Lockheed Martin has a rich tradition of supporting the military community through innovative technologies, best-in-class employment opportunities for cleared talent transitioning from service, and through robust corporate giving to support those who serve and have served to defend freedom. During 2020, the company dedicated nearly $12 million to military and veteran social impact initiatives, including $5.5 million to military-connected COVID-19 support.
Here’s a full picture of our multi-dimensional model of support for military service members, veterans, and their families.
During 2021 National Military Appreciation Month, we reflect, express our gratitude to service members and their spouses, and remember the ultimate sacrifice of so many who have defended our freedom. Throughout the year, we support international, regional, and local military-connected nonprofit organizations in communities where our employees live and work, through giving and volunteer efforts.
We partner with nonprofit leaders and deploy workforce development strategies to ensure service members and their families, and military veterans, are prepared, well-supported, and enabled to fully participate and thrive in society.
Economic Opportunity and Well Being
We work with some of the nation’s leading military-connected nonprofit organizations to support service members, veterans, and their families in areas ranging from mental health to economic security. Lockheed Martin is a proud supporter of national veteran and military spouse employment initiatives with partners such as American Corporate Partners, Institute for Veterans and Military Families, Student Veterans of America, Veteran Institute for Procurement, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Hiring Our Heroes. Nearly 100 Lockheed Martin employees serve as mentors for transitioning service members and military spouses looking for guidance on meaningful civilian employment. We support certification and upskilling programs in high-demand industries to bolster transitioning veterans’ resumes as they explore career opportunities. We support a nationally recognized entrepreneurship program for veteran-owned small businesses and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses to help them compete and succeed in the federal marketplace. We also support fellowship programs designed to give military spouses and veterans on-the-job experience at major companies across the country.
In honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day, we are thrilled to sponsor the 5th Annual Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Employment Summit on May 12. Military spouse employment is an incredibly important and timely topic, particularly given the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on women in the workforce. We are proud of the momentum within our own ranks in building the Lockheed Martin Military Spouse Alliance, part of our Military and Veteran Business Resource Group run by passionate and committed volunteers across the company.
Mental Health Awareness Month and Service Member Well Being
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Lockheed Martin is grateful to those who serve and have served. We extend our gratitude during National Military Appreciation Month and all year to our employees, suppliers, customers, and the entire military community. We thank you for your service and sacrifice to defend our freedom and will continue to do our part to support you.