About Hire Heroes USA

Our mission is your next one

We help U.S. military members, veterans and military spouses find new careers.


Our Mission

Hire Heroes USA empowers U.S. military members, veterans, and military spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce.

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It Started with One.

U.S. Army Sergeant Justin Callahan was severely injured in a landmine explosion while on patrol in Afghanistan. Back home as a patient at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, he met John Bardis. The two formed an immediate bond, and Bardis learned that Callahan’s biggest concern, despite his injuries, was finding employment.

After offering Callahan a job on the spot, he was inspired to create Hire Heroes USA—a nonprofit that provides free job search support to U.S. military members, veterans and military spouses.

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Driving our Mission

This nation’s military community deserves our best. From our leadership, board of directors, partners, and donors – they are how we ensure we make our mission happen, so you can find the next one.



Hire Heroes USA is the highest-rated veteran employment nonprofit on Charity Navigator, with a 4-star rating and score of 99%, and has earned GuideStar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency. To reflect our commitment to transparency and accountability, we provide audited financial statements, annual reports, and other documents for public review.

Our Partners
Walmart Foundation
A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation
Schultz Family Foundation
J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation
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Walmart Foundation
A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation
Schultz Family Foundation
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Employment Assistance

We’re Here to Help from the Start

Employment assistance is the number one requested service from transitioning military members and Hire Heroes USA provides that service to thousands of servicemen and women, and even their spouses, each year. Through personalized support and education, we help military personnel and their spouses get hired. We also work with companies to hire and retain veterans.

It’s all in the numbers

Hire Heroes USA is the most effective veteran emploment nonprofit in the country, and our impact is demonstrated by our results.

85k+Confirmed Hires
36k+Jobs on the Board

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

At Hire Heroes USA, we strive to improve the lives of those we serve by helping veterans, transitioning military, and their spouses in securing meaningful employment. The U.S. military is one of the most diverse organizations in the world and Hire Heroes USA is committed to building and promoting an inclusive workforce that is representative of the veterans and military spouses we serve.

We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

Hire Heroes USA diversity initiatives are applicable – but not limited to – our practices and policies on recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; transfers; social and recreational programs; layoffs; terminations; and the ongoing development of a work environment built on the premise of equity and inclusion. We benefit when more people contribute equally to our mission.

Giving Purpose

Success after service is closer than you think.

The personalized support from Hire Heroes USA was paramount in guiding me through the process, dispelling misconceptions about military life, and making my transition experience significantly more manageable.”
Army Veteran
I had no job, no clue what I was gonna do. Hire Heroes USA took my resume, changed the whole thing around, made it look way better than I had done, which got a lot of notice when I put it out there.”
Military Spouse
Hire Heroes USA is a resource that you must add to your transition checklist! I will recommend Hire Heroes USA to every service member.”
Navy Veteran
When I felt lost or overwhelmed, Hire Heroes USA had just what I needed. They provide the guidance, knowledge, and mentorship crucial to an effective job hunt.”
Marine Corps Veteran
Hire Heroes USA is such an amazing program. Being a military spouse it’s hard to maintain that balance since we move around. Hire Heroes was able to work with me and make me feel prioritized.”
Military Spouse

Help military families build bright futures.

Hire Heroes USA helps the U.S. servicemen and women, and their spouses, to achieve success here at home via a rewarding career path. And by supporting our mission, you support their success. After all that they’ve given our nation, we want to help make sure they find the support they need to make their next steps successful ones.