DAV (Disabled American Veterans) has named Berry Aviation Inc., a Texas-based company that makes hiring veterans a part of its business strategy, its Midsize Employer of the Year. Representatives from Berry Aviation will be formally recognized during the DAV & Auxiliary Virtual Salute scheduled for Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. EDT on DAV’s website (www.dav.org/virtualsalute).
The company uses numerous online resources, such as Military.com, to find and reach out to military installations to locate service members who are exiting the military. Due to the company’s efforts, 31% of its nearly 300 employees are veterans, and Berry Aviation continues to make strides in bringing in even more veterans, hiring 33 in the last year alone.
Berry Aviation Inc. is a partner and provider of safe, innovative and reliable support services to the United States Department of Defense and other nondefense agencies. Known for its work in the area of aero-medical evacuation support in austere environments and other support services, the company’s support of veterans shows its commitment to all who’ve served.
“It is a part of Berry Aviation’s overall business plan to recruit and hire veterans, because their ownership uniquely understands the talents veterans bring to the workforce,” said DAV National Commander Stephen “Butch” Whitehead. “I am thankful for not only their efforts in hiring veterans but their willingness to work outside of the organization to improve the lives of veterans in their home state of Texas and nationwide.”
DAV empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. It is dedicated to a single purpose: fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served. DAV does this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them, fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill, providing employment resources to veterans and their families, and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. DAV, a nonprofit organization with more than 1 million veteran members, was founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932. Learn more at www.dav.org.