New York, NY, November 10, 2021 – Drexel Hamilton, a 100% veteran-owned and operated full-service investment bank, received the HIRE Vets Gold Medallion 2021 award from the U.S. Department of Labor for the hiring, retention, and training of military veterans. Nearly 60% of employees are veterans, and Drexel Hamilton provides training, mentoring, professional development, and employment opportunities to help veterans obtain careers in the finance industry.

The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes a company or organization’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development. The HIRE Vets Medallion program was established under the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans, or HIRE Vets Act signed into law on May 5, 2017. The Gold Medallion citation states that “[Drexel Hamilton] has demonstrated a model of patriotism worthy of praise as well as a recognition of the value veterans bring to the workplace.”

Army veteran and Drexel Hamilton Managing Partner, Anthony Felice, commented on receiving the HIRE Vets Award, “It is a privilege to work with so many of our nation’s heroes and an honor to support our veteran community as a whole. Veterans bring tremendous experience, skills, leadership, teamwork, core values and much more to an organization. On Veterans Day tomorrow, as with every day at Drexel Hamilton, we are profoundly grateful for our veterans’ selfless service to country.”