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10 Prophets and Apostles Who've Served in the Military (+ Their Incredible Stories)

We thank all the brave men and women who have served in militaries around the world to protect their countries.

General authorities of the Church have a rich tradition of serving in the military. Here are stories and testimonies from several recent prophets and apostles who have served in the armed forces. Click on each name to read the lessons they learned from their service in their own words, see photos of their younger selves, and watch videos about their experiences.

President Thomas S. Monson: Navy, WWII

President Henry B. Eyring: Air Force

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf: German Air Force

President Boyd K. Packer: Air Force, WWII

Elder L. Tom Perry: Marines, WWII

Elder Russell M. Nelson: Army, Korean War

Elder Dallin H. Oaks: National Guard

Elder M. Russell Ballard: Army

Elder Richard G. Scott: not formally enlisted, but worked on military nuclear power reactors

Elder Robert D. Hales: Air Force, Korean War