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John Whang
Age: 30

Education: Naval Academy, class of 2001

Military experience: Marines, 2001-08, Captain

Mission: Three tours in Iraq; led Marine reconnaissance platoon near Fallujah

Corporate path: Financial analyst at Northrop Grumman working on F-18 program; pursuing MBA at UCLA

Why he has an edge: His experience scored extra points in interviews with recruiters. "A lot of people here, despite working at a defense contractor, know very little about the military."

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Last updated March 05 2010: 4:23 AM ET
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