The 2012 Top 40 Under 40 Military
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Department Supervisor, Pegasus Steel, LLC
Clarence Matthews, a former Army Captain who saw two Iraq tours, enjoys that his current work as a department supervisor with Pegasus Steel, LLC continues to support the military. “It’s nice working in the ‘heartbeat’ of America’s economy and, better yet, I still get to support our efforts overseas and protect soldiers. He organized a bicycling fundraiser in May and raised several thousand dollars for GallantFew, Inc. Matthews was trained in the Army’s anti-suicide program and is listed on GallantFew’s website as an emergency contact.
Robert W. McFarlin, IV
Surface Force Detailer
As Commanding Officer of the USS Typhoon, Lt. Commander Robert W. McFarlin IV conducted a six-month deployment to the Persian Gulf. “Just days after President Ahmadinejad threatened to close the strategically vital Strait of Hormuz, my ship was selected to conduct a transit to prove that the U.S. would not flinch from such saber rattling.” He received the 2009 Navy and Marine Corps Society Leadership Award. McFarlin also volunteers as a Big Brother.
Air Force, SSgt
Field Service Technician, Worthington Compressor Services
As a SSgt, McGee was awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal for hard work and discipline while deployed to Turkey in 2007. “Not a day goes by that I don’t use a skill someone taught me through their excellent leadership abilities or personal knowledge of aircraft maintenance,” he says. In January 2012, he became a field service technician for Worthington Compressor Services in Alpharetta, GA.
Air Force, Lt Col
Department Head for Systems Engineering and Acquisition at MITRE Corp.
Air Force Lt. Col. Troy Mueller leads a 40-person team supporting multiple organizations within the Undersecretary for Management structure of the Department of Homeland Security. His team’s successes range “from development and implementation of information technology governance and oversight frameworks, to guiding a $2.7 billion program through the Federal Department Level oversight and approval processes,” he says.
Account Executive for SalesForce.com
As an account executive for SalesForce.com, former Marine Sergeant Brian O’Connor is responsible for identifying and launching software startups for the Cloud marketplace. Sergeant O’Connor had two deployments to the Middle East, where he supported aircraft operations. “His attitude was top-notch in difficult situations, and he made life aboard a ship in theater bearable,” says Curtis Larsen, who served on the Tarawa with him.
Independent Financial Advisor, First Command Financial Services
Former Navy Lt. John Olson is a financial advisor for First Command Financial Services in Annapolis, Md. Olson is a 2002 U.S. Naval Academy graduate. He served aboard the USS Connecticut from 2004-2007. After, he was a staff officer who briefed the Chief of Naval Operations and Secretary of Defense.
Sean P. O’Reilly
General Manager, JP Morgan Chase
Since former CPT Sean P. O’Reilly exited the Army, he’s led military recruiting programs at Leo Burnett, USAA and JP Morgan. He is currently general manager of the JP Morgan and Chase Sapphire credit card portfolios. He was on active duty from 1994 to 1998. He earned an MBA from the Wharton School in 2010 while working full-time at Chase.
Public Health Nurse, Federal Occupational Health at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Fort Meade, Md.
Army 1st Lt. Carrie Papproth is an “exemplary model for nursing care, patient advocacy and public health education” in her service with the Federal Occupational Health at the Defense Information Systems Agency, Fort Meade, Md., says Nellie N. Washington, wellness program manager. Her focus is suicide prevention, PTSD and military sexual trauma. She and another soldier administer PTSD support on a social media site.
Aaron S. Reed
Lead of Surgical Technology, Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, Elkhorn, Wis.
Former Army Sgt. Aaron S. Reed is Lead of Surgical Technology at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, a 40-bed hospital in Elkhorn, Wis. During his combat tour in Afghanistan, Reed supervised the night shift of an operating room and was a key player on the hospital’s security team. He served on three humanitarian aid missions in South and Central America.
Christina I. Rodriguez
Christina Rodriguez has a B.S. in Professional Aeronautics with a double minor in logistics and management. She was NCO of the quarter for the Marine Aircraft Group 31 four times and received a Naval Commendation Medal for being second Marine aircraft wing NCO of the quarter.
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