Senator John Warner
John Warner was born in Washington, D.C., and enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II in 1945, becoming a Petty Officer 3rd Class. In 1950, he joined the United States Marine Corps, where he eventually reached the rank of Captain. He later served as a five-term Senator from Virginia from 1979 to 2009. In addition to his service as a Senator, he served as Secretary of the Navy from 1972 to 1974. Mr. Warner has also been recognized for his commitment to Veterans and public service, and was the first ever National Intelligence Distinguished Public Service Medal recipient from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Senator Warner was one of the key Veteran Senators that worked to make the Post 9/11 GI Bill a reality; along with then Senators Webb, Hagel, and Lautenberg.