Brendan Smialowski, Agence France-Presse
42, Colorado — 6, D
Jason paid his way through college by working construction and enlisting in the National Guard before becoming an Army Ranger. Unsurprisingly, his 2021 was heavily focused on helping veterans and military families.
In addition to being partner at a law firm, Jason served three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. After struggling to obtain his own veterans’ benefits, he began working to help other veterans across Colorado.
Photo: Cornell Capa, JFK Library
37, Texas — 2, R