In addition to sales promos and (hopefully) a day off of work, Presidents Day is meant to honor our nation’s leaders, and now seems like a fine time to pay special tribute to those Commanders in Chief who commanded in uniform.These days, it’s a common criticism that there are too many lawyers and not enough former service members in the country’s hallowed halls of leadership, and the notion deserves its due – particularly considering that the U.S. is a global player in nearly every sense of the term.Service comes in many forms and an honorarium for our presidents in uniform takes nothing away from the rest of the lot; it’s simply a nod to those who answered the call of duty. It’s a notable point on any resume, and doubly so for the commander of the world’s most powerful military force.So, this Presidents Day, a sharp salute is extended to:1. General George Washington (Virginal Militia, Continental Army, U.S. Army): French and Indian War, and Revolutionary War.3. Colonel Thomas Jefferson (Virginia Militia): N/A.4. Colonel James Madison (Virginia Militia): Revolutionary War.5. Major James Monroe (Continental Army, Virginia State Troops): Revolutionary War.7. Major General Andrew Jackson (North Carolina Militia, Tennessee Militia, U.S. Army): Revolutionary War, Creek War, War of 1812 and First Seminole War.9. Major General William H. Harrison (U.S. Army): Northwest Indian War and War of 1812.10. Captain John Tyler (Virginia State Militia): War of 1812.11. Colonel James K. Polk (Tennessee State Militia): N/A.12. Major General Zachary Taylor (U.S. Army): War of 1812, Black Hawk War, Second Seminole War and Mexican-American War.13. Major Millard Fillmore (47th Brigade, New York State Militia, Union Continentals): Mexican-American War and Civil War.14. Brigadier General Franklin Pierce (New Hampshire Militia, U.S. Army): Mexican-American War.15. Private James Buchanan (Pennsylvania State Militia, U.S. Army): War of 1812.16. Private Abraham Lincoln (Illinois State Militia): Black Hawk War (non-combatant).17. Brigadier General Andrew Johnson (U.S. Army): Civil War.18. General Ulysses S. Grant (U.S. Army): Mexican-American War and Civil War.19. Major General Rutherford B. Hayes (U.S. Army Volunteers): Civil War.20. Major General James A. Garfield (U.S. Army Volunteers): Civil War.21. Quartermaster (General) Chester A. Arthur (New York State Militia): Civil War (non-combatant).23. Brigadier General Benjamin Harrison (Indiana State Militia, U.S. Army): Civil War.25. Major William McKinley (U.S. Army): Civil War.26. Colonel Theodore Roosevelt (New York National Guard, U.S. Army, Rough Riders): Spanish-American War.33. Colonel Harry S. Truman (U.S. Army): World War I.34. General Dwight D. Eisenhower (U.S. Army): World War I and World War II.35. Lieutenant John F. Kennedy (U.S. Navy): World War II.36. Commander Lyndon B. Johnson (U.S. Navy): World War II.37. Commander Richard Nixon (U.S. Navy): World War II.38. Lieutenant Commander Gerald Ford (U.S. Navy): World War II.39. Lieutenant Jimmy Carter (U.S. Navy): World War II and Korean War (non-combatant).40. Captain Ronald Reagan (U.S. Army): World War II (non-combatant).41. Lieutenant George H. W. Bush (U.S. Navy): World War II.43. First Lieutenant George W. Bush (Texas Air National Guard): Vietnam (non-combatant).OTHER FUN FACTS:- Of the presidents who served, only two did so while Commander in Chief: George Washington and James Madison (although the latter is questioned by some historians).- The political affiliations of presidential service members are as follows: 1 Independent, 3 Democratic-Republicans, 4 Whigs, 8 Democrats and 14 Republicans.Happy Presidents Day, everyone!