Patton Oswalt Veterans Advantage Awards VetFamily: Patton Oswalt, Comedian and Son of a Marine Most of America knows Patton Oswalt, the television and standup comedian, from The King of Queens and Two and a Half Men. But few know that he was named after legendary US General George S. Patton, thanks to his Marine Corps Officer father. Oswalt, with his signature wit, once tweeted his Dad “USMC Col. Larry J. Oswalt (Ret.) -- a jet fighter man and continuing awesome dad. Thank you for fighting for my right to whine.”
Barbara Corcoran Navy Veteran Spouse Veterans Advantage Awards VetFamily: Barbara Corcoran Barbara Corcoran is a businesswoman best-known for her role on one of America's top-rated TV shows, Shark Tank, by acclaimed TV producer Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Apprentice) that airs on the ABC Network. She is a self-made real-estate millionaire, possesses a commanding presence in the boardroom, and is a role model for business entrepreneurs across America. She is also the spouse of former FBI agent and retired Navy captain, Bill Higgins, who also pursued a career in real estate after his military service.
Army Gen. Vincent K. Brooks takes the U.S. Forces Korea colors from Navy Adm. Harry B. Harris, the commander of U.S. Pacific Command during a change of command ceremony at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, in which Brooks took command of United Nations Command, Combined Force Command and U.S. Forces Korea, April 30, 2016. (Photo by Army Sgt. Russell Youmans) Veterans Advantage Awards TopRank: U.S. Army General Vincent Brooks To choose one word to describe U.S. General Vincent Brooks is difficult, but most members of the press would agree that the commander of United States Forces Korea is the epitome of “unruffled.” As noted in our previous profile of Brooks in 2003, no matter the situation, Brooks’ demeanor is cool, calm and collected. His serious attitude reflects his family’s extraordinary military accomplishment and service to our country.
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.

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