Hiring Our Heroes Seventh Annual Lee Anderson Awards

Hiring Our Heroes annual awards

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 on November 1, 2017, in Washington, DC.

Award Categories

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

2017 Nominations

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 15, 2017. Nominations can be submitted here.