

18 thoughts on “Open Letter from Retired Generals and Admirals

  1. Thank you all so much! You summarized everything so well. I am pissed off at everything these Coup-plotting Insurrectionists are doing to our country, but don’t know what to do and feel helpless. I contacted the local Tallahassee, FL Republican Party 2 years ago to volunteer, called several times and emailed and never got a response. I just called again and left a message. If they ignore me again, I’ll make them regret it.

    Our City Council allowed Black Lives Matter to paint their Communist Manifest Mural on our city streets using our tax dollars, and they refuse to remove it. I’m a Black American and I know they care NOTHING about Black people. It’s just like a dog marking it’s territory. I’m angry about everything these Communist Marxist Insurrectionists have done to our country, especially the stolen election and the frame-up smear campaign of Trump supporters on Jan. 6. Now they are moving fast to destroy the nation.

    Again, thank you so much! I stand with you. Thank you for standing with and for us.

    Shelley D. Bayless

  2. Sand kickers –
    I served in the Army my proudest days were being with my buddies in the Army –
    Today , I often think about my grandfather a Marine who fought on Iwo Jima and always taught me to give someone a helping hand if they needed it . That era all those guys seemed to be more worried about helping other then themselves .
    So , I do applaud Generals speaking out , I myself will not make comments on the commander in Chief . Maybe it was Ft.Bragg or SETAF or my Grandfather- but I will not disrespect the office of the President –
    This seems to be the norm now but I do respect the concerns of the officers that expressed them outside any remarks
    Of the Commander in Chief –
    I will say this of your kicking sand in your fellow Americans face your a “ sand kicker” at Ft.Bragg we didn’t like that so to whomever you are if your here in America particular if your in a leadership role – stop turnaround and lift somebody up – We are all Americans
    And if your communist hide – your not wanted

    1. I wanted clarify that the above signees are not sand kickers – and it is their right to express their thoughts .

    2. Speaking of sand – get your head out of it – this is a concerted effort to disassemble America – if Hitler were running the country would you not “disrespect” the office? Something worse than Hitler is running our country now and you dam well better put your head on straight and FIGHT against it in any way possible. It is already too late – Biden is not running anything. It is George Soros, hussein obama and the communist party who are running it. What has been done in public so far will take a generation to undo and some of it can’t be changed. And what is being done in secret will scare the hell out of you. Get off your arse and help us fight this evil.

      1. You assume my head is in the sand additionally you assume I’m not doing anything to help America. Assume
        Well we know what it means when you assume right. My point is and always will be Americans can say and do what they want but I’m striving for a day when our President whomever is might be has the weight of the office behind him thus the American people .
        Then this country can address the communists and the real threats . Like biological attacks on this country etc . Read up and read some of the reveals along those lines . Much is being done , but spending time on issues that won’t do anything but sound like a crow making noise won’t defeat the enemy. I would rather do what I’m doing and stay tuned much more reveal coming . God bless America

      2. Also, the current posture of our thoughts on that and time spent on that takes our eye off the ball which are communists. Tearing down our own pillars helps their battle . That’s a pysop get with it, you reinforce what they say when you attack a pillar of America. Pull the Americans together the communists will run and hide. Chop each up we have nothing to fight with . Don’t give into their pysop – you do know about pysops correct ? Right now there are competing agendas with the communists and if we hold together they will implode on themselves. Lead lead lead , much is being done you don’t know about – I have and do know the plans of communists- been dealing with them for a long long time
        I will tell you this smile – it’s about over for them –

      3. Also, the current posture of our thoughts on that and time spent on that takes our eye off the ball which are communists. Tearing down our own pillars helps their battle . That’s a pysop get with it, you reinforce what they say when you attack a pillar of America. Pull the Americans together the communists will run and hide. Chop each up we have nothing to fight with . Don’t give into their pysop – you do know about pysops correct ? Right now there are competing agendas with the communists and if we hold together they will implode on themselves. Lead lead lead , much is being done you don’t know about – I have and do know the plans of communists- been dealing with them for a long long time
        I will tell you this smile – it’s about over for them –
        America and Americans are the strongest and best peoples on earth never forget it !

        1. The incredible problem I have with your statement, “honoring the Office of the President,” is this my friend, Biden is not our duly elected President. Never forget that! If we brush off the coup the Democrats pulled off, with such voter fraud a child could see though it, we will never have the process of electing those who govern us. The rig is in.
          Your grandfather was of the Greatest Generation, and I figure you’re late 50’s to 60’s, as am I. Ours generation still highly honorable, honest, love for family nation and our neighbor. Sir, those days are gone, possible never to return because of the slow methodical years the Communist have been at work in all realms of this great land, in government, education, entertainment, technology, religion, and the medical/health industry. Now that they have achieved their plan, Marxism is on the fast track of the last leg of their race, and exponentially exploding in every direction, outward and upward. Again, give No Respect to what was previously known as, The Office of the President. I will pray to my Lord and Savior for His mercy and grace, but if He holds it back, the Tribulation indeed has begun and I’ll fight for Him till my last breath. Maranatha

  3. Clarification I do not consider the above leaders ( sand kickers ) you will know them when you see and hear them –
    God bless America

  4. Thank you for standing up in defense of our country gentlemen, but also for our respective service brethren. I would have been happy to serve under your command(s) anytime; anywhere.


    R.A. Carlton
    SSgt – USAF (ret.)

  5. Clarification the above signees I do not consider to be “ sand kickers” sand kickers are those that abuse others –

  6. Thank each and everyone of you for your service and this much needed letter for all the American Patriots out there to read and share. It truly is a shame what the far Left are doing to America and also what they are not doing for Israel. This is all going to come to a head and it’s not going to be good for the New Woke Regime. President Donald Trump will continue to be our President, I say this because the 2020 Election was stolen, which means President Trump is still our President. Just wanted to say Thank God for our Military men and women who scarifies everything for our Constitution and what America stands for. God Bless you All, God Bless our Veterans, God Bless America. Thank You.

  7. I wanted to tell you a story when I was younger – had my young daughters and wife in tow . We waited 5 hours to pay respect to President Reagan who was in the capital building. We spoke with Mr. Brady who was shot when President Reagan was shot .
    If you remember attacks on President Reagan’s intellectual ability were flinging everywhere .
    However, when he went to see The leader of the USSR to visit Mikhail Gorbachev, he stopped at Karl Marx university, and received a 27 minute standing ovation . He had the full weight and respect of the Office of the President of the United States behind him . How we get to that point again is the quest all Americans need to go on . This country and our people can do anything in the name of freedom. Oppression has no room in the USA and those whom are pushing it are not good Americans that is plane and simple.

  8. I read your letter and support you all 100%. I agree President TRUMP is still our POTUS. Everybody in the USA should know that the 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION was stolen by both foreign and domestic enemies. This can not be allowed and has to be corrected before this REPUBLIC can move on. Justice will be done and GOD will prevail.

  9. So you understand this battle upon us is the test of the American will. I think LTG Thomas McInerney, USAF, ret. RADM put it the best it’s our D-Day, my point is America and our pillars are us we’re Americans. This nonsense that one type of American hurts another is communist pysop. Civil rights we all need to do better, and all do better in helping each each other. Let me tell you why we are all going to need each other. The communists are coming those on their side will turn your American card in and goose step. Identify the enemy look down the rode a bit. A strong United people like America can take on any oppression from anywhere. No my head isn’t in the sand – it’s where it should be directly glued on the communists. So think of it long term and you will see safeguarding our way of life and pillars help defend.

  10. So on this website Mr. Johnson posted a article about the military leaders warning against Chinas expansion . Mostly in Africa, we need to pull the curtain back and degree our response with what Chinas movements are revealing. They have internal conflict within their country. I say that because their peoples have had a taste of freedom. I also say that because they have to manage far more people then us. In the end China needs the USA. We are their best customer so we gauge our response on just that. If they think they are poised just enough to try conflict which I doubt then it’s to late. I however feel like the more United we become as Americans not butchering our constitution then the more leverage we have in lowering the chance of conflict.
    Social agenda driven communists are in compete with hard liners , and realists , not all communists reside in China be so advised. In the end of the social agenda communists interfere with hard liners , and realists they will in a quasi manner be in concert with us. To the degree as such those whom have betrayed the country will have to be brought to justice. The ship needs to be set with proper coordinates. If we sail with the goal of preserving the American way of life and face the onslaught, we can minimize the risk of conflict and as a whole keep the ship sailing straight. That’s our duty as Americans and it will be a tough task. Enormous amounts of money are involved and the battle is multi tipped with kinetic actions taking place , and organic agendas being put in place for control. Force the issue demand your rights to be followed. Expect and demand that our leaders follow the constitution.

  11. I’m praying , I’m so happy to see that our hero’s are bringing out the truth of what is going on in our beautiful country. Thank you. I’m absolutely terrified we will be a communist lead country by 2024. I am doing all I can, letters, calls trying to speak to young people. With the countries of all media this war on Americans will be very hard to fight against, but I have complete faith in our true hero’s that love America. God bless you all and God bless the United States of America. 🇺🇸

    1. I will honor my oath until my last breath ! If indeed our flag is changed or replaced – that will be the indication – the communists do not care if we know – I fully expect that attempt –
      We have communists actors inside our country –

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