At the recent 2021 Virginia Veterans and Military Affairs Conference, Virginia Tech was awarded the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs Award.

As a public entity, Virginia Tech received the award for demonstrating innovative support for Virginia veterans and promoting veteran employment.

Virginia Tech’s Talent Acquisition team has dedicated resources and outreach efforts to V3 and other veteran organizations in order to attract, hire, and retain more active and former servicemen and servicewomen to the university.

“It is a source of great pride for Virginia Tech to be recognized for our efforts to support veterans,” said Bryan Garey, vice president for human resources. “It is important to honor our veterans for their service to our nation and to support them and their families in any way we can, including enhancing opportunities for them to have a dynamic career with a great public institution.”

Virginia Tech has been previously recognized by the V3 Program, including becoming the first public university in the commonwealth to be certified by V3 for its commitment to hire veterans in 2015.

In addition, 14 other employers in the commonwealth were recognized for their exceptional commitment to the V3 Program and their hiring of Virginia military veterans, transitioning service members, and their spouses.

The V3 Program is a Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Veterans Services Program. V3 helps employers understand, design and implement nationally recognized best practices in recruiting, hiring, and retaining veterans. For more information on this year’s awards, visit this page

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