In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 photo, Seth Lynn, director of the Center for Second Service at George Washington University, talks with Mark Kennedy, director of GWU Graduate School of

 

              In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 photo, Seth Lynn, director of the Center for Second Service at George Washington University, talks with Mark Kennedy, director of GWU Graduate School of
In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 photo, Seth Lynn, director of the Center for Second Service at George Washington University, talks with Mark Kennedy, director of GWU Graduate School of Political Management in Washington. Lynn, a Naval Academy graduate who spent six years in the Marines, said "All things being equal, being a veteran of the Iraq or Afghanistan wars today is a greater benefit to a politician than being a veteran of Vietnam 40 years ago." (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)