Army & Air Force Exchange Service Earns Eighth Consecutive Recognition as Best for Vets: Employer

Exchange Named 2021 Best for Vets: EmployerDALLAS – Military Times has named the Army & Air Force Exchange Service a Best for Vets: Employer for the eighth year in a row.

The Department of Defense’s largest retailer, which earlier this year surpassed its goal to hire 50,000 Veterans and military spouses, is one of 161 companies to earn a place on the publication’s annual list of leading Veteran employers.

Best for Vets: Employer rankings are based on a voluntary survey covering the policies and practices that make companies an attractive place to work for current employees and future job seekers within the military community.

The Exchange earned the ranking in recognition of its programs to attract and retain Veterans, inclusive hiring practices and more.

“The Exchange is family serving family, and we are honored to have earned a place on the 2021 Best for Vets: Employers list,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Osby, Exchange senior enlisted advisor. “Having been Exchange shoppers themselves, Veterans are uniquely suited to the Exchange’s mission of serving those who serve. We are deeply grateful that so many have decided to continue serving this great Nation as members of the Exchange team.”

The Exchange plans to hire an additional 25,000 Veterans and military spouses over the next five years, aiming for a total of 75,000 by 2026.

Of the Exchange’s 29,500 associates, 10.2% are Veterans, and the Exchange has hired more than 1,800 Wounded Warriors since 2010. 85% of Exchange associates are connected to the military.

Veterans can learn more about starting an Exchange career and browse job openings worldwide at

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Since 1895, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange) has gone where Soldiers, Airmen, Guardians and their families go to improve the quality of their lives by providing valued goods and services at exclusive military pricing. The Exchange is the 54th-largest retailer in the United States. 100% of Exchange earnings support military communities. In the last 10 years, your Exchange benefit has provided $3.4 billion in earnings for critical military Quality-of-Life programs. The Exchange is a non-appropriated fund entity of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors. The Exchange is a 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemorative Partner, planning and conducting events and activities that recognize the service, valor and sacrifice of Vietnam Veterans and their families in conjunction with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our website at or follow us on Twitter at


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