Award Recognizes Most Effective, Efficient Nonprofits in Veteran Job Placement


Santa Monica, CA – September 6, 2013 – The Call of Duty Endowment today announced Atlanta, Georgia-based Hire Heroes USA as the second original recipient of the ‘Seal of Distinction’ award. The Endowment’s
‘Seal of Distinction’ award program is aimed at highlighting nonprofit organizations that have proven to be the most effective and efficient at placing veterans into high quality careers.
Hire Heroes USA has already completed a thorough analysis to certify their effective, efficient service to our veterans, which led to their selection as an original recipient of the award.


Brian Stann, President and CEO of Hire Heroes USA, stated, “We are honored to be one of the original recipients of what will surely prove to be a prestigious award – the Call of Duty Endowment Seal of
Distinction. The Endowment has consistently shown their belief in us through their ongoing financial support, and we have repaid that belief by assisting the most veterans possible with the funds they have
provided. This award serves as additional validation for our model of helping to place America’s veterans into meaningful careers.”


The call for submissions is now open and organizations may apply for the Call of Duty Endowment ‘Seal of Distinction’ through September 27, 2013 by completing the application at


Nominees for the Call of Duty Endowment ‘Seal of Distinction’ must, as a minimum:


Be a charitable, non-profit, with 501(c)(3) status
– Have a mission that incorporates directly assisting unemployed veterans in finding jobs
Complete our application and, should they be selected as a finalist,submit to verification


Important criteria for selection include the number of veterans placed in jobs, average cost-per-placement, and a profile of typical veterans served, among other categories.


*Note: Rules for participation can be found at


The Call of Duty Endowment will select a slate of finalists, and will be assisted by Deloitte who is working with CODE on a pro bono basis.




About the Call of Duty Endowment:
The Call of Duty Endowment is a non-profit, public benefit corporation conceived by Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. The organization seeks to help organizations that provide job placement and training
services for veterans. For more information about the Call of Duty Endowment, please visit


About Hire Heroes USA:

Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Alpharetta, GA., Hire Heroes USA is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to creating job opportunities for US military veterans and their spouses through personalized
employment training and corporate engagement. Hire Heroes USA has gained national recognition for its comprehensive “recruitment to placement” continuum of veteran assistance and corporate engagement,
resulting in one veteran confirmed hired every day. For more information, please visit


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