Each year, Hiring Our Heroes recognizes the tremendous contributions of those who have gone above and beyond to help our nation’s heroes. Awards are presented 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.
The 2017 award recipients will be announced at the 7th Annual Lee Anderson Awards Dinner. The event, presented by USAA, will be held in Washington, DC, on November 1, 2017.
Lee Anderson Veteran and Military Spouse Employment Award
Presented for overall excellence in hiring and retaining veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses.
► 2016 Recipient: Lockheed Martin Corporation
Steve Robinson Post-9/11 Veteran Employment Award
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.
► 2016 Recipient: Hilton Worldwide
Wounded Veteran and Military Caregiver Employment Award
Presented for demonstrated leadership in addressing the unique challenges and demands for wounded warriors, spouses, and caregivers in their search for meaningful employment.
► 2016 Recipient: Senator Elizabeth Dole, Elizabeth Dole Foundation
Military Spouse Employment and Mentoring Award
Presented for demonstrated hiring and support of military spouses in their search for meaningful employment in the private sector.
► 2016 Recipient: Capital One
Small Business Award for Veteran and Military Spouse Employment
Presented for demonstrated leadership by a small business or organization (less than 500 employees) in hiring veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses.
► 2016 Recipient: MILLIE
Colonel Michael Endres Leadership Award for Individual Excellence in Veteran Employment
Presented for an individual who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in employment opportunities for veterans, transitioning service members, and spouses.
► 2016 Recipient: USAA's Michael Kelly
2016 Hiring Our Heroes Lee Anderson Awards Dinner Gallery
A business must meet the following requirements to be eligible for the Awards: (1) Must currently employ at least one veteran and/or spouse or caregiver of a service member or veteran and (2) Representative of the nominated business and up to one guest must be able to attend 7th Annual Lee Anderson Awards Dinner on November 1, 2017, in Washington, DC.
The 2017 Nomination period will open on July 11, 2017 and close at 5 p.m. EDT on September 29, 2017. Nominations can be submitted here.