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The 2015 Top 40 Under 40 Military
by Heidi Lynn Russell, Contributing Editor

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Donald Anders

Navy, HT1

Production Supervisor at Arauco in Moncure, NC

An expert welder, Navy HT1 Donald Anders continually saved the USS Tortuga hundreds of thousands of dollars. He was the Lead Quality Assurance Inspector onboard. Since July, he has been Production Supervisor at Arauco in Moncure, NC. He oversees day-to-day operation of a plant that makes particle board. Anders also volunteered at a Cub Scout summer camp program, helping one young camper overcome his fear of swimming.

Anthony B. Asadi

Army, SSG

Active Duty Army and current student at the University of Maryland

As someone who has deployed multiple times to Iraq, Army SSG Anthony B. Asadi works hard to impart his experiences to younger soldiers. “Many of my previous soldiers have become successful in the Army by winning Soldier Boards, competitions, and moving up into the NCO ranks,” he says. Asadi is a graduate of the Army Ranger School and has an Associate degree from Central Texas College. He is nearing completion of a B.S. in Management Studies from the University of Maryland.

Luis A. Berrios

Air Force, Maj

Director, NonPhysician Practitioners (NPP) for Baptist Health System San Antonio

As Director of the NonPhysician Practitioners for Baptist Health System San Antonio, Luis A. Berrios oversees over 30 outpatient and inpatient practitioners. Berrios was an Air Force Maj whose roles included Chief of Education and Training and nurse practitioner. One of his most rewarding experiences: a humanitarian mission to Panama. Berrios was the nurse manager for a traveling clinic. “In nine days, we treated over 3,000 patients in very dynamic, and at times austere, environments,” he says.

John C. Born

Navy, MA3

Chief of Staff, IdleAir of Knoxville, TN

At his current job at IdleAir of Knoxville, TN, John C. Born catapulted from “executive intern” to “Chief of Staff”. He has been instrumental in improving practices for hiring and procuring hardware for the company, says Ethan Garber of IdleAir. “He has also already organized several successful internal initiatives to improve operations for our national clean tech transportation business,” he says. In the Navy, he graduated as the top performer at Master At Arms “A” School.

Bryan C. Boyer II

Air Force, SSgt

Director of Operations for Leesport Pennsylvania plant, Ashley Furniture Industries Inc.

Bryan C. Boyer started working for Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. as a Poly Mill Manager. After six months, he took on Frame Mill and Assembly Mill operations and 600 employees. He is currently Director of Operations for the plant in Leesport, Pa. “Bryan’s drive, passion and commitment far exceeds the expectations of a person in a comparable role,” says Joseph Murphy, Senior Director of Operations. In the Air Force, Boyer was the 2010 recipient of the CMSAF Thomas N. Barnes Military Professionalism Award in aircraft maintenance.

Corey Brooks

Air Force, SSgt

Computer Security, Boeing

Corey Brooks says his Air Force experience, certifications and degrees propelled him into a civilian computer security job with Boeing. “If not for my military experience, I feel that I would have not been anywhere near prepared for this level of job,” Brooks says. He was 2012 Airman of the Year while working in the communications squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Brooks has a Bachelor’s in Management of Information Systems. Brooks has volunteered with the Warm Hearts Association, Special Olympics and Habitat for Humanity.

Luke Burt

Air Force, SSgt

Equipment Maintenance Technician at Vishay®

Maintenance technicians at Vishay® Electro-Films in Warwick, RI are required to work on highly technical state-of-the-art equipment and processes, as well as older legacy equipment. Luke Burt, a former Air Force SSgt, has “exceeded expectations” working on semi-conductor technology, says Wendy Maguire, Facilities Manager. Burt says life post-military “took a lot of turns,” but Vishay gave him a chance to prove himself. His experience in the Air Force helps him “push through adversity and strive for excellence.”

Carrie J. Cain

Air Force, 2d LT

Active duty, Moody Air Force Base

Since enlisting in 2000, Air Force 2d LT Carrie J. Cain has excelled in every job. She was selected for Officer Training School in 2013. Her duties have ranged from Non-commissioned Officer in Charge to Flight Chief. She has also won awards at the squadron, group, Major Command, Air Force and Professional Military Education levels. Cain also obtained two associate’s degrees with the Community College of the Air Force, a general associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.

Ashley Camomilli

Army, SSG

Security Specialist for US Air Force

As a disabled veteran, Army SSG Ashley Camomilli’s “support and sacrifice shines for her nation”. “She is the epitome of what it means to supports the Military and the United States of America,” says Air Force SSgt Steven Lee Stolze. She enlisted in 2004 and became a Military Police officer. Camomilli also deployed to Afghanistan. She received an Associates of Arts in Criminal Justice in 2007. In 2010, she received her B.S. in organizational Security and Management. She exited the Army in 2011.

Tom Carter

Army, SGT

Spectrum WiFi project work for Charter Technology and Engineering Center lab

Former Army SGT Tom Carter joined Charter Technology and Engineering Center lab this year and has “established himself as a critical resource and highly competent engineer,” says Tim Bleidorn, Principal Engineer. He currently works on a Spectrum WiFi project. “It’s a new learning experience working on networks to scale to millions of subscribers,” he says. Previously, after separating from the Army in late 2013, Carter worked for Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems on the Joint Polar Satellite System as a network engineer.

 

Introduction

A-Car

Cla-Gul

Ham-Mis

Rog-Z

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