Why does the president of the united states serve as commander in chief of the military?
a. the framers wanted the military under the control of a former officer.
b. the founding fathers believed the military should be under the control of a civilian authority.
c. the articles of confederation government thought the president would be a strong symbolic leader.
d. president washington was a general and the framers thought it was a good idea to give him the title.
The president serves as Commander in Chief because the USA wanted a civilian to lead the military for fear that if a member of the Armed Forces led the military, then that person might try and take over the government. Since a civilian controls the military, the chances of a military take over of the civilian government is highly unlikely.