Frequently Asked Questions

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 2020 application will open on April 1, 2020 and close on June 15, 2020. For more information, please contact us at PatriotsAward@thayerleadership.com).

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, based on the grounds of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. Utilizing a diverse range of customized, open enrollment, and online learning programs, Thayer’s mission is to build leaders of character by offering leadership and ethics education grounded in time-honored military principles and values-based leadership delivered by proven leaders. www.thayerleaderdevelopment.com

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 2020 issue of Chief Executive magazine. Winners will be invited to attend, complimentary, Chief Executive and TLDG’s 2020 CEO Talent Summit, September 24-25. 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.

2019 award recipients are not eligible for the 2020 awards. 2018 honorees are eligible but must demonstrate advancements/innovations from previous application to be considered for 2020.

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 2020 application period for applications submissions will be April 1 – June 15, 2020. For information regarding our 2020 application please contact: PatriotsAward@thayerleadership.com

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 2020 awards will be notified on August 15, 2020.

The winners will be announced at the CEO Talent Summit on September 24, 2020.  The award announcement will be published in the November/December 2020 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 a complimentary invitation for their CEO, plus publicity and recognition at the 2020 CEO Talent Summit on September 24-25, 2020, as well as digital and print recognition through Chief Executive magazine and TLDG resources. All award recipients will be profiled in the November/December 2020 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.