Exchange Named to U.S. Veterans Magazine’s Best of the Best for 7th Year in a Row
DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service has made U.S. Veterans Magazine’s 2020 Best of the Best list of Top Government and Law Enforcement Agencies for the seventh straight year.
The magazine polled more than 375 organizations to determine this evaluation, which lauds the Veteran-friendly achievements of for-profit sector corporations, colleges and universities, and government agencies.
The Exchange, the Department of Defense’s largest retailer, is in the midst of a drive to employ 50,000 Veterans and military spouses by the end of the year.
“Veterans and their families have been the backbone of the Exchange from the beginning,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes, Exchange senior enlisted adviser. “This has been a challenging year for our Nation, but the Exchange’s focus on our Warfighters and their families remains undeterred.”
Since 2013, the Exchange has hired more than 44,000 Veterans and military spouses, including at least 1,500 Wounded Warriors since 2010.
The Exchange recruits Veterans through its Veterans Retail Management Training program, job fairs, truck shows and other outreach events.
In the Exchange’s hiring practices, spouses receive first consideration for open positions and retain their benefits throughout their careers. In addition, the Exchange gives preference to honorably discharged Veterans; disabled Veterans; military retirees below the rank of major or its equivalent; and spouses, widows and mothers of deceased and disabled Veterans.
The U.S. Veterans Magazine’s lists are compiled from independent and market research, diversity conference participation and survey responses. The 2020 lists will be published in the fall issue of U.S Veterans Magazine and available on newsstands mid-August.