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SpaceX astronauts Behnken & Hurley Veterans Advantage Awards

TopVet: Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley

Two military men made history last week with a rather unique mission: flying into space on the SpaceX Crew Dragon. NASA astronauts Air Force Col. Robert L. Behnken and retired Marine Corps Col. Douglas G. Hurley launched into space on May 30 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This was the first time ever that NASA astronauts launched from American soil in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft.
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TopVet: Dan Schultz, President of Sikorsky

Editor’s Note: Daniel (Dan) C. Schultz is President of Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company. In his role, he is responsible for leading the strategic growth and program execution of Sikorsky’s government and commercial rotorcraft platforms. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps, as the program manager for the Joint V-22 Osprey Program, overseeing the program for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Special Operations Command. Given his lifetime of service both in and out of uniform, Veterans Advantage recognizes Schultz as a TopVet in April of 2020.
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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.
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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'll Briefly describe the changes you have made. be sure to enjoy our TopVet archive – a database of stories, images and inspiration for all things military.
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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.

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