National Military Appreciation Month honors the sacrifice and service of current and former members of the U.S. armed forces, spouses and families alike.
In 1999, the U.S. Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month. In the years since, presidents have honored that designation by taking time each May to highlight the contributions of active duty members and their families make in service to their nation, both during times of war and during times of peace.
In recent months, the spread of the coronavirus disease has rattled our country, causing upheaval in the day-to-day lives of our citizens; yet our military has remained steadfast and played critical roles in responding to the global pandemic. For example, sailors from two Navy hospital ships, the USNS Comfort and the USNS Mercy, deployed to New York City and Los Angeles to work with local officials and health professionals and provide critical relief during this time of need.
At ManTech, our employees understand this call to service – nearly half of ManTech employees are veterans. Many of our employees are also active members of the National Guard or Reservists who have supported COVID-19 response efforts across the globe.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are more than 18 million veterans spread throughout the United States. This means many of us know someone who is currently serving and or has served our country.
It is with pride and honor that we express our appreciation for the women and men in uniform. From remembering those who died in service on Memorial Day to celebrating events such as Armed Forces Day, Victory in Europe Day, and more, May serves as a significant opportunity to express gratitude for the selflessness and sacrifices of those who serve, and their families.
Today, ManTech proudly continues our work alongside every branch of the armed forces, supporting mission-critical programs that keep our country and global assets safe and secure.
As a nationally recognized top employer for veterans, we are continuing our efforts to ensure active military members can smoothly transition to civilian employment and discover new missions with ManTech.
“Veterans bring strong character, courage, a devotion to duty and a commitment to their colleagues – attributes ingrained and reinforced every day in military culture."
"Those qualities that made them good service members make them extraordinary members of the ManTech family. They are our democracy’s first and last line of defense, and they are the proof that our democracy relies on the ingenuity, courage and integrity of average citizens who are called on to do extraordinary things.” – Kevin M. Phillips, President and CEO, ManTech
Omari Faulkner, ManTech Military Ambassador
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