Mission: Readiness

Retired admirals and generals strengthening national security by ensuring kids stay in school, stay fit, and stay out of trouble

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The more than 600 retired admirals, generals, and other top military leaders who are members of Mission: Readiness recognize that the strength of our country depends on a strong military. Since 2009, Mission: Readiness has championed evidence-based, bipartisan state and federal public policy solutions that are proven to prepare our youth to be citizen-ready and able to serve their nation in any way they choose.


September 26, 2016

Rear Admiral (Ret.) Bob Besal on Citizen Readiness

Military leader Rear Admiral (Ret.) Bob Besal raises urgency around America's citizen-readiness problem and offers solutions on how to get young Americans back on track


Latest News from Mission: Readiness

  1. October 21, 2016 (Philadelphia Inquirer)

    Commentary: PA Can Invest in Children and the Nation

  2. October 8, 2016 (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

    Candidates Should Support Three Steps for Productive Citizens

  3. October 8, 2016 (Bangor Daily News)

    Early Childhood Education Strengthens Military

  4. October 6, 2016 (Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel)

    Childhood Care Benefits Armed Forces

Our Members in Action

  1. Admiral James Loy

    U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)

  2. General James Mattis

    U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)

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Mission: Readiness has a presence in almost every state.

In addition to our work nationwide, Mission: Readiness has staffed offices in these states:

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