Nominations Open for the 2017 Hiring Our Heroes Awards

July 11, 2017

Hiring Our Heroes is excited to announce that nominations are open for the 2017 Hiring Our Heroes Awards. The awards are presented annually to companies and individuals that have developed and applied best practices for addressing the employment challenges faced by America’s veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses. Winners will be announced at the 7th Annual Lee Anderson Awards Dinner on November 1, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

In 2016, Hiring Our Heroes presented awards to Lockheed Martin Corporation, Hilton Worldwide, Senator Elizabeth Dole, Capital One, MILLIE, and USAA's Michael Kelly.

Who is eligible to receive an award?

In order to be eligible to receive a Hiring Our Heroes award, a business must currently employ at least one veteran and/or spouse or caregiver of a service member or veteran, and a representative of the nominated business must be able to attend 7th Annual Lee Anderson Awards Dinner on November 1, 2017, in Washington, DC.

What are the Hiring Our Heroes award categories?

The Hiring Our Heroes Awards are presented in six categories and can be awarded to either a company or an individual:

Lee Anderson Veteran and Military Spouse Employment Award

The Lee Anderson Veteran and Military Spouse Employment award is presented for overall excellence in hiring and retaining veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses.

Steve Robinson Post-9/11 Veteran Employment Award

The Steve Robinson Post-9/11 Veteran Employment Award is presented for effective and sustained efforts to enhance the ability of post-9/11 veterans and transitioning service members to find meaningful employment in the private sector.

Don Weber Wounded Veteran and Military Caregiver Employment Award

The Don Weber Wounded Veteran and Military Caregiver Employment Award is presented for demonstrated leadership in addressing the unique challenges and demands for wounded warriors, spouses, and caregivers in their search for meaningful employment.

Military Spouse Employment and Mentoring Award

The Military Spouse Employment and Mentoring Award is presented for demonstrated hiring and support of military spouses in their search for meaningful employment in the private sector.

Small Business Award for Veteran and Military Spouse Employment

The Small Business Award for Veteran and Military Spouse Employment Award is presented for demonstrated leadership by a small business or organization (less than 500 employees) in hiring veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses.

Colonel Michael Endres Leadership Award for Individual Excellence in Veteran Employment

The Colonel Michael Endres Leadership Award for Individual Excellence in Veteran Employment is presented to an individual who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in employment opportunities for veterans, transitioning service members, and spouses.

How can I submit an award nomination?

Anyone can nominate any individual or business for the Hiring Our Heroes awards. Click here to complete an awards nomination package today. Nominations are open from July 11, 2017 to September 15, 2017.