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USAA Ranked a Top 10 2016 Military Friendly® Employer by Victory Media

usaaNov. 5, 2015 – USAA announced today that it has earned the 2016 Military Friendly® Employer designation from Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs® magazine. For the 13th year, USAA is one of the Top 10 companies on the list and earned the #3 spot this year.

“USAA’s strength is built on the same core values embodied by the U.S. military, and we proudly make hiring veterans and members of the military transitioning to civilian life a priority,” said Mike Kelly, assistant vice president for Military Advocacy. “We believe that by offering veterans and military spouses opportunities for meaningful employment, we’re doing our part to give back to those who have sacrificed so much for our country and whose talent makes them valued USAA employees.”

Companies competed for the elite Military Friendly® Employer title by completing a data-driven survey, with data independently tested by EY (Ernst & Young) based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media and its Advisory Board. Criteria for the survey included a benchmark score across key programs and policies such as the strength of company military recruiting efforts, percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs for veterans, and company policies on National Guard and Reserve service.

Now in its 13th year, Military Friendly® Employers is the premier resource for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment. Each year, companies taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria, and weightings developed with the assistance of an Advisory Board consisting of leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. A full list of board members can be found at

“Companies that have earned the 2016 Military Friendly® Employer award have exceptionally strong hiring programs and meaningful careers for transitioning service members and spouses,” said Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer of Victory Media and Navy Reserve veteran. “Our Military Friendly® Employers are moving the needle beyond answering ‘why hire military’—they are truly aligning their jobs and recruiting efforts with Military Friendly® educators to translate military competencies into civilian jobs.”

USAA will be showcased along with other 2016 Military Friendly® Employers in the December issue of G.I. Jobs® magazine and the January 2016 issue of Military Spouse Magazine, as well as on

About USAA
USAA provides insurance, banking, investment and retirement products and services to 9.8 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 eligible family members. For more information about USAA, or to learn more about membership, visit

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