Being commander-in-chief is all about rocking the flight jacket

As written in the Constitution, the President of the United States is also the military’s Commander-in-Chief, and history would indicate that among the things that duty involves is wearing a flight jacket when in the company of American troops. So when heading to the polls in a few months, it might be wise to consider who among the candidates could pull it off the best.

For benchmarking, here are how some of the nation’s previous presidents looked while wearing a flight jacket:

1. John F. Kennedy


JFK sailing off of Hyannisport. (Photo: White House)

2. Ronald Reagan

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Reagan wearing his flight jacket while stacking wood. (Photo: AP)

3. George H.W. Bush


Bush 41 sporting his Naval Aviator’s Wings of Gold on his flight jacket. (Photo: White House)

4. Bill Clinton


Clinton aboard the USS Independence (CV 62) .(Photo: U.S. Navy)

5. George W. Bush


Bush 43 at Camp David with British PM Tony Blair. (Photo: AP)

6. Barack Obama


Obama with his A-1 flight jacket (USAF style) during a surprise visit to Afghanistan. (Photo: White House)