Announces The Top 40 Under 40 Military Class of 2012

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High-achieving military-experienced individuals who are serving or who have previously served are being recognized on Veterans Day, where America's military connects with civilian careers, announced the winners of The Top 40 Under 40 Military Class of 2012 today. The military-experienced individuals who make up the 2012 class were selected by's worldwide military base newspaper, Civilian Job News (CJN), and the winners are being released this week in honor of Veterans Day.

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 CJN. The individuals selected for the 2012 recognition are:

  • Christopher Baggett, Air Force, MSgt
  • Marc D. Benson, Coast Guard, LT
  • Bryan Bergjans, Navy, LTJG
  • Mike Boswell, Navy, LT
  • David Bryant, Army, CPT
  • Thomas Bushur, Air Force, Capt
  • Andrea M. Deese, Navy, P01
  • Jared Dela Cruz, Navy, P02
  • Denis Delacruz, Navy, P02
  • Christina Rivera Dibble, Army, SGT
  • Carlos L. Dinkins, Army, CPT
  • Michael D. Dovilla, Navy, LCDR
  • Christopher S. Ellis, Army, SSG
  • David Evetts, Army, CPT
  • Richard Kerr, Navy, LTJG
  • Patrick T. King, Navy, LT
  • Kyle D. Kobold, Navy, LT
  • Brian Randy Kossler, Army, CPT
  • Robert K. Lytle, Air Force, Capt
  • Howard Martell, Jr., Navy, P01
  • Clarence Matthews, Army, CPT
  • Robert W. McFarlin, IV, Navy, LCDR
  • Sean McGee, Air Force, SSgt
  • Troy Mueller, Air Force, Lt Col
  • Brian O'Connor, Marines, Sgt
  • John Olson, Navy, LT
  • Sean P. O'Reilly, Army, CPT
  • Carrie Papproth , Army, 1LT
  • Aaron S. Reed, Army, SGT
  • Christina I. Rodriguez, Marines, Sgt
  • Stephen Rubright, Army, MAJ
  • Nicholas A. Schaaf, Navy, P02
  • Aaron Scheinberg, Army, CPT
  • Matthew Sibley , Marines, Cpl
  • Van Standifer, Army, CPT
  • Janson Taylor, Air Force, SSgt
  • Kevin J. Terrazas, Army, CPT
  • Charles Trim, Marines, SSgt
  • J.M. Woody van Horn, Navy, P02
  • John R. Young, Jr., Army, 2LT

“At a time when we honor all veterans, what better day than Veterans Day to recognize forty high-achieving military-experienced professionals?” asked Pete Charest, Director of “Military service members on the whole possess a unique mix of dedication, teamwork and goal-orientation. The Top 40 Under 40 Military honorees display the best of these aspects, and through their achievements, promise to carry exemplary performance in their chosen pursuits forward into the future.”

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

For more information on the Top 40 Under 40 Military program including a pictorial of the 2012 class, go to

About The Top 40 Under 40 Military
The Top 40 Under 40 Military is released annually by, where America's military connects with civilian careers., 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. BMI is based in metro-Atlanta, Georgia.

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