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Governor Glenn Youngkin Announces 100,000th Veteran Hire Through Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program

Governor Glenn Youngkin announced today that the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program had surpassed 100,000 Virginia veterans hired throughout the Commonwealth. The 100,000th hire was made by V3 Certified Employer Paramount Builders in Virginia Beach.

Governor Youngkin announced this milestone achievement during the annual Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Award Luncheon where V3 Certified Employers were recognized for their outstanding contributions in the hiring of Virginia veterans and military spouses.  The luncheon capped off the 2022 Veterans and Military Affairs Conference hosted by the Virginia Chamber Foundation, the Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) and the Virginia Veterans Services Foundation (VVSF).

“Here in Virginia, we are proudly home to more than 700,000 military veterans –one of the highest percentage of veterans per population of any state – and thousands more transition from active duty to the civilian workforce every year.  We want these highly trained, skilled, and disciplined men and women to find suitable employment here so they can live, work and thrive in the Commonwealth and contribute to our communities and economy,” the Governor said. “The Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program was created to help employers recruit, hire, and retain Virginia veterans.  It is a true public-private partnership with over 2,100 V3 partner employers who are truly committed to hiring our veterans.”

“The proof of the success of the V3 Program is my announcement today of the 100,000th veteran hired since the program was created twelve years ago. I congratulate Paramount Builders, a V3 Certified Employer since 2016, for their continued commitment and for helping us achieve this amazing milestone. Hiring veterans not only makes good business sense, it is the right thing to do as we Virginians can show our appreciation for their service and sacrifice to our Nation,” Governor Youngkin added.

The Governor was joined by Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs Craig Crenshaw, Deputy Secretary Jason Pak, and Virginia Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Daniel Gade in presenting awards of special recognition to representatives of V3 Certified Employers for their exceptional commitment to hiring veterans during the past year.

“With nearly 30 military installations located within our borders, Virginia has a special relationship with our Armed Forces and those that serve. These service men and women are a real asset to the Commonwealth when they transition from active duty to civilian life,” said Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs Craig Crenshaw. The V3 Program has proven to make their transition to the civilian workforce easier and much more efficient. Thanks to so many committed V3 Certified Employers such as the ones we honor here today, the V3 Program will continue to fulfill this important mission,”

“The goal of this administration and here at the Virginia Department of Veterans Services is to assure that Virginia remains the most veteran-friendly state in America,” said DVS Commissioner Daniel Gade. “The V3 Program is one of the most effective tools we have to continue this mission and I look forward to increasing the number of V3 Certified Employers and the number of veterans hired during the next year.”

The winners of the 2022 Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Awards are:


  • Governor’s Awards

(In recognition of most veterans hired during 2021)

(Small employer)       Ryde Technologies, LLC                   Alexandria                  16 hires

(Medium employer)   ITA International, LLC                     Newport News            67 hires

(Large employer)        B3 Group Inc.                                   Leesburg                     200 hires

(Enterprise employer) Navy Exchange Service                Virginia Beach            4,192 hires


  • V3 Triumph Award

(Most transformative hiring process)

American Systems                                          Chantilly


  • V3 Breakthrough Award

(Most inspiring workplace culture for veterans)

Eenu Dutcher Holdings, LLC                         Springfield


  • V3 Impact Awards

(For going “above and beyond” to make a community impact)

(Medium employer)   Prism, Inc.                   Reston

(Large employer)        Virginia Tech              Blacksburg


  • V3 MVP Award

(Most inspiring workplace culture for veterans)

American Systems                                          Chantilly


  • V3 Influencer Awards

(Best strategy to recruit, hire and retain veteran employees)

(Small/medium employer)     Varada Consulting      Vienna

(Large/enterprise employer)  Xcelerate Solutions    McLean


  • V3 Phoenix Award

(Recognizes comprehensive support to an employed veteran or veteran job seeker)

Phase II Staffing & Contracting, LLC                        Woodbridge


  • V3 Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs Award

(Recognizes a state agency or public entity for exceptional support of veterans and veteran employment)

City of Norfolk                                                             Norfolk


  • Military Medics and Corpsman Program (MMAC) Award

(Recognizes total number of veterans hired during 2021 by a healthcare employer)

Riverside Health System                                            Newport News


  • V3 100K Hires Award

(Recognizes employer who reported the 100,000th veteran hired)

Paramount Builders                                                    Virginia Beach


About the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program

More than 2,100 businesses, state and local government agencies, and educational institutions are part of the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program. These employers have hired more than 100,000 veterans since the program’s inception in 2012.  Part of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS), the V3 Program helps employers develop and implement long-term strategies and nationally recognized best practices in recruiting, hiring, and retaining veterans. For more information, please visit

 About the Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS)

The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) is a state government agency with more than 40 locations across the Commonwealth of Virginia. DVS traces its history to 1928 and the establishment of the Virginia War Service Bureau to assist Virginia’s World War I veterans. Today, DVS assists veterans and their families in filing claims for federal veterans

benefits; provides veterans and family members with linkages to services including behavioral healthcare, housing, employment, education and other programs. The agency operates two long-term care facilities offering in-patient skilled nursing care, Alzheimer’s/memory care, and short-term rehabilitation for veterans; provides an honored final resting place for veterans and their families at three state veterans cemeteries. It also operates the Virginia War Memorial, the Commonwealth’s tribute to Virginia’s men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice from World War II to the present. For more information, please visit