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Dakota Meyer Joins Maxim as Military Advisor

Big news at Camp Maxim: We are proud to announce that Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer has joined our squad as Maxim’s Military Advisor.

Meyer was recently awarded the nation’s highest honor for bravery for his actions in Afghanistan, becoming the first living Marine recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. No living Marine has received the award since 1970, during the Vietnam War.

“I am a long time Maxim fan and I am excited to join the team because Maxim is a lifeline home for the troops overseas,” said Meyer.

As Maxim’s first-ever Military Advisor, Meyer will guide and contribute to Maxim’s military coverage, offering insights into military life for both the print magazine and Additionally, Meyer will travel the country to events including the Maxim Party in Indianapolis during the Big Game weekend, where we will honor the men and women who serve our country.

Maxim first met Meyer last year, when he participated in our first Maximum Warrior competition. Maxim CEO Joseph Mangione, who was in attendance at the Medal of Honor ceremony said, “I’ve gotten to know Dakota over the past 18 months and can only repeat what so many others, including the President have said: He is a true hero to his country. I am honored to have Dakota join Maxim in this special role – active and veteran members of our great military are among our most loyal readers and we will continue to work hard, following Dakota’s lead, to offer the most relevant editorial content across all of our platforms.”

In November, Maxim will publish a special issue, Maxim Salutes the Military, with original content and a collection of the best of the magazine and site’s military coverage. A portion of the proceeds from the stand alone publication will be donated to the Dakota Meyer $1 Million Challenge to raise $1 million to “Honor Marines by Educating their Children.”

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