Military Times reports that "former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel worries that too few veterans are helping shape national security decisions today."
"On Tuesday, during comments at a HillVets event across the street from the U.S. Capitol, Hagel said the lack of veterans in key political posts has left a 'deficit' in critical military and security discussions, and helped widen the knowledge gap between civilians and those who served in the military."
“'When you look at the presidential candidates today, not one is a veteran,' Hagel told the crowd of more than 200. 'Our current president and vice president are not veterans. The entire senior White House security staff, none are veterans."