Veteran Advocacy

[one_full last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=””][separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”30″ bottom_margin=”20″ sep_color=”” border_size=”” icon=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_color=”” width=”” alignment=”center” class=”” id=””][title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” class=”” id=””]18+ Years of Serving Those Who Have Served[/title][fusion_text]In 2001, VIQTORY’s co-founders celebrated their first day working at a new company—their own—and a new mission: to create vital, civilian-produced resources for thousands of people leaving the military each year, at no cost to service members or taxpayers. And, where companies and schools didn’t recruit from the military, Chris, Rich and Scotty showed them just how and why they should.

Today, we celebrate a rich, 18-year history of creating opportunity and advocacy for our veterans, military spouses, service members and high school students looking to take that “next step” through our VIQTORY brands, as well as those of its sister company, M2V, both which are subsidiaries of Neptune Holdings, Inc. We’ve haven’t forgotten how we got here.[/fusion_text][/one_full][title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”single” sep_color=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” class=”” id=””][/title][content_boxes settings_lvl=”parent” layout=”icon-on-side” columns=”4″ icon_align=”left” title_size=”12px” title_color=”” body_color=”” backgroundcolor=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_radius=”” iconcolor=”” circlecolor=”” circlebordercolor=”” circlebordersize=”” outercirclebordercolor=”” outercirclebordersize=”” icon_size=”100px” icon_hover_type=”” hover_accent_color=”” link_type=”” link_area=”box” link_target=”_blank” animation_delay=”” animation_offset=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”right” animation_speed=”0.1″ margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” class=”” id=””][content_box title=”Introducing G.I. Jobs®” icon=”” backgroundcolor=”” iconcolor=”” circlecolor=”” circlebordercolor=”” circlebordersize=”” outercirclebordercolor=”” outercirclebordersize=”” iconrotate=”” iconspin=”no” image=”http://militaryfriendly.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/GIJ.Jan02.Cover_.jpg” image_width=”35″ image_height=”35″ link=”” linktext=”” link_target=”_self” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=””]2001: G.I. Jobs®  magazine and gijobs.com launch, both which continue today to serve the career-transition needs of service members and veterans.[/content_box][content_box title=”First Class of Military Friendly® Employers” icon=”” backgroundcolor=”” iconcolor=”” circlecolor=”” circlebordercolor=”” circlebordersize=”” outercirclebordercolor=”” outercirclebordersize=”” iconrotate=”” iconspin=”no” image=”http://militaryfriendly.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/GIJ_Dec03_cover.jpg” image_width=”35″ image_height=”35″ link=”” linktext=”” link_target=”_self” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=””]2003: G.I. Jobs® publishes its first annual “Military Friendly Employers” list.[/content_box][content_box title=”New Resource for Veteran-Owned Businesses” icon=”” backgroundcolor=”” iconcolor=”” circlecolor=”” circlebordercolor=”” circlebordersize=”” outercirclebordercolor=”” outercirclebordersize=”” iconrotate=”” iconspin=”no” image=”http://militaryfriendly.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/VBJ_May.Jun04.jpg” image_width=”35″ image_height=”35″ link=”” linktext=”” link_target=”_self” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=””]2004: Veterans Business Journal is published for first time, targeted to 3 million U.S. veteran-owned businesses.[/content_box][content_box title=”CA Only State VOB Friendly” icon=”” backgroundcolor=”” iconcolor=”” circlecolor=”” circlebordercolor=”” circlebordersize=”” outercirclebordercolor=”” outercirclebordersize=”” iconrotate=”” iconspin=”no” image=”http://militaryfriendly.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/NaVOBA-State-Tracker-Original-2004-State-300×185.png” image_width=”35″ image_height=”35″ link=”” linktext=”” link_target=”_self” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=””]2004: California is only state with procurement laws to include veteran-owned businesses.[/content_box][content_box title=”Announcing the Vetrepreneur of the Year®” icon=”” backgroundcolor=”” iconcolor=”” circlecolor=”” circlebordercolor=”” circlebordersize=”” outercirclebordercolor=”” outercirclebordersize=”” iconrotate=”” iconspin=”no” image=”http://militaryfriendly.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/VBJ.Nov_.Dec06.Cover_-232×300.jpg” image_width=”35″ image_height=”35″ link=”” linktext=”” link_target=”_self” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=””]2006:  The company names its first annual “Vetrepreneur of the Year®”. [/content_box][content_box title=”NaVOBA Advocates for VOBs” icon=”” backgroundcolor=”” iconcolor=”” circlecolor=”” circlebordercolor=”” circlebordersize=”” outercirclebordercolor=”” outercirclebordersize=”” iconrotate=”” iconspin=”no” image=”http://militaryfriendly.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Vet_OCT07.Cover_-231×300.jpg” image_width=”35″ image_height=”35″ link=”” linktext=”” link_target=”_self” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=””]2007:  The National Veteran-Owned Business Association is formed to create opportunities for veteran entrepreneurs. Today, NaVOBA has encouraged grassroots, legislative action on behalf of “vetrepreneurs” in 30 states.

Veterans Business Journal also becomes Vetrepreneur® magazine, unifying veteran-owned businesses (VOBs) and advocates to pressure federal agencies to set a 3% VOB procurement goal.[/content_box][content_box title=”Military Spouse Friendly Employers Inaugural List” icon=”” backgroundcolor=”” iconcolor=”” circlecolor=”” circlebordercolor=”” circlebordersize=”” outercirclebordercolor=”” outercirclebordersize=”” iconrotate=”” iconspin=”no” image=”http://militaryfriendly.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2007_MSFE_Logo-300×275.jpg” image_width=”35″ image_height=”35″ link=”” linktext=”” link_target=”_self” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=””]2007:  Victory Media launches militaryspouse.com, the online home of Military Spouse Magazine, strengthening the voice around issues important to over one million military spouses.

Military Spouse Magazine publishes its first annual “Military Spouse Friendly Employers” list.[/content_box][content_box title=”MSOY Recognizes Deserving Military Spouses” icon=”” backgroundcolor=”” iconcolor=”” circlecolor=”” circlebordercolor=”” circlebordersize=”” outercirclebordercolor=”” outercirclebordersize=”” iconrotate=”” iconspin=”no” image=”http://militaryfriendly.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/MSM_MAY08_Cover-222×300.jpg” image_width=”35″ image_height=”35″ link=”” linktext=”” link_target=”_self” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=””]2008:  Military Spouse Magazine names the first “Military Spouse of the Year®,” with public voting expanded to include the base and branch level. The annual MSOY is announced at a VIP luncheon each May in Washington D.C.[/content_box][content_box title=”First Military Friendly® Schools Guide is Published” icon=”” backgroundcolor=”” iconcolor=”” circlecolor=”” circlebordercolor=”” circlebordersize=”” outercirclebordercolor=”” outercirclebordersize=”” iconrotate=”” iconspin=”no” image=”http://militaryfriendly.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/GIJ.MFS_.2010.GUIDE_-231×300.jpg” image_width=”35″ image_height=”35″ link=”” linktext=”” link_target=”_self” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=””]2009:  VIQTORY creates the first annual Guide to Military Friendly® Schools for 2010, benchmarking 2-year, 4-year, graduate, online and vocational college programs to help veterans make informed choices about where to go to school.[/content_box][content_box title=”12 States Support VOB Laws” icon=”” backgroundcolor=”” iconcolor=”” circlecolor=”” circlebordercolor=”” circlebordersize=”” outercirclebordercolor=”” outercirclebordersize=”” iconrotate=”” iconspin=”no” image=”” image_width=”35″ image_height=”35″ link=”” linktext=”” link_target=”_self” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=””]2009: NaVOBA begins tracking veteran-owned business legislation through the NaVOBA State Tracker Map. In 2009, only 12 states had enacted vetrepreneur-friendly laws.[/content_box][content_box title=”Buy Veteran Campaign Takes Off” icon=”” backgroundcolor=”” iconcolor=”” circlecolor=”” circlebordercolor=”” circlebordersize=”” outercirclebordercolor=”” outercirclebordersize=”” iconrotate=”” iconspin=”no” image=”http://militaryfriendly.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2010.BuyVeteran.VOB_.Badge_-176×300.png” image_width=”35″ image_height=”35″ link=”” linktext=”” link_target=”_self” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=””]2010:  NaVOBA’s “Buy Veteran” movement takes off, encouraging Americans to purchase from “Main Street” veteran-owned businesses. NaVOBA’s Chris Hale discusses BuyVeteran.com on CNBC’s Closing Bell.[/content_box][content_box title=”Spouses Come Together at Summit” icon=”” backgroundcolor=”” iconcolor=”” circlecolor=”” circlebordercolor=”” circlebordersize=”” outercirclebordercolor=”” outercirclebordersize=”” iconrotate=”” iconspin=”no” image=”http://militaryfriendly.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2010-Miltiary-Spouse-Summit-300×300.jpg” image_width=”35″ image_height=”35″ link=”” linktext=”” link_target=”_self” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=””]2010:  The Military Spouse Summit (later called Military Spouse Town Hall) is added to MSOY events, bringing together spouses, government officials, and hiring professionals to discuss policies and programs in support of the military spouse community.[/content_box][content_box title=”Welcome Suzie Schwartz!” icon=”” backgroundcolor=”” iconcolor=”” circlecolor=”” circlebordercolor=”” circlebordersize=”” outercirclebordercolor=”” outercirclebordersize=”” iconrotate=”” iconspin=”no” image=”http://militaryfriendly.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Suzie_Headshot-300×300-1.jpg” image_width=”35″ image_height=”35″ link=”” linktext=”” link_target=”_self” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=””]2013:  VIQTORY hires Suzie Schwartz, wife of retired Air Force Chief of Staff, and named VP of Military Spouse Programs.[/content_box][content_box title=”VOY Program Expands” icon=”” backgroundcolor=”” iconcolor=”” circlecolor=”” circlebordercolor=”” circlebordersize=”” outercirclebordercolor=”” outercirclebordersize=”” iconrotate=”” iconspin=”no” image=”http://militaryfriendly.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2014_VOYs-104×300.jpg” image_width=”35″ image_height=”35″ link=”” linktext=”” link_target=”_self” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=””]2014:  NaVOBA expands the Vetrepreneur of the Year® program to recognize the first annual  Minority Vetrepreneur of the Year®, Hispanic Vetrepreneur of the Year® and Woman Vetrepreneur of the Year®.[/content_box][content_box title=”G.I. Jobs® Meets NASCAR!” icon=”” backgroundcolor=”” iconcolor=”” circlecolor=”” circlebordercolor=”” circlebordersize=”” outercirclebordercolor=”” outercirclebordersize=”” iconrotate=”” iconspin=”no” image=”http://militaryfriendly.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2014_GIJ_Datona_NASCAR_14DAY2rl3839-300×200.jpg” image_width=”35″ image_height=”35″ link=”” linktext=”” link_target=”_self” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=””]2014:  G.I. Jobs® teams with Farmers Insurance to grace the hood of the Farmers Insurance Hendrick Motorsports No. 5 Chevrolet at Daytona International Speedway.[/content_box][content_box title=”CCFIT Free Tool Introduced” icon=”” backgroundcolor=”” iconcolor=”” circlecolor=”” circlebordercolor=”” circlebordersize=”” outercirclebordercolor=”” outercirclebordersize=”” iconrotate=”” iconspin=”no” image=”” image_width=”35″ image_height=”35″ link=”” linktext=”” link_target=”_self” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=””]2015: G.I. Jobs® introduces the CCFIT—Civilian Career FITness—Quiz to help military transitioners determine what civilian career path and industry could be right for them.[/content_box][content_box title=”” icon=”” backgroundcolor=”” iconcolor=”” circlecolor=”” circlebordercolor=”” circlebordersize=”” outercirclebordercolor=”” outercirclebordersize=”” iconrotate=”” iconspin=”no” image=”http://militaryfriendly.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/CUNY.MFS_-e1493865026617.jpg” image_width=”35″ image_height=”35″ link=”” linktext=”” link_target=”_self” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=””]2016:  CUNY is named the first public university system to earn the 2016 Military Friendly® School designation.[/content_box][content_box title=”Enhanced Military Friendly® Methodology, Ratings” icon=”” backgroundcolor=”” iconcolor=”” circlecolor=”” circlebordercolor=”” circlebordersize=”” outercirclebordercolor=”” outercirclebordersize=”” iconrotate=”” iconspin=”no” image=”http://militaryfriendly.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Military_Friendly_Logo_Designations-94×300.jpg” image_width=”35″ image_height=”35″ link=”” linktext=”” link_target=”_self” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=””]2016:   VIQTORY introduces enhanced Military Friendly® ratings, incorporating new public data sources, proprietary survey responses, and personal feedback from veterans. Ratings expand with new award levels.[/content_box][content_box title=”VIQTORY Hires Ret. MCPON13″ icon=”” backgroundcolor=”” iconcolor=”” circlecolor=”” circlebordercolor=”” circlebordersize=”” outercirclebordercolor=”” outercirclebordersize=”” iconrotate=”” iconspin=”no” image=”http://militaryfriendly.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Mike-Stevens.HR_-234×300.jpg” image_width=”35″ image_height=”35″ link=”” linktext=”” link_target=”_self” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=””]2016:  VIQTORY hires Michael D. Stevens, 13th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (retired), as Chief Operating Officer.[/content_box][content_box title=”VIQTORY Celebrates 15 Years!” icon=”” backgroundcolor=”” iconcolor=”” circlecolor=”” circlebordercolor=”” circlebordersize=”” outercirclebordercolor=”” outercirclebordersize=”” iconrotate=”” iconspin=”no” image=”http://militaryfriendly.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Victory-Media-15-Year-Anniversary-Logo-300×256.png” image_width=”35″ image_height=”35″ link=”” linktext=”” link_target=”_self” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=””]2016:  VIQTORY celebrates its 15 Year Anniversary in December.[/content_box][/content_boxes]