Posted on Mar 14, 2017
Sgt Dakota Meyer
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Sergeant Dakota L. Meyer is a United States Marine Corps veteran, recipient of the Medal of Honor, and the New York Times best-selling author of Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War. He is also an entrepreneur, having founded a successful construction company in Kentucky.

Meyer earned his medal for his actions during the Battle of Ganjigal during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He is the first living Marine to have received the medal since 1973 and one of the youngest.

Since 2012, Sgt. Meyer has worked with Hiring Our Heroes and Toyota to advocate for veterans and transitioning service members as they navigate their transition to civilian employment. He helped develop the Personal Branding Resume Engine, an online resume-building tool developed to help veterans market their military experience to civilian employers, and now travels the globe to educate employers on the value of veterans in the workplace and mentor service members as they prepare for their own transition.

Sgt. Dakota Meyer completed his active-duty service in 2010 and now serves in the Individual Ready Reserve of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.
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