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Military Times and ScoutComms Partner on Annual ‘Best for Vets’ Ranking Surveys

Written by Stephanie Gildea March 18, 2020 0 comment

‘Best for Vets’ Employer Survey Opens March 18

March 18, 2020 — The national independent news outlet Military Times and ScoutComms, Inc., a Certified B Corporation and the nation’s leading communications and marketing firm dedicated to providing services and research that support veterans and military families, have announced a new partnership on the annual ‘Best for Vets’ Employers and Colleges rankings. ScoutComms will provide the research and survey analysis behind the annual surveys in a multi-year effort. 

“We are thrilled to partner with Military Times as they share our mission to serve the military and veteran community by providing well-sourced knowledge and information. ScoutComms began over nine years ago as one of the very first public relations and communications firms in the nation devoted to serving veterans and military families, and the annual ‘Best for Vets’ rankings have been a staple product in our industry. It is our privilege to join Military Times in their commitment to demonstrate the highest standards of research and best practices as we identify the top employers and colleges that benefit the veteran community,” said Fred Wellman, Founder and CEO of ScoutComms.

The 2020 Military Times Best for Vets Employer survey, powered by ScoutComms, will open Wednesday, March 18, and is available to for-profit companies of all sizes, as well as government and non-profit organizations. The survey will remain open for approximately six weeks. It will be followed in the fall by the ‘Best for Vets Top Colleges.’

“In partnership with ScoutComms, the 2020 Military Times ‘Best for Vets’ survey will be streamlined to identify and highlight the efforts that companies, and organizations make to recruit, retain, and support current and former service members, military spouses, and military caregivers,” said Mort Greenberg, Senior Vice President of Media Solutions for Military Times.

The rankings survey will include updating, analysis and reporting under the direction of Dr. Kiersten Downs, Research Director of ScoutInsight, the market research division of ScoutComms. The methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by the ScoutInsight research team with input from subject matter experts in Human Resources and other aspects of the community who focus on military-connected employment practices, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and inclusive workplace policies.

“Our goal is to apply a rigorous research discipline to the notable ‘Best for Vets’ surveys so that companies, organizations and schools who contribute will be used as a point of reference for expectations within the military and veteran community,” said Dr. Kiersten Downs, Research Director of ScoutInsight, the market research division of ScoutComms.

Analysis and the resulting ranking of respondents will be published in digital and print editions of Military Times, which includes Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times. 


About Military Times

Service members and their families rely on as a trusted, independent source for news and information on the most important issues affecting their careers and personal lives. is a part of the Sightline Media Group, formerly known as the Army Times Publishing Company, which first published Army Times in 1940. Throughout its history, the company has a strong heritage and tradition of meeting the highest standards of independent journalism and has expanded with publications serving all branches of the U.S. military, the global defense community, the U.S. federal government, and several special interest, defense-oriented industry sectors. provides quality, unbiased reporting on the important issues for the military community.

About ScoutComms, Inc.

ScoutComms, Inc., is the nation’s leading communications, advocacy, and market research firm dedicated to providing services that support veterans, service members, and military families. Our mission is to empower veterans and military families through communications grounded initiatives and collaborative partnerships that lead to greater awareness of veterans’ needs and expands their access to resources promoting their economic, physical and mental well-being. ScoutComms is a Certified B Corp and a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business. We are one of the first B Corps in the world focused on veteran and military community issues. B Corps are for-profit entities that are committed to prioritizing social and environmental objectives equal to business objectives in their work. Learn more at