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U.S. Patriot Recognized as a Top Employer for Veterans on Military Times “2023 Best for Vets: Employers List”

By December 20, 2023No Comments

The Military Times “Best for Vets: Employers” survey is the most comprehensive annual ranking of the country’s best employers and organizations with military-connected employment programs, benefits, and support efforts.

Lexington, KY (December 2023)U.S. Patriot Tactical, a GALLS® company, announces its inclusion in the prestigious Military Times “2023 Best for Vets: Employers List,” affirming its commitment to supporting and empowering U.S. service members. Out of 230 companies evaluated, U.S. Patriot secured an overall rank of 216, showcasing excellence in various categories, including being ranked #2 in Kentucky, #4 in Retail, #52 in Medium Enterprises, and #179 among for-profit companies.

“I am immensely proud of the recognition U.S. Patriot has received on the Military Times ‘2023 Best for Vets: Employers List.’ This accolade reflects our steadfast commitment to those who dedicate their lives to public safety and military service. At U.S. Patriot, we strive to provide not just products but a supportive community for our nation’s heroes. This acknowledgment motivates us to continue fostering an inclusive and enriching environment, ensuring our veterans and active-duty personnel feel valued and supported throughout their careers and beyond,” remarked Mike Fadden, CEO of U.S. Patriot.

The Military Times “Best for Vets: Employers” recognition is a testament to U.S. Patriot’s unwavering dedication to serving America’s Public Safety and Military Professionals. Based in Lexington, Kentucky with a national footprint of over 165 locations and more than 1,800 associates, GALLS, the parent company of U.S. Patriot, stands as the largest retailer specializing in Public Safety. Over one million essential workers, including State and Local Law Enforcement, Firefighting, Emergency Medical, Federal, Military, Corrections, Security, Postal, and Public Transportation personnel, trust GALLS and U.S. Patriot as their go-to service providers.

U.S. Patriot’s commitment to veterans is exemplified through its comprehensive recruitment and employment practices. The company actively develops relationships with federal and local veteran employment representatives (LVERS), engages with National Guard and reserve units, and collaborates with colleges and student veteran groups. Through these initiatives, U.S. Patriot ensures a supportive and inclusive workplace environment, offering benefits such as medical insurance, life insurance, retirement fund contributions, and personal support for employees.

The company’s inclusive workplace policies, including adherence to the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA), options for off-site and remote work, flexible schedules, and additional paid leave, further contribute to its recognition as a top employer for veterans.

The Military Times survey instrument and scoring rubric, developed in consultation with veterans and subject matter experts, evaluate companies based on key performance indicators (KPIs). U.S. Patriot excelled in domains such as recruitment and employment practices and retention and support programs, underscoring its commitment to the well-being of active-duty and veteran service members.

Organizations are ranked based on several categories, including business type, industry, company size, and geographical region of headquarters. U.S. Patriot’s notable achievements in these areas affirm its standing as a leader in supporting the military community.

For more information on U.S. Patriot and its commitment to veterans and military professionals, please visit

About U.S. Patriot:

For over 20 years, U.S. Patriot Tactical has been dedicated to serving American heroes at home and abroad. As the Nation’s largest military supplier, and now as part of the larger GALLS® family, we are committed to delivering the highest quality ApparelGear, and Footwear so you can focus on your mission. Whether you are a service member abroad, keeping us safe at home, or preparing to tackle life’s next adventure, the U.S. Patriot Team is prepared to deliver the service you deserve. With over 70 locations and lightning-fast international shipping through our online store, getting everything, you need to ensure mission success has never been easier.

About Military Times:

The Military Times digital platforms and newsweeklies are the trusted source for independent news and information for service members and their families. The military community relies on Air Force Times, Army Times, Marine Corps Times, and Navy Times for reporting on everything important to their lives, including: pay, benefits, finance, education, health care, recreational resources, retirement, promotions, product reviews, and entertainment. Military Times is published by Sightline Media Group. To learn more, visit