Top 40 Under 40 Military®

Prior to 2017 the Top 40 Under 40 recognition program was produced by and Military Transition News.

Atlanta, Georgia - November 1, 2016 -, where America’s military connects with civilian careers, announced the winners of the Top 40 Under 40 Military Class of 2016 today. The military-experienced individuals who make up the 2016 class were selected by’s worldwide military base newspaper, Military Transition News (MTN), and the winners are being released this week in honor of Veterans Day.

“Eaton is very pleased to sponsor the 2016 Top 40 Under 40 Military. Eaton is grateful to the many veterans who are Eaton employees and offer their outstanding leadership skills, dedication and ethics to further strengthen our core values. We honor the service of all veterans,” said John Spencer, Eaton Vice President and Chief Counsel, and Eaton’s Veteran ERG Executive Sponsor.

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 MTN. The individuals selected for the 2016 recognition are:

2016 Top 40 Under 40 Winners

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  • Brandon K. Alexander, Army, SGT
  • Colleen S. Balik-Meisner, Air Force, SSgt
  • Michael E. Boardman, Navy, PO1
  • Zachary Branum, Navy, PO1
  • Daniel J. Cain, Air Force, MSgt
  • Ryan Callaway, Army, SSG
  • Jeremiah B. Carlson, Air Force, Maj
  • Ryan I. Carlson, Marines, Capt
  • David Closson, Army, SGT
  • Rabindra M. David, Air Force, Capt
  • Gia DeHart, Navy, LTJG
  • Doug Delpha, Air Force, SSgt
  • David R. Dixon, Marines, Maj
  • Kaisha S. Gurtner, Air Force, TSgt
  • Shaye L. Haver, Army, CPT
  • Ryan Henderson, Army, MAJ
  • Aaron J. Holler, Coast Guard, LT
  • Steven Jaworski, Navy, LT
  • Matthew S. Juntz, Army, 1LT
  • Pete Kelley, Army, CPT
  • Adam Klich, Marines, LCpl
  • Kyle Kremser, Navy, PO1
  • James M. Landreth, Navy, LT
  • Joshua J. Larson, Navy, LT
  • Michael Lewis, Air Force, 1st Lt
  • Greg Lozeau, Navy, LCDR
  • Alexander McCoy, Marines, Sgt
  • Zach Mierva, Army, CPT
  • Miles Nelson, Marines, Sgt
  • Stefan Ramos, Marines, Cpl
  • James Ramsay, Navy, PO2
  • Anthony D. Ripley, Marines, Capt
  • Jacob Robinson, Marines, Sgt
  • Riley Robinson, Navy, LT
  • Tyrone Rowe, Army, SSG
  • Lindsey Gillick Spahr, Coast Guard, LT
  • Nathan Terrazone, Air Force, Maj
  • Andrew Torres, Air Force, TSgt
  • Karthik Venkatraj, Army National Guard, Colorado, CPT
  • Laymond “Lay” Wilburn, Air Force, Capt

“The winners of this year’s Top 40 Under 40 Military program represent the immense devotion and hard work high-achieving military members put forth, both within their respective military designations and later on in the civilian world,” said Jake Hutchings, VP Client Services, Bradley-Morris, Inc. and “It will always be an honor to recognize these exemplary men and women who serve our nation.”

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.