A soldier has voluntarily put his life on the line in defense of his country. He has no choice where the Army or government send him. He has character in that he was willing to put his life on the line. Most politicians are mealy mouthed liars who will whore their influence and vote to the highest bidder. I respect a soldier who is running for office much more than a lawyer that has chosen to make politics his life career path, and never served in uniform.