Recognizes Whelan Security As A 2015 Most Valuable Employer (MVE) for Military® Winner

08 May 2015
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Press Release // May 8, 2015

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Civilian Jobs MVE 2015Atlanta, Georgia –, where America’s military connects with civilian careers, announced the winners for the Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military® today. Marking the seventh year of its publication in 2015, the MVE recognition serves to help military-experienced job seekers and veterans identify the top employers to target for civilian careers.

“It is an honor to receive the MVE for Military® Award for the fourth consecutive year and to be listed alongside such an elite group of honorees,” said Mark Porterfield, Senior Vice President of Human Capital & Field Support Services for Whelan Security. “We believe that employees with military experience add significant value to our organization and can easily transition into our unique corporate culture – one that revolves around our integrity based core values, teamwork, a spirit of humility, and doing what is right by our clients and for our employees.  Whelan is proud to employ military service members and veterans in various markets across the country and we will continue our efforts to attract, retain, and develop military-experienced talent.”

“This year’s MVE winners prove that companies are working harder than ever before to hire transitioning military and veterans,” said Tim Best, CEO, Bradley-Morris, Inc., parent company of “It’s clear they understand, and experience first-hand, the benefits of hiring from a pool of such highly-skilled and dependable candidates. I want to personally thank all of these companies for their commitment to our country’s veterans.”

The 2015 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military was open to all U.S.-based companies. The winners were selected based on surveys in which employers outlined their recruiting, training and retention plans that best serve military service members and veterans. In addition to being recognized in the May issue of Military Transition News,’s world-wide military base newspaper, winning employers will also be displayed on the website.

WHELAN SECURITY: With headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, Whelan Security is a third generation, family owned company providing outsourced and contract security staffing services to corporate headquarter campuses, commercial real estate facilities, financial institutions, industrial plants, manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, healthcare facilities, educational institutions, R&D facilities, retail shopping centers, residential communities, and critical government infrastructure throughout much of the United States. Founded in 1949, Whelan Security currently ranks within the top ten contract security companies in the country and is one of the largest privately-held, American-owned companies operating in the industry.

About MVE: The Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military serves to help military-experienced job seekers identify the top employers to target for civilian careers. MVEs are selected annually based on those employers whose recruiting, training and retention plans best serve military service members and veterans. The MVE recognition is produced by, where America’s military connects with civilian careers., with parent company Bradley-Morris, Inc. (BMI), the largest military-focused recruiting firm in the U.S., together deliver the largest military-to-civilian footprint available to companies seeking to recruit and hire from the military talent pool. BMI is based in metro-Atlanta, Georgia.

About Military Transition News (MTN): Published since 2005, Military Transition News is a bi-monthly multi-media publication (print / e-mail / web) featuring practical information for job seekers, including resume and interviewing tips, transition planning and strategy recommendations, company profiles, and advice from transition experts. MTN is distributed to military bases worldwide via military transition classes, through Military Transition Offices (TAP and ACAP), military hospitals, USO centers and email distribution.