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The Top 40 Under 40 Military

Each November in honor of Veterans Day, Military Transition News, the worldwide military base newspaper, 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.

The criteria for consideration 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

If you meet the criteria, join the appropriate nominating group on LinkedIn to be included for consideration in this year's Top 40 Under 40 Military recognition:

A distinguished committee selects the finalists and winners from the nominating pools. Finalists are then asked to submit additional biographical information to the committee for consideration.

Congratulations to the 2016 class printed in Military Transition News.

The Top 40 Under 40 Military Class of 2016

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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

Click here to see the Top 40 Under 40 Military winner archive.

As military camaraderie would lead us to expect, we also receive many recommendations from existing nominees / group members. Please feel free to recommend your peers after you join. Good luck, and thank you for your service.


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