When it comes to representing an issue of life and death, the ideal spokesperson would be someone who is truly indestructible. And when it comes to indestructibility, there is
only one woman who is up for the job: Cher. Yes, the indefatigable singer/actress took on a new role as spokesperson for Operation Helmet, a nonprofit working to upgrade
the less-than-satisfactory quality of helmets worn by U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Cher appeared at the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
meeting about military equipment safety on June 15 (but did not testify) and she was on C-Span twice to promote helmet upgrade concerns. But this is not a paid spokesperson
gig: According to the Orange County Register, Cher donated $300,000 to Operation Helmet.