About Mission: Readiness
The 750 retired admirals, generals, and other top retired military leaders who are members of Mission: Readiness recognize that the strength of our country depends on a strong military.
This is a significant challenge since 71 percent of today’s young adults ages 17 to 24 cannot qualify for military service because they are not academically prepared, are too overweight, or have a record of crime or drug abuse.
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.
What our members fight for:
High-quality early childhood experiences, including parent coaching and early education, to build a foundation for long-term success
Nutritious foods and physical activity in schools and communities so children are healthy and physically fit for life
Strong academic standards that ensure that all students have the opportunity to master the skills and knowledge necessary for postsecondary education, and the option for military service