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History

Today’s military service member has spent more time in combat theatre than at any other point in our country’s military history. As these brave men and women return to their families from service abroad, they do so with the optimism of enjoying prosperity in the country they have served so faithfully. Unfortunately, especially among those military members returning with significant service-related disabilities, patriotic sentiment is often not translating into meaningful employment; disabled veterans suffer an unemployment rate of nearly twice the national average.

Drexel Hamilton, LLC is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Broker-Dealer founded on the principle of offering meaningful employment opportunities to disabled veterans. Aware of the need to equip veterans with a marketable skill set, our founder Lawrence Doll collaborated with retired Marine General Peter Pace, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and co-founded the Wall Street Warfighters Foundation, a non-profit organization which identifies, trains, and helps place disabled veterans in careers in the financial services industry.  The training program covers all expenses including room and board, travel, licensing exams, and a monthly stipend. Learn more about Wall Street Warfighters Foundation.

Drexel Hamilton serves as the regulatory sponsor to the Wall Street Warfighters Foundation, providing office space and onsite training. Drexel is also the single largest source of hiring for its graduates. A founding principle of our firm is a commitment to not just be owned, but also operated by disabled veterans.

At Drexel Hamilton, it is our belief that the long-term prosperity of our philanthropic mission to train and employ disabled veterans is solely dependent upon our success in developing a viable business. It is this commitment which has been the impetus behind the initial development of and continued investment in a viable full-service institutional broker-dealer.