Saluting Our Military Families

Saluting Our Military Families
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Additional campaign events focused on military spouse careers and the unique and transferable skills of this community (check out the event recording on YouTube) and on the workforce contributions of Vietnam Veterans. Booz Allen leaders were a compelling voice in the media—creating awareness of the needs of the military family and how business and communities can come together in support. Booz Allen volunteers also partnered with Blue Star Families to refurbish military youth centers and an elementary school library at military bases across the country.

The firm is extending its innovative service to the military community to its next generation, through the new Booz Allen Hamilton Innovation Award for Military Children, part of Operation Homefront’s Military Child of the Year program. Our passion for innovation and support for military families converged in the sponsorship of this award, with longtime partner Operation Homefront. Seventeen year-old Elizabeth O’Brien, who has a parent in the Army, was named the first-ever recipient in March 2016 for launching a not-for-profit that raises funds to pay for military housing modifications that aren’t covered by insurance, but are needed by disabled military children. The award came with funding and consulting services from Booz Allen volunteers who provided Elizabeth with a strategic plan to help scale her not-for-profit.

“The most exciting thing to me about Booz Allen’s support for military families is how you have so many parts of the firm engaging on a common cause—client teams, forums focused on military families, recruiting, human resources, and corporate social responsibility,” says Amy Bennett. “I’m proud to work for a company that honors the service and sacrifice of military families in this way.”

Military/Veteran Employer of Choice Awards

  • GI Jobs Military-Friendly Employer Top 50 for 10 years (#2 in 2016)
  • Military Times Best for Vets (#6 in 2016)
  • GI Jobs Military Spouse-friendly Employer—Top 50 since award’s inception (#12 in 2016)
  • Forbes Top 5 Employer for Veterans 2012 – 2016
  • Beyond ESGR* Awards for 2014 (Virginia) and 2015 (Maryland) (*Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve)

Download the full PDF of the 2016 Impact Report.

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