Patriots in Business Award

The Patriots in Business Award is presented in partnership with Chief Executive Group and Thayer Leadership since 2018 to honor 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. Download the special supplement from TD magazine, "Supporting and Developing Veterans", created in partnership with The Association for Talent Development, to learn how other corporations have implemented veterans initiatives in their organizations.



  • Large Enterprises - greater than $1B annual revenue
  • Medium-Sized Businesses - $10M-$1B annual revenue 
  • Small Businesses - less than $10M annual revenue

Applications for the 2024 Award will open April 1, 2024 and close June 30, 2024.

To submit your nomination or learn more about the award, please visit the Patriots in Business Award Website, here.

Congratulations to our 2023 Patriots in Business Award Winners:

  • Large Enterprises - CSX
  • Medium-Sized Businesses - Salute Mission Critical

For more information on this year's award winners, click here.

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