"As Former Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, it’s clear to us that our military readiness could be put in jeopardy given the fact that nearly 75 percent of young Americans are unable to serve in uniform. We joined Mission: Readiness because we believe that investing in our children through early education is not a Republican issue or Democratic issue. It’s a plain common sense issue critical to our National Security."
- General Henry H. Shelton
- General John M. Shalikashvili (General Shelton and the late General Shalikashvili helped launch Mission: Readiness)
WEBCAST: A Commitment to Pre-K Is A Commitment to National Security