On March 9, Capitol Hill veterans group HillVets released its list of the top 100 influencers.
Divided into 19 categories, the list ranges from spouses and survivors, to fundraising organizations, to government officials. Among those on the list are people such as Medal of Honor recipient Florent Groberg, former presidential candidate Jim Webb, and actor Adam Driver — all of whom have made significant contributions to the veterans community.
Task & Purpose’s own editor-in-chief Brian Adam Jones was also included on the list as student veteran of the year.
“We are excited to start realizing our vision of having an annual event where we bring America’s most influential veterans into the same space. We hope to increase collaboration across business, the arts, politics, and non-profits,” said Justin Brown, HillVets fo-founder and executive director.
In Fall 2015, HillVets made a call for nominations of people who make it their mission to give back to the veterans community. The 100 influencers who were chosen will be honored on March 22 in Washington, D.C., and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel — who also served in Vietnam — will preside as the chair of the event.
According to the site, “Though different in their pursuits and contributions, the commonalities we found in the men and women listed as the HillVets 100 were their mission and purpose of giving back to those that have sacrificed so much for our nation.”
Maj. Matthew Golsteyn in Afghanistan. (Photo courtesy of Philip Stackhouse.)
Army Special Forces Maj. Matthew Golsteyn – whom President Donald Trump has called "a U.S. Military hero" – will face an Article 32 hearing in March after being charged with murder for allegedly killing a suspected Taliban bomb-maker.
On Dec. 18, the convening authority for Golestyn's case decided to hold the preliminary hearing in connection with the Feb. 28, 2010 incident, Army officials have announced. The proceedings are slated to start on March 14 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
A Middle Georgia man arrested last spring in an online child-sex sting set up by investigators at Robins Air Force Base will spend at least a decade in prison after pleading guilty in federal court here Tuesday.