Top 40 Under 40 Military® Winner Archive

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 6, 2011, where America's military connects with civilian careers, announced the winners of The Top 40 Under 40 Military Class of 2011 today. The military experienced individuals were selected by's worldwide military base newspaper, Civilian Job News (CJN), and the winners are being released this week in honor of Veterans Day.

The Top 40 Under 40 Military program recognizes the top 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 the CJN. The individuals selected for the 2011 recognition are:

2011 Top 40 Under 40 Winners

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  • Mike Almeyda, Army, CPT
  • Jason R. Betzing, Coast Guard, CPO
  • Tony Bryan, Army, SSG
  • Jeramy S. Bush, Navy, CPO
  • Bronston Clough, Army, CPT
  • Yesenia De La Rosa, Army, SGT
  • Jason S. Dickie, Army, CPT
  • Peter Foradori, Jr., Marine Corps, Capt
  • Joseph E. Guzman, Army, LTC
  • Paul Hardy, Air Force, Capt
  • Bristol Hartlage, Navy, LT
  • Brian Hawthorne, Army, SSG
  • Haney D. Hong, Navy, LT
  • Denise M. Johnson, Army, SFC
  • Timothy Kerrigan, Navy, PO1
  • Aaron Kletzing, Army, CPT
  • Robert W. Madel II, Navy, LT
  • Bryan Maynard, Marine Corps, Sgt
  • Carl M. Mersman III, Air Force, SrA
  • William R. Monk, Navy, LT
  • Pedro Munoz, Army, CW4
  • Thomas Destre Pagsisihan, Marine Corps, SSgt
  • Patrick Parker, Navy, PO2
  • James Piatt, Navy, PO1
  • Matthew Raymond, Army, CPT
  • Raymond M. Rhodes, Marine Corps, Cpl
  • Eric Rogers, Army, CPT
  • Socrates Rosenfeld, Army, CPT
  • Cathy Royster, Air Force, Maj
  • Joe Ruzicka, Navy, LCDR
  • Luke S. Saladyga, Navy, LT
  • Eduardo Santana, Navy, PO1
  • Greg E. Saxon, Navy, LTJG
  • Adam Stein, Navy, LT
  • Sara "Sumat" Taylor, Navy, LCDR
  • Daniela Tomatti, Army, SGT
  • Brian O. Valhuerdi, Marine Corps, Sgt
  • Andrea C. Walker, Navy, LCDR
  • Richard P. Walsh, Navy, PO2
  • Robert S. Whynot, Navy, SCPO

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 military experienced 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.