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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 2015 class printed in Military Transition News.

The Top 40 Under 40 Military Class of 2015

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  • Donald Anders, Navy, HT1

  • Anthony B. Asadi, Army, SSG

  • Luis A. Berrios, Air Force, Maj

  • John C. Born, Navy, MA3

  • Bryan C. Boyer II, Air Force, SSgt

  • Corey Brooks, Air Force, SSgt

  • Luke Burt, Air Force, SSgt

  • Carrie J. Cain, Air Force, 2d Lt
  • Ashley Camomilli, Army, SSG

  • Tom Carter, Army, SGT

  • Jessica Clay, Army, 2LT

  • Michael Depoortere, Air Force, SSgt

  • Chris Ehlinger, Navy, LT

  • David Forman, Navy, LT

  • William Foster, Navy, EM1(SS)
  • Christopher Giuffre, Navy, PO3

  • Stephen Grant, Jr., Army, CPT
  • Miles G. Grooms, Army, CPT

  • Sid Gulledge IV, Navy, LT

  • John J. Hamann, Navy, LT

  • Joe Haury, Air Force, Maj

  • Ryan Hess, Air Force, Capt

  • Justin Kloppe, Marines, SSgt

  • Fred Koons, Army, SSG

  • Sean R. McCann, Navy, LT

  • Shea McCullough, Army, SGT

  • Travis “TC” McNeil, Army, SFC

  • Seth Michael, Air Force, SrA

  • Brian M. Misuraca, Air Force, TSgt

  • Michael Rogers, Marines, Capt

  • Chris Salinas, Coast Guard, LTJG

  • Jimmy Santos, Air Force, SrA

  • Matthew Sexton, Coast Guard, LT

  • Blair Stellhorn, Marines, Cpl

  • Christine Taranto, Marines, Capt

  • Claudia E. Tatum, Army, 2LT

  • Jacqueline Villanueva, Air Force, MSgt

  • Shane K. Villanueva, Air Force, Capt

  • Evan Weaver, Army, CPT

  • Kyle White, Marines, SSgt

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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