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Jim A. Skinner Veterans Advantage Awards TopVet: Jim A. Skinner, McDonalds & Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Navy vet Jim Skinner’s story is an inspiring example of the American Dream. He began his career as a management trainee at McDonalds in 1971. Thirty-three years and plenty of hard work later, he took the helm as CEO, turning around falling profits and injecting new life into the company. In 2012, Jim retired from McDonald’s and his success at the iconic American company led him to Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., the nation’s largest pharmacy retail chain, where he now serves as Executive Chairman.
Veterans Advantage logo Veterans Advantage Awards Happy Birthday Navy 2015: TopVet Roundup To celebrate the U.S. Navy's 240th birthday this month, we're doing a TopVet roundup of some famous Navy veterans. We've profiled these three incredible Navy sailors before, but on such a momentous day, we couldn't resist reminding readers how influential and inspiring these individuals are, and how their days at sea shaped both their careers and lives. And if three profiles just aren't enough, you'llBriefly describe the changes you have made. be sure to enjoy our TopVet archive – a database of stories, images and inspiration for all things military.
Gregg Popovich Veterans Advantage Awards TopVet: Gregg Popovich, NBA Basketball Coach of the San Antonio Spurs Air Force veteran and Academy graduate Gregg Popovich is a model of longevity and success. He has served as the San Antonio Spurs head coach for more than 16 seasons, longer than any other current head coach in the NBA. As he goes for his fifth NBA championship this week against the Miami Heat, he continues to pilot professional sports’ most successful team with his signature style of consistency and passion.
Robert S. Mueller III Veterans Advantage Awards TopVet: Robert S. Mueller III The new Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, former Justice Department executive and veteran prosecutor Robert S. Mueller III, is a Marine combat veteran who served in Vietnam. Mr. Mueller, who has a reputation as a tough-minded administrator, takes over an organization rocked in recent years by scandal and embarrassing incidents, including the arrest of a veteran agent, Robert P. Hanssen, as a spy for the Russians and the revelation that the agency failed to turn over investigation-related documents to the lawyers for Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
Edwin D. Fuller Veterans Advantage Awards TopVet: Edwin D. Fuller Those lyrics from the Rolling Stones’ 60’s ballad capture Vietnam Army Veteran Edwin “Ed” Fuller’s early professional experience. His dream was to pursue a career in the airline industry and he was well on his way when unexpectedly, two job offers did not materialize. Disappointed, but not disheartened, he garnered a job offer from Marriott, a fledgling chain of 22 hotels in 1972. Over the next 38 years, bolstered by his military experience, Fuller has helped grow Marriott into the global hospitality leader with over 3,500 hotels.
Sam Duncan Veterans Advantage Awards TopVet: Sam Duncan, OfficeMax For OfficeMax CEO Sam Duncan, reaching the corner office fulfilled a lifelong dream, overcoming the economic and personal adversities he endured as a child. The road he traveled was a hard one, but he managed to achieve great success in the business world, thanks in part to his talent and work ethic, but also to the influence of the two most important people in his life -- his mother and his wife of 40 years -- and to his service in the United States Army.

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