Booz Allen Ranks 3rd on Military Times’ 82 Best for Vets: Employers 2017 List

May 26, 2017 2:20 PM ET

As a former Marine Corps Cobra pilot, Kurt Scherer used his experiences to chart a different course after the military. Seeking employment at a place that builds on one’s internal moral compass, Kurt landed at Booz Allen Hamilton where he piloted and now leads the firm’s Innovation Center. With over a third of its workforce as veterans, the firm has developed a specialized outreach program that actively recruits integrity-grounded, mission-focused professionals. Given its commitment to hiring and retaining former military servicemen and women, it’s no surprise that the firm was once again named as an employer of choice for veterans.

For the third consecutive year, Booz Allen Hamilton has been included on Military Times' Best for Vets: Employers List, ranking third among 82 companies honored for corporate cultures and policies that cater to veterans. In 2015, the firm was ranked 12th, and in 2016 rose to sixth place for its dedicated veteran outreach program. Companies across the country were invited to take part in the Military Times survey and rankings were determined based on the answers provided, focusing on “recruiting of veterans and service members, company culture, policies, and reservist accommodations.”

In an interview with Military Times, Kurt shared that the training and development that he acquired in the military provided a solid foundation for gaining the necessary leadership skills to advance up the ranks at Booz Allen. He also stated an easy assimilation into the firm’s culture which is very much reminiscent of key attributes and priorities of the military such as “the focus on people, the leadership, the ability to work hard at a task and the privilege of serving something larger than yourself.”

Simply stated, Booz Allen speaks military and continues to support veterans with its workforce programs, community partnerships, and client service.

To view the full rankings, check out the May 15 issue of Best for Vets, online here.

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