David Petraeus would be a good start. Colin Powell wouldn't be bad. HR McMaster would also be good. The truth is, with the all volunteer military, only less than 1 percent of our citizens under the age of 50 have any military experience. Few in Congress do. Look at the questions asked about Benghazi? They were not very sophisticated...like WHO ordered the stand down, was it Gen. Ham's initiative or did it come from DC? No aerial refuelers available? Why couldn't F-16s refuel at Italian air bases in Southern Italy or Sicily? Italy is in NATO and the fuels are compatible for all NATO jet aircraft.
The administration either in inept on a historic scale or it's craven...take your pick...probably both.