McAuliffe announces 1,451 veteran hires through Virginia Values Veterans

Governor-McAuliffeGovernor Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday that companies participating in the Commonwealth’s Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program have hired 1,451 Veterans between July 1, 2014 and September 30, 2014. Through the V3 Program, these companies have made public commitments and goals to increase employment opportunities for Virginia’s Veterans.

“I am proud of the progress we are making connecting veterans with Virginia companies that will benefit from their unique skills and training,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Leveraging our world class workforce to help companies grow is an essential part of my efforts to build a new Virginia economy, and our state’s veterans will play a central role. The Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program is an innovative initiative developed in support of our common goal of positioning Virginia as the most veteran-friendly state in the nation. I want to thank Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs John Harvey and Commissioner of Veterans Services John Newby for their outstanding work in growing the V3 initiative, and of course the great Virginia companies who are working with my administration everyday to hire more veterans.”

Recognizing its positive contributions to businesses, veterans, and the Commonwealth, Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs John C. Harvey, Jr. has made the V3 Program his top priority. “Virginia is committed to helping our returning service members transition from active duty to civilian life by providing the tools and resources they and their families need to succeed.,” said Secretary Harvey. “The V3 program was established to assist veterans with one of the most integral keys to a successful transition: finding employment that will allow them to draw from the wealth of skills learned during their military career and apply those skills effectively in the civilian workforce. Hiring Veterans isn’t just simply the right moral thing to do; it’s the right business thing to do.”

With over 550,000 Veterans in Virginia’s labor force, the Commonwealth boasts the highest labor force participation rate (68.1%) among veterans in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“Virginia’s veterans are eager to work, well-educated, and highly-trained for a successful civilian career,” Commissioner of Veterans Services John L. Newby II remarked. “Many businesses in Virginia have recognized the good business sense in hiring from this talent pool – but many more still aren’t aware. The V3 Program is here to help those businesses recognize the value that veterans add and connect with them.”

In 2012, Virginia became the first state to have an official state program dedicated to training employers on the value of hiring veterans. Since its inception, 230 V3 companies have set goals to hire 8,150 Veterans. This latest quarterly report brings the total number of Veterans hired to 6,636.

V3 companies are categorized into four different business sizes — based on typical human resource and recruiting capabilities for each category.


Enterprise Companies (1001+ Employees)

Company NameCompany Headquarters:Number of Veterans Hired
Altria Group, Inc.Richmond, VA1
Apex Systems, Inc.Glen Allen, VA156
CACI International, Inc.Arlington, VA409
Carilion ClinicRoanoke, VA6
City of NorfolkNorfolk, VA21
Colonial WilliamsburgWilliamsburg, VA1
Dominion Resources Services, Inc.Richmond, VA29
First DataChesapeake, VA5
Genworth FinancialRichmond, VA14
Hilton WorldwideMcLean, VA6
Huntington Ingalls IndustriesNewport News, VA15
LeidosReston, VA82
LMI Government ConsultingMcLean, VA36
Lockheed MartinArlington, VA84
ManTechFairfax, VA49
NJVC, LLCChantilly, VA6
Old Dominion UniversityNorfolk, VA18
Pentagon Federal Credit UnionAlexandria, VA3
Scitor CorporationReston, VA16
Sentara Health CareVirginia Beach, VA53
SercoReston, VA297
Virginia Beach Police DepartmentVirginia Beach, VA5
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmond, VA6
Virginia Department of TransportationRichmond, VA12


Large Companies (301-1000 Employees)

Company NameCompany Headquarters:Number of Veterans Hired
Admiral Security ServicesRichmond, VA2
American Military UniversityManassas, VA2
C.R. EnglandSalt Lake City, UT13
Oceaneering InternationalChesapeake, VA6
PD SystemsPrince George, VA20
Virginia Beach Fire DepartmentVirginia Beach, VA2



Medium Companies (51-300 Employees)

Company NameCompany Headquarters:Number of Veterans Hired
Advanced Technology InstituteVirginia Beach, VA3
B3 SolutionsAlexandria, VA13
Blue Ridge Regional Jail AuthorityLynchburg, VA7
Busch, LLCVirginia Beach, VA1
Cole Engineering Services, IncOrlando, FL4
Dominion Packaging, Inc.Richmond, VA2
Eastern Virginia Medical SchoolNorfolk, VA8
Hampton Roads Regional JailPortsmouth, VA6
ITA International, LLCYorktown, VA14
Management Support Technology, Inc.Fairfax, VA1
Shine Systems and TechnologiesCharlottesville, VA1
Southern States CooperativeRichmond, VA7
Virginia Capitol PoliceRichmond, VA2


Small Companies (1-50 Employees)

Company NameCompany Headquarters:Number of Veterans Hired
Bedford County Sheriff’s OfficeBedford, VA1
First CommandVirginia Beach, VA1
Lightgrid, LLCVirginia Beach, VA1
M & R ConstructorsRichmond, VA1
Paul Davis Restoration of Northern VirginiaAshburn, VA2
Visionary Consulting PartnersFairfax, VA1


About the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program: The Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program is an official Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Veterans Services Program whose mission is to educate and train employers throughout the Commonwealth on the value of Virginia’s Veterans, and to help employers connect with these personnel to maximize the productivity of their workforce.

Individuals or organizations interested in learning more about these and additional V3 events should visit: The V3 program is largely supported through private donations and sponsorships to augment the training services provided by the Commonwealth. Inquiries regarding the V3 program should be made to Andrew Schwartz, the V3 Program Manager, at(804) 371-2683 or


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