People filing into the speech here sported Trump visors, shirts and other apparel signaling support.
But Mr. McPhearson, and many online commenters, some of whom also said they were military veterans, distanced themselves from Trump's other stances, including his ban on Muslims entering the United States.
In his address, Trump also talked about the need for safety and security.
"America's police and law enforcement personnel are what separates civilization from total chaos and the destruction of our country as we know it", Trump said.
While Trump used his April foreign policy speech to rail against nation-building in the Middle East, Flynn has said the "military solution is not the end-all", advocating a nation-building effort akin to the 1990s global peacekeeping missions in the Balkans.
The presumptive GOP nominee also read his speech from a teleprompter Monday and appeared to stick pretty closely to the text of his speech. A former federal prosecutor, Christie once positioned himself as the law-and-order candidate.
The group instead supports combining care offered by the department with private care in particular situations, such as to fill in for a doctor who works in an unusual specialty at a particular hospital who is unavailable at the time of care. "Come November, the American people will show her that she is not above the law".
Christie was greeted by standing ovations at the beginning and at the end of his speech.
"I'm sure that will be a topic", Branstad said. "And that candidate is Trump".
Trump is in Indiana on Tuesday finishing a round of would-be tryouts with vice presidential possibilities, including a rally with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. Bob Corker, R-Tenn. and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa.
Is Christie getting a VP audition today?
Trump's campaign also announced Monday that he was adding two new staffers to his communications team, which has undergone significant changes in recent weeks. Nearby Naval Station Norfolk is the world's largest naval base. "You defend America, and America will defend you", Trump said, adding he will fire or discipline VA employees who "fail our veterans" or breach the public trust. Ruben Gallego of Arizona and Seth Moulton of MA, held a conference call with reporters to criticize the Republican's record on veterans issues.
Last week, the candidate met with Congressional House and Senate members to convince them that he's capable of unifying the party in a bid to defeat presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton this November.
"Trump has been disrespecting veterans for decades", Gallego said. He said it was "absolutely shameful" that Trump attacked U.S. Sen. Trump promised to use all his legal authority to ferret out the corruption and root it out, including the use of executive orders. He's a war hero because he was captured. "I got nearly 14 million votes with 17 people running".
The former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency has recently landed on the list of most talked about vice presidential possibilities.
Moulton attacked Trump for his comments about Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein, ousted in the 2003 Iraq War.