At 0622 rgarrett wrote, "Maybe the President should have a noncom on his staff."
Why stop there? Maybe the next president should BE a noncom. I'd love to see a Top Kick, a Gunny, or a Master Chief in the White House. Senior noncoms know not only how to give orders, but also how to take them. They've spent their careers dealing with a chain of command, so they should have no problem understanding that the people rule. And they've had years of experience getting things done and being held accountable for failure.