Patriots in Business Awards

The Patriots in Business Awards are a partnership between Chief Executive Group and Thayer Leadership 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 the September 2016 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.

Patriots in Business Award Website  



  • Large Enterprises
  • Medium-Sized Businesses
  • Small Businesses

The 2020 awards were presented September 24, 2020 at Chief Executive's CEO Talent Summit.

The 2020 winners are:

  • Large Enterprises - Comcast NBCUniversal
  • Medium-Sized Businesses - Drexel Hamilton
  • Small Businesses - HumCap

For more information on the awards, click here.

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