CACI International has received the 2020 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award for the company’s support of National Guard and Reserve employees, CACI announced on Thursday. Since 1996, only 295 employers have received the Freedom Award.
“We are very honored to receive the Employer Support Freedom Award from the Department of Defense. We know the importance of supporting our National Guard and Reservist employees to ensure they can have a successful civilian career while also upholding their duties to our Armed Forces and country,” said John Mengucci, CACI president and CEO, as well as a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient.
CACI has been recognized as one of this year’s 15 recipients from 2,623 nominations submitted by Guards and Reserve members by the Department of Defense (DoD) Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) for the company’s dedication to support the agency. The company’s support of veterans and the military is an integral part of the company’s culture.
In 1971, CACI’s executive chairman and chairman of the Board, Dr. J.P. London, was the first CACI employee to serve as a commander in the Naval Reserves and was soon promoted to captain upon the conclusion of his service in 1983.
37 percent of CACI employees are veterans, military spouses, transitioning service members, or serving National Guards and Reserve members. Veterans have brought talent, integrity, sense of purpose, self-discipline, initiative, and commitment that has strengthened CACI’s business.
“At CACI, we greatly value veterans and members of the military community and pride ourselves on supporting those who have served our country. These dedicated men and women have the skills and experience needed to help our DoD customers complete their missions and make positive contributions to our workforce,” London said.
CACI’s approximately 23,000 talented employees are vigilant in providing the unique expertise and distinctive technology that address our customers’ greatest enterprise and mission challenges. Our culture of good character, innovation, and excellence drives our success and earns us recognition as a Fortune World's Most Admired Company. As a member of the Fortune 1000 Largest Companies, the Russell 1000 Index, and the S&P MidCap 400 Index, we consistently deliver strong shareholder value.