It’s funny, there are some appointed political positions that come with generals uniforms! In many states, the governor appoints a crony to be in-charge of the state national guard, and they become instant 2-star generals!
These "appointed generals" are the object of much ridicule in the Pentagon, I'm told . .
Traditionally, some Surgeon General’s like Koop wore a ridiculous uniform, I assume because a “general is a general”.
The uniform of the surgeon general
It’s stupid, the surgeon general IS NOT a general officer! It would be like the Secretary of Defense dressing-up as a secretary:
Should the secretary of defense dress like a secretary?
Evidently, the Surgeon General has lots of latitude when choosing their uniform. I wonder what type of uniform someone named Sanjay would choose?
Since the presidential appointments appear to be based on popular news media people, there are all sorts of possibilities:
Attorney General – I’m a big Judge Judy fan, and I’m hoping that Judge Judy gets nominated to be Attorney General!
Secretary of Defense – Get the terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger!