Virtual Service Operations Honored as a 2024 VETS Indexes 3 Star Employer
Virtual Service Operations Honored as a 2024 VETS Indexes 3 Star Employer

[Manassas, VA] – April 11, 2024 – Virtual Service Operations is proud to receive the VETS Indexes 3 Star Employer Award in the 2024 VETS Indexes Employer Awards. The award recognizes VSO’s commitment to recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing, and supporting veterans and the military-connected community.

This year, a record 344 organizations submitted completed surveys for the VETS Indexes Employer Awards, an increase of more than 100 from last year and nearly triple the number from two years ago. Of those, VETS Indexes recognized 285 organizations across the following award levels: 5 Star Employer, 4 Star Employer, 3 Star Employer, and Recognized Employer. Not every responding organization made the cut – only those that demonstrated a strong commitment to veterans, members of the National Guard and Reserves, and military spouses. Participating organizations included companies large and small, government agencies and departments, nonprofit groups, colleges, and universities.

Click this link to see the full slate of awardees: https://vetsindexes.com/award-results-2024

George Altman, president of VETS Indexes congratulated VSO, saying:

The diligent efforts of Virtual Service Operations to hire, retain and support veterans and the military-connected community have earned the organization a highly coveted VETS Indexes Employer Award. Competition for the VETS Indexes Employer Awards was tougher than ever in 2024, as a record number of organizations participated. Even with hundreds of employers in the running, Virtual Service Operations demonstrated a strong dedication to veteran employment. Congratulations to Virtual Service Operations on this achievement! 

Virtual Service Operations is proud to be led by a forward-thinking and robust team, many of whom are U.S. Military Veterans. Upon notification of the award, company executives shared their thoughts:

Leading companies have discovered the secret in plain sight: veterans.  If you invest in a system to identify, recruit, and train veterans, you will have a more virtuous workforce, a more diverse workforce, and a more effective workforce.  We encourage every business leader to follow this path and reap the benefits of hiring heroes.

– Stephen O’Keefe, CEO of VSO

VSO’s focus on veteran employment is at the heart of who we are as a company and its wonderful to see that focus gain industry recognition.  As a veteran myself, it brings me great pride to be part of an organization that truly values and understands the sacrifices made by those who have worn the uniform of the United States. Be they retired, reserve, or just one enlistment, our veterans bring extraordinary skills and experience to the civilian workplace and should occupy a prime position in any company’s HR strategy.

– Darby Mee, VP of Public Sector at VSO and U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

Receiving this VETS Indexes 2024 Employer Award is a true honor.  Honor? The word resonates; I am honored to have served my country with my fellow brother in sisters in arms. Honor? The word is impactful, I am honored to be part of VSO’s recruit, hire, and retain Veterans mission and the incredible impact I have seen first-hand on their careers and more importantly their lives. Such awards underscore the importance of these programs, and a collective recognition of the invaluable contributions Veterans can make beyond the battlefield. Be honorable, honor our Vets!

– Ethan Watts, VP of Channel and Commercial at VSO and U.S. Navy Veteran

As the most objective and comprehensive evaluation of veteran employers, the VETS Indexes Employer Awards program has set a new standard in veteran employment data. VETS Indexes and its Employer Awards have been featured on CNBC, Fox Business and BNN Bloomberg, as well as military-specific outlets, including Military.com, Military Times and Stars & Stripes. This in-depth survey and recognition program analyzes employers’ policies, practices, and outcomes in detail, across the following 5 categories: 

  • Veteran job candidate recruiting and hiring
  • Veteran employee development and retention
  • Veteran-inclusive policies and culture
  • Support for members of the National Guard and Reserves
  • Military spouse/family support

For more information on the process and methodology behind the VETS Indexes Employer Awards, please click this link: https://vetsindexes.com/employer-awards-methodology. To register and participate in the upcoming 2025 VETS Indexes Employer Awards competition, please click here: https://vetsindexes.com/employer-awards/.


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About Virtual Service Operations

Virtual Service Operations is a U.S.-based managed services and engineering firm for infrastructure, cloud, and hybrid environments. Our military veteran workforce provides reliable, secure, and cost-effective solutions for companies in need of a flexible, affordable approach to hybrid architecture and data management.

About VETS Indexes

VETS Indexes is a leading voice on veteran employment issues, overseeing the VETS Indexes Employer Awards, hosting the Employing U.S. Vets Conference, unearthing unique and unprecedented data on veteran employment through the Veteran Employment Benchmarking Service, and developing custom indexes, linked to financial products, that track the performance of the publicly traded companies that have established themselves as the best employers for veterans. 

The VETSX and VTRNIX indexes were created on the premise that the companies that make the best use of the highly talented, yet under-valued, talent pool that veterans represent will ultimately see a benefit to their bottom lines. The performance of the indexes has emphatically confirmed that thesis, outpacing the S&P 500.   

As the world’s first resource for U.S.-veteran-themed indexes, our mission is to provide innovative solutions that recognize the value created by the mission-critical mindset, unique skills, and specialized training that veterans bring to the workplace. Our mission also includes a commitment to always donate a significant portion (target of 20% and no less than 5%) of our net profits to charitable organizations that support veterans and their families.  

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