Maxim Hires Medal of Honor Recipient as Military Adviser

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Dakota Meyer is the first living Marine to receive the military’s highest decoration for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan.

What do you do after you’re honored with the Medal of Honor, the military’s highest decoration of bravery? Join Maxim magazine’s masthead, or course.

Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer has been hired as Maxim’s Military Adviser, the publication announced on Wednesday.

Meyer, 23, was awarded the Medal of Honor on September 15, 2011. He became 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.

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“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.  

Meyer joined in the United States Marine Corps in 2006. Meyer reportedly braved enemy fire while attempting to save fellow members of his team during an attack in Afghanistan. He has also received a Purple Heart.

Meyer will guide the publication’s military coverage, and contribute to the publication, offering insight into military life. He will also attend Maxim events.

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The announcement comes just a month before Maxim’s special issue, Maxim Salutes the Military, with original content and a collection of the best of the magazine’s military coverage.  A portion of the proceeds from the issue will be donated to the Dakota Meyer $1 Million Challenge to raise $1 million to “Honor Marines by Educating their Children.”

Meyer’s relationship with Maxim began when he competed in the publication’s annual Maximum Warrior event in August.