PATRIOTS IN BUSINESS AWARD

Best Companies with Veteran & Military Initiatives

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Chief Executive magazine, in partnership with Thayer Leadership at West Point, a leader in applying military leadership principles to corporate leader development, announced the 5th Annual Patriots in Business Award, honoring the Best Companies with Veteran & Military Initiatives.

This award recognizes outstanding businesses that lead our nation in supporting active duty military members, veterans and their families and exemplify the values of Duty, Honor and Country through their business practices and throughout their community and industry. Through their initiatives on hiring, training, supporting, and honoring Active Duty, Veterans and military families, these outstanding companies are the gold standard for other companies who seek to support those who serve.

Applications for the 2022 Award will open April 1, 2022 and close June 30, 2022.

Congratulations to our 2021 Patriots in Business Award Winners:

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Medium-sized Enterprise

Small Business

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Award Criteria

HIRE VETERANS AND MILITARY SPOUSES

The company has made hiring veterans and military spouses a priority. They have defined objectives and established procedures to hire veterans and military spouses, as well as encourage other employers to hire our nation’s heroes.

Attracting veterans and military spouses: Established programs or methodologies for attracting veterans and military spouses, such as hosting hiring events targeting veterans, partnering with veteran support groups, exclusive advertising and messaging, etc.

Recruiting veterans and military spouses: 2022 recruitment plans and annual veteran hiring targets as a percentage of total 2022 hiring goals

Hiring veterans and military spouses: Percentage of 2021 hires who are veterans and military spouses

TRAIN, RETAIN AND SUPPORT VETERANS, NATIONAL GUARD, RESERVE AND SPOUSES

The company has established programs, policies and/or dedicated staff to support veterans and military spouses and ensure their success as they transition to the corporate world.

Training veterans and military spouses: Established veteran’s assistance, transition and training programs

Retaining veterans and military spouses: Percentage of workforce who are veterans and military spouses, and the retention rate of 2021 veteran hires

Supporting National Guard and Reserve employees and their families: Policy and programs established to provide support to employees and their families during military training and deployments

Provide income and tuition support for veterans:Support additional education, training and certification required for veterans and military spouses to be successful

HONOR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES WITHIN THE COMPANY AND COMMUNITY

The company promotes awareness and support of veterans and veteran organizations within the company, as well as throughout their industry and community.

Veterans networking within the company: Provide support, networking and mentorship to veteran employees. Inform and guide the company’s leadership on the value of hiring veterans, military culture, and veterans’ issues

Supporting veteran philanthropies: Goal for 2022 and accomplishments in 2021

APPLICATION OPEN DATE: April 1, 2022
APPLICATION CLOSE DATE: June 30, 2022

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About the Patriots in Business Award

The Patriots in Business Award recognizes outstanding businesses who lead our nation in supporting active duty military members, veterans and their families. The recipients of this award exemplify the values of Duty, Honor and Country, through their programs and initiatives not only for hiring those who have served but also honoring veterans and their families within their organization, through their business practices, and throughout their community and industry.

The 2022 application will open on April 1, 2022 and close on June 30, 2022. For more information, please contact us at [email protected]).

The sponsors for the Patriots in Business Award are Chief Executive Group and Thayer Leadership. The Award was created by Chief Executive Group and Thayer Leadership to thank and recognize outstanding corporations who, by their example, inspire other companies to invest in our military, veterans and their families.

Chief Executive Group, the leading community for business leaders worldwide, publishes Chief Executive magazine (since 1977), chiefexecutive.net, Corporate Board Member magazine and boardmember.com. In addition, the Group hosts conferences and roundtables that enable CEOs and board members to discuss key subjects and share their experiences with their peers. The Group also runs the Chief Executive Network, the leading CEO membership organization arranged by industry, and facilitates the annual “CEO of the Year,” a prestigious honor bestowed upon an outstanding corporate leader, nominated and selected by a group of peers. www.chiefexecutive.net

Thayer Leadership is a premier executive leader development organization, offering transformative leadership journeys that blend world-class applied academic and experiential sessions to unleash the “whole leader”. As an expert in values-based leader development, Thayer inspires and develops leaders grounded in the time-honored military leadership principles from the U.S. Army and West Point, translated to the corporate world and applied to your own organization. Their proprietary and motivating multi-pronged learning approach delivers a holistic experience for participants at West Point, online, virtually, or at any location around the world. At Thayer, like nowhere else, you’ll experience the legacy of military leadership learnings from those who have powered and led a nation. And today, empower organizations to adapt and thrive.

The Patriots in Business Award will be awarded in each of the following categories, which are based on annual revenue:

  • Large Enterprises = over $1B annual revenue
  • Medium-Sized Businesses = $10M-$1B annual revenue
  • Small Businesses = Under $10M annual revenue

Each category winner will be profiled in the November/December 2022 issue of Chief Executive magazine. Winners will also be invited to the Nasdaq Veterans Day as a guest of Chief Executive and Thayer Leadership.

Submitting Entries

Any for-profit company headquartered in the United States can be nominated.

2021 award recipients are not eligible for the 2022 awards. 2020 honorees are eligible but must demonstrate advancements/innovations from previous application to be considered for 2022.

Entries may be self-nominated or submitted on behalf of corporations by those who work with them or by outside vendors and service providers.

The 2022 application period for applications submissions will be April 1 – June 30, 2022. For information regarding our 2022 application please contact: [email protected]

Yes. The organizers ensure that only authorized judges will review entries, and that information about nominees is not released to anyone without prior approval.

All entries will be evaluated by a panel of distinguished veterans and corporate leaders. A list of the judges will be announced.

Awards

Yes. Award winners will receive an award, public recognition and the privilege to display the Patriots in Business Award logo digitally and in print.

The winners for our 2022 awards will be notified by August 15, 2022.

The award announcement will be published in the November/December 2022 issue of Chief Executive magazine.

Select C-level representatives from the winning corporations will be invited to the awards ceremony.

Award winners will receive an award, public recognition and the privilege to display the Patriots in Business Award logo digitally and in print. Award winners can expect to receive digital and print recognition through Chief Executive magazine and Thayer Leadership resources. All award recipients will be profiled in the November/December 2022 issue of Chief Executive magazine. Finally, you’ll have access to the judges’ comments about your entries and your business, which may be invaluable testimonials to your success and can be used for promotional purposes.

APPLICATION OPEN DATE: April 1, 2022
APPLICATION CLOSE DATE: June 30, 2022

For additional questions, contact: [email protected]