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Friday, July 18th, 2014

We hope you enjoy this week’s TopRank. We first profiled Vice Chief of Naval Operations Michelle Howard after her nomination earlier this year, and this month’s development makes it official – the Navy has promoted its first four-star female in its 238-year history.

The woman who made it to the President’s box for the 2014 State of the Union address has certainly captured the attention of the military by her historical significance. As Defense Chief Chuck Hagel noted in a special blog post on women in the military, “When asked about the women who joined the Women’s Army Corps during World War II, General Douglas MacArthur called them ‘my best soldiers,’ he said.”

“We’ve come a long way toward giving women a truly equal opportunity to serve in uniform and throughout DoD – and we’ve still got a lot more work ahead of us,” Hagel added.

Meanwhile, speaking of other military ceremonies, our followers on Facebook got the breaking news earlier this week that President Obama is about to award the Medal of Honor to the ninth living recipient to have served in OIF or OEF. We salute Ryan Pitts, and thank him for his extraordinary service to our country.

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Remembering Col. Bud Day, Medal of Honor Recipient

Monday, August 12th, 2013

In our latest Cover Story, we honor Col. Bud Day, a great American hero and Medal of Honor recipient who passed away recently at age 88. He led a life of courage, commitment, and service to country. According to Bruce Whitman, Co-Chairman of the Medal of Honor Foundation and CEO of Flight Safety International, and a close friend of Day’s, “he was very humble, a great leader, a warrior and everyone was inspired by him.” Read his extraordinary story.

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Last Chance For Special Medal of Honor Commemorative Coins

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

I just got back from our company’s annual holiday party for staff, board members and VIPs, where we distributed these fabulous commemorative coin gift sets recognizing the 150th Anniversary of the Congressional Medal of Honor, courtesy of the US Mint and the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. The CMOH Foundation is co-chaired by Bruce Whitman, the CEO of Flight Safety International, and a recent Veterans Advantage TopVet, who we also honored at our event.

Let me tell you – they make great gifts, and family heirlooms. For more information, about the Medal of Honor commemorative coins click here.

Coins may be purchased directly online from the U.S. Mint by clicking here. — But hurry, this offer is good only through Friday, December 16, 2011 before this limited edition gets discontinued from circulation.

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Two New Medal of Honor (MOH) Recipients, Including the First Living Recipient Since Vietnam

Monday, September 13th, 2010

If you were not watching the wires late last week, President Obama announced two new Medal of Honor (MOH) awards, including one to the first living recipient from either Iraq or Afghanistan. And he’s also the first living recipient since Vietnam.

The living recipient,  Army Airborne’s own Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta was honored with the Medal of Honor for service  in Afghanistan. And in the same week, President Obama also announced a posthumous Medal of Honor for fellow Afghanistan Veteran, Staff Sergeant Robert J. Miller, also of the U.S. Army.

Personally, it is about time we were able to identify a living MOH Veteran. There are countless heroes from this generation, and unfortunately there will be more. Thank you Sergeants Giunta and Miller for your service and sacrifice. We are deeply grateful.

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