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AVIAN honored as a 2022 VETS Indexes Recognized Employer

VETS Indexes is proud to announce that AVIAN has earned the designation VETS Indexes Recognized Employer, as part of the 2022 VETS Indexes Employer Awards.

The award recognizes the organization’s commitment to recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing, and supporting veterans and the military-connected community.

“AVIAN has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to veterans and the military community, through its efforts to recruit, support, and promote those who served our country bravely,” said George Altman, managing director of VETS Indexes.

As the most objective and comprehensive evaluation of veteran employers, the VETS Indexes Employer Awards have been featured on CNBC, as well as military-specific outlets, including Its in-depth survey and recognition program analyze employers’ policies, practices, and outcomes in detail, across the following 5 categories:

★     Veteran job candidate recruiting and hiring

★     Veteran employee development and retention

★     Veteran-inclusive company policies and culture

★     Support for members of the National Guard and Reserves

★     Military spouse/family support

"Taking care of veterans and members of the military-connected community is part of the fabric of our corporate value," said Kevin Switick, AVIAN's Chief Operating Officer and retired U.S. Navy Commander. "Our corporate value is to take care of each other. I learned that powerful value during my time in the Navy and am committed to keeping it a priority in our company." 

Nearly 120 organizations submitted surveys to be considered for the awards. Responding organizations included companies large and small, government agencies and departments, nonprofit groups, colleges, and universities. Not all organizations that submitted surveys were recognized with awards. The VETS Indexes Employer Awards are reserved only for employers whose veteran-related efforts stand out from the pack, as the best. Click this link to see the full slate of awardees: 

“One of the best ways to help veterans is to connect them with fulfilling and meaningful careers, at organizations where they can develop their skills and grow into senior leaders. As a VETS Indexes Recognized Employer, AVIAN has proven to be a welcoming home for veterans and military spouses who want to start the next phases in their lives,” Altman said.


AVIAN is a veteran and employee-owned government services small business headquartered in Lexington Park, Maryland with over 400 employees across the country.

Currently, AVIAN employs over 95 veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and more than two dozen military connected individuals. AVIAN is a participating employer of the DoD Skillbridge program for transitioning service members and actively participates in recruiting and military support opportunities organized by The AVA Group. 

AVIAN is a two-time honoree on the Inc. Best Workplaces in America list (2018 and 2020) and a 10-time honoree on the Inc. 500 | 5000 lists of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies. AVIAN ranked No. 230 in 2010, No. 267 in 2011, No. 660 in 2012, No. 1675 in 2013, No. 2630 in 2014, No. 2417 in 2015, No. 3599 in 2016, No. 3764 in 2017, No. 4878 in 2018 and No. 4496 in 2019.

AVIAN believes talent and passion generate solutions to today’s business challenges. We understand that these characteristics thrive in a business culture that embraces innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit.

We are resourceful, responsive and reachable for our clients in program, financial, and logistics management; engineering and systems engineering; test and evaluation of manned and unmanned surface, subsurface and aerial systems; workforce development and training; communication strategy and graphic design.

About VETS Indexes

VETS Indexes is an independent provider of custom indexes within the Environmental, Social, and Governance arena.  Drawing on deep and broad industry experience, we construct and disseminate thematic impact indexes for investors, exchanges, and asset managers which serve as the underlying portfolios for financial products.

As the world’s first resource for U.S. Military Veterans’ themed indexes, our mission is to provide innovative solutions that recognize the value created by the mission-critical mindset, unique skill sets, and specialized training that veterans bring to the workplace. Our Mission also includes a commitment to always donate a significant portion (target of 20% and no less than 5%) of our net profits to charitable organizations that support the wellness of our Military Veterans and their families. 

“SERVING THOSE WHO SERVED” - VETS Indexes provides a social impact via those public companies that support the hiring and professional development of our military veterans.  

For more information on the VETS Indexes Employer Awards, including how to register and participate in the upcoming 2023 VETS Indexes Employer Awards competition, please click this link ( To learn about VETS Indexes’ investment indexes, please click here ( In addition to those initiatives, VETS Indexes also hosts the biannual Employing U.S. Vets Conference, a discussion of best practices related to veteran employment among the top minds across corporate America, government agencies, and nonprofit groups. Our next conference is on April 14, in New York City – learn more and register here:

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