USAA Repeats ‘Most Valuable Employers for Military’ Award

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Recognized by Civilianjobs.com for military recruiting, training, retention efforts

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Our military heritage is the cornerstone of USAA's culture and we constantly strive to improve our already robust recruiting, training and mentoring programs for veterans.

For the second consecutive year, USAA is the only financial services and insurance provider selected to receive the nation’s Most Valuable Employers for Military award from among thousands of U.S.-based companies based on their track record of attracting and hiring a military-experienced workforce.

Created by CivilianJobs.com, the Most Valuable Employers for Military recognition helps military-experienced job seekers identify and target top employers for civilian careers. The finalists are selected annually based on survey criteria documenting company recruiting, training and retention plans that best serve military service members and veterans.

“We’re honored to win this prestigious award a second time. But the real winners are USAA members who will continue to be served by current or former warriors who have walked a mile in their boots and understand their needs,” said Bob Lockett, assistant vice president for USAA Military Programs. “Our military heritage is the cornerstone of USAA’s culture and we constantly strive to improve our already robust recruiting, training and mentoring programs for veterans.”

Lockett pointed out that USAA continues to expand its recruiting outreach to focus more on both junior and senior officers, non-commissioned officers, wounded warriors and military spouses. In fact, the Fortune 200 Company is already surpassing its hiring goals for both veterans and spouses in 2010.

“Our newly created Junior Military Officer Career Development Program recently brought in more than two dozen junior officers to begin a multi-year development program across our lines of business,” Lockett said. “For us, recruiting veterans is just the beginning to ensure our former military members and spouses have everything they need for a lasting and rewarding career at USAA.”

Within the past three years, USAA has hired more than 1,450 veterans and 750 military spouses. Today, there are more than 4,200 USAA employees – about one-fifth the total employee base – with military experience and service, many who continue to serve in the National Guard and Reserve, and many more who are relatives of veterans or active duty military.

A leader in employment for the military, USAA has also been recognized by GI Jobs Magazine as one of its Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers for the past seven years and by Military Spouse Magazine as the nation’s top Military Spouse Friendly Employer two out of the past three years.

About USAA
USAA provides insurance, banking, investment and retirement products and services to 7.4 million members of the U.S. military and their families. Known for its legendary commitment to its members, USAA is consistently recognized for outstanding service, employee well-being and financial strength. USAA membership is open to all who are serving or have honorably served our nation in the U.S. military – and their families. For more information about USAA, or to learn more about membership, visit USAA.com.

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