Announces The Top 40 Under 40 Military Class of 2013

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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 2013 today. The military-experienced individuals who make up the 2013 class were selected by's worldwide military base newspaper, Military Transition News (MTN), and the winners are being released this week in honor of Veterans Day.

“Both hiring veterans and equipping them to find employment outside Accenture is a top priority for us,” said John Campagnino, managing director, global talent acquisition at Top 40 Under 40 Military presenting sponsor Accenture. “Accenture has welcomed many military veterans into our workforce and we are proud to help honor these 40 individuals who have served their country. These veterans serve as role models for others in the military and for those who are taking their military skills and using them to build successful careers in the private sector.”

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 MTN. The individuals selected for the 2013 recognition are:

  • Gregg Besozzi, Army, CPT
  • Derick B. Brough, Army, MSG
  • Kieran Carroll, Navy, LT
  • David S. Chang, Army, MAJ
  • Eugene T. Chu, Army, CPT
  • Jeffrey W. Clapper, Air Force, MSgt
  • Drew Concannon, Army, CPT
  • Kevin Conroy, Air Force, Capt
  • Richard Crazythunder, Navy, P02
  • Michael Dakduk, Marines, SSgt
  • Nicolette Danenberger, Navy, P01
  • Benjamin T. Faw, Army, CPT
  • Spencer Garrison, Army, CPT
  • James R. Hagle, Marines, SgtMaj
  • Adam L. Hamilton, Navy, LT
  • Caleb Huff, Army, SPC
  • Christopher W. Jones, Army, 1LT
  • Matt Larson, Air Force, Capt
  • Jim Lawson, Army, MAJ
  • Paul David Lucas, Jr., Army, SGT
  • Nolan Martin, Army, 1LT
  • C. Rene' Albert-Matthews, Air Force, SSgt
  • Matthew J. McCullough, Navy, LT
  • Conor C. McNamara, Army, CPT
  • Melanie M. Monts de Oca, Navy, LT
  • Clark W. Morrison, Navy, P02
  • Michael J. Noce, Navy, LT
  • Lisa Parrott, Marines, Capt
  • Matthew J. Quick, Army, MSG
  • Derek Rey, Marines, Capt
  • Seth Robert, Marines, Sgt
  • Tony Rossi, Navy, P01
  • Terry Schooler, Army, MAJ
  • Ryan Sund, Army, SSG
  • Christopher Terrio, Air Force, SMSgt
  • Shawn J. VanDiver, Navy, P01
  • Sandy Vithayanonth, Army, CPT
  • Christopher Welsh, Marines, Maj
  • Michael A. Willis, Navy, LT
  • Brad M. Zabek, Navy, P02

“Our 2013 Top 40 Under 40 Military class represents the highest of standards. They have excelled in a variety of circumstances and continued to shine under adversity. The quality of their character and their mission-first attitude makes them rising stars,” said Jake Hutchings, Director of “As we mark Veterans Day on November 11, we hope that recognizing these forty military-experienced leaders will help to commemorate the occasion.”

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 2013 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. For more information, go to

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