"The President of the United States, as the Commander in Chief, is the source of all military authority. The Constitution requires the President to be a natural born citizen in order to be eligible to hold office. If he is ineligible under the Constitution to serve in that office that creates a break in the chain of command of such magnitude that its significance can scarcely be imagined.
As a practical example from my background I recall commanding forces that were equipped with nuclear weapons. In my command capacity I was responsible that personnel with access to these weapons had an unwavering and absolute confidence in the unified chain of command, because such confidence was absolutely essential-- vital-- in the event the use of those weapons was authorized."
EXCERPT FROM AFFIDAVIT IN SUPPORT OF DEFENSE REQUEST FOR DISCOVERY / MOTION TO COMPEL
Lt Gen Thomas G. McInerney, USAF (Ret.)
Affidavit Lt Gen McInerney,
USAF (Ret) as filed
AFFIDAVIT AS FILED
The Federal Elections Commission
does not require candidates
for President or Vice President
to prove eligibility in order to
receive campaign donations.