Top 40 Under 40 Military

Each November in honor of Veterans Day, Search & Employ®, the civilian career guide for transitioning and veteran military, will release its Top 40 Under 40 Military edition which will endeavor to recognize the top service members who are serving or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Please find the latest honorees, criteria for the recognition and information regarding applying for the recognition below.

Congratulations to the Top 40 Under 40 Military Class of 2017!

Atlanta, Georgia - November 1, 2017 - RecruitMilitary, the national leader in helping employers connect with high-quality veteran talent, announced the honorees of the Top 40 Under 40 Military Class of 2017 today. The military-experienced individuals who make up the 2017 class are featured in RecruitMilitary’s print and digital magazine, Search & Employ®, a civilian career guide for transitioning and veteran military. The honorees have been released this week in honor of Veterans Day.

“Combined Insurance has a proud history of supporting veterans and those with a military background by providing meaningful career opportunities and giving back to charitable organizations that support our nation’s servicemen and women,” said Bob Wiedower, Vice President of Sales Development and Military Programs at Combined Insurance, the presenting sponsor of the 2017 Top 40 Under 40 Military. “We salute these 40 individuals and thank them for their service.”

The Top 40 Under 40 Military program recognizes the top performing service members who are serving or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. They are profiled each year in the November/December Veterans Day issue of Search & Employ®. The individuals selected for the 2017 recognition are:

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  • Charles Brent Adkins, Army, SFC
  • Joseph Aiello, Navy, LT
  • Christian Barcelon, Navy, LT
  • Chad Beck, Coast Guard, LT
  • Eric V. Bell, Jr., Army, CW4
  • Gabriel Bird, Air National Guard, Capt
  • Elizabeth Brunette, Army, CPT
  • Keith L. Caldwell, Army, CW2
  • Colin Campbell, Marine Corps, Capt
  • Trivone Curry, Air Force, SSgt
  • Nick Eidemiller, Army, CPT
  • Erik Forestiere, Marine Corps, Capt
  • Linda M. Galaviz, Navy, PO1
  • Joseph Garcia, Marine Corps, Capt
  • Ryan G. Groves, Army, CW3
  • James Henninger, Navy, PO1
  • Ryan Hill, Army, MAJ
  • Benjiman A Holdaas, Navy, SCPO
  • Joshua Jeffreys, Navy, PO2
  • Bruce Kimbrell, Navy, LT
  • Andrew Evan McCoy, Army, CPT
  • Jacob Messina, Air Force, SMSgt
  • Jocelyn R. Mitnaul, Air Force, Capt
  • Megan Muniz, Air Force, Capt
  • Travis Nicks, Navy, LT
  • Chris Odom, Navy, LT
  • Christopher Paek, Air Force, Capt
  • Kevin Edward Phillips, Air Force, SrA
  • Andrea Pollard, Army, CPT
  • Matthew Rackham, Army, SFC
  • Michael Rogers, Marine Corps, Capt
  • Dominick Rolle, Navy, PO3
  • Jesse Rond, Navy, LT
  • Tyrone Sanders, Army Reserve, CPT
  • Adam Shura, Air Force, MSgt
  • Max Spahn, Marine Corps, Sgt
  • Michael P Sturgill, Air Force, MSgt
  • Justin T. Wells, Navy, LCDR
  • Robert A. White, Army, CPT
  • Christopher Zellner, Air Force, SSgt

“This year’s list of Top 40 Under 40 Military honorees includes men and women who have made significant contributions to their country, both in and outside of the military,” said Tim Best, CEO, Bradley-Morris, Inc. and RecruitMilitary. “They are true leaders, and we are honored to recognize their extraordinary achievements through this program.”

The criteria for the Top 40 Under 40 Military are as follows:

  • Less than 40 years of age
  • Serving or has served in the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Received or expect to receive an Honorable discharge
  • Exemplary military performance as per their assignments and evaluations
  • Must not have received the Top 40 Under 40 Military recognition previously

The Top 40 Under 40 Military is released annually by RecruitMilitary, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bradley-Morris, Inc. (BMI).

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