Senator John McCain
John “Maverick” McCain is the Senior United States Senator for Arizona, a retired Navy Captain, and a true American hero. McCain entered the Naval Academy in June 1954. He served in the United States Navy until 1981 and his numerous Military decorations and awards include a silver Star, two Legion of Merits, Distinguished Flying Cross, three Bronze Stars, two Purple Hearts, two Navy and Marine Corps Commendations and a Prisoner of War Medal.
Senator McCain has survived the worst of the worst including a fire aboard the USS Forrestal, and being held captive in the infamous Hanoi Hilton for six years.
He was elected to the US House of Representatives from Arizona in 1982 and elected to the United States Senate in 1986 and has easily won re-election five times. He also ran for President as the Republican nominee in 2008 losing to Barack Obama. He has been known over the years as a Maverick for taking stances that are out of step with the party and others on a number of issues. Senator McCain is currently the Chairman of the Senate Armed Service Committee.