March 29, 2012
Mission aims to help veterans match military specialties to open jobs with U.S. employers.
March 29, 2012 – Arlington, Va. – ACADEMI, a leading, privately-held training and security solutions provider serving government and commercial customers worldwide, today announced that it has joined the 100,000 Jobs Mission in support of hiring transitioning service members and military veterans.
“ACADEMI has a long history of hiring military veterans,” said ACADEMI President and CEO Ted Wright. “They’re at the heart of the training and services we provide. They may no longer wear a uniform, but they are continuing proud service to their country in a civilian capacity,” he added.
Launched in March 2011, the 100,000 Jobs Mission is made up of 37 member companies that have committed to hiring veterans, sharing best hiring practices and reporting their hiring results within the organization. Member companies include AT&T, Cisco Systems Inc., Delta Air Lines, Pitney Bowes, Verizon and others.
“We are proud to welcome ACADEMI to the 100,000 Jobs Mission,” said Maureen Casey, Executive Director of Military and Veterans Affairs at JPMorgan Chase, one of the founding member companies of the 100,000 Jobs Mission. “Their leaders recognize the tremendous value military veterans bring to their organization, and their commitment serves as an example for other businesses.”
“ACADEMI is honored to be part of 100,000 Jobs Mission’s noble goal of hiring 100,000 military veterans in open jobs suited to their specialized backgrounds. Simply put, ACADEMI employees are the best in the business,” Wright added, “and this is no doubt in large part to the strong presence of veterans both on staff and downrange.”
ACADEMI is a leading provider of training and security services in support of the United States Government and other customers, focused on worldwide operations including counterterrorism, force protection, law enforcement and security operations. Across its four vertically integrated business divisions – domestic training, international training, security services and logistics – the company serves the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Navy, numerous law enforcement and other government customers. ACADEMI’s proven ability to provide turnkey, end-to-end training and technical services, along with its unmatched track record of exceptional performance, has enabled the company to establish a competitive advantage well-recognized by its customers.
Plato’s Akademia, established in the third century B.C., was an institution that produced the best thinkers and warriors alike. These were elite individuals capable of facing the challenges of the time thanks to a strong foundation in training, strategy and strength, both mental and physical. ACADEMI is a modern representation of that Platonic vision. www.ACADEMI.com
About the 100,000 Jobs Mission
The 100,000 Jobs Mission was launched in March with the goal of hiring 100,000 transitioning service members and military veterans by 2020. To date, 37 corporations have joined this mission and collectively hired more than 6,600 veterans in 2011. For more information, visit www.100000jobsmission.com.