The Washington, D.C.-based veterans group HillVets has released its list of the top 100 influential veterans of 2014. Among those named are Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Marine Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, our own Zach Iscol, the CEO of Hirepurpose and Task & Purpose, and veteran author Phil Klay, who was acknowledged for individual accomplishment for his novel “Redeployment.”
HillVets is an organization launched in 2012 to connect modern military veterans working in a staff capacity on Capitol Hill. Today, the group provides support for the military community in both government and the private sector. HillVets 100 aims to recognize veterans who continue to support their brothers and sisters in arms in the civilian sector.
“As an organization that emphasizes networking and empowerment, we thought it would be a great way to create synergy with the amazing work that veterans and supporters are doing across numerous sectors,” wrote HillVets Co-Founder Justin Brown in the HillVets 100 announcement. “Imagine the great things that would happen if we get all of these men and women in the same room. We intend to shortly.”