Top 40 Under 40 Military®

Each November in honor of Veterans Day, Search & Employ, 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.

Atlanta, Georgia, November 11, 2010 -, where America's military connects with civilian careers, announced the winners of The Top 40 Under 40 Military Class of 2010 today. The military-experienced individuals were selected by's worldwide military base newspaper, Civilian Job News, and the winners are being released today, Veterans Day.

The Top 40 Under 40 Military aims to recognize the top service members who are serving or have served in the U.S. armed forces. The individuals named for the 2010 recognition are:

2010 Top 40 Under 40 Winners

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  • D. Matthew Bartles, Navy, LT
  • Benjamin Bohn, Marines, Sgt
  • Talisin H. Burton, Marines, Capt
  • Anthony T. Collopy, Navy, PO1
  • Phillip R. Crandell, Navy, PO1
  • Mark Donovan, Navy, PO2
  • Barbara A. Drake, Air Force, TSgt
  • Michele DuMond, Air Force, Capt
  • Anthony W. Giannetti, Army, CPT
  • Nicholle Gousie, Army, MAJ
  • Christopher C. Grecian, Navy, PO2
  • Erik Grimsgaard, Army, SSG
  • Jessica M. Harper, Air Force, 1st Lt
  • Dwight E. “Trey” Hearn III, Air Force, 1st Lt
  • Chance Henderson, Navy, PO2
  • Kelly Peyton Howard, Army, CPT
  • Denise M. Johnson, Army, SFC
  • Rose Lopez Keravuori, Army, MAJ
  • Eric F. Makovsky, Air Force, Major
  • F. Michael Marty, Army, MAJ
  • Charles McDonald, Air Force, Capt
  • Suzanne Murray-Kokinda, Army, SGT
  • Wesley Nault, Marines, SSgt
  • Kirk J. Offel, Navy, PO3
  • Nick Padlo, Army, CPT
  • Brian M. Phelan, Army, CPT
  • Chad S. Pollock, Navy, LT
  • Daniel Potwin, Navy, PO1
  • Will Raile, Air Force, SSgt
  • Joe Reitz, Marines, Cpl
  • Paul L. Sanders, Air Force, 1st Lt
  • Salvatore Sannuto, Navy, PO1
  • Robert A. Sawyer, Marines, MSgt
  • Nicole Shue, Navy, LDCR
  • Maurio Smith, Army, CPT
  • Kanessa Trent, Army, MSG
  • Brent Allen Vogt, Air Force, SSgt
  • Alexis Williams, Army, CPT
  • Eli Williamson, Army, SSG
  • Brenden “Bo” Wright, Marines, Sgt

CJN Publisher Bill Basnett said, “Throughout the year, and Civilian Job News serve to connect employers with the military talent pool. Highlighting the best of the best on Veterans Day helps us remember why so many companies target militaryexperienced talent as an important part of their recruiting programs."

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

  • Serving or has served in the U.S. armed forces
  • Under 40 years old
  • Exemplary military performance as per their assignments and evaluations
  • Honorable discharge or anticipate an honorable discharge

About the Top 40 Under 40 Military

The Top 40 Under 40 Military was previously released annually by, where America's military connects with civilian careers. RecruitMilitary, with parent company Bradley-Morris, Inc. (BMI), the largest military-focused recruiting firm in the U.S., together deliver the largest military-to-civilian footprint available to companies seeking to recruit and hire from the military talent pool.