Recognizing employers that support veterans

VETS Indexes Employer Awards


Be part of our next awards program

We recognized 285 of the nation’s top veteran employers in our 2024 awards. Earn recognition for your organization by participating in our upcoming 2025 survey — you can register today by filling out the yellow box below.
Companies large and small, government agencies and departments, nonprofit groups, colleges, and universities are all welcome to participate.


Recognition and Recruiting.
Organizations that prove to be the best veteran employers will be recognized with an award, news release, and logo they can use for advertising, marketing, and recruiting.  This seal tells veteran talent that you’re the best.

Short and to the point.
We respect your time. These awards are based on a survey that is significantly shorter than comparable surveys — it can be completed in a few hours, is reduced to the most important veteran employment metrics, and is evaluated with an objective, standardized methodology that judges companies fairly and consistently.

Free of charge.
There is no cost for any employers to participate in any part of the process, from responding to the survey, to being evaluated, to receiving an award and earning a copy of the logo to use in advertising and marketing — with absolutely no licensing fees.

Exceptional perspective.
The methodology was developed with input and consultation from the foremost veteran employment experts across government agencies, veteran nonprofits, and corporate America.

Expertly designed.
The awards were developed by the team of veteran employment experts responsible for the VETS Indexes family of investment indexes and the Employing U.S. Vets Conference. The group includes a managing director with about a decade’s worth experience surveying and polling veterans, as well as the organizations that employ and support them.


Some employers are unable to participate in similar evaluation programs because those programs would publish their private data. We respect proprietary information and will never publish anything about your organization without getting your permission. Additionally, we do not publish a list of employers that pursue VETS Indexes Employer Awards recognition but fail to qualify. We are happy to sign non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) if needed.


To be considered for the VETS Indexes Employer Awards, organization leadership must submit a survey response, which will be evaluated, compared with peer employers, and assigned an award level based on the results. Here are the dates you need to know:

November 4, 2024: Surveys distributed

February 14, 2025: Survey response deadline

April 2025: Awards results announced!

Award levels

Starting with the most prestigious:
VETS Indexes 5 Star Employer
VETS Indexes 4 Star Employer
VETS Indexes 3 Star Employer 
VETS Indexes Recognized Employer

Note: Not all organizations responding to the survey will be recognized. Companies must compare favorably in a competitive evaluation against peer employers.

Areas of focus

Our evaluation will focus on the following subject areas:
Veteran job candidate recruiting and hiring

Veteran employee support and retention

Veteran-inclusive company culture

Support for members of the National Guard and Reserves

Military spouse/family support


Do you have thoughts on what we should consider in this evaluation? What should be the most important metrics? The least important? We’d love to get your feedback, and we will use it to help us develop the program.

Please email to give us suggestions.